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Old 12-08-2013, 11:34 AM   #1
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I'm looking at upgrading the tire and rims on my 2013 Sahara Unlimted. Anyone have any suggestions on the best tires to buy that provides a smooth ride on the streets and still give me good traction off road?

Don't want to raise the chassis if I don't have to but if I do does it void the warranty on the jeep?

thanks in advance everyone for your help

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Old 12-11-2013, 03:57 PM   #2
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You'll definitely void your warranty with a lift. But you don't need a lift to get good tires. There are tons of great shoes out there. Wrangler's Duratracs are popular. Nitto makes some really nice tires as well. I'm personally probably going to go with a set of Hercules off-road tires. The peeps out there can suggest several more I'm sure.

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Old 12-14-2013, 03:30 PM   #3
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Actually the dealer is going to do the lift with warranty in tact...i'm going with the mickey thompson ATZ's....will post pic when i get them installed next week
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Old 12-15-2013, 07:31 PM   #4
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Which lift are they installing?
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Which dealer are you going to? I'm interested in knowing who will honour the warranty because this is a big concern of mine. Are you getting anything in writing concerning the warranty?
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Old 12-16-2013, 08:18 PM   #6
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I haven't had it done yet...still waiting on the rims which are being shipped from the west but the dealer is North York Chrysler Toronto New 2013 - 2014 & Used Chrysler, Jeep, Dodge, FIAT & Ram Dealer | North York Near Mississauga, Vaughan & Markham - I will post the details on the lift when I get it done
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I can see that...'Dealer Installed' lift (or, 'we get the money, not somebody else') they're ok with it.
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Old 12-18-2013, 01:37 PM   #8
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A dealership down here in Niagara told me they would install a ReadyLift kit and it would not affect my warranty.
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Old 01-09-2014, 11:20 AM   #9
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I had no problems getting warranty work done at my local dealer and I installed my aev 2.5" lift myself and am running 285/70R 17 duratracs for now . I have found you just have to find a dealer who is mod friendly. There is a lot around here that are not and some guys have had major headaches by going to the wrong one first. Now I don't expect them to change anything related to my lift but any factory parts are covered.
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Old 01-15-2014, 10:42 AM   #10
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After much debating, I ordered 285/70R17 duratracs for my '14 JKU with no lift for now. I've been told by the shop that there shouldn't be any issues with these tires on 4.75 backspacing wheels. I've heard only good things about the duratracs so I'm excited to try them out.

I suspect depending on which type of lift you get, you may or may not affect the warranty but only for the suspension portion. Obviously if you change the shocks and springs, you will no longer be covered by factory warranty for suspension. I'm not sure though how a spacer kit or leveling kit with factory shocks/springs will change the warranty. I can imagine some dealers will give you trouble for altering the factory suspension. At that point though, you should probably take it up with whoever's doing the lift in the first place. Just my 2 cents.

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