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Old 06-17-2011, 10:53 AM   #1
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2011 JK Unlimited: Lift it=warranty issues?

My buddy bought a '11 4-door Sport and I want him to lift it w/ 2.5" teraflex w/ adjustable lower control arms & heavy duty trackbar. Running 33" duratecs on Mamba 17in wheels. He was advise not to put a lift on it, which would void the warranty. Please input your thoughts and experience on this matter. Is there anyone not lifting their Jeep due to warranty?

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Old 06-17-2011, 11:22 AM   #2
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Check with the service department where he would get warranty work done. If they think that the lift or the work done to lift it caused something to go wrong they will most likely not fix the warranty issue. Some dealers will install lifts and cover them on warranty.

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Old 06-17-2011, 11:22 AM   #3
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Your buddy is getting bad information.

Your warranty applies to your jeep as it left the factory. If you change something--like new coils or shocks--those new coils or shocks won't be covered. This makes sense of course, as why would Chrysler provide a warranty for another company's coils or shocks? The other company would cover them with their warranty, but Chrysler would not.

All the original equipment on your jeep will remain covered by Chrysler after you swap coils/shocks/whatever EXCEPT things damaged by the change you made. For example, if you put in 4" coil spacers, I guarantee you that the boot seal on your driveshaft would shred and need to be replaced. Chrysler would not be obligated to cover that under warranty (even though it's a Chrysler drive shaft) because the modification you made in fact caused the damage.

Almost nothing except odometer tampering outright "voids" your entire warranty. It's a piece-by-piece issue, not a total voidness issue.

So just remember: All original equipment on your jeep is covered unless you make a change that damages it.
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Old 06-17-2011, 11:25 AM   #4
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Take a moment to check out the other threads on here regarding lifting and warranty claims. You'll find all the answers your looking for.
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