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Bouncing tire...

Discussion in '1st Gen. Tacomas (1995-2004)' started by stonedog1977, Mar 20, 2011.

  1. Mar 20, 2011 at 4:51 PM
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    stonedog1977

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    02" Taco V6 4wd - Recently in the past several weeks I keep getting a vertical bouncing sensation in the front right tire whenever I travel over a bump. The BF Goodies AT's are only a couple of years old(still have the nipples on them between treads) and the Bilstein HD's only have about 18k on them... Not sure what is causing this? I have my tires balanced and rotated every other oil change which is roughly 8k miles. Any suggestions would greatly be appreciated..... :confused::confused::confused:
     
  2. Mar 20, 2011 at 5:54 PM
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    Flash1034

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    Out of balance tire?

    Bad ball joints?

    Flash
     
  3. Mar 20, 2011 at 5:55 PM
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    SargeSlapnuts

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    its either your shocks or tire pressure is to low. i would bet shock but check your pressure first.
     
  4. Mar 20, 2011 at 5:56 PM
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    steve o 77

    steve o 77 braaap

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    try rotating the tires and see if it goes away.
     
  5. Mar 20, 2011 at 6:01 PM
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    08pretaco

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    a tire that does that usual has some issue with the shock. I was watching a race this weekend, guy got in an accident and did not realize he lost his rear shock. He continued driving and the damn tire would not stick to the dirt, bouncy bouncy bounce.
     
  6. Mar 20, 2011 at 6:03 PM
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    Worn struts and shocks will cause what you describe. Tire balance is a speed related vibration.
    To confirm it's the shock/strut, push down hard on the bumper. You should get no more than two or three quickly decreasing height rebounds. If it keeps bouncing, they're shot. Leaking shocks and struts are on their way out too. Replace in pairs,if you can't replace them all at one time.
    Now is the best time to install a lift! You'd be replacing worn stuff with nice, new, longer, shiny stuff :)
     
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