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Rear wheel spin

Discussion in 'Wheels & Tires' started by Cdn98TacomaSR5, Aug 1, 2008.

  1. Aug 1, 2008 at 9:19 PM
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    Cdn98TacomaSR5

    Cdn98TacomaSR5 [OP] Active Member

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    I've got a 98 Tacoma SR5 4x4 with BF Goodrich All Terrains. The engine is the 4 cylinder model with an automatic transmission. Even though the truck is underpowered I experience terrible wheel spin on the rears whenever the ashphalt is wet (which in Vancouver is almost all the time). On a flat surface the rear wheels will spin far too easily, even with gentle application of the gas. I have tried varying the air pressure between 30-50psi but it makes no difference. The previous owner installed beefed up rear springs and the truck has a bit of a nose down, rear up stance now. I'm not sure if this has anything to do with it. Has anyone else experienced this problem or know why this vehicle is spinning the rear wheels so easily and how to rectify this?
     
  2. Aug 1, 2008 at 9:23 PM
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    lsocoee

    lsocoee My hair is all natural Staff Member

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    Have you tried lowering the pressure even lower than 30. Not sure about the 98 models, but check your door jamb for the recomended tire pressure. Also, you might think about adding some weight to the rear of your truck. Trucks have bad traction on the slippery stuff when they are unloaded.
     
  3. Aug 2, 2008 at 11:52 AM
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    Cdn98TacomaSR5

    Cdn98TacomaSR5 [OP] Active Member

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    I've got a 98 Tacoma SR5 4x4 with BF Goodrich All Terrains. The engine is the 4 cylinder model with an automatic transmission. Even though the truck is underpowered I experience terrible wheel spin on the rears whenever the ashphalt is wet (which in Vancouver is almost all the time). On a flat surface the rear wheels will spin far too easily, even with gentle application of the gas. I have tried varying the air pressure between 30-50psi but it makes no difference. The previous owner installed beefed up rear springs and the truck has a bit of a nose down, rear up stance now. I'm not sure if this has anything to do with it. Has anyone else experienced this problem or know why this vehicle is spinning the rear wheels so easily and how to rectify this?
     
  4. Aug 2, 2008 at 12:12 PM
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    Khaos

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    Post a couple pics (of the truck and rear suspension). Are you sure he installed a new leaf pack or did he go with an AAL or block. What your describing sounds like axle wrap.
     
  5. Aug 2, 2008 at 1:34 PM
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    Cdn98TacomaSR5

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    This is the picture of my leaf springs.

    100_0098.jpg
     
  6. Aug 2, 2008 at 2:52 PM
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    wushaw

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    WHat is up with that over load?
     
  7. Aug 2, 2008 at 3:24 PM
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    Ridgerunner

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    I had the SAME prob with those damm tires- they hydroplane too much too! I got em off the truck and got me some Michelins. IMO it's the tires
     
  8. Aug 2, 2008 at 3:58 PM
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    Cdn98TacomaSR5

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    The guy that owned the truck before me over loaded the springs because he had a business that he needed to load the box with heavy materials for his business. He said they are 3/4 ton leafs.
     
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