How's the steering on the 4xe?

laueddy

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For those who had a JLU and replaces it with the 4xe. I am interested to know if your 4xe steering is better than regular ICE JLU. Rubicon or other model?

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Not all of us had a steering issue, so as one of those they both have been fine for me.
 

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I originally test drove a 2018 JLUR (and actually had 2 orders placed that were never delivered, long story), but I remember the steering feel on the test drive actually being pretty bad. Once the dealer couldn't deliver on the second order, I backed out for a bit and watched the steering updates closely (along with the older frame problems, etc).

Fast forward to 2021, and I really like the idea of the 4xe, so again I placed an order (still worrying about the steering & in this case the new electronics). This time it came in 4 weeks, and the steering is awesome. No dead play, and the only flex is what I would expect form the Rubicon suspension. I've put almost 1,000 miles on it in two weeks (probably 60% in EV), and dare say I don't think I'd have any issues taking it for a road trip.

That said, this is my first official Wrangler, though having test drove the first 2018's versus the 2021 4xe, I truly believe that there were some real issues originally, and it seems as though they've been working on it over the years.
 

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Another thing to add is the 4xe has a well balanced and lower center of gravity compared to other Wranglers. Which also improves handling.
 

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Another thing to add is the 4xe has a well balanced and lower center of gravity compared to other Wranglers. Which also improves handling.
This is something I noticed when driving my 4XE. It feels more grounded than my wife’s Sahara. I’m assuming this is from the added weight of the battery
 

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This is something I noticed when driving my 4XE. It feels more grounded than my wife’s Sahara. I’m assuming this is from the added weight of the battery
The weight and the fact that the weight is lower middle of the vehicle. it should balance the vehicle better vs one where all the weight is in the front.
 

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