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Old 10-07-2012, 04:08 PM   #1
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Warranty void?

I want to lift my 2012 jeep wrangler unlimited sport but have a warranty on it and want to keep it, what is the most I can do with a lift or spring spacers and tires and not void the warranty?
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As I understand it there is a general rule of thumb; all warranties will be good for items not changed, It gets tricky with things connected to your upgrades.

What I am trying to say is that if you lift your rig, the shocks and springs will not be covered if you put new ones on (this is obvious). If you have a problem with your transmission, well that couldn't have been effected by the lift so it would be covered. However, if you have problems with your drive shaft and U-joints, it could be argued that they were damaged by the lift so you will have to negotiate.
I would recommend that if your Jeep is under warranty and you have modifications done that might affect your dealer's warranty, then make sure you have a separate warranty from the place doing your mod or the vendor selling you the parts, to cover the modded parts and any damage caused by them.
I have never bought a new Jeep so hopefully someone with more experiance will chime in.

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Beastmaster's right.

Dealerships vary in their policies, but they can't deny you coverage on a stock part unless they can prove that an add-on part caused the damage. Make sense?

My dealer, for instance, is very tolerant of mods. While they won't fix my aftermarket shocks under warranty (and rightly so), they're not gonna raise a stink if I have a problem with a peripheral stock part. Other dealers are not so forgiving.

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Thank you both very helpful
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Old 10-09-2012, 02:21 PM   #5
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Yeah, I had a buddy who needed warranty work done on his ball joints and a leaky steering pump. Warranty was denied because he ran larger than OEM tires. Apparently larger tires than on your door sticker puts more stress on components....denied.
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Old 02-03-2014, 05:26 PM   #6
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Lift Kit - 35" Tires & Manufacturer's /Dealer's Warranty

Hello, I am new to the forum and the last brand new Jeep I bought was a 1979 CJ-5.

I recently purchased a (2 door) used/certified 2013 JK with about 1,800 miles and also bought the extended warranty. According to some of the recent post, I understand that if you replace stock components, with aftermarket components the dealer "may" decide to hassle you regarding the warranty, or an extended warranty. This is understandable.

Some dealers are currently modifying brand new Jeeps with lift kits and after market components and selling them for an additional $6,000 price tag. They even put them in the showroom and look very nice.

Before I invest any money in a lift kit and larger tires for my 2013 JK, I would appreciate some help with the following questions:

1. Would it be better to pay an extra $6,000 for a brand NEW "Dealer Modified" JK with large tires and a lift kit?
2. Also, can the dealer void the manufacturer's (JEEP'S) warranty by selling brand new Jeeps with a dealer modified lift and large tires?
3. What would be the best choice/decision, If I am planning to install a lift kit that can accommodate 35 inch tires? Please help me. I would really appreciate any suggestions.

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Old 02-03-2014, 09:21 PM   #7
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2. Also, can the dealer void the manufacturer's (JEEP'S) warranty by selling brand new Jeeps with a dealer modified lift and large tires?
I do know that adding aftermarket components can void parts of the warranty but it just doesn't void the whole warranty. For instance, if you add a 4" lift and something goes wrong with your uConnect nav system it would probably still be covered.

There are mod friendly dealers and otherwise. It doesn't matter if it an aftermarket Mopar accessory that was installed by the dealer. There was a thread on here a month or two ago about someone having to pay for an expensive engine repair because the dealer would not cover it under warranty. He had a Mopar CAI, installed by the dealer, and that was enough to void the engine repair warranty.
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Old 02-03-2014, 10:16 PM   #8
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Your complete Wrangler will still be under factory warranty, less item's changed, (MODS)and any progressive damage cause from these Item's (MODS) that may occur......

^^^^Now that is Chrysler/Jeep factory warranty!

MODS, will be covered by what ever shop, and or Dealer installs them.
These warranties will vary drastically, so make sure that you get a copy of their written warranty!
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Edmunds has a decent article on this subject.
What Voids Your Vehicle's Warranty? -- Edmunds.com
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