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Falken tires wander all over the highway

Discussion in 'Wheels & Tires' started by hiho silver, Jan 9, 2017.

  1. Jan 9, 2017 at 3:30 PM
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    hiho silver

    hiho silver [OP] New Member

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    Got a set of Falker Wildpeak MT LT 295/70 R17 on a 15 wrangler sport.
    It wander all over the highway. got 40psi in the tires. An just had the front end check out
    and it's good. Any person had the same problem and knows a fix? Was told the tires had to wear down some.
    thanks for your time
    gary
     
  2. Jan 9, 2017 at 5:33 PM
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    chris4x4

    chris4x4 With sufficient thrust, pigs fly just fine Moderator

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    Welcome! How much lift are you running? When you lift, you loose Caster, unless you use some sort of correction aid. Also, for that size tires, I would run closer to 35 psi. I keep my 285/70/17's at 34-36.
     
  3. Jan 9, 2017 at 6:48 PM
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    C2T

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    There are a number of things which can be affecting your wondering tires. I think you are running high on your tire pressure is an easy one.

    However, here is one issue that gets a lot of people. The bolt on the lower end of the trackbar on a JK is actually smaller than the hole it is in. If this bolt is not torqued properly, it will cause wondering. It is supposed to be torqued to 125ft-lbs. It can seem very tight but you MUST put the torque wrench on this one to be sure.

    I can't say it is YOUR issue but I can tell you it is a common one. And no, your alignment guys won't catch it unless he is looking specifically for it.

    My experience is that alignment folks don't tend to look for worn tie-rod ends or other steering component failures unless they are really obvious so you cannot count on that in exploring your issue.

    Good luck.
     
  4. Jan 9, 2017 at 7:03 PM
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    OFFGRID

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    40 psi sounds like a lot of air for a Jeep. I would air down to maybe to 30-32 and see if that helps your ride. Bigger tires need less air to carry the same weight. Agreed with Richard. Alignment guys don't thoroughly check things out anymore. I don't think they know how to do anything but hook you up and make basic adjustments.
     
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