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This is a discussion on Pull to the right within the General Help forums, part of the LSx Technical Help Section category; Just put 4 new kumho mx tires, changed tie rod ends because bushings were going bad, got an allignment done, ...

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    Pull to the right

    Just put 4 new kumho mx tires, changed tie rod ends because bushings were going bad, got an allignment done, and all the tire pressures are the same. Yet there is still a pull to the right!!! Any idea what is causing the pull???

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    Well first I would say take it back to the place that aligned it and tell 'em it is pulling and you want it fixed. So long as you don't have like a front brake caliper that is sticking as that will also cause it to pull but since the main thing that obviously was changed was up front it is more than likely just not aligned properly. Good luck man!!
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    they sent me the specs of the allignment and my dad does allignment at his shop and he said that the specs are all good so it wouldent pull from the specs.

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    Wait,wait,wait! Let me see if I got this straight.Your dad does alignments at his shop but you took it somewhere else?Did I get that right?LOL

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    Like said above take it back to the shop that did the allignment and have them re-do it or find someone that knows how to properly do it.
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    he owns a body shop.. but one of the front attachment pieces broke so we dont have the machine running at the moment. He does allighments all the time just cant do them now... we checked the specs they sent us on the paper... and everyhting seems to be in tolerance in the allignment, so im wondering, if the tires that i bought might be faulty or something.... i have no idea... i konw the allignment is correct so thats off the list....

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    If you think it might be the tires, try swapping the fronts with the rears, if possible. One side at a time, to help determine which tire is bad. While it's off the ground, try spinning the wheel by hand to see if the caliper is sticking/dragging.

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    Sorry,it just kinda hit my funnybone!
    I think swapping tires is a great plan!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Camaroride32 View Post
    Just put 4 new kumho mx tires, changed tie rod ends because bushings were going bad, got an allignment done, and all the tire pressures are the same. Yet there is still a pull to the right!!! Any idea what is causing the pull???
    I had kumho's before just got that same tires you got and I'm having the same issue I'm going to take it back I haven't had the allignment done didnt need to car was fine when I had the old tires and the new ones are pulling to the right pretty bad.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Camaroride32 View Post
    they sent me the specs of the allignment and my dad does allignment at his shop and he said that the specs are all good so it wouldent pull from the specs.
    what are the specs exactly? you should have about .3 higher caster on the right versus left, so it doesn't pull right. i run an alignment shop. also, this assumes their equipment isn't out of calibration.

    if alignment is correct, there are three other things that will cause a pull.

    tires - even new a tire can cause a pull. called a radial pull.

    brakes - sticking caliper, bad hose, etc...

    power steering - when the pump starts to go bad, it can cause high pressure issues which will make the rack turn. this is very rare to happen.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mrr23 View Post
    what are the specs exactly? you should have about .3 higher caster on the right versus left, so it doesn't pull right. i run an alignment shop. also, this assumes their equipment isn't out of calibration.

    if alignment is correct, there are three other things that will cause a pull.

    tires - even new a tire can cause a pull. called a radial pull.

    brakes - sticking caliper, bad hose, etc...

    power steering - when the pump starts to go bad, it can cause high pressure issues which will make the rack turn. this is very rare to happen.
    so considering it was fine before I got the new tires and the second after it pulls then most likely radial pull. How can this be checked?

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    Overtorqued wheels will do that...

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    Quote Originally Posted by JoshieDoom View Post
    Overtorqued wheels will do that...
    really so loosen those lugnuts and tighten them by hand should solve the problem

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    Torque them to like 90-100 foot pounds in the star sequence. Lots of friends have their rides done at walmart and they weld those lugnuts on.. makes it pull like crazy...

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    Quote Originally Posted by JoshieDoom View Post
    Torque them to like 90-100 foot pounds in the star sequence. Lots of friends have their rides done at walmart and they weld those lugnuts on.. makes it pull like crazy...
    thanks i'll give it a shot and let you guys know how this goes.

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    Quote Originally Posted by slpcamaro View Post
    so considering it was fine before I got the new tires and the second after it pulls then most likely radial pull. How can this be checked?
    Did you not see the reply I posted at #7?

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    Quote Originally Posted by jigger1166 View Post
    Did you not see the reply I posted at #7?
    He is right. Radial pulls are more common than you would think. I sold tires for 14 years. Try doing what he said in post # 7.
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    Quote Originally Posted by JoshieDoom View Post
    Overtorqued wheels will do that...
    wow, never heard of that one. and i've done this for quite some time.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jigger1166 View Post
    Did you not see the reply I posted at #7?
    I will spin them and try the torque thing first, not sure how well the switching tires thing would work there directional so the bad tire will still be on the same site so moving front to back it should do the same right? I want to figure out which one it is too so i'm going to do these steps one at a time.

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    ya.. i took the specs to another local shop and he says common problems are the brake hoses going bad in the inside. He told me to go ahead and change all the brake lines. So imma go ahead and do that. He said if that was the problem when you brake hard it would pull really hard to that side also.... which it does.... so ill try that....

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