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msaenger 02-16-2011 02:08 PM

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

Technosavant 02-16-2011 02:42 PM

Re: For those of you with quadra-lift...
 
I drove a Laredo with it as well. Honestly, I don't think there was much difference in ride (admittedly, that was 4 months before I got a QL equipped one).

I like being able to "kneel" the thing for folks who are shorter or otherwise have a difficult time climbing into it at normal ride height.

If the features of the Overland don't appeal to you, I'd say go with the Limited. I am fairly sure the QL system will add to the cost of keeping the thing on the road in the future, so if you don't think you will use it, why bother?

mrpositraction 02-16-2011 02:55 PM

Re: For those of you with quadra-lift...
 
I use it quite a bit for people getting in and out. When I remember to use it for me I seem to tear the edge of the seat up less. My pregnant wife likes it :) I like it when putting my 1 year old into the middle.

For offroad use I have used it twice to get out of a situation that I would have been left shoveling (snow) to make it out.

I like it, and actually was one of the things that really made me consider the Jeep. I drove it, sounded like a Hemi (good), new look was nice, interior was nice, and then all of sudden when I got out at the dealer it starts lowering (dealer pushed the park mode). It was the cherry on top I guess :)

wjs81866 02-16-2011 03:36 PM

Re: For those of you with quadra-lift...
 
I have a Limited and Laredo, the Laredo has QL. The only time I have used QL is when we got 20" of snow, then it wont work in Snow Mode. So I used Mud/sand setting to get it to go up.

As far as the ride, I can tell you that the Limited (Sprung) suspension is a little firmer in feel then the QL.

That said I have no complaints about either, I drive both reguarly and there's really not enough difference to discuss.

I wanted the QD2 for the Laredo, if I could have bought it less the QL I probably would have. I have lifetime maxcare warranty on them so if it breaks it's covered. No issues with QL so far.

Nbtstatic 02-16-2011 04:14 PM

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

Originally Posted by wjs81866 (Post 357251)
I have a Limited and Laredo, the Laredo has QL. The only time I have used QL is when we got 20" of snow, then it wont work in Snow Mode. So I used Mud/sand setting to get it to go up.

As far as the ride, I can tell you that the Limited (Sprung) suspension is a little firmer in feel then the QL.

That said I have no complaints about either, I drive both reguarly and there's really not enough difference to discuss.

I wanted the QD2 for the Laredo, if I could have bought it less the QL I probably would have. I have lifetime maxcare warranty on them so if it breaks it's covered. No issues with QL so far.

QL works just fine in snow mode, just raise it after you select Snow, not before.

NB

msaenger 02-16-2011 04:47 PM

Re: For those of you with quadra-lift...
 
Awesome, thanks for the insight everyone. I think QL is one of those things I would use if I had it, but wouldn't mind not being able to use it if I didn't have it. Now I just have to decide if I want the saddle interior bad enough to get an Overland... decisions, decisions...

OneCent 02-16-2011 05:35 PM

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

Originally Posted by msaenger (Post 357318)
Awesome, thanks for the insight everyone. I think QL is one of those things I would use if I had it, but wouldn't mind not being able to use it if I didn't have it. Now I just have to decide if I want the saddle interior bad enough to get an Overland... decisions, decisions...

i can understand you... i was in the same situation 3 weeks ago ;-)

AndyM 02-16-2011 06:37 PM

Re: For those of you with quadra-lift...
 
Saddle and QL were both "must-haves" for me. You can guess what I ended up with. But I do off-road quite a bit and will be adding skids, tow hooks and sliders shortly.

litespeedz 02-16-2011 08:07 PM

Re: For those of you with quadra-lift...
 
I was skeptical of the QL. The price difference between a Limited and Overland seemed minor to me because it included the Tow Package, Lux II group, and 20" wheels. Those were the features I wanted.

It turns out the Park feature is nice when you have guests in your car. I also love Sport Mode. It lowers the car have an inch and it feels like everything tightens up.

I worry about it long-term reliability. It is one of the reasons I will probably purchase an Extended Warranty (it is covered).

All in all, I don't regret having it. If I were buying another one I don't know if I would get it equipped with QL again or not. I'm just glad I'm not in that situation. But overall, it is pretty cool. People are always impressed when they see the car raise and lower (if you care about that sort of thing). I don't point it out so most never notice.

2011RitterGC 02-16-2011 08:25 PM

Re: For those of you with quadra-lift...
 
Dont forget about the aero mode. It does help at hwy speeds and in the twisties. I am glad I have it. It was one of the reasons I went with the Overland over the LTD.

mjw930 02-16-2011 08:51 PM

Re: For those of you with quadra-lift...
 
It shouldn't be long before lowering links are available for the QL WK2's. These types of suspensions use sensors on each corner that are usually attached to the lower control arms by a linkage. Changing the length of the linkage will change the effective ride height of the vehicle. Something as simple as adjustable links would allow you to lower the vehicle without making any other changes. Dropping the truck 1" in auto may not seem like a lot but add another 1/2" for sport/aero mode and it can really improve the handling and change the whole look of the truck.

I've had 4 corner air suspension on the last 2.5 (one was only rear leveling) SUV's I've owned and I've had a lot of fun playing with the ride height. It's a heck of a lot easier than changing out springs ;)

2011RitterGC 02-16-2011 08:54 PM

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

Originally Posted by mjw930 (Post 357546)
It's a heck of a lot easier than changing out springs ;)

Can you do that at 65MPH??


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