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Front end movement with new tires???

Discussion in 'Wheels & Tires' started by Rusty Crow, Oct 7, 2009.

  1. Oct 7, 2009 at 6:32 AM
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    Rusty Crow

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    Just installed new tires after 38,000 miles. Have pressure at 32psig. Now notice a slight, but noticeable steering wheel movement above 60mph. Have noticed on several surfaces.

    Do I need to have alignment checked, or could it be that I have increased air pressure from 28-29 to 32?

    Thanks for any input.

    R
     
  2. Oct 7, 2009 at 6:54 AM
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    rutherk1

    rutherk1 ElPhantasmo&TheChickenRunBlastarama

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    Toyota trucks have a hell of a time with tire balancing. My FJ did it and my tacoma did it when I got new tires. Have them do a road force balance. It fixed my issue both times.
     
  3. Oct 7, 2009 at 8:37 AM
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    What is a "road force balance" ? Can it be done at a Discount tire dealership, or only at Toyota?

    Thanks for the information.
    Rusty
     
  4. Oct 7, 2009 at 8:42 AM
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    A traditional balance doesn't take into account vibrations caused by the force of the road. So a road force balance does just that. If puts some force on the tire/wheel and balances it that way.

    Discount can do it.
     
  5. Oct 7, 2009 at 10:06 AM
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    Sounds good ...hopefully a low cost fix. Thanks again

    Rusty
     
  6. Oct 7, 2009 at 2:14 PM
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    BuckshotJones

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    I've noticed the same thing on my truck. its an 07 with about 18k. Some days its worse than others it seems...usually windy days. At times it makes handling the truck on the highway a little edgy. I'm following this thread to see if it fixes the issue for you
     
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