1. Welcome to Tacoma World!

    You are currently viewing as a guest! To get full-access, you need to register for a FREE account.

    As a registered member, you’ll be able to:
    • Participate in all Tacoma discussion topics
    • Communicate privately with other Tacoma owners from around the world
    • Post your own photos in our Members Gallery
    • Access all special features of the site

A word of caution when replacing tires!

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas' started by rudy1201, Jul 2, 2009.

  1. Jul 2, 2009 at 9:43 AM
    #1
    rudy1201

    rudy1201 [OP] Member

    Joined:
    Jun 13, 2009
    Member:
    #18406
    Messages:
    21
    Gender:
    Male
    smyrna, DE
    Vehicle:
    2010 Trd sport 4/4
    I recently had new tires installed at a firestone. I replaced the tires with the same Bridgestone Dueler HT 265/65/17 that were on it when I purchased my truck because the ride was great. After driving home from firestone The truck had a bad shimmy at 50+ MPH. I called the guy at Firestone and told something is just not right and its not a very smooth ride. He rebalanced the wheels and still no improvement. I then heard about road force balancing and thought to give it a try. I took it to another shop and had it done. It helped alot but still had vibration at highway speeds.
    I then contacted the dealer and asked them if there were problems with balancing Tacoma alloy wheels, She explained to me that there is a tool called the Haweka adapter kit that must be used on Toyota 5 and 6 lug wheels to mount the wheel properly on the balancing machine. Without this adapter the wheel does not sit on the cone balancer properly causing inaccurate balancing.
    Well Folks, Just drove home from the dealer after having the tires rebalanced for the fourth time and this time it was done right. Smooth ride, no shaking in the steering wheel and no vibration in the seat at highway speeds.
    So if anyone out there needs new tires and you have the factory alloy 6 lug wheels make sure the shop doing it is using the Haweka adapter kit on their Balancer. It will save you a ton of problems.
     
  2. Jul 2, 2009 at 9:58 AM
    #2
    neontrail

    neontrail ✈ ✈ ✈ ✈ ✈ ✈ ✈

    Joined:
    Apr 9, 2008
    Member:
    #5844
    Messages:
    10,154
    Gender:
    Male
    Idaho
    Vehicle:
    2004 NISSAN XTERRA XE/SE
    De-badged, Tint 20%, Blue 48 LED dome-light, .......
    ty! rep sent
     
  3. Jul 2, 2009 at 10:24 AM
    #3
    Marc M

    Marc M Dirty White Boy

    Joined:
    Jun 20, 2008
    Member:
    #7441
    Messages:
    1,061
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Marc
    Washington, Pennsylvania
    Vehicle:
    '06 TRD O/R Dbl-Cab
    TRD Cat-Back, TRD CAI, 3" Lift, ATX Chambers, Color matched Grille and Door Handles, Scooped Hood, GrillCraft upper and lower, DTRL, Foglight Mod, Redline Hood Struts, 20% Tint all around, SGII, Blacked out dash, Extang Full-Tilt, etc, etc, etc.
    Ah yes, the old hub-centric vs. lug-centric debate.

    Marc M
     
  4. Jul 2, 2009 at 10:24 AM
    #4
    FL4x4Taco

    FL4x4Taco Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    May 24, 2009
    Member:
    #17595
    Messages:
    323
    Gender:
    Male
    YUP. I'e known this for years. It only applies to the factory wheels. I'd recomend getting all your tires road force balanced on a Hunter 9700 machine. FYI, most tire kingdumbs and tirespluses have the machine, however they charge more than a local Ford or other Dealership. The dealerships also have better techs. I use a local Ford dealer for all my tire, balancing and alignment work on toyotas and Suzki's. Lowest prices in town, awsome work. Pretty sure my local Toyota dealer has one... just haven't gotten around to trying them out. maybe next time.
     
