Mike "Wuzzy121". Rest in peace, brother

Go Back   Tacoma World Forums > Tacoma Discussion > 1st Gen. Tacomas

Notices

Vibration in driveline after 3" lift

Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 06-19-2012, 06:27 PM   #1
NWTacoma95 [OP] NWTacoma95 is offline
Junior Member
NWTacoma95 is on a distinguished road
Joined: Jun 2012, #80958
Location: Bellingham, WA
Gender: Male
Posts: 18
NWTacoma95's Tacoma Gallery
Vibration in driveline after 3" lift

Put a three inch suspension lift on my 95 tacoma. Now at about 10-20mph there is a vibration. bought a carrier bearing drop bracket from streetacos.com. Anyone had the same experience? and how was the outcome?
  Reply With Quote
Old 06-19-2012, 06:34 PM   #2
Senior Member
2000GTacoma is one of the sharper tools in the shed2000GTacoma is one of the sharper tools in the shed2000GTacoma is one of the sharper tools in the shed2000GTacoma is one of the sharper tools in the shed2000GTacoma is one of the sharper tools in the shed2000GTacoma is one of the sharper tools in the shed2000GTacoma is one of the sharper tools in the shed2000GTacoma is one of the sharper tools in the shed2000GTacoma is one of the sharper tools in the shed2000GTacoma is one of the sharper tools in the shed2000GTacoma is one of the sharper tools in the shed
 
2000GTacoma's Avatar
Joined: Jan 2011, #50183
Location: Snow Hill NC
Gender: Male
Posts: 2,159
2000GTacoma's Tacoma Gallery
Quote:
Originally Posted by NWTacoma95 View Post
Put a three inch suspension lift on my 95 tacoma. Now at about 10-20mph there is a vibration. bought a carrier bearing drop bracket from streetacos.com. Anyone had the same experience? and how was the outcome?
are all your u joints in good shaped? they have been rotating at a particular angle before and are rotating at a different angle now. greased everything? the rear shaft has 6 grease zerks.
  Reply With Quote
Old 06-19-2012, 06:55 PM   #3
NWTacoma95 [OP] NWTacoma95 is offline
Junior Member
NWTacoma95 is on a distinguished road
Joined: Jun 2012, #80958
Location: Bellingham, WA
Gender: Male
Posts: 18
NWTacoma95's Tacoma Gallery
Good point about the different angles. I'll put some more grease in the zerks to see if that makes a change in vibration. my question is: would dropping the carrier bearing put the driveline back into (or closer into) the original angle?
  Reply With Quote
Old 06-19-2012, 07:26 PM   #4
Senior Member
2000GTacoma is one of the sharper tools in the shed2000GTacoma is one of the sharper tools in the shed2000GTacoma is one of the sharper tools in the shed2000GTacoma is one of the sharper tools in the shed2000GTacoma is one of the sharper tools in the shed2000GTacoma is one of the sharper tools in the shed2000GTacoma is one of the sharper tools in the shed2000GTacoma is one of the sharper tools in the shed2000GTacoma is one of the sharper tools in the shed2000GTacoma is one of the sharper tools in the shed2000GTacoma is one of the sharper tools in the shed
 
2000GTacoma's Avatar
Joined: Jan 2011, #50183
Location: Snow Hill NC
Gender: Male
Posts: 2,159
2000GTacoma's Tacoma Gallery
Quote:
Originally Posted by NWTacoma95 View Post
Good point about the different angles. I'll put some more grease in the zerks to see if that makes a change in vibration. my question is: would dropping the carrier bearing put the driveline back into (or closer into) the original angle?
sometimes yes sometimes no. its hard to say
  Reply With Quote
Old 06-19-2012, 07:49 PM   #5
NWTacoma95 [OP] NWTacoma95 is offline
Junior Member
NWTacoma95 is on a distinguished road
Joined: Jun 2012, #80958
Location: Bellingham, WA
Gender: Male
Posts: 18
NWTacoma95's Tacoma Gallery
Will try these suggestions and hope for the best... doesnt seem like theres any sure way to get rid of it completely. Thanks again
  Reply With Quote
Old 06-19-2012, 09:44 PM   #6
Member
GLD01 will become famous soon enough
Name: Jamie
Joined: Feb 2012, #72739
Location: Denver, CO
Gender: Male
Posts: 61
GLD01's Tacoma Gallery
I'll be watching this thread. I just installed my lift a month or so ago and have picked up a vibration at 50-60 mph. Installed some spacers for the center bearing with no luck, thinking along the same line as some others here. I'm meticulous about greasing my entire driveline every time I change my oil, so I'm fairly certain it's not a lack of maintenance there.

