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Old 01-12-2014, 07:57 PM
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Re: Do you find yourself having to make a lot of slight steering corrections?

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I find myself having to make a lot of very slight steering corrections to stay in a lane. It's subtle but gets annoying over a 2hr drive. Not sure if this is just part of the SUV or someone that's wrong with mine (what would the culprit be if so?).

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I felt the same way when it was new, and still do if I get in it to drive it on a trip after I haven't driven it in a while (my wife drives the Jeep everyday). You get used to it, but it does wander a little.
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Old 01-12-2014, 08:32 PM
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Re: Do you find yourself having to make a lot of slight steering corrections?

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I too have some concerns with the steering. I have always found that the steering does not have good feel. I have to concentrate to steer on the highway. This occurs with the OEM latitudes as well as with winter x-ice 2 tires. I have a 2012 Limited. I recently drove 400 miles on highways with snow, too much concentration was required.

I know this is an apple to oranges comparison, but my BMW has telepathic steering.

This is my first all wheel drive and first vehicle with electric power steering.
Sounds like you haven't driven a later BMW with EPS.
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Re: Do you find yourself having to make a lot of slight steering corrections?

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I find myself having to make a lot of very slight steering corrections to stay in a lane. It's subtle but gets annoying over a 2hr drive. Not sure if this is just part of the SUV or someone that's wrong with mine (what would the culprit be if so?).

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Not being a smart butt at all.....but it sounds like you're describing the act of driving!

Watch anyone drive, the steering wheel is almost constantly in some kind of slight motion.
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Old 01-12-2014, 09:08 PM
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Not being a smart butt at all.....but it sounds like you're describing the act of driving!

Watch anyone drive, the steering wheel is almost constantly in some kind of slight motion.
It's not just that.
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It's not just that.
I'm only going by what the OP said. At times, the road itself will cause even my Shelby to act crazy. Even different "road crowns" cause probably everyone to question front-end alignment at times.

But as far as having to correct as you drive, that's the way driving is!! And I jump from a 11 GC, to a 14 GC, to a 12 2500 Ram/Cummins to a Shelby. I just don't seem to have any weird issues. (Though I can't seem to keep my Shelby tires from flat spotting!!)
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Old 01-12-2014, 09:54 PM
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Re: Do you find yourself having to make a lot of slight steering corrections?

I wouldn't call it an issue, but my JGC definitely requires more inputs to keep it straight down the road than my Lexus does, the Lexus I had before it, or other cars I've had. Once you drive it a while you get used to it and it doesn't stick out at you anymore, but it's there.

I've also found that the JGC requires more attention to keep it straight, distractions such as messing with the radio or whatever result in lane wandering and such before they do in my Lexus. Symptom of the same characteristic.
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Re: Do you find yourself having to make a lot of slight steering corrections?

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I wouldn't call it an issue, but my JGC definitely requires more inputs to keep it straight down the road than my Lexus does, the Lexus I had before it, or other cars I've had. Once you drive it a while you get used to it and it doesn't stick out at you anymore, but it's there.

I've also found that the JGC requires more attention to keep it straight, distractions such as messing with the radio or whatever result in lane wandering and such before they do in my Lexus. Symptom of the same characteristic.
I get what you're saying for sure. Same thing with my Shelby. Basically, smaller sports car should equal smaller steering inputs vs SUV.

I guess most of us adapt to whatever whip we're in, and non-emergent steering inputs don't make into my conscious thoughts throughout the drive.

Typically, those very small steering inputs are likely drowned out by the abundance of ignorant drivers that seem to like to travel when and where I like to travel!! LOL
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Re: Do you find yourself having to make a lot of slight steering corrections?

I've owned and driven other SUVs before and until I got used to it it definitely still was noticeable. Still is when I go long periods without driving the Jeep.
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Re: Do you find yourself having to make a lot of slight steering corrections?

My WK2 tracks poorly when compared to my WJ, Liberty, or RAM... But about the same as my Mercedes.. I suspect it's the Mercedes influence . When I swapped out the OEM fortesas with nittos, it seemed to track very true until the corners wore off at about 2000 miles. Perhaps the 20s wonder more than the 18s? The wider the tire the more affect road irregularities have.
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Old 01-12-2014, 11:15 PM
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Re: Do you find yourself having to make a lot of slight steering corrections?

Mines on 18s. It does seem to track better on my new LTX M/Ss
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I have noticed the same. I thought that it was just me and getting use to a new Jeep. My last Jeep (07 JK) w/33" KM2s seened to track a lot better
What tires are on these drunken jeeps?
Grooved road surfaces, new cement with wavy pattern?
Tire pressure?
Wind?

Never noticed it with the mediocre Michelin Latitudes or Nokian snows, even at Colorado wind speeds [measured with a chain and a cinder block], but on concrete
where they'd put that wavy surface texture the Michelins could be felt tugging.
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