  5. Jul 2, 2009 at 10:26 AM
    #5
    Colton

    Colton Reagan/Bush '84

    Joined:
    May 25, 2009
    Member:
    #17626
    Messages:
    13,129
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Colton
    VA
    Vehicle:
    '08 4X4 TRD Sport Super white
    Pelfreybilt 3-hoop bumper, Bilstein 5100 F&R, OME 886 w/driver side top plate spacer, 1.5" AAL, 315/70/17 Hankook Dynapro AT, 17x9 Level 8 MK6, 20% tint, AEM Brute force intake, Alpine CDE-W235BT, Armortech sliders
    Thanks for the info! :)
     
  6. Jul 2, 2009 at 10:36 AM
    #6
    luk8272

    luk8272 Poodoo

    Joined:
    Feb 24, 2008
    Member:
    #4929
    Messages:
    5,842
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Lucas
    Kaplan, Louisiana
    Vehicle:
    07 Silver4dr. 4x4, V6 Shortbed
    5% Tint, Bug flector, vent Visors, Removed secondary air filter, Rear Spring TSB w/ Wheeler's Add A Leaf HD Pack, Icon 2.0 rear shocks, Toytec 3" lift up front with Total Chaos UCA's, Debadged, Billet Grille,TRD Offroad rims/17x9 Pro comp 6001 rims, Duratracs 265/75/16 or 285/70/17, Fog light anytime mod, Tailgate hose clamp mod, Pro-dry AFE filter. Extended Differential Breather, ABS on/off, 6000k LEDs from CSJumper, heads/fogs, ScanguageII, Devil horns, Devil horns on third brake light, Mounted 60" Highlift, Mounted Tool Box, Wet Okole Front/Rear Seat Covers, TW sticker, Midland Handheld CB,Painted engine cover, Revenge Fab Sliders, ARE Topper, Weather tech Floorliners.
    With all the new memers this is a great thing to bring up. Way to go.
     
  7. Jul 2, 2009 at 8:52 PM
    #7
    wildjerseyfirefighter

    wildjerseyfirefighter I sell fishing and fishing accessories

    Joined:
    Dec 17, 2008
    Member:
    #11677
    Messages:
    7,975
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Joe
    NJ
    Vehicle:
    05 Tacoma TRD Sport
    stock, for now
    think this would apply to my ivans? If i remember right, they have a slight shimmy to them
     
  8. Jul 2, 2009 at 10:55 PM
    #8
    brian

    brian Another Traitor

    Joined:
    Apr 15, 2009
    Member:
    #16011
    Messages:
    7,568
    Gender:
    Male
    Roseville, CA
    Vehicle:
    2008 F-350 Powerstroke
    Hub-centric is nothing new... but good that your spreading the word.
     
  9. Jul 3, 2009 at 6:21 AM
    #9
    bb609

    bb609 O.F.

    Joined:
    Jun 16, 2009
    Member:
    #18509
    Messages:
    792
    Gender:
    Male
    NH
    Vehicle:
    '09 TRD Sport Access Cab
    Bilstein 5100 CO's @ 1.75" - Icon UCA's - TSB Rear w/Bilstein 5100's - Air Lift System - Flowmaster 50 Duals(RIP...back to stock for now) - Avid Offroad Arctic Bar - Avid Offroad Nerf Bars - Leer 550 Bedcover - AVS Hood Protector(RIP) - Ventshades - Yota Bed Mat - Sheepskins!!! - Weathertechs
  10. Jul 3, 2009 at 11:32 AM
    #10
    w8n4mud

    w8n4mud There's a mod for that!

    Joined:
    May 23, 2008
    Member:
    #6831
    Messages:
    6,212
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Albert
    San Diego, CA
    Vehicle:
    2015 Subaru WRX
    Bilsteins 5100's (Front & Rear), GrillCraft, Line-X'ed Skid Plate & Bumper Valence, Blacked out hood scoop, Avid Light Bar and much more.
    How much did they charge you?
     
  11. Jul 3, 2009 at 11:39 AM
    #11
    moto932

    moto932 What's the matter, Colonel Sandurz? CHICKEN?

    Joined:
    Apr 9, 2009
    Member:
    #15770
    Messages:
    3,101
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Eric
    Dayton, Ohio
    Vehicle:
    04 TRD Off Road SR5 Impulse Red
    5100's @ 1.25", Scangaugae II, deck plate mod w/AFE Pro Dry S filter, grey wire mod, alarm mod, defrost w/o compressor mod, de-badged, 17" sport wheels powder coated black, 1" B.O.R.A. wheel spacers, 265/70/17 Cooper Zeon LTZ's, sockmonkey beside decals.
    thanks for the info!
     
