Re: new tyres strange handling
"Paul" <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote in message
> "Pete S" <email@example.com> wrote in message
> > "Paul" <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote in message
> > news:3tc1tjFs5qmtU1@individual.net...
> >> just put two new tyres on the back of my disco, it now has a strange
> >> to the road holding. coming up the M1 Saturday it felt as if the
> >> had a lot of play in it, the disco was weaving slightly certainly did
> >> feel right so I pulled on to hard shoulder checked the steering and it
> >> felt fine carried on driving sedately and it was ok. since then it
> >> that at around 50 mph if you veer side to side slightly its as if the
> >> back end is moving slightly sort of like the roll is worse, certainly a
> >> strange feeling. the old tyres on the front are Goodyear and the new on
> >> the back are marshals (the old were Goodyear and it drove fine), all
> >> inflated to the manuals figures, 26 psi front 34 psi back. any
> >> suggestions? I think at the weekend I will put the new on the front and
> >> see if its any better.
> >> Paul
> > I put 4 new tyres on my Disco, Goodyear Wranglers, drove away from the
> > garage in my usual way only to feel myself drifting all over the road.
> > Quickly slowed down and pottered home after checking that the tyre
> > pressures were OK. It went away after a couple of hundred miles. I put
> > down to the tyres runnuing in and wearing off the little spikes.
> > Peter.
> hopefully that's what my problem is, think I'll leave it a couple of weeks
> and see how it goes
if they are not balanced properly, the tyres can set up vibrations at
particular speeds which can cause all manner of wierd handling. the place
near me charges $5 per tyre (aussie dollars) to balance if you bring the
tyre in already off the car, so i can't imagine it being much more wherever
you are. Worth a try.