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Old 12-11-2011, 01:09 PM
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Re: Front Wheel Alignment question 2011 Overland

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It's possible you have a "radial push/pull" You could switch your front tires with each other to see if the pull to the right gets better or worse.

Vehicles generally pull to side where caster is lowest. Yours is about .4 degrees lower on the right. From what I've seen on WK2's, the *almost* half degree difference can cause a very slight drift. However, with the amount of negative camber on the same side side that has the lower caster, it would almost counter the lack of caster.

The left side caster is a wee bit positive for my liking. I'd decrease that to get it closer to spec along with freshening up the negative camber. Camber should be around -0.5 degrees on both front axles.

For the steering wheel being off center, I'd go back and raise hell. If the tech was using an up to date Hunter machine, which it appears he was, there is a piece of software on those machines called "WinToe" which is awesome for centering steering wheels. Just take the print out back up there with you and explain to them you are experiencing a drift to the right and your wheel is not centered.

Last but not least, your WK2 doesn't have adaptive cruise does it?
Yes, it does have ACC.
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Old 12-11-2011, 10:39 PM
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Re: Front Wheel Alignment question 2011 Overland

In the group of photos I posted previously, there IS a specific series of additional steps that must be taken on vehicles with ACC. Same goes for any other vehicles equipped with steering angle sensors or other variations of electronic stability control. On the newer Hunter alignment systems, there is normally a note included on the measurement printout that shows the ACC or steering angle sensor has been recalibrated.

Even with a truly prefect spec alignment, the steering wheel WILL be off center if one or more of the recalibrations are not performed.
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Re: Front Wheel Alignment question 2011 Overland

Ratchet, that for the info. I will let you know how it goes. By the way I sent you a PM.
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Re: Front Wheel Alignment question 2011 Overland

Not a problem. Never got the PM by the way...
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Re: Front Wheel Alignment question 2011 Overland

Well after three trips to Goodyear where I bought my tires I finally gave up on them and took it to the dealer for an alignment check.

They checked it and re-aligned it and now it goes straight down the road and the steering wheel was aligned as it should be.

Thanks for all the info.
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Old 12-23-2011, 08:09 AM
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Re: Front Wheel Alignment question 2011 Overland

Good deal Bob. Glad that you finally got things taken care of. I'm assuming the dealer actually performed a FULL alignment. On these wacky vehicles, you can't cut corners.
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