2021 JL Steering - not a good thing

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I have a 2021 Rubicon that with about 600 miles on it I got tired of the sloppy steering and tracking. I replaced the tie rod, drag link and all ends with new 2.5 ton stuff from RPM Steering. The outcome was nothing short of amazing. The jeep now turns into a corner well, properly tracks back out and you don't have to correct for it. It does not track with ruts or grooves on the pavement. In short, this is how the Rubicon should have been built to begin with. I have spent 50 years building, racing, wrecking and fixing all things with wheels and this is the most impressive modification that I have ever made to a vehicle. This thing is now FUN to drive, and my comparison is my 2019 BMW X5M Competition. Every JL driver out there should know how bad the stock stuff is and how GREAT their rig can actually be. BEST money ever spent and the folks at SUMMIT in Prescott did all the great install work and realignment.
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Mine was a bit “steer happy.” I just looked, however, and the dealer inflated my 35’s to 40 psi. I brought it down to 32 psi (I’ll probably end up at 30) and I’m interested to see how it handles after this.
 

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Mine was a bit “steer happy.” I just looked, however, and the dealer inflated my 35’s to 40 psi. I brought it down to 32 psi (I’ll probably end up at 30) and I’m interested to see how it handles after this.
Dealers are notorious for over-inflating tires. I suspect they do it to make the Jeep look bigger.
 

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Mine was a bit “steer happy.” I just looked, however, and the dealer inflated my 35’s to 40 psi. I brought it down to 32 psi (I’ll probably end up at 30) and I’m interested to see how it handles after this.
Mine was all over the road at 35, but she's just ducky at 25. Chalk test approved.
 

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My 2021 JLUR steering on the scale of 10 to suck is about a 5.5 despite the newest steering box and tires inflated to spec.

Also, a first post praising a GREAT shop sounds like shilling. 🤷‍♂️
 

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Also, a first post praising a GREAT shop sounds like shilling. 🤷‍♂️
“ I have spent 50 years building, racing, wrecking and fixing all things with wheels and this is the most impressive modification that I have ever made to a vehicle.”

Yep
 

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Dealers are notorious for over-inflating tires. I suspect they do it to make the Jeep look bigger.
No, they and regular repair shops fill tires to near their upper suggested limits for liability reasons. It precludes people who get in accidents from saying that they crashed because the tires didn't have enough air in them.
 

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Because you think it makes the tires bigger to go from 30 to 40 psi?:facepalm:
Probably slightly. Tires always squash at the bottom. Airing up eliminates this slightly, at the cost of worse wear and traction. Dealer doesn't care about that.
 

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No, they and regular repair shops fill tires to near their upper suggested limits for liability reasons. It precludes people who get in accidents from saying that they crashed because the tires didn't have enough air in them.
Do you read minds?
they get over inflated because idiots look at the tires sidewall listed max pressure and aim for that. Nobody ever looks at the door jamb.
 
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