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I have noticed the steering on my CLK (2000 230k on 225/40/18's all round lowered 30mm) is slightly "wild" in that the car seems to follow any uneven ground and pull the whole car in the direction of imperfections in the road, e.g. if there is a dip on one side of the road and one of the front wheels goes over it, the whole car gets pulled in that direction!

The car will not pull eitherway on a flat motorway and i can take my hands off the wheel and still travel in a straight line so what is causing the "drifting" on small uneven roads?

This cannot be expected as a result of the alloys, it seems much too serious for that, and it seems as if i could easily crash the car if i dont hold on tight!

Any ideas would be much appreciated!

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This has been discussed before. I have the same problem when going over the...uh...Verazono? bridge in NY. It started after I got my new wheels so it must be the width of the tire...I think.
 

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I read about tramming on the tirerack's website and this is very common with the 19" wheel. It gets worse depending on the tire brand you have on.

So...HOLD ON to that wheel on those roads!!
 

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It's the 'steering shock' under the car that connects the two front wheels. It's a $50 part that takes 10 minutes to change.
 

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This is well discussed over at *.org, I guess you've seen that. Unless your car has lots of miles, the steering shock ain't gonna cure it.
 

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I started having this problem after I put new rims/tires on mine too and my rims are bigger and wider than the stocks. Any dip or slant in the road and the car pulls that way. I didn't have this problem with stock. So it sounds like this is pretty common and I have just learned to deal with it. I guess it's one of the costs of having your car look good. [:D]
 

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The larger you go over the stcok package the worse the problem becomes..

You should see how scarry this is when you have big 20's=22's on an SUV.
 
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