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long story short...i want 22's but dont want to void the warranty. how did everyone make this decision getting bigger rims before the warranty was up? the car will look so much better with some bigger rims, and dropped a bit...its a tought decision...any thoughts?:awkward:
 

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THIS WILL NOT VOID YOUR WARRANTY

Sorry but it takes alot more to do that
 

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i was told by the dealer that it would void the warranty unless it was wheels that they had at the dealer...wtf is with them then?!
 

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because they want to overcharge you. whats the difference (besides the price) in the wheels they offer, or the wheels on ebay...or at a shop? nothing; hell they might even be the same brand.

there was a local dealer that fixed my buddies trans, AND replaced the ENTIRE rack and pinion while his car was there, on 24's! each dealer has their own system I guess.

its called the magnuson moss act. (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Magnuson-Moss_Warranty_Act) basically they have to prove beyond a reasonable doubt, that the modification you have made, is what caused that part to fail. so if you put 22's on there, and your radio dies, they cant blame it on them. hell they might, but now you know the rules they have to play by, but they might still try to pull it.
 

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You wont void the warranty on your car...

But, say a wheel bearing goes bad, they could blame it on the heavier wheels / more aggressive offset angle putting more stress on the wheel bearing... and other things linked to the suspension (bushings etc...)

Most dealers want to do the warranty repair, the service writers are going to get paid for it, why would they turn away money?
 

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You wont void the warranty on your car...

But, say a wheel bearing goes bad, they could blame it on the heavier wheels / more aggressive offset angle putting more stress on the wheel bearing... and other things linked to the suspension (bushings etc...)

Most dealers want to do the warranty repair, the service writers are going to get paid for it, why would they turn away money?
Bigger wheels came cause premature failure of wheel bearings and yes a few other parts. I am a former tech, but have worked the last five years in Ford and then Audi's coporate office's in their warraty department, as a claims specialist. I now work in an Audi dealership as a Warranty Admin/Booker. The reason a lot of dealers will turn away the warranty work on modified vehicles is because they often have to take picture's of the vehicle's. They don't want to eat the cost of the repairs, should they be audited. Audit by the manufacturers is common.
But like said above, they have to show proof that your mod likely caused a produc failure. It doesn't have to be beyond a shadow of a doubt, only conclusive. So failure's to wheel bearings, rack-in-pinion's, ball joint's and tie rod repairs can be denied warranty coverage due to installing wheels that are not within manufacturer's OEM specification's. It sucks, but it is true.
But with all that said, it depends on what the dealership is willing to overlook or "take care of." They can only void the warranty on the affected items, not your entire warranty. Also, if you return the vehicle to manufacturer specs (after paying for the repair), your warranty on those affected item's can be re-instated. So if you have a suspension issue, put the stock wheels back on before taking it in to the dealership and avoid any issue's from the jump...... They can't void anything with out sustainual proof that you had a modification.
 

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keep your originals, when you go for service of any kind, slap the stock ones on. They wont be any the wiser

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Bigger wheels came cause premature failure of wheel bearings and yes a few other parts. I am a former tech, but have worked the last five years in Ford and then Audi's coporate office's in their warraty department, as a claims specialist. I now work in an Audi dealership as a Warranty Admin/Booker. The reason a lot of dealers will turn away the warranty work on modified vehicles is because they often have to take picture's of the vehicle's. They don't want to eat the cost of the repairs, should they be audited. Audit by the manufacturers is common.
But like said above, they have to show proof that your mod likely caused a produc failure. It doesn't have to be beyond a shadow of a doubt, only conclusive. So failure's to wheel bearings, rack-in-pinion's, ball joint's and tie rod repairs can be denied warranty coverage due to installing wheels that are not within manufacturer's OEM specification's. It sucks, but it is true.
But with all that said, it depends on what the dealership is willing to overlook or "take care of." They can only void the warranty on the affected items, not your entire warranty. Also, if you return the vehicle to manufacturer specs (after paying for the repair), your warranty on those affected item's can be re-instated. So if you have a suspension issue, put the stock wheels back on before taking it in to the dealership and avoid any issue's from the jump...... They can't void anything with out sustainual proof that you had a modification.


I used to write service... eeeeeek...

Most dealers dont touch aftermarket because those people who put other wheels etc on their car are usually very picky... If they wash the car after the service, and a little mark shows that the customer "didnt see before" or the writer did not notate it because the wheels were too dirty to see, they would end up having to buy the customer a new wheel or fix the wheel etc...

Any car that came in with a body kit when I was writing it up, I would have them pay extra to remove the side skirts / front bumper so it can be safely put on the rack... And I wouldnt do alignments on cars with wheels with polished lips etc...
 

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I love the idea of keeping my stock wheels...ha ha ha only problem...where do you keep 4 wheels and tires in a 730 square foot apartment with a fiance and a cat!

maybe ill make a coffee table out of them:D
 

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I love the idea of keeping my stock wheels...ha ha ha only problem...where do you keep 4 wheels and tires in a 730 square foot apartment with a fiance and a cat!

maybe ill make a coffee table out of them:D
I'm sure your fiance can find another apartment. The cat will love playing in the stack of tires....

:D

I'll take my standard fee of 10% of all the money you just saved on the wedding, marriage counseling, lawyers, court fees, and alimony. I even accept Paypal. :D

Best,
 

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lmao @ that retarded dealership that told you this. I cant say ive been to one Dodge dealership in FL that hasnt had 300s and chargers on the lot for sale on 22s, the same aftermarket brands people buy lol
 

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Find another dealer...your dealer is an idiot....and tell him TNCHARGER said so..................The wrong dealer can screw you big time..example..

I met a guy who was showing an SRT8 300 at the Mopar event at Bristol last weekend....he had a GSM supercharger on his car. I mentioned to him about the TSB for the rotors on his car. He wasnt aware of it. Said he had moved to VA from Nevada about a year ago.

He said the dealer in Nevada was super and took great care of him. The VA dealer was a S0B and got on him about his mods everytime he came in. He doubted the dealer would do the TSB. I told him to call my service mgr.

He called the service mgr and told him that I had mentioned the rotor TSB. He had 15,000 miles on the car which was past the 12,000 limit for the TSB..the service mgr has put in a call to his district rep to get an OK to go with the rotors. He told me they probably would.

He also ran the SN in his Chrysler computer and found out the VA dealer had put a warranty void on his powertrain...this is nationwide so no dealer will be able to help him because Chysler now considers the warranty void.

What I am saying here is watch about going to a dealer with mods. If they put you in the system then no dealer will be able to do warranty work. Your only recourse would be to appeal to chrysler or legal action..
 
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