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3rd GEN Front DIFF vibrations

Discussion in '3rd Gen. Tacomas (2016+)' started by 2017 TRD Taco, Dec 6, 2018.

  1. Dec 6, 2018 at 8:51 AM
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    Ok people I really need help with this one.

    I have a lifted 17 O/R 4x4 thats getting really bad vibrations at higher speeds. I already did the ECGS bushing install and it seemed to help a little bit but after a day or so it came back. Now I am getting a rumble strip vibration at lower speeds also a vibration at 60mph and up that i can feel in the pedals and steering wheel. I still need to figure my pinion and driveshaft angles. I really hope I don't have to uninstall everything I've done to send it to Toyota to get it fixed.

    ANY help would be appreciated, I really don't know what else to do. I am in the Houston area so if anyone knows any taco gurus please let me know.

    Thanks in advance

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    Front: FOX 2.5 DSC's ext. travel w/600lb springs set at 23 thread LH and 20 RH
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    Diff drop

    Rear: FOX 2.5 DSC's
    ICON RXT's without extra leaf installed
    OME fk29 CB drop

    Wheels: SCS 17x8.5 Ray 10's

    Tires: 285/70/17 Ridge Grappler's
     
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  2. Dec 6, 2018 at 8:56 AM
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    Does it go away in 4x4?
     
  3. Dec 6, 2018 at 8:56 AM
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    Is the lower speed about 30mph?
     
  4. Dec 6, 2018 at 8:57 AM
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    Front: Camburg Kinetics UCA's FOX 2.5's w/DSC's: LH at 23 thread, RH 20 threads Wheeler's Diff Drop Rear: FOX 2.5's w/DSC's ICON RXT's w/o extra leaf installed OME FK29 Carrier Drop SCS Ray 10's 17x8.5 w/machined TRD caps NITTO RIdge Grappler's MESO led mirrors TRD FAUX Grill
    to be honest not really
     
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  5. Dec 6, 2018 at 8:57 AM
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    Front: Camburg Kinetics UCA's FOX 2.5's w/DSC's: LH at 23 thread, RH 20 threads Wheeler's Diff Drop Rear: FOX 2.5's w/DSC's ICON RXT's w/o extra leaf installed OME FK29 Carrier Drop SCS Ray 10's 17x8.5 w/machined TRD caps NITTO RIdge Grappler's MESO led mirrors TRD FAUX Grill
    yes on the lower speed rumble strip vibes
     
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  6. Dec 6, 2018 at 9:04 AM
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    So it could be the tires or brakes. With the tires they may be off balance. When’s the last time you had them checked?
     
  7. Dec 6, 2018 at 9:07 AM
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    Front: Camburg Kinetics UCA's FOX 2.5's w/DSC's: LH at 23 thread, RH 20 threads Wheeler's Diff Drop Rear: FOX 2.5's w/DSC's ICON RXT's w/o extra leaf installed OME FK29 Carrier Drop SCS Ray 10's 17x8.5 w/machined TRD caps NITTO RIdge Grappler's MESO led mirrors TRD FAUX Grill
    I think i might know what the low speed is but high speed. . . The whole front of the truck vibrates
     
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  8. Dec 6, 2018 at 9:08 AM
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    Front: Camburg Kinetics UCA's FOX 2.5's w/DSC's: LH at 23 thread, RH 20 threads Wheeler's Diff Drop Rear: FOX 2.5's w/DSC's ICON RXT's w/o extra leaf installed OME FK29 Carrier Drop SCS Ray 10's 17x8.5 w/machined TRD caps NITTO RIdge Grappler's MESO led mirrors TRD FAUX Grill
    Here's my TRD

    20181202_120544.jpg
     
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  9. Dec 6, 2018 at 9:10 AM
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    Front: Camburg Kinetics UCA's FOX 2.5's w/DSC's: LH at 23 thread, RH 20 threads Wheeler's Diff Drop Rear: FOX 2.5's w/DSC's ICON RXT's w/o extra leaf installed OME FK29 Carrier Drop SCS Ray 10's 17x8.5 w/machined TRD caps NITTO RIdge Grappler's MESO led mirrors TRD FAUX Grill
    I just got the whole thing put together. The wheels and tires wheel done by someone I know and he owns the shop
     
