This is for discussion regarding the dreaded torque management that seems to rob so much performance from our (in particular) 5.7 WK's.
4.7 guys, please advise me if there is also TM in your Jeeps and I'll update the thread.
The 3.7 shouldn't have TM I wouldn't think, need T to have TM
(joking guys! :
There's been some talk of how-to remove TM lately, with some saying simply removing the ABS fuse disables TM, but I remain unconvinced. I've tried it and yes, removing the ABS fuse totally disables traction control and ABS, but I can still feel some form of power step, which sure feels like TM.
As many of you already know, there is a couple of different traction control setups in WK's, with the earlier models not able to toally switch off TC via the dash button, it merely "sleeps" and is less reactive.
What I have noticed, particularly when on the beach on hard packed sand, that the power is radically reduced up to around 40mph under hard acceleration in my 2006, even with traction off.
Now interestingly, I've also experimented with using low range on hard sand, and can confirm there doesn't seen to be any artificial torque limiting. Yes, of course it jumps off the line very hard and revs quickly, thats obvious because it's in low range, what I'm saying is there doesn't feel as if there is any "step' to the power produced, just heaps of it.
I'd be interested to see if anyone wants to try it out and give your thoughts? Please if you try it on pavement do it in a quiet area and do not do U turns in low range. Strait lines only ok!
If it's true, maybe one of our electrical gurus can sort a switch to trick the computer into thinking it's in low range, allowing us all our power!?!?!
Your thoughts invited. (except you Dylan, stay OUT).