1. Welcome to Tacoma World!

    You are currently viewing as a guest! To get full-access, you need to register for a FREE account.

    As a registered member, you’ll be able to:
    • Participate in all Tacoma discussion topics
    • Communicate privately with other Tacoma owners from around the world
    • Post your own photos in our Members Gallery
    • Access all special features of the site

Wobble/Vibration after 3" lift 2WD.

Discussion in '3rd Gen. Tacomas (2016+)' started by Chablo, Oct 9, 2019.

  1. Oct 9, 2019 at 4:48 PM
    #1
    Chablo

    Chablo [OP] Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Jul 26, 2019
    Member:
    #300330
    Messages:
    56
    Gender:
    Male
    North Central, FL
    Vehicle:
    2017 Tacoma TRD Sport RWD V6 DCSB
    I've searched and haven't found much on the 2WD's. Installed the 3" lift and some 17x9's -12mm with some 285's. Had an alignment done immediately after. But it feels as if there is a bubble or flat spot in a tire. At 50-60mph I'm getting a wobble/vibration. Someone in a FB group suggested I get the tires re-balanced. Saying that it sounds mostly a tire balance issue and not so much needing a shim. Figured I'd ask here. What do you guys think?

    I'm going to be taking the truck to an actual Toyota dealership and let them balance them.
     
  2. Oct 9, 2019 at 4:52 PM
    #2
    Jibbs

    Jibbs "When in doubt, throttle out!"

    Joined:
    Jan 12, 2017
    Member:
    #207363
    Messages:
    4,299
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Josh
    Cincinnati
    Vehicle:
    2016 TRD OR M/T, 2017 Panigale 959
    35s on a Lease
    Usually if youre vibrating at a specific, reproducible speed, its gonna be a balance issue. The 50mph range has been my crap spot for balance issues on 3 different sets of tires as well
     
  3. Oct 9, 2019 at 4:58 PM
    #3
    Chablo

    Chablo [OP] Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Jul 26, 2019
    Member:
    #300330
    Messages:
    56
    Gender:
    Male
    North Central, FL
    Vehicle:
    2017 Tacoma TRD Sport RWD V6 DCSB
    Have you figured out a solution or even a slight remedy?
     
  4. Oct 9, 2019 at 4:58 PM
    #4
    Rujack

    Rujack Stop Global Whining

    Joined:
    Aug 16, 2016
    Member:
    #194732
    Messages:
    2,335
    Gender:
    Male
    Vehicle:
    2016 Tacoma TRD Off Road 6 speed manual
    I would def not go through the trouble of letting the dealer balance your tires, for numerous reasons.

    Does the steering wheel have a corresponding shimmy?

    Move the front tires to the rear and see if it changes.
     
  5. Oct 9, 2019 at 4:58 PM
    #5
    JaCado

    JaCado Sutton, Popcorn Sutton.

    Joined:
    Aug 29, 2016
    Member:
    #195947
    Messages:
    25,931
    First Name:
    Jay & Silent Bob
    Vehicle:
    All weak moderators leave the room, you know who you are.
    What brand tire did you install.
     
  6. Oct 9, 2019 at 4:59 PM
    #6
    Chablo

    Chablo [OP] Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Jul 26, 2019
    Member:
    #300330
    Messages:
    56
    Gender:
    Male
    North Central, FL
    Vehicle:
    2017 Tacoma TRD Sport RWD V6 DCSB
    The steering wheel shakes back and fourth slightly enough that i can see the shake in my arm and watch when holding the wheel.

    Toyo Open Country
     
  7. Oct 9, 2019 at 5:00 PM
    #7
    Rujack

    Rujack Stop Global Whining

    Joined:
    Aug 16, 2016
    Member:
    #194732
    Messages:
    2,335
    Gender:
    Male
    Vehicle:
    2016 Tacoma TRD Off Road 6 speed manual
    Most likely a balance issue then.
     
  8. Oct 9, 2019 at 5:01 PM
    #8
    Rujack

    Rujack Stop Global Whining

    Joined:
    Aug 16, 2016
    Member:
    #194732
    Messages:
    2,335
    Gender:
    Male
    Vehicle:
    2016 Tacoma TRD Off Road 6 speed manual
    And it’s a steady rhythm related to wheel / vehicle speed?
     
  9. Oct 9, 2019 at 5:02 PM
    #9
    Chablo

    Chablo [OP] Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Jul 26, 2019
    Member:
    #300330
    Messages:
    56
    Gender:
    Male
    North Central, FL
    Vehicle:
    2017 Tacoma TRD Sport RWD V6 DCSB
    Is there a reason why I should avoid the dealer for a balance? A tire shop is the original balancer of these wheels and tires.

    yes
     
  10. Oct 9, 2019 at 5:03 PM
    #10
    JaCado

    JaCado Sutton, Popcorn Sutton.

