Old topic.... pulling to the left / right. W204 C63

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  1. ecain63

    ecain63 Hardcore MB Enthusiast

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    I remember my last C63 slightly pulled to the left and MB explained it as a side effect of the car being designed for the LHD market thus feeling the effect of camber on the correct side of the road. Did anyone ever get to solving this? My new C63 is also pulling fractionally to the Left!

    I did try a few times to get the tracking sorted on my last one but found that you couldn't do it successfully using normal methods. Annoyingly. on 30mph roads the pull was nil as the roads are generally flat by design. On NSL roads the surface is angled for drainage which is why a camber comes in.

    Any help?
     
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    Generally, check for tyre run-out by swapping front tyres around left to right, sometimes this is enough to bring acceptable results.

    After that try staggering the [front] castor, more + castor on the left than the right - for my much older Merc 3/4 of a degree, some say more is acceptable, maybe up to a degree of difference - check with MB for the max they recommend.

    If these two actions leave you wanting stagger the [front] camber to be more -ve on the left than the right - but be careful, too much -ve camber on the left can be a bad thing and it doesn't take much to make quite some difference. So maybe lessen the amount of -ve camber on the right to achieve the stagger/split.

    Front and rear toe as per factory spec - same with rear camber.

    WIM seem to have mastered the left pull remedy, and may be well worth a visit, otherwise you will be trying to wise up an alignment tech who already thinks he knows it all. :):)
     
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    StuartK Hardcore MB Enthusiast

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    Mine is spot on. It was slightly pulling previously but I've put 4 new tyres on.
     
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    ecain63 Hardcore MB Enthusiast

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    Ok?? Think i understood that! Ha! I'll digest it and see what comes of it.

    I asked in an earlier thread, but got no answer: What tyre pressures are people running on oem tyre sizes (19") and what tyres are people fitting, both brand and profiles? Are we all still doing different profiles (not widths) front and rear? The game moves on and I just wonder if i missed anything.
     
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    I stick with factory specs for tyres and pressures, I have found they did indeed know best for normal driving. :):)
     
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    Top answer that man!
     
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