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only getting 40,000 miles out of new steer tires..

Does anyone know of a GOOD front end shop in the St. Louis area? My truck was pulling to the right. I took it to Freightliner in Troy, IL. They did $800 worth of work on the front end and I had new steers put on.

The truck still pulled to the right and I only got 40,000 miles out of the new tires.

Does anyone know of a GOOD front end shop in the St Louis area?

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Do you ever go to Kansas city? Call chad he does M D alighment and has been working with Mike Bekkect for 17 years. just had him do my front and rears. we went on 4 test drives till he was happy with how it drove , i was only getting 70,000 out of my left front, my truck also pulled right,not anymore. his number is 913-709-6199..You probably need all your axles aligned not just your front end.

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Ditto See Chad

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Tire shops in general are not to be trusted to do a proper job of mounting your tires. If you question a procedure they will inadvertently tell you they have been doing it this way for 20 years. This mean they stopped learning 19 years ago.

1) Pick your tires

2) Be sure to use a dynamic wheel balancing product such as centramatics or counteract balancing beads- very important!

3)When your tire is mounted on the rim have the tech put it on the balancing machine and as it rotates watch the beauty ring so as to be sure tire is mounted true. You should see no eccentric movement at all. If you do see a wobble on the beauty ring have the tech remount it. Check both sides of the tire as it spins for true. Make sure the tech mounts and inflates the tire lying flat on ground, never standing up.

4)While tire is on balance watch to make sure tire is not out of round. you can stand an object such as a hammer close to touching and keep an eye on that. Works well.

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When you pick your tires be sure to watch and see how much weight they put on it to balance it. Reject tires that take too much weight. A good idea is to ask how many of that particular tire they have in stock, BEFORE you purchase them and if they don't balance out right you can reject it as long as you already know they have more in stock. It's hard to find good ROUND tires. Watch them closely or pay later!!

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I know of a good one in the Birmingham AL area......I got better steer tire mileage when I went from 11R x 24.5 to lo-pro 24.5s...

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