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Help Reducing Road Vibrations on New TRD OR

Discussion in '3rd Gen. Tacomas (2016+)' started by brian2sun, Feb 22, 2021 at 10:23 AM.

  1. Feb 22, 2021 at 4:26 PM
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    My bad read the first post didn’t read all the comments lol . I’ve read mixed reviews with those falken wild peaks . I’m planning going to the Bridgestone dueler a/t revo 3 lots of good reviews on this tire
     
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  2. Feb 22, 2021 at 4:26 PM
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    Yeah, it’s stupid that 29 PSI is my threshold. The warning come on the minute a tire hits 29. Considering I work in the mountains at 6000 ft. where it’s been snowy for the last several weeks, and I live at 1000 ft. at the base, I have to run a min of 35 PSI or my tires will go into the warning range every time I go up the mountain. The threshold should really be more like 20.
     
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    After you set the pressure at 30 psi press the reset button on the dash, also press that button after tire rotations.
     
  4. Feb 22, 2021 at 4:32 PM
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    I don’t want my tire pressure lower than 35 because I have to drive curvy mountain roads for work. Under 35 just feels too loose and sloppy on the curves and will take a good year off the life of my tires. But I will hit the button whenever I rotate or change tire PSIs.

    Tire PSI doesn’t change the freeway vibrations though, I’ve tried it already with 2 different sets of tires. It’s definitely a suspension thing, as I added extra weight today to see if the vibes went away and they did. Just don’t want to haul 200 or 300 lbs. in the back at all times to not jackhammer.
     
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    Sounds like something the dealership should address since it is supposed to be set to go off if you go 25% below minimum cold PSI.
     
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    I also have a DCSB with Wildpeaks and have no weird highway vibrations, sounds like something weird might be going on with your truck.
     
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  8. Feb 22, 2021 at 4:52 PM
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    I’ll ask them about that when I take it in for my 5000 oil change (which I know is normally at 10K, but I’m going to have my first freebie done at 5K since I do a good amount of mtn driving).

    Thanks, that’s what I want to know... if others feel it or if my truck has an issue. It doesn’t feel right, that’s for sure. Like I said in my OP, I’ve had 4 other Toyota pickups, driving on the same Socal freeways, and none of them did that. The probelm is, getting a tech to actually take it on the freeway long enough to recreate it, and not just turn around after one exit and call it “normal”.

    My thoughts are that nothing is actually wrong though. I think it’s the OR’s extremely soft suspension mixed with and empty bed, and our shitty freeways here in California. Need to make sure though. If I knew if another member who lives here with say a Sport never feels this, then maybe I just need stiffer shocks. I will also check my u-bolts on my leafs like @Clearwater Bill suggested.
     
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  9. Feb 22, 2021 at 4:54 PM
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    I don't blame you. It is cheap insurance. This is the first time I'm trying the 10k oil change. I usually do 5k intervals but decided to see what my oil looks like to see how comfortable I am with it after 10k.
     
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  10. Feb 22, 2021 at 5:04 PM
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    Mine isn’t at a particular speed, like a balance or driveline issue though. These particular freeways have “seams” in them every few feet that I can feel “thump thump thump” at slow speeds, which cause my truck to jackhammer more and more the faster I drive over them. The reason I’m asking the question is just because none of the other 4 Toyota pickups I’ve owned vibrated over them like this truck. They just sucked up those seams up without shaking me half to death (nor any other vehicle I’ve driven or rode in). The vibes are bad enough in this truck that it would toss a half a cup of coffee out of the cup without a lid, as if it were on a dirt road - when I’d barely even notice the vibes on the same freeways in my lifted ‘97 4Runner (which is also soft tuned for off road).
     
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    I really think it's because you have a truck and it's the OR specifically.

    The fact it's a truck means it's generally a stiff ride unless you're carrying weight. On top of that, the OR suspension is very squishy IMO. I haven't really driven any other 3rd gens that weren't off-roads, but my truck does strike me as especially squishy compared to other vehicles.

    In addition I notice that my truck catches the ruts in the road in such a way that it doesn't drive super straight. Basically it rides like a truck with squishy Offroad suspension and oversized tires.

    I think it's normal, I wouldn't worry if something is wrong. If a couple hundred pounds of weight does the trick for you I doubt it'll have a significant impact on MPG so you might as well.
     
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    You’re probably right. I want to make sure others are feeling this type of vibration too before I think too much about spending money on suspension changes that may reduce this, as it’s pretty much the one thing I don’t like about the truck. At least that’s easy and relatively cheap. But if it’s not normal, then I’d want to take it up with the dealer and have them fix it.
     
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    Yeah, I actually was just noticing it the other day. I bought my truck just about two months ago and I have been mostly driving it. I got in our other car for the first time in a while (VW Atlas) and I was like God damn this thing is smooth. I think the OR tacos just ride a bit shitty on the road so they can be more fun off the road :D
     
  14. Feb 22, 2021 at 5:57 PM
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    You clearly have to move or get a new job.......or truck.
     
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    Do you get the “jackhammer” effect too? My thought since I bought it and first noticed it has been it’s probably the off road tuned shocks. I was going to buy an SR5 initially, but I went with the OR because all the SR5s they had on the lot were loaded with a bunch of stupid overpriced dealer add-ons and they were almost the same price as the OR. They were like within $1000-$1500, so the OR just made sense. Plus I do a lot of snow driving, so the locker is nice.

    Maybe someone on here with an SR5 OR Sport would want to swap shocks with me straight up? I figure that wouldn’t cost anything, and may be a win-win for both of us. And if that didn’t do any good, I would have replaced them with something else anyways.
     
  16. Feb 22, 2021 at 6:02 PM
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    Why, because I asked about the suspension characteristics which is easily changed? That’s like burning down a house because you don’t like the paint color, haha.
     
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    I was joking.
     
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    If I had to guess though I would say leaf pack is your best bet.
     
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    Oh good. Some people on the internet... ya never know lol.
     
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    I definitely can get the jackhammer effect on the right roads. Try dropping your tire pressure and see if that helps - my truck was at 39 psi all around off the lot but 30 as suggested by the door frame sticker has given me a much better ride.
     
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