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#25 of 103 Re: Tire Vibration [eswartz]
Jun 08, 2006 (8:37 pm)
I bought a used 2004 Tacoma SR5 PreRunner 4DR L4 2wd, and I also found the truck had an annoying 'shake' at 72-76 mph, on the original OEM tires (BF Goodrich Rugged Trail T/A P265-70R16 111T), with only 14,700 miles on the tires!I have since replaced 2 of the OEM tires with Michelin LTX M/S (on the front), and the difference in the ride comfort and noise level was like night and day. I couldn't be happier with the new tires, but, the 'shake' still exists at 72-76 mph on smooth Interstate pavement. I am stumped by this situation, and I plan to put the remaining OEM tires through some balancing experiments to see if the problem goes away; otherwise, I will throw them in the trash heap with the other two, and replace with all Michelins. As a loyal Toyota follower for over 20 years, I just can't accept that there is a deeper issue here than bad tires.
As a note, I test drove several other '04 trucks in the 22-32,000 mile range before buying this one, and the ride and handling from the OEM BF Goodrich tire was unacceptable in each test drive ! I don't recommend the OEM tire to anyone. I think many 2004 PreRunners are being traded off right now because of tire handling issues alone ... and, of course, the allure of the 'new' mammoth 05/06 body style. I will report my results on this problem in the coming weeks.
Jun 09, 2006 (12:21 pm)
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#27 of 103 Bridgestone Duelers, not up to par
Jul 20, 2006 (3:58 pm)
Here it is, plain and simple.
Truck delivered with Bridgestone Duelers, replaced due to recall we all know about. Absolutely great when new, no argument.
These tires had air pressure checked every week, were rotated every three weeks, four wheel alignments every six months. Never driven off road, hard or abused. Tires wore to wear bars at 1/2 tire life.
Replaced tires at pro-rate price or 2/3's of new cost plus mounting, warranty, disposal, etc.
These tires lasted 1/2 of the tire life under the same conditions as the previous set.
I'll never buy these tires again because.
1. You buy new tire, lets say at $100.00 ea. with warranty for 'X' miles.
2. You maintain tires above requirements.
3. Tires wear to wear bar at 1/2 of 'X' miles.
4. You replace at 2/3's or $75.00 ea. plus other dealer cost.
Net: You paid $175.00 ea. plus dealer cost twice to go the original miles you paid for at day one.
Not a bad marketing plan, warranty a tire that will go 1/2 the distance, have the customer pay 2/3's to replace providing they can prove they maintained the tire to warranty requirements.
Now doesn't this make you feel good about Bridgestone???
#28 of 103 Toyota Tacoma: Tire Pressure Monitoring System (TPMS)
Aug 18, 2006 (2:12 pm)
#29 of 103 2006 Tire Pressure Monitoring System (TPMS)
May 30, 2006 (2:35 pm)
I purchased a 2006 Prerunner with standard factory steel wheels. I bought a slightly used set of 2005 OEM alloy wheels, and was told by the installer that the pressure sensor on the factory wheels would not fit the 2005 rims, and by not installing them would mess up the truck's computer? Anyone ran into this while installing replacement wheels for the 2006's? I can't find anything on this topic on the web.
#30 of 103 Re: 2006 Tire Pressure Monitoring System (TPMS) [sfrye718]
May 30, 2006 (3:25 pm)
Not true. The sensor on each wheel is built into a special valve stem. Take a look at your valve stems and you will see that they are kind of big compared to regular valve stems. They have some sensor inside. You just take the valve stem off of your 06 wheels and put them on the 05 wheels. They just screw in.
If you don't want to use the sensors at all, there is also a way to de-activate the whole tire pressure montitoring system. Some people find it annoying to use. E-mail me if you want info on how to disable the TPMS. It won't mess with the computer, BTW.
#31 of 103 Re: 2006 Tire Pressure Monitoring System (TPMS) [pb2themax]
May 31, 2006 (3:00 am)
"If you don't want to use the sensors at all, there is also a way to de-activate the whole tire pressure montitoring system. Some people find it annoying to use."
Got a link?
I don't have the system, but know someone who does. We drive the Cape Cod National Seashore in the summer and run 9-10 PSI. I'm sure his TPMS isn't going to like it.
#33 of 103 Re: 2006 Tire Pressure Monitoring System (TPMS) [pb2themax]
May 31, 2006 (5:50 am)
#34 of 103 Re: 2006 Tire Pressure Monitoring System (TPMS) [pb2themax]
May 31, 2006 (1:38 pm)
Thanks for the tip. The installer also said that the issue was the angle of the '05 rims. He said that the sensors were made specifically for the steel wheels, so that that sensor would fit flush against the curvature of the the wheel. However, I have read nothing on websites for aftermarket wheels for the Tacoma that mentions this being a problem, and I doubt seriously that all aftermarket wheels have the same "curvature" as the '06 steel rims.