2022 Ram 2500 Loose Steering?

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I just picked up my new 2022 Ram 2500 Big Horn. I love everything about it, but the steering. It just seems loose and like you are always making subtle corrections to keep it in the lane. Nothing terrible but it's noticeable. I came from a 2010 1500 so maybe since it is a different set up, it just getting some getting used to?

Found a forum on another site where a few guys experienced similar things on the 2021 and it seemed like it was anything from its normal to the tires are the reason to the truck did have some alignment issues. Just wanted to see if anyone else has thoughts and or insight.

It has 20" Firestone Trans force AT tires.
 

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Congrats on the truck. I would start by checking/adjusting the tire pressure, maybe they're set a bit high.
 

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Just to note, those Firestones are horrible! Real tires will make a huge difference
 

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I really don't like the Firestonce Transforce ATs that came on mine, switched them at less than 3000 miles, but they steered just fine on pavement and good gravel roads. They sucked the big Megila in mud however. That said, loose steering on a 2500 is NOT normal. If your tire pressures are at 60-65, you should not have to make anty corrections at highway speeds, nor should it wander. If it does, take it to the dealer and get them to fix it.
 

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The tires are a little high. Fronts are at 70 and rears 74 so I'll adjust then down to 65 on the front and 70 on rear per the door sticker.

It seems like driving down the road at 55mph, you can move the wheel side to side probably over an 1-2" without much movement of the truck. This would lead me to believe it's a gearbox issue vs a tire issue, but I am not knowledgeable enough to say that with any certainly.
 

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That is WAY out of spec. There is no way you should have that kind of freeplay. Mine is dead tight. Take it to the dealer real soon. My 96 2500 v10 with 260, 000 k doesn't have freeplay like that.
 

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Yeah if that's really the case it seems out of spec.
 

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dude start the truck in your driveway with the door open and watch the tire as you turn the wheel back and forth. if tire moves exactly as the steering wheel then your fine. sometimes new tires wander all over the road. or maybe firestones are just crap. or you have them pump up like a cinder block. you dont need to be any where near max psi unloaded. do a chalk test at 50psi and adjust from there
 

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Congrats on picking up your new truck. Hoping to pick up my 2022 Ram 2500 Big Horn in the next few days. Been waiting since July 6th. Enjoy! I'm certain that the difference in the steering input is the difference in year models and maybe tires.
 

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Thanks for all the input. I'll do the things everyone has mentioned above and see what happens.
 
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