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My steering is great! I've had a JK and a YJ, this JL is tight and feels great. Only has 500 miles on it right now so it could develop an issue later, but nothing yet.



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My steering is great! I've had a JK and a YJ, this JL is tight and feels great. Only has 500 miles on it right now so it could develop an issue later, but nothing yet.
....So far mine has been a joy to drive, and I,ve been looking for these things... unfortunatly, I have been unable to put more mileage on than I have so far.... The first time I tried 4L, it was rough because I tried to shift it like the YJ, fast learning curve there, it shifts just fine with a little roll...
 

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....So far mine has been a joy to drive, and I,ve been looking for these things... unfortunatly, I have been unable to put more mileage on than I have so far.... The first time I tried 4L, it was rough because I tried to shift it like the YJ, fast learning curve there, it shifts just fine with a little roll...
I think you would know it immediately if you had a Jeep with this issue. I could tell within 1/4 mile on my first drive. It is pronounced and obvious. I was very skeptical of all the people on here complaining because I have driven Jeeps a ton and know how they misbehave. This is something else. Be glad if you don't have the issue. I had planned on upgrading the steering anyway for bigger tires and off road abuse, so I don't care. But I understand why people are making such a fuss now.
 

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My diesel is still on order and stuck in inspection for now . I am wondering, To those who are already driving their diesels , Is loose steering and dead spots just expected in all wranglers steering ? Does anyone have good steering on these diesels straight from the factory or are upgrades to steering always going to be needed ? Does anyone yet know the upgrades needed to correct loose steering and excessive dead spots ?
No issues here either. No dead spot and steering was tight even before adding synergy brace and steer smarts track bar.
 

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....So far mine has been a joy to drive, and I,ve been looking for these things... unfortunatly, I have been unable to put more mileage on than I have so far.... The first time I tried 4L, it was rough because I tried to shift it like the YJ, fast learning curve there, it shifts just fine with a little roll...
I agree with the 4L, its a little tricky to shift out of 4l and into Neutral. I've had to move back and forth a few times.
 
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My diesel is still on order and stuck in inspection for now . I am wondering, To those who are already driving their diesels , Is loose steering and dead spots just expected in all wranglers steering ? Does anyone have good steering on these diesels straight from the factory or are upgrades to steering always going to be needed ? Does anyone yet know the upgrades needed to correct loose steering and excessive dead spots ?
The steering on my 3.0 is nothing like described here...significant upgrade from my JLUR 3.6 and the three JKs I’ve driven. Seems the steering with the JL 3.0 is all over the place because it’s terrible for a few and fine for most as far as I’ve been hearing.
 

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All I know is this, my 19 2 door had perfect steering and my 20 is a mess. I’ll get it remedied eventually.
 

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Has there been a dealer service bulletin on the steering issue yet? What has been the fix for it so far?
 

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No issues here either. No dead spot and steering was tight even before adding synergy brace and steer smarts track bar.
Thanks for your reply, I am new to the Jeep world , can you share with what the benefits are of adding the synergy brace and steer smart system . Are the added only with lifts and larger tires or are they helpful for pavement driving too ?
 

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Has there been a dealer service bulletin on the steering issue yet? What has been the fix for it so far?
This has been an issue since 2018, and they are still coming off the line 2 years later with it. If there was a fix from FCA, my 20 would have come with it. Probably gonna have to go aftermarket.
 

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Mine is great so far.
 

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I’m in KZS status!! Ordered 2/24.
 

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My steering is tight and right on the 2020 JLURD. But on the 2019 JLUR the steering was loosey goosey and it sucked from day 1 and never improved.

The JLURD is the best riding Jeep I’ve owned to date. I did air down the tires to 33 psi cold tho. Now that it’s spring the actual warm driving psi is 36.

I’m on my second tank and for the most part averaging 24-26 mpg. I did have to put 2.5 gallons of DEF into it to bring it to full on the gauge even tho the gauge was reading 3/4, so I’m not so sure as to the accuracy of the DEF gauge at this point.

Super happy with this Jeep and that seems to be the sentiment from the others who have received theirs as well.
 

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I’m in KZS status!! Ordered 2/24.
there seems to be no rhyme or reason to how they schedule these things. What is your build? I’m assuming NOT a Rubicon. Just saw that you ordered a Rubicon in your profile. Man that was a fast build.
 

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there seems to be no rhyme or reason to how they schedule these things. What is your build? I’m assuming NOT a Rubicon. Just saw that you ordered a Rubicon in your profile. Man that was a fast build.
Yeah I said the same thing! I ordered the Rubi on 2/24. My dealer called me today and told me it’s in KZS. He told me if it doesn’t arrive tonight it will possibly arrive tomorrow but he said if it doesn’t arrive tomorrow there’s a high chance I won’t get the Jeep until April 6. Dealership’s are all shutting down due to the virus.
 

                           
























































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