SmartStopStart, disable ESS the way it should have been designed

  1. drdriller

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    Worth every penny
     
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    Well, I have had the SmartStopStart installed on my 2018, 3.6 JL, since 12/19/18 .... so, it's been installed for close to 4 months now. I have driven over 8,000 miles with the SmartStopStart, on my JL.

    Not once in over 8,000 miles of using the SmartStopStart, has it glitched/hiccuped .... failed to do as advertised.

    You install and forget that it is even installed... Such a terrific offering! $ well spent...

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    #48 Jun 17, 2019
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    Just installed the SmartStopStart today, I haven't driven the Jeep yet. Installation was super simple and in the driveway it works as promoted.

    SmartStopStart is worth every penny.

    To me it is unsettling when the motor "dies" while at a stop light, especially after sitting there for a bit in neutral and the clutch pushed in, then releasing the clutch while still in neutral and the engine "dies".

    My '17 X5 has an on/off switch for the auto start, the auto start has been off since owned.

    Don

    Edit: Just drove around town doing stuff, hit many traffic lights, SmartStopStart worked flawlessly.
     
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    I'm fairly certain that ESS was designed exactly the way it should have been: as a non-latching circuit to meet CAFE requirements. The designer is not to blame here, they are just playing the game that the NHTSA came up with.

    Your slogan should be: "Screw NHTSA, I want my motor to idle"
     
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    EXACTLY! You hit the nail on the head. This garbage isnt coming from the auto companies, its coming form your friends in the US government! Without all the mandated BS you could buy a new vehicle for probably 10K or more LESS $! If you want the air bags, TPMS, & other nanny BS it should be OPTIONAL!
     
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    I agree it is annoying, but $129 is a lot of money for this simple feature. This should cost $49.99.. More people would buy it including myself.
     
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    Best mod I’ve done as I hated having to hit the button to turn the ESS off. It’s literally a five minute install and that includes removing and reinstalling the lower center panel to make access to the plug even easier. Works like a charm and worth every penny. I highly recommend it.
     
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    Most aftermarket electronics is Asian import consumer grade. Consumer grade electronics in a vehicle will often fail from temperature cycles and vibration and moisture in the vehicle within a couple of years.

    Our product is US designed, US final assembled and tested and uses traceable major brand components that are automotive grade. This is the same as automotive manufacturers use. We thoroughly test our product both in the lab and in the field. Then we back up our product with a 3-year replacement warranty, comparable to Jeep. If I were plugging a product into my vehicle's computer network I would not want to settle for less. Look at our reviews...our performance with this product has been nearly perfect.

    If you do have a problem you will get a knowledgeable human on the phone or a responsive email who will help you. So yes, you will not see this priced like Asian import products we are all used to seeing these days.
     
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    Best mod yet, and I’ve spend 2k-3k in mods. $129.00 for a quality US 3 year backed product, is well worth it!!!
     
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    I love mine, works perfectly, would by it again in an instant
     
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    Installed mine and it works great. Reaching the connector was easier than what I saw on the video. Also added a zip tie around the larger piece since it seemed a bit loose on the velcro due to tension.
     
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    Have had mine installed since it was first released and it just works 100% of the time and is flawless
     
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    I did this too as the “furry” side of the included Velcro didn't grab well which left the larger piece a little too floppy. Maybe @SmartStopStart.com should consider including heavy duty Velcro with the kit to make for a more solid mount.
     
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    We do use heavy duty (NOT standard) Velcro in the kit. It seems to work fine in my Wrangler, but if the consensus wants tie wraps included we can include that too for some extra support.
     
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    I used the standard Velcro you included and it’s been holding fine for lots of months but then I have not been under there looking either
     
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