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Old 11-23-2015, 11:34 AM
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Will MOPAR lift kit keep my warranty valid?

I'm ready to do a lift (2.5"-3" on 2014 JKU), but in researching I have run into a question that I can't find a clear answer to. It seems clear that doing a lift will invalidate my warranty, but what if it is a MOPAR lift done by the dealer?

I called my dealer and they didn't seem to clear. I'm hoping maybe someone on here has had an experience that they can share.

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A lift doesn't automatically void your warranty. What can happen is if the lift causes a problem (or the dealer can support that they think it did) then they may not warranty a particular issue. If you have a 2" lift and develop an oil leak, the dealer will have a very hard time blaming the leak on the lift.

It's very possible that a dealer installed lift wouldn't create this problem, but if even the dealer can't tell you for certain you can guess your chances of it being an issue when you go to a different dealer for service....

I have never had a dealer question my lift (installed myself), but I also have not ever had any significant warranty issues.

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A lift doesn't automatically void your warranty. What can happen is if the lift causes a problem (or the dealer can support that they think it did) then they may not warranty a particular issue. If you have a 2" lift and develop an oil leak, the dealer will have a very hard time blaming the leak on the lift.

It's very possible that a dealer installed lift wouldn't create this problem, but if even the dealer can't tell you for certain you can guess your chances of it being an issue when you go to a different dealer for service....

I have never had a dealer question my lift (installed myself), but I also have not ever had any significant warranty issues.
Thank you.

Is MOPAR considered the best lift? But just cost prohibitive when you compare it to the other available lifts out there? I know everyone has their favorites, but it seems that AEV, TF and RC seem to have the biggest following.
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There isn't anything wrong with the Mopar lift. I have seen numerous posts saying who likely makes it, but can't recall. I've never heard it called a bad lift either. Generally it's just an expensive lift because the dealer is going to make profit on the price and charge a pretty penny for the install. Compare that to most of us buying a lift and installing it ourselves and you can see why there is such a big cost difference.

If you are mildly mechanically minded and have some general tools you can install a lift. This is particularly true for a 2.5 to 3 inch lift. It isn't that hard at all. Check with a local Jeep group and you can probably find people who are happy to help (for a beer). Look around for lifts online and you will easily find the install instructions.

You can also check with local 4x4 shops to see what they would charge for an install.
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I bought a Mopar lift and installed myself.
No more/less expensive than comparable lifts, no difference in how it affects your warranty.

More info in this thread where the same question was asked. https://www.wranglerforum.com/f274/de...l#post22340457
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Old 11-24-2015, 07:08 AM
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Check with a local Jeep group and you can probably find people who are happy to help (for a beer). Look around for lifts online and you will easily find the install instructions.

You can also check with local 4x4 shops to see what they would charge for an install.
Does anyone know of a group or shop in Rochester, NY?
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Will MOPAR lift kit keep my warranty valid?
The following may help. I copied it out of the 2016 Wrangler warranty guide.

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3.1 Modifications Not Covered
A. Some Modifications Don’t Void the
Warranties But Aren’t Covered
Certain changes that you might make to your vehicle do
not, by themselves, void the warranties described in this
booklet. Examples of some of these changes are:
• installing non-FCA US parts, components, or equipment
(such as a non-FCA US radio or speed control);
and
• using special non-FCA US materials or additives.
But your warranties don’t cover any part that was not
on your vehicle when it left the manufacturing plant or is
not certified for use on your vehicle. Nor do they cover
the costs of any repairs or adjustments that might be
caused or needed because of the installation or use of
non-FCA US parts, components, equipment, materials,
or additives.

Performance or racing parts are considered to be
non-FCA US parts. Repairs or adjustments caused by
their use are not covered under your warranties.

Examples of the types of alterations not covered are:
• installing accessories — except for genuine FCA
US/MOPAR accessories installed by an authorized
Chrysler, Dodge, Jeep or Ram dealer;
• applying rustproofing or other protection products;
• changing the vehicle’s configuration or dimensions,
such as converting the vehicle into a limousine or
food service vehicle; or
• using any refrigerant that FCA US has not approved.
It's your choice if you want to risk it.
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When you call the dealer, you need to talk to the service manager. I suggest that you e-mail the service manager and ask your question, so you have the answer in writing. I don't know what year they started warrantying some of the mopar lifts. I had a mopar lift on my 2010 and there was no factory warranty, as it was considered a performance mod. I did get the dealer to warranty it for 3 years, as long as they installed it.
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I was gonna do a mopar lift but when I talked to the service manager he explained how it works, the lift has its own warranty from mopar and anything broken by the lift wouldn't be covered by my factory warranty. So it's no different then buying an aftermarket lift. When he told me they're about $6k plus tax (4" in CAD) I left. Hopin to grab a 2.5" Teraflex on blackfriday
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I was gonna do a mopar lift but when I talked to the service manager he explained how it works, the lift has its own warranty from mopar and anything broken by the lift wouldn't be covered by my factory warranty. So it's no different then buying an aftermarket lift. When he told me they're about $6k plus tax (4" in CAD) I left. Hopin to grab a 2.5" Teraflex on blackfriday
He told you what? $6K? Are they on crack?
Any shop can install the Mopar kit. For a helluva lot less than that. Many people often buy it because they think its covered- which as you now know its no different in terms of warranty than any other lift. However it is a great lift- albeit overkill if you just want a lift to look good. It is an all-encompassing kit that will give you everything you need. Works right out of the gate. No alignment issues. I don't think you'd get 4" BTW: on a 2 door softop with a front bumper and winch I got 3.5. I believe the general consensus for a JKU is right at 3". Morris (vendor forum) is running a deal on it; bought mine thru Just for Jeeps.
http://www.justforjeeps.com/most3se3liki.html
https://www.wranglerforum.com/f274/mo...w-1049297.html
However a 2.5" lift should keep you from front driveshaft issues and that will save you some bucks too. Good luck either way.

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