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wheel shakes over bumps

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by mako86, Jun 9, 2011.

  1. Jun 9, 2011 at 3:58 PM
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    mako86

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    I just picked up a 09 dc lb trd 4x4. The truck is either lifted or leveled not sure which. When driving over rough roads or hitting a bump the steering wheel shakes. Is this normal or is it a alignment or suspension issue.
     
  2. Jun 9, 2011 at 3:59 PM
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    racerxtaco

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    its most likely the steering shaft union. doa search on it and i also think there is a tsb for this issue as well.
     
  3. Jun 9, 2011 at 4:00 PM
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    MJonAgs32

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    Sounds like your caster is off. If you have a lift, you may want to get aftermarket UCAs to correct it
     
  4. Jun 9, 2011 at 4:02 PM
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    Mine does the same thing and it's a new '11 with no lift yet.
    Almost like there is a tiny bit of free play in the steering, but I only notice it over a bump.
     
  5. Jun 9, 2011 at 4:23 PM
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    mako86

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    Here's a few pics

    IMG_0948.jpg
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    IMG_0950.jpg
     
  6. Jun 9, 2011 at 4:37 PM
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    looks like you have a spacer lift to level out the rear rake
     
  7. Jun 9, 2011 at 4:40 PM
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    by this image your alignment looks to be off camber wise.
    [​IMG]
     
  8. Jun 9, 2011 at 4:41 PM
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    Yep spacer lift ditch that crap and buy some new shocks and coils and it should ride better.
     
  9. Jun 9, 2011 at 4:45 PM
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    I did notice the camber being off. Can that be fixed with an alignment?
     
  10. Jun 9, 2011 at 11:50 PM
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    I would honestly take it off and either run stock or upgrade and do it right. By the looks of your stance, your tires could lose a lot of tread life, fast.
     
  11. Jun 10, 2011 at 2:52 AM
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    I think I'm going to lose the spacers and go with 5100's.
     
  12. Jun 10, 2011 at 11:27 AM
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    Do it you'll love it. I just put my mine on Tuesday, this week. Couldn't be happier. Check out DownSouth Motorsports if you do. They had the best prices that I could find plus they give a discount to TW members.
     
  13. Jun 10, 2011 at 4:03 PM
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    MJonAgs32

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    good move. anything but the spacers
     
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