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But it was only a few donuts...

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by LEBM, Jan 30, 2010.

  1. Jan 30, 2010 at 8:43 PM
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    We had some good snow here the past couple of days, so on the way home, I found an empty parking lot with untouched snow, turned the traction control off, and did a few donuts (2WD)... nothing too crazy.

    Later this evening, I'm driving, and now I get a pretty decent low amplitude shake/shimmy at about 55mph. Could I have warped something?
     
  2. Jan 30, 2010 at 8:44 PM
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    is there snow packed in your wheels?
     
  3. Jan 30, 2010 at 8:45 PM
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    I bet there is
     
  4. Jan 30, 2010 at 8:45 PM
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    go check
     
  5. Jan 30, 2010 at 8:46 PM
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    I'll check it out... actually I'll let the snow melt in the garage tonight. Thanks for the advice!
     
  6. Jan 30, 2010 at 8:46 PM
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    no prob. I'd bet that's all it is
     
  7. Jan 30, 2010 at 8:46 PM
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    sirius satilite radio, more on the way when i get more money. oh ya removed the secondary filter
    You might have some snow packed in the wheels That might throw the tire balance off. others will post if there is something i am missing. hope it helps
    Damn i type slow
     
  8. Jan 30, 2010 at 8:47 PM
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    I would say it's not likely but you certainly could have tweeked something. ANythings possible. I've done many snowy donuts without penalty. Did you check for ice built up in a wheel that would cause a tire imbalance?
     
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    My guess too.
     
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    Thanks everyone. And while I'm sure donuts are not recommended, really, the were pretty low key. Snow pack makes sense... I'll check it out in the morning!
     
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    sirius satilite radio, more on the way when i get more money. oh ya removed the secondary filter
    What part of WVA you from. I go hunting in the dolly sods area.
     
  12. Jan 30, 2010 at 8:52 PM
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    you should go check now, just so you know. I would
     
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    yea i think he wants to know too:p but somebody said when they had their tires full of mud they had the same symptoms as you did
     
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    *Lots* of snow in the wheels... it's already melting out. I'll give it a test go in the morning.
     
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    If it's not packed snow you may have tossed a wheel weight. Re balance would be my next step. Unless you bumped a curb or speed bump all should be fine, and donuts are fun and encouraged in the right/legal situations.
     
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    ftw
     
  17. Jan 30, 2010 at 10:03 PM
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    donuts only make cops wobble! #1 after any kind of wheeling. Car Wash!! not only for a 4 point check of the underside, it will keep any mud, road salt from getting baked on and rusting things. if you ever strip an old 4x4 you can see what the build up can do to the underside. after it is dried on for just a day or two it is hard to come off. think of it as brushing your teeth.
     
  18. Jan 30, 2010 at 10:17 PM
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    agreed
     
  19. Jan 31, 2010 at 7:29 AM
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    Had this very same thing happen to me yesterday. Truck was shaking like crazy. Got home and noticed ice/snow had frozen inside my wheel. Cleaned it out with a water hose, pulled in the garage and it's back to normal. Now I can skate in my driveway.
    P.S. I cut a few donuts as well, no harm done.
     
  20. Jan 31, 2010 at 8:16 AM
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    Same thing happened to me the first time mine saw the mud, I was freaking out. After I removed the 18 pounds of mud from the wheels, it was back to riding like a champ.
     
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