ESP preventing wheel spin in mud conditions??
Hey guys, I bought my wife a 2012 JK sport with auto, 3:73. At 79 miles it was offroad and having fun, 2200 miles on her now. For now I am stock 18's with spidertrax spacers and stock tires. (that suck offroad)
Anyway, I live on a green belt and was wheeling in the backyard with a buddy and his Toyota pick up. He got himself buried in a pond so I hooked up a recovery strap to pull him out. Under a very thin layer of grass was the slipperiest dark clay I have ever seen. As soon as the tires spun, you were sitting in a cupped out hole with no forward movement, and the tires were plugged solid!! I unhooked myself, and knew wheel speed was the only thing that would clean out the tread and help get me unstuck.
Here is the problem I encountered. I was in 4 low which is supposed to remove traction control etc, but after a few full pulls..... I was just about out and the engine or trans stopped pulling RPM and required me to reverse and take another run at it?? This interruption of power was annoying and made it tough to maintain the forward momentum that I had achieved.
Was this the ESP, the TC or did the computer sense trans slip and started to implement some type of torque management?