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Old 12-02-2019, 02:32 PM   #1
ProZach626
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Default Need quick help with possible tire pull

I just got Michelin PS A/S+ tires put on my 18 STI. (15k miles).

The car is pulling slightly toward the passenger side, which demands constant minor adjustments. When I apply more throttle, the car pulls more.



I noticed that the tread pattern on the passenger side is facing a different direction than the tread pattern on the driver's side. HOWEVER, all four tires are marked "outside."



Should I bring this to the attention of the tire shop?? This doesn't seem consistent.



The arrows in both pictures are pointing toward the front of the car:



Driver's side tire:

https://i.imgur.com/zo3F2KQ.jpg



Passenger's side tire:

https://i.imgur.com/x0VeeHN.jpg



The tires have about 1,000 miles on them so far. I'm looking for some quick advice so I don't start to get uneven wear. Is this the source of my problem? Why are they both designated "outside."
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Old 12-05-2019, 05:46 PM   #2
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Default Need quick help with possible tire pull

Those are asymmetrical tires, tread pattern on the inside and outside are different. If they all say outside facing out, then they are mounted correctly. You should probably have your alignment checked.

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Old 12-06-2019, 01:31 PM   #3
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I had the car aligned by Subaru a couple months ago. It drove straight prior to this. I did a little homework and this may be a common issue.
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