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Old 03-27-2013, 06:52 PM   #1
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ESP Engages in Tight Turns...Normal?

Trying to determine if this is "normal" behavior...I have an '08 Rubi with a 2" body lift and 33" tires. Anytime I'm going through a tight turn (like a highway clover) the ESP traction control light flashes on the dash and the Jeep puts on the breaks rather sporadically. The whole thing is pretty awkward feeling. To avoid, I have to hit the turns under 25mph. I know I can disable ESP by doing the steering wheel dance, but i'm more so interested in knowing if the behavior I'm seeing is intended.

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Old 03-27-2013, 07:17 PM   #2
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What is the speed limit on the yellow signs at the cloverleaf?

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30Mph typically.
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First, make sure your steering wheel is properly centered. It's a common issue after a lift. Are you sure it's a body lift and not a suspension lift? If it's a 2" body lift, there could be issues with the steering and other linkage. It's usually recommended not to go higher than 1.25" with a body lift on a JK.
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Old 03-27-2013, 10:05 PM   #7
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Sorry, it's a budget boost suspension lift not a body lift.
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Sorry, it's a budget boost suspension lift not a body lift.
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First, make sure your steering wheel is properly centered. It's a common issue after a lift.
This, then see if that makes a difference for you.
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Old 03-28-2013, 11:35 AM   #9
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I take turns pretty swiftly and I have seen it come on from time to time.
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Old 03-28-2013, 01:46 PM   #10
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I felt a chatter like sensation negotiating a winding road at highway type speeds a few times. I have been wondering if it is the limited slip or the ESP kicking in. My Jeep is bone stock suspension wise.
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Old 03-28-2013, 04:18 PM   #11
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Yeah, mine only engages during sharp cloverleaf type turns at around 30MPH or so. If I slow down to under 30 it stops. I'm taking it in this weekend to have the local 4x4 shop check to confirm the steering wheel is centered. I'll keep you posted.
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Old 03-28-2013, 04:22 PM   #12
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Sounds like you need an alignment...
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Old 05-17-2013, 08:31 PM   #13
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Any word on if this is resolved? I'm noticing the same issue. 08 JKU, 33s, coil spacers. Thanks!
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Old 05-17-2013, 09:11 PM   #14
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have 285/70/17 tires and a small 3/4" spacer kit and make some very tight U-turns every morning and never ever ever have the ESP come on.

I did re-center the steering wheel after originally adding the new wheels+tires (first mod).
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Since I put the supercharger on I'm flinging the truck into turns, and the ESP comes on more than not.

Super annoying.

If someone knows how to reduce the sensitivity let your bother know.
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Old 05-17-2013, 10:36 PM   #16
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This from the AEV FAQ's on their ProCal:

"The ESP system uses vehicle speed along with individual sensors that measure acceleration both front-to-rear and side-to-side. ESP functions by calculating how much steering angle the user inputs and how fast the vehicle is going, and then calculates how much side-to-side acceleration should occur. If the side-to-side acceleration is less than what the ESP predicts, that means the vehicle is sliding and it will try to correct the situation by applying specific brakes at each wheel and/or reducing throttle.

If the tire size and gear ratio values are incorrect, the calculations the ESP system processes will also be incorrect. This can cause the ESP system to trigger at the wrong time, which at best can be annoying and if it happens at the wrong time (or doesn’t happen when it should) can be dangerous. Lifted vehicles are more prone to inadvertent ESP activation, because the speedometer is wrong or the steering wheel isn’t centered. The ProCal will allow you to fix these issues so your ESP can function properly."

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