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Old 03-21-2015, 02:14 PM   #1
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Swerving

Put new wheels on my car and As soon as I step on it now my car swerves. What could be the problem? Click image for larger version

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Old 03-21-2015, 03:45 PM   #2
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Probably need a alignment


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Did you balance all 4 tires?


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^^^^^ this is what I meant lol

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They've all been balanced before getting put on


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Would be more alignment then balance. If either.
Check for correct air pressure all around, as well.
4 new wheels?
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Yea four new wheels. They've got their correct pressure. A thing you might want to known is their staggered? The back ones of course are 285/30/19 and front are 265/30/19. I didn't get em aligned by the way just balanced and put on


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Yea four new wheels. They've got their correct pressure. A thing you might want to known is their staggered? The back ones of course are 285/30/19 and front are 265/30/19. I didn't get em aligned by the way just balanced and put on


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Then yea it most likely a alignment problem

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I'll go ahead and align them then


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Thanks for the help


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This may or may not matter but are the tires directional and are they on the right way? If I remember on my rx7 they tire shop mounted one of my rears backwards and it swerved and was really unstable?
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I did the same thing, added brembo track pack wheels to mine and swerves on uneven road and especially when it's wet. I saw some directional marking on the wheels but made no sense to me the way they were pointing. How are you supposed to install directional wheels?


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I did the same thing, added brembo track pack wheels to mine and swerves on uneven road and especially when it's wet. I saw some directional marking on the wheels but made no sense to me the way they were pointing. How are you supposed to install directional wheels?


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If you mount the drivers side on the passenger side and vice versa. They will be going the wrong way not sure that's causing your swerving though.

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I did the same thing, added brembo track pack wheels to mine and swerves on uneven road and especially when it's wet. I saw some directional marking on the wheels but made no sense to me the way they were pointing. How are you supposed to install directional wheels?


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When the car is moving forward the tire should be turning in the direction of the arrow shown on the side of the tire.
If it didn't make sense to you, chances are they were on the wrong side of the car.
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If your tires are mounted correctly then check the torque on the lug nuts. Over or under-torqued lug nuts on the wheels cause this too.
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Does it swerve if the ground is perfectly level and smooth?

Gotta remember with more contact patch from wider tires it picks up the small grooves on the road better which can pull the car even if the alignment is perfect.


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For example when I'm leaning to the shoulder to turn right and I drive over the solid stripe it swerves.


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Is it an actual serve like jerks the entire car drastically? Or is it just a kind of tug to the side?
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It swerves to the point my traction control kicks in


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It's more of a tug to the point where I have to firmly grip the steering wheel.


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Directional tires are mostly directional for wear and water shedding purposes.

Being a much wider tire with more offset you car will have a lot more FEEDBACK. Very sensitive to any uneven surfaces.

changing tires and wheels has nothing to do with alignment. if the alignment was off before the more aggressive tires will amplify the symptoms..

is your car lowered?
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Not lowered yet but after this issue I'm not sure I wanna lower it.

You don't think it could be the shocks/struts? I didn't have this issue before swapping the wheels though.

So to me everything is pointing to something about the wheels.


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Oh man, 3. Weeks ago my dealer replaced both control arms on my car and since then I am having the same problem!!!!!!

If you find a dix let me know please


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Dealer had align my car 2. Times and still same problem


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This might seem strange, but you mention the solid strip / line. Here, those lines are slick. What you describe has happened to me on a few occasions. It took me a while to realize what was going on. I also spin easily at intersections while driving across crosswalks and the wide horizontal line for stopping.

Might not be your problem but that's my two cents.
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Did you remove the clips on the wheel studs???????



These may be your roblem. Factory Wheels clear them but a lot of aftermarket wheels don't.
They are only needed when the car was on the assembly line. It is recomended to remove these when installing aftermarket wheels.
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My wheels are oem track pack wheels though.


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I guess it's not the clips

Like some suggested, See if the tires are rolling in the direction they are designed to.
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And what about me guys . Since the dealer replaced the lower control arms i am having the same problem.

Two different dealers have aligned the car twice but after a few miles the problem comes back again.

This is really frustrating :/


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Are you having this problem with your front or rear wheels?


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