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Old 09-28-2005, 11:49 PM   #1
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Voiding Warranty

I am still trying to decide what lift/tire combination to put on my 05 TJ. I am wondering how much lift/tire I can get without voiding the 7 year drive train warranty. A friend with an 01 TJ said a Jeep dealership mechanic said anything over a 2 inch lift and 32-11.50 will void the drive train warranty. Does anybody know for sure? Or does it vary from dealership to dealership?
The Chevy dealership that I go for my truck repairs wouldn't void it for anything I think. They seem to only want to be paid by the factory. I think they would just fix it and send the bill to the factory.
I may just ignor the warranty and go for a 3-4" lift and 33s like I want. Then upgrade my rear to a D44 later when I get some more money.

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Old 09-29-2005, 09:54 AM   #2

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Yeap, depends on the dealer. Some are great about it and others are jerks. find some folks in your area and see what dealer they go to. And you can also call jeep and ask them.

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Old 09-29-2005, 10:58 AM   #3
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You never know what you are going to get from dealership to dealership. Some sales guys have told me that ANY tire size increase will void your drivetrain warranty because larger tires put more stress on everything in the drivetrain... Needless to say, I didn't buy from him. Some dealerships will honor warranties with 35" tires and drivetrain failure, so you just need to shop around.
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Old 09-29-2005, 07:28 PM   #4
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There are no specific warranty requirements on lift, tires, etc... The dealer has to prove that a performance part caused whatever breakage is in question in order for them to void that repair under warranty.
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Old 05-25-2006, 01:48 AM   #5
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Look up " magnuson-moss act " The manufacturers of cars cannot void any warranty due to aftermarket products. I'm doing the same research...
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Old 05-27-2006, 01:31 AM   #6
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Thanks for the Info!

Hey, Caljeep, thanks for the information about that legislation. If/When you find out where I can get a copy off the web, please pass it along. I have been wanting to add an aftermarket Rock-It Air unit on my '04 but have been hesitant to do so because of the warranty issue. I have one on my '00 Cherokee and it has provided noticeable increase in horsepower and torque and I want to do the same on my '04. Again, thanks for the information!
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Old 05-27-2006, 11:42 AM   #7
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For those who do not know how to copy and paste, here is your link;http://www.impalaclub.com/naisso/magmoss.htm

There are many sites that cover this, just enter this into the address bar; magnuson-moss act, just highlight that phrase, copy it, and paste into the address bar.
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Old 06-13-2006, 10:10 PM   #8
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Thanks a bunch, bluvikng, for the information. It is appreciated more than you know! I plan to install a Rock-It Air System on my '04 Wrangler right away now that I know this information. Again, thanks!
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Old 06-14-2006, 03:32 PM   #9
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I have 35's with 2inch body and 2 inch frame lift. Have had it in the dealer several time for minor repairs. No questions asked, everything to date has been covered by warranty.

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Old 06-14-2006, 10:44 PM   #10
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Thanks, BYPASS, for the information! It's appreciated!
Nothing special; No impressive mods; Never going to let it go. No se preocupe. Todo esta muy bien con Dios. (I Corinthians 4:8-9)
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Old 06-16-2006, 05:31 PM   #11
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if your worried about voiding you warranty... don't mod your jeep. Leave it stock.

If you want to make it a nice off road rig then just go for it and forget about any dealer backing.
4" teraflex lift,adjustable front spring spacers,drop pitman arm,currie track bar,4.56 gears,detroit lockers,33x12.5 bfgs, magnaflow exhaust,KC lights,rock hard rear bumper w/ high lift jack and jerry cans

ummm ...more to come!
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Old 06-16-2006, 05:39 PM   #12
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I had a 2002 wrangler with 33" Swampers and a 3.5" RE lift.My dealer was a prick,Every Figgin' time I brought my Jeep in for something he tried to Give me the ole' green weeny and Screw me.To top it off its my 5th Jeep vehicle I bought from this Dealer!But he gives me unbelievable prices,So i keep going back to him.
I agree with everyone wlse though,Depends on the dealer,I am one of the Jeepers who have nothing but horror stories with my dealer and "Voiding Warranty".
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Old 06-18-2006, 03:20 AM   #13
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Yep, no dought it depends on the dealer...if you have the advantage of being anywhere close to a large city, it is well worth the time to check out the dealers. The dealer where I bought my 3 are jeep idiots. I knew more about Jeeps when I went in to buy my first one then all there employees put together. When I bought the Rubi, I had to tell the sales guys what the differance was between it and the regular TJ's. They won't warrenty a drive train issue if you have installed an aftermarket seat cover!!
On the other hand, I have found another dealer 15 miles further from the house that will not only give you warrenty service, but they sell and install lift equiptment with such names as Tera-Flex, Rubicon Express, etc.
Why is this you may ask...? Because they are Jeep guys. Three of the dept. mgr. all drive modified Jeeps. One even has an Unlimited with a longarm kit and 3 point wishbone susp. They KNOW Jeeps! Period.
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Old 06-18-2006, 09:13 PM   #14
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I sure don't know about dealers everywhere , but here in my area you can buy from any dealer you like , and have it serviced by another ( closer ) dealer . Including warranty work . They may not like it , but there all part of the Jeep dealer network . I just had my Ram pickup worked on under warranty in the Boise area , and they were great , even rented me a car cheap . I have the impression these dealers will take whatever work they can get , within reason . Warranty work is one thing , operator abuse is another , lol.
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do a performance chip on a diesel here in texas with propane injection and take it to one deal you will be told they have restricted the repair on it you tell them to prove these mods caused the demage and they can not prove it under the magnuson law they have to prove any performance modification you have done caused the failure they have to do the warrinty work without any restrictions at all you own the said car, truck, jeep ect. they can not do anything but fix it for you

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