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Thread: JK STEERING HAS ME WANDERING.... I mean wondering

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    Congrats! That did solve the problem


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    That’ll do it.


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    Quote Originally Posted by ken31756 View Post

    Then I solved the problem with the help of my brother when he came into town for the Thanksgiving holiday.
    We went out Jeep shopping!
    I test drove my first JL ........ AND FELL IN LOVE WITH HOW IT RIDES AND HANDLES.
    A bunch of paperwork later, and I drove home my new Jeep!!!

    I LOVE IT!!!!!!!!!!
    PROBLEM SOLVED!!!!!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Snboarder113 View Post

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    Quote Originally Posted by ken31756 View Post
    So to finish this thread, I solved the problem.... albeit a VERY expensive way!!!

    First I removed the steering stab just to see if it was masking a problem, or maybe contributing to it (although I dont see how)
    and found it made no difference.
    Next I replaced the passenger side ball joints with Synergys to match the recently placed drivers side. Made no difference.
    Then came a PSC Big Bore XD gear box. Nice quality, big unit....but fit right in. Wheels turn nice and smooth.... however made no difference with the steering this way/ that way problem.

    I also adjusted the tow myself, moving it a little it in and out just trying different settings to see what it did.
    I noticed if I moved it enough I could feel the difference in how it steered, but it didn't effect the original complaint.
    It's like I'm barking up the wrong tree. Nothing I have done has effected the constant steering back and forth issue even a little bit.

    Then I solved the problem with the help of my brother when he came into town for the Thanksgiving holiday.
    We went out Jeep shopping!
    I test drove my first JL ........ AND FELL IN LOVE WITH HOW IT RIDES AND HANDLES.
    A bunch of paperwork later, and I drove home my new Jeep!!!

    I LOVE IT!!!!!!!!!!
    PROBLEM SOLVED!!!!!
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    That’ll do it.
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    Congrats on the JL!

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    Did you only change 1 wheel bearing? Not that it matters... Congrats on the new Jeep.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TrailHunter View Post
    Did you only change 1 wheel bearing? Not that it matters... Congrats on the new Jeep.
    I was curious about it as well but the JL fix...

    leave it up to 4wp to only change 1side on ball joints

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    Quote Originally Posted by ken31756 View Post
    So to finish this thread, I solved the problem.... albeit a VERY expensive way!!!

    First I removed the steering stab just to see if it was masking a problem, or maybe contributing to it (although I dont see how)
    and found it made no difference.
    Next I replaced the passenger side ball joints with Synergys to match the recently placed drivers side. Made no difference.
    Then came a PSC Big Bore XD gear box. Nice quality, big unit....but fit right in. Wheels turn nice and smooth.... however made no difference with the steering this way/ that way problem.

    I also adjusted the tow myself, moving it a little it in and out just trying different settings to see what it did.
    I noticed if I moved it enough I could feel the difference in how it steered, but it didn't effect the original complaint.
    It's like I'm barking up the wrong tree. Nothing I have done has effected the constant steering back and forth issue even a little bit.

    Then I solved the problem with the help of my brother when he came into town for the Thanksgiving holiday.
    We went out Jeep shopping!
    I test drove my first JL ........ AND FELL IN LOVE WITH HOW IT RIDES AND HANDLES.
    A bunch of paperwork later, and I drove home my new Jeep!!!

    I LOVE IT!!!!!!!!!!
    PROBLEM SOLVED!!!!!
    Congrats. I also test drove a JL (sport) this past weekend and the urge to buy it was strong to say the least. Think I want a Rubi this time around though.


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    Quote Originally Posted by jeeeep View Post
    I was curious about it as well but the JL fix...

    leave it up to 4wp to only change 1side on ball joints
    Yeah I ended up doing both sides. I guess I get where 4WP was coming from... "We feel the other side is OK and don't want to waste your money".
    But it seems to me all they check for is loose play, not something bound up tight.
    In all my searching around underneath that jeep I did spot some signs of a prior accident to the right front.
    I'm thinking there might have been remaining issues from that maybe?
    Or the fact that the lift kit was installed just before I bought it, including new tires...that covered up any uneven wear, thank you very much!!!

    I don't know, but in my life I have owned 8 jeeps now (8.5 if you count that old CJ7 project that never really came together)
    and I never encountered such a hard to diagnose problem with any of them.

    But no matter any more!

    My new jeep, not actually brand new is a 2018 JLU with 19k miles on it. Has a 3" ProComp lift w/ 35" Nitto Grapplers on 18x9 XD Grenade rims.
    While out Jeep looking with my brother we probably test drove half dozen different ones, but this first one had me at hello because of the way it handled!
    Never have I drove a jeep that steers and handles as well as this one.
    I'm in love!!!

    .....well, it's probably just pure lust!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Snboarder113 View Post
    That’ll do it.


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