I'll update if I get it figured out. Please do the same.
  Reply With Quote
Old 06-19-2012, 10:15 PM   #7
NWTacoma95 [OP] NWTacoma95 is offline
Junior Member
NWTacoma95 is on a distinguished road
Joined: Jun 2012, #80958
Location: Bellingham, WA
Gender: Male
Posts: 18
NWTacoma95's Tacoma Gallery
Sounds good GLD01. Like I posted earlier I have a carrier bearing bracket coming from www.streetacos.com that people have said some very promising things about. It will be a week or so before it arrives, but as soon as I put it on I'll post the results
  Reply With Quote
Old 06-19-2012, 10:37 PM   #8
Beating Anorexia since 1976
OmahaStylee is one of the sharper tools in the shedOmahaStylee is one of the sharper tools in the shedOmahaStylee is one of the sharper tools in the shedOmahaStylee is one of the sharper tools in the shedOmahaStylee is one of the sharper tools in the shedOmahaStylee is one of the sharper tools in the shedOmahaStylee is one of the sharper tools in the shedOmahaStylee is one of the sharper tools in the shedOmahaStylee is one of the sharper tools in the shedOmahaStylee is one of the sharper tools in the shedOmahaStylee is one of the sharper tools in the shed
 
OmahaStylee's Avatar
Joined: Oct 2010, #45357
Location: Omaha, NE
Age: 38
Gender: Male
Posts: 377
OmahaStylee's Tacoma Gallery
Quote:
Originally Posted by NWTacoma95 View Post
Put a three inch suspension lift on my 95 tacoma. Now at about 10-20mph there is a vibration. bought a carrier bearing drop bracket from streetacos.com. Anyone had the same experience? and how was the outcome?

I put a 3" RevTek lift in my 96 (spacers in front, AAL in back) and I also had the vibes pretty bad at low speed - like when down-shifting for a corner.
I greased my driveshafts all the time - didn't change anything.

Here's what I did though:
Earlier this year I bought an 01 double cab, and I had to sell the 96.
While acquiring parts to lift the 01, I came across the axle shims from ToyTec >link<. I ordered two sets of these, one for me and one for the guy who bought my 96. I'm just assuming these would help.
I've got all the makings of a good 3" lift ready to go on my truck, just don't have the time to DO it.

I'm gonna look up this carrier bearing drop bracket you speak of 'cause I've never heard of such a thing
(not doubting you, I'm just ill-informed)
  Reply With Quote
Old 06-19-2012, 11:47 PM   #9
Senior Member
2004tacoprerunner is a jewel in the rough2004tacoprerunner is a jewel in the rough2004tacoprerunner is a jewel in the rough2004tacoprerunner is a jewel in the rough
 
2004tacoprerunner's Avatar
Joined: May 2012, #79832
Location: byron, mn
Age: 50
Gender: Male
Posts: 173
2004tacoprerunner's Tacoma Gallery
I seem to remember the axle having to be re angled slightly(not sure on terminology) after a certain amount of suspension lift. This was a long time ago so thing might be different.
  Reply With Quote
Old 06-20-2012, 10:05 AM   #10
Member
Hoyle is a glorious beacon of lightHoyle is a glorious beacon of lightHoyle is a glorious beacon of lightHoyle is a glorious beacon of lightHoyle is a glorious beacon of light
 
Hoyle's Avatar
Air Force: Commander & Chief
Joined: Jan 2011, #49468
Location: Davidson, NC
Gender: Male
Posts: 65
Hoyle's Tacoma Gallery
I just installed the drop bracket from streetacos.com, I was having issues with what I thought was "axle wrap" .. after speaking with my toyota tech friend he told me to install the bracket to put the axle back in align..
One problem I have been dealing with since I had the truck was this Axle Wrap, I lifted the truck with new suspension, springs, shocks.. etc... No change to Axle Wrap, new brakes all around, rotors, calibers, drums, cables.. etc... Axle Wrap still still there... replaced with new Leaf Springs from AllPro.. still no change...
Granted I'm no mechanic.. all these things needed to be replaced anyways..
My "Axle Wrap" was comming from the last part of the drive shaft that goes in and out... ( I don't know what it's called), after installed the bracket.. it almost completly is gone.. I think that piece is worn out...
The Axle Wrap problem I was having is every time I came to a stop.. I had a "thump, jerk" not smooth stop...
I think about replacing that axle piece.. but my mechanic friend said it won't make a difference...
  Reply With Quote
Old 06-20-2012, 11:15 AM   #11
Modified Glamper Extraordinaire
Digiratus is one of the sharper tools in the shedDigiratus is one of the sharper tools in the shedDigiratus is one of the sharper tools in the shedDigiratus is one of the sharper tools in the shedDigiratus is one of the sharper tools in the shedDigiratus is one of the sharper tools in the shedDigiratus is one of the sharper tools in the shedDigiratus is one of the sharper tools in the shedDigiratus is one of the sharper tools in the shedDigiratus is one of the sharper tools in the shedDigiratus is one of the sharper tools in the shed
 
Digiratus's Avatar
Name: Mike
Joined: Mar 2010, #34006
Location: Exploring the Pacific NW including ID, MT, WYO & CO
Gender: Male
Posts: 9,964
Digiratus's Tacoma Gallery
Quote:
Originally Posted by GLD01 View Post
I'll be watching this thread. I just installed my lift a month or so and have picked up a vibration at 50-60 mph. Installed some spacers for the center bearing with no luck, thinking along the same line as some others here. I'm meticulous about greasing my entire driveline every time I change my oil, so I'm fairly certain it's not a lack of maintenance there.

