Originally Posted by goodwrenchdave
What I've always wondered is if the stability control, ABS, traction control work flawlessly or even work at all. Lets not get into a debate as to the usefulness or personal opinions of such systems!
How effective is the 2way intercommunication between the GMLAN, and the Chrysler Cbus then to the -TIPM (translator to the) I bus? I assume mo-tech or whomever builds an "interface" so one can speak to the other? Nothing ever seems to be spoken about these systems.
All ESP active braking functions remain active; this includes anti-lock brakes ABS, electronic roll mitigation ERM, Hill start, trailer sway control TSC, brake locking differentials, brake assisted steering and more. Torque management is not functional through the Jeep side, the ABS module cannot command the PCM too reduce power. The GM side has it's own torque management for axle protection, anti clunk, etc. Your JK operates in the same mode as pushing the ESP button.
For an additional cost we can fit an adjustable TC that allows torque reduction that won't get you into trouble by cutting engine power in a precarious situation like the OEJK system. Dirt track racers use a similar TC to go faster.
As far as the effectiveness of the integration I would say it is excellent. We manufacturer our own electronics, hardware, software and firmware. Properly done it's difficult to tell a swap has been done. The factory cruise control, HVAC controls, instruments, etc all work as intended by Jeep.