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My 2001 Sentra SE w/PP has a slight pull to the right. I had the alignment checked by Nissan and they didn't say much about it. My tires' air pressures are set correctly so I ruled that out. If Nissan really did correct my alignment, that leaves the tires. I plan on crossing the front tires to see if that makes the car pull the other way. I'm not a big fan of Firestones. All tires pull slightly but these pull pretty good. I just hope I can get the tires that pull, on the opposite side of the car from each other. Does anyone else suspect their tires of pulling?

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mine is to the left... but that could be since i dropped it

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I know someone on the board actually had a tire replaced because of this very problem. You might do a search for "tires" or something like that to see if you can find the topic.

I have tried to think of something positive to say about the stock Firestone's, but I can't. They are simply the most horrible tires I have ever used. What astounds me is just how poor their grip is. I wonder if they are even safe.

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yah thats true.... dont really get a good clean chirp from these wheels.... and they burn quick

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<BLOCKQUOTE><font size="1" face="Verdana, Arial">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by rschauby:
My 2001 Sentra SE w/PP has a slight pull to the right. I had the alignment checked by Nissan and they didn't say much about it. My tires' air pressures are set correctly so I ruled that out. If Nissan really did correct my alignment, that leaves the tires. I plan on crossing the front tires to see if that makes the car pull the other way. I'm not a big fan of Firestones. All tires pull slightly but these pull pretty good. I just hope I can get the tires that pull, on the opposite side of the car from each other. Does anyone else suspect their tires of pulling?

<HR></BLOCKQUOTE>NEVER cross tires,,,,most tires are directional if you look at the tire you'll see a set of arrows the usually point to the spin direction,,and if you just cross them you'll cause severe damage to the tires...




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most performance tires are... not the stocks though

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Hey SDsr20de858


Could you post or email me a pic of your car? i want to know how it looks with ur HP coilovers. Thanks

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i have to take a pic first..... i need film for my joy cam!!!!


or i'll see if i can get my homies digital camera... i get it up as soon as possible

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I had my tire replaced TWICE. The car would pull to the right It's a defected tire. They swap left and right tire after checking the alignment.
But it was a Dunlop tire. I have GXE.
Local Sears (only authorized Dunlop dealear) wouldn't give me a new tire so local Nissan Dealer had to get one from Dunlop.
I don't know if Firestone would do that.

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My Sentra would pull a little to the left. I have Toyo tires. The funny thing is after I dropped it, it will sometimes pull left and then other times it would be just fine. strange

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Are you sure its just not the road? I used to think my car pulled to the right until I drove on an actual flat road.
 

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Maybe these will help provide some insight on top of suggestions already given:
http://www.b15sentra.net/cgi-bin/ubb/Forum1/HTML/000659.html
http://www.b15sentra.net/cgi-bin/ubb/Forum1/HTML/000702.html

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These tires (Firestone Firehawks) are unidirectional, meaning the tread is made to roll in either direction (something directional tires are not meant to do). This allows them to be cross rotated if you really wanted to. Those of you crossed your tires, did it make the car pull in the other direction?

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