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60+ mph vibration

Discussion in '1st Gen. Tacomas' started by Jaren1512, Sep 10, 2012.

  1. Sep 10, 2012 at 3:42 PM
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    Jaren1512

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    So I have a 98 sr5 4x4 with a 3" suspension lift. I got a diff drop put on but Im still getting a weird vibration when Im on the freeway or any time over 60 mph. I feel it in the wheel, on the pedal, and in the cab itself.

    Its nothing crazy. I mean I dont think its causing any major problems or anything. Im just wondering if it is something I should be worried about or is this just a yota problem.

    THANKS!
     
  2. Sep 10, 2012 at 5:00 PM
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    meatman

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    not sure if the 98 has a CB? but you might look into this and get a drop bracket
     
  3. Sep 10, 2012 at 6:09 PM
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    Also, you may not need a carrier bearing drop bracket too. I got the smallest bracket offered, and it didnt help. I resorted to adding washers until it stopped.

    Just check your U joints, lube it and see how it is. If it continues, try washers first

    Edit: have you had an alignment done?
     
  4. Sep 10, 2012 at 6:10 PM
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    Check and make sure your wheels are properly balanced. Whens the last time you rotated or balanced them?
     
  5. Sep 10, 2012 at 8:43 PM
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    Yup, wheels being out of balance was also my first thought.

    As the tread goes down, those weights on the wheels that were previously counterbalancing the not-perfectly-symmetrical weight of the wheel rubber tend to start throwing off the wheel balance themselves, when all of that rubber they were balancing out disappears....

    Easy to bring it to a shop and have them re-balance your wheels. Won't cost much, and you can rule that out later.

    Where do you feel it? Up front, or rear? Any sides?
     
  6. Sep 10, 2012 at 8:53 PM
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    do you drive in mud/dust? have you washed out you inner wheels lately if so?
     
  7. Sep 10, 2012 at 10:25 PM
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    A lot of good suggestions so far. Too much axle angle can cause such a vibration.

    What gave you 3" of lift? Toytec Eibach coils? Where is the purch/coil bucket set on your 5100s? Lowest setting?

    Got any pics of your front axles?
     
  8. Sep 11, 2012 at 1:11 PM
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    I got 5100s frOnt and 5150s rear. I think I'll start by getting everything realigned and balanced and see if that helps. Then I'll move on to the cb. Have we confirmed that I do in fact have a cb?
     
  9. Sep 12, 2012 at 2:45 PM
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    Mine did the same thing. i also have a 3 inch lift and 60+ it was just an annoying vibration/ shake.. im going tomorrow to get balance an alignment. keep us posted
     
  10. Sep 14, 2012 at 9:47 AM
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    How'd it go?
     
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