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Solved my vibration problem by mistake

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by monte1985, May 6, 2012.

  1. May 6, 2012 at 4:55 AM
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    monte1985

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    Well got a 09 Tacoma dbl cab supercharged, I have had nothing but vibration problems and bad ride quality. When i got the truck new it road nice with the stock tires that came with it. Well I work for goodyear so we get a change over to goodyear tires at no charge. So I put wrangler silent armors on it. Well since then I have had nothing but vibrations problems. After getting sick of the vibration I changed out the tires to dunlop rover ht . Still nothing but vibration problems and not a very good ride quality. I ended up getting some goodyear ultra grip ice tires for winter and put those one and it was like a different truck. Not much vibration and rode better. Most likely cause of the softer rubber. With my other tires I been through balancing and all road force balancing but it didn't help. Well just last week decided to try another tire. Well usually I change my own tires at work but I had one of the tire guys help. Well went with the new style goodyear wrangler sra. This is a new tread design only in limited sizes. Well put them on and omg the truck feels like brand new and no vibrations. The ride is so great. All the roads I drive on feel like they were repaved and like new shocks had been put it. The truck never rode so nice. Well come to find out I did not pay attention to the size of tires but the guy at work accidently put on 245/70/16 instead of 265/70/16. Its so amazing how great the truck is now with the smaller tires. I always heard the bigger tires were too much for the trucks. If u having a vibration problem and bad ride quality and have the chance to try smaller tires try it out!!
     
  2. May 6, 2012 at 5:19 AM
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    VirginiaBound

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    Smaller tires are for sissies.
     
  3. May 6, 2012 at 5:30 AM
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    Taco-NB

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    Smaller tires? :eek:
     
  4. May 6, 2012 at 5:31 AM
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    oldtacomaguy

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    VB, your avatar is very accurate.
     
  5. May 7, 2012 at 10:56 AM
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    landphil

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    What pressure are / were you running? If the larger tires were overinflated for the load then that could be the cause of what you experienced.
     
  6. May 7, 2012 at 11:05 AM
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    Pugga

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    I agree with with going to a 245 for a better ride but I'd suggest going to 245/75R16 rather than the 70 series. The 245/75R16 are stock size for a base model 6 lug which means your ODO will still be accurate and your engine won't be screaming at highway speed.
     
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