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OFFICIAL 2nd gen 4x4 front differential bearing vibration POLL

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas' started by BassAckwardsDyl, Jan 24, 2012.

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Front diff grinding/vibe... yes or no..

Poll closed Feb 23, 2012.
  1. 2005 YES - Stock or Lifted

    6 vote(s)
    4.2%
  2. 2005 NO - Stock or Lifted

    7 vote(s)
    4.9%
  3. 2006 YES - Stock or Lifted

    17 vote(s)
    12.0%
  4. 2006 NO - Stock or Lifted

    8 vote(s)
    5.6%
  5. 2007 YES - Stock or Lifted

    15 vote(s)
    10.6%
  6. 2007 NO - Stock or Lifted

    9 vote(s)
    6.3%
  7. 2008 YES - Stock or Lifted

    12 vote(s)
    8.5%
  8. 2008 NO - Stock or Lifted

    8 vote(s)
    5.6%
  9. 2009 YES - Stock or Lifted

    7 vote(s)
    4.9%
  10. 2009 NO - Stock or Lifted

    10 vote(s)
    7.0%
  11. 2010 YES - Stock or Lifted

    10 vote(s)
    7.0%
  12. 2010 NO - Stock or Lifted

    8 vote(s)
    5.6%
  13. 2011 YES - Stock or Lifted

    13 vote(s)
    9.2%
  14. 2011 NO - Stock or Lifted

    12 vote(s)
    8.5%
  1. Feb 7, 2012 at 9:08 PM
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    Koby

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    2in OME suspension lift ARB bull bar 8000lb WARN 32`duratracs on 17 procomp 7033`s
    Yeah, I did the cb drop as well but it didn't work. The angles were pretty good too. I had a one piece drive-shaft fabricated using part of the existing 2 piece for 250 bucks installed. No more take off shudder.:D
     
  2. Feb 8, 2012 at 2:52 PM
    #62
    MaloneS

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    Going to have to look into that DS fabrication deal. Thanks for info.
     
  3. Feb 14, 2012 at 3:12 PM
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    HB Taco

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    I was going to do that too. I figured it would go away if at stock level. Anyone who lifted their (late model)4x4 Tacoma and didn't get the vibe/growl is lucky. Yup I got mine right after the lift but it didn't seem to get worse going from 1.6 to 2.5" via the 5100 clip. I hardly notice it anymore with the Duratracs. I dont know if I should even bother to push the issue with Toyota, but my truck has only 7800 mi on it? The take off shutter is bothersome as well. I've gotten used to it though. :(
     
  4. Feb 14, 2012 at 3:35 PM
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    lundy

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    Just got my diff replaced and vibes are back and worse within 1k. It's ridiculous and getting very annoying.
     
  5. Feb 15, 2012 at 5:35 AM
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    05Moose

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    Hey lundy, how did the CV look where it rides in the bearing? Or did they replace that too?
     
  6. Feb 15, 2012 at 9:16 AM
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    lundy

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    The dealer didn't show me but they did say it didn't need to be replaced and used the old one. I'm sure it needed to replaced.
    Moose:Can I just get that done after the fact? Any chance it'll help? Is it very labor extensive? This sucks cause I'm contemplating just going with an ARB locker for 90% street driven truck :(
     
  7. Feb 15, 2012 at 11:06 AM
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    Twistedfreedom

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    modded the F*ck out
    Rumor is that the bearing and tool will cost under 150 bucks
     
  8. Feb 15, 2012 at 11:08 AM
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    BlueT

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    I moded 1999 Taco so much it had turned to Land Cruiser
    ouch :confused:
     
  9. Feb 15, 2012 at 12:44 PM
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    Twistedfreedom

    Twistedfreedom welcome to the incredibuild

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    modded the F*ck out
    really? its cheaper than an ARB air locker or having the dealer replace the needle bearing.
     
  10. Feb 16, 2012 at 12:59 PM
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    I'd just wait until the new bearing is ready and replace both if needed them. It may be that your axle is fine (although I have to wonder if it came back this fast). If the axle is fine, then bearing only. If both, then you'll have a permanent solution...for a lot less than an ARB!

    I'd like to know how much the bearing is without the tool. Several have pulled the bearing with the free rental pilot bearing removal tools. Current bearing is about $10 add in things like seal, oil, and possible CV Axle, you approach that amount. But if it's a one-time cost, then it's certainly worth it (compared to the bearing which only lasts...we'll see).
     
  11. May 23, 2012 at 12:12 PM
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    I have a 2007 Tacoma TRD 4x4 4 door shortbed with 40,000 miles. Did not have any issues until I put 2" in the front and 1" in the back. Now I have a vibration coming from the front. Everything that I have t/s leads to this needle bearing issue. My question to all of you knowledgeable people, I put the 1" diff drop spacers in, has anyone added thicker diff drop spacers?? like 1 1/2". While I was trouble shooting this I did like is seems most of you and removed the diff drop, which made it worse, so I put it back in and I am at the point of removing the kit and sending it back, just to save the trouble of dealing with it.
     
  12. Dec 14, 2012 at 5:06 AM
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    cdub105

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    I have an 05 3" lift. Lift has been on for about fours years with no issues. Now starting to have grinding, growling, vibrations.
     
  13. Dec 14, 2012 at 5:47 AM
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    jamesnev

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    2010 tacoma, just put 2.5 leveling kit in the front and i have it.

    Has anyone found any way of correcting this? my powertrain is up in 25000km so i dont want to end up messing something major up
     
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