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Old 02-19-2013, 11:21 AM   #1
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Allignment after new tires?

Just got my new wheels/tires put on my 2012 JK Sport by an aftermarket shop in the area. Mickey Thompson Classic III's (17 x 9") with Toyo M/T 295/70/17's. They were balanced and there is no vibration at any speed. However, I am now experiencing pulling to the right. Just had an alignment completed by the dealer and it's still there. Any ideas?

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Old 02-19-2013, 11:26 AM   #2
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Why did you have the dealer perform an alignment on a 2012?

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Old 02-19-2013, 11:52 AM   #3
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Because of the pull to the right. The specs showed it was outside the limits a little, but now it's within limits and still pulling right?
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Old 02-19-2013, 11:57 AM   #4
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Because of the pull to the right. The specs showed it was outside the limits a little, but now it's within limits and still pulling right?
Then you obviously need to take it back to them.
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Old 02-19-2013, 12:03 PM   #5
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Is it always pulling to the right? And is it pulling or drifting? You could be feeling the tires trying to use the sidewall treads to climb out of worn ruts in the pavement. Just an idea.
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I bet either one of the right side tires is a hair smaller. Or somebody got the air pressure outta whack
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Old 02-19-2013, 12:08 PM   #7
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At lower speeds it's more of a drift. Once getting in the 40-45 mph you can really feel the pull. I am just wanting to make sure I don't need to have the dealer or someone else do something I am unaware of. Been lurking this forum for about six months and have not seen this issue. Just trying to reassure myself I guess.
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Old 02-19-2013, 12:13 PM   #8
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It's probably radial pull. Toyo MT's are known for this and will pull due to the tread pattern. Some guys with these tires on diesels will run a steering stabilizer with higher pressure to compensate. Toyos pull to the right and Nittos pull to the left. You can read up on it.
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Old 02-19-2013, 12:14 PM   #9
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Hi Yoda,

If your suspension is stock with only new tires, there is nothing but a steering wheel centering and toe adjustment that can be made. Both of these are very simple to perform in your driveway with a wrench and about 15 minutes of your time. There isn't anything for the dealer to adjust except these with stock components.
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Old 02-19-2013, 12:29 PM   #10
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To see if it the tires swap your front tires and see if it still pulls right if so its an alignment issue if it pulls left its a tire issue. Had to do this on my tires i had installed a couple weeks ago.
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put a pic of your tires in your jeep
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Check the air pressure and make sure all tires are the same.
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What pressure are you running at?
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Old 02-20-2013, 04:23 AM   #14
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put a pic of your tires in your jeep

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Old 02-20-2013, 05:56 PM   #15
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Tried something on the way home today......Drove down the middle of the road with driver side on one side of the yellow line and the passenger on the other. Went dead straight. I think for whatever reason these tires are following the slope of the road a lot more than I think they should. I just cannot believe this would be the norm.
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Old 02-20-2013, 06:50 PM   #16
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After verifying uniform tire pressure, rotate the tires front to back and see if this goes away. If so, you've got a bad tire, radial pull.
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Old 02-21-2013, 08:57 AM   #17
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I wouldn't be surprised if it's just a higher air pressure with a larger tire that is tracking more. I had this with my MT's for awhile too, less air pressure and some time getting used to it was all it took.
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Old 02-22-2013, 10:10 PM   #18
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For those who asked to see on here.......
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Old 02-23-2013, 01:09 AM   #19
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Well, swap tires. If it showed up after you installed new tires, then it may be just a bad new tire. It happens. Ive replaced bad new tires from a very high line company for a radial pull and vibrations.

In all honesty if your tires were wearing evenly and fine (for a jeep) then you dont need an alignment. Only time I would get one is of I replaced a component, lift, or I knew I might have whacked it out somehow. Dont forget these will wander in a cross breeze and with minimal road crown so you may not even have an abnormal issue.
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Old 02-23-2013, 05:30 AM   #20
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I think it is just the 'normal' wander due to the crown and the aggressive tires. Driving down the middle of the road with one tire on each side of the 'crown' allows the JK to go Straight As An Arrow......thanks for all the input. I actually learned a lot about my vehicle.
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Old 02-23-2013, 05:34 AM   #21
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Is there really a noticable diff in the sound / performance? Really want the magnaflow to be one of my mods but do not want to waste the $300 either.
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Old 02-23-2013, 10:25 AM   #22
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It definitely has a different tone. Sounds great. Even better with the back window open. I haven't dynod it but I did feel a difference. I will wee if they did a dyno not all are posted on their site.

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