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post #13 of 24 (permalink) Old 05-24-2019, 12:13 AM
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What tires are you running? Sometimes tires can have a slight left pull


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What tires are you running? Sometimes tires can have a slight left pull
I'm runnin 285/50R22 Nitto Ridge Grapplers, brand new

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Here is the alignment sheet from Firestone.
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Good quality adjustable steering dampener, to get proper neutral setting, and then have shop follow this alignment guide


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So taking it to them this afternoon and going to have them set it to the Thuren specs and make sure the higher caster is on the driver side not the passenger to try and "Cross caster" it to take the left pull out of it. Caster I can do minimal changes to myself at home so that I am not totally worried about but I'm going to make sure they set total toe to as absolutely close to ZERO as they can. Right now its set at .2* total toe
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My truck was doing the same and I threw part after part after part at it and it still had the left pull. Turned out someone had put adjustable ball joints in and had the driver side adjusted wrong. Had the truck aligned twice and the alignment guys never mentioned it and the spec sheet didnt show it.


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Well after taking back to Firestone and telling them to adjust to the Thuren specs its damn near perfect. Could possibly still use a little more cross caster but I'll deal with that when I put control arms on it. At the moment if your in the right lane shell drive straight down the road, left lane you have to keep the wheel slightly right due to the road pitch but it's much better than it was for sure.

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I had a bad belt on a tire that caused me to pull to one side. A really good tire guy caught it. Take your spare and change left front tire and drive it. If still there do the right tire with the spare.

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Good idea above about rotating your tires. You might want to swap the two front tires around and then drive it. Some radial tires will cause pulling and directional tires can be even worse.

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Problem is my spare is a smaller size, havent swapped it to the right height tire yet, and the ridge graps only have about 1000 miles on them so dont think itd be a bad tire

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It probably pulls right when braking due to a bad brake line (partially collapsed) or bad caliper.

Post up the alignment spec sheet if you can
Buddy you may be right, my guy found the collapsed brake line and showed me my front rotor! HA! I wish I had a picture, matter of fact I will look for it and post soon..... You know the cooling fins sandwiched between the 2 discs that make up your one rotor? the outer side was gone.... I was stoping on the actual fins. it seemed rough for a while then one day it was smooth braking and I figured it was a rock stuck or something . and I thought this new mechanic was trying to tack on some bull $$$ by telling me ohh you had a collapsed line on your front right side caliper .He was dead on! I would have both lines checked before buying a caliper like I did
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heh. I had a real bad pull when one tire had 4/32s and the other was replaced and with a Dura Grappler and had 16/32s… made a huge difference.

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