Originally Posted by Chaz
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.
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.