Drove a Wrangler today... My Gladiator definitely has much looser steering.

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I can’t get your video to play? Is it still available?
It still plays for me, but basically all it shows is the same thing I've experienced; you can go quite a ways with your hands off the wheel. So not exciting, just a quarter mile of hands-off driving.
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Electric Jeep says they want independent e power on each wheel. Wonder what that would do to steering. on what planet is it okay to Not solve a steering flaw?
 

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It is. Let me link it again.

 

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It still plays for me, but basically all it shows is the same thing I've experienced; you can go quite a ways with your hands off the wheel. So not exciting, just a quarter mile of hands-off driving.
Thanks! Ok GOOD video not a horror story lol!
I actually find it totally reassuring that the majority of the Gladiators are driving straight and strong, means if there are steering issues in a few, they’ll figure it out!!
 

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I am driving a brand new Jeep Wrangler JL while waiting for my steering box to come in and be installed. If my JT drove like this Wrangler I would be tickled shitless! It still drives like a solid front axle Jeep but is nowhere near how my JT drove. Are the steering boxes pretty much the same from JL to JT besides how they bolt up?
 

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I’ve been driving a JL Sahara 2.0 out in Vegas the past week. While I agree it is a little tighter, it still wanders on the highway like my JT. I think when I get back I’ll speak with the dealer, but I’ll still get ready for the stabilizer swap. At least if I leave it as a noted complaint, and there is a recall later I will recoup the investment.

There doesn’t seem to be any slop in the steering with the motor off, so the gearbox seems to be adjusted properly. I still wonder if it’s not the tires... maybe the extra length of the JT is causing the wander?
 

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My new JT was a bit loose when I first test drove it but not much enough other than to mention it to the dealer. When I got home I checked the tires and they had them pumped to 42 PSI at the dealership. I dropped them to 36 PSI and took it back out of the road. Drive barely any play now.
 
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