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pulling to the right...

Discussion in '5 Lug' started by Joels98taco, Mar 16, 2012.

  1. Mar 16, 2012 at 7:58 PM
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    ok so i just put new ball joints ball joint brackets and new aal on my truck. took it down and got it aligned and its pulling to the right. is the alignment off? the steering wheel is straight and the tires look straight. any idea what it could be? the brackets are custom made by me and are super close if not exactly the same on both sides. im thinking maybe the axle shifted? maybe the leafs have differemt lengths? im stumped and it bugs the shit out of me :mad:
     
  2. Mar 16, 2012 at 7:59 PM
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    Sounds like the alignment is off.
     
  3. Mar 16, 2012 at 8:00 PM
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    could be alignment, did you notice any vibrations?
     
  4. Mar 16, 2012 at 8:02 PM
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    thats what im thinking maybe they half assed it. no vibes i noticed. the wheel shakes but im sure the tires are out of balance. should i take it back and say wtf fix it?
     
  5. Mar 16, 2012 at 8:56 PM
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  6. Mar 16, 2012 at 9:28 PM
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    on my way to check now what could the tire pessure have to do wit it?
     
  7. Mar 16, 2012 at 9:35 PM
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    If you've got a low tire, the vehicle will pull to that side. Front is more noticeable. You could try to go back to the shop and say hey this thing is pulling to the right, fix it. The shop should have done the tire pressures. They shouldn't have let it go if it was pulling.
     
  8. Mar 16, 2012 at 9:37 PM
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    d side had 28 rear 29 front p side had 28 rear 30 front aired down to 29 could the 1 pound make a difference?
     
  9. Mar 16, 2012 at 9:38 PM
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    thats what im thinking why did they say its ready if the guy test drove it and everything but it pulled to the right and at any speed :( and is bad enough to where you have to hold it slightly to the left for it to drive straight
     
  10. Mar 16, 2012 at 9:41 PM
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    do you guys think maybe the axle didnt center right on the pins on the leafs?
     
  11. Mar 16, 2012 at 9:49 PM
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    i bolded and italicized the wheel shakes because if it does that than your tires need to be balanced, this is typical. which explains the pull to the right..
     
  12. Mar 16, 2012 at 9:51 PM
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    the wheel has shaken since i got the tires put on then i did the spindles and aal and got it aligned. straght as an arrow and the wheel shook. it would have done it then too right?
     
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    yes and no as you raise the truck farther off the groung the more "feel" you will have therefore your truck center of gravity will be higher. your tires will move with the road more....
     
  14. Mar 16, 2012 at 10:17 PM
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    i drove it lifted a good year before i did the ball joints up front and just now started pulling
    im gonna try to take it down tomorrow and see what happens
     
  15. Mar 16, 2012 at 10:18 PM
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    well thats beyond my understanding there brotha!!
     
  16. Mar 16, 2012 at 10:21 PM
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    i think its the arms.... time for LT :D
     
  17. Mar 17, 2012 at 1:01 AM
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    Damn^ always pushing the LT LOL
     
  18. Mar 17, 2012 at 1:20 PM
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    Haha I know right? :D
     
  19. Mar 27, 2012 at 1:37 PM
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    anyone think it could be a bad wheel bearing?
     
  20. Mar 27, 2012 at 9:16 PM
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    Check the rear u bolts for tightness, but I'd guess it needs balanced or realigned
     
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