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Old 03-14-2013, 01:07 PM   #1
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Traction control help

Is there a way to permanently turn off traction control in a 08 jeep wrangler? It's just more of a pain reaching down every time I get in my jeep and pushing the button to turn it off.

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Old 03-14-2013, 01:49 PM   #2
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You have to do the ESP Boogie Woogie or pull a fuse.

http://www.wranglerforum.com/f33/dis...esp-79003.html

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Old 03-14-2013, 02:50 PM   #3
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Dont waste your time doing the steering wheel dance. Just put in an ESP kill switch, it should take you about 30 mins and cost about 10 bucks for the switch and some wiring. Its easier to get at the wire underneath the dash. under the center console is where i planned on doing it at first but it was a pita to get to.

Let me google that for you

after you turn it off you need to restart the jeep to turn it back on.
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Old 03-14-2013, 09:46 PM   #4
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Is there a way to permanently turn off traction control in a 08 jeep wrangler? It's just more of a pain reaching down every time I get in my jeep and pushing the button to turn it off.
so you disable your ESP every time you drive the jeep? every time??? may I ask why without you getting upset? I could see doing that on a sporty vehicle that you LOVE to drive to the MAX and like to hit every apex just right... but in a JK on the roads??? why does it even matter? what do you do that you feel limited by the ESP on a regular road?
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Old 03-17-2013, 11:19 PM   #5
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Any time I need to take off in a hurry say if I'm pulling into traffic the ESP cuts down the rpms and doesn't allow me to go as fast as I need
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Old 03-18-2013, 07:06 AM   #6
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Any time I need to take off in a hurry say if I'm pulling into traffic the ESP cuts down the rpms and doesn't allow me to go as fast as I need
You have other issues then. What you are discribing is not a normal function of the ESP system.
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Old 03-18-2013, 07:49 AM   #7
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Any time I need to take off in a hurry say if I'm pulling into traffic the ESP cuts down the rpms and doesn't allow me to go as fast as I need
ESP only does that if you are spinning the tires. And that wouldn't help you go very fast. But yes a switch would work perfect for you. Keep in mind you lose ABS tho
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long press for 5 sec should do it
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Old 03-18-2013, 09:19 AM   #9
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If you drive in snow and ice it will cut your power or brake when sometimes you need a little bit of wheel slip just to get moving. It is a pain in the ass but its handy too especially on slippery highways jeeps are so twitchy and ESP definitely can save you
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ESP only does that if you are spinning the tires. And that wouldn't help you go very fast. But yes a switch would work perfect for you. Keep in mind you lose ABS tho
Yeah but you forget the most important thing for the OP: Ever light is a quarter mile!
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ESP saved my butt in close call involving gallons of ATF puked all over the road by a city bus on a rain soaked tunnel entrance.
Pretty sure we would have drilled the concrete wall going about 50mph if it wasn't for the traction control.

We crossed 2 full lanes but tires never locked up and I regained control before flipping over or smashing into the tunnel wall.
3" lift on 35's sliding sideway in a tunnel? There's no freaking way I could have pulled that maneuver off on my own.

I would personally only use a ESP bypass switch off road. Just can't predict whats waiting around the bend.
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Old 03-18-2013, 07:37 PM   #12
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ESP saved my butt in close call involving gallons of ATF puked all over the road by a city bus on a rain soaked tunnel entrance.
Pretty sure we would have drilled the concrete wall going about 50mph if it wasn't for the traction control.

We crossed 2 full lanes but tires never locked up and I regained control before flipping over or smashing into the tunnel wall.
3" lift on 35's sliding sideway in a tunnel? There's no freaking way I could have pulled that maneuver off on my own.

I would personally only use a ESP bypass switch off road. Just can't predict whats waiting around the bend.
I think exactly the same thing as you on ESP. Althoug it can be fun to let the tail slide out on slow corners in winter, I would never turn it off for regular everyday driving. Jeeps can be twitchy at times especialy 2 doors. When you loose it your gone. Almost l'ost mine ounce going over a railroad track in a curve. If it wasnt for ESP would most probably lost it.

Be carefull out there
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Do you know is 2013 Unlimited Sport comes with ESP on/off as an option?
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Old 03-18-2013, 10:46 PM   #14
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Do you know is 2013 Unlimited Sport comes with ESP on/off as an option?
I have a 2013 sport JKU. It does not have an on off for the ESP but you can manually disable by holding the button for 5 or 10 seconds- cant remember which. I just hold it for 10 seconds.
The ESP is a pretty impressive system. Also works as a " brake locking differential" when in 4 wheel drive- applies braking to the wheel that is spinning so the wheel with traction gets power.
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Thanks, looking to bye a jeep at the end summer.
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Old 03-22-2013, 04:52 PM   #16
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Do you know is 2013 Unlimited Sport comes with ESP on/off as an option?
It comes off automaticly in 4L

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