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Vibration help

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by PaidtoPlay08, Nov 21, 2020.

  1. Nov 21, 2020 at 2:31 PM
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    PaidtoPlay08

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    If this helps at all

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  2. Nov 21, 2020 at 5:19 PM
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    Each and truck will react differently. Just the nature of the beast. The have my prerunner lifted 3” with 285s and have never had any vibration what so ever. That being said it’s probably a driveline issue. Just need to know you may never get rid of it 100%. Hopefully you can remedy it, good luck.
     
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  3. Nov 21, 2020 at 5:20 PM
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    Thanks
     
  4. Nov 21, 2020 at 5:21 PM
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    Personally I’d bump that caster up to 3* you’ll like the way it tightens up steering. I run 4* personally.
     
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  5. Nov 21, 2020 at 5:22 PM
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    Do you have a shim under the rear leaf pack?
     
  6. Nov 21, 2020 at 5:22 PM
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    I dont. Havent tried that yet
     
  7. Nov 21, 2020 at 5:25 PM
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    Remove the cb drop spacer and add 2-3 degree shim under the leaf pack, is where I’d start. Then you can lower the cb in increments as needed, to fine tune if need be. Keep us posted.
     
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    I think i will try that. Thanks man. When i figure it out i will definitely post the fix assuming i find one. I want to keep loving my truck
     
  9. Nov 21, 2020 at 5:43 PM
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    FYI. On spicerparts.com there is some good reading on driveline angles.
     
  10. Nov 21, 2020 at 5:44 PM
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    Thanks! I will definitely use that
     
  11. Nov 22, 2020 at 4:42 AM
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    Alignment looks fine to me, but it wouldn't be the cause of your new vibrations anyway. @Muddinfun is a better interpreter of alignment sheets though. Running a higher caster is totally up to you. Not worth going back and paying again just to bump it up a degree imo. Next time around you can ask them to aim for 3.5*.
    You don't necessarily have to swap wheels w/ someone. Rotate all 4 and see if it changes. Again, probably not the cause of your problem.

    Likely a driveline angle. Doubtful it's anything else since it wasn't there before the lift and now it is, after install. Prior to my current setup, I had 3* shims under the leaf springs and a center support bearing drop that worked great.
    Try things that are easy to play with first. Remove that CS drop. That'll take 10 minutes and you can see if the vibes get better or worse. Same w/ axle shims.

    I still have some really minor vibes. The only thing left I'm going to do is the ECGS bushing. If that doesn't solve them for me, I'm going to live w/ it. Passengers don't notice the vibrations. Only me. Point is, do some logical attempts to correct the problem, but don't go insane if everything is checking out ok and they're still there.
     
  12. Nov 22, 2020 at 6:24 AM
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    Yeah the tires have already been rotated and same problem. I think I am going to take it in for one last final complete lookover and see what they say. If they don't have a suggestion I am going to at least have them get my driveline angles and see about what degree shims I should try. I'll start with that. With all the people who lift their 2nd gen Tacoma's I find it hard to believe I will never find a fix. I appreciate your input!
     
  13. Nov 24, 2020 at 12:22 PM
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    From my experience, after you lifted it 3"+ you exposed imperfections in the drive shaft. . Toyota's drive shafts are kind of cheap and when you lift them out of their original alignment they can cause vibration. Just depends on the truck, some more than others. Could be your U-joints also. You could try shimming them like someone mentioned above. At least I heard that was a fix.
     
  14. Nov 24, 2020 at 4:32 PM
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    Thanks man! Working on checking it out
     
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    Put it on a lift, put it in drive and go under the truck and watch the driveshaft. I bet it moves in an oval shape lol that’s the demon I’m fighting as well, make sure your traction control is OFF
     
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    This guy knows what’s up
     
  17. Nov 25, 2020 at 6:23 AM
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    And how! Mine looked that way and was scary. Of course it vibrates. I had to search diligently for a drive line shop that knew how to both straighten the shaft and do a precision balance.
     
  18. Nov 25, 2020 at 8:39 AM
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    I’m on my second brand new one from my local Toyota dealership. Still doing the same thing. Possibly a bad bushing within the transmission
     
  19. Nov 26, 2020 at 9:59 AM
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    So after much deliberation and research and multiple personal and professional opinions I decided to go with a custom built drive shaft from Tom Woods. This drive shaft got a lot of good reviews. I will be driving this vehicle for a long time. I just spent enough money to upgrade my entire suspension so why not upgrade the driveshaft. In the long run I think it will be the best decision. This should take care of the vibes, eliminate the carrier bearing, and these drive shafts are supposed to be a lot better quality than the factory ones as well. I will let you guys know how it works out and I appreciate all the advice.


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