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swerving ?

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by NEK5, Mar 19, 2006.

  1. NEK5

    NEK5 3/4 ton status Premium Member

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    ok i think i`ve narrowed it down to this...could having my tires at 20psi be the cause of my swerving in and out of the lanes around 50mph on the highway?
     
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    1985_K5_Silverado 1/2 ton status

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    Yes, that (low or uneven tire pressure) is one possible cause of "poor directional stability". Also bad shocks, ball joints, loose wheel bearings, bad front end alignment, and a few other things.

    Did you deflate them to ~20psi, or is the the first time you've checked them in a while? Is the front sway bar still installed?
     
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    NEK5 3/4 ton status Premium Member

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    well my tires sayy 20 psi max
     
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    Ah, I see (looked at your sig). One thing about tire sidewalls getting taller is that extra sidewall flex effectively loosens your steering feel a little bit, makes it a steer a little sloppier.
     

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