    Joined:
    Aug 29, 2016
    Member:
    #195947
    Messages:
    25,931
    First Name:
    Jay & Silent Bob
    Vehicle:
    All weak moderators leave the room, you know who you are.
    And they should make it right.... not the dealer. Road force balance the tires, could also just have a flat spot from being on the tire rack for a long period of time.
     
    hiPSI and whatstcp like this.
  11. Oct 9, 2019 at 5:04 PM
    #11
    Rujack

    Rujack Stop Global Whining

    Joined:
    Aug 16, 2016
    Member:
    #194732
    Messages:
    2,335
    Gender:
    Male
    Vehicle:
    2016 Tacoma TRD Off Road 6 speed manual
    Time, money, and “normal” or upsell on a new tranny :rofl:

    And you already paid the tire shop.

    It’s not that uncommon to need a rebalance.
     
    JaCado likes this.
  12. Oct 9, 2019 at 5:04 PM
    #12
    OMGitsme

    OMGitsme Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Feb 8, 2019
    Member:
    #282305
    Messages:
    454
    Gender:
    Male
    Vehicle:
    2019 DCSB OR Magnetic Grey
    You should avoid the dealer for anything other than warranty. Take it to a tire shop and get them rebalanced.
     
  13. Oct 9, 2019 at 5:04 PM
    #13
    toyodajeff

    toyodajeff Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Nov 11, 2009
    Member:
    #25817
    Messages:
    2,262
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    jeff
    Vehicle:
    06 reg cab sr5
    Why not take it back to the tire shop and get it road force balanced. They might do it free if you just bought the tires there.
     
    whatstcp likes this.
  14. Oct 9, 2019 at 5:14 PM
    #14
    Sterling_vH111

    Sterling_vH111 IG: @Sterling_vH111

    Joined:
    Oct 4, 2015
    Member:
    #165793
    Messages:
    1,276
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Sterling
    Fullerton, OC, SoCal
    Vehicle:
    2012 DCLB Prerunner V6
    Secretly Long Travel
    Anyone have any ideas about a cab vibration at about 70-75mph?

    the steering wheel is pretty calm, but the cab/ truck it self seems to shake.
    Ex: the passenger seat back visibly shakes pretty good.

    Tire rotations do not change anything, and alignment is good. Have also swapped cars with a friend, and from the outward view, the truck is perfectly stable. No tires/axle/parts that are obviously shaking the whole vehicle at speed.

    Only about 1.5” lift springs in the back, and a lift spindle & long travel up front.
     
  15. Oct 9, 2019 at 5:19 PM
    #15
    JaCado

    JaCado Sutton, Popcorn Sutton.

    Joined:
    Aug 29, 2016
    Member:
    #195947
    Messages:
    25,931
    First Name:
    Jay & Silent Bob
    Vehicle:
    All weak moderators leave the room, you know who you are.
    Body mounts/ cab mounts front and rear ok?... check those bushings and make sure they are torqued properly.
     
  16. Oct 9, 2019 at 5:31 PM
    #16
    Ronzio

    Ronzio Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Feb 20, 2018
    Member:
    #245114
    Messages:
    1,625
    Gender:
    Male
    Pennsylvania
    Vehicle:
    17 DCSB TRDOR
     
  17. Oct 9, 2019 at 6:38 PM
    #17
    Jibbs

    Jibbs "When in doubt, throttle out!"

    Joined:
    Jan 12, 2017
    Member:
    #207363
    Messages:
    4,299
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Josh
    Cincinnati
    Vehicle:
    2016 TRD OR M/T, 2017 Panigale 959
    35s on a Lease
    I actually sought out a place that does road force balancing. If youve got Discount Tire in your area they did mine for $15 a corner. Still have a small shake but its nowhere near as bad
     
  18. Oct 9, 2019 at 8:20 PM
    #18
    Sterling_vH111

    Sterling_vH111 IG: @Sterling_vH111

    Joined:
    Oct 4, 2015
    Member:
    #165793
    Messages:
    1,276
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Sterling
    Fullerton, OC, SoCal
    Vehicle:
    2012 DCLB Prerunner V6
    Secretly Long Travel
    Yes, body mounts are good. Front core support mounts are tight, but the bushings are shot for sure.
     
    JaCado likes this.

Products Discussed in

To Top