  12. Jul 3, 2009 at 1:18 PM
    #12
    rudy1201

    rudy1201 [OP] Member

    Joined:
    Jun 13, 2009
    Member:
    #18406
    Messages:
    21
    Gender:
    Male
    smyrna, DE
    Vehicle:
    2010 Trd sport 4/4
    The dealer charged me $ 65.00 to rebalance all 4 tires. The funny thing is the service rep that I talked to new what the problem was as soon as I said,I just had new tires put on. Toyota has service TSB out for this that I was not aware of. I thought I could go any where and get tires, would'nt you?
     
  13. Jul 3, 2009 at 2:36 PM
    #13
    TonyTacoma

    TonyTacoma Member

    Joined:
    Mar 21, 2009
    Member:
    #15000
    Messages:
    12
    Gender:
    Male
    New York
    Vehicle:
    08 Tacoma
    Do you know the TSB for the tires?
     
  14. Jul 3, 2009 at 2:58 PM
    #14
    rudy1201

    rudy1201 [OP] Member

    Joined:
    Jun 13, 2009
    Member:
    #18406
    Messages:
    21
    Gender:
    Male
    smyrna, DE
    Vehicle:
    2010 Trd sport 4/4
    The TSB number is SU002-96, and states, To improve the accuracy of dynamic off-car wheel balancing on all OEM toyota five and six lug wheels, a precision wheel adapter kit must be used. For the greatest accuracy and repeatability, Toyota recommends using the Haweka adapter kit.
     
  15. Jul 3, 2009 at 4:54 PM
    #15
    grivera

    grivera Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Sep 25, 2008
    Member:
    #9474
    Messages:
    783
    Gender:
    Male
    Hanover, MD
    Vehicle:
    '08 DC SR5 4x4, Desert Sand Mica
    Rear Suspension TSB, Bilstein 5100 on all 4 corners-fronts set at 1.75". BFG A/T's @ 265/75/16; Access LE Roll-up cover; Iron Cross Tube SS Steps; Fumoto valve; WeatherTech Liners; AFE Pro-Dry; front side windows tinted 20%; TW Decal!
    Thanks-I added to your rep...
     
  16. Jul 3, 2009 at 7:20 PM
    #16
    bb609

    bb609 O.F.

    Joined:
    Jun 16, 2009
    Member:
    #18509
    Messages:
    792
    Gender:
    Male
    NH
    Vehicle:
    '09 TRD Sport Access Cab
    Bilstein 5100 CO's @ 1.75" - Icon UCA's - TSB Rear w/Bilstein 5100's - Air Lift System - Flowmaster 50 Duals(RIP...back to stock for now) - Avid Offroad Arctic Bar - Avid Offroad Nerf Bars - Leer 550 Bedcover - AVS Hood Protector(RIP) - Ventshades - Yota Bed Mat - Sheepskins!!! - Weathertechs
    As long as we're on the subject of mounting tires, make sure you tell them which side of the tire to mount, OWL in or out. Ask me how I know....:frusty:
     
  17. Jul 3, 2009 at 7:37 PM
    #17
    Fluffymonkey

    Fluffymonkey Token

    Joined:
    Jul 14, 2008
    Member:
    #7932
    Messages:
    2,172
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Matt
    College Station, TX/ Lawrence, KS
    Vehicle:
    2013 Trd Sport DC, 07 DC sr5
    2007: Avid sliders, 30% front tint, Truxedo low-pro qt tonneu cover, aero turbine 2525 muffler w/ 8'' tip, AR25 Resonator, 16x8 Dick Cepek DC-1 w/ 265/75 Goodyear Wrangler Duratracs, 2010 headlights, ome 884 coils with .5'' top plate spacer, OME sport front shocks, blisten 5100s rear, 2'' aal, locking gas cap, LR ucas, Viper 2-way remote start, afe drop in filter, Rocky locking bike mounts, gear chest, scanguage, pop n lock tailgate lock 2013: most things transferred over from my 07, 5100s @ .85 + eibachs, wheelers progressive aal w/ overload
    Good to know! :)
     
To Top