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Old 01-18-2016, 12:55 AM
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Re: Upgrade stock 6 speaker system on 2015 JGC Limited

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It's not often I do it, but having read my owners manual, I stumbled on a few interesting facts about the QL system. It states that there are two specific functions, accessed on one of the touch screen pages, that relate to the QL suspension. One of the functions is called "jacking mode", which you use if you need to change a flat tire. I think it momentarily disables the self leveling function while you change the tire.

The other function is the "wheel alignment" mode, which lowers the vehicle to a specific ride height, and then maintains it, during the alignment procedure.

It seems to me, these functions are rather important......
How many times have you used them?

And how many times do you listen to your stereo?

I won't be missing these features that I didn't know existed...

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........I won't be missing these features that I didn't know existed...

To each, his own....
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How many times have you used them?

And how many times do you listen to your stereo?

I won't be missing these features that I didn't know existed...
You'll be missing "Jacking Mode" if you ever find yourself on the side of the road needing to change a flat tire now that you no longer can jack up your Jeep to change a tire!


But hey I'm sure listening to that awesome stereo head unit while you call a flat bed will all make it worthwhile!
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.....But hey I'm sure listening to that awesome stereo head unit while you call a flat bed will all make it worthwhile!

Now THAT'S classic!!!
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FWIW - I have a 2011 JGC 4x4 Overland with the Quadralift suspension. I just installed a Pioneer 4100NEX aftermarket headunit with the iDataLink Maestro RR steering wheel control module.

I am not having any issues with the QL suspension... I wasn't aware the OE headunit contained any controls for it. That headunit is no longer in my vehicle and I am having no problems at all.

And BTW simply replacing the stock headunit made a very noticeable improvement in the sound quality in addition to giving me newer features (Apple CarPlay, etc). I believe the stock headunit limits the frequency range a bit. The aftermarket headunit sends a full signal to the factory amp and speakers resulting in much better sound IMO.
Greetings,

In the 2011, when you remove the headunit it should not effect the QL. My headunit is gone and to date I have had any problems with QL. Ind addition, my factory Alpine DSP/Amp is gone and no problems either for the last 2 1/2 years. The key is to get the right harness that works with the HI Speed Cam Bus that is in the Wk2. The 2014+ models do have issues and that is why this issue of many issues that the aftermarket solution is slow to arrive.

I agree that the 430 and 730 series headunit is nothing to write home about. The simple fact and I have posted many times for those that fall into this category, this simple change of the headunit will be a major first step. And those who have the 6 speaker system can create a wonderful system down the road. Money worth spending.

Best for now.
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Greetings,

In the 2011, when you remove the headunit it should not effect the QL. My headunit is gone and to date I have had any problems with QL. Ind addition, my factory Alpine DSP/Amp is gone and no problems either for the last 2 1/2 years. The key is to get the right harness that works with the HI Speed Cam Bus that is in the Wk2. The 2014+ models do have issues and that is why this issue of many issues that the aftermarket solution is slow to arrive.

I agree that the 430 and 730 series headunit is nothing to write home about. The simple fact and I have posted many times for those that fall into this category, this simple change of the headunit will be a major first step. And those who have the 6 speaker system can create a wonderful system down the road. Money worth spending.

Best for now.
Agreed.

I have a MUCH better sounding system by doing nothing more than replacing the headunit.

And by adding the maestro I was able to retain the backup camera, VES and also reprogram my steering wheel buttons to add siri and configure them the way I want them (volume on the left side).

After owning several BMWs I LOVE the fact that my 2011 JGC is easily upgraded to modern day technology (BMWs are not easy). In a couple years I may slap a 9 inch screen in my JGC
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