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Unread 06-21-2013, 04:39 PM   #1
rmiller3331
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Lift/EBS Issues

I purchased and installed the 2.5-3.0 budget lift (rocky-road.com)on my 11' Jeep Liberty. I also had it aligned. I installed 265 75 16s which caused some rub. My main issue is the traction control comes on when I make a left turn. Any solutions to my problem?

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Unread 06-21-2013, 05:22 PM   #2
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I purchased and installed the 2.5-3.0 budget lift (rocky-road.com)on my 11' Jeep Liberty. I also had it aligned. I installed 265 75 16s which caused some rub. My main issue is the traction control comes on when I make a left turn. Any solutions to my problem?
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Unread 06-21-2013, 07:04 PM   #3
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The ESP does not like the height and using a spacer lift only makes it worse since you now have more body roll.Better coil springs(OME lift coils) in the HD rating will cure almost all of that ESP activating issues.
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Unread 06-24-2013, 08:43 AM   #4
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Yeah, I have the jba 4" and have no issues with traction control. I have yet to get tires though. Pics would be great to see how your rig handles the 265.
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Unread 06-24-2013, 08:47 AM   #5
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Good lift is needed
next good alignment
then smaller tires ( 245-75-16s )
no need to regear then either
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Unread 06-25-2013, 06:27 AM   #6
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haha wow those are some big tires for stock gearing. Hope you got extended bump stops too if you plan on taking it off road. Post some pics!
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Unread 06-26-2013, 12:32 PM   #7
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Why does everyone say that? Look at this from Morris 4x4. Are they liars?
http://www.jeep4x4center.com/jeep-ti...atio-chart.htm
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Unread 06-26-2013, 12:35 PM   #8
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Say what? That you need to regear?
If so yes look at the chart,
look at the stock height tire and the RPM, then look with 32s what gear ratio you should have.
29 inch tire, 3.73 gears, 2809 RPMs
32 inch tire, 4.11 gears, 2805 RPMs
Plus with the added weight of the new tires , extra power needed you need lower gears
Plus a lot of us have 30-40 years experience believe it or not
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Unread 06-26-2013, 01:00 PM   #9
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Why does everyone say that? Look at this from Morris 4x4. Are they liars?
http://www.jeep4x4center.com/jeep-ti...atio-chart.htm
That website is extremely misleading. The only reason that it says your highway fuel mileage will be better is because you have lower RPMs. It takes nothing into account the amount of inertia the larger tires have and how much harder your engine will need to work to keep them moving. Yes lower RPMs but more fuel to keep them at those RPMs
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Unread 06-26-2013, 01:34 PM   #10
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To go on with the above
When I went to 32s I had to wait a couple of weeks for the gears. I had been getting about 20 or so on the highway with 30s . Went to 32s and mileage went to 15 and no power, couldn't use overdrive and it ran hotter.
Went to 4.10s , mileage went to 20-21 , could go up hills like it was stock almost. These engines have a sweet spot where they run the best and get the best mileage. Lugging them down with larger tires kills the gas mileage right off and power as well .
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Unread 06-26-2013, 02:59 PM   #11
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Hey toddmudd,

I have some heavy 10 ply Open Country MT's but they are still 245/75/R16. Do you think I would see a benefit to regearing? Where did you buy these from? I noticed on JBA they have rear but not front.
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Unread 06-27-2013, 09:55 AM   #12
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Thanks for all of your comments sorry it took me so long to reply. Yeah I have noticed the power decrease while driving. It is not a significant difference driving on the highway though. While driving up pikes peak the other week my jeep hated me. I had to drive up in first gear. I'll look into getting OME lift coils. Anyone know of the best place to purchase them? If that doesn't work I believe I will just wait till these tires wears and replace them with smaller one. The jeep dealership here in doesn't have any answers for me. It does look a lot better though. I doesn't look like a grocery getter as much. I posted an image on my profile, hopefully it is good enough for you all to see. Thanks
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Unread 06-27-2013, 10:32 AM   #13
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Thanks for all of your comments sorry it took me so long to reply. Yeah I have noticed the power decrease while driving. It is not a significant difference driving on the highway though. While driving up pikes peak the other week my jeep hated me. I had to drive up in first gear. I'll look into getting OME lift coils. Anyone know of the best place to purchase them? If that doesn't work I believe I will just wait till these tires wears and replace them with smaller one. The jeep dealership here in doesn't have any answers for me. It does look a lot better though. I doesn't look like a grocery getter as much. I posted an image on my profile, hopefully it is good enough for you all to see. Thanks
I can imagine the powerloss here in the springs with 32" tires and 3.73 gears.Your going to be taxing that trans very much so keep up on the trans services but I'd regear ASAP.Even if you go down to 245/75's I would still regear for being in CO.

I run 5.13's and it's still a dog here in CO,has twice the power when I get below 4000' though.
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Unread 06-28-2013, 09:49 AM   #14
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Will you take a picture of the 32s on your libby?
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Unread 06-28-2013, 02:05 PM   #15
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