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Vanguard 06-11-2013 04:54 PM

No plans to do any real offroading, skip quadralift?
 
If I skip quadralift, ill just drop down to a limited lux 2 wiht nav and 20" wheel.

I notice people are getting some issues with the QL system as well...considered most dont even use it.


HMMM?

bill_de 06-11-2013 04:59 PM

Re: No plans to do any real offroading, skip quadralift?
 
Aside from off roading, some appreciate the exit mode which lowers the car for easy entry and exit. I don't use it often, but a good friend of mine said she is glad I have it.

Also, and I'm not sure if it is much of a benefit, aero mode lowers the car when at highway speeds. It is supposed to improve mileage and ride. If the light in the cluster "aero" didn't light up, I would not know it was lowered.

Specx 06-11-2013 05:53 PM

Re: No plans to do any real offroading, skip quadralift?
 
It's a nice to have feature. So far like Bill, I only use it for the entry/exit mode to help out my in-laws and I tend to lower it to wash the top of the car without the need of a ladder and raise it when spraying the tires to shine to prevent it spraying on the body.

ColdCase 06-11-2013 05:59 PM

Re: No plans to do any real offroading, skip quadralift?
 
In sport mode, QL lowers the WK2 and it handles noticeably better. QL is working even when you never touch the controls. If you drive in lots of snow, its nice to have a little more clearance for the drifts. If you haul heavy loads, the self leveling is a great benefit. Works well towing a trailer. ORA2 level is great for changing oil or installing skid plates (always augment with jack stands).

Worth it for your use case is your call.

KCinMN 06-11-2013 08:34 PM

Re: No plans to do any real offroading, skip quadralift?
 
Does QL help give a smoother on-pavement ride??

nek121328 06-11-2013 09:09 PM

Re: No plans to do any real offroading, skip quadralift?
 
Firmer ride in certain conditions.

Roki303 06-11-2013 09:14 PM

Re: No plans to do any real offroading, skip quadralift?
 
To me the biggest thing is self leveling. I don't tow but when I carry my mountain bikes and camping gear it is nice to have level suspension and still nice handling.

Like the AERO and Sport mode as well. You don't appricate having ability to gain couple of extra inches until you actually need it (think big snow storm or some rough trail).

The only thing that I'm worried about is reliability but will probably teg MAX CARE warranty so should be covered.

Winecity 06-11-2013 10:18 PM

Re: No plans to do any real offroading, skip quadralift?
 
Get it. Resell, comfort, I had it on my VW and got it on my Summit. If you don't need 4wheel drive then you don't need it. The only competition to this is Porsche, and RangeRover.

jeepinAl 06-12-2013 03:13 PM

Re: No plans to do any real offroading, skip quadralift?
 
I'll try to give you the other side of the coin. I plan on ordering a '14 without Quadra Lift because:

- Ride was just fine without it ( haven't test driven one with QL - so grain of salt)

- The features of Aero and park mode are nice ( just nice, not a requirement/ desire for me)

- With the tow package: Rear Load leveling Suspension ( I have to investigate that feature to see how useful it is)

- Future Lift: you can add a lift kit to a non-QL Jeep. I know you're not wheeling much, but you may lift your ride and/ or change the stiffness of your ride.

- Reliability: Probably the biggest factor. Although I think the reliability of QL components seems to be fairly good, I'm just not risking it. I will find myself in the middle of nowhere with my Jeep.

- If it's snowing that much outside where QL would make a difference...I'm staying inside with a bottle of MacAllan:)

Nice feature, but I won't be ordering it on my Limited.

ChrisOC 06-12-2013 10:07 PM

Re: No plans to do any real offroading, skip quadralift?
 
Tough decision, everybody brings up great points. I personally didnt get it due to the fact I'll be keeping my Jeep well past when the warranty expires and just don't want any issues with that system in say 7 years. Idk how long the lifespan of an airbag is and foresee that being a costly fix.

Although, if I sell my cars before the warranty expires, go to the snow and tow, I would defenately get it. It does have some great purposes like what the other posters has said.

ONU1974 06-15-2013 03:49 PM

Re: No plans to do any real offroading, skip quadralift?
 
When starting out in entry/exit...EVIC flashes "raising" forever! But when that happens I only am going up to 35 MPH or so..Must be the light quits flashing at a certain speed? If a certain length of time, mine must exceed that.

AAAA 06-15-2013 07:56 PM

Re: No plans to do any real offroading, skip quadralift?
 
I've driven through some deep snow without QL. I even drove through a waist high plowed up pile of snow at the end of a driveway slowly without missing a beat.


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