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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
     

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