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FN2 Tyre Troubles / Veering while accelerating
I bought a 2011 Civic Type-R GT FN2 in October last year and it has been amazing to drive up until recently..
The roads I regularly drive on are covered in pot holes so it is impossible not to hit them, I started experiencing the car wobble / feel uneven while driving..
I took my car to Kwik-Fit to get the wheels aligned, they found that the tyre pressures were miles off what they should have been, so they re-aligned the wheels and set the correct pressures.
They also informed me that one of the tyre tread depth needed attention and advised me to replace that tyre, so I did.
After they replaced the tyre (this was on the front left of the car), while driving, the car would veer to the left, a noticable amount so that I could take my hands off the steering wheel while going round a long left corner and easily get round...
After weeks of veering to the left while driving I decided to investigate, I swapped the two front tyres, so what was on the front left, was now on the front right and vice versa..
After taking the car for a drive, the car now veered to the right...
I took it back into Kwik-Fit and they were baffled, so they swapped both front tyres to the rear, and the rear two to the front...
I took it out for a drive and it seemed to drive in a straight line while taking my hands off the steering wheel...
Although while driving at slow speeds it stays in a straight line, I have noticed that when I accelerate hard it now veers to the right, and I can definitely feel a bad wobble / uneven drive at the rear of the car..
The previous owner of the car must have repaired the rear right alloy as there is a weld mark but the wobble feels to come from the new tyre (rear left).
I have never experienced the hard veer to the right while accelerating until they moved this new tyre and repaired alloy to the rear of the car.
The rear two tyres are 19" Continentals and the front two tyres are 19" Dunlops.
Has anybody got any ideas or experiences similar to this?