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    Hi all and a Merry Xmas, recently had 4 new 225/45/17 Goodyear Excellence fitted, tracking was checked but was spot on, so no adjustment needed, but my steering wheel is now about half an inch off centre to the left, just wondered why this should happen.

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    The only way that would happen would be if they have altered the steering geometery with the steering wheel not centred.
    Now I need a turbo to keep up!

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    they must have started to adjust your tracking and then given up if just one side was adjusted then this would put your steering wheel out of line you can have this corrected by moving one track rod out a little and the other side in by the same amount (mark them first) this will change the position of your steering wheel in relation to your steering rack

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    Nope they didn't do any adjustment at all, i watched the whole process. I wondered if upgrading from 215 to 225 would have made the difference

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    are they directional tyres? has one been fitted wrong way round?

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    Nope mick, they're goodyear excellence can go anyway

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    Try swapping the wheels front to back. I had exactly the same and changing them over cured it for me.


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    I'll give it a go fil, but why would that make a difference when all the tyres are new and the wheels are all identical, im confused

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    The way it was explained to me was......
    imagine the tyre in the mould, if the tyre has just a little amount of extra rubber on one sidewall then it's not symetrical.
    Now (i hope this comes over correct) when the tyres are put on the rims, if the "heavy" side is facing outward on the passenger side but inward on the opposite side (or vice versa), this can throw out the steering wheel 'centre'. This is presuming the tyres came from the same mould.
    This was explained to me by a guy who worked at Goodyear in Wolverhampton, so i presume he knows what he's talking about
    Unsure how this affects a directional type tyre though !

    Did you understand ??????


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    Very good, thanks for that, i'll try a bit of juggling about then

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