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Old 05-13-2016, 07:06 PM
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For those with an ha, how different is the sport tuned suspension than a regular overland?

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Old 05-13-2016, 07:21 PM
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I went from a 2014 Summit V8 to a 2015 HA V6 and the sport tuned suspension is definitely noticeable. My summit seemed to be somewhat floaty in certain situations where as the HA feels A little more firm. I know some of the difference is because the V8 Summit has the hydraulic steering and the V6 HA has a much lighter electric setup, plus the lighter overall feel of the V6. I like the driving experience of the HA more overall, but that's because I prefer a more sportier feel. My HA is more fun to drive than my Summit even with the V6. Both very nice, but I tend to like things a little sportier.
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Old 05-14-2016, 08:35 AM
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I went from a 14 Overland to a 16 HA. My only real major complaint on the 14 was that in town making a turn it felt like I was steering a barge. I really hated that.

The 16 HA is completely different. I have my steering set to sport mode and this is how the GC steering should feel. A vast improvement.

The 16 HA has a slightly harsher ride than my 14 but that was expected with the suspension changes. The 16 HA also changed from Goodyear Fortera to Bridgestone Ecopia tires. Not really sure how much that's impacting ride quality along with the different 20 inch wheels on the HA but I'm sure there's some.

Overall I like it.
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Old 05-17-2016, 08:47 PM
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I have my steering set to sport mode and this is how the GC steering should feel.
Ok, this is something I have to try. I left it at normal mode and haven't changed the setting.

Did you try comfort mode (if i recall that is the 3rd option)?
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^^^ dude, your vehicle has the ability to change steering settings and you haven't even tried the different ones yet? what exactly are you waiting for? Lol
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Re: 2016 ha

I have only driven our 2016 HA to get tint and expel installed and to gas it up and wash it (it is my wife's daily driver) so I haven't played with it much. Didn't know that was an option. Where is that setting? Through the nav screen or display in the gauges?

First trip with the trailer is this weekend so I will start driving it a lot more soon.
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I have only driven our 2016 HA to get tint and expel installed and to gas it up and wash it (it is my wife's daily driver) so I haven't played with it much. Didn't know that was an option. Where is that setting? Through the nav screen or display in the gauges?

First trip with the trailer is this weekend so I will start driving it a lot more soon.
It is in settings next to climate control icon on Uconnect. Once there, it is under Driving and Safety options. You can change the setting while you are driving.

I tried sport and comfort on my way to work. Sport options makes the steering a little tighter and more stable on highway speeds. Comfort make is a little lighter than normal, and is good for city traffic.
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Re: 2016 ha

I love the sportier suspension, have driven a few models but the tight turns and capabilities are amazing in a top heavy vehicle now if i only had the extra 15-20k for the srt haha but my HA will due for now...
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This is only for 16 s correct?
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This is only for 16 s correct?
The "sport tuned" air suspension is on all High Altitudes (2015+), however the adjustable electric steering is new for 2016. The 2015 has what I believe is called electro-hydraulic steering, someone correct me if I am wrong. I originally had a 2014 Summit V8 and going into the V6 HA was a big difference in just about all categories. Steering felt significantly different for the better, handles better, and just all around feels lighter. I wouldn't mind test driving a 2016 HA to see how the start/stop is and try out the new steering.
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the adjustable electric steering is new for 2016. The 2015 has what I believe is called electro-hydraulic steering, someone correct me if I am wrong.

Somewhat accurate. If it's a 2015 Pentastar V6 it has electro-hydraulic steering. If it's a Hemi or an EcoDiesel it has an old school power steering pump. For 2016 they all have the same electric power steering system that is different from 2015 Pentastar.
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Ok, this is something I have to try. I left it at normal mode and haven't changed the setting.

Did you try comfort mode (if i recall that is the 3rd option)?
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^^^ dude, your vehicle has the ability to change steering settings and you haven't even tried the different ones yet? what exactly are you waiting for? Lol
The very first thing I did in my U-Connect settings was to change my steering to sport mode. I've already experienced what "normal" was in my 14 and I suspect that "comfort" would make it steer even sloppier than the steering a barge feeling I had on my 14. I didn't feel a need to try these settings in my 16.

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