User Tag List

Reply
 
Thread Tools Rate Thread Display Modes
Old 11-09-2020, 07:57 AM #1
hntz4x4 hntz4x4 is offline
Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2019
Location: Elk Grove, CA
Posts: 84
hntz4x4 is on a distinguished road
hntz4x4 hntz4x4 is offline
Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2019
Location: Elk Grove, CA
Posts: 84
hntz4x4 is on a distinguished road
driveline hitting gas tank skidplate

I'm having an issue with my rear driveline rubbing up against my gas tank skid plate. There is a little plate on driveline (I assume for balancing?) that will catch on edge of the skid plate. Had the problem again yesterday when I had left rear tire stuffed and right rear drooped out. Its happened before, even removed skid before and bent back.

I'm thinking something is out of adjustment to let my axle move that much? I have lifted coils (don't remember what ones) with CaliFab upper/lower links and pan hard bar with a PCK installed. Any suggestions on what I need to check or maybe adjust?

Ryan
hntz4x4 is offline   Reply With QuoteReply With Quote
Old 11-09-2020, 08:47 AM #2
jross20's Avatar
jross20 jross20 is offline
Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2019
Location: Georgia
Posts: 808
jross20 will become famous soon enough jross20 will become famous soon enough
jross20 jross20 is offline
Member
jross20's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2019
Location: Georgia
Posts: 808
jross20 will become famous soon enough jross20 will become famous soon enough
I wish someone made a thinner (but still strong) driveshaft
jross20 is offline   Reply With QuoteReply With Quote
Old 11-09-2020, 01:03 PM #3
thezentree's Avatar
thezentree thezentree is offline
Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2017
Location: Kentucky
Posts: 907
Real Name: Robert');DROP TABLE Students;
thezentree has a spectacular aura about thezentree has a spectacular aura about
thezentree thezentree is offline
Member
thezentree's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2017
Location: Kentucky
Posts: 907
Real Name: Robert');DROP TABLE Students;
thezentree has a spectacular aura about thezentree has a spectacular aura about
My gas tank skid has removed several grease zerks.


I guess it'll self clearance eventually...
__________________
2001 SR5 - Like OEM, only worse (gears, e-locker, armor)
thezentree is offline   Reply With QuoteReply With Quote
Old 11-09-2020, 01:11 PM #4
JohnMc JohnMc is offline
Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2011
Location: St. Louis
Posts: 667
JohnMc will become famous soon enough JohnMc will become famous soon enough
JohnMc JohnMc is offline
Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2011
Location: St. Louis
Posts: 667
JohnMc will become famous soon enough JohnMc will become famous soon enough
Happens to me as well, Sonoran Steel lift. I've adjusted the Panhard rod some to scoot the axle over to the passenger side, but I don'
t want to get too uncentered. But it still can touch if I get into a full flex. And once it catches a little - the driveshaft weight bends the skid outward so it touches easier next time.

I was out wheeling this weekend and had it happening. Makes a HORRIBLE noise, but I'm sort of used to it now, not terrified like the first time I ever heard it. WTF!!?!?!?!

I bent it back *again*. Pried it back enough to dent the side of the tank in a tiny bit as well. And folded the little sideways lip that had developed on the top edge. Fingers crossed for next time...
__________________
'99 Highlander 5-spd manual e-locker no-running-board
gray wire/1" body lift/32" tires/'Snowflake' TRD Taco wheels/231mm Tundra brakes/Rola rack
JohnMc is offline   Reply With QuoteReply With Quote
Old 11-09-2020, 02:03 PM #5
Devbot's Avatar
Devbot Devbot is offline
Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2020
Location: Monroe, WA
Posts: 607
Real Name: Devan
Devbot has a spectacular aura about Devbot has a spectacular aura about
Devbot Devbot is offline
Member
Devbot's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2020
Location: Monroe, WA
Posts: 607
Real Name: Devan
Devbot has a spectacular aura about Devbot has a spectacular aura about
??? The hell is wrong with your guys' cars? Had to go outside and take a look cause of this thread, and I have at least 2-2.5" between the prop rod and gas skid. Though mine is aftermarket, I definitely don't remember the OEM being tight for space or THAT much bigger. New one is definitely skinnier, but not 2in skinnier.
Or are we talking Limiteds here? I know they have a different driveshaft than SR5s
Quote:
Originally Posted by jross20 View Post
I wish someone made a thinner (but still strong) driveshaft
They do... contact any local driveshaft shop, or someone like Tom Woods. Mine is slimmer, extended for my lift, made of hardened steel, with flat cardan yokes (as it should be) AND cost me $350 which is about what you find OEM shafts for at their cheapest
The OEM shaft is ass. Get something you can actually service the u-joints on
__________________
Y2K Highlander Millennium Silver 3.4L auto @ 290k and climbing
TRD coils / Tundra 5100s / Total Chaos Diff Drop / Dobinson 210v / Tokico Blacks / Vision Soft 8's / Widepeak AT3W 285s / EimKeith PCK / Spiker Hood Struts / Hood Scoop LED Mod / SRQ Corner Lights + Filler Panels + Grille w/ Raptor Lights / LED Interior / Daystar Stops / SS Brake Lines / Elbow Delete + ISR + O Gasket / Big 3 / Rear Diff Breather / Drivelines NW prop rod

