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Basically getting mixed messages from two local dealers. Now turning to this forum for help.

1-Will a lift kit from jsportusa damage the axles?

2-Will is void the warranty?

3-Does it have to be installed at the dealership? Basically dealer is asking $900 and says it's an all day job. Jsport people say its a 3 hour job and shouldn't be over $400.

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2-Will is [sic] void the warranty?
As with any modification or non-OE part installation, the existence of the mod / non-OE part cannot "void the warranty" provided by the vehicle manufacturer.

BUT, the vehicle manufacturer can legally deny an otherwise eligible warranty claim to the extent that the cause of the failure giving rise to the need for the warranty work is attributable to the modification / non-OE part. In other words, the only warranty work the vehicle manufacturer can legally deny is that which is demonstrably required due to the modification / non-OE part causing the problem.

The manufacturer may or may not exercise that right of claim denial, that's a decision which must be made on a case-by-case basis by the vehicle manufacturer, not any dealer. No dealer can alter the manufacturer's rights or obligations relating to warranty coverage (though a dealer may offer their own warranty for mods they install totally separate from that provided by the vehicle manufacturer).

When you do any mod you 'takes your chances' and will never know the outcome until a specific problem arises and a specific claim is made.

That's Federal Law in the US: the Magnuson-Moss Warranty Act.
 

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As with any modification or non-OE part installation, the existence of the mod / non-OE part cannot "void the warranty" provided by the vehicle manufacturer.

BUT, the vehicle manufacturer can legally deny an otherwise eligible warranty claim to the extent that the cause of the failure giving rise to the need for the warranty work is attributable to the modification / non-OE part. In other words, the only warranty work the vehicle manufacturer can legally deny is that which is demonstrably required due to the modification / non-OE part causing the problem.

The manufacturer may or may not exercise that right of claim denial, that's a decision which must be made on a case-by-case basis by the vehicle manufacturer, not any dealer. No dealer can alter the manufacturer's rights or obligations relating to warranty coverage (though a dealer may offer their own warranty for mods they install totally separate from that provided by the vehicle manufacturer).

When you do any mod you 'takes your chances' and will never know the outcome until a specific problem arises and a specific claim is made.

That's Federal Law in the US: the Magnuson-Moss Warranty Act.
Thanks appreciate it!!
 
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