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I have a 2009 Unlimited X with a skyjacker lift kit. The tires that are on it are Yokohama Geolander 315/70/R17's from the dealer. I have noticed, especially with on-ramps and exit ramps for interstate highways, traction control is a real issue. If I am not 2-4 mph UNDER the recommended speed, my traction control starts kicking in and I feel like my jeep is struggling to stay on the rd. Any suggestions on how to solve this problem or a better tire size to look for?? NEED HELP ON THIS ONE!!
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Does your Jeep do this at any other time in regular driving conditions?

Have you checked to see if there are any DTC being thrown?

Is your steering wheel misaligned?
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I have not seen any codes thrown. Any other driving time it handles fine and never have any issues and alignment is fine as well. I honestly just think the tires are too "skinny" for the size of the vehicle. I am in no way an expert on this, just my opinion. The Geolanders are street tread tires and the are fairly narrow.
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I have a similar issue. In my case has nothing to do with the tires. Went to the dealership and they say they are seeing intermittent comm to the wheel position sensor aka time for a new clock spring.

You may want to go get it scanned at the dealer as well...


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I will do that, thank you!
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Is your steering wheel misaligned?
x2. I noticed that the traction control was triggered a lot more easily when my steering wheel was off-center. I think that it had to be off by a wide margin before this seemed to matter, though. Maybe by at least 3-5 degrees?

inaccurate circumference could throw the math in the computer thingy out of whack as well. if you haven't already done so, make sure to twiddle the ones and zeroes on the silicon after resting the axle of your jeep on a pair of apple pies. I think cherry works too.
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