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Noise after removing air dam

Discussion in '4th Gen. Tacomas (2024+)' started by Catfish172, May 13, 2024.

  1. May 13, 2024 at 1:05 PM
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    Catfish172

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    Hello everyone. Has anyone removed the air dam from their 2024 Tacoma? I removed mine and now I have a low whistle type sound when I go from about 30 to 45 mph. Almost sounds like a tire noise but I think it is because I took off air dam and it’s the air passing under the truck that’s making that noise. Gunna put it back on to see if noise goes away.
     
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  2. May 13, 2024 at 1:21 PM
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    Taco y mas

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    Cabrone, that are damn not their just to look bonita.
     
  3. May 13, 2024 at 1:25 PM
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    The 3rd gen had holes in the lower control arm that were missing plugs that tended to whistle. Plugs or tape fixed it.
     
  4. May 13, 2024 at 2:14 PM
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    TACOFLVRD

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    I removed mine last week and haven’t noticed anything. I’ll drive around tomorrow with music off and pay closer attention and let you know.
     
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  5. May 13, 2024 at 2:17 PM
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    Thank you. I only hear mine with radio off.
     
  6. May 13, 2024 at 2:22 PM
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    Tehkoema

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    Hadn't noticed it but that dam is sure as heck not going back on.
     
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  7. May 13, 2024 at 2:46 PM
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    Steves104x4

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    BUCKLE UP! It makes it harder for Aliens to pull you out of your Truck.
     
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  8. May 13, 2024 at 2:51 PM
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    chapskis1

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    Not sure -- I had the tech take it off while he was doing the PDI -- so I've never driven mine with the damn dam on -- as far as I know, all the noises I hear are factory/stock :)
     
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  9. May 13, 2024 at 3:25 PM
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    Thanks for the input. Maybe it’s because I have the limited with quite street tires, but man this truck has a quite ride lol. I think tomorrow I will put the wind dam back on to make sure that is what the problem is .
     
  10. May 13, 2024 at 6:26 PM
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    slater

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    I have a 2wd sr5, quiet tires....
    I didnt hear anything abnormal after removing the snow-plow.....
    Did you reinstall the fasteners into their locations?
    I think they retain additional panels secure if I remember correctly.
    I think 2 fasteners are different than the others...
     
  11. Jun 5, 2024 at 7:53 PM
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    Jakedawgy

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    Had the same issue. Reinstalled the ugly chin spoiler and the noise is gone. Hopefully some aftermarket solutions will come around soon so I can take that awful eyesore off without the howling noise!
     
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  12. Jun 6, 2024 at 4:13 AM
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    CrispyTacoLover

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    Is the skid plate on the Sport different from the Off-road?
     
  13. Jun 6, 2024 at 5:18 AM
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    Yes. The OEM off-road skid plate:
    • More of a lightweight plastic vs the felt on the Sport
    • Shaped differently in the front. The Sport has two large dips that the off-road does not which may be acting like wind tunnels and inducing the additional wind noise.
    • Off-road has an additional skid plate right behind the front one offering more coverage underneath.
    I do believe Btcomcast's modification to the air dam is a good solution. (see post below)
     
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  14. Jun 6, 2024 at 5:20 AM
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    Btcomcast

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    Far to much money spent.
    Cutting and trimming the factory chin spoiler to cover the slots above the sports skid plate eliminates the Nosie you are hearing.processed-39225A86-C7F9-4CE9-B755-8809474C7FDC.jpg
     
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    cut the ugly chin down and reinstall it modified where the holes are filled and it should stop cutting the wind like that.
     
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  17. Jun 18, 2024 at 12:41 PM
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    Chin spoiler would have hooked on that tiny little curb when I parked. I bought a truck, not a Mini Cooper FGS! I'll be trimming that on the weekend and covering the whistling holes until I can find a better and affordable skid plate...


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  18. Jun 20, 2024 at 4:53 AM
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    JustAnotherSquid

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    A clean aftermarket solution would be tits. Wait, can we say that here?
     
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