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Re: what exactly is a radial pull (archive)

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Posted by Slick///M3 on June 20, 2000 at 16:24:42:

In Reply to: what exactly is a radial pull posted by jack on June 20, 2000 at 01:22:50:

He's probably referring to some supposed characteristic of radial tires, wherein the tire's radial design tries to pull the tire off-axis. I know of a guy who had MXX tires with a pulling problem. The dealer replaced them, and the problem vanished.

I'm certain that I've had more than one passenger car that had something odd about its construction. In my case, the tire would create odd vibrations, even after balancing. This was solved with either a different tire, or a different brand.

I've had a couple of people that worked in tire plants confirm that some tires are made badly. The bead which is formed where the two ends of the steel belt is fused can be particularly problematic, especially on low grade tires.

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