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Old 09-25-2007, 02:58 PM   #1
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Void on Warranty??

After asking all of these questions on here about lifts for my jeep, I just recently discovered that if you get a lift on a new jeep it voids your warranty! Maybe I'm the only one who didn't know that, but all I know is now my mom won't let me get a lift. This sucks!

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Old 09-25-2007, 03:12 PM   #2
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True, the factory does not want aftermarket anything including lifts. Check with your local dealer. Some places are lenient on them. You might get lucky. good luck

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Old 09-25-2007, 03:24 PM   #3
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As long as the parts you install don't make other parts break it should be fine, but I would check with the dealers. Some will say they wont tough it after you do anything to it, and others could care less.
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Old 09-25-2007, 08:29 PM   #4
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The vehicle still has a warranty. It is the dealer's responsibility to prove the part you added forced whatever you are there trying to get warranty work for to break. For instance if have a lift, they could not say your lift caused your top to leak. They would likely void suspension-related items.. but then again, if you get a good lift, they lift manufacturer will warranty their products. All you have to do is make sure it was installed correctly.
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Old 09-25-2007, 08:51 PM   #5
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It is illegal for a dealer to void a warranty due to after market modification, unless the mod is proven to be the reason for the failure.

Read the link below for more info.

http://www.magnusonproducts.com/magnusonmoss.htm
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Old 09-27-2007, 01:00 AM   #6
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What are the details of the Chrysler/Dodge/Jeep lifetime warranty? Does anyone know?
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Old 09-27-2007, 02:41 AM   #7
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Contact a dealer, they should be able to inform you better than any of us. But the one thing that I know, is that you have to take your vehicle in for dealer inspection once every five years.
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just purchased a 2008 wrangler with the lifetime powertrain warranty and the dealer told me i can lift as much as 4 inches and keep my warranty as long as the lift doesn't cause the other parts to break. also, it is imperative to get the lift done professionally by people who supply parts that jeep agrees to. ex: skyjacker. they deal with jeep
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ex: Skyjacker: the most complaints I have read about for JK lifts.
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Old 09-28-2007, 11:30 PM   #10
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yeah i wasn't supporting skyjacker... just a brand i remembered him mentioning. i am a noob so i can't tell ya one way or the other
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also, it is imperative to get the lift done professionally by people who supply parts that jeep agrees to. ex: skyjacker. they deal with jeep
Lots of dealers have mods done to vehs as a part of the sale (ie wheels/tires, lifts, leather, etc). I would find out what shop they use to do that work and have that shop do your install (after getting all the warranty details sorted out with the dealer). They would have a hard time arguing with you about warranty issues when you used the same shop they do.
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Lots of dealers have mods done to vehs as a part of the sale (ie wheels/tires, lifts, leather, etc). I would find out what shop they use to do that work and have that shop do your install (after getting all the warranty details sorted out with the dealer). They would have a hard time arguing with you about warranty issues when you used the same shop they do.
bingo. exactly what i was getting at just articulated much better.
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Old 09-29-2007, 08:53 AM   #13
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Contact a dealer, they should be able to inform you better than any of us. But the one thing that I know, is that you have to take your vehicle in for dealer inspection once every five years.
Also, as I understand it, it is powertrain only, and only for the original owner. So this could be a really good deal for Jeepers, not such a big deal on most cars as people tend to only keep them about 4 years or so..
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just purchased a 2008 wrangler with the lifetime powertrain warranty and the dealer told me i can lift as much as 4 inches and keep my warranty as long as the lift doesn't cause the other parts to break. also, it is imperative to get the lift done professionally by people who supply parts that jeep agrees to. ex: skyjacker. they deal with jeep
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ex: Skyjacker: the most complaints I have read about for JK lifts.
Check into BDS, they have a super warranty, no fine print, you break it, they replace it. Simple!
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Basically KC, your lift should only have a bearing on warranty claims involving your suspension IF AT ALL - and definitely NOT your entire warranty. A good (smart/knowledgeable) dealer svc dept will work with you and understand a mild lift has not changed anything drastically and they are getting paid on warranty work just the same as cash jobs. If the current dealership is being an a-hole about it, take your business elsewhere.

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