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So if I turn that ESP off I shouldn't have that grinding noise anymore?? Although, will that hurt the jeep or anything with it off, other than possibly skidding?? Or would it just be smarter to keep it on to know how much pressure and torque I am putting on the Jeep when I am driving?? Thanks for the help!!!
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So if I turn that ESP off I shouldn't have that grinding noise anymore?? Although, will that hurt the jeep or anything with it off, other than possibly skidding?? Or would it just be smarter to keep it on to know how much pressure and torque I am putting on the Jeep when I am driving?? Thanks for the help!!!
It shouldn't be doing it unless you are making those turns like Mario Andretti. You may have a faulty sensor or damaged it when you were working on the wheel well. The sensors are located in the wheel wells.

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Any idea how much those cost and how I would find out if it actually is damaged or not?? If I could get it looked at would anyone have any idea how much it might cost to get it looked at?? Or could I possibly take a look to see if it was damaged, and if so, what would I be looking for??

Would the lift kit and wheel spacers, as listed above, have anything to do with the traction control issue??

And just to add, I no longer drive like a race car driver ever since I got this vehicle.. lol.. I have grown up to appreciate what I have nor could afford to drive like a teenager anymore. Ill have to eventually get a second car for my need for speed issues..
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Well.. I have no knowledge and experience in wheel spacers. So certainly I could not be able to provide your required information.
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Would the lift kit and wheel spacers, as listed above, have anything to do with the traction control issue??
No. Plenty of forum members have lifted their Commanders without having this issue. Did you get an alignment after the lift. If not, you definitely need to get one.

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I put on a 2.25in lift, and spidertrax 1.5in wheel spacers. I did have to cut out some of the wheel well plastic to stop the rubbing.. I am also running 265/70/17's nitto trail grapplers on my 2006 Commander. When I am traveling on and off the interstate sometimes on the ramps I will get a grinding noise that almost sounds like the anti-lock brakes or something. I also get this rubbing/grinding noise when i make u-turns in town as well but not going fast at all. No lights or notification warnings come up on the dash when this happens. I have learned to take on and off ramps much slower than necessary, but this noise has almost made me go back to the stock wheel size without spacers and lift kit. Does anybody have any idea what this grinding noise could be and could it be ruining my ball joints?
Did you get an alignment after you lifted the Commander? Try hitting the traction control button so that the traction control light illuminates on the dash and see if that helps. I get the same issues due to the amount of lift and 33 inch tires and that eliminates any issues.

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hey guys first post!


i just bought an 07 limited with the 4.7l...

i got a great deal but unfortunately it didnt come with stock tires or rims. the previous owner put 20in rims with 275/45/20 tires. the plan is to put a 2in. spacer lift and custom 17's with 255's ( not sure which tire )..this jeep will be used as a daily driver and weekend toy. the tire choice will be somewhat mild, and no larger then 255. will i need spacers or what would be the correct spacing for my rim choice, so no spacers are needed?

i appreciate all help and replies

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I just got my 1.5 wheel spacers in the mail today. I was talking to the mechanic that I have do all the work on my Commander and he did not recommend putting them on. He said that my ball joints would go bad after 30,000 miles or so. Has anyone had problems after having them on for a long period of time?
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They'll go bad, no doubt about it. 30k miles sounds a little low to me, but I've been wrong before.

Im sure it depends on how you drive, where you drive, etc as to how long they'll last.

Of course, to help confuse things here is an article saying otherwise.

"There is a lot of buzz about the spacers being bad for wheel bearings or ball joints, but it just isn't so. The wheel spacer acts just like a rim with less backspacing would. Of course, once you start talking about 3- or 4-inch spacers (for 6 or 8 inches of track width increase) that's another story."

Read more: http://www.jpmagazine.com/shop4parts...#ixzz2Mippxq1M

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I ran wheel spacers for almost 4 years and I got over 100,000 miles out of my ball joints and wheel bearings before they had to be replaced.

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