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Alignment and Tire Pressure

Discussion in 'Wheels & Tires' started by 270, Jun 14, 2010.

  1. Jun 14, 2010 at 12:03 PM
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    Ok well i had an alignment done and the steering wheel is just a tad left from driving center..if that makes sense.

    But to correct it right ima just let some air out of the right side tires. Do you guys think it would be better to let the air out of just the right front or both rear and front of the right side.
     
  2. Jun 14, 2010 at 12:05 PM
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    dysfunctnlretard

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    your tires are gonna wear all retarded. Ive had quite a few alignments done on my vehicles and my rule is it has to be perfect or its going back. Places always realign it for free too. Just my .02
     
  3. Jun 14, 2010 at 12:06 PM
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    take it back and tell them the steering wheel is off center,they had it locked off center when they aligned it
     
  4. Jun 14, 2010 at 12:09 PM
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    What he said ^^^^^^^^^
     
  5. Jun 14, 2010 at 12:17 PM
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    Yea I know fellas but man this will be the 4th time id take it in, to 3 different places.
     
  6. Jun 14, 2010 at 12:26 PM
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    You're joking, right?
     
  7. Jun 14, 2010 at 12:30 PM
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    take it back, they will make it right. if not demand your money back and go somewhere that will fix it. I will be damned if i pay for it to be wrong and not to my satisfaction.
     
  8. Jun 14, 2010 at 12:39 PM
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    I joke not
     
  9. Jun 14, 2010 at 12:40 PM
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    Im not saying im going to let 10lbs of it out. Right now theyre at 35 all the way around what would be the harm in putting the right to like 32? would there be a difference.
     
  10. Jun 14, 2010 at 12:56 PM
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    What he said...
    I am pretty sure you want all 4 tires to be pretty close in air pressure.
     
  11. Jun 14, 2010 at 1:14 PM
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    Well i guess im out numbered
     
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    Ok, to answer the question then, letting air out will only cause the truck to have a slight pull the that side. While you are correct in thinking it will 'straighten' the steering wheel, that will only be the effect of the truck steering into the ditch.

    If you really don't want to go back to the alignment place, and the off center steering wheel really bothers you (I'm with you by the way, I hate that), then you could very carefully look at the direction the tie rod ends are threaded, and after loosening the lock nut, turn the left one a little further out and the right one a little further in. The effect of this will be to move the steering wheel more to the right as the truck is going perfectly straight. Tighten the locking nut, then test drive it, and adjust again if needed.

    Do I recommend this method? Not really, because you may end up with too much toe in or toe out, but if you only move them a small amount, and in as equal amounts as possible, you'll probably be fine.
     
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