Needle Bearing Eliminator for 8" IFS (Clamshell Bushing)

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As much as we love our Toyota trucks, we have to admit that Tacoma IFS differentials have been problematic since the early 2000s. The 8" IFS clamshell differential in particular has frustrated owners with its vibrations and droning hums. Often, these symptoms occur in low mileage or even brand new trucks. The fault is due to driver's side CV shaft differential bearing. The driver's side CV shaft enters the differential by way of a thin needle bearing while the passenger side uses a larger ball bearing. The weaker driver side bearing does not handle side loads effectively. This problem is exacerbated with lifts and larger than stock tires. The poor factory bearing design even includes a plastic cage that can fracture into pieces that can potentially damage your spider gears. 

Toyota Service Bulletin T-SB-0026-15 describes how to identify this problem in applications including 2005-2015 Tacomas, 2007-2014 FJ Cruisers and 2004-2015 4Runners. Unfortunately, Toyota technicians will generally recommend replacing the factory bearing with a new "stronger" needle bearing that is almost identical to the original and has been known to suffer from the same issues. This 8" Clamshell Needle Bearing Eliminator is the best way to correct the faulty design and eliminate its weakness for good. Made from Teflon impregnated and lined sintered bronze, this bushing provides almost 10mm longer contact surface length to eliminate side load deflection. With a durable SAE 1020 steel backing, this fix should outlast the lifetime of your CV joints.

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  • Teflon impregnated and lined sintered bronze bushing
  • SAE 1020 steel backing
  • Replaces weak stock needle bearing on Driver’s side
  • Reduces vibration and controls CV shaft float
  • Direct replacement for Toyota OEM Part Numbers  90364-35008 & 90364-35010.

Note: Replaces driver’s side needle bearing only.


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Trail-Gear Inc. warranty does not cover, and Trail-Gear Inc. shall not be liable for, any undertaking, representation, or agreements made by dealers or other third parties selling Trail-Gear products, except where such agreements are within the provisions of this Warranty.

Specifically excluded from this warranty are failures caused by lack of maintenance, misuse, negligence, modification, abuse, improper application, crash damage, installation or operation, or failures caused by unauthorized service or use of unauthorized parts.

Additionally excluded from this warranty are parts which are subject to normal wear and tear, such as bushings, fluids, hoses, gaskets, belts, etc. Products not manufactured by Trail-Gear Inc. are excluded from any warranty and shall be handled with the original manufacturer.

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    5356 E. Pine Avenue
    Fresno, CA 93727.
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  • Please include a short note stating the problem you are experiencing.

If any of the above mentioned policy is not met, the package will be refused or warranty claim denied. By completing the steps above, this will ensure faster processing of your claim so that Trail-Gear can get your product back to you as quickly as possible. All warranties are generally processed within 2-3 business days of Trail-Gear receiving the parts from you. Additional delays may be incurred if product needs additional testing or repairing.

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