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Hi,

I've just bought a new Limited and it sits quite high..

I wondered if this is because of the 4WD system which is heavier, so the springs might be a little firmer??

The Longitudes I've seen all sit a little lower which I prefer.

I know the Trailhawk is designed to sit higher but the Limited also seems to sit up.

Does anyone know if there are springs available to lower it a little?

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Hi,

I've just bought a new Limited and it sits quite high..

I wondered if this is because of the 4WD system which is heavier, so the springs might be a little firmer??

The Longitudes I've seen all sit a little lower which I prefer.

I know the Trailhawk is designed to sit higher but the Limited also seems to sit up.

Does anyone know if there are springs available to lower it a little?

Thanks

All the models have the same height except the TH. Please see pic. :)
 

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I know they are supposed to but look at the difference here.. My new car is very much like the black photo, it's much higher!

 
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Looks a little but pictures can be deceiving. Without actually measuring it or setting it next to another model Renegade, it's hard to judge.
 

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Why would you want to lower a Jeep? Is it a serious issue that it appears to sit high? Have I missed something here? I'm sorry, but I fail to see a problem.
I agree Kevin but some people don't like them sitting high. I on the other hand am waiting for the first real suspension lift to be released which I will by buying directly. :D
 

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It's personal preference. We are not driving it off road, I like the look of the 'standard height' Limited/Longitdue rather than the higher ride height of the Trailhawk which is designed more for off road if you feel that way inclined.

I just want to know why some Limited vehicles seem to sit higher. If you don't know, no need to reply.

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Word from my dealer is that it's because of the 4WD version which sits a little higher than the 2WD version...

I just had a look on the Jeep web site and all 4WD versions sit at 7.9" ground clearance as opposed to the 2WD versions which have a ground clearance of 6.7"

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Word from my dealer is that it's because of the 4WD version which sits a little higher than the 2WD version...but that isn't advertised on the internet anywhere...
Yeah that is odd that Jeep doesn't advertise that. I hope you still enjoy it.
 

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Word from my dealer is that it's because of the 4WD version which sits a little higher than the FWD version...

I just had a look on the Jeep web site and all 4WD versions sit at 7.9" ground clearance as opposed to the FWD versions which have a ground clearance of 6.7"

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I had never noticed that some appear to sit higher than others.
Interesting, I never noticed that the 2WD were at 6.7". I thought they were the same as the other 7.9"
Exhibit A:
The FWD ground clearance is 6.7"
The 4WD ground clearance is 7.9"
The TH ground clearance is 8.7"


But what is strange is that even with the difference in ground clearance the step over heights/clearance is still reported the same.
Exhibit B:


What is even more odd is that specs list the overall body width to be smaller in the 4WD models than the FWD models. ????

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Interesting, I never noticed that the 2WD were at 6.7". I thought they were the same as the other 7.9"
Exhibit A:
The FWD ground clearance is 6.7"
The 4WD ground clearance is 7.9"
The TH ground clearance is 8.7"


But what is strange is that even with the difference in ground clearance the step over heights/clearance is still reported the same.
Exhibit B:


What is even more odd is that specs list the overall body width to be smaller in the 4WD models than the FWD models. ????

TS

By 8.6 inches?
That seems very unlikely.
 

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I know. That just has to be a typo. But how do we correct it (or rather, how do we have Jeep correct it)?

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Agreed. The MPG difference between FWD and 4WD is mostly due to the extra weight, only a fraction of it can be attributed to drag. Of course, it depends on conditions. Steady speed at 70+ mph, the weight doesn't make much difference in economy, but that's when the drag has the greatest effect.
 
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