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Steering wheel bumps after bigger tires installed

Discussion in '1st Gen. Tacomas (1995-2004)' started by 04trd4x4AL, Feb 27, 2012.

  1. Feb 27, 2012 at 7:18 PM
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    04trd4x4AL

    04trd4x4AL [OP] Well-Known Member

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    Tint , Deck Plate, debadged, Bil 5100's set @ 2.5 up front, Bil 5100 in the rear and AAL. Diff drop. B.A.M.F brake proportioning bracket.
    Hey there I didn't know how to search for this. I have recently just installed bigger tires on my truck. When I have hit bumps hard my steering wheel kinda bumps around. Its not loose feeling just kinda bumpy feeling. Do I need to install the new steering rack bushing kit. Could this be what I'm feeling.
     
  2. Feb 27, 2012 at 7:35 PM
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    lotsoftoys

    lotsoftoys pavement is boring....

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    Possibly.... i have poly bshings in my rack. But u gotta realize bigger tires have more weight to throw around. Thus u feel more in the steering
     
  3. Feb 27, 2012 at 7:39 PM
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    MTNative

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    Daniel, what size tires and tread did put on it? Have you checked to see if the tires rubbing the frame. Mine were hitting on the back side of the axle at the frame. Once I put the spacers on, no more troubles for me.
     
  4. Feb 27, 2012 at 9:03 PM
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    04trd4x4AL

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    I put 285/75 AT's. It drives fine until I hit a rut or a bump it will kinda bounce. It feels like the steering wheel is fixin to come off.
     
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