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      02-06-2015, 09:47 AM   #1
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Alignment after winter tire swap? (pulling to right)

I just swapped out my winter tires for the OEM all seasons (393, square).

The catch is that the past shop did not mark the original position of the OEM setup, so it's possible that the LF wheel is bolted on the RR side and etc.

Is an alignment needed? I only ask since the winters were a used set with uneven wear on the front axle.

PS: Look out in Member Classifieds soon for a set of winter tires+rims.
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A little early to be changing back, isn't it?

I wouldn't bother with an alignment unless the tires you just took off showed uneven wear from the time they were on (not previous wear), or if you hit some potholes during the winter.
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A little early to be changing back, isn't it?

I wouldn't bother with an alignment unless the tires you just took off showed uneven wear from the time they were on (not previous wear), or if you hit some potholes during the winter.
I just moved the car from MN to warmer climates, so I wont be needing the tires anymore.
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I was just about to say...I want to be living in a place where winter is over now.
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I forgot to mention that I've had consistent pulling to the right since day 1. After 3 alignments by three dealers (all under 2k alignment warranty), it still pulls.

Most SoCal dealers are quoting $188-$250 for alignment, but one is quoting $550! Claiming 3 hours of labor since my car has DHP. :
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Where in SoCal are you? I had the same pull when I got my car.

Took it to the dealer where they moaned and groaned about alignment not being covered.. They finally budged but problem wasn't fixed.

If you're near SGV I HIGHLY recommend Temple City Auto Repair to do your alignments. They fixed my problem!
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Where in SoCal are you? I had the same pull when I got my car.

Took it to the dealer where they moaned and groaned about alignment not being covered.. They finally budged but problem wasn't fixed.

If you're near SGV I HIGHLY recommend Temple City Auto Repair to do your alignments. They fixed my problem!
I'm in Rowland Heights, so Temple City will be quite nice actually. Mind if I ask how much was your alignment?
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Toe adjustment is $60, toe and camber adjustment is $100

FYI - make sure you opt to sit in the driver's seat when they're aligning so you can level the wheel to your liking!

Tell them Kevin referred you and John/Henry will take care of ya

They also have tires for the cheapest prices I've ever seen
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Small update...

The car has been through three alignments since my last post and there is still a slight right-pull, albeit improved. I just want to check my sanity and see if my expectations align with reality.

Assume you are driving straight on a smooth, decently level road, at constant speed. There is some road crown, but not extreme. Should a car pull to the right when the steering wheel is let go?
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Any thoughts?

The car has been though 6 alignments across 4 shops and I'm confused why the car cant track straight with no input from the steering wheel.
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