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I'm starting to think the lift was a bad idea

Discussion in 'Suspension' started by 85yote09taco, Sep 20, 2010.

  1. Sep 20, 2010 at 4:17 PM
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    85yote09taco

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    Wow!, what an adventure these trucks are to get them a few more inches higher. What ever happened to the simple 80's and 90's toyota trucks that i have lifted so many times before with no problems? Ok now this has been a rollercoaster ride for me and have never depended on such loyal tacoma owners but that on TW. thanks.

    Now back to bitching, I installed my lift,UCAs, and when I finally got around to putting my 285 Duratracs on is when I've been the most stressed out!:mad:

    First off the alignment was a pain to geet just right and when I thought that it was finally figured out this happens. I'm cruising in my newly lifted badass tacoma when I take a tight turn and suddenly the truck starts beeping don't know what was beeping because I was trying to keep the truck on the road and couldn't look down.:eek: It felt like I lost steering and couldn't cut it right. Now I have a few ideas on what could have happened but I would realy like to hear someone else's opinion and if there is any similar experiences, thanks
     
  2. Sep 20, 2010 at 4:22 PM
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    meckleystephen

    meckleystephen My Taco is Bi-Winning!!!!!!!!

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    Hey man where did you get that thing aligned at, I personally take my truck to Nello Tire.Right off the Mt. Rose exit they do great work and have great customer service. As for the beeping that is strange I've never heard anything like that hope you get it figured out.
     
  3. Sep 20, 2010 at 4:22 PM
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    98tacoma27

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    You need to recalibrate your VSC (or whatever it's called)
     
  4. Sep 20, 2010 at 4:24 PM
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  5. Sep 20, 2010 at 4:27 PM
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    Beeping could have been because you were sliding.
     
  6. Sep 20, 2010 at 4:27 PM
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  7. Sep 20, 2010 at 4:38 PM
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    85yote09taco

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    Oh man sounds like fun hold on I'll read this unless someone wants to sum it up real quick for me
     
  8. Sep 20, 2010 at 4:39 PM
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    oh and yeah i had the tires/wheels put on at Nello but they were unable to align because it was already after hours so I hit up toyota of york
     
  9. Sep 20, 2010 at 4:39 PM
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    Go to the dealership and have them recalibrate it. No worries its a minor annoyance
     
  10. Sep 20, 2010 at 4:44 PM
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    I hope you are right and from what I read I'm kicking myself in the ass right now
     
  11. Sep 20, 2010 at 4:45 PM
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    Buy a 2007 with no VSC=win. :)
     
  12. Sep 20, 2010 at 5:00 PM
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    You can disable VSC at vehicle startup by pressing AND HOLDING the VSC disable button on the dash (car on skiddy tires icon) for about 5 seconds until the "car on skiddie tires" light on the dash goes on, but the "Auto LSD" light goes off, as long as you do it while the vehicle is still stopped.

    So far, no one on the boards has proposed a permanent VSC disable mechanism. (Actually there is one - having to do with cutting ONE wire coming from the yaw sensor - but I'm not sure whether that would also cause a check engine fault...)

    It seems like it would be pretty easy to build a "Time Delay Relay" switch that would replace the existing "VSC Disable" switch and would ALWAYS disable VSC as soon as the engine starts up.

    That would be a plug-in fix not requiring any factory wire cutting - so reverting back to stock would be easy in case the lift was ever reversed, the vehicle was sold, toyota released a VSC software patch that made the gremlins in lifted vehicles go away, etc....
     
  13. Sep 20, 2010 at 5:04 PM
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    Ok I have an appointment on wednesday with the dealer and lI will inform them to recalibrate the VSC. They are cool in there but are completely clueless when I come in with requests that I've read on TW haha. One time I even asked them to use their computer in the shop to look up answers ha
     
  14. Sep 20, 2010 at 5:11 PM
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    meckleystephen

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    agreed on the fact that they are totally clueless when you go in there and seem to know more about your truck than they do. Thank you TW, I deal with Toyota of York also.So 85 did you have a tenative date in mind for the meet and greet?.I am jealous of all the So Cal meets they have out there.
     
  15. Sep 20, 2010 at 5:19 PM
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    Keep us updated!
     
  16. Sep 20, 2010 at 5:46 PM
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    No date for sure but I have a few in mind....oh and we'll never have a meet that comes near what out west has. I dont know if you are back in town but I did see a Blue taco near market st. in york today. The guy practically fell out his window waving at me and I pretty much did the same. For those who thinks this is nuts try being in Jeep territory with a tacoma
     
  17. Sep 20, 2010 at 5:48 PM
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    oh I will!
     
  18. Sep 20, 2010 at 6:00 PM
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    just out of curiousity.. what lift and how high? i'm lifting my truck 2.5" this weekend so ive been trying to read up on all the possible problems. definitely let us know what happens..
     
  19. Sep 20, 2010 at 6:07 PM
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    meckleystephen

    meckleystephen My Taco is Bi-Winning!!!!!!!!

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    Nah man wasnt me I was in town last weekend though. I should be in town this weekend also as long as nothing comes up down here. So well see, I always give Taco Wave though. York is def Jeep Territory thats all my buddies drive.
     
  20. Sep 20, 2010 at 6:35 PM
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    wat?
    there are 07s out there w/ VSC....
     
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