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Thread: New tyres and wheel alignment - car doesn't drive straight

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    Thanks for the suggestions guys. It's going back in the morning, I'll get the alignment done again and raise the number of weights and see what they say. If there's no joy after that it'll be off to 'Dhuck' to check it out next week.

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    Update...

    Took it back today, they removed and re-fitted all tyres (flipped them around and lined up the dot with the valve stem), re-balanced and did another wheel alignment - Left 1.2 Right 1.0

    It drives straight again! It does drift slightly left with the road camber but within a reasonable distance, and I don't feel like I'm fighting it to remain straight. The steering wheel is slightly off center but as I understand now that'll require a fix anyway. I wonder how long the steering wheel will take to annoy me lol Anyway, I'll get it sorted soon enough.

    Thanks for the replies, learnt a fair bit about the patrol during the exercise.

    Cheers,
    Shane

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    Shane - give us an update in a month or two after 1,000km.
    Seems the only thing changed was the toe-in, and relationship between tyres and rims.

    Not convinced........... time will tell how the tyres are wearing and how the vehicle is handling.
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    An adjustable drag link will fix the steering wheel issue.


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