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Re: How does Limited vs. Overland ride?

The air suspension does ride smooth and probably better than the standard suspension. I think what I don't like as much about the air suspension is it doesn't seem as good at keeping the front wheels planted so over rough pavement it requires a more firm grip on the wheel. This is probably due to it being softer.
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Re: How does Limited vs. Overland ride?

When comparing the Overland to the Limited is that comparing the Quadra Lift on the 4x4 model or the non Quadra Lift on the 4x2? I don't think I would be getting 4 x 4 so just curious how a LTD 4 x2 vs an Overland 4 x 2 rides
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Re: How does Limited vs. Overland ride?

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so just curious how a LTD 4 x2 vs an Overland 4 x 2 rides
They should ride identical since they will have an identical suspension. The overland is a little heavier, but that won't make much difference in the ride.
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Re: How does Limited vs. Overland ride?

Do bigger wheels mean harder suspension or rougher ride? Or the opposite? Still trying to figure out whether I want a Limited or Overland
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Re: How does Limited vs. Overland ride?

Its not the size of the wheels its the profile of the tires. In this case the overall size of the tire and wheels together are the same for the 18 and 20 inch wheels. So the difference is in the profile of the tires the 18" has 60 series tires and the 20" has 50 series tires. This means the 18" has a taller sidewall which will give you a softer ride. The 20 with the shorter sidewall will give a stiffer ride but better handling. The overall size for both these is the same though.
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Re: How does Limited vs. Overland ride?

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Its not the size of the wheels its the profile of the tires. In this case the overall size of the tire and wheels together are the same for the 18 and 20 inch wheels. So the difference is in the profile of the tires the 18" has 60 series tires and the 20" has 50 series tires. This means the 18" has a taller sidewall which will give you a softer ride. The 20 with the shorter sidewall will give a stiffer ride but better handling. The overall size for both these is the same though.
Thanks. So it seems like the Limited would have the softer ride. I probably would not notice any handling difference!
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Thanks. So it seems like the Limited would have the softer ride. I probably would not notice any handling difference!
You are absolutely correct. The "better handling" part is true, but only when driving much more aggressively than could be done on the street (we're talking "track time"). Then the benefits of the stiffer sidewall come into play.

The main reason people go for 20" wheels is that they like the look. Also, tire technology has improved so much that there is much less harshness for the lower profile tires than there used to be. The 18" wheels will still have the nicer ride, but the difference is not as great as it would have been a decade ago.
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Thanks. So it seems like the Limited would have the softer ride. I probably would not notice any handling difference!
A Limited with 18" wheels would have a smoother ride, but if they both have 20's the Overland with the air suspension would have a smoother ride.
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A Limited with 18" wheels would have a smoother ride, but if they both have 20's the Overland with the air suspension would have a smoother ride.
What about a Limited with 18" wheels vs an Overland with 20" wheels but with air suspension?? Thinking about a 4 x4 now
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What about a Limited with 18" wheels vs an Overland with 20" wheels but with air suspension?? Thinking about a 4 x4 now

If I understand correct you saying a Limited with a steel coil suspension vs a Overland with the air suspension? I had a Limited with 18" wheels before I traded it for the Overland. I think overall the Overland has the edge in ride quality. I will say though it depends on the type of roads you are on. If its a fairly smooth road the air suspension does give it a nice soft ride, but if you go down a pothole filled road you will feel those low profile tires. If you are trying to choose between these two the Overland is the better value you get a lot more for your money.
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If I understand correct you saying a Limited with a steel coil suspension vs a Overland with the air suspension? I had a Limited with 18" wheels before I traded it for the Overland. I think overall the Overland has the edge in ride quality. I will say though it depends on the type of roads you are on. If its a fairly smooth road the air suspension does give it a nice soft ride, but if you go down a pothole filled road you will feel those low profile tires. If you are trying to choose between these two the Overland is the better value you get a lot more for your money.
Yes...from what I have worked out from the the answers is that 18" wheels are smoother than 20, but air smoother than coil (if wheels equal). So trying to figure out if air suspension overrides the 20 inch wheels and makes it smoother than the Limited or not
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Re: How does Limited vs. Overland ride?

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Yes...from what I have worked out from the the answers is that 18" wheels are smoother than 20, but air smoother than coil (if wheels equal). So trying to figure out if air suspension overrides the 20 inch wheels and makes it smoother than the Limited or not
Yes, The ride is better with the 20's and air. I owned a limited for almost a year and the new overland 20's and air do ride better. However the limited cornered better than the overland even in sport mode.
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