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Have you developed VIBES or Humm/Buzz Since Lifting?

Discussion in 'Suspension' started by Negative1, Dec 14, 2009.

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Have you developed VIBES or Humm/Buzz Since Lifting?

  1. I've never had any vibrations since lifting.

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  2. Yes I have the vibrations since lifting.

    64.4%
  3. Had the vibrations but fixed them (please post to explain)

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  4. Yes I had the vibrations, but even before I lifted.

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  1. dmcnealy22

    dmcnealy22 Well-Known Member

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    Lifted the front with 5100's last week at 1.75 to level the front of non tsb rear.... leveled it but it had a pretty noticeable front diff whine and vibrations from 20 till about 45 mph .... Just dropped it down to .85 and it netted just about an inch ... whine went away and vibrations are very very light and I think those are from the new tires honestly. Front now sits 1 in lower than rear
     
  2. TacomaChris

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    :DWell, I'm glad I took the measurements posted above. I installed my 3 degree shims this weekend and the vibes are completely gone just as I thought. It's very important to take measurements so that you know just where to decrease/increase your angles and which accessories to purchase
     
  3. Irish020

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  4. KingMoo

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    could someone please explain the easiest way to go about getting these measurements?
     
  5. Sgtfluffy16

    Sgtfluffy16 Well-Known Member

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    4.5 Inch RCD lift kit I had a vibration immediately after I lifted it. Used 1/2 inch 3/4 inch 1 inch 1.25 inch 1.50 inch and 1.75 spacers, Found a had a bad carrier bearing. Figured Id fix the problem by just doing a 1 piece driveshaft because 1 piece and stronger and better for wheeling. Put the 1 piece on and still had vibrations from 25-35 MPH and then again from 45-55MPH. The the 45-55 vibration is sometimes bad sometimes not as bad especially noticeable when on the gas from just a lil bit-WOT. Tried flipping my degreed blocks, tried 2, 3, and 4 degree shims all made it worse. Now I'm just running with the blocks in correct orientation and 1 piece driveshaft. figured I will just have to live with it. Anyone having similar issues?
     
  6. TacomaChris

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    Sure...go buy a digital angle finder (with the magnetic edge) and use it to measure your driveshaft before and after you carrier bearing as well as the rear differential angle. I bought one at Harbor Freight for about $25. From here you should be able to figure out which angles are too extreme.

    My pinion angle still isn't ideal - it's at about 3.9 degrees; however, once torque is applied it causes the rear differential to point upward thus reducing the angle even further when I'm driving. Either way my vibrations are gone so I'm happy. Good luck
     
  7. KingMoo

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    I'm experiencing a humming sound that comes and goes. It is not a constant hum, but rather a hum that hums every half-second. This occurred after I installed the AAL
     
  8. Tepidy

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    I have had zero issues with vibrations post lift. After reading christians post on the diff drops I was going to remove mine although I decided to leave them in fear of developing vibrations. I intalled ATO's bullet proof front skid and I have about 3/4" clearance between the skid and the drops
     
  9. KingMoo

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    -LIFT: 5100 bilsteins all around (set at 0.85 in front) eibach coils 2" AAL -D-RINGS -BED COVER rollaway
    did you get the Digital Angle Gauge?

    that's all I see at Harbor Freight. I found a digital angle finder at a local store but it's $89...
     
  10. TacomaChris

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    Yes that's the one
     
  11. hanrock

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    any one used the east coast gear bushing to solve the front diff bearing vibe i have the vibe in my 2012 dc lb 4x4 . there is a lot of play in the left front cv where it enters the differential vibe feels like when you hit the rumble strip on the highway but not quite that loud and comes and goes with bumps in the road turning or 4 high engagement
     
  12. Texoma

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    I've had the bushing in my diff for almost 50k miles and it is def the fix.
     
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    Just buy Magnaflow offroad pro series cat back exhaust. so load the whole truck vibrates. covers up the driveshaft and CV vibes nicely :)
     
  14. Foihdzas

    Foihdzas What is hummingbird?

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    Good to hear. I'm installing mine next weekend. Hope it helps
     
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    3" front & 3" rear lift on my 4Banger AC.
    No vibes & nothing done to prevent them (No CB drop, No axel shims).​
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    OME 881s, nitrocharger sports. no problems
     
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    Installing a lift actually fixed the vibes/rattles my truck had.
    OME 885s, OME struts/shocks, Dakar leaf packs with 3rd leaf removed.
     
  19. blmfirert

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    Yes. I have a 07 Tacoma access cap that I put a front 1.5 level kit on. Basically a taller spring cap on top of the spring. The vibration started the first time I drove it after the install. Took it back to Les Schwab and they said no way it must of had the vibe before we did the level kit (no). The tech took it for a drive and said must be something in the throttle body (what).
    Bottom line I've been chasing it for the past 2 years and 20k miles. I'm interested in the ECGS fix but don't know how to do it.
    Yes it's been to the dealer for every oil change and told to check for a front vibe each time. One time they put a chim under the tranny. But really all the visits say the same thing it's normal for the tacoma or it's your tires.
    What to do. Will it go out on me?
     
  20. Sgtfluffy16

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    Try and Isolate the vibration.. Take off your front driveshaft and see if its still there. Put the front back on, remove rear drive shaft, and drive in 4wd.. See if you can isolate the issue before spending a whole bunch of money on a whim
     
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