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Wheel shake with spidertrax

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by DPR921, Apr 13, 2011.

  1. Apr 13, 2011 at 10:04 AM
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    DPR921

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    Ive been doing some searching around but haven't found a good answer yet but is there anyway to get around this wheel shake.. im pretty annoyed with it i drive about 140 highway miles a day and it bugs the sh!t out of me. I installed spidertrax spacers a few weeks ago and it seemed fine at first but now its starting to get worse at around 65-70 mph. I got the spidertrax because ive read that there supposed to be the best and they are hub centric. I loctited all the bolts and torqued them all to about 80 lbs. Help please!
     
  2. Apr 13, 2011 at 10:05 AM
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    You're positive you got hubcentric? I got wheel spacers and had the same problem. Turns out I got the lug centric ones. Regardless, even with torquing them twice over in a star pattern it never went away.

    Returned them, bought Konigs, never looked back.
     
  3. Apr 13, 2011 at 10:07 AM
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    Spidertrax are hub centric "spacers" (technically they are more like wheel adapters than spacers)

    Have you retorqued the bolts on the spidertrax?

    Retorqued your lugs?

    Did one of the weights fall off of your wheel by chance causing it to be out of balance.
     
  4. Apr 13, 2011 at 10:10 AM
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    I have not re torqued the spacers only because i used a stronger loctite than supplied with them and let them set over night.. but now im thinking i probably should re torque them just to get the thought out of my head. And yes they are hub centric i don't believe spidertrax even has a lug centric model.
     
  5. Apr 13, 2011 at 10:11 AM
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    I haven't had any problems with my spydertraxs since I got them a year ago. :cool:
     
  6. Apr 13, 2011 at 10:59 AM
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    yes they do make a lug-centric spacer. it's for the 1st gens.
     
  7. Apr 13, 2011 at 12:43 PM
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    Alright so i just re torqued the spacers down and all clicked at 75 lbs and i beileve there all over that but didnt wanna loosin and have to re loctite them all but there close anyways.. my wheels on the other hand were way over torqued so i torqued them all back to 85 lbs could over tighten wheels be a problem?
     
  8. Apr 13, 2011 at 12:46 PM
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    It also does this kind of intermittently at first i was thinking i could have been on a bad stretch of road but then i was on freshly laid smooth black top and it felt the same.. then sometimes in goes away. Im getting confused here
     
  9. Apr 13, 2011 at 12:47 PM
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    Maybe. How does it drive now?
     
  10. Apr 14, 2011 at 5:32 PM
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    Its doing the same thing still.. even picked out all the rocks in the tires! All the weights are still on the wheels it looks like there the shitty lip ones though. Any ideas?
     
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    Unless you did something wrong, the wheel spacers are probably not the issue. You could have a tire that is slightly out of balance. Usually that only shows up at certain speeds. You could have a wheel bearing or ball-joint that is bad. The wheel itself could be improperly torqued on.
     
  12. Apr 14, 2011 at 5:41 PM
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    just a thought bouncing around in my head... but lets say your allignment was a little off before you put your spacers on. but not bad enough to notice it. then when you put the spacers on it made it worse, just like when you put spacers on the turning radious changes... do you know what i mean? so the tires could be angles a little bit outward therefor causing it to shake? does this make sence anyone?
     
  13. Apr 14, 2011 at 5:44 PM
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    Good god! I just bought Spidertrax because I think my cheapo 1/4 wheel spacers are causing my steering wheel to shake. This was the last post I wanted to see, I have been dealing with this problem for two weeks. I can't even go on the highway because it gets bad at 65-70 mph. I thought rotating my tires would make my shake go away, and it got slightly worse. My spacers are supposed to be in Tuesday, give me some more info on your set up, stock wheels and tires? Did you just have the tires mounted and balanced?
     
  14. Apr 14, 2011 at 5:44 PM
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    A bad alignment wouldn't cause tires to shake. A bad alignment would cause it to pull/wander/or cause uneven tire wear. An out of balance wheel/tire would cause shakes.
     
  15. Apr 14, 2011 at 5:53 PM
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    A while back I blamed my Spidertraxx spacers for my wobbly truck, I contacted Spidertraxx and told them of the problem and they said cool, send us your wobbly ones and we'll send you some new ones.

    As it turned out, my tires were just out of balance, got them rebalanced and problem fixed; the Spidertraxx had nothing to do with it. From the way they make the hubcentrics, the probability that they're not balanced is slim to none, but they stand behind their product either way.
     
  16. Apr 14, 2011 at 5:56 PM
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    Just a thought, I had some shake when I put my spidertrax on as well. I found that my tire pressures were too high (34-36psi in front). I lowered all tires down to 30 psi and found that the shake was eliminated. I suspect that my alignment is not perfect and the high pressure was allowing the tires to track left and right more so than the lower pressure allowed. my $0.02
     
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