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Old 04-30-2013, 03:20 PM   #21
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You're driveway not being level and possibly low air pressure
Pretty sure its not my driveway because the tire is like that everywhere I go. It's not low tire pressure either.
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Old 04-30-2013, 03:21 PM   #22
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Well today I drove over a little ditch that I didn't see while heading off road. I hit the ditch pretty hard going at about 20-25 mph and caught some air, it was really rough. The truck seemed to drive fine and I didn't see anything broken until I noticed the rear wheel on the passenger side to be slightly angled in. Is this a bent axle? How do I get if fixed and is it okay to drive? Any help is appreciated.
Why do you think it's bend? Looks normal but your mud flap looks little crooked.
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Well the mudflap is straight, the tire is crooked. That's why I think it's bent.
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Do you have a digital level? If not...go buy one. They are like 30 bucks.
Park on a flat level ground and measure camber and you'll have your answer.

do this and you'll have an answer like jason said.
I dont think any of us will be able to tell if your axle is slightly bent just from looking at pictures
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Its a 2013. Tell your dad your taking it to toyota for an oil change. first two years should be free. Take it to toyota for a free oil change with toyota care and complain about a wobble. They should inspect it for free. Dont tell them you jumped it. If they fix it for free good for you. If they say its fine. Good for you. If its messed up and then wont cover it at least you will know and can think of an excuse for your dad.
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do this and you'll have an answer like jason said.
I dont think any of us will be able to tell if your axle is slightly bent just from looking at pictures
Why listen to me.
I have no idea what I'm talking about when it comes to alignments and bent axles.
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I don't think you can bend the axle this way by hitting a ditch. Looks to me like you got positive camber but bending the axle would most definitely cause some negative camber.
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I would have a hard time believing the rear axle bent. Dudes jump their trucks on here and axles are fine. Can you post a pic?
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It's not as hard to bend as you think. They are pathetically thin walled axle tubes especially by the flange.









^What he said.
If you bent the shaft you'd have some wicked vibrations. Ask me how I know

well ill stand corrected.. how did you do that?"
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well ill stand corrected.. how did you do that?"
Momentary lapse in judgement and absence of discipline to lift off the skinny pedal.


Just because you CAN go 80 mph through the whoops...doesn't mean you SHOULD.
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Momentary lapse in judgement and absence of discipline to lift off the skinny pedal.

happens to the best of us.
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just man up and tell your dad.

get that shit checked out.

or....



just let it go and potentially have something catastrophic happen that will be way worse than what it may be now and then your dad wont buy you anymore nice things.
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just man up and tell your dad.

get that shit checked out.

or....



just let it go and potentially have something catastrophic happen that will be way worse than what it may be now and then your dad wont buy you anymore nice things.
this is the correct answer....
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Its a 2013. Tell your dad your taking it to toyota for an oil change. first two years should be free. Take it to toyota for a free oil change with toyota care and complain about a wobble. They should inspect it for free. Dont tell them you jumped it. If they fix it for free good for you. If they say its fine. Good for you. If its messed up and then wont cover it at least you will know and can think of an excuse for your dad.
Best answer.
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this is the correct answer....

serious dude.


yea its gonna suck.

yea hes probably gonna get mad.


but it sure beats the hell out of trying to save face and possibly ending up ruining a brand new truck.
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Its a 2013. Tell your dad your taking it to toyota for an oil change. first two years should be free. Take it to toyota for a free oil change with toyota care and complain about a wobble. They should inspect it for free. Dont tell them you jumped it. If they fix it for free good for you. If they say its fine. Good for you. If its messed up and then wont cover it at least you will know and can think of an excuse for your dad.
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Best answer.


wrong... you guys ever heard of a thing called Karma?
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wrong... you guys ever heard of a thing called Karma?
haha yeah but it's warantee
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Get your dad or one of your friends to drive behind you and see if it wobbles. Worst thing that can happen if you keep driving it you can waste your gears. Maybe you can gwt lucky and it only be a bent rim.
Also check for gear oil in your back brakes those axle seals dont like bent shafts.
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Just drive down the road and look out the window at the tire and see if it wobbles, if so, its a bent shaft.

And as said before a pic took further away would help.
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I dont think it is possible to bend the axle tube and not bend the hardenend axle. Correct me if I am wrong but the wheel lugs are in the axle so if the tire is leaning like his is the axle is toast. You can not bend the axle itself being it is hardened steel.
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