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Old 02-05-2013, 03:04 PM
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Anyone experience Radial Pull? Good Year Tires?

Anyone ever heard of "radial pull" from tires? My good year dura tracs (325/60r20) are making my truck pull to the left like it's out of alignment. Everything on the truck is within 30k miles old. I religiously rotate my tires with every oil change (6k miles) and am extremely meticulous about my truck in general, I'm very Obsessive Compulsive.

I went to a heavy truck repair shop today to get an alignment on my truck since it's been slightly pulling to the left. they called me an hour or so later and said everything on your truck is nice and tight and the alignment is all with in spec (which I kind of figured since it's all new but I was out of ideas on what the issue is).

The guy said we suspect your tires are causing this from "radial pull" he told me. They swapped left to right on the front and sure enough the truck pulled to the right. they swapped my front with the rear and moved the tires all around the truck and could chase it around.

My question is, the tires have ~22k miles on them. they have easily another 20-30k miles out of them, but if they're going to make my truck pull one way or another is there anything I can do? warranty? Good year? I'm kind stuck here, I don't have another $1600 to throw at a set of tires since these ones have better than half the life left on them!

Has anyone had an issue like this?

I'm going to play around with swapping the tires around to get the least amount of pull one way or another and mess with my tire pressures some more.

Thanks for any input and sorry for the long read

-Matt
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I had the same problem with a goodyear wrangler AT on my ex wifes tahoe when we were married. Goodyear replaced the tire.
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well that is good news! did they replace just 1 tire or a pair or all 4? I don't really want to have 1 new and 3 half worn tires, I would atleast like to get 2 new ones if at all possible. I need to narrow down which tire exactly is making it pull.
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A steering stabilizer will help keep things straight. Check out the Carli unit.
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A steering stabilizer will help keep things straight. Check out the Carli unit.
I know I could use an aftermarket dual unit, but I would rather fix the problem first rather than masking it. when I get the tire situation straitened out i'll be in the market for a dual steering stabilizer
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I know I could use an aftermarket dual unit, but I would rather fix the problem first rather than masking it. when I get the tire situation straitened out i'll be in the market for a dual steering stabilizer
A dual unit doesn't always correct tire pull as it's often only in one direction. When you add an equal opposing force, the force will still be greater in one direction given the tire pull factored into one direction. That in mind, we offer a stabilizer with adjustable nitrogen pressure that can be adjusted to accommodate neutral force or correction for up to 40" toyo mud terrain right pull. Ours will only correct Right-pull, not left.

That in mind, there is no way to correct radial pull, only ways to compensate for it.
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