- Jul 3, 2007
- Manheim, PA
So I bought an 08 Ford Focus coupe with the 205-50-16 Pirelli P4 tires on it. The car has a little over 25K miles and had been wrecked and repaired several years ago. When I bought it, it had a bad LR wheel bearing and a bad RF axle jackshaft bearing. After replacement of those bearings, I had a tire balance and alignment done on it because the steering wheel was not straight, the car pulled to the right, the tires were terribly noisy, and there was a really bad shimmy to the steering wheel. After the work was completed, the car does drive much better, but I still get a slight flutter in the steering wheel at around 60mph, the tires make incredible amounts of road noise, and it seems to want to pull and hop over bumps and it wants to wander at highway speeds. Could this be the tires doing this? On smooth, flat, straight road, the car tracks very nicely, but if there is any slants, curves or anything like that, it wants to pull and loses its stability. Could these tires be worn with a bias that makes them ride like this?