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Carrier bearing drop and Vibrations

Discussion in 'Suspension' started by Canadianboy, Jan 11, 2010.

  1. Jan 11, 2010 at 5:36 PM
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    Canadianboy

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    I just wanted to make a post about my lift, vibrations and what worked for me to fix the vibrations.

    So, I have a 09 Double cab Sport 4x4 with automatic.

    For a lift I have a stage 3 Icon lift. Up front I have the Icons set at 2.25" and the 1.5" aal in the rear.

    Right after I installed the lift I had a noticeable vibration around the 5 - 10 mph range that I could feel through the floor board.

    I ordered the Carrier Bearing drop kit from Toytec, and this 100% fixed my driveline vibrations. I have no vibrations now and
    the truck drives like a dream.

    I think the more you lift the rear of the truck, the more noticeable the vibration will be and the more difficult to remedy.

    Anyways, thats what worked for me. Cheers.:)
     
  2. Jan 11, 2010 at 5:51 PM
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    brutalguyracing

    brutalguyracing BIG DADDY

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    yea your telling me....i put 5100's on 2.5 up front and drove like 10 days with no vibes...then i added the 2" aal in the rear and now it sucks....bad vibes around 20-25 40-45.....did the carrier bearing drop and nothing.....im gonna try the axle shims next.....
    anyone else have any solutions???????
    oh and its a 09 or
     
  3. Jan 12, 2010 at 4:18 PM
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    nolanspawn

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    I had vibrations even after the carrier bearing drop kit from Toytec. So I ordered some shims 3 degree axel shims and it fixed the problem for good.

    My setup. Icons RR all around, TC UCA, allpro 3" leaf pack.
     
  4. Jan 12, 2010 at 5:46 PM
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    where the axle shims your ordered from toyotech?
    dam i got them same rims.....i lovin it
    same n fab bars i have as well.....
    dam i need your hood
     
  5. Jan 12, 2010 at 7:47 PM
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  6. Mar 25, 2011 at 8:02 AM
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    I have a 09 dbl cab auto but stock and I have the same vibrations.
     
  7. Mar 25, 2011 at 8:04 AM
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    Wow old thread...........
     
  8. Oct 16, 2011 at 9:48 AM
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    I have a 2005, DC, 6' box, SR5, 4X4. I purchased the truck Dec '04, now has 151,000 kms and have only replaced both front wheel bearings (@ $1200 / side ouch). Now that the stock tires are finally worn out (I run 2 sets for the seasons) I decided to level it out and rise it an inch... So I bought a 3" lift (1" rear spacer) with a differential drop. I also picked up a complete TRD suspension from a friend who upgraded with an OME kit.... mine had the soft springs...missed the recall.

    I installed the kit over a 2 day period. I Put the new rear leafs (1' spacers) TRD shocks and drove it to work for the next four days. I did not noticed any difference in the handling.

    Now the problem.... I installed the new TRD shocks and springs with the front lift (top of the strut type)....and installed the differential drop. The install was easy enough and though that I had missed out for 6 years. Until I took it out of the driveway... then the regrets begin.

    I get a vibration at 60km/hr. So I put the truck in 4WD and it disappears? I switch back to 2WD and it comes back??

    I google it and lear of the OME 1/4 CB drop kit. I install that and still the same. I try a piece of 3/4 steel stock as a spacer and get the same. I remove the diff drop and still the same.

    I'm going to try 1" and then 1&1/2" for a solution!!!

    I have not tried shims yet!!!

    My biggest question is .... is it a differential concern???

    Should I remove the lift and go with the TRD upgrade alone... and see what happens?

    It does not seem right as there are a lot of Tacomas lifted and this model is into it's 7th year!

    I've put 300kms since the lift. I have supported the rear axel on stands and ran it in gear up to 80km/hr with no noise??? I lifted the front and spun the front tires by hand and got no noise nor felt anything odd? I do not have 4 axel stands to try 4X4 while in the air???

    I'm at a loss!!!

    Please anyone restore my faith in a Toyota... I love my Tacoma.
     
  9. Nov 2, 2011 at 11:49 AM
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  10. Nov 2, 2011 at 11:53 AM
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    http://www.streetacos.com/Products.html

    Carrier Bearing Drop 2005 & newer Tacoma 4" & lower REAR lift

    Drops the bearing 1-1/2" to kill drive line vibrations on trucks 4" and lower in the rear. The top tower utilizes a factory hole in the cross member above to help rid the area of unwanted flex.

    Quality hardware included and painted black.

    Bracket $62.21
    Shipping $16.00
    Total $78.21
     
  11. Nov 2, 2011 at 7:04 PM
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  13. Nov 4, 2011 at 10:29 AM
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    do you mean 2.25" of lift from the coilovers of 2.25" of thread showing?
     
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