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Old 03-27-2012, 05:32 PM   #1
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Looking for some people to go out 4 wheeling with in El Paso, Texas. I have looked on line and can't seem to find any clubs. We don't do extreme wheeling. My jeep is new and apparently can't put in a lift kit until my warranty runs out, according to the dealer. Unless of course, they do it, then it is extremely expensive. Would like to find someone to go ride trails with and have a good time

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Old 03-27-2012, 05:48 PM   #2
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Good luck in your search for a group; there are Jeep clubs all over the country, maybe post in the TX section of this forum? Texas Jeep Forum - Jeep Wrangler Forum


As for the lift, you must decide for yourself how much hassle you want to go through. Dealerships often try to point the "you modified it" finger when denying warranty claims, but they only have legal grounds for denying warranty on the specific parts you have modified. They may give you a hassle about it, but a lift should ONLY affect warranty claims against the control arms/brackets, springs, shocks, track bar. MAYBE the brakes, hubs, and ball joints if you put larger tires on it.

You would be able to argue for coverage of engine/transmission/transfer case/gearing/axles since a mild lift/tires would put no more strain on these components than towing stock or running stock within the max load limits of the vehicle.

Body/frame/electrical would be completely in the clear. Most of the warranty claims i see referenced with regards to the new Jeeps are:

-Top leaks
-Nav/Radio/Phone connects not working
-Oil consumption on the 3.8, Bearing knock on the 3.6.

None of those would be denied on grounds of a lift, though they may make you jump through some hoops on the engine one.

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Welcome Aboard! Installing a lift kit does not void your warranty. Read the warranty info in your owners manual.
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Old 04-02-2012, 06:36 PM   #6
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Red face rims

I have been looking for incubus 511 rims forever. I finally found some at a local store. The offset is -12. I am wondering if I can put the same size tires on except that they are about an inch taller because of the aggressive tread. The store would not put the tire on the rim and check to see if they would rub, after they told me they would. The owner said if they mounted the tire, I have to buy them, so I walked. I thought one dealer told me that you can go minus as far as the look you want with no problem. My concern is the new tires are an inch taller.
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I have been looking for incubus 511 rims forever. I finally found some at a local store. The offset is -12. I am wondering if I can put the same size tires on except that they are about an inch taller because of the aggressive tread. The store would not put the tire on the rim and check to see if they would rub, after they told me they would. The owner said if they mounted the tire, I have to buy them, so I walked. I thought one dealer told me that you can go minus as far as the look you want with no problem. My concern is the new tires are an inch taller.
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