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QL lowering off road

Over the winter in deep snow (30+ in) i had raised the jeep but as the wheels spun it would lower, i also had this happen offroad to, is there any way to lock the suspention at a selected high, even selecting differant modes once your wheel spin hits a certain speed it starts to drop. I know spinning wheels offer no traction but sometimes its needed. I was alsmost stuck in a mud hole because it kept lower and i would bottom out, any ideas.
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Re: QL lowering off road

Could it be the auto entry/exit setting kicking in, or do you have that option turned off?
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Re: QL lowering off road

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Could it be the auto entry/exit setting kicking in, or do you have that option turned off?
That setting kicks in when you put the car in park.

If you change the Select Terrain setting to anything but rock mode, the vehicle will lower to normal road height. Other than that it should stay where you had it, even if you turn the Jeep off.


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Re: QL lowering off road

Could you be spinning the wheels fast enough to go into aero mode?
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That setting kicks in when you put the car in park.

If you change the Select Terrain setting to anything but rock mode, the vehicle will lower to normal road height. Other than that it should stay where you had it, even if you turn the Jeep off.
I confused the description of what happens when you manually push the "lower" button to put it into Entry/Exit with what happens when "auto" is turned on.

BUT you bring up another good point. Is it possible the OP is setting height to max, THEN switching modes once the wheels spin? If he did that, it would start to lower. "Don't touch that dial" once you have ride height where you want it.
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Re: QL lowering off road

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I confused the description of what happens when you manually push the "lower" button to put it into Entry/Exit with what happens when "auto" is turned on.

BUT you bring up another good point. Is it possible the OP is setting height to max, THEN switching modes once the wheels spin? If he did that, it would start to lower. "Don't touch that dial" once you have ride height where you want it.
Hopefully that's all it is, that's why I mentioned it.

It's annoying if you turn the car off in OR1 for example. When you restart the car it stays in OR1, but Select Terrain always defaults to auto. When you switch back to the mode you were in, in my case sand, the Jeep lowers to NRH. If I hit the up button before it stops lowering it goes to OR2.

The early owner's manuals said Sand Mode should raise the Jeep. They never got it to work, so they changed the owner's manual. Go Jeep!

It's not a big deal, but literally it is a code change.


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BUT you bring up another good point. Is it possible the OP is setting height to max, THEN switching modes once the wheels spin? If he did that, it would start to lower. "Don't touch that dial" once you have ride height where you want it.
This happened to me with a couple of snow storms - up to OR1 or 2, spin dial to snow, look down a minute later and see I am NRH. Did this a few times, scratched my head as to why it didn't stick and then realized that when you switch modes the suspension goes to whatever the specified height for that mode regardless of what you manually set the height to.

As mentioned, I learned - select mode, then change suspension.
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Re: QL lowering off road

I've had it happen in the Auto mode, which i understarnd why, but if your in Mud it sets itself to OR1 and you can raise it to OR2 and it will stay but it will lower it at wheel spin i think above 20mph, and seemed to do the same thing with the other modes, to be honest i cant remember if i tried it in Rock, but i wasnt driving on rocks at the time. EDIT: it also did in in snow mode, i put it into snow then raised it but after a certain speed it drops it down, i was in about 24" at the time and the ground clearance would have been nice.
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I've had it happen in the Auto mode, which i understarnd why, but if your in Mud it sets itself to OR1 and you can raise it to OR2 and it will stay but it will lower it at wheel spin i think above 20mph, and seemed to do the same thing with the other modes, to be honest i cant remember if i tried it in Rock, but i wasnt driving on rocks at the time. EDIT: it also did in in snow mode, i put it into snow then raised it but after a certain speed it drops it down, i was in about 24" at the time and the ground clearance would have been nice.
Forced me to read the owner's manual;


Off-Road1(OR1)(Raisesthevehicleapproximately 1.28in(32.5mm)–Thisistheprimarypositionforall off-roaddrivinguntilOR2isneeded.Asmootherand morecomfortableridewillresult.Pressthe“Up” buttononcefromtheNRHpositionwhilethevehicle speedisbelow38mph(61km/h).WhenintheOR1 position,ifthevehiclespeedremainsbetween40mph (64km/h)and50mph(80km/h)forgreaterthan20 secondsorifthevehiclespeedexceeds50mph (80km/h),thevehiclewillbeautomaticallyloweredto NRH.Referto“Off-RoadDrivingTips”in“Starting andOperating”forfurtherinformation

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The early owner's manuals said Sand Mode should raise the Jeep. They never got it to work, so they changed the owner's manual. Go Jeep!
LMAO!! This reminds me of so many of my previous managers....
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