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Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by TBlack, May 24, 2014.

  1. May 24, 2014 at 5:49 AM
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    TBlack

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    I recently got a set of method NV wheels installed at my dealership on my 2013 base prerunner DCSB and now I'm getting really bad vibes in the steering wheel around 65mph that I Don't recall feeling as much before. I feel it slightly in the seats and gas pedal as well and it seems to come and go as I accelerate/slow down from 65. I tried reading up on threads throughout TW but a lot of people say they don't feel the vibes in the steering wheel. I know tacomas are prone to high speed vibes but I feel like they got worse with the new wheels. Just wondering what could be causing it like balancing or because the wheels aren't hub centric and what I can do to fix it. Thanks for reading.

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  2. May 24, 2014 at 5:52 AM
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    Any advice is appreciated.
     
  3. May 24, 2014 at 6:00 AM
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  4. May 24, 2014 at 6:05 AM
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  5. May 24, 2014 at 6:17 AM
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    Hate to bug you when you're having a prob but how did you get the black bumpers and wheel flares?
     
  6. May 24, 2014 at 6:30 AM
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    Yeah, those rings worked for me. Don't know what the hub bore is on your wheels. There are aluminum versions too, but for me there was only a 1 mm gap and I couldn't get any aluminum rings that thin.
     
  7. May 24, 2014 at 6:39 AM
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    No problem, Its because I have a prerunner base model. Base models come with black bumpers and flares.
    Yeah, the wheels are not hub centric. The bore on the wheels are 108mm whereas tacomas are 106.1mm
     
  8. May 24, 2014 at 6:45 AM
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    Thanks for your input man. Probably going to look into this. Discount tire direct, where I got the wheels, usually sends hub rings with the wheels and I asked them about it when I didn't get them and they said it was such a minor difference that it shouldn't matter.
     
  9. May 24, 2014 at 5:22 PM
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    Hub centric rings
    proper backspacing
    haweka adapter for the balancing machine
    Road force balanced

    Those are the 4 most important things that need to be looked at when purchasing aftermarket wheels and tires on a Tacoma 2nd gen .
    Use the search bar on the top right side and investigate each term and you are going to notice that all 4 terms need to be used or looked at when running aftermarket wheels . Ask me why I know this ?
     
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  10. May 24, 2014 at 11:29 PM
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    Just put a set of standards on my truck along with 37" tires. I had really bad vibes and wobble with the previous tires. The method wheel hub is bigger than our hubs on the Tacoma, but I did not use the rings on my new Method wheels and 37" tires and mine are fine.

    I used Gorilla ET lug nuts carefully hand tightened while the truck was jacked up to make sure the lug nuts center the wheel.

    If you're tires are balanced properly then the rings will probably work, but know that the center caps cannot be used with the rings. If you get some nice longer 60 degree lug nuts and take your time mounting the wheels/tires to the correct torque specs you should be fine.
     
  11. May 25, 2014 at 5:34 AM
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    Thanks for that input.
    I really won't be able to have the center caps if I use the rings? Why is that?
     
  12. May 25, 2014 at 8:29 AM
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    That's what Method told me on the phone when we spoke. Of course that was with the Standard wheels, yours may differ. A quick call and you would know.
     
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    What size are those?
     
  14. May 26, 2014 at 7:16 AM
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  15. May 26, 2014 at 9:27 AM
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    Mine was vibrating at 40mph pretty bad so I had the dealer grease the front driveshaft really well and the vibes have stopped. Maybe try that
     
  16. May 26, 2014 at 12:42 PM
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    Thanks man, I will have the dealership do that next time I'm there.
     

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