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Vibration after 2" Lift? Help?

Discussion in '1st Gen. Tacomas (1995-2004)' started by agrant2312, Feb 12, 2012.

  1. Feb 12, 2012 at 8:59 PM
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    agrant2312

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    Just lifted my truck 2" with a daystar lift. Front spacers rear AAL. My steering is also out of line now since i lifted it? What could be causing the vibration it only vibrates at about 30 mph and under. I can feel it in my steering wheel also.
     
  2. Feb 12, 2012 at 9:02 PM
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    what kind of lift did you put on?
     
  3. Feb 12, 2012 at 9:05 PM
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    You need to drop your carrier bearing about an inch or so & you'll be vibe free...;)
     
  4. Feb 12, 2012 at 9:05 PM
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    Got the exact same thing. Got a alignment, going to get it checked when i do my brakes. Daystar 2.5'' strut spacer lift with rear blocks. Vibrations between 18-25 mph. Not something im too conserned about. I can live with it.
     
  5. Feb 12, 2012 at 9:06 PM
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    OH & get an alignment ASAP for front
     
  6. Feb 12, 2012 at 9:07 PM
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    Same for you, drop the carrier..
     
  7. Feb 12, 2012 at 9:09 PM
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    Carrier Drop? Got any how to's or anything on it? Oh yeah it also freaking sucked installing it. The U-Bolts have never been taken off in the back and it too a good 2 hours to get them off.

    Just google'd it just ordered a kit. Will it damage anything the way it is as of now?
     
  8. Feb 12, 2012 at 9:22 PM
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    Theres a couple ways to go about it, you can buy some spacers for it, or you can go a little more advanced & get a carrier drop bracket (more$$)

    Or you can find a couple big nuts,3/4"-1" wide (or tall depending how you look at it) make sure they slide over existing bolts, you want them just slightly over sized so they slide over but not thread on to bolts, this is what I did to cure mine..

    Wow you must have had a fair amount of thread stretch on them, did they re torque ok ? I'd check tightness again also...
     
  9. Feb 12, 2012 at 9:36 PM
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    All those sound good ill figure something out with it. Yeah there was which was suprizing. I couldn't really torque them down with how hard it was to get them back on. I didn't cross thread them or anything just rust it would have torqued out at the first push.
     
  10. Feb 12, 2012 at 10:00 PM
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    Oh man , hate to tell you now, but you need new U bolts. You got BAD thread stretch, you'll never get them to torque, it'll strip out before it gets tight, damn hate when that happens & ya don't want to chance having them being loose (which could also cause vibrations)
     
  11. Feb 12, 2012 at 10:09 PM
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    I doubt a 2'' lift will cause vibes because driveline angles...most likely just needs an alignment.

    If the alignment does't cure it, then get a carrier drop...and check out the U-joints
     
  12. Feb 12, 2012 at 10:47 PM
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    Absolutely 2" can cause vibe.. & thats why you drop the carrier, to correct drive angle....

    & OP I wouldn't do shit until I replaced U bolts
     
  13. Feb 13, 2012 at 9:20 AM
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    Just dropped the carrier about half an inch and no vibration anymore!!! Got an appointment today at 1 to get it aligned! Thanks guys!
     
  14. Feb 13, 2012 at 9:33 AM
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    No problem dude, & I'm serious about getting new U bolts, when they thread stretch as bad as yours you are not driving a very safe vehicle, your shit may feel tight but trust me its not...just my $.02
     
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