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Old 02-19-2013, 01:07 PM   #1
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Dealer installed Mopar lift

It seems my local Jeep dealer wants to get in on the action. They have a white 2013 Sport S in the showroom with a 3.5" Mopar lift installed. Body is stock but every piece of exterior plastic has been painted white. 35" tires on all black wheels.

Does anyone have experience with the Dealer installed Mopar lift kits? I'm interested in how this compares with some of the aftermarket versions I've been considering.

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It seems my local Jeep dealer wants to get in on the action. They have a white 2013 Sport S in the showroom with a 3.5" Mopar lift installed. Body is stock but every piece of exterior plastic has been painted white. 35" tires on all black wheels.

Does anyone have experience with the Dealer installed Mopar lift kits? I'm interested in how this compares with some of the aftermarket versions I've been considering.

Thanks y'all
Mopar are lifts are re-branded aftermarket lifts that Chrysler charges a premium for. A lot of times it is Rubicon Express or Teraflex. I would be wary of a dealer installed 3.5" lift. Chances are that all the appropriate hardware to properly run a 3.5" isn't there. Sure it would be fine on road but the minute you take it off you would see. The Jeep you are seeing is probably a gross mark up above invoice.

A 3.5" lift should have extended brake lines (not brackets), adjustable control arms, aftermarket driveshafts and the 2012-13 exhaust spacer (probably has this). Also that 35" spare will need a to be on an aftermarket tire carrier.

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Old 02-19-2013, 01:19 PM   #3
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One of the dealers here had one they put together, they were all excited when I was looking at it closely - until they realized I was picking it apart in my head. They didn't even trim the pinch seam and had literally one inch of room with the 37's they put on it (on 20's no less).
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It seems my local Jeep dealer wants to get in on the action. They have a white 2013 Sport S in the showroom with a 3.5" Mopar lift installed. Body is stock but every piece of exterior plastic has been painted white. 35" tires on all black wheels.

Does anyone have experience with the Dealer installed Mopar lift kits? I'm interested in how this compares with some of the aftermarket versions I've been considering.

Thanks y'all
I was at stateline last weekend and saw the jeep you are talking about. 46k seemed extremely pricey and I believe the lift alone was a 4k package.

The rock lobster looked nice lifted though.
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The dealership where I picked up mine had several "built up" Jeeps ready to roll. The upgrades were all grossly overpriced and as previous poster said-- not all that complete. I suppose this might be different in a real wheeling centric location (dealerships in UT, CO, etc?) but here the builds were very superficial- big lifts, stock axles/shafts, big tires on 3.21's, no armor, etc. Clearly all designed to move stagnant inventory.

One simple example was a base sport (not s model) which had a set of 33's on Mopar "offroad" wheels and the dealership had almost $6k listed for the tires/wheels upgrade.

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