Re: Crappy dampers on wk2.
Mine rides great. I have the factory towing package with the load-leveling shocks. I purposely bought mine with the 18" Michelin Latitudes and Q1, based on driving many 2011-12 GC's from our company fleet on longer trips (I drive 500-800 mile round trips around the midwest every other week on average).
I found that many of the GC's with Q2 and 20's tended to have a harsher ride and vibrations/humm at speeds over 60 mph on the freeway. The best ride was with the Q1 and 18's.
Tire air pressure is important, and I keep it at 34 psi cold on all 4 corners with the 18's.
So far, I have not been disappointed - and feel I made the right choice for myself. My 2012 GC Laredo X has 5500 miles on it and is one of the best riding and quietest vehicles I have ever owned in over 40 years. And tight as a drum - no rattle or squeeks anywhere.