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truck wants to "follow the road"

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by cevallos.j, Feb 14, 2012.

  1. Feb 14, 2012 at 12:44 PM
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    cevallos.j

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    I just got new wheels and tires installed on my truck, both used, it is a 2006 access cab 2wd. tires are 265/70/17
    Before changing tires i did not have this problem, but now it feels like the truck wants to follow the road, if there is a bump or unleveling of the road, it feels like the tires catch on it and it wants to follow it. Its pretty bad and it will jerk the truck around, especially on the little bumps that separate lanes.
    What could I check besides allignment?
    maybe something down there is loose

    I thought it might just be the bigger tires but my dad drove it and said something is no doubt wrong.

    Thanks guys
     
  2. Feb 14, 2012 at 12:45 PM
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    Alignment. Should solve your problems.
     
  3. Feb 14, 2012 at 12:47 PM
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    Could be an issue with the actual tires, as well. Could try a rotation and see if the pull goes away.
     
  4. Feb 14, 2012 at 12:49 PM
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    Just noticed that you said the tires are used. How many miles? Are they worn evenly?

    I would still get an alignment to rule that out, then go from there.
     
  5. Feb 14, 2012 at 12:51 PM
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    they have about 60% left. ill get alignment checked and let you guys know,

    thanks for the quick reply
     
  6. Feb 14, 2012 at 12:51 PM
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  7. Feb 14, 2012 at 12:58 PM
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    Radial tires are directional. Once they're mounted and used in a direction, they should always be run in that same direction. That's why when you rotate tires you keep move them front/back but keep them on the same side of the truck.

    Pay attention to the wear marks before you put too many miles on there and see if you can figure out how they were mounted by the previous owner.
     
  8. Feb 14, 2012 at 12:59 PM
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