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Old 02-18-2008, 06:49 PM   #1
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car drifts on road too much

Has anyone out there ever run into the problem, where you rotate your tires, then when you run the car on wet roads it wants to drift in the lane more than normal, today my car started doing that and it was worse than normal, but the wind wasnt too bad, if existant. I had a 250 mile drive this morning, the first half dry the second half it rained. The first half the car rode like it always does, but when the roads got wet i noticed a big change.

I have been running these rims and tires for 10,000 miles, and I rotate every 5000 miles, and yes i did the rotation right, my tires are directional so i can only rotate front to back, and the lug nuts are very tight and tightened in the correct pattern. The tire tread still looks almost new, and they are z rated tires, if that makes any difference.


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Old 02-18-2008, 09:40 PM   #2
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Usually after you get tires rotated and the car pulls to one side it is called a radial tire pull and is pretty much normal and goes away within about 500-1000 miles of driving as the tires wear. It could also be an alignment issue though.
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Dumb question...

Did you check the tire pressures?
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lol dejavu..... that thread with the bouncing tires.....
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Old 02-18-2008, 09:54 PM   #6
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Very good tip. lol. Its pretty amazing what lack or too much of tire pressure can do huh.
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Dumb question...

Did you check the tire pressures?
haha sry i didnt say that in the original question, but yes all tires are at the pressure specified on the door.


I dont know what it could be, it drove fine on dry pavement, once i hit wet pavement though it was like it was on ice or something. I thought maybe I may have accidently switched the tires crosswise, which you typically do to non-directional tires the way the owners manual says, but they are all on the right way, and all the lug nuts are tight.

Maybe it was just the road, it hasnt rained here in GA that hard for a while, now that i think about it, maybe it was all that oil on the pavement. I was in a constuction zone riding in between those huge concrete barriers, so im pretty sure wind had nothing to do with it(a good wind gust will blow the car to one side). Hopefully it was just the road.

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Yeah roads can get pretty slick if it hasn't rained in a while. Its weird the car wanders though just on wet pavement.
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wellmine wanders on ice a bit. thing is te local county has run out of road salt. so hwy 41 is a slight ice rink.
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Yeah roads can get pretty slick if it hasn't rained in a while. Its weird the car wanders though just on wet pavement.
Yeah I dont get it either, it felt like i was running with bald tires, thing is i was definatly not hydroplaneing, it feels fine on dry road, so when it rains ill just be cautious and see if it does it again.
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