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I have a new 08 DC short bed with the stock tires (I think they are Dunlop). It doesn't seem to want to track very straight down the road, seems twitchy or overly sensitive. Is this normal for this vehicle? I have seen tires that will cause this, but they are usually cheaper, unknown brand tires. This is my first truck.
 

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Haven't heard of the Dunlops tracking. They're pretty crappy in the traction/handling compared to quality tires...oh and longevity. Mine lasted 13K miles! Junk, junk, junk!!!

Anyway, have you checked the air pressure?
 

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Yeah, pressure fine - I might just take it to the dealer to get an alignment check done.
 

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Well, I'm not changing until they are bare!! If I take it back to Toyota to get them rotated, they will give me a credit for however many times I got them rotated towards new tires. We'll see how that deal plays out!!
 

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I have a new 08 DC short bed with the stock tires (I think they are Dunlop). It doesn't seem to want to track very straight down the road, seems twitchy or overly sensitive. Is this normal for this vehicle? I have seen tires that will cause this, but they are usually cheaper, unknown brand tires. This is my first truck.
This time of year, winds can be blustery, and there are no leaves on the trees to block cross winds. A stiff cross wind can smack the tall, wide double cab and boss it around a little. Wait until winds are only 5-10 mph and try it again.

I drove a DC for a week, and on real windy days it made it real twitchy. But on relatively calm days, it was rock solid. Even my low, AC truck feels the wind when it's really strong and gusty.

I don't think tire brands have a lot to do with sensitivity to cross wind, unless the air is very low. (not likely with the air sensors).
 

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I have the stock Dunlops now and I don't have any problems with tracking. I would get your alignment checked out.
 

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Thanx for the info - guess I'll get the alignmenet checked.
 
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