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steering vibes

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by LBtaco, Jul 22, 2009.

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what rims do you have vibrations with?

Poll closed Aug 21, 2009.
  1. 16" stock alloy(TRD OR) (SR5)

    11 vote(s)
    32.4%
  2. 17" stock alloy(TRD sport)

    8 vote(s)
    23.5%
  3. 16" stock steel

    7 vote(s)
    20.6%
  4. other

    8 vote(s)
    23.5%
  1. Jul 22, 2009 at 7:53 PM
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    LBtaco

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    Just wondering , the people getting vibrations in the steering wheel at around 55+ mph , what rims are you using?


    I had vibrations for a while, took a bit but they are gone now.
    combination of bad balance, possible "warped" rotors and over tightening of the lugs
     
  2. Jul 22, 2009 at 8:06 PM
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    thomasr1950

    thomasr1950 16 Tacoma TRD Sport

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    I have a similar issue. Around the same speed up to 75+, also when slowing down around 35 using my brakes. I don't seem to notice it while coasting. I'm having my dealer check it out again this Fri., tires were rebalanced not too long ago, that helped but it seems to have come back. I'll post my results.
     
  3. Jul 22, 2009 at 8:13 PM
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    Coastie Joe

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    No vibes here! My 09 TRD Off Road is Tight as a ducks ass!!! :D
     
  4. Jul 22, 2009 at 8:14 PM
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    NumNutz

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    How do you know how tight a duck's ass is???
     
  5. Jul 22, 2009 at 10:01 PM
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    I do know a duck's Va jay jay is corkscrewed... so I assume the ass is tight lol
     
  6. Aug 13, 2009 at 2:01 AM
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    Capita

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    Can't vote because I got zero vibes......
     
  7. Aug 13, 2009 at 5:53 AM
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    thomasr1950

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    Had a road force balance done, still have vibes. Now dealer says they used the wrong adapter. Not sure if i should give them a 3rd try or not. Toyota says if i go to another dealer i may have to pay a diagnostic fee! They aren't helping me like i thought they would.
     
  8. Aug 13, 2009 at 6:47 AM
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    dalsmthme

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    I think a better question is what tires are on those wheels.
     
  9. Aug 13, 2009 at 6:50 AM
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    thomasr1950

    thomasr1950 16 Tacoma TRD Sport

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    Bridgestone H/T Duelers, came on truck with the stock wheels on the TRD sport pkg.
     
  10. Aug 13, 2009 at 7:28 AM
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    Have the Duelers too but with no vibes. Quite please with them
     
  11. Aug 13, 2009 at 11:14 AM
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    chris4x4

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    Most vibes around the 55 to 65 mph mark, are to to impropper tire ballance. Find a reputable shop that has the correct adapters, and have them balance the tires. As long as the tires are not out of round, and the wheels are free from defects, the truck should be vibe free.
     
  12. Aug 13, 2009 at 12:09 PM
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    bermise

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    +1, Almost all steering vibes are from a improper tire balance, unless your front end is falling apart.
     
  13. Aug 13, 2009 at 2:59 PM
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    You mean Tire ballance. ;)
     
  14. Aug 13, 2009 at 6:29 PM
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    Yes, yes I do. good catch.
     
  15. Aug 13, 2009 at 6:46 PM
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    When you get your tires balanced next time, watch the guy that is doing it. I rotated my tires and balanced them like 500 miles ago +/- and I was getting a vibration from 65-70, it was pissing me off pretty bad so I took the rim back off and spun it 180 degrees because it balanced kind of heavy. After that I think it only needed like 2.50 ounces of weights, well the vibration was still there so I took the tires of the rims and kept the tires where they were at, moved the heavy rim to the right rear and rebalanced them. Now, it rides good like it should. So watch the guy and if the weight is still good maybe try having them switch the rims out. Unless it's time for a rotation, then go ahead and do that. Tim.
     
  16. Aug 19, 2009 at 2:33 PM
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    It happens, LOL! :eek:
     
  17. Aug 19, 2009 at 6:08 PM
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    if u r its alignment issus
     
  18. Aug 21, 2009 at 10:17 AM
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    If your steering wheel is wobbly or vibrating, you most likely need your tires balanced.
     
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