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Lift kit for Quadra Lift? Options?

I've always wanted a lift jgc. I thought ql would be the top of the food chain for lifts until I learned it couldn't be controlled. Now that it's been out for a few years are there and aftermarket upgrades for ql that will allow me to run bigger wheels?

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Re: Lift kit for Quadra Lift? Options?

There are no lift kits in the traditional sense for QL. However there are at least two methods semi-permanent methods, that have been discussed here, to alter the vehicle height. One is via the STAR scan monitor when recalibrating the vehicle height. The other is to replace the little rods/links for the ride height sensor. Read here http://www.adjustableairride.com/

Both will much degrade your on-road vehicle handling characteristics - as does any lift kit. I am sure there will be people who disagree with this last statement and feel very strongly about their 2.5 or 3 inch lift kits but since we are all entitled to our own opinions, I believe the laws of physics are a bitch. Anything (i.e. lift kits, link arms etc.) that raises the center of mass from the ground ruins the on-road handling characteristics (and fuel economy) - which is where anyone drives most of the time anyways. Lowering the car tends to improve handling, up to a point where there is no suspension travel for the occasional pothole and the front bumper is a snow plow but that is not what you are asking for.
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Re: Lift kit for Quadra Lift? Options?

Thanks for the reply that was helpful. I was really hoping for a solution that replaced the entire suspension but retained bags. You would think a shock replacement and hockey puck body lift would be possible.
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Old 10-27-2015, 09:13 AM
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Re: Lift kit for Quadra Lift? Options?

Adjustable Air Ride does not list for the GC...only for the Cherokee.
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Re: Lift kit for Quadra Lift? Options?

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Thanks for the reply that was helpful. I was really hoping for a solution that replaced the entire suspension but retained bags. You would think a shock replacement and hockey puck body lift would be possible.
Replacing the QL would more or less amount to completely rebuilding the suspension...and that's not likely financially advantageous. There's a whole lot of physical integration that comes with the QL system.

As noted already, there are some adjustment devices available on the market for the links that allow you some limited re-set of the "normal" height (higher or lower), but they do not extend the limits in any meaningful way.
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Re: Lift kit for Quadra Lift? Options?

Crap. The OR2 height is fine but the ride is HORRIBLE and that makes the suspension useless even if tricked to maintain it at speed.

It appears that even after 5 years on market there just isnt enough demand for a company to replace the bags, struts, mounts and whatever to replace the factory gear in order to run these..

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Re: Lift kit for Quadra Lift? Options?

There have been a great many discussions about the ride at OR2...it's not meant to be used when it's not necessary to clear an obstacle and it's also speed limited to 25mph. Even at those low speeds, the suspension has very, very little travel. OR1 is speed limited to 45mph for similar reasons, although it has more headroom from the stops. Folks who want the look of a lifted JGC or need that lift for other reasons are going to be better served by one of the trim levels that do not include QL. It's the nature of the beast and out of the ~1000 JGC that are produced monthly, only a very small number of people want or need the extra lift full time. If the market for it was much higher, Jeep would offer it.
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Re: Lift kit for Quadra Lift? Options?

BDS has a lift for the QL RAM 1500, let them know your interested in one for the GC..

BDS Releases 4” Lift Kits for Air Suspension Ram 1500 Trucks | Off-Road.com Blog
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Re: Lift kit for Quadra Lift? Options?

That's interesting, TinMan.KC. I do wonder if it was easier for them to do the RAM 1500 with it being body-on-frame which is a bit different than the JGC design, however.
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Re: Lift kit for Quadra Lift? Options?

I reached out to BDS and they replied... long story short there was overwhelming demand for the ram kit and pretty much zero demand from the WK2 crowd.
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I reached out to BDS and they replied... long story short there was overwhelming demand for the ram kit and pretty much zero demand from the WK2 crowd.
Same answer I got.. If enough WK2 owners ask for one, maybe?
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Same answer I got.. If enough WK2 owners ask for one, maybe?
It would probably take several hundred, if not thousand, to make it financially viable.
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