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Old 13th August 2005, 12:36   #1
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I am new to team-bhp and was wondering what took me so long to discover this fantastic team. I own a lancer SFXi and very recently upsized my tyres from standard 185/60R 14 to 205/60R 14 (Yokohama tubeless Summer Tyre ES100). But since then my car has a slight swing towards left side with the degree of swing greater on uneven roads inspite of having correct alignment. I have tried various combinations of rotating the tyres but it has not helped. My authorised dealer says it could have to do with the tyre pattern. Could any one offer help? PLzzzzzzzzzzzz

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Hey gladiator,

Welcome. I guess your problem is with the tyre alignment.

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But since then my car has a slight swing towards left side with the degree of swing greater on uneven roads inspite of having correct alignment.
Toe setting is probably out...To check if this is the problem, go to a cambered road (one which slopes down on both sides from the center) and drive on the right side of the road...If it pulls to the right, bingo, that's your problem right there...


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you changed from 185/60R14 to 205/60R14....this is not correct...im guessing the correct one would be 205/50R14...in order to maintain the overall diameter. Unless its a typo. Rehaan would know more about this. Also check your tyre pressures are correct...lesser pressure on one side can lead to that pulling effect.

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you changed from 185/60R14 to 205/60R14....this is not correct...im guessing the correct one would be 205/50R14...in order to maintain the overall diameter.
Well why should this cause the car to pull to one side or the other?
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If your alligment is right, then check if all the tyres have equal tyre pressure.

If this doesn't work, then i'm afraid you you'l have to get your suspenssion checked.

Tread pattern has nothing to do wth it.

Like Drifter said : It's also possible that the wrongly sized tyres could have hampered that suspenssion setup. 205/50 R14 is the right upsize for your car.

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I own a lancer SFXi and very recently upsized my tyres from standard 185/60R 14 to 205/60R 14 (Yokohama tubeless Summer Tyre ES100). But since then my car has a slight swing towards left side with the degree of swing greater on uneven roads inspite of having correct alignment. I have tried various combinations of rotating the tyres but it has not helped. My authorised dealer says it could have to do with the tyre pattern. Could any one offer help? PLzzzzzzzzzzzz

You might want to check your runout. I am assuming you have the new tires installed on the same wheels where you did not have a problem. See section "What about the coloured stripes in the tread?) : http://www.carbibles.com/tyre_bible.html .



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I have 195/60R14 Yokohama ES100 on my Baleno and it just rocks, I have done quick lane changes at 160+ Kmph with ease, great handling. Therefore it can't be the patterns. Although, do check whether you see V or A pattern from the front. Somtimes simple things can be overlooked.
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