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Steering shakes after lift and tires

Discussion in 'New Members' started by GOTTRD, Mar 27, 2012.

  1. Mar 27, 2012 at 10:17 PM
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    GOTTRD

    GOTTRD [OP] New Member

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    Hi, I have a 2007 Tacoma double cab 4x4 with a Revtech 3 in lift and new 305/50R20 Toyo A/T tiresI have a intermittent steering shaking problem. I noticed it only after I modified the suspension and added the big tires. Feels ok most of the time but if I drive over a small bump Or uneven roads, it shakes a lot.

    Can anyone tell me if this normal or do I need to check the wheel alignment, wheel balancing again.

    Update: found this link:http://www.tacomaworld.com/forum/2nd-gen-tacomas/99531-steering-wheel-shake-2.html#post1910842

    I will check the balancing again. I hope this works.
     
  2. Mar 28, 2012 at 6:27 PM
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    Zimaura

    Zimaura Well-Known Member

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    Level Kit, 16inch Moto Metals, 33 BFGs, Flowmaster, tinted taillights, silver billet grills
    I have almost the same set up as you. Did you get a chance to fix the problem? Also for after market rims, there is no need for the adapters right?
    thanks in advance.
     
  3. Mar 28, 2012 at 11:02 PM
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    GOTTRD

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    Hi, To answer your first question, the answer is no I didn't find the fix as of today. I will have to double check both the balance and alignment of all four wheels again. With the truck in the air, I will check the tie rods, rack, ball joints for excessive play. If everything checks out okay, I don't know whst is the next step? I might just accept the fact that this normal because the tires and rims are so heavy compared to the stock rims and tires.

    I just figured out my gas milage since installing these rims & tires. I'm now averaging 12.9 miles per gallon compared to 16 mpg. I'm asking my self- What did I get myself into? Gas prices are record high in Hawaii. $4.35 at Costco for regular unleaded.
     
  4. Mar 29, 2012 at 12:07 AM
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    6-inch pro-comp lift-,n-fab 6 step nerfbars,extang touneau cover,go rhino grille guard,aftermarket fogs,3.5 driving lights,7-inch off road lights.pro comp skid plate,train horns,reese tow hitch,escort 9500ix,blend mount wireless radar mount.avs bug deflector and window vents,5%window tint.28-led back up lamps,sock monkey 3rd brake light decal,magna flow exhaust.klein train horns.nitro,nitro 4.56 gears,pro-comp traction bars,volant super scoop air intake.
    aren't those tires a little large for just 3 inches,there also not known for a great ride quality either.imo
     
  5. Mar 29, 2012 at 8:57 AM
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    Zimaura

    Zimaura Well-Known Member

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    They are not too big, nor, not too wide. They are about 32 inches right?
    I run 305/70/R16s and no rubbing with same Revtec thingy... I want something better though... :(

    OP good luck man, yes i feel you on the gas mileage, i am getting little over 14, mostly on highways, and i am just about to take a somewhat long trip... its gonna suck!!!!!!:mad:
     
  6. Mar 30, 2012 at 12:42 AM
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    GOTTRD

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    I did have to trim the front fender liners and a little off the inner fender flare corner. The ride is stiffer with the coil over spacer and add a leaf but not like I need a kidney belt or anything. That could also be the reason why the steering shakes when hitting bumps. The suspension is stiffer! I still can drive 70+ with no problem. I do use my truck so lifting another 3 inches would be a bit much for loading and unloading

    If it wasn't for the wife and kids I would love to buy and install the bigger 6 in lift from Fabtech or Procomp.

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