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I have a 06 Frontier Crew Cab that seems to wonder all over the road and seems to have to be corrected on long drives.

I was wondering if this is a normal problem or do I need to make an appointment for correction.
 

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that's not really oversteer. You might check your tire pressure. Make sure they're all the same and also you could let say 5lbs out of each one.
 

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Oversteer is when you approach a corner fast or are turning and the front end pushed instead of turning due to lack of traction up front. I havent noticed what you are talking about though. I prefer takin the Nismo on roadtrips over any of the sedans in the family because it is much nicer to drive.
 

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tennvolfan said:
I have a 06 Frontier Crew Cab that seems to wonder all over the road and seems to have to be corrected on long drives.

I was wondering if this is a normal problem or do I need to make an appointment for correction.
Yeah, lane positioning takes a steady hand as mine wanders around too. Not bad though. I came from a vehicle with a much longer wheelbase and more weight so this is different.

I don't mind.
 

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Mine does it to but not as bad now that Ive let 3lbs of air out of 1 tire and 2 out of the other 3, I now have 36 in each and the tires look to be wearing more even, the red line on the outside of the tires is gone as of today 632 miles :D . My 05 Tacoma Prerunners steering waz almost identical in feel,the Frontier has alittle heaveir feel though with the V6 instead of the Tacomas Reg.Cab 4cyl.
 

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Could it possibly be the tire that the truck came with? I kno they changed the tires to the BFG Long trail for the 06 due to complaints off the 05 General's. I do not know if they changed them on the LE's though.
 

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Oversteer is when you approach a corner fast or are turning and the front end pushed instead of turning due to lack of traction up front. I havent noticed what you are talking about though. I prefer takin the Nismo on roadtrips over any of the sedans in the family because it is much nicer to drive.
nope, that's understeer.. the car steers less than your intention, or as you americans like to call it - 'push'

oversteer is when the car turns more than you intend- ie. the rear steps out of line, and you have to wind off steering lock to maintain your intended direction of travel.



or a 'loose' condition in your language. we prefer to call it "backed in, and gassed" - because we set the car up oversteering under brakes, and then 'gas it' to maintain the ovesteer condition through the corner.

What tennvolfan describes is either tyres pressure, or alignment related- too much toe out I would think.

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yeah, i was surprised at how much understeer my 06 CrewCab LE has compared to my 2001 CrewCab.. I figured it was due to the extra weight of the new generation.
 

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I think the power wheel in my 06 4x2 LE is on the right...
at least it was a lot easier drifting right in the rain last week

i gotta find a LSD. look at the dealership?
 

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My '01 needs a tire rotation every 3500 miles to keep the tires from "setting" wrong. This could cause the wondering (radial tire pull) if you've got enough miles on it . You might try a rotation. Cross to the rear, straight to the front.

Took me a while to find the proper air pressure for the Blackhawks I'm running. 28 front/32 rear with about a 500lb. load (and constant rotation) keeps the tires wearing flat and true, with just about perfect oversteer.
 

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tennvolfan said:
I have a 06 Frontier Crew Cab that seems to wonder all over the road and seems to have to be corrected on long drives.

I was wondering if this is a normal problem or do I need to make an appointment for correction.
:oops: O.K. My fault! It pays to check the tire air pressure! This problem was fixed because I lowered my tire air pressure to the correct pressure, I had as much as 45 psi in one tire.
 
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