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At my wits end....(Shake)

Discussion in '1st Gen. Tacomas (1995-2004)' started by Pujo, Dec 26, 2013.

  1. Dec 26, 2013 at 12:43 PM
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    Boone

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    I would highly doubt those are steel wheels. And try hub centric rings, you know the ones that have been mentioned a few times.....
     
  2. Dec 26, 2013 at 1:21 PM
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    That guy is smoking crack, if those were steel they would weigh 200lbs each as thick as that cast is. Sounds like you have a bunch of hillbillie back woods tire shops in your area. Alloy wheels require tape on weights on the inside of the drum. Arent there any les Schwabs or Discount Tire shops out there?
     
  3. Dec 26, 2013 at 1:28 PM
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    Get some steelies
     
  4. Dec 26, 2013 at 7:09 PM
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    Those are very clearly aluminum wheels, looks like they use stick on wheel weights, as there appears to be no outside lip to hammer on traditional weights. Maybe the 'tech' has never heard of that.. I'd take it to somewhere that can actually balence them. With mud tires it's pretty likely they are out of balence
     
  5. Dec 27, 2013 at 6:57 AM
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    The wheels have the stick on weights on the inside of the wheel.
    There is no lip to attach a weight on the outside.
    I think they are aluminum cause the inside are corroded a bit, and the corrosion is white in color, not rust.

    I am looking for a set of stock wheels, but I wanted to ask you guys about the wheel width. The tires are 11.5, so would a stock wheel be ok to use on a 11.5 tire? I think the stock OEM wheels are 7" wide, but not 100% sure on that. Where can I find this info?

    A wild idea has entered my pea brain. Is it possible to save these wheels by blasting and repainting? Or, are they just trash, and I need to get another set of steel wheels?

    Thanks guys,
    Pujo
     
  6. Dec 27, 2013 at 8:13 AM
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    Call a local powder coater and ask what they charge per wheel for sandblasting and coating (mine were $100 per wheel and they coated the entire wheel). Or you can look on craigslist for a set of toyota 15's. Or look for a whole different set! Those tires will fit oem wheels just fine, might need spidertrax wheel spacers up front to clear the upper control arm.
     
  7. Dec 27, 2013 at 8:56 AM
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    Is it worth doing? As the tire shop said, the weights will only be on the inside of the wheel. I am starting to get confused. So blasting and painting will work, but can I get a good balance from these type of wheels?
     
  8. Dec 27, 2013 at 12:18 PM
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    I spent 2 years chasing this problem. I tried every avenue of attack, and just started throwing money at it to fix it. it worked.

    I lifted my truck 3 inches

    Things I replaced/bought:
    New rear axle bearings/seals/turned drums
    New Hankook Dynapro AT-M tires (roadforce balanced, sticky weights)
    New rebuilt front CV shafts
    Shimmed Rear Axle
    Re-balanced drive shaft
    New OEM carrier Bearing
    Old Man Emu kit (shocks, coils, leafs, trim packer, ect)
    New LCA bushings
    East Coast Gear Supply front diff bushing
    Rebuilt calipers, new pads, brembo blanks, stainless lines
    Front Diff Drop
    Amsoil Severe Gear 75w-90 gear oil in both diffs/xfer case
    Light Racing UCA's
    Alignment (Toe:0, Camber:0.2 Both, Caster: +2.1)
    Energy Suspension CAB mount bushings
    Energy Suspension Rack bushings
    Energy Suspension Sway bar bushings/endlinks
    Sway bar drop bracket
    New OEM lower ball joints
    New inner/outer tie rods


    After all this, any shake/wobbled, I ever had, died.
    Now I cruise on the highway, and look down to realize im doing 85mph, and have to slow down. Its super smooth now.
     
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