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Old 04-01-2010, 07:18 AM   #1
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Hey I recently installed a set of 285-75 r18 tires. When making sharp turns now my tc flashes and I can feel the brakes kick on. Anyone else have this happening ?
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some people are when they move up in tire size. Most are not to my best knowledge. I would bring it in to the dealer to atleast have them look at it, if you know they wont say anything about your new tires.
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Yes, there are quite a few of us experiencing this. Dealer say's they can't fix it or adjust the sensitivity.
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My mom's Crown Vic does the same thing when we put the winter tires on. The size difference is only 245 vs 235, but the tc still kicks on. Our solution is just to shut it off
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It isn't tecnically the traction control causing the problem. It is the RSC and ESC. Which can only be turned off up to 35mph by holding the button for 6 sec. I hope Ford eventually has a TSB on this and allows the dealer to adjust the sensitivity of these features.
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Is there anything aftermarket ffor this ? It's really
getting on my nerves. Went off on a jug handle yesterday .
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I'm assuming this is happening to people who put different wheels on too, right? I am getting ready to buy a lift kit and put 12.5x35" tires on aftermarket rims... Not looking forward to this problem
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I know JDM can disable the whole system, and you keep the abs, and still can use the IBC, the only thing is you wont have trailer sway or esc rsc.
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does any of this apply to 04-08 models?
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Just a thought, but is everyone who is having this problem check the PSI to make sure all tires are spot on where they should be? I'm guessing the RSC and ESC work off the difference in tire rotation and 2 or 5 psi difference in a larger tire would cause more of a difference in footprint/compression than the same psi in a stock tire...

theres gotta be a reason why some people are having more of an issue than others
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