Last edited by Devbot; 11-09-2020 at 02:05 PM.
Devbot is offline   Reply With QuoteReply With Quote
Old 11-09-2020, 03:17 PM #6
JohnMc JohnMc is offline
Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2011
Location: St. Louis
Posts: 667
JohnMc will become famous soon enough JohnMc will become famous soon enough
JohnMc JohnMc is offline
Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2011
Location: St. Louis
Posts: 667
JohnMc will become famous soon enough JohnMc will become famous soon enough
Mine has a similar amount of room at rest. It's only at *full* flex that it reaches over and snags it. Never did it while on stock suspension.

Mine's a manual trans. The driveshaft length (manual/auto trans, 4WD/AWD xfer case) probably makes a difference, as well as how far your rear axle can flex.
__________________
'99 Highlander 5-spd manual e-locker no-running-board
gray wire/1" body lift/32" tires/'Snowflake' TRD Taco wheels/231mm Tundra brakes/Rola rack
JohnMc is offline   Reply With QuoteReply With Quote
Old 11-09-2020, 05:06 PM #7
jross20's Avatar
jross20 jross20 is offline
Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2019
Location: Georgia
Posts: 808
jross20 will become famous soon enough jross20 will become famous soon enough
jross20 jross20 is offline
Member
jross20's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2019
Location: Georgia
Posts: 808
jross20 will become famous soon enough jross20 will become famous soon enough
Quote:
Originally Posted by Devbot View Post
??? The hell is wrong with your guys' cars? Had to go outside and take a look cause of this thread, and I have at least 2-2.5" between the prop rod and gas skid. Though mine is aftermarket, I definitely don't remember the OEM being tight for space or THAT much bigger. New one is definitely skinnier, but not 2in skinnier.
Or are we talking Limiteds here? I know they have a different driveshaft than SR5s

They do... contact any local driveshaft shop, or someone like Tom Woods. Mine is slimmer, extended for my lift, made of hardened steel, with flat cardan yokes (as it should be) AND cost me $350 which is about what you find OEM shafts for at their cheapest
The OEM shaft is ass. Get something you can actually service the u-joints on
Oh shoot, that sounds sexy. Did you call Tom or pick one from the site?
jross20 is offline   Reply With QuoteReply With Quote
Old 11-09-2020, 05:20 PM #8
Devbot's Avatar
Devbot Devbot is offline
Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2020
Location: Monroe, WA
Posts: 607
Real Name: Devan
Devbot has a spectacular aura about Devbot has a spectacular aura about
Devbot Devbot is offline
Member
Devbot's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2020
Location: Monroe, WA
Posts: 607
Real Name: Devan
Devbot has a spectacular aura about Devbot has a spectacular aura about
Quote:
Originally Posted by jross20 View Post
Oh shoot, that sounds sexy. Did you call Tom or pick one from the site?
I got one from a local shop. A few members here have gone with Tom Woods and have nothing but great things to say about him. If I wasn't in dire need at the time I probably would've gone with him
__________________
Y2K Highlander Millennium Silver 3.4L auto @ 290k and climbing
TRD coils / Tundra 5100s / Total Chaos Diff Drop / Dobinson 210v / Tokico Blacks / Vision Soft 8's / Widepeak AT3W 285s / EimKeith PCK / Spiker Hood Struts / Hood Scoop LED Mod / SRQ Corner Lights + Filler Panels + Grille w/ Raptor Lights / LED Interior / Daystar Stops / SS Brake Lines / Elbow Delete + ISR + O Gasket / Big 3 / Rear Diff Breather / Drivelines NW prop rod
Devbot is offline   Reply With QuoteReply With Quote
Old 11-09-2020, 08:11 PM #9
lockedlex's Avatar
lockedlex lockedlex is offline
Member
 
Join Date: Oct 2009
Posts: 193
lockedlex is on a distinguished road
lockedlex lockedlex is offline
Member
lockedlex's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2009
Posts: 193
lockedlex is on a distinguished road
Happened to me too. I'm running a Sonoran Steel 1.2 (I think) lift. Happened while flexing over rocks doing a run with a Jeep group. It was too intermittent to track down while on the trail, but when I got home, so the "damage."

