Side to side pulling at highway speeds

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Side to side pulling at highway speeds

Postby peter canepa » Sun 27.02.2022, 21:12

Front wheel drive torque steer has always been the norm with this car, at low speeds and hard acceleration.
Now though I put new tires on it (Continental Extra Sports) and it pulls to one side upon light throttle. First to the left, then I switched side to side, now to the right? This is a new problem I've never encountered. Any Ideas out there.
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Re: Side to side pulling at highway speeds

Postby FunElan » Sun 27.02.2022, 21:30

This is all assuming it's been to an alignment shop?
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Re: Side to side pulling at highway speeds

Postby Rambo » Sun 27.02.2022, 21:35

When was the last time you checked your suspension Peter? ie bushings, CV joints etc... These can be contributory factors too. It's not necessarily all down to tyres.
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Re: Side to side pulling at highway speeds

Postby dapinky » Mon 28.02.2022, 10:46

As well as the answers above, I'll throw in a cheap & simple thing to try.....

..... what pressure are you running your tyres at? The numbers in the handbook are a great guide, but were set for the OE tyres on the car - with modern technology, the materials behave differently now (flex vs rigidity etc). So I'd try letting a few psi out, than adding a few more and see if any of that helps.
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Re: Side to side pulling at highway speeds

Postby peter canepa » Mon 28.02.2022, 20:40

Guys, Thanks, for the reply's.
The fact that I switched the new tires side to side and the pulling followed. The suggestion changing tire pressure, that's easy. Alignment, no not recently, usually alignment , the car veers, without acceleration. This only happens with acceleration. The driveshafts, we can inspect. The car is going to the shop those elastic bands need to be replaced.
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