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Re: Quadr-Lift Reliability

Are the various ride hights for QL documented somewhere?

Also, how long does it take to go up or down for each change?

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Re: Quadr-Lift Reliability

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Definitely. It's much smoother IMO. Aero mode drops it down reducing spring rate and allowing for a more comfortable highway ride.
Any evidence that the Aero mode with QL will give you improved highway mileage versus the "regular" height of the vehicle?
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Old 01-27-2013, 07:46 PM
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Re: Quadra-Lift Reliability

IMO, a car that needs an extended warranty, is a car one should avoid. Extended warranties prey of peoples' insecurities and pride. They are a form of insurance. The only people that make money out of insurance are the insurer's sharholders. If one is so cash strapped as to need insurance against the cost of repairs, consider buying a cheaper car and save the difference as self funded repair insurance.
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Re: Quadra-Lift Reliability

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IMO, a car that needs an extended warranty, is a car one should avoid. Extended warranties prey of peoples' insecurities and pride. They are a form of insurance.
I usually agree with this. I never buy extended warranties on consumer electronics or on personal computers (and I manage a university department that buys a 100 laptops for staff a year.) But an extended warranty would have saved me money on my 2002 JGC Overland, which I love. Lots of folks with these high-end WJ's have put $2k into repairs for HVAC blend-door problems and for evaporator core failures. Jeep/Chrysler should have covered these repairs, IMO, as engineering design failures---but no assistance came for this frequent problem.
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Any evidence that the Aero mode with QL will give you improved highway mileage versus the "regular" height of the vehicle?
Anecdotal stuff really. They claimed it gave small %s better aerodynamics. I wasn't much for fluid dynamics, so I can't calculate if the slightly reduced ride height makes any significant difference.

My guess is no, and tbh I figure any gain from the lower ride height is probably evened out by the extra weight. But a lot of people out there lower their cars significantly to chase marginal improvements in fuel economy.

I do feel the QL system is good enough to buy in its own right. It's IMO more comfortable, and it's more adaptable. Those looking to permanently lift their vehicles however will probably want to stay away from it.

One more thing - park mode is awesome if you're around older folks or dogs. I'm not terribly old myself, but my folks are in their mid to late 50s. It's rather amusing watching them try to get in to the Jeep if it's not in park mode. It's still somewhat amusing watching them try to get in with it in park (they complain there's no handles on the A or B pillars for them to use to get in). It's also great for getting the dog in the vehicle, he can jump into the back when it's in park mode with ease, not so much when it isn't. He's a bigger dog, and I'm glad that it saves the wear and tear on his hips by being lower.
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Re: Quadra-Lift Reliability

Fauee... I'M in my mid 50s and have grown to appreciate the park mode for parking! But even more seriously, it was very important when the 'rents were visiting for the holidays. My mother is going on 84 and has had knee replacements...she doesn't bend well and that extra inch and a half, give or take, allowed her to get into the front passenger seat a lot easier. My dad, who is a year younger also benefited. And, of course, Professor Dr. SWMBO (my wife...) also appreciates the easier entry as she has short legs. So around all that, I've gotten into the habit of hitting that button when I pull into our long driveway and by the time I'm halfway to where I park...it's down.

Oh, I also got the no-handle complaints from the 'rents...
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Park mode means my roof antenna doesn't hit the garage door when I pull in. Yes I know I could get a shark fin, but I simply don't care enough to bother with something minor like that.
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Caremax or extended IMO. The cost of the extra warranty will pay itself on the first repair issue. I'd hate to price one shock alone
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Re: Quadr-Lift Reliability

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Are the various ride hights for QL documented somewhere?

Also, how long does it take to go up or down for each change?

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Re: Quadra-Lift Reliability

On the 2014, the Users Manual shows a soft setting on the display to set "Auto Entry/Exit Suspension". Does that mean you can configure the car to lower to the Park position automatically when you shift to Park?

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Almost sounds like it...
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On the 2014, the Users Manual shows a soft setting on the display to set "Auto Entry/Exit Suspension". Does that mean you can configure the car to lower to the Park position automatically when you shift to Park?

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Doesn't the users guide explain it?
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