I'll update if I get it figured out. Please do the same.
After lifting I had vibrations at 2 different speeds. The low speed (15-20 mph) vibe was 'fixed' by lowering the carrier bearing about a 1/2" with washers.

The 2nd vibe occurred at higher speeds, usually over 50 mph. The fix for it was lowering the front a little bit. I had cranked up my COs so I was at or slightly above 3" of lift in front. Unfortunately, with that much lift in it the inner CV boot fins were touching each other slightly. In fact, a slight groove was forming between 2 of the fins on each axle. I have adjustable COs so I could lower it enough so the fins no longer touched and the vibe went away. So far the boots have not torn where that groove is but that is the risk.

If your inner boot fins are touching and a mark or groove is forming, that is likely where your vibe is coming from and eventually that boot is going to fail.
  Reply With Quote
Old 06-30-2012, 12:20 AM   #12
NWTacoma95 [OP] NWTacoma95 is offline
Junior Member
NWTacoma95 is on a distinguished road
Joined: Jun 2012, #80958
Location: Bellingham, WA
Gender: Male
Posts: 18
NWTacoma95's Tacoma Gallery
Haven't received my cb drop bracket from streetacos. Hope to get it and install next week. will report back with results when i do.
  Reply With Quote
Old 08-08-2012, 05:59 PM   #13
NWTacoma95 [OP] NWTacoma95 is offline
Junior Member
NWTacoma95 is on a distinguished road
Joined: Jun 2012, #80958
Location: Bellingham, WA
Gender: Male
Posts: 18
NWTacoma95's Tacoma Gallery
So, I finally got my cb drop bracket yesterday, and it was worth the wait! installed it today (took about 20 minutes) and poof!! the vibration is gone. My vibration was at speeds between 15 - 25 mph. streetacos.com! highly recommended, except for the long ass wait.
  Reply With Quote
Old 08-09-2012, 11:30 AM   #14
Senior Member
Coolidge will become famous soon enough
 
Coolidge's Avatar
Name: Guy
Joined: Mar 2010, #32873
Location: Lancaster, Ca
Gender: Male
Posts: 333
Coolidge's Tacoma Gallery
FWIW, A handfull of washers will get the same affect.
  Reply With Quote
Old 08-09-2012, 06:20 PM   #16
Ace of Spades
Alderleet is one of the sharper tools in the shedAlderleet is one of the sharper tools in the shedAlderleet is one of the sharper tools in the shedAlderleet is one of the sharper tools in the shedAlderleet is one of the sharper tools in the shedAlderleet is one of the sharper tools in the shedAlderleet is one of the sharper tools in the shedAlderleet is one of the sharper tools in the shedAlderleet is one of the sharper tools in the shedAlderleet is one of the sharper tools in the shedAlderleet is one of the sharper tools in the shed
 
Alderleet's Avatar
Air Force: OPSEC
Name: Nick
Joined: Oct 2011, #65324
Location: Salty Hell
Gender: Guy
Posts: 1,128
Alderleet's Tacoma Gallery
I bought brians CB drop bracket, and drove around with it for a while. It did okay, but didnt solve the problem

So i removed it and started to add a washer every week, until it went away.

6. washers is all i needed. about 3/4 the drop that brians bracket had.
  Reply With Quote
Old 08-14-2012, 11:42 AM   #17
Senior Member
Coolidge will become famous soon enough
 
Coolidge's Avatar
Name: Guy
Joined: Mar 2010, #32873
Location: Lancaster, Ca
Gender: Male
Posts: 333
Coolidge's Tacoma Gallery
Quote:
Originally Posted by Alderleet View Post
I bought brians CB drop bracket, and drove around with it for a while. It did okay, but didnt solve the problem

So i removed it and started to add a washer every week, until it went away.

6. washers is all i needed. about 3/4 the drop that brians bracket had.
....cool!
  Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Different vibration in driveline after trying everything Alderleet 1st Gen. Tacomas 6 01-21-2012 10:26 AM
Lift Kit. Will this one cause driveline vibration? TAC1 2nd Gen. Tacomas 8 05-15-2011 07:50 PM
Driveline Vibration with Lift - vote yes or no! 96er 1st Gen. Tacomas 35 09-14-2010 06:32 PM
"09 Driveline Vibration zero Technical Chat 1 05-07-2010 09:53 AM
driveline vibration with 6" or just 3" allrsdup Suspension 1 10-28-2007 11:07 AM


Copyright © 2014 Tacoma Forum. Tacoma World is not owned by, or affiliated with Toyota Motor Corporation.