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Unread 10-16-2014, 02:49 PM   #1
Arfrsairbrush
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Help! Steering issues...

Over the weekend i installed the ome hd kit, 1.5" spacers and a set of new rubicon take-offs. I took my time installing everything, double checked, and torqued everything to spec! I then went to get an alignment.

While driving, entering the freeway on one of those loops, the driver front tire seems to be heavily pulsing as if it were sliding or something.

I have done the pinchwield mod and i have plenty of clearance when turning the wheel from end to end. No rubbing has been noted.

I have also tried turning slowly in a parking lot, with the wheel locked to each side to try and reproduce the issue, no luck.

It seems only to happen on a 2/3 turn or so, only when turning right. It is scary as hell... Any ideas? Im taking it back to the alignment shop first thing in the morning.

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Unread 10-17-2014, 12:22 AM   #2
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Good opportunity for random guesses here 😀... might think about the tire or wheel itself, check the balance maybe lost a weight in transportation. Next the spacers, hub centric? Let us know the outcome?

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Unread 10-17-2014, 12:33 AM   #3
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The tires were just balanced with my tpms sensors, and the spacers are spidertrax hub centric
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Unread 10-17-2014, 02:57 PM   #4
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Will the ome lift and bigger wheels/tires throw any other component out of line to where it would be under stress and reproduce these symptoms?
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Unread 10-18-2014, 04:37 AM   #5
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Have you checked your wheel bearings?

I'm curious if it could have something to do with the ESP system?

Possibly turn the esp off and see if it still does it.
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Unread 10-18-2014, 05:28 PM   #6
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Went back to the alignment shop and everything was good to go. So i found out that the issue was the traction control wigging out. A simple push of the t/c button "turned off" the traction control, and the problem reoccurred. To completely turn off the t/c you have to be at a complete stop then hold the t/c button for 5 seconds. You will hear a chime, the light turns on on the dash, then it prompts you that the t/c is off...

... Whew! Im glad it was a quick fix rather than being something wrong with my suspension. My next step is to find a permanent solution. Could a dealer "flash" my t/c or re calibrate it to my new ride height and tire size, or do i need to pull the fuse? Any input would be appreciated!
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