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5100 help vibrations!!!

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by countryboy22, Oct 24, 2009.

  1. Oct 24, 2009 at 11:28 AM
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    countryboy22

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    so i jus installed 5100's on all four corners and set the fronts at 2.5" i also installed a 2" aal in the rear. I took it in and had it aligned but I am still getting a vibration i am not sure where its coming from but i think it may be the driveline. i feel it most when i am accelerating or slowing down. I was wondering if anyone on here has had this issue and what they did or had to do to fix it thanks.
     
  2. Oct 24, 2009 at 11:31 AM
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    have you got your tires looked at they could have knocked a weight off
     
  3. Oct 24, 2009 at 11:32 AM
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    no i havent but it doesnt feel like its coming from the tires.
     
  4. Oct 24, 2009 at 11:33 AM
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    Search for lift vibration
     
  5. Oct 24, 2009 at 12:06 PM
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    After lift Vibration between 5-9 mph while accelerating:
    Had it-freaked out-searched it-tried to fix it-accepted it was a nebulous prospect-gave up and currently live with it as do hundreds of million gazillion other lifted taco owners.
     
  6. Oct 24, 2009 at 1:17 PM
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    Probably your rear driveshaft. I had the same vibration, ended up taking the aal off. Vibration went away.
     
  7. Oct 24, 2009 at 2:04 PM
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    You can get some axel shims for the rear to correct the vibe IF its comming from the rear, and not the tires. You feel rear vibes in the seat.
     
  8. Oct 24, 2009 at 2:18 PM
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    The low speed vibration is usually driveline angle. Shims will adjust the angle hopefully in the correct direction. If it gets worse you may have put them in backwards.
    If it is around 60 mph it tends to be tire ballance.
     
  9. Oct 24, 2009 at 2:20 PM
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    I just did the same set up man and have a vibration from 45-65ish, it's in the steering wheel bad. The crazy thing is, about 25% of the time the vibe is 100% gone.

    I have seen a driveshaft coupling part of some sort on ebay sold from a guy who SWEARS that his part he's selling WILL 100% fix this vibe, I just am not going to take the chance.

    Another thing is the tire balancing like stated above. I would rotate to see if it helped, but when I just put on the lift I did a fresh rotation also. So I might just deal with the vibe for a full 5,000 miles.
     
  10. Oct 24, 2009 at 6:28 PM
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    My vibrations got better over time.... cause I don't care about them anymore. :)
     
  11. Oct 24, 2009 at 6:58 PM
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    I had the same problems when I had my lift installed. It was the tires. They needed to be rebalanced. Shimming and vibrations are now gone.
     
  12. Oct 24, 2009 at 7:19 PM
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    ya i just ordered the carrier bearing drop and axle shims hope it fixes it i will let ya know. i still running the same tires and wheels as i was before the lift. i got the vibes when i put the aal in. is it going to ruin my truck to drive it until i get the parts??
     
  13. Oct 24, 2009 at 8:04 PM
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    So you're saying you had a shimmy that shook the steering wheel back and forth in your hands at certain speeds?
     
  14. Oct 24, 2009 at 8:08 PM
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    Yuppers.... as soon as I would hit about 50mph to 65mph. A tire rotation and rebalancing took care of it. I know mine were new tires, but they balanced them using different weights the 2nd time.
     
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    and now it's all the way gone? no more vibes at all?!
     
  16. Oct 24, 2009 at 8:13 PM
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    why is it when people get an aftermarket rear lift they get a vibe, most of the time, but the TSB springs don't cause this problem. Neither did the deavers on my old taco. The leaf springs should be designed to give the correct angle for the drive shaft
     
  17. Oct 24, 2009 at 8:21 PM
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    yeah I installed the toytec 1.5 AAL ( I do not have the TSB installed) and I also put the shims in while I had it apart..I have some small vibration, I might take the shims out and see if the vibe goes away..I only have 1.5 inches of lift!
     
  18. Oct 28, 2009 at 12:51 PM
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    I have a very slight vibration under hard acceleration in the PEDAL after installing TSB AAL from toytec. I did the front first, and it has it's own set of issues, going to correct with new UCA. the back is 39" high now, and it Vibrates a little.. stock tires, 5,000 miles on them. Going to try the Carrier Bearing Shims first, will let you know if it works for me.
     
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    I tried CB shims (1/4 inch) and I did not notice any difference. With my rear shims removed, it seems that the vibration moved to a different rpm/speed area, instead of the vibration at 5-10 mph, it now happens at 15-20 mph, same intensity which is really minor...??
     
  20. Oct 28, 2009 at 1:02 PM
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    sounds like you need to go the other way.. :) Take them off, no TSB, and how much lift in the back. Sounds like you should not need anything to me.. But I am not the expert.
     
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