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Aftermarket tires leading to vibration?

Discussion in '1st Gen. Tacomas (1995-2004)' started by pidro_el_pirata, Sep 22, 2011.

  1. Sep 22, 2011 at 12:42 PM
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    pidro_el_pirata

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    Hey all, I've been trying to figure out where my highway vibration is coming from in my truck. The guy at the tire store said my aftermarket tires are part of it, that "Toyotas dont like aftermarket tires," and I'd have to get stock rims and tires again. Naturally I dont want to believe it, so I'm getting my brakes inspected and tires aligned as we speak. But, has anyone heard of this? Is there any truth to this idea?
     
  2. Sep 22, 2011 at 2:48 PM
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    It's probably tire balance... I mounted and balanced my tires myself. I had to re-balance them 3 times (for a total of 4 times) before they were right. The machines are really finicky and I'm sure the techs just say oh screw it that's good enough and throw them on the truck. Just keep bringing it back and making them re-balance... They'll eventually get sick of seeing you and do it one last time and doing it right.
     
  3. Sep 22, 2011 at 2:49 PM
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    Guy that said that must have a Ferd.
     
  4. Sep 22, 2011 at 2:51 PM
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    I just changed tires last weekend and it is smooth on the highway. I would look at having them rebalanced, also have them checked to make sure they are not out of round for some reason or that a wheel is not causing the issue. Good luck!
     
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    When I bought my 1998 Tacoma TRD new, it came with a no-additional-cost vibration at about 40 mph. I had tried two other trucks of the same model, one had the same vibration and the other did not. Unfortunately the one that did not have the vibration had 265-15 tires (not TRD equipment).

    Before I accepted delivery I had the dealer rebalance the wheels. No help. Then I accepted delivery and took it to two tire shops, one franchise and one independently owned, and had them check the balance. The result was three different weight locations and the vibration was still there at about 40 mph. Steering wheel shimmy.

    I lived with that until 30,000 miles. Then I couldn't stand it any longer so I replaced the stock tires with Bridgestone Revo tires. The vibration was gone. 40,000 miles later I replaced the Revos with Revo II tires. Still no vibration. = happy camper!
     
  6. Sep 23, 2011 at 3:14 PM
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  7. Sep 23, 2011 at 3:24 PM
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    dumbass statement by that guy------

    this is correct--------
     
  8. Sep 23, 2011 at 4:03 PM
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  9. Sep 23, 2011 at 4:27 PM
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    Which do you like better?
    I have Revo II's now, thinking about getting the Revo's next.
    Do you notice any difference?

    :threadjacked:

    sorry...
     
  10. Sep 23, 2011 at 4:55 PM
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    make shure the rims are centered correctly.some a/m rims are not machined tight enough and do not center properly
     
  11. Oct 4, 2011 at 10:58 PM
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    I was under the impression that Revos are no longer manufactured and were replaced by Revo II. But what do I know...

    Can't say I noticed any difference at all. Both were (are) good sets and I can't find anything negative about either set. Smooth as glass on paved surfaces and no problems off-road.
     
  12. Oct 5, 2011 at 1:35 AM
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    The OEM tires on these trucks were junk. Everybody I know runs "aftermarket" tires, and I don't know anyone with vibration problems that can't be solved with proper mounting/balancing.
     
  13. Oct 6, 2011 at 4:44 PM
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    another thing that can cause vibrations in the cardan joint on the driveshaft. on 4x4 models it has a grease fitting that needs to be greased i know from experience
     
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