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post #16 of 18 Old 05-21-2014, 04:23 PM
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dealers will say 1 of 2 things. 1) they will warranty a lift that THEY install. Mind you, it'll cost you about 1500 just for labor and about 2x the normal price for a lift that will suck anyways((probably a Rancho lift)) )... 2) They might say that they will only warranty a lift that they sell and installed by one of their 3rd party installers( Dick Cepek is one)... Then after you have a 14.00 hr mechanic who can care less about your rig because he has child support to pay installs your lift (incorrectly) and you have an issue, don't be surprised if that warranty you protected.........is void.

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If you want a lift, do it right, have a garage wrenching party and say screw the warranty. My tj is 17 yrs old and to this day I wouldnt need anything covered by a warranty. You don't think that 35's, and ANY sign of offroading would void that warranty anyways?

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post #17 of 18 Old 05-21-2014, 05:32 PM
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I put a lift on my JK and they pretty much wouldn't warranty crap suspension/axle related after that. Seems like common sense stuff to me, but whatever. I had some other misc issues I had to bring it in for that was covered though. 2 dr as well. I had a 6"(?) Skyjacker mid arm, Rock Krawler tie rod, 513s, 35s etc. That whole track bar bracket deal (poly perform?) and some other odds and ends that I honestly don't recall at this point. Did all the work myself. It did pretty darn well for what it was. I feel as though I could run circles around it in the station wagon now though lol

Highly recommend those neoprene seat covers btw. If i were to do it again, I would have gone another route. I also didn't have as much $$ at that point to build either so it was a def budget build. I got the lift off a buddy and pieced the rest together.

Stay away from ProCrap track bars. Wow is all i have to say, talk about flimsy. I ran another one that i can't for the life of me remember off the top of my head but would know it if I heard it. It too was a huge POS.

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post #18 of 18 Old 05-21-2014, 07:17 PM
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your drivetrain will be warranted. Your brakes which are only for a yr anyways wont, axles wont.. Who cares.... Emissions, engine, trans and case will still be covered.. Do it once and do it right. The way you talk you want a mild lift that you assume the dealer will respect. Your opinion to theirs. Then after you pay $$$ for a mild lift, a few yrs later you'll want another.. Wasted money.
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