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Re: Do you find yourself having to make a lot of slight steering corrections?

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Only in cross-winds.

You'd think a vehicle as heavy as the GC wouldn't have this issue as much.
I believe a semi is considerably heaver than the GC, and those get blown around out here.

I do find that using sport or aero mode helps, but don't really notice winds until they hit 40-50 mph or more and even then it isn't enough to noticeably change the heading on roads where both sides have "a whole lotta nothin but nothin" for a long way down. Even 80 mph cross winds don't move it out of the driving lane.
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Old 01-14-2014, 04:59 PM
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Re: Do you find yourself having to make a lot of slight steering corrections?

Drunken isn't the right word. It just doesn't track straight without inputs from the driver very well. The JGC isn't a vehicle I would turn loose of the wheel for a second while I grabbed something, lets just put it that way.
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Re: Do you find yourself having to make a lot of slight steering corrections?

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I believe a semi is considerably heaver than the GC, and those get blown around out here.
Yeah two things that effect cross wind sensitivity significantly is the amount of area the wind pushes on (semis) and how aerodynamic the vehicle is (Wk2). For cars and SUVs, the more aerodynamic the vehicle is, the more you notice cross winds that break up the smooth flow. Its also more of a center of gravity thing and height than weight that affects cross wind stability.
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Re: Do you find yourself having to make a lot of slight steering corrections?

Had the same problem of continualy "steering" the Jeep even though it tracked straight if you took your hands of the wheel, wife didnt notice it as she drives it everyday, but it used to bug me. They replaced the rack in the end, as you could feel a slight ammount of "slack" when moving the steering wheel, may be the same issue?.
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Re: Do you find yourself having to make a lot of slight steering corrections?

i have noticed the same thing with my 11' WK2. mine pulls ever so slightly to the left. i corrected this merely by running my driver side front tire a couple PSI higher than my passenger.

alignment specs did show a slight deviation but they said it was too minor to be able to correct it.
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Re: Do you find yourself having to make a lot of slight steering corrections?

Mine tracks/drives like a dream on the highway. I find it very comfortable and relaxing. My previous BMW335i was very direct with the road and sporty (which is what it was designed to do) but I found it much more fatiguing...
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Re: Do you find yourself having to make a lot of slight steering corrections?

Don't get me wrong, its a fabulous highway vehicle. I say it all the time, aside from the Lexus LS its the best highway vehicle I've ever owned.
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Re: Do you find yourself having to make a lot of slight steering corrections?

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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!!)
If you write 11's on the pavement more, that spinning should sorta round them out after hard braking shouldn't it?

Avoid Yokohamas--after a panic stop at freeway speeds, the tread was roughly the consistency of cold strawberry jam.
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Re: Do you find yourself having to make a lot of slight steering corrections?

My SRT has been pulling left since day one. I've had it in the shop 4 times since delivery including yesterday when they were also fixing the poor alignment of the rear liftgate.

The left pull was so bad that I could put my left hand blinker on, let go of the steering wheel and it would change lanes for me. I'm not joking.

Never hit any curbs or potholes and aside from giving a bit of gas to hear that beautiful Hemi, I baby it and go over speed bumps as if I was driving a Honda Civic that's been lowered to 2" off the ground. I had a '00 Ford Explorer where every bump you hit, you had to get a realignment so I learned my lesson.

It seems better today and I understand that the 295 tires don't help and that roads have a slight slope outward to them. IF it starts getting worse (again), I'm taking it to a suspension specialist and sending the dealer the bill or escalating it to Chrysler. The SRT is an expensive car and shouldn't do this.

BTW: Got to drive a loaner Limited with the V6. Impressive. Nice cruisey ride and surprisingly enough power to pull that weight around. Nice light steering. A totally different beast than the SRT obviously but it's THAT different but in good way. I like it enough to say that I would buy one as a second vehicle...provided the dealer fixed or is capable/competent to have fixed the above issues with my SRT.
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