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...
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
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.
2011 Grand Cherokee Overland V8, 2009 Liberty Rocky Mt V6, 2000 Grand Cherokee Laredo I6, 1979 CJ7 I6 Quadratrac
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.
2013 White V8 Limited, 285/60/18 Terra Grapplers, 25000 miles problem free
2011 Black V8 Overland, retired at 46000 miles with QL problems