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Old 12-30-2005, 10:18 AM   #1
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Default My car seems to be pulling left and right and I don't know why?

Ok I have a 02 WRX with Tein basic damper coilovers. They have been on almost 9 months. Now my problem I have been noticing is that my car seems to pull to the right then left as I go down the highway. Almost as if it was riding in ruts in the highway. I thought it was just the road or me but it happens on any road. I know it needs an alignment. But I don't understand how sometimes I can let go of the steering wheel and it will pull to the right. Then a few minutes later I can do the same thing and it will pull to the left. Is there something that could be loose like a swaybar or something. Some kind of bushing maybe I need to look at. Thanks for any advice guys I can get, its driving me crazy. It makes me look like a drunk driver sometimes swayin back and forth.
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Old 12-30-2005, 10:40 AM   #2
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My car started behaving this way after I put the 17's with 215/45 Pirelli Pzero Nero's with about 25% treadlife left on. I feel your pain on the drunk driving thing.
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Old 12-30-2005, 12:29 PM   #3
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Obvious, but do you notice it pull right when you are in the far right lane and pull left when you are in the far left lane? Most roads are curved for runoff. If it randomly goes left and right while you are in the same lane, how severe is it? Does it happen gradually, or does it jerk the wheel out of your hands? I know when I need an alignment my Suby always pulls left. No idea why. If it is aligned it will gradually pull a little to one side or the other if I let go of the wheel.
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Old 12-30-2005, 12:29 PM   #4
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What tires do you have? Most "high performance" tires with some sort of suspension upgrade tend to follow the lines in the road. An alignment may help, but its just something you will have to get used to.
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Old 12-30-2005, 12:43 PM   #5
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How are the tires wearing? Could be excess toe out.
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Old 12-31-2005, 08:31 AM   #6
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Sounds like toe out, could just need a alignment or you might have worn inner or outer tie rods. That would also cause your tires to toe out.
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Old 12-31-2005, 09:50 AM   #7
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I agree with the other posters, the roads are typically graded for water runoff.. Which will give the illusion that your car is pulling. Higher performance tires will also tend to follow imperfections in the pavement.

But first things first, get an alignment done, and see whats off if anything. If you reused your stock camber bolts for the struts, there is a possiblity that they may have slipped, and now you have excess camber or lack there of from one side to another, which can cause a pull and also affect your toe readings.
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