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Unread 04-14-2013, 06:53 AM   #1
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Extended Warranty Experience on Lifted WK?

When I bought my WK, I also bought a "lifetime warranty." The dealership essentially claimed that all non-maintenance items were covered as long as I own the Jeep, with a $150 deductible per matter. When I later got the warranty, it did not say that. E.G. a worn out transmission is not covered, though service departments seem to see it as a lifetime warranty.

Be that as it may, this fall I likely will put on a 2 inch lift. I am told it will take out of warranty items affected by the lift. I am hoping that is limited to suspension components, but one could argue the whole powertrain is affected. Anyone have any experience in this regard?

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Unread 04-14-2013, 07:00 PM   #2
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Bigger then stock wheels/tires are known to cause more stress/heat/wear on the drivetrain(trans mostly and fancy electronic t-cases).Driveshaft u-joints/CV joints are also effected,this would be for your rear driveshaft since your IFS and the front driveshaft does not move.Your front CV axles will also be effected since there not at the intended angles.

Oh and that "lifetime" is the parts lifetime,all parts wearout so say at 250,000 miles your trans starts slipping that can be considered it's "lifetime" and not covered since all trans will fail since they do rely on fluid and wear itmes like clutches.Same goes for the engine,diffs,and t-case.
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Unread 04-15-2013, 05:16 AM   #3
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Labor is covered too, but yeah, I assume at some point they will say the warranty does not apply. If that is 250,000 miles, the warranty would still be a great deal. Lots to break on an Overland. I do worry that with a lift I am walking away from a healthy chunk of the warranty.
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