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Strange Noise Off Roading

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by TimR, Jul 15, 2010.

  1. Jul 15, 2010 at 11:56 AM
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    TimR

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    I have a 2009 TRD Off Road and took it off roading recently. I was on a traill, and when I went over embedded rocks, over ruts, etc, I would hear a deep rubbing/farting/creaking noise (sorry, best way I could describe it) coming from underneath. The sound would last about a second each time and sounded almost like a hinge with a very DEEP creaking noise. I couldn't identify the sound, but my guesses are bad shocks or wheels rubbing. Everything on the truck is stock, and I was moving slowley. any ideas?
     
  2. Jul 15, 2010 at 12:02 PM
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    98tacoma27

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    It was probably just the undercarriage sliding across the ground.
     
  3. Jul 15, 2010 at 12:07 PM
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    I used to own a ridgeline and I would here PLENTY of ground when driving that truck. It was definitely not the ground. There were no scraping noises (which i did hear at other times on the skid plate).
     
  4. Jul 15, 2010 at 12:07 PM
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    chris4x4

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    Tires rubbing?
     
  5. Jul 15, 2010 at 12:08 PM
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  6. Jul 15, 2010 at 12:09 PM
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    Could be a chance your truck is haunted.......just sayin.....
     
  7. Jul 15, 2010 at 12:10 PM
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    can stock tires rub on a stock vehicle frequently when off roading?
     
  8. Jul 15, 2010 at 12:11 PM
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    and btw, the truck is a tank going through mud holes. I am so impressed. I used to go around them, now I seek them out!!
     
  9. Jul 15, 2010 at 12:13 PM
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    Are your mudlaps still on? I'd guess that's what the sound is. Those stupid rigid flaps hand too low and catch on everything. That's what I experienced the first time I took my '09 off road.
     
  10. Jul 15, 2010 at 12:13 PM
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  11. Jul 15, 2010 at 12:13 PM
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  12. Jul 15, 2010 at 12:19 PM
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    hmmm could be the mudflaps, good point. do any of you get aftermarket flaps that are shorter?
     
  13. Jul 15, 2010 at 12:20 PM
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  14. Jul 15, 2010 at 12:22 PM
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    damn, i never thought of that. Maybe I should get a snowmobile, It will create some extra room in the igloo.
     
  15. Jul 15, 2010 at 12:22 PM
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    Probably. From what I can tell most people cut them or take them off. Or have them ripped off while on the trails. I took mine off.
     
  16. Jul 15, 2010 at 12:25 PM
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    Eh?

    It probably is the mudflaps they are shit you can cut them down or take them off
     
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