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I have a 2013 double cab 4x4. I just replaced the stock 18" style steel wheels with these 20" TRD Style Wheels 5x150 Silver Rim Fits Toyota Sequoia 2008 09 10 11 12 | eBay.

The truck only has 300 miles on it, now at 60 mph to about 70 mph there is a significant shake in the steering wheel. The tires were balanced at sts but I actually had to put them on the truck myself after I picked them up. They didn't stock the lug nuts I needed. I used these lug nuts
20pc 07 13 Toyota Tundra Long Type Lug Nuts 14mm x 1 50 | eBay.

Even though the rims say the hub is 110 which is stock toyota, the wheels didn't seem to center themselves nicely when installing, but the lugs seemed to tighten nicely and even everything up. Could I have the wrong lugs on? Tires not balanced properly? The tires are falken 275/60/20

Along with this my gibson exhaust i just installed has horrible drone, but that's for another thread!

Thanks for any help

Also, I remember searching for pics of these wheels before I bought them, I believe a member called toyota kid 86 or something to that effect had these wheels on his white tundra, maybe I could pm him and ask what lugs he's running? ( edit, he's actually on tundra solutions forum )
 

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Welcome to my world. I too just installed Fuel Hostage 20x9 wheels with Nitto Trail Grappler LT305/55/20 tires and at around 50-60 mph, my steering wheel has a slight vibration.

At first I thought it was do to the type and size of tire but now not sure.

The wheels are hub centric and fit the hub perfectly. The wheels also came with new lug nuts that are open at the ends

I'm thinking maybe they weren't balance correctly even though the vendor (Mr. Wheel Deal) stated they were. Guess I'm going to have to buy the lifetime rotation/balance from discount tires and hope they can resolve this issue. Hopefully it's a simple fix.
 

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This is a common result of aftermarket wheels on a tundra. It's why I went back stock. I had 3 sets of aftermarket wheels in the life of my truck and it was a PITA to balance them.


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You need a road force balance for those wheels. Discount Tire couldn't get my aftermarket wheels balanced correctly. I kept coming back telling them my steering wheel shakes at faster speeds. They bolted the wheel/tire to a special plate to simulate bolting onto a truck. The plate, with the wheel/tire, then gets put on the balancing machine. Problem solved.
 
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roadforce balancing...

Nuff said.
 

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I actually had it on my stock wheels for about the first 3000 miles. Now it's gone away.
 

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Guess I'll have to call Discount Tires tomorrow unless theirs someone better that does Road Force Balancing?

All that vibration yesterday while driving gave me motion sickness!!
 

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This happened to me on a brand new truck with Stock wheels and tires, Toyota says the techs used the wrong cone on the tire balance machine, I called bullcrap after three tries with different tires and wheels, they then told me 20's have this balance issue, My Dodge Ram 20's never had this issue, good luck.
 

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Road forced balanced this morning, no more vibration! Not only that, but the ride is 100 times better. Previous installer was off by 4 ounces on each tire for balance, plus had the psi all wrong. It rides great now.

Thanks again for the suggestions
 

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Glad to hear!

I had one Tacoma that I had tons of problems trying to get the steering wheel to stop shaking. Even tried road force balancing and that didn't help either.
Tire rack ended up taking them back.

I think the Toyota trucks are more sensitive to the backspacing on wheels than other vehicles are.
 

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