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Road vibrations felt in steering wheel

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by tacocowboy, May 16, 2012.

  1. May 16, 2012 at 4:19 AM
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    tacocowboy

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    I took my truck to the dealer for a high speed vibration of the steering wheel. They think I have a bad tire up front. Had it checked, not so. Steering rack ap:confused:pears tight. Any thoughts?
     
  2. May 16, 2012 at 4:44 AM
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    When you had the tire checked, did they do a road force balance on it?
     
  3. May 16, 2012 at 5:35 AM
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    I have the same problem periodically. I take it Discount Tire because that is where I bought my rims. They do some kind of balancing and it removes it every time.
     
  4. May 16, 2012 at 6:10 AM
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    Yes they did the roadforce balance. And my hubs are still good.
     
  5. May 16, 2012 at 7:07 AM
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    I've had steering wheel vibration ever since getting my new wheels/tires. I've had them balanced several times. I'm trying Road Force Balance next week. If that doesn't work, I'll be checking in to see if other solutions pop up in this thread.

    Good luck to the OP.
     
  6. May 16, 2012 at 2:49 PM
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    Road Force Balance.....I'm going to have to remember this. I've got it too and feel as if it's an easy fix. I'm going to try and get this done on Friday :D
     
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    What's different about it vs and normal mount and balance?
     
  8. May 16, 2012 at 4:45 PM
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    Road for balance can check for broken belt, separated tire, heavy spot in tire. Basically if there is a defect in the tire it will notice it.

    It also tells you where to specifically rotate the tire once it is on the wheel. It places the heavy section of a tire opposite the lightest spot in on the wheel so they counter each other so less weights are needed.

    It works by actually placing about a 15" wide x 12" diameter roller against the tire to simulate the road. They charge more for this. Typically is not needed with a quality wheel and tire but when you get into so 32" plus tire sizes and wide widths it is a option to think about.

    Pics in link
    http://www.evsmotors.com/hunter-gsp9700-road-balancing-in-houston-tx-by-evs-motors/

    Typically shops just slap wheels and tires on vehicles with piss poor balancing. There is variations on how you can do it. Dynamic or static.

    Also when choosing aftermarket wheels please check hub bore to match to stock or use hub rings as needed. Conical lugs do squat if the bore is larger than stock. Same goes with wheel spacers they must be hub centric.

    All vehicles are the same way it is typically pronounced on vehicles with larger diameter tires since it amplifies the defect or improper setup.
     
  9. May 16, 2012 at 6:51 PM
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    Discount tire near me said they'd do it for $40. Just called them. Hoping to get it done soon.
     
  10. May 16, 2012 at 8:58 PM
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    The place where I bought my tires (and where I have lifetime rotate/balance) said they'd do it for free since they can't seem to get rid of the vibration after having the tires balanced several times. Maybe it'll fix it, maybe not.

    I've also purchased all of the parts I need from this guy's fix. That damn shake will go away one way or another.
     
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