Finding the Balance - 2015 Jeep Renegade Trailhawk Long-Term Road Test Member, Administrator, Moderator Posts: 10,315
edited May 2016 in Jeep
imageFinding the Balance - 2015 Jeep Renegade Trailhawk Long-Term Road Test

After a 20,000-mile service and tire rotation, our 2015 Jeep Renegade developed a strong pull to the right. We pondered a few fixes, but started with a tire balancing.

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  • miata52miata52 Member Posts: 114
    Nice Z car there...
  • thecardoc3thecardoc3 Member Posts: 5,614
    Balancing the tires doesn't mesh as a fix for a tire lead issue, unless of course the wheels were not put back onto the same locations on the car. Road force balancing does produce a much smoother ride than balancing alone, but it would not change a tires tendency to develop a lead.

    Here is an explanation of just what road force balancing really is.
  • misterfusionmisterfusion Member Posts: 471
    ^ Amazing to see Pat Goss and the entire Motorweek crew still out there plugging away. I watched this show as a kid in the 80's, and they've barely changed.
  • gslippygslippy Member Posts: 514
    Sounds like a gyroscopic effect.

    Were the tires mounted back in their original locations? I'd still bet the left side tires were slightly larger in diameter. Your out-of balance condition may have caused it via uneven wear on the left vs right.
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