  10. Dec 6, 2018 at 9:10 AM
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    Front: Camburg Kinetics UCA's FOX 2.5's w/DSC's: LH at 23 thread, RH 20 threads Wheeler's Diff Drop Rear: FOX 2.5's w/DSC's ICON RXT's w/o extra leaf installed OME FK29 Carrier Drop SCS Ray 10's 17x8.5 w/machined TRD caps NITTO RIdge Grappler's MESO led mirrors TRD FAUX Grill
    Ill take it back to him and see if that could be it
     
  11. Dec 6, 2018 at 9:13 AM
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    Front: Camburg Kinetics UCA's FOX 2.5's w/DSC's: LH at 23 thread, RH 20 threads Wheeler's Diff Drop Rear: FOX 2.5's w/DSC's ICON RXT's w/o extra leaf installed OME FK29 Carrier Drop SCS Ray 10's 17x8.5 w/machined TRD caps NITTO RIdge Grappler's MESO led mirrors TRD FAUX Grill
    Could the front diff be low on fluid for any reason and be causing this? When I did the ecgs bushing install I caught what came out and then I just put it back it. I was about to change the diff fluid to see if I can find any matter in the bottom of it.
     
  12. Dec 6, 2018 at 9:14 AM
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    Subbed for the solution.

    I have a 17' OR having similar issues. Did lift, CB drop, real axle shims, and ECGS bushing and still having similar vibrations mainly at 45-50mph. Short of doing the front diff drop (which i really don't think will help) I'm not sure what else to try.
     
  13. Dec 6, 2018 at 9:18 AM
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    Front: Camburg Kinetics UCA's FOX 2.5's w/DSC's: LH at 23 thread, RH 20 threads Wheeler's Diff Drop Rear: FOX 2.5's w/DSC's ICON RXT's w/o extra leaf installed OME FK29 Carrier Drop SCS Ray 10's 17x8.5 w/machined TRD caps NITTO RIdge Grappler's MESO led mirrors TRD FAUX Grill
    ...agreed i dont know what else to do. I have not installed shims yet... and i did try removing the diff drop and it got worse for me at all speeds. I might know what the low speed vibration might be, as for the high speed ... thats what i am worried about. I have to drive on Grand Parkway outside of Houston and the speed is 75mph, which means 85 to others. I know lifting a truck and putting on bigger tires will cause this but its frickn BAD at high speed
     
  14. Dec 6, 2018 at 9:19 AM
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    Does it occur under braking?

    If so it could be your rotors. I needed mine turned at 20k
     
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  15. Dec 6, 2018 at 9:25 AM
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    Front: Camburg Kinetics UCA's FOX 2.5's w/DSC's: LH at 23 thread, RH 20 threads Wheeler's Diff Drop Rear: FOX 2.5's w/DSC's ICON RXT's w/o extra leaf installed OME FK29 Carrier Drop SCS Ray 10's 17x8.5 w/machined TRD caps NITTO RIdge Grappler's MESO led mirrors TRD FAUX Grill
    nope, nothing while braking. the worry is the heavy highspeep vibes. feels like its gonna break something
     
  16. Dec 6, 2018 at 9:28 AM
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    Check your new wheels for signs a weight didn’t come off. You’d see the residue from double sided tape.

    Had that happen to mine.
     
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    Is everything tight?Ball joints ok? a possible bent rim. Rotor maybe warped. Carrier bearing shot? I would definitely do a balance and alignment. Good luck OP keep us posted.
     
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  18. Dec 6, 2018 at 9:40 AM
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    Check the run out on the rotors one of the two maybe is warped. Does the steering wheel oscillate back-and-forth?
     
  19. Dec 6, 2018 at 9:50 AM
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    Steering feels tight, but i can feel the vibration through the wheel at cruise speed (60 +)
     
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  20. Dec 6, 2018 at 9:52 AM
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