I "hammered" the balance plate back over the driveshaft and pushed the gas skid plate backwards toward the gas tank, but haven't been out to try it since.

Reminds me that I have aftermarket skidplates to install, I'd better take some measurements, etc and wonder if those would be affected too.

Maybe the panhard adjustment might do the trick, I just don't want to crabwalk down the freeway.
__________________
2000 Limited V6 4WD | Factory Locker | 2nd Gen SC | NGK Spark Plug Wires | AEM Boost/AFM Gauges | Scangauge II | Sonoran Steel 1.2 Lift/Washer Reservoir | AirLift Rear Airbags/Wireless Compressor | 4XInnovations Front/Rear Bumpers | Schrockworks Skid Plates/Sliders | Warn 12k LBS Winch-Synline | LED Halo Driving Lights | LED "Satoshi Cover" Lightbar | Thermal IR Cam | BFG All-Terrain KO2 | Kenwood with Sirius/Garmin Nav and Surround-View Cam | Heated Front Seats | Blacked out Emblems and TRD Badge | 1" Wheel Spacers | Rear Diff Breather Extension | LED Taillights | LED 6k Headlights | 120V In-Dash Power Socket | Flipped Hood and Fuel Release | Rear Window Switch in Cargo Area | Custom Flipblade Key | Warm White LEDs
lockedlex is offline   Reply With QuoteReply With Quote
Old 11-09-2020, 08:57 PM #10
hntz4x4 hntz4x4 is offline
Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2019
Location: Elk Grove, CA
Posts: 84
hntz4x4 is on a distinguished road
hntz4x4 hntz4x4 is offline
Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2019
Location: Elk Grove, CA
Posts: 84
hntz4x4 is on a distinguished road
Ok so it's not just me, sounds like a common problem. I guess there isn't much to do but bend the skid plate back again.

Thanks for the replies guys.
hntz4x4 is offline   Reply With QuoteReply With Quote
Old 11-09-2020, 11:29 PM #11
frank_socal's Avatar
frank_socal frank_socal is offline
Member
 
Join Date: Oct 2013
Location: Downey, CA
Posts: 67
frank_socal is on a distinguished road
frank_socal frank_socal is offline
Member
frank_socal's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2013
Location: Downey, CA
Posts: 67
frank_socal is on a distinguished road
same issue here, I used one of those stubby sledge hammers bend the skid plate a bit then replaced the zerk with a plug. Whenever I need to re-grease I take out the plug and put the zerk back.
__________________
2000 4runner SR5, 4x4, 5 speed, SS1.2 lift, TRD headers, flowmaster 50 series,
frank_socal is offline   Reply With QuoteReply With Quote
Reply

Tags
driveline , plate , rear , skid , tank

Thread Tools
Display Modes Rate This Thread
Rate This Thread:

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is On

Forum Jump

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Gas Tank Skidplate meets Driveshaft Denis_Ruso 3rd gen T4Rs 21 08-16-2017 11:02 PM
Drive shaft hitting tank skid.. Best Fix? JWaldz 3rd gen T4Rs 21 08-22-2016 05:48 PM
rear drive shaft hitting tank skid plate. kolelt 3rd gen T4Rs 32 08-02-2016 08:43 AM
Still hitting gas tank with driveshaft AZTOY Engines / Suspension / Wheels / Tires / Audio / Accessories 4 03-19-2013 11:23 AM
driveshaft hitting GAS TANK not just skid plate marcel 3rd gen T4Rs 8 12-31-2012 07:13 PM

Powered by vBadvanced CMPS v3.2.2

All times are GMT -4. The time now is 12:12 PM.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.11
Copyright ©2000 - 2021, vBulletin Solutions Inc.
Search Engine Optimisation provided by DragonByte SEO (Pro) - vBulletin Mods & Addons Copyright © 2021 DragonByte Technologies Ltd.
Feedback Buttons provided by Advanced Post Thanks / Like (Lite) - vBulletin Mods & Addons Copyright © 2021 DragonByte Technologies Ltd.
User Alert System provided by Advanced User Tagging (Lite) - vBulletin Mods & Addons Copyright © 2021 DragonByte Technologies Ltd.
***This site is an unofficial Toyota site, and is not officially endorsed, supported, authorized by or affiliated with Toyota. All company, product, or service names references in this web site are used for identification purposes only and may be trademarks of their respective owners. The Toyota name, marks, designs and logos, as well as Toyota model names, are registered trademarks of Toyota Motor Corporation***Ad Management plugin by RedTyger
 
Copyright © 2020