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Vibrations from steering wheel?

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by Tacofanatic05', May 3, 2010.

  1. May 3, 2010 at 5:03 PM
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    Tacofanatic05'

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    Ok so about a year ago i had some 265/75/16's installed on my yoter and ever since then I've had a shake in my steering wheel, I've had the tires balanced twice since then. Any suggestions on what i can do about this? It shakes enough for me to want to fix it buts is not a real concern.
     
  2. May 3, 2010 at 5:11 PM
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    skistoy

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    Did you also put on new rims. on one of my toyotas i put on new rims and tires and it did the same thing. So much i sold them to a friend. paid more attention to the offset and got the same rims with the offset to match my stock rims. got rid of the vibration.

    That or do the chalk test with the tires for two reasons.
    1. it will show you at what pressure your tires wear evenly
    2. you can see and FEEL how the truck responds to different tire PSI

    It may take a couple days of trying different PSI, but once you find what works for your truck you will be much happier.

    For example: on my truck, 265/75R16 Duratracs , 32 psi front / 24 psi rear
     
  3. May 3, 2010 at 5:27 PM
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    Tacofanatic05'

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    Im going to try the psi, but i don't think the problem is the wheels because i had the stock tires on these same wheels before and i had no vibrations at all. But thanks for the Psi test ill definetly try it!
     
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