Originally Posted by ferninAZ
Just this passed weekend, my buddy was able to break the Carrier Bearing in his rear D44 in his Rubicon. He has a 3.5" AEV lift and 35" tires. The dealer is fixing it under warranty, he has less than 13000 miles on it.
And this brings up two other points. First, in addition to mods, your warranty manual also excludes abuse. Second, there's a difference between Chrysler having a RIGHT to deny coverage and actually DENYING coverage.
The practical effect of these issues is that if you have a mod that adds more stress to a part (like 35s do on an axle) AND you're wheeling hard offroad when you break something, there's really almost no reason for Chrysler to warranty the damage. It's excluded from coverage both as being caused by your big tires AND as being caused by your abuse.
BUT . . . that doesn't mean folks don't sometimes get coverage anyway. Member Green Machine got THREE new driveshafts under "warranty," even though they were clearly failing due to his 4" lift. I suspect that was mainly due to a dealer tech who'd rather get "free" money from Chrysler than argue with a customer, and who knew how to game the warranty system so as to minimize the chance the driveshafts would raise eyebrows at Chrysler.
So when you think of mods, offroading, and warranty, you should really think in terms of you being AT RISK for warranty denial. You might get lucky.