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steering problems

Discussion in '1973-1991 K5 Blazer | Truck | Suburban' started by JerseyBlazer, Apr 3, 2002.

  1. JerseyBlazer

    JerseyBlazer Registered Member

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    i replaced my tires on my truck with 12-15 (33x12.50x15) denman ground hawgs, now the truck wanders severely on ruts in the road. i replaced the steering stabilizer and still no change. i cant figure out what is going on. all the suspension components were replaced 3 months ago. this problem started immediately after i replaced the tires, i the balanceing and rotated the tires and its still the same! any ideas anyone?
     
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    txbluethunder 1/2 ton status

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    have you checked the tire pressure?
     
  3. JerseyBlazer

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    i tried the tire pressure at 30, 35, 25 its stays the same, just a little bumpy at 35 psi
     
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    Are the tires bias-plys? If-so, it's a common problem and is part of the wounderfull world of bias-ply tires. (do they follow ruts?, even un-seen ruts?) Also, . A taller/wider tire will feel different, but shouldnt be un-safe to drive.

    Drive it, get the 'em broke in a bit. Then have the alignment set.
    I would sink in as much Caster as possible, specs call for +8 degrees, thats hard to get, but the more Caster you can get, the less it will try to swerve.

    Again, don't expect bias-ply tires to act like radials, they are different and wil act to road conditions differently. (I'm pretty sure Ground Hawds are bias-plys).
     
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    JerseyBlazer Registered Member

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    unfortunatly the hawgs are bias ply. i will drive it awhile and get the alignment done. thanks for your help, i hope it works
     
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    Get used to it. My 14.50 SSR's do the same thing and they are radial's. It has alot to do with the width of the tire.
     
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    im going to try the alignment, if that dont work im just going to live with it. thank you for the info.
    pete
     
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    Not just that they are bias ply, but they are directional treaded. Anyone who knows about directional tread will tell you, it will follow a rut/crack/drift like a white on rice. I was towing a boat when I was "forced" to "remember" this. Thank god for waterproof seat covers/forums/images/icons/laugh.gif!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
     

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