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Where are your vibrations??

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by Voos, Aug 1, 2009.

  1. Aug 1, 2009 at 3:01 PM
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    Voos

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    OK guys.. I know vibes are common after lift, but I'm trying to figure out what vibes are the norm and what most experience...

    My setup: Icon Coilovers set @ 2.5, Deaver 10 leaf(though only providing just under an inch of lift)And Billy 5100's in the rear.. I have installed both 3 degree shims and a carrier bearing drop.

    My Problems: Vibrations at 15-20 are minuscule and not really a complaint, However around 50-60 then again at 75+ I get some pretty good vibes I really don't like, which basically feels like out of balance tires.

    Is this common vibration?
     
  2. Aug 1, 2009 at 5:00 PM
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    My only vibes are at 15mph and I think its just the tread on my tires. I still have a little shimmy in my steering wheel @ 45 but its not really noticeable unless you let go and watch it. I have a diff drop, but no carrier bearing drop (YET).
     
  3. Aug 1, 2009 at 5:09 PM
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    Is the whole truck vibing or just the steering wheel?

    If it is the steering wheel might want to have your rotors checked or have your wheels balanced. If it balancing issues get them road forced balanced.

    Are your wheels hub centric or lug centric?
     
  4. Aug 1, 2009 at 5:18 PM
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    I have vibes on take off till about 30. I have a C/B drop but no shims. I'm Installing the shims monday. But after 30 I'm goog nothing all the way up to 90mph and the steering is fine. Did you try taking off the C/B drop to see if it gets better?
     
  5. Aug 1, 2009 at 5:36 PM
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    Voos

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    No movement in the steering wheel.. Its an entire truck vibe! Stock wheels...

    The vibe was there before the CB drop.. Still exists. The truck only has 3k on it.
     
  6. Sep 17, 2009 at 1:52 PM
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    Did installing your shims eliminate yoru vibe to 30mph?

    I sometimes have a vibe on acceleration and decleration below 40mph...other days its fine? I had the diff drop, but pulled that and it stopped but somedays its back...when it does happen if I put it in N its still there, if I lock in 4*4 it goes away? Or if I play with the steering wheel by swerving back and forth its not there and feels like the right front tire is the cause because it gets better..Your thoughts? I'm thinking alignment is off slightly off cause of the OEM UCAs are still on, but it rides fine to me up to 90mph. Bumpy roads sometimes cause this to happen, WI roads by me are pretty rough so its hard to tell if something is wrong.

    My ABS light is on, I pulled the wire on install...but that shouldn't be doing anything for on off vibes right?
     
  7. Sep 17, 2009 at 1:54 PM
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    I have no vibes at all, thankfully ;)
     
  8. Sep 17, 2009 at 4:08 PM
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    almost the same set up, I get some low speed like 15mph when coming to a stop. might be my tires or the road or that tranny mount TSB .. I put 2* shims on mine (guy at deaver sold em to me) and that took out the higher speed vibes. I live with it , it isn't bad ... but that damn clunking after I stop sometimes is STILL pissin me off.
     
  9. Sep 17, 2009 at 4:33 PM
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    I get some at take off to 15mph but I think it the lugs on the tires, and my steering wheel wiggles abit at hwy speeds it drives me nuts
     
  10. Sep 17, 2009 at 4:37 PM
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    When I first installed the Toytec Ultimate lift with the included diff drop and rear axle shims I had a take-off vibe but I ordered the Carrier bearing drop and now I'm vibe free!
     
  11. Sep 17, 2009 at 5:37 PM
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    I was going to order that too but got the diff drop instead o well mines so little its no biggie
    Roughriders suck:D
     
  12. Sep 18, 2009 at 5:22 AM
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    Did you guys have a constant vibe? Mine seems to come and go.
     
  13. Sep 18, 2009 at 5:09 PM
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    Lol! I also have the diff drop along with the shims and carrier bearing spacer.
     
  14. Sep 18, 2009 at 9:28 PM
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    Take it to your dealer. Make sure they have the right adapter when they do the balance. Otherwise it will do no good. I had vibration from 55 +, dealer did a road balance, didn't fix the issue, then they realized they didn't use the right adapter.
     
  15. Sep 18, 2009 at 9:36 PM
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    No vibes here at any speed with the Toytec ULK and diff drop. But, I'm still running stock tires and wheels -- P265/65R/17.

    Sounds like alignment.

    Check Chris4x4 threads for exact toe and camber specs.
     
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    1K miles and 65 mph + vibe from day one. This truck has not impressed me much except in a bad way! I may have made a mistake buying it. The good news is trade in is more than I paid for it! Might have a Nissan soon. Had 3 Nissans prior with no problems. Should have stuck with them.
     
  17. Sep 18, 2009 at 11:39 PM
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    I just installed wheel spacers at 1¼" and at 70mph I get some shimmy in the steering wheel. Not sure if I have to take them off and try it again or what. No lift on my truck.

    Only thing is the front wheels were fused on as alloys often do, and kicking them did nothing to loosen them, so I gently dropped the truck down on them to break the seal with the lugs off and that did the trick.

    Any clues?
     
  18. Sep 19, 2009 at 2:23 PM
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    Yep I got 'em. This is a big change from driving a 4Runner for 15 years. Been driving this Tacoma for 3 weeks hoping I will get used to it and maybe it's just because it's a truck... ?? I have low speed vibration on accel. and decel. and sometimes shuddering on deceleration, city driving is really annoying. The problem is less noticeable on incline and shuddering occurs on decline. No problems at higher speeds. This should not exist on a 30K $ truck. You can feel the vibe in park and I noticed it right away when I got the truck. Always had a V6 in my Runners and never had this before, I was sure it was the engine but after driving it for awhile I'm not sure...Hope Toyota finds the problem and does right by it's consumers. I'm putting new Yokohamas in a couple weeks, we'll see if this helps any. I do like the truck a lot despite...
     
  19. Sep 19, 2009 at 3:15 PM
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    Only thing I can think of is to make sure they are propperly centered, and propperly torqued.
     
  20. Sep 19, 2009 at 3:21 PM
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    Hmm, I know I torqued them correctly. I put the spacers to just under 100 ft/lbs and the wheels to 85ft/lbs.

    As for centering them I dunno, I can't see how I could screw that up. I put the spacer on tightened them all till they got firm and then torqued them to spec in the star pattern arrangement. Only thing I can think of is I didn't take a wire brush to the contact points. I'm off to buy one right now and redo the front wheels.

    BTW - Blue loctite does taste good! Now to get it off those spacers.
     
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