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Old 08-17-2015, 03:16 PM
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Re: Quadra Lift bottoms out in Off Road 2 Normal?

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My MY12 does this in ORA2... And it's a very rare moment that I have it at that height, anyway.
Reality is I do not need ORA2...I live in chicago where off road parks are 2 plus hours away and ya gotta pay to drive in them...kinda lame. Anyway in the 12, I would use it to look cool when driving around the neighborhood....never made any noise or had harse ride. Now they reduced the allowed speed and it rides ride a cement truck.
Anyway, dont really need it, but they sell a product that should work, without issues

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Re: Quadra Lift bottoms out in Off Road 2 Normal?

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It may also be a good idea to place it in tire/jack mode to disable auto leveling of the suspension. Disclaimer: I haven't tried this myself so I have no idea if that would do anything to alter the height in OR2.
Jack mode does disable even in OR-II mode. But still good idea to just use it to put jack stands.
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Old 08-17-2015, 10:43 PM
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Re: Quadra Lift bottoms out in Off Road 2 Normal?

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Just curious, why not?
Up front, the bag and shock are integrated into one unit. This would significantly add to the complexity of getting something else in there.

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Re: Quadra Lift bottoms out in Off Road 2 Normal?

Looks like we might be able to put a body lift on the rear suspension frame maybe? Still doesnt help the front though...
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Re: Quadra Lift bottoms out in Off Road 2 Normal?

I have a 2014 GC that does the same thing. It is likely to cause a plethora of premature mechanical & electrical issues. Had I been made aware of this prior to purchase I would not have purchased Quadra Lift. This is highly disappointing and a terrible design from an iconic "off road" brand. I am currently trying to get some resolution from the manufacturer who claims this is "normal" since "They all do it"...I think something of this nature that "they all do" should be a recall.

Obviously designed by a city dweller with no real off road experience, typically when you need more ground clearance, you also need MORE suspension travel, not less.

I am not sure who thought it was a good idea to put this into production. Speed limitation does no good...this thing bangs and clunks at crawling speed...Terrible engineering...
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Re: Quadra Lift bottoms out in Off Road 2 Normal?

Why would it cause mechanical or electrical issues?
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Re: Quadra Lift bottoms out in Off Road 2 Normal?

In the past, I owned a civil construction company with a fleet of heavy trucks and machinery. When something bottoms out against a solid stop it creates an impact, similar to a hammer or impact wrench. The intense contact will jolt electrical components and over time cause premature connection and wiring failures, particularly in highly computerized systems.

Mechanically, it will cause shock and frame mounts to crack and fracture, not to mention causing dash and interior components to develop rattles. At about 10k miles, it actually caused the front cross arm bolts to loosen and the front end to come out of alignment. This could have caused a serious accident...their "solution" was to grease the bolts and retighten...such a poor design...they should have to disclose this flaw at the point of sale...
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Re: Quadra Lift bottoms out in Off Road 2 Normal?

When I need the most ground clearance is also when I need the most suspension travel...I am embarrassed that Jeep would try to pass this off as normal and continue to produce it without improvement... No one who has ridden with me and heard this believes that it should be normal. This vehicle is a fantastic pavement princess, and I enjoy it there...I purchased it for the versatility provide by its advertised off road capabilities which I need in the course of my work...So much for buying American...I should have purchased a Mercedes M class...
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Re: Quadra Lift bottoms out in Off Road 2 Normal?

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When I need the most ground clearance is also when I need the most suspension travel...I am embarrassed that Jeep would try to pass this off as normal and continue to produce it without improvement... No one who has ridden with me and heard this believes that it should be normal. This vehicle is a fantastic pavement princess, and I enjoy it there...I purchased it for the versatility provide by its advertised off road capabilities which I need in the course of my work...So much for buying American...I should have purchased a Mercedes M class...

Show me a picture of you in a situation where you are having this problem in OR2 and I will show you a picture where you probably didn't need to be in OR2 in the first place.

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Show me a picture of you in a situation where you are having this problem in OR2 and I will show you a picture where you probably didn't need to be in OR2 in the first place.
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Re: Quadra Lift bottoms out in Off Road 2 Normal?

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So much for buying American...I should have purchased a Mercedes M class...
You do realise the WK2 was designed by Mercedes while under Daimler ownership and the suspension is based on the ML350...
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