Originally Posted by Necros
Would installing this void your warranty at all? I was thinking about getting a FD2 compass, mostly for the lift .. would I be better off with standard compass with this kit instead? I'd be using my 4WD for snow mostly, and the occasional dirt / muddy road if I go camping or hiking or whatever, I don't plan to ever do any rock crawling... mostly just want the taller & beefy tires look...
Originally Posted by FujativeOCR
Id just get the FD2 for the warranty piece of mind. Even if it doesnt void the warranty, it doesnt mean the dealer or jeep wont make it difficult on you. They can be stubborn.
If it does void any warranty, it would only be something directly related to the lift. Like suspension parts.
It will not void your warranty unless they can prove that it's the reason that a piece of suspension failed. It usess all your stock suspension components with the exception of a new sway bar extensions or something like that so if the suspension fails (and since it's all stock parts) they should cover it. However dealerships are pissy about modified vehicles so it depends on your dealership situation.
And Necros...this is how I looked at it/thought about it when I was looking into my Pat. I knew I wanted to use it offroad frequently and new that I really wanted the FDII model but was really close to settling for the FDI. With me, I knew that I would have been kicking myself for not buying new and getting exactly what I wanted (that being the FDII). You really don't get that much height out of the FDII's on the newer models (the 2011-present 4x4 Pat's have nearly the same ride height compared the the 07-10 models) compared to a FDI so if you think you'll be happy with the FDI for what you plan to use it for then I say stick with that cause it'd be cheaper and a hell of a lot easier to find. But if you are like I am and knew that you would regret not buying the FDII, then search for one or have your dealership ordered one in which is what I did.
BTW, if you Patriot/Compass owners want a lot more information and help on your Pats I'd check out Jeep Patriot (dot) com - minus the spaces - cause you'd find a lot of helpful threads since topics such as this are by no means new news and theres plenty of threads with incredibly useful information. Just saying