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Warranty Question

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I have a 3in. body lift (P.A.) for my 07 and i was wondering if I install this what warranty issues will I run into at the dealership. Like what areas will it void if any and is it worth putting it on? Thanks ahead of time for any info on this subject!

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if they can pin any defect on the lift they will
items that are effected are drive line and suspension
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yeah thats what i was thinkning but i dont want them to be like i cant fix your truck under warranty because of the bodylift
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if ford installed the lift, its under warranty. if they didn't.. they'll most likely deny warranty work because you or someone else installed it.
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they can't deny a warranty claim unless they can prove without a shadow of a doubt that the aftermarket part you installed directly caused the problem.....it is a federal law....it is called the Warranty Act or something like that...
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if they can pin any defect on the lift they will
items that are effected are drive line and suspension
Does a BL really affect suspension? But yeah anything they can pin it on the lift they will try.
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the larger tire/wheel combo is what effects the suspension....
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ok guys for the comments i really want to put it on but i guess it wont effect to much and if its done right it wont hurt nothing
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you should have asked BEFORE u bought the lift.
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you should have asked BEFORE u bought the lift.
NO i got a good deal on it and i will but it on soon!
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they can't deny a warranty claim unless they can prove without a shadow of a doubt that the aftermarket part you installed directly caused the problem
Legally speaking you are correct.

Real life situation, warranty claim may very likely be denied until user can prove that aftermarket part is not the problem and/or user can prove they are willing to go to court.

LayingFrame89, call a few of your local dealerships. A dealership near me told me that if I got a lift installed at a specified shop that the warranty would not be affected.
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Its called the Magnuson/Moss Warranty Act. It basicly covers you if a certain system on the car fails and can't be connected to any mods you have done. For instance, if you install an oiled air filter (such as a K&N) and the MAF becomes coated with oil, it's not covered. But, if you install custom wheels and tires and...I dunno...the air conditioning fails, then legally they can't blame you, it's all on them because there is no way the two systems are connected. But, if you put on those nice wheels and tires and a ball-joint or tie-rod end fails in the warranty period they would blame it on you. The body lift could be the cause (in the stealerships opinion) of alot of problems like steering and braking issues because you moved things around.
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Its called the Magnuson/Moss Warranty Act. It basicly covers you if a certain system on the car fails and can't be connected to any mods you have done. For instance, if you install an oiled air filter (such as a K&N) and the MAF becomes coated with oil, it's not covered. But, if you install custom wheels and tires and...I dunno...the air conditioning fails, then legally they can't blame you, it's all on them because there is no way the two systems are connected. But, if you put on those nice wheels and tires and a ball-joint or tie-rod end fails in the warranty period they would blame it on you. The body lift could be the cause (in the stealerships opinion) of alot of problems like steering and braking issues because you moved things around.
if the wheels/tires are speced to factory specs then they wont void warranty....and can't be blamed for a ball joint failure...
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if the wheels/tires are speced to factory specs then they wont void warranty....and can't be blamed for a ball joint failure...
You could always keep the stockers and throw em back on when you take it in for that kind of warranty work

*Says to Service Dept*"I dunno wtf is going on, I still run the stock rims and tires...."
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Right, but I mean that if I were to lift my truck and install some 35 inchers like you have done with your truck, there is no way they would even consider covering any driveline or suspension issues under warranty.

Your new wheels look great BTW.
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My rule of thumb.....sometimes you gotta pay to play. I only buy/install quality equipment for my trucks..but if something goes go wrong...I say it's time to suck it up and take care of what broke (warranty or otherwise)!
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thanks again for the comments umm i prob get it installed by a well known place or company that way i will have the paper work and know it was done right.
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