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Old 02-16-2011, 09:52 PM
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Re: For those of you with quadra-lift...

Every time I read the name of this thread, in my mind I complete it by saying "We salute you." Anyone else?
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Every time I read the name of this thread, in my mind I complete it by saying "We salute you." Anyone else?
Aw now look at what you've gone and done ... I'm not gonna be able to get that tune out my head for a day
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Re: For those of you with quadra-lift...

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Can you do that at 65MPH??
Only when it's riding in the back of a hauler that's going 65 mph

I'm pretty sure you know what i meant but just to be clear, I meant the initial lowering (taking 1" or so out of all ride heights), not the selection of sport, aero or OR.
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Only when it's riding in the back of a hauler that's going 65 mph

I'm pretty sure you know what i meant but just to be clear, I meant the initial lowering (taking 1" or so out of all ride heights), not the selection of sport, aero or OR.
Yes I did know what you meant. I was just saying in a smart a$$ why that the QL does that fot you. If you took an inch or so out of a QL equiped GC could you still lower it to entry height? Also for me I would not want to decrease my max height by that inch. I have already put that to good use.
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Re: For those of you with quadra-lift...

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Yes I did know what you meant. I was just saying in a smart a$$ why that the QL does that fot you. If you took an inch or so out of a QL equiped GC could you still lower it to entry height? Also for me I would not want to decrease my max height by that inch. I have already put that to good use.
I figured you did.

I don't know about the park height, that would take some testing. On my Touareg I did what everyone else was doing and took 30mm out of the height (it's even easier on the VW, you do it through a computer interface called VAG-COM). When I did that I noticed it would never register as being in loading height. It would drop all the way down to the limits of the suspension but not go far enough, relative to the auto height, to register as successful. It also would bottom out in sport mode over large bumps. Through trial and error I ended up settling on 14mm (a little more than 1/2") as the correct reduction to maintain full range of the suspension. With adjustable links the same thing would be possible with the QL, it would just take some trial and error to determine the best compromise setting.

It may not be important or desirable for many here but I enjoy the tinkering and being able to tinker with ride height in a non-destructive way is a whole lot more fun the swapping springs.
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Re: For those of you with quadra-lift...

Wouldn't have bought the vehicle without it. You won't be sorry.
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Old 02-17-2011, 09:21 AM
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Re: For those of you with quadra-lift...

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I'm trying to decide between the Limited and Overland. I live in southern cali and only go up to the mountains to ski a couple times a year so 95% of the time will be city/freeway driving. Maybe a little "off roading" at my grandfather's ranch nearby, but probably nothing more than dirt roads. Is the ride in the quadra-lift really that much smoother than the GC's without it? I can't imagine it would be a huge difference, but that's why I'm asking. If the main benefit is for more ground clearance than ride quality, I could probably do without. I could probably get a Limited exactly how I want in a week or two off the lot or order an Overland and endure the wait... I know the price isn't much different, but if quadra-lift isn't truly a must-have, then I wouldn't mind saving that money for a new pair of skis or a rack for the new jeep.
Anyone know the link to the "video" of the GC someone on this board did that shows the car at all 5 levels?? That alone may make you want QL.
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Re: For those of you with quadra-lift...

Quadra Lift is one of the main reasons I got the Overland. My wife's family is vertically challenged, and the lower Park height makes it easier for everyone to climb in and out. I don't think that it is any smoother of a ride, but the variable height capability was a big selling point for me and my wife.
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Re: For those of you with quadra-lift...

You have to remember to put it in park mode prior to shutting down so it can stay at park height next time you get back in. My little one can climb in while in park mode. If you don't remember then you have to get in, close the doors, start the engine and then put it in park mode. And then get out and assist others as needed.

Funny thing is that you can lift it with the doors open but not drop it. I guess they don't want you crushing your dog.
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Re: For those of you with quadra-lift...

Here is the video i took yesterday of a summit raising and lowering. i climbed in the GC at full height, then got out. got in at the lowest height, then got out. i'm 6'1 and i can tell you it was MUCH easier to get out in park mode. you kind of step out instead of falling out.

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Re: For those of you with quadra-lift...

Not many people commented about ride comfort of the QL. Ride comfort is one of the main reasons I'm considering buying the WK2. I've driven both the 4x2 and 4x4 Overlands and didn't notice much of a difference in ride comfort...both were very smooth on the road. How well the suspension can handle the pot hole and metal plate ridden patchwork city roads here is very important to me in this purchase decision. I'm just sick of my sport suspension and drive 99% of the time on these awful city streets. I was planning on getting the 4x4 and hence QL but a lot of people keep asking me why since I probably won't go off roading and it rarely snows in the south. I figure its stupid to spend $45k on a Jeep and not be able to drive it on the one day a year when it does snow, of if the opportunity to go off road arises. The only thing that worries me now is that one friend who is in the car business told me that 4x4s typically ride rougher than 4x2s. Obviously this would be bad for me. Like I said earlier I didn't notice a difference between the two on my test drives but they were short. So, again, can anyone comment if they think the QL will make a difference in ride comfort over pot holes? Honestly the roads are so bad here I don't think anything can ride well over them.
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Re: For those of you with quadra-lift...

Anyone notice a loud clunk from the rear when you go over a speed bump or pothole with QL raised?
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