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Old 09-28-2009, 02:02 PM   #1
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Default Car is steering HARD to the left

As of late, I have been noticing a strong, strong left pull from my steering wheel. I haven't got an alignment in about 7,000 miles, and I did a tire rotation by myself. Just a simple back to front, front to back.

Back when I got my alignment, they told me that they could not "zero" the camber because of my shocks. I have AGX KYB. I am just boggled as to what this has to do with anything. Anyone have a good idea as to what I should be doing to rid my car of this steering problem?
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Old 09-28-2009, 02:28 PM   #2
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do you have c/c plates?
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I'm not sure what those are. They said at the shop that I might need to buy some kind of kit for the camber, but they are hard to find? I don't understand what this kit is.
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if you are lowered a good amount and don't have caster camber plates, then thats probably your problem. your alignment was probably barely in spec to begin with.

http://www.americanmuscle.com/bcapl.html

they give you a wider range of adjustment over the stock plates. i've always used MMs c/c plates and have loved them.

btw..is your car also making any irregular sounds/vibrations or does it just silently pull to the left?
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My car is the stock height. As far as I know, the springs are stock. My car is most surely stock height however. I believe it is JUST the KYB AGX struts and shocks that are causing this problem.

The car just silently pulls to the left. At about 70mph on the highway I can actually just let go of the wheel to go around a very slight curve in the highway.
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Old 09-28-2009, 06:13 PM   #6
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if it happend RIGHT after you rotated your tires it could be due to uneven tire ware on the tire from the back as well...

just something to check. Most shops will do a free alignment check... that will tell you if you need to do anything with your camber. Most cars can only adjust toe in/out stock.
(from what i've gathered from working at tire kingdom)
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Did you check to see if one of your front calipers is locked or one tire doesn't spin as easily as the other sides?
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Both calipers spin freely, I think that it might just be uneven tread wear, thats a really good observation. Because for some reason when I had the eagle 1's on, the front would wear like CRAZY on the outside, but not so much on the inside, then the back tires pretty much wouldnt even wear.
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I'd go with the tire ware opinion also.
And not being able to adjust your alignment because of the KYB's is nonsense. They are bolted in the stock location you should have zero issue because of them.
And if your eating up the outside of the tire it sounds like you have a Positive Camber issue that should be addressed via a different alignment shop than the one you went to last time
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It was a flat tire, im such an idiot. Had to buy a new 220 dollar tire.
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