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Scary stutter/tire rub/ wheel and caliper rub

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by RugbyTaco, May 29, 2012.

  1. May 29, 2012 at 2:03 PM
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    Ok heres the scoop. I was coming down an off ramp doin~40mph. When just before i merged something in the passenger side of the truck either rubbed or bound suddenly and sort of jerked the truck towards the right. I checked the tire and saw no rub marks. I checked the wheel and there was no marks from the caliper. I have 884s on the front with stock uca. I have wheelers/procomp 8069 alloys(trimmed calipers) with 265/75/16 Duratracs no spacers atm. I had some rubbing at first but trimmed my flares, problem solved. whatever this is, it feels more like something is binding suddenly. This has happened a handful of times. kinda worrisome

    Any suggestions or what to look closely for?
     
  2. May 29, 2012 at 2:07 PM
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    Any relation to steering? Is it only when going straight, or when turned a certain direction/degree?

    Sounds stupid, but road conditions? My truck will grab anything on the road and sometimes pull a foot or two to one direction. There is one spot on my commute on a highway offramp that does the same thing to my truck, but to the left...and it's every day. I can take a video of it tomorrow, and you tell me if it's similar to that.

    Maybe the sway bar is getting caught onto something?
     
  3. May 29, 2012 at 2:20 PM
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    this off ramp curves to the right, so im turning slightly right. nothing to severe. I didn't think about the sway bar but ill check out that as well. It seems this one off ramp does it every time. im getting spacers anyway just for peace of mind but i dont think the calipers and wheels are rubbing
     
  4. May 29, 2012 at 3:09 PM
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    just went and tried the same off ramp but at the recommended speed limit of 30mph. nothing. could my springs be compressing that much were something is rubbing that other wise wouldn't appear as if it would?
     
  5. May 29, 2012 at 3:48 PM
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    So it's speed related? Or did you just get lucky and didn't happen this time? I'd go back and do a few passes at 25, 30, and 40 just to see if it makes a difference. It sounds stupid, but if that one offramp is where you feel it the most, that may be your best spot to check it out.

    I doubt your springs are compressing much more at 40mph than they are at 30mph.
     
  6. May 29, 2012 at 4:02 PM
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  7. May 29, 2012 at 4:51 PM
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    i did not have my vsc recalibrated. the only reason i dont think its the vsc is that there is no beeping and the brakes dont pulsate. its just one quick tug and done. what would a dealership charge?
    and yeah the ramp is pretty smooth, it has a deep curve/berm towards the end, but mostly real smooth.
     
  8. May 29, 2012 at 4:55 PM
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    Don't know what the dealership would charge - I doesn't look it would be that hard to do yourself. The second part of the pdf file has instructions on doing it with a jumper wire if I remember correctly. It's all in that thread if you go through it.

    Don't know for sure it is VSC, I did a smaller lift on my truck and the tire store that installed it reset the VSC with their new alignment machine. I haven't had any issues with mine yet. Hope you get it figured out!

    David
     
  9. May 29, 2012 at 5:06 PM
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    Im tempted to try the jumper wire method, i just hate electrical anything.
     
  10. May 29, 2012 at 5:16 PM
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    Yours is a sport model, which means that it has VACUUM booster, not electric booster as OR model has. VSC may in some cases engage SMOOTHLY and SILENTLY. If it engages for too short a time, it won't even beep at you.
     
  11. May 29, 2012 at 5:22 PM
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    Might check around your area and see if you can find a tire shop w/ a machine that will reset the VSC. My local shop says this is becoming a problem on more than just lifted trucks - people bump the curb a little to hard in their suburban grocery getter and it can knock the alignment out and cause VSC issues. He told me that's why they upgraded to their new machine.

    I asked him of his reset was the same as the procedure in the pdf. He looked at the print out I brought him and said he didn't know for sure, because their machine does the reset while it's hooked up. They do a lot of lifts, a lot of suspension work and he said the new machine had eliminated their VSC problems.

    Sorry, I don't know more - it sounded legit, certainly my truck has not had any VSC issues in the ~3,000 miles since I put the lift on.

    David
     
  12. May 29, 2012 at 10:11 PM
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    thanx good to know!
     
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