2020 Steering Feel

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Wait. Your Jeep doesn't handle well on narrow curvy roads? what a strange jeep. I was planning on taking mine to Nurburgring, guess I'll have to postpone that one.
Landcruiser does just fine. Saw this one lapping when I was there last October. I don't think the Wrangler would be quite as good :)

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My 2019 JLUR with stock tires/wheels is the same way as another noted.
Freeway driving is not too bad, because the minor left and right adjustments are not as noticeable (except on windy days), but when driving on a single lane narrow road, I find that I really have to pay attention to keep the Jeep going straight. There have been a few times where I was very close to going into the ditch next to the road if I didn't react within a second.

I had the improved Mopar steering stabilizer (recall) done last year and it improved, but not very much. So, I ordered and installed the Falcon 2.1 adjustable steering stabilizer and an "medium" setting it's still ok, still not as it should be. I still notice having to keep adjusting left and right on narrow streets, but not as much on freeway (except when it's windy). On the "Firm" setting it's ok on the freeway, but driving on any other road I find that I have to help the steering come back to center when I make a turn (it won't try to return), so the best setting seems to be "medium".

This shows inconsistency in the build quality and calibration of components. It seems no two Jeeps are built the same way. We've seen the same the frame weld quality. May be the dumb robots are the culprit (who knows).

We also have a 2019 Toyota 4 Runner and I have never noticed this issue on it. It's of course, a completely different setup.
 

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My 2020 Rubi steering was horrible. You would be driving down the road and the thing would just track into the oncoming lane or off the road. You could never "just drive". You always had to be paying attention to the Jeep. This is my first Jeep, and I was really disappointed.
However, I saw a previous post and did what they said. I bought the LCA for lifted Jeeps, changed the caster to 6 degrees, and lowered tire pressure. It's a lot better to drive now.
 

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My 2020 Rubi steering was horrible. You would be driving down the road and the thing would just track into the oncoming lane or off the road. You could never "just drive". You always had to be paying attention to the Jeep. This is my first Jeep, and I was really disappointed.
Why did all of this happen to me in your Jeep?
 

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Landcruiser does just fine. Saw this one lapping when I was there last October. I don't think the Wrangler would be quite as good :)

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Guess I'll have to sell my Jeep and buy that landcruiser so I can take it there then!
 
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2020 Recon here as well. The dealer said they swapped out the steering stabilizer before I bought it (even though it was built in 2/20 WAY after Jeep knew about the recall and was doing them), so I’d have assumed they put the right one in there from factory, but who knows. Steering feels good to me. Was a bit jumpy my first highway ride, but tires were at 44PSI. At 37 its great.

Now onto what appears to be my axle seal leaking after 3 weeks ... :facepalm:
Which tire are you running on your Recon John? Finding the right psi does seem to help.

Good luck with the axle seal.


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Which tire are you running on your Recon John? Finding the right psi does seem to help.

Good luck with the axle seal.


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Mine has the OEM option BFG KO2 vs the falken muds. I was happy to find my Recon with this option. The stock KM2’s on my JKUR were loud and crappy in the rain.
 
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No, I just planned on living with it unless there’s an ez fix.

fwiw both are jlur with the k02s.
Thanks for the info. What trim level on the 20'?


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I'll see if I can get LCA part numbers on mine. Information is key!


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I was able to get under the Jeep today and get a at look the LCA's.

Here's the part number that's on my 2020 Recon.

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As previously mentioned, my Jeep has great steering feel/feedback. Hope this helps.


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I'm finding it takes a bit to get used to the steering. I don't find any center play to speak of. I do find it is quick, with just a bit of input make it turn. I'm running stock tires. It does seem that road imperfections (grooves from traffic "ruts", seams in pavement, etc) will pull the Jeep on direction or another pretty easily, which I attribute to the wheel base and width, tire size, ride height, etc. Then.....there's also me who tends to steer with my left arm up on the window sill so any little bump causes me to move the steering wheel:facepalm:
 

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