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New 5100s and BOUNCY

Discussion in 'Suspension' started by Czeleznick, Feb 20, 2018.

  1. Feb 20, 2018 at 1:24 PM
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    Czeleznick

    Czeleznick [OP] Well-Known Member

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    so I know there are threads on this but haven’t found any done on 3rd gen Tacoma’s with 3rd gen 5100s.

    Just for 5100s installed front and rear and I asked them to make sure it was on the 4th ring to give me 1.55” of lift. The truck looks nice but it feels extremely bouncy and when looking at the shock I can’t get a good enough look to see if it’s on the 4th or 5th ring. At a glance I can see the bottom 3 rings exposed but not sure if that helps tell what ring it’s set to.

    Any help?

    Side note: I also just noticed on my front left tire that 1 of the weights to balance the tire has been ripped off. Could this be causing any bounciness?



     
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  2. Feb 20, 2018 at 5:57 PM
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    I would think the missing weight could absolutely be the cause of the bounciness.
     
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  3. Feb 20, 2018 at 7:09 PM
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    I’m heading to the local discount tire first thing in the AM to get missing weight replaced I just find it hard to think that could be causing the bounciness but definitely not counting it out!
     
  4. Feb 20, 2018 at 7:38 PM
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    I would think it would vibrate more than a bounce. Never had a tire cause a bounce, but shocks or coil springs sure could.
     
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  5. Feb 20, 2018 at 10:52 PM
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    Agreed. An unbalanced tire isn't gonna make the truck bounce. Unless I'm misunderstanding what you mean by bounce. I think of bounce as up and down, like jumping on the tailgate. Now, I would say that an unbalanced tire would make the truck wiggle. But not bounce.
     
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  6. Feb 21, 2018 at 12:36 AM
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    Yes this is what it feels like coming from the front though. I understand since the truck is lifted the ride will be different and maybe this is normal but I just feel it’s a bit much especafer easing everyone say their ride is equal to or sometimes even better than stock
     
  7. Feb 21, 2018 at 12:47 AM
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    Could the "bounciness" be because of the clip position giving you more "pre-load" on your springs?
     
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  8. Feb 21, 2018 at 2:35 AM
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    That was my other question as well. I told them to set the clip on the 4th position which would give me 1.55” but they kept shrugging me off and saying don’t worry we know how to do this and there’s no real way for me to tell what Clip position it’s on. I heard when it’s on the 5th clip the ride is bad and I’m wondering if it’s on that one but I don’t think the ride is horrible it’s jist not anywhere near stock IMO.

    Is there a way to check what position the clip is on? As previously mentioned when looking in there I can see the bottom 3 clip positions (see pic above) but don’t know if that means it’s on the .4th or 5th clip or if you can even tell at all after it’s installed
     
  9. Feb 21, 2018 at 5:34 AM
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    I don't know, I don't have these shocks. Easy solution is to call their customer support and ask them and describe what you see.
     
  10. Feb 21, 2018 at 6:56 AM
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    So i just got back from a local tire store after i had them re-balance and replace the balance weight on my 1 front tire and that seems to have resolved my extreme bounciness. There is a BIT more bounce then stock but i had expected that after the lift.

    Also as a side note, i needed my TPMS monitor reset to pick up my new sensors that i bought with the tire/wheel package and the guy did it for free and it literally took him 30 seconds. :bananadance:
     
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  11. Mar 11, 2019 at 9:44 PM
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    My truck feels really bouncy on some roads too, didn’t know if it was just the road or my truck, have the same setup at the same notch. Maybe I’ll try rebalancing my tires as well, but I don’t think any of my weights were off...
     

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