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New michelin Latitudes

Ordered a set of michelin Latitudes for my overland going to get them put on next week. I am hoping to get a better ride out of them than the forteras. I just had a question about the QL when I take it in do you just hold the up and down button for a few seconds with the jeep running and this disables it? Also does it go up to the highest level when disabled?
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Re: New michelin Latitudes

I believe it locks in whatever height currently set (the EVIC will display QL disabled), although when they lift it and return it to earth I hear the Jeep will seem to be at ORII height until you unlock or drive over 15mph or so.
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Re: New michelin Latitudes

Pushing both buttons will disable QL (confirmed by a message on the EVIC screen). The Jeep stays at normal ride height in my experience.

If taking it in to a non-Jeep dealer, best to remind them about this procedure, in case they need to do work after a test drive. e.g. Text from page 368 from the Owner's Manual, 5th ed.:

"To assist with changing a spare tire, the Quadra-LiftTM air suspension system has a feature which allows the automatic leveling to be disabled. Press and hold both the “Up” and “Down” buttons simultaneously between 5 and 10 seconds, a message will appear in the EVIC stating leveling has been disabled immediately after both buttons have been released. Refer to “Electronic Vehicle Informa- tion Center (EVIC)” in “Understanding Your Instrument Panel” for further information. Driving the vehicle over 5 mph (8 km/h) will return the air suspension to normal operation."
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Re: New michelin Latitudes

I assume you ordered the Lattitude Tour HP (http://www.tirerack.com/tires/tires....dClar=Overland)

I have those and you should love them. Not only do they ride better, they improve the steering and track better at high speed. Usually when a tire rides better it's softer, these ride better and are firmer (not harsh, just firm it's a subtle but important distinction).

It shouldn't matter if they are raising it up on a lift but I locked mine. Be aware that locked the vehicle will be at ORII height (or higher) when they drop it off the lift and won't settle back down until you unlock it or drive it over 15 mph.

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I assume you ordered the Lattitude Tour HP (http://www.tirerack.com/tires/tires....dClar=Overland)

I have those and you should love them. Not only do they ride better, they improve the steering and track better at high speed. Usually when a tire rides better it's softer, these ride better and are firmer (not harsh, just firm it's a subtle but important distinction).

It shouldn't matter if they are raising it up on a lift but I locked mine. Be aware that locked the vehicle will be at ORII height (or higher) when they drop it off the lift and won't settle back down until you unlock it or drive it over 15 mph.

Here's a link to my tire discussion: Which tires should I buy, you be the judge

Are you saying they are firmer than the Forterias?
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Are you saying they are firmer than the Forterias?
Hard to explain. They are more compliant, meaning they absorb road imperfections better but they do this without feeling "mushy". Cornering is more linear where the Fortera's have a soft turn in, bite then go away pretty quickly the Latitudes are very responsive to steering input and have great grip.

Maybe another way to compare, these make the vehicle feel like a large sedan, the Fortera's make it feel more like a small truck.

Trust me, you will like then, A LOT!
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Hard to explain. They are more compliant, meaning they absorb road imperfections better but they do this without feeling "mushy". Cornering is more linear where the Fortera's have a soft turn in, bite then go away pretty quickly the Latitudes are very responsive to steering input and have great grip.

Maybe another way to compare, these make the vehicle feel like a large sedan, the Fortera's make it feel more like a small truck.

Trust me, you will like then, A LOT!

I had my new Michelin Latitudes installed today and had them road force balanced. I can say that I agree with your comments 100 percent. That vibration at 68 to 73 is gone as smooth as can be at highway speed and the ride is better also.
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I had my new Michelin Latitudes installed today and had them road force balanced. I can say that I agree with your comments 100 percent. That vibration at 68 to 73 is gone as smooth as can be at highway speed and the ride is better also.
I'd love to see pics of your GC with the new tires if you get a chance to take some.
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