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post #16 of 25 Old 04-23-2013, 12:34 AM
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Jeep says the 2012 Overland and limited V8 have a 54/46 split, V6 has a 52/48 split. An Overland V8 weights 5210 lbs, A limited V6 is 4850 lbs.

Many of us think the QL bounces a bit when pushed and loaded to the max.

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Ride is so subjective, some enjoy feeling the road and have some feedback on what the tires are doing, others want to ride on pillows and be totally isolated from the environment. Some like the way a truck rides... my 2006 Ram megacab with the Cummins had an excellent ride.

I was driving around the neighborhood today in ORA 1 height and kinda liked it. Nice firm ride, no roll.... but I digress...
I'll consider that 50/50 with gear in the back

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post #17 of 25 Old 04-23-2013, 12:36 AM
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That is not true. The weight distribution is different depending on the engine and none is 50/50. V8 and the diesel is heavier on the front end than the V6. Many reviews on the Diesel mentioned it drives/handles differently because of the very heavy front end.
While not EXACTLY 50/50... 54/46 is pretty damn close to 50/50. That's very very good distribution for any vehicle
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Not very close actually, if that even matters in a SUV. If you don't carry any passengers and don't weigh more that 100 lbs, it will take near 500 lbs between the rear axle and bumper to even things out.

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post #19 of 25 Old 04-23-2013, 09:01 AM
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I just picked up my 13 overland 5.7 and coming from Zj xj an cj I'm loving the ride I normal jeep the jeep in sport mode an lows height setting an have no issues with it

Its an 87
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post #20 of 25 Old 04-23-2013, 09:02 AM
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did the 11 non quad lift have stiffer suspension that the 12s?
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post #21 of 25 Old 04-23-2013, 11:37 AM
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throw it into sport mode and drive it like you stole it its the best handling SUV i test drove out of all its competitors.
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post #22 of 25 Old 04-23-2013, 10:33 PM
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I have had both, and the steel spring suspension rides firmer than QL did. Only in sport mode did the QL feel stiffer, but even then, it felt like it was riding on the soft part of the bump stops.

One option may be installing the larger SRT sway bars - they can be had for just a few hundred $, but what is really needed is a shock/damper stiffening. Right now there are no aftermarket replacements to switch to.

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throw it into sport mode and drive it like you stole it its the best handling SUV i test drove out of all its competitors.
Yep...
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post #24 of 25 Old 04-25-2013, 09:27 AM
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Have you checked the alignment? It could have been wrong from the moment you drove it off the lot - one bad curb check on a test drive, and there ya go.

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post #25 of 25 Old 04-26-2013, 03:06 AM
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Have you checked the alignment? It could have been wrong from the moment you drove it off the lot - one bad curb check on a test drive, and there ya go.
It's a 4x4 Jeep.. a curb check shouldn't mess up the alignment, if it did.. you're going to have all sorts of issues when it goes off road.
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