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Old 06-03-13, 10:04 AM   #1
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I just got some new 22" wheels for my LS460. I got them installed and took it in for an alignment at a well known alignment shop. They informed me my caster is dead straight but my car is still hooking right. They told me one of my front two tires are defective.

I took it into American/Discount Tire Co twice and both times they told me my tires are fine. Except this time they told me my wheels weren't true. One of the wheels rim average was .011". Called the alignment shop again and told them what happened. I was told it shouldn't make a difference on car pulling. I'm not sure what to do at this point. Its basically a blame game now. The alignment shop is telling me its the tires and the tire shop saying it isn't.

Can anyone give me some advice? I was told to take it into the shop again and ask them to rotate the tires left to right.

If it makes any difference the wheels are VIP Modular 22". Tires are Falken FK-452.
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So I went back to swap out the front from left to right, it seemed like it fixed the problem. But now I have to go back to actually flip the tires since they are directional tires.

I'm a bit confused on what this means? Does that mean it wasn't a manufacturer defect?
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you flipped side to side, so one of the front tires is bad...
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you flipped side to side, so one of the front tires is bad...
I haven't flipped the tires yet. We just rotated the whole tire to test the issue. We are going to flip them because they are directional tires. Does that mean the the tire is an issue?
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Correct... The way the belts are aligned in the tire is generally what causes the pull... So, say you have a tire that pulls right when it is on the right front, keep that tire turning the same direction and put it on the left front, chances are it will cause a push the same direction... Flip the tire so it is turning the other direction and the pull may go away, or it may turn around and push or pull the opposite direction...
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check your toe and camber when your doing alingment
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