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Old 03-12-2016, 06:42 PM
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QL vs springs

I asked this once before,but I'm getting closer to pulling the trigger on a new overland and I wanted some more opinions. What difference can I expect vs my 2014 Limited 18" wheels, stock tires.
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Old 03-12-2016, 07:16 PM
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Re: QL vs springs

The same folks are likely to be the ones that answer this time around...

QL has a softer feel, IMHO, based on my driving rentals vs my Summit. I prefer the QL.
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Re: QL vs springs

I've been satisfied with the ride and handling of my 2014 Overland with QL, especially on unpaved roads. In the long run, QL may be costly to repair and keep running. So far, QL has been trouble-free at 48,000 miles.
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If you wheel it, QL will be pretty stiff on the highest setting. I tested it out before I bought mine. The normal height us comfy, but the highest setting was pretty jarring. I ended up going with coils and upgrading to the OME lift. Now I have the ride height I need, and it's smooth on and off road.
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Re: QL vs springs

IMO the ride difference going from my 2011 Limited with 18" and springs to current 2015 Overland with 20" and QL was minimal. But QL is more fun.
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Re: QL vs springs

My QL on my 2012 Overland has failed and now I'm facing a minimum $3,000 repair bill. I don't off road and like the stance of the SRT. I'm probably going to replace my airbags with coils and rear sway bar from the SRT.


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Re: QL vs springs

The road ride will be better, IMO. Probably be better than mine with the 20". Maybe eek out a little gas mileage but I've never cared about that. It's nice if you live where it snows a lot. You can raise the Jeep to clear the drifts and plow banks. That helped a bunch in last years Blizzilla.
I am really happy with the QL. If I didn't tow or go off road at all then I probably wouldn't have cared. You can get rear load leveling shocks, but I really like that all 4 corners will settle out under load. 60k trouble free miles
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