It needs to be said, although I can already feel the conflict that my comments will generate. So be it.
I’ll try to be brief as possible.
If you feel your Jeep is not safe to drive or has some other issue than loose steering, this doesn’t apply to you. Get your Jeep into service.
Now about that loose steering...
Tight steering on a Jeep means certain death. Hit a bump at high speed and watch what happens to the steering wheel with those live axels. Loose is good.
For off-road, you need power to turn the wheels on obstacles and more precise control to not fall off a cliff. Loose is good.
This is why Jeep designed the gearing ratios in the box to be loose.
Now for the wandering...
All cars wander do to road crown and imperfections and wind. You might notice it much more in a Jeep since bigger steering corrections are needed because the steering is loose. Also WIND (The Jeep is an aerodynamic train wreck.). Watch any driver in any car and you will see them making constant corrections, just smaller. This is normal.
Maybe you don’t agree. That’s fine, but my family has owned four JLs so far (2018 and 2019), and I’ve driven many more. They are all the same with loose steering.
Enough of this. Unless you have some other issue beyond “loose steering,” go drive your Jeep. Enjoy the loose steering! It will keep you awake and having fun while the rest of the regular car drivers are half asleep.
so I have a 2018 JLUR no lift, but with 35" tires. I do not have loose steering at all, no dead spot, no wandering. so when I see people posting this I dont understand why they are not getting it fixed by FCA. my old land cruiser also had solid front axle and it steered perfect also. so your post doesnt make sense to me? having a solid front axle does not mean you are going to have loose steering?