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All pro spacer shimmy

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by Krazie Sj, Sep 22, 2009.

  1. Sep 22, 2009 at 8:15 PM
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    Krazie Sj

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    So I put 1¼" spacers front and back on my truck with stock alloys and stock suspension. At first I got some pretty wicked shimmy at 65-70mph so I took the front wheels and spacers off, scrubbed the alloys and hubs off with a wire brush and threw everything back on, torqued correctly. And I still have the shimmy, but it's nicely subdued. Needless to say I'd like no shimmy at all.

    It comes and goes every 3-5 minutes and only lasts for about 30 seconds or so. Does it just need to break in or is something fucked? Would I get a shimmy from the back being out of wack? It's just in the steering, I don't feel it in the truck at all, and the back wheels came off really easy from the hubs unlike the fronts which I had to take the nuts off and lower the truck down gently to let the weight bust the seal on those.
     
  2. Sep 22, 2009 at 8:25 PM
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    frankrizzo1

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    Dude, shitcan those spacers.... they suck. You want to buy the spidertrax hub centric spacers. Lots of people are running those with zero vibration.
     
  3. Sep 22, 2009 at 8:51 PM
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    Apparently they're comparable. Hub centric and the whole 9 yards.
     
  4. Sep 22, 2009 at 10:17 PM
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    Yea I thought the All Pro's were going to be pretty much the same also. Hub centric with good studs and all that. Your alignment might be slightly out now.. with AT/MT's it doesn't take much angle to get some shimmy. Also, might wanna check the tire balance again too.
     
  5. Sep 22, 2009 at 10:44 PM
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    Really? Even though it's an occasional thing? Weird. I'm getting new tires put on in October as soon as I get 5100's thrown on my truck.
     
  6. Sep 22, 2009 at 10:51 PM
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    Sj, I know you don't know your way around a Tacoma very well (lol jk man!)... But really, are you going to believe someone who says to "shitcan those spacers" with the only reason being that "they suck".

    If that dip knew anything, he'd know that they are comparable as you stated, and are actually in fact hub centric as well, just like spidertrax...

    Yes, it is true that spidertrax are definitely more popular on here, but that doesn't mean that because these are all-pro's that "they suck". Does spidertrax make a fucking awesome aftermarket front bumper? No. But all-pro does...

    They aren't a bad company, nor do they generally make "suck" products...

    As far as your problem, unfortunately I cannot help you. If it were me, I'd call all-pro, relate to them my problem, try and get a new set shipped to me, r2 them, and start my trouble shooting there. Maybe they had a bad batch. No company is perfect, but I think all-pro is a good one from what I've seen over the years...
     
  7. Sep 22, 2009 at 11:35 PM
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    Listen here Acesjj fruitcake, I have better things to do than offer good advice to the original poster or to argue with you who is obviously a keyboard jockey and has nothing useful to say. To the original poster, search this forum as well as ttora and see for yourself what other people
    are saying about the shimmy/shake they have experienced with the all pro spacers/ebay spacers. Same people are reporting smooth sailing when having switched to spidertrax.

    And Acesjj, bite be rubberneck.
     
  8. Sep 22, 2009 at 11:39 PM
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    Lol, that "acesjj" guy sure did just get served. I can't wait to see his response. Is it just me... or does he ever bring out the BEST in people?!
     
  9. Sep 22, 2009 at 11:47 PM
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    Thanks, I do what I can to impress you people from Hampton, VA
     
  10. Sep 22, 2009 at 11:49 PM
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    Nah, I'm from California, just like you :)
     
  11. Sep 23, 2009 at 12:02 AM
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    Damn bitches....Lol!

    Spacers? I just gotta say...Why?
     
  13. Sep 23, 2009 at 4:26 AM
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    Why not? Oh yeah lol, I never actually said that I myself run eBay spacers... I love 'em!

    I am still trying to figure out what he meant by "you people"...
     
  14. Sep 23, 2009 at 8:16 AM
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    To give larger tires on stock wheels the space they need to clear the UCA.
     
  15. Sep 23, 2009 at 2:15 PM
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    Cause not all of us can afford $800+ worth of new wheels, but still need bigger tires. And I like my stock wheels so why waste a perfectly good set of alloys.
     
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