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Tacoma pulls hard with Lower Pro Tires

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by ckossel, Nov 19, 2010.

  1. Nov 19, 2010 at 12:26 PM
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    ckossel

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    I have a 2007 DCLB that I placed 22" wheels with Sumitoma Tires. I noticed because of the wider tires and light Tacoma body that it pulls to the crown or terrain of the road very easily - sometime making it hard to control. Is there anything that you can put on the truck to eliminate this pull so much? the measurement of the wheels are: 305/40R22 - 114H

    Thanks!
     
  2. Nov 19, 2010 at 12:28 PM
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    I would go and have it aligned.
     
  3. Nov 19, 2010 at 12:32 PM
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    Maybe steering damper? Mine does the same thing, not as bad as what you're describing but it pulls pretty bad at times. My alignment checked out fine also.
     
  4. Nov 19, 2010 at 4:05 PM
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    Alignment is just fine.... I think it may be something with the steering damper and the tread of the tires gripping the road. Was hoping to get some good feedback - thanks!

    anyone else?
     
  5. Nov 19, 2010 at 4:09 PM
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    Does it always pull the same direction? Or is it terrain dependent? A steady pull alway the same direction (e.g. left) - That could be the alignment or the tires.
     
  6. Nov 19, 2010 at 4:17 PM
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    If you have an extremely grippy tire, maybe an alignment, but not at the factory specs, would help. Something more similar to a set-up you'd see in a sports car. You'd have to talk to someone who really knows there stuff to recommend a new setting, if it would even help at all.
     
  7. Nov 19, 2010 at 4:44 PM
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    Wide tires, plus little Caster = pulling when the tires hit uneven pavement.
     
  8. Nov 19, 2010 at 4:46 PM
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    Ditto, when I stated get an alignment I mean get one that suits the characteristics of your vehicle.
     
  9. Nov 19, 2010 at 4:47 PM
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    Mine followed the ruts in the road with the stock rugged trails. After getting a 2" lift I had it alighned a few times and it got better but was still very noticable. If I drove close to the center line it veered to the left and when driving closer to the shoulder it veered right. Going down freshly paved roads it tracked straight as an arrow. After getting new tires (E rated BFG A/T's) the problem is now pretty much gone. I not sure but it seems either the higher psi (40 front/36 back) or the stronger sidewall helped.
     
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    go to a normal rim size for a tacoma
     
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    If it's constantly pulling to one side you're alignment is most likely out.
     
  12. Nov 19, 2010 at 4:58 PM
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    Under acceleration?
     
  13. Nov 19, 2010 at 5:00 PM
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    X2. Im betting its because you have a front drive Tacoma.....
     
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    Have you been checking your milage? Im bettin, your gonna see an improvement.....
     
  16. Nov 19, 2010 at 5:15 PM
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    Ah.....Hows the drive from Fro?
     
  17. Nov 19, 2010 at 10:06 PM
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    -low pros don't flex much compared to stock or offroad tires.
    -if they're "high performance" they will flex even less
    -if your truck follows the grooves in the road too much,
    your tires are too wide and stiff for the size of the truck.
    There isn't much of a fix for it.
    I had the same thing happen (low key) in my first car - honda accord coupe with wide lo pros on it
     
  18. Nov 19, 2010 at 10:10 PM
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    The wandering, or pulling is an attempt by your truck to drive into a pole and kill itself because you put 22's on it.
     
  20. Nov 20, 2010 at 6:12 AM
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    OR.....the truck trying to get everyones attention to check out how nice it looks?
     
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