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loosie/vague handling after new tires were installed

just last week i had new tires installed. after i took delivery of my truck i noticed right away that the steering felt loose. i dont knoe how else to explain it. it doesnt want to track/stay in its own lane. when i change lanes it takes a minute for it to settle and stop swaying. i doubt its just the tires but what would cause this? ive replaced the tie rod ends and every other bolt or mount is super tight. could it be the alignment? would enough toe cause it to wander? i went from 37x12.5 bfg muds to 37x13.5 toyo muds.
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Give it time, it will settle down. Tires need to break in. It's happened to me several times.

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Give it time, it will settle down. Tires need to break in. It's happened to me several times.
how long? ive driven less than 75 miles since the install.

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About 500+ miles from my experience with Toyo's.

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i find it screwy that this is happening. it just doesnt make sense to me but at the same time im not the only person whos had this issue. im sitting here thinking i need to rebuild my front end.

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500 miles. my tires just firmed up

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500 miles. my tires just firmed up
i really hope thats the case. im going to get a alignmnet tommorow and pray i dont need to throw any more money at it.

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500 sounds about right. Keep in mind you've put a new tire with a bulge in the center that hasn't learned it place so to speak. If it's bothering you that much put 500 lbs in the back. That should speed it up.

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