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Unread 08-03-2010, 08:41 PM   #1
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In a fickle Mopar vs. BDS lift

Gonna get it lifted. The problem is I contacted JEEP, and they told me that if I lifted through them everything will still be under warranty. If I lift it on my own it will void the warranty on some parts. This is my first dilemma(had to use spell check for this word).

Second issue: I like the 3" BDS lift kit, however if I go through the dealer to do the work, I will have to go with MOPAR, the 4.5" lift costs over $5K, and the 2.5" is semi reasonable


What should I do?

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Unread 08-03-2010, 08:52 PM   #2
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screw the warranty and buy the BSD, you can put all that money you saved on the lift for anything that breaks on the jeep that isnt covered.
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Unread 08-03-2010, 09:01 PM   #3
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Anybody second the notion of bagging the warranty?
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Unread 08-03-2010, 09:04 PM   #4
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wow thats insane, saw this on the front page haha. what is included in the mopar 4.5???? hopefully a sye/cv driveshaft new control arms, springs, shocks, maybe a set of dana 60's lol cause 5k is insane
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Unread 08-03-2010, 09:05 PM   #5
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i say go with BDS, they warrant all/most of their stuff
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Unread 08-04-2010, 04:33 AM   #6
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You do realize the "Mopar" lift is really just Rubicon Express with a heftier price tag?
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Unread 08-04-2010, 04:36 AM   #7
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You do realize the "Mopar" lift is really just Rubicon Express with a heftier price tag?
And the warranty for it is through a 3rd party entity.
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Unread 08-04-2010, 04:48 AM   #8
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I am willing to bet that even if you get the lift through Jeep and have a problem, they will still deny warranty coverage. Too bad LL bean dosent own jeep, I sent an air matress back to them that my cat deflated and they sent me a new one. Even told them what happened. Now thats a warranty.
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Unread 08-04-2010, 07:06 AM   #9
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Screw warranties. It's a JEEP. If you can't figure out how to fix something (if it ever happens), you don't need to own one. Spending $5k on suspension is NUTS. BDS isn't bad, Clayton is better and will probably be cheaper.
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Unread 08-04-2010, 08:27 AM   #10
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I looked at both lifts. I chose and installed the Mopar 2" kit. I like the Bilsteins and felt it was a more complete lift.
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Unread 08-04-2010, 09:59 AM   #11
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BDS all the way! What seat covers are those? They look great
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Unread 08-04-2010, 03:38 PM   #12
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Which warranty do you have?
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Unread 08-04-2010, 03:53 PM   #13
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come on imped, i've appreciated your input on this site but really, "if ya cant fix it don't own a jeep" thats ....do you live in house? can you fix it when it breaks? I suppose you sewed your own seat upholstery too....geez I'm sure vedors would be thrilled if only mechanics bought jeeps

no disprespect intended but if ya cannot answer the guys question don't discourage him from even tying to learn/spend....and no I'm not vendor or mechanic jsut a wise guy looking for fun in all the wrong places....
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Unread 08-04-2010, 06:04 PM   #14
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I have been up in the air too about which lift to get for my unlimited. One question you should ask is what size tires are you going to run. 35s will fit with a BB and wheel spacers. Also with a BB you still retain the stock suspension.
Im with everyone else, save the dough and get BDS.

BTW ur Jeep looks nice, but please get rid of the chrome.
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Unread 08-05-2010, 09:52 AM   #15
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They are OEM Leather Seats, that came with the car
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