My truck has always pulled to the right. I was told by Dodge it was the way the camber was set so the tiers would track straight at highway speeds, even on the highway I thought it pulled hard to the right. My arm would get tired from pulling the steering wheel to the left on long drives. The OEM front tires developed over time a uneven wear pattern and at 37k miles I decided to get new tires and a front end alignment.
A big name tire sales company in the pacific north west did the alignment and I got 2 new Toyo tires for the front. The rear OEM tires are still in very good condition.
While driving from one town to another on a state highway I noticed it was still pulling a little to the right, not near any where as bad as it was. I called the BNTSC and went in to have them check the alignment. I got the truck back and was told I had Radial Pull. When I asked what that was the question was deflected and I was told the changed the tires left to right and that should fix it. I asked again what Radial Pull was and the tire tech mumbled something about differences in tires and changing them side to side should fix it. I asked about didn’t I get the new tires, spin balance, and mounting I paid for, why or how could the tires be that different to be causing side pull, sounds like the tires have a defect so bad you could not put enough weights to make it track straight? The tire tech said if they still pulled to come back in and they would change out the tires.
My question are tires with Radial Pull defective and are they safe to drive, or did they mess up the alignment? At $260+ per tire I want good tires, not borderline defects.