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Published on September 23, 2010

Pull: The Science of a Nuisance

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Date Published September 23, 2010
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All tire constructions exhibit some inherent offsets in forces and moments, generically called pull forces. When the radial became the predominate tire construction, pull forces became a nuisance to tire and automotive manufacturers plus their dealers. Over the last four decades the science has become essentially complete, but confusion still occurs and scientific work is repeated. This results partially because there is not a comprehensive reference uniting the existing information. This paper is a comprehensive reference dealing with effects, measurement, sources, and how a frustrated service person can decide what is really going on within the context of a service facility.