Ride quality between Wrangler sport S vs sport altitude

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Is the sport altitudes ride stiffer vs the sport S? Which offers a more comfortable ride? I know the altitude has the heavy duty brakes along with stiffer shocks.
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Is the sport altitudes ride stiffer vs the sport S? Which offers a more comfortable ride? I know the altitude has the heavy duty brakes along with stiffer shocks.
The wife and I have a Rubicon and a Sahara. I traded in my Sport for the Rubicon. I felt/feel zero difference in ride quality and handling. I believe tire selection and tire PSI has a greater effect on these models’ characteristics than their OEM builds.
 

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The wife and I have a Rubicon and a Sahara. I traded in my Sport for the Rubicon. I felt/feel zero difference in ride quality and handling. I believe tire selection and tire PSI has a greater effect on these models’ characteristics than their OEM builds.
I've got to agree with you on this. After test driving a lot of different jeeps across all 3 main trims, the only difference I noticed was sitting a little higher in the Rubicon and a bit more sidewall flex with its taller tires. All 3 felt on the softer side, as far as the factory suspensions. One normal sized adult in the backseat or a weeks worth of groceries in the cargo area of my JLUR was all it took to sag the rear enough to get people flashing their brights at me.
 

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One normal sized adult in the backseat or a weeks worth of groceries in the cargo area of my JLUR was all it took to sag the rear enough to get people flashing their brights at me.
I just thought that was the Jeep wave at night 😂
 

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The only significant difference in the ride in my case was going from the soft soccer mom Michelins in the Sport vs my current larger E-load rated Patagonias. The other ride characteristics seem very similar, even going from regular sport suspension to my current Rubicon setup.
 
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