Vibration after spacers and Toyo AT tires? (1 Viewer)

Joined
Jan 31, 2021
Messages
18
Location
Saskatoon, SK
I just switched from stock Bridgestone Dueler tires (2006 LX470) to 275 70 18 Toyo Open Country AT3 with 1.25" Spidertrax spacers. I am experiencing a slight vibration in the steering wheel now, going 55-70mph, steering is just not quite as smooth as before. Tried rebalancing the front already. Just wondering, is this normal after going with bigger AT tires and spacers? What's your experience?
 
Joined
May 20, 2019
Messages
1,284
Location
Lost Wages
I think the wheels need to be re-balanced. Did the tire shop used an adhesive type of wheel weights or it was the clamp type on the outer lip of the wheel?
 
Joined
Oct 9, 2018
Messages
101
Location
ID
best way to nail down the problem is to remove the spacers and drive it and see if it goes away. If so... its the spacers, if not, its the tires. Hope you get it figured out. I've found out through experience on sports cars, a lot of the time its the spacers unfortunately.

-Jeff
 
Joined
Nov 14, 2020
Messages
58
Location
NV
best way to nail down the problem is to remove the spacers and drive it and see if it goes away. If so... its the spacers, if not, its the tires. Hope you get it figured out. I've found out through experience on sports cars, a lot of the time its the spacers unfortunately.

-Jeff
Agree.
 
Joined
Sep 23, 2013
Messages
248
Location
Baton Rouge, LA
Recheck torque on spacers and wheels too. Are they road force balancing them? My AT3s were loud and I had vibration when I first installed them, after a few thousand miles I got them rebalanced, and re torqued everything, they are great now.
 
Joined
Jan 31, 2021
Messages
18
Location
Saskatoon, SK
Recheck torque on spacers and wheels too. Are they road force balancing them? My AT3s were loud and I had vibration when I first installed them, after a few thousand miles I got them rebalanced, and re torqued everything, they are great now.
Thanks, I will definitely tell them to do that, didn't know it could be so sensitive to the torque as well. I don't think they road force balanced them to begin with. Glad your AT3s are great now! Looking forward to getting mine smoothed out
 
Joined
Jan 31, 2021
Messages
18
Location
Saskatoon, SK
Well, ended up getting the tires re-balanced on a Hunter machine at a different shop, everything is much better. Apparently the first shop only used static balancing, and 3/4 tires were not balanced correctly. Spacers and wheels are torqued to spec now. I think the steering still has a tiny amount of vibration feel at highway speeds, but I'm comparing going from a stock all season to a bigger AT.
 

Users who are viewing this thread

Top Bottom