Originally Posted by justhangin
I've now racked up over 91,000 miles on the 2011 Overland and I was looking the other day during an oil change/tire rotation that on the Quadralift models, there are still 2 shock absorbers in the rear. Has anyone replaced these so far, and do they make a difference on the air suspension models as far as making the ride feel a bit more like new? Also it didn't look to me like there were any options in the front unless there's something in the coil under the air spring to be replaced.
I don't want to do anything with the air springs themselves, just wondered if a cheap replace of shocks would help it ride like new again.
Our Australian export version 2012 Diesel model has QL , and we've clocked up 90,000 km (56,000 miles), lots of towing, and lots of rough dirt road surfaces.
The right rear shock has been replaced twice under warranty due to seal leakage.
The loss of performance could certainly be felt (not so much on a highway surface, but rough roads), and each time the new ones went on the ride was back to original.
It isn't a massive job to get a suspension shop to remove and check the shocks, and if they show deterioration, simply go ahead with the replacement - easily justified.
Our next Jeep will also have QL - we reckon it's great.