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Steering pulling in water

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by JOEDEZZY, Sep 7, 2006.

  1. JOEDEZZY

    JOEDEZZY 1/2 ton status

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    Its been raining alot in Tucson for a couple of months now and I've noticed that when I'm cruising down the road and one of my tires hits a half way deep puddle it will pull real hard to that side. I've drove a few older trucks before I got my Jimmy and never noticed this with them. Is this normal or is there a possibilty theres something messed up on my front end?
     
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    jekquistk5 Weld nekid Premium Member GMOTM Winner

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    ever hit a big ole water hole with both tires, you loose a lot of momentum for a few seconds. Depending on tires, and if you hydro plane or not, it is normal to get a pull, unless its a crazy hard pull. Id sugest checking your ball joints(if you have em) and tre's to make sure everything is tight
     
  3. JOEDEZZY

    JOEDEZZY 1/2 ton status

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    Yeah, I know a little pull is normal but I didnt know how much was normal on a K5. This thing actually scares me to the point where I put a death grip on the steering wheel if I see a puddle ahead just to prepare myself. Every time it grabs it feels like I'm gonna run off the road. I was thinking that it could be just because of the size of my tires. I'm running 33 x 12's, do you guys think that it might be because of the width?
     
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    85 Jimmy Sheepdog Premium Member

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    i run 35x12.5 on my jimmy and it pulls but i don't think it's REAL bad. i'm not worried about it, every car i've driven does that
     
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    Bigger tire , bigger pull . Just hold the wheel and go . But you aren't supposed to be flying through the water anyway :thumb:
     
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    JOEDEZZY 1/2 ton status

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    Well if I dont go fast how am I gonna splash the college kids walking down 1st?:D
     
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    pauly383 Daddy383 Staff Member Moderator

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    Splash them ??? Run them over let them grow up with a sense of reality :deal:
     
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    85 Jimmy Sheepdog Premium Member

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    yeah, i like to splash the college kids, but since the speed limit on campus is 20 MPH it get kinda hard to do
     
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    If there really is something wrong with the steering on your k5 I'd think that you would have bump steer and death wobble, but It cant hurt to check
     
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    It's cool mine pulls when I hit puddles too. :laugh: :k5: Always has:cool1:And I have 35x12.5 tires:wink1:
     
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    33x14.5s and the pull makes you chit
     
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    how big is a "halfway deep" puddle? :confused:
     
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    yeah,,,mine pulls pretty good when i hit poodles too :D
     

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