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truck bobbing

Discussion in '1st Gen. Tacomas (1995-2004)' started by mcguire, Jul 27, 2011.

  1. Jul 27, 2011 at 4:48 PM
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    mcguire

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    Ok so my taco has a 3 inch suspension 3 inch body and 33s, i dont know if any of that factors in but when i accelerate slowly or hitt a speed between 80 and 100kmh the rearend of the truck seems to bob up and down. As if im driving over a bunch of tiny speed bumps. I always do my own work and can usually trouble shoot, but this one is driven me nuts.
    I put in equal size spacers to drop the carrier bearing and it didnt seem to change at all. any help would be great its very annoying one the highway.
     
  2. Jul 27, 2011 at 4:59 PM
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    damn i thought you were talking about bobbing the bed and got all excited

    by bob you mean bounce? or shudder?
     
  3. Jul 27, 2011 at 4:59 PM
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  4. Jul 27, 2011 at 5:05 PM
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    haha yah i can see how it could be takin in such a way. i guess a rapid bounce could be used to better describe it. Almost like im sunning octogon tires, but i know tires arent it. i have two sets, the other being dam near new, and still does it.
     
  5. Jul 27, 2011 at 6:36 PM
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    Bent rims will do it, tweaked axle(but not as likely). Get the tires balanced and check your shocks for signs of deterioration.
     
  6. Jul 28, 2011 at 3:06 PM
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    ya il get them rebalanced and it probably is time for new shocks. gotta pick some billys!
     
  7. Jul 28, 2011 at 3:18 PM
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    How old is your lift? I assume you're not running the stock shocks with a 3" lift!

    you probably need a tire balance, but if you've got an older lift, look into your suspension bushings, and your shocks, too.
     
  8. Jul 30, 2011 at 9:20 AM
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    My lift is a couple years old,but im running new skyjacker leaf packs.The shocks are roughcountry for now.i have new eibach coils sittin in the garage waitin for the billies that should have been here two weeks ago so ican put something better under the front and rear
     
  9. Jul 30, 2011 at 12:41 PM
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    Rough country struts + spacer lift + body lift= Horrible ride.
     
  10. Jul 30, 2011 at 12:50 PM
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    I am fighting the same issue but one a gen2. I did the standard CB drop, and added to the spacer 1/8" at a time. The further i go down the better it gets. The best way to find out if it is still the CB, is to start from a dead stand still and put the accelerator to the floor. IF there is a shutter under torque, the lower the bearing some more. Mine is almost gone now.
     
  11. Jul 30, 2011 at 1:00 PM
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    Your wheel weight (balance) probably fell off. It happens.
     
  12. Jul 30, 2011 at 3:12 PM
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    Thanks for all the input guys im gonna try everything to get rid of it,also going to get my brother to take my truck to work to rebalance the tires.
    aha ya VACOUNTRYBOY you are right about the terrible ride,i ahve noticed a big change in ride with the new leaf packs.cant wait to put in the coils and struts, if the struts ever get here. Shipping to canada takes so long!
     
  13. Aug 3, 2011 at 7:46 AM
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    well that was an easy enough fix, adjusted my rear brakes and a new set of drums, bed bobbing is gone.
     
  14. Aug 3, 2011 at 7:50 AM
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    Glad to see you fixed the issue!

    Which coils and struts did you order?

    It definitely makes a huge difference when you get a quality suspension! :D
     
  15. Aug 3, 2011 at 8:02 AM
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    I ordered the eibach coils and 5100 struts. The coils i got from toytec and for whatever reason ordered the struts threw my local 4x4 shop.Springs have been here for weeks, still waitin for the GD Struts!
     
  16. Aug 3, 2011 at 8:05 AM
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    :thumbsup:

    They are well worth the wait!
     
  17. Aug 3, 2011 at 8:08 AM
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    HAHA thats whats keeping me sane!
     
  18. Aug 3, 2011 at 8:15 AM
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    U jelly?

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  19. Aug 3, 2011 at 8:21 AM
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    Haha very much so. I can see the great ride quality hiddin in there behind the tire!
     
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    When you combine the great ride quality with superior Japanese engineering magical things can happen. :D
     
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