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Another squeaky tundra.

Discussion in 'Suspension' started by BarcelonaSX, Feb 18, 2020.

  1. Feb 18, 2020 at 2:57 AM
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    BarcelonaSX

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    I. I’ve looked at most of your threads on the subject. 6000 miles ago I lifted the rear with shackles. 1.5”. Toytecs. Everything was great. Drive it for 4000+ miles like that. Then I decided to drop it to 1”. I wanted to take more rake out of it. Looks great. It just squeaks like hell. And it’s not every bump. It comes on and stays on. Then stops for a while. Stays more consistent on the highway. So. I’ve already trimmed the bed bolts. So that’s not it. I’ve siliconed the leafs. I’ve loosened the shackles. Tightened the shackles. Any ideas,?? I kept the factory bushings because they only had 3000 miles on them. Also they didn’t make a noise when I had them at 1.5”. I’m ready to order new bushings but Incase I missed something. I’m open to suggestions. Thanks.
     
  2. Feb 18, 2020 at 5:19 AM
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    I would bet it will be lower ball joints.
     
  3. Feb 18, 2020 at 5:42 AM
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    Truck has 9000 miles on it. 6 months old. I’ll drive it through the window at the dealership if it’s the ball joints. Plus it’s in the rear.
     
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  4. Feb 18, 2020 at 6:29 AM
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    Gotcha. Didn't realize it was the rear. Did you check the spare tire?
     
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  5. Feb 18, 2020 at 6:31 AM
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    The shackles are rubbing on a bed bolt. This is a common issue at 1” height setting. Mine did it do. Hit the edge of the bolt with a dremel and not a peep since.
     
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  6. Feb 18, 2020 at 6:34 AM
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    You should upgrade those leafspring bushings. The stock bushings are shit. They have splines that grab the shackle and prevent it from articulating.
     
  7. Feb 18, 2020 at 6:56 AM
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    Yes I’ve had the tire out. Still did it. I’m guessing it’s gota be the rubber bushings.
     
  8. Feb 18, 2020 at 7:34 AM
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    It’s not the bushings. It’s the shackle rubbing on a bed bolt. I promise you.
     
  9. Feb 18, 2020 at 7:34 AM
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    x2 what @Danman34 said - at 1" the TT shackles will rub on the bed bolts. I had my TT shackles set at 1" and this is where it rubbed:
    IMG_7233.jpg
     
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  10. Feb 18, 2020 at 7:51 AM
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    Like I was saying. I already trimmed the bed bolt.
     
  11. Feb 18, 2020 at 7:58 AM
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    I already cut the bolts down. Still makin noise.
     
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  12. Feb 18, 2020 at 8:39 AM
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    How much did you trim them? Mine didn’t start making noise till about 3 weeks after install. I guess bushings settled or compressed to their final resting spot with load and the shackles started hitting. Maybe you didn’t trim enough.

    I did replace the oem bushings with poly though. But the noise was only attributed to the bed bolt hitting.
     
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  13. May 24, 2020 at 5:56 AM
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    @Danman34 did you have to take the shackle off to trim the bed bolts? I looked at mine and at a minimum I’d need to remove the spare tire to get room.
     
  14. May 24, 2020 at 6:11 AM
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    My truck was squeaking like crazy. It stopped when I removed the spare to put my shackles in. The tire now lives in the bed...lol.
     
  15. May 25, 2020 at 6:33 PM
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    No. Didn’t need to take shackles off. Just removed spare tire so I could get under there comfortably.
     

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