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    Has the “Wandering Steering” been corrected on the 2020’s?

    Hi all,

    I’ve been watching the many issues reported about the wandering steering in the JL’s. I’ve test driven two 2018 JL’s and one was worse than the other. I understand the solid axels will has some effect on the steering, but not to the extent I experienced on my test drives. I’ve read about an updated steering box which has reportedly corrected this issue. The new steering box, in conjunction with an updated track bar has resulted in significant improvement in the steering.

    Any input is much appreciated.

    Thanks so much for all the invaluable information on the forum,

    Tom.

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    Some people have been reporting issues on their JTs but mine doesn’t wander and doesn’t have the play in the steering wheel when parked that others have.

    I haven’t seen anything definitive on a new steering box cut over in production though.


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    There is NO "wandering steering" issue. The real issue is that there is WAY TOO MUCH AIR in the tires from the dealership. This is why some "feel" worse than others as some have more air in them than others. Running the tires at a more reasonable 30 psi alone WILL make a HUGE difference in how they feel. The other issue you've been hearing about is from people who currently drive cars with IFS and a rack and pinion steering system. This is a Jeep and yes, it does have a solid axle, tie-rod, drag link and steering box. It will feel "different" but it is NOT an issue.

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    ^^^^^^^ Definitely this on the tires^^^^^^^^^

    Both my JTR and my dad’s JLUR had 47ish psi in the tires at delivery. We both dropped them after leaving the dealership. I have a tazer on the way to lower the threshold for the TPMS even more and will drop the psi and chalk test them to figure out where I will run my Nittos.


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    My tires were at 45 from the dealership. I also added a Fox 2.0 Stabilizer which tightened everything up as well.

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    I have a 2020 JLUS and have no issues at all.


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    If it’s on the internet.....


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    I have a 2020 and have no wandering issues in the steering. Tires are still at 40psi since when I brought it home from the dealer.

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    Has the “Wandering Steering” been corrected on the 2020’s?

    I have a 2020 and the wandering started when I lifted it and added E load 35’s. As soon as I got the correct PSI figured out it got much better. Just finished up installing a Steer Smarts tie rod, drag link, track bar, Synergy sector shaft brace, all 8 Teraflex Alipne IR control arms and a Falcon 2.2 stabilizer and my steering went from good to awesome. Road crown and cross wind will always be an issue that most newbies mistake for wandering but it’s obviously not. Again, my 2020 went from good, to better, to where it sits now, awesome!!


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