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Old 05-06-2007, 09:15 PM   #11
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Also, I can personally account for three different occasions where DT did NOT balance the tires like they're supposed to before putting them back on. Gotta keep a good eye out

Also, yes they should help you out if you simply go back and tell them that you've had a drift since they were put on.

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could it have been teh road you were driving on. I know that my car will track perfect and straight on fresh pavement, but some times the car will pull sightly to the right or the left depending on the road surface....
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[quote="fuelforthesoul1999"]Before I replaced my tires, my car tracked straight and true without the hands on the wheel.

Yesterday, I had the tires replaced and on the way home, it pulled to the right pretty bad. I checked the tire pressure, it was 27 psi all the way around so I reinflated it to 35 psi and the pull is less severe but still there. I'm still uncomfortable with the fact that I have a small drift to the right when I let go of the wheel.

It just drifts to the right now...but not bad.[/quote ]

I vote for a bad tire. If you had a problem with caliper slides it likely would have shown up before the tire replacement too.

A new tire can have the belt slightly off center which can cause a pull.

What kind of tire are they?

If tire discounter did the alignment they can recheck that for you if they think it might be the problem. They should be willing to move tires around ont he car for the checking. Many places give a 30-day warranty to replace tires you don't like with something different.
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The road surface does not play a factor in here, we have many fresh surfaces to tell you the truth, the car stills pull to the right.

I took the brake apart (the right front) and it looks perfect and it still pulls. I'm taking it back to Discount Tire tomorrow. Everyone suspects a belt. I'm going to have them rotate the tires and see if that helps.

The tires are Falkens Ziex 512s btw
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