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Old 03 Oct 2003, 01:02 pm
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Default Directional tires pulling to one side

Has anyone heard of a problem with directional tires (Yoko ES100) causing
the car to drift to one side? My '97 GSR had been straight as an arrow until
I had the new Yokohamas mounted. Now it always drifts to the left if I
release the wheel. On a straight and level road, the wheel will always be
turned a little to the right. I had a four wheel alignment done and they
said it was nearly on spec and the car feels the same. I rotated tires front
to back with no change felt.

The dealer thinks the directional pattern may be the cause and suggested I
rotate side to side just to see if that makes a difference.

Has anyone had this type of problem? Any suggestions?

TIA,
David


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Old 03 Oct 2003, 03:38 pm
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Default Re: Directional tires pulling to one side

Check the tire pressure

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"DJA" <NOTHANKS@news.com> wrote in message
news:blka2r$cnlvc$1@ID-160146.news.uni-berlin.de...
| Has anyone heard of a problem with directional tires (Yoko ES100) causing
| the car to drift to one side? My '97 GSR had been straight as an arrow
until
| I had the new Yokohamas mounted. Now it always drifts to the left if I
| release the wheel. On a straight and level road, the wheel will always be
| turned a little to the right. I had a four wheel alignment done and they
| said it was nearly on spec and the car feels the same. I rotated tires
front
| to back with no change felt.
|
| The dealer thinks the directional pattern may be the cause and suggested I
| rotate side to side just to see if that makes a difference.
|
| Has anyone had this type of problem? Any suggestions?
|
| TIA,
| David
|
|


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Old 03 Oct 2003, 06:34 pm
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Default Re: Directional tires pulling to one side

In article <blka2r$cnlvc$1@ID-160146.news.uni-berlin.de>, DJA
<NOTHANKS@news.com> wrote:

> Has anyone heard of a problem with directional tires (Yoko ES100) causing
> the car to drift to one side? My '97 GSR had been straight as an arrow until
> I had the new Yokohamas mounted. Now it always drifts to the left if I
> release the wheel. On a straight and level road, the wheel will always be
> turned a little to the right. I had a four wheel alignment done and they
> said it was nearly on spec and the car feels the same. I rotated tires front
> to back with no change felt.
>
> The dealer thinks the directional pattern may be the cause and suggested I
> rotate side to side just to see if that makes a difference.
>
> Has anyone had this type of problem? Any suggestions?
>
> TIA,
> David


I had the same problem with my '91 Acura NSX. I always bought the OEM
Yokohama A022H tires that are directional and corner specific. On my
old tires, the car tracked straight as an arrow. I had two new rear
Yokos installed and balanced. The car was pulling to the left. My NSX
tech had a Hunter alignment rig and aligned the car several times and
it still pulled to the left. Since my front Yokos were nearly five
years old with 20K on them and in fine shape, the tech said that the
front tires were perhaps not happy with the front alignment specs. I
got two new front tires, had them mounted and balanced. Drove the car
and it still pulled to the left. Brought the car back to the dealer
and they aligned the car one more time with the new front tires on.
The car still pulled to the left. The tech then swapped the front
tires side to side (just temporarily to test) and the car still pulled
to the left. That ruled out the front tires. He then swapped the rear
tires side to side. BINGO! The car tracked straight as an arrow! The
problem is the tires were turning the wrong direction and in the wrong
corners. I had the rear tires dismounted and exchanged for a fresh new
set of rear Yokos. Once mounted and balanced, the car now tracked
straight as an arrow. I never thought *new* tires would be the cause
of the problem but the indeed were.

I suggest you swap the fronts side to side and see if the pull goes
away. If not, swap them back and then swap the rears side to side and
check for a pull. It could be that one or two of your tires may be
defective, just like mine were.

I did notice that the month and year of manufacture on my rear Yokos
were more than a year apart. One tire sat in storage for over a year
and the other was just a month old. Not that it had anything to do
with it but my tech said it's nice to have a set of tires that were
produced from the same batch close to each other.

Hope this helps you out and that you quickly resolve your problem.

Good luck!

Paul
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