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Thoughts on a chasing down a “small” vibration...

Discussion in '3rd Gen. Tacomas (2016+)' started by RNO_TACO, Jun 29, 2020.

  1. Jun 29, 2020 at 6:01 PM
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    RNO_TACO

    RNO_TACO [OP] Well-Known Member

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    So yes I’ve searched other posts just to get that out of the way lol. My question is simple. Trying to chase down a simple small vibration. It’s nothing major by any means that has me panicking. Truck is glass smooth from 0-45mph. 46-53 a very small vibration can be felt in the seat only.
    54+mph glass smooth again. Yes truck is lifted and it has 265/75r16 duratracs on it. My initial thoughts are tire related. However, tires and rims were installed before the lift and were glass smooth at every speed. So why would they all of a sudden start vibrating? No weights have fallen off and alignment was perfect. Truck tracks straight as an arrow. Just puzzling to me. Again it’s nothing major but it’s just that little annoyance that has me asking the question. Maybe driveline related but seems odd to only happen at those speeds. Also doesn’t matter if I’m on the throttle or not. Any insights? Thanks for the help.
     
  2. Jun 30, 2020 at 12:09 AM
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    bulalo

    bulalo Well-Known Member

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    none at the moment
    Wait till you rotate the tire. If suddenly the steering wheel shakes at those speeds then it’s the tire.
     
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  3. Jun 30, 2020 at 12:37 AM
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    ROAD DOG

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    endurance raced many a season
    driven millions a mile

    situation to U.........................................tyres are balanced when installed
    discs are pristine by sight
    brake components dont show any issues
    alignment good
    rims not dimpled

    question to U.......................... how many miles driven b4 tyres are Not balanced
    b4 disc might exhibit runout
    b4 brkes dont actually operate exactly each wheel ( they seldom do )
    b4 the alignment gets slightly off to normal wear

    some believe 1st paragraph is sustained until new tyre/brakes & alignment
    happens on down the road
    they dont ' feel ' the subtle changes................. or theyve gotten used to them

    U decide
     
  4. Jun 30, 2020 at 11:13 AM
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    RNO_TACO

    RNO_TACO [OP] Well-Known Member

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  5. Jun 30, 2020 at 11:15 AM
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    RNO_TACO

    RNO_TACO [OP] Well-Known Member

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    For sure. Easy enough to try and it’s free :). Thankyou.
     
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