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Old 09-18-2009, 02:12 PM   #1
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steering shaking after adding 3" lift

After adding a 3' sup. lift kit to my 2008 tomoca, Im having alot of steering shaking at speeds between 40-55 mph. Wheels have been rebalanced, new BF Goodrich all terrian tires. 33x11.5. still shakes. Anyone know a fix for this ?
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You mentioned the wheels being balanced... but did you have an alignment done after your lift?
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A number of trucks will get drive line vibrations after lifting their trucks... are you sure it's coming from the front end (steering) or could it be coming from the drive line? I'm just trying to narrow down what the possible cause might be.
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After adding a 3' sup. lift kit to my 2008 tomoca, Im having alot of steering shaking at speeds between 40-55 mph. Wheels have been rebalanced, new BF Goodrich all terrian tires. 33x11.5. still shakes. Anyone know a fix for this ?
]After adding a 3' sup. lift kit to my 2008 TACOMA, <---fixed it for you, unless it is a one of a kind....then I apologize.
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Rotate your tires....put the front tires in the rear and rear tires in the front.

Drive it and see what happens.

If the steering wheel doesn't shake, then you have a problem with one or both of the wheels/tires that are currently installed in the rear.

Let us know what you find out.
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mine seems to do that too after I did a 3" lift arounf those speeds too its not really bad but it wiggles back and forth I rechecked my tire psi etc still has it
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not exactly sure what kit you have on there..but did you replace the uca's?? it may be that your alignment is off and you just seem to notice the "shaking" more at those speeds.
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If you still have your stock tires and rims, put them back on and take it for a spin. If it still shakes, then you have eliminated your new tires as the problem.
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Did you have an alignment after your lift install? Get your wheels Road Force Balanced. Just enter your location and it will find the closets Road Force Balancer near you.
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After adding a 3' sup. lift kit to my 2008 tomoca, Im having alot of steering shaking at speeds between 40-55 mph. Wheels have been rebalanced, new BF Goodrich all terrian tires. 33x11.5. still shakes. Anyone know a fix for this ?
Forgot to mention that i also had the front end re aligned after ballancing. tires were switched from front to back. It made it a little better ,but not much.
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You mentioned the wheels being balanced... but did you have an alignment done after your lift?
Had alignment done also, everything checked out fine.
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A number of trucks will get drive line vibrations after lifting their trucks... are you sure it's coming from the front end (steering) or could it be coming from the drive line? I'm just trying to narrow down what the possible cause might be.
Not sure where its coming from! Switched front to back tires, made slight differance, but not much. Is it possible these guys sold me a bad tire? Reaction from truck seems to change as the weather changes.
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not exactly sure what kit you have on there..but did you replace the uca's?? it may be that your alignment is off and you just seem to notice the "shaking" more at those speeds.
toyota ready lift installed 3" 600 dollor lift. All the rest is factory .
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mine seems to do that too after I did a 3" lift arounf those speeds too its not really bad but it wiggles back and forth I rechecked my tire psi etc still has it
Same here brother.
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not exactly sure what kit you have on there..but did you replace the uca's?? it may be that your alignment is off and you just seem to notice the "shaking" more at those speeds.
Did not replace the uca's . Replaced with 3" ready lift . They said that was all I NEEDED.Maby I got taken for a ride!
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If you still have your stock tires and rims, put them back on and take it for a spin. If it still shakes, then you have eliminated your new tires as the problem.
Good idea I'll try this.
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what came in this Toyota ready kit?
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is this the kit you got?
http://www.readylift.com/c-104-tacom...75-30f10r.aspx
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