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1985 toyota 4runner. alloy rims. vibration felt in seats at 60mph and above. replaced old michelin ltx tires with new khumos. still have same vibration. could this be carrier bearing or u-joint? or could it be shocks?

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Most likely the outputbearing on the output shafton the transfer case(rear) that is where i would look first.then iwould check the rear tail shaft spine for movement if in doubt here pump it full of grease with your greasegun and take it for a drive see if is marginally better
also you can see if there is any movement in the unijoints i very much doubt if it would be shocks--try transfer case bearing first...

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