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post #1 of 39 Old 01-15-2013, 11:39 AM Thread Starter
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ESC kicks in after 4" lift

So my ESC kicks in around corners like exit ramps after my 4" lift was installed. It happened with stock tires and it happens with the 35" nittos i just got installed.
So i called the dealership and they said it is normal with any newer jeep with a 3-4" lift. Is this a fact or are BSin me?

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post #2 of 39 Old 01-15-2013, 11:49 AM
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I'm on a 4" lift with 35s....NEVER had that issue

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BS.

Either your steering wheel isn't exactly centered, or the axles have shifted slightly out of line due to the lift. The ESC thinks you are in a skid and kicks in.
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Did you take care of the driveline after that lift? 4" can cause you driveshaft troubles...
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So my ESC kicks in around corners like exit ramps after my 4" lift was installed. It happened with stock tires and it happens with the 35" nittos i just got installed.
So i called the dealership and they said it is normal with any newer jeep with a 3-4" lift. Is this a fact or are BSin me?
Did you/they center the wheel. Reset it to the new tire's as well.

4" inch is alot a lift. hope its done well. The esc should not turn, normaly.


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Dealership told me to see if i can turn it off.

And i will be ordering a TW driveshaft for the front this weekend and the rear in 2 weeks.
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Did you take care of the driveline after that lift? 4" can cause you driveshaft troubles...
No it will cause, not may. Its going to go out. A 4 inch lift is measured rear. so the front is at least 5+. Even 4 inch rears"s run long too new. This thing must have all the adjustible things too, when you install the rear D/l, it will need to tip the rear pinion up to aline with the cardan drive shaft. I would also set the rear back about 1+" or as much as you can.


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I think i understand what you are saying.

I had the dealership install it so i could keep my limited lifetime power train warranty.
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Your ESC is kicking in because your steering wheel was not centered after lift. DS will need to be eventually changed but is NOT related to your ESC issue.

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As mentioned above you need to center your steering wheel, it's easy to do and you can also shut off the esc just do a search on here its kinda pain in the a** but it can be done!

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I had the dealership install it so i could keep my limited lifetime power train warranty.
I hope you got that in writing.
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Lift doesn't have anything to do with powertrain. The only components affected by a lift are the driveshafts, and the limited lifetime warranty is for internally lubricated parts only.


As far as warranty goes, anyway. If the dealership told you it did, thy lied to you to make a sale.
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Lift doesn't have anything to do with powertrain. The only components affected by a lift are the driveshafts
Which are connected to the transfer case, which is connected to the transmission, which is connected to the engine... now throw the 35" tires he got on top of that. Lots of outs for an unscrupulous dealership to attempt to deny a warranty claim.
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Which are connected to the transfer case, which is connected to the transmission, which is connected to the engine... now throw the 35" tires he got on top of that. Lots of outs for an unscrupulous dealership to attempt to deny a warranty claim.
That is why i want to keep it. I looked at mopar lift site and they a 4" lift is for 33-35" tires so they cant get me there. Although i already bought a truss,gussets, and sleeves in prep for 37s
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Magnusson-Moss requires that the warrant or prove that a modification caused the malfunction, they can't just say it did.

It also expressly forbids requirements for branded-only parts.

If a dealership refuses you warranty service on the basis of a mod and you accept it, that's your fault. You have legal protection against that kind of thing.


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