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Quadralift or not?

Im looking at some used wk2s, 2013 or 2014 and am torn whether or not to avoid the quadralift. Seems like additional future headaches out of warranty. Also i test drove an overland and the QL suspension seemed a bit more mushy, esoecially in corners. But i didnt drve it back to back with a normal spring suspension. Thoughts?

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Re: Quadralift or not?

I love my QL, even though it has not been problem free. But that's what I have my extended service contract for, among other components.

Also keep in mind that as you move up trim levels, you may not have the option to avoid it.
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Re: Quadralift or not?

True, regarding trim levels. Genrally looking at limiteds but having some trouble at times finfding the features i want (hemi or diesel, tow, sunroof, alpine stereo) so have expanded search to Overland. Even though i dont really need or want some of the features.

Aaa little leery of the ql. If i buy used (and/or diesel) i wont have the opportunity to purchase the lifetime service. I tend to keep vehicles a while. Current Wj has 225k on it.
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True, regarding trim levels. Genrally looking at limiteds but having some trouble at times finfding the features i want (hemi or diesel, tow, sunroof, alpine stereo) so have expanded search to Overland. Even though i dont really need or want some of the features.

Aaa little leery of the ql. If i buy used (and/or diesel) i wont have the opportunity to purchase the lifetime service. I tend to keep vehicles a while. Current Wj has 225k on it.
You should be able to purchase the lifetime if the mileage is low enough, or the seller can transfer theirs to you. Might want to consider that as part of the selection when shopping, as there are a lot of other more expensive pieces that can go wonky on the GC.

I like the QL, but you'd want to put it in park, then sport, then normal, then drop it into low range and go for OR1 and OR2 to see the difference in height.

The suspension is less mushy in sport/aero but never becomes harsh except for the big thunk you can sometimes get dropping down from OR2.

Surprisingly troublefree so far, possibly because it is a Mercedes, not Mopar, design.
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lstowell, the lifetime MaxCare contract isn't transferable except in Florida and one other state and I believe only to residents of those respective states. Non-lifetime MaxCare contracts are transferable, however, if I'm not mistaken.
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Re: Quadralift or not?

I like the QL and it has been trouble free (the rest of the vehicle has not). The ability to lower for easier entry/exit is nice...
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Re: Quadralift or not?

Thanks for the insight. While nice in concept, i tend to go for longevity. Maybe QL isnt for me . Definitely dont need o r w an t the lowering for parking. So many choices and options to sort out.
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Re: Quadralift or not?

Mogul, it all depends on if you'll use the QL or not. 95-98% of my miles are on road, and for the rest I do like to explore off-road. To date, with approx 25,000 miles on my JGC, I've got about 300 miles off-road. As a rough data point.

I use California's off-road parks with marked trails to learn and train on what the JGC can do, and the OR-1 and OR-2 comes in very handy. A stock JGC can handle some tricky obstacles on occassional use with the QL. Taking what I've learned in those controlled conditions, I am more confident to explore off-road when on a road trip out in the middle of BFE.

If you will do a lot of off-roading then QL is probably not for you. Go without and lift it. But for occasional off-roading, I recommend it. If you consider it, then on your test drives lift up to OR-1 and 2 and go over bumps. You'll want to hear and feel the normal THUMP!! in OR-2 before you buy.

My QL in my 2014 has been trouble free. So far. (knocking on wood as I type this) Oh and I am in this JGC for the long haul. I want 300,000+ out of it. My last car was a 2001 Honda CR-V that I also bought new and put 225,000 before selling to my son. And I took that off-road exploring too. But it was very limited there, of course.

Good luck and please let us know what you decide and if you buy or not. Data points for us here, too.
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