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Discussion in 'New Members' started by bkc2115, Oct 11, 2011.

  1. Oct 11, 2011 at 8:13 AM
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    bkc2115

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    Love my Toyota trucks I have had,7, but I am about to jump ship if I don't find away to balance my wheels and tires. 2nd time I have had this issue with 2 different trucks. I have 285/70/17 mounted on XD Diesel wheels and can't get them to balance. I get the shimmy at about 55 and stays til 70. Tried different shops, road force balancing and all. At my last nerve here! Anybody tell me what the F*** to do next before I trade this sonof a b**** off for a friggin Ford??????
     
  2. Oct 11, 2011 at 8:41 AM
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    Have you changed out your upper control arms on your truck :confused:
    Are your rims bent in some way :notsure:
     
  3. Oct 11, 2011 at 10:37 AM
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  4. Oct 11, 2011 at 11:34 AM
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  5. Oct 11, 2011 at 11:34 AM
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    get new wheels :D
     
  6. Oct 11, 2011 at 12:28 PM
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    I wouldn't blame the truck, maybe the tires sat too long on the lot and flattened a little, happened on my buddies GMC and he only noticed vibrations on the hwy.
     
  7. Oct 11, 2011 at 1:00 PM
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    4Wheelin4Banger

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  8. Oct 11, 2011 at 1:02 PM
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    Welcome to TW from Orlando!

    You will probably want to post this in the general 2nd gen section; this section is for simple introductions, new members to show off their trucks, etc...

    If you go to post in the general forum, some more info about your lift and other mods will be helpful.

    Good luck!

    Fink[​IMG]
     
  9. Oct 12, 2011 at 11:38 AM
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    bkc2115

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    Hey guys!!! Thanks for the "HOWDIES" and back at you! Bought the truck new on the lot and had the mod's done there, so the tires never sat on the truck for any time. Tried new wheels. Rims are not bent. No, I have not changed my a arms. I have tried all your suggestions, except the airsoft beads, next step I guess. I've tried the best Michelins in the past, but they didn't work either. I'm only lifted 2" with 10" wide wheels. I seen guys with tacos jacked 6" and 12" wheels and they say they have no problems. Like I said, some thing has to give or I'm gone. Never thought I would that about my Super T, but can't take it much more.
     
  10. Oct 12, 2011 at 12:51 PM
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    In the end, it isn't Toyota's fault. They didn't engineer the trucks to work with aftermarket products, thus why they are called "aftermarket" products.

    We will need more details on the lift (type/brand of shocks, type/brand of leafs, etc...) and some pics would be great.

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  11. Oct 13, 2011 at 11:57 AM
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    2" leveling from Toytec. 1" block in the back springs. It was put on professionally. It seems Toyota is the only trucks that have this problem with vibration from unbalanced tires. Remember 2 trucks, with the same issues. Tried evry tire shop in a 80 mile radius that has all the latest tire balancing equip. Why is it you throw big tires and a lift on all the others with no problems? I've owned 7 of these trucks. It ain't my first rodeo and this is the second 2nd gen truck that has had the same problem. Not taking pics, it is not jacked up 4' off the ground, it's 2". Guys in my town have higher and bigger tacos, they don't have this problem. It is a problem with the toyota trucks not being able to put bigger tire and wheels on them. It's not the lift, the springs, the moon or whatever. I have had several Toyota master mechanics, tire and wheel specialist look at these trucks. It's the toyota truck steering tolerances or something. I have tried different tires and wheels with the same results. Now what!
     
  12. Oct 13, 2011 at 12:13 PM
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    I'm not asking for pics to see how high it is, but if we can see what your suspension looks like, what your alignment looks like, etc...it will help us get a better feel for what is going on.

    It sounds to me like you are just wanting to bash Toyota, which is fine, everybody is entitled to their opinion. Just remember you are on a Toyota enthusiast forum specializing in Tacoma's and other offroad-capable Toyota vehicles...you're not going to get a positive response by providing minimal information about your setup, refusing to post pics so we can help you, and continually saying it's all Toyota's fault.

    I'm not trying to be a troll, I'm just being honest and giving you my opinion on response to what you are giving us. :thumbsup:

    As far as the balance issues go, there are thousands of Tacoma owners running 285s and larger without the issues you are experiencing so at this point, I think everybody here will agree that it is not the truck. After all, the modifications you have had done (from what we can tell) are not all that extreme.

    If you bought the truck brand new on the lot, and the dealership installed the mods then take it back to them and tell them you don't want to see it again until it is up to your standards. If they can't do it with the leveling kit on it, have them take it off and bring it back to stock and see if that solves it.

    Good luck!

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  13. Oct 13, 2011 at 12:19 PM
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    Yoytoda

    Yoytoda The Little Truck That Could

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    is the vibration on the steering wheels? alot of people get a shimmy 55-70 from driveline angles after a lift.

    maybe you need a carrier bearing drop or maybe axle shims...
     
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