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Old 11-01-2011, 08:53 AM
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new tires = wander?

Hey guys just curious if I'm crazy or of it makes since to anyone. I got new tires mounted and balanced yesterday and on my way home my truck seemed to wander on the road more than it use to
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Old 11-01-2011, 09:01 AM
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That'll go away as the tires wear down. It's common for some tires to do that.
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Old 11-01-2011, 09:09 AM
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YES!!

I pulled my hair out for weeks testing everything trying to figure out why my truck was wandering after putting new tires on it, but in the end I talked to my friend who drives tow trucks, he said every time it got new tires on the front it would wander till it had 1000 miles or so and it settled in back to normal. Seems to be common on high load rating tires.

It is your tires, dont worry, keep driving and it will go away! or burn em down some and rotate
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Old 11-01-2011, 09:22 AM
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Ok cool thanks guys. It confused me cause I went with a bigger wider tire
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Old 11-01-2011, 09:28 AM
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mud tires squirm like crazy when they're brand new. they'll get better very soon
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Old 11-01-2011, 09:51 AM
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I just put on new 33" dick cepeks and a level, though the mechanic effed up when I got it back! Seems like I have more slop in the steering, is this what everyone else is experiencing?
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Old 11-01-2011, 10:09 AM
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mine were like that too, the azz end felt like it was crab walking. have a few hundred miles on them now and they are settling in.
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Old 11-01-2011, 01:52 PM
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Contribute that to the height of the tread blocks. obviously the higher they are the less rigid they'll be and the more they'll squirm around on the road. This is very common with brand new tires
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