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Old 02-04-2014, 08:40 PM   #1
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I just bought a 2014 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited Rubicon X. Had the Teraflex 2.5 lift, Bilstein 5100 shocks and steering stablizer. No issues with stock tires. After installing XD Rockstar 18x9 with 295/75/18 Nitto trail grappler mt steering pulls to the left. Re-aligned and contiues. Need help, Fishnlewis

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Old 02-04-2014, 08:49 PM   #2
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I would suggest rotating the tires. Doing a chalk test for proper inflation as well as checking the wheel balance.

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Old 02-04-2014, 08:52 PM   #3
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I just bought a 2014 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited Rubicon X. Had the Teraflex 2.5 lift, Bilstein 5100 shocks and steering stablizer. No issues with stock tires. After installing XD Rockstar 18x9 with 295/75/18 Nitto trail grappler mt steering pulls to the left. Re-aligned and contiues. Need help, Fishnlewis
Nittos pull left. Toyo Mts pull right. It is a characteristic of the design of the tires.

You can run slightly less psi in the passenger front tire to create more drag for it to drift right a little. So, run 32 psi in all but the front passenger tire. Run 30 psi in the front passenger tire.

Or, you can run a gas charged steering stabilizer in a relocated position that slightly pushes the tie rod to the right.

Or, you can adjust your cross caster with adjustable front lower control arms. Stock spec is cross caster with slightly more caster on the passenger side. You could run a slightly longer control arm on the driver side than the passenger side to get something like 0.1 or 0.2 degrees cross caster to the right.

Or, a combination of the above.

Start out with the tire pressure variation.

Those tires are ubber stiff and designed for lifted, 1 ton diesel trucks. They have a max weight rating of 4,080 lbs at 80 psi.

You will probably need to run them around 30-32 psi to get flat tread wear.
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Old 02-05-2014, 01:46 AM   #4
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Thanks for the info. I will try first thing in the am. Really appreciate the response.
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Nittos pull left. Toyo Mts pull right. It is a characteristic of the design of the tires
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Disconnect the SS (at one end if you choose) and drive it. Could very much be a combo of the tires and SS or either.
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Disconnect the SS (at one end if you choose) and drive it. Could very much be a combo of the tires and SS or either.
+1 You could also try rotating the tires left to right and see what happens. There is also always the possibility your alignment is off too.
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Thanks again for the replies. Had the alignment re calibrated to specs (twice). Going to the tires store today to have them rotated. But that doesnt solve my problem when its time to rotate again. IDK about disconecting the SS that seam useless, but then again idl much about Jeeps thats why I am looking for answers. Thanks again Fishnlewis.
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Thanks again for the replies. Had the alignment re calibrated to specs (twice). Going to the tires store today to have them rotated. But that doesnt solve my problem when its time to rotate again. IDK about disconecting the SS that seam useless, but then again idl much about Jeeps thats why I am looking for answers. Thanks again Fishnlewis.
Nitros drift left. Rotating them won't make a difference.
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Thanks again for the replies. Had the alignment re calibrated to specs (twice). Going to the tires store today to have them rotated. But that doesnt solve my problem when its time to rotate again. IDK about disconecting the SS that seam useless, but then again idl much about Jeeps thats why I am looking for answers. Thanks again Fishnlewis.

Gas stabilizers are known to push left. Why keep guessing? Disco it. Takes 31/2 minutes.
My point ... Maybe the SS alone was not enough to feel. Add the tires and it's felt.

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