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Hey Guys,
Let me start by saying I know this has been discussed in previous threads, but wondering if any updates because many people have told me many things. I just picked up My 16 3500 SRW Laramie about a week ago and am now looking to do Carli's Backcountry 3 inch kit. However I am concerned about having warranty issues. Any advice is appreciated, I am still learning a lot about these trucks and you have all been very helpful!:thumbsup: additionally and review on Carli's 3 inch back country is appreciated
 

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Any part you replace do not expect it to be covered. That's a no brainier.

As far as your upgraded suspension parts causing other parts to fail, then those stock parts that fail will not be covered if they failed due to your upgraded suspension.

Here's the great thing, I've yet to see or hear, myself included, any disasterious scenario where people had a catastrophic breakdown due to their lift and unfortunately couldn't get their truck fixed under warranty.

Long story short, you have nothing to worry about. These trucks are tough. Treat it right and it won't need any fixin. If you have tons of fun off road then expect to fork up cash to replace parts. You gotta pay to play.

And lastly, since you're working with a company like Carli and using their parts, you should have nothing to worry about. From what I've seen and heard they are a top of the line product.
 

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I'll also add, I've had zero issues with my lift/tire combo.

Check out my truck in my signature.

Zero balljoint issues, zero power steering issues, zero power train issues.
 

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I believe that nick00less has covered that completely!

Another thing to think about is a company that sold parts that caused serious issues with a vehicle wouldn't last very long. Take this forum for instance, one bad review would be read by thousands of people and no one would by a lift kit that caused serious problems that resulted in voided warranties. Which is why all the companies that sell aftermarket parts all have somewhere in the installation instruction manual that the parts "should be installed by a qualified mechanic." Which then passes that liability to the mechanic or you (if you installed it).

The problem is that if a dealer denies a warranty and provides documentation that says whatever you added caused whatever to fail, it then becomes your burden to prove that they are wrong. And with the going rate for lawyers today you're probably going to spend far more on a legal fight then you would to pay to fix the part that broke. Especially when the dealer (backed by FCA) can show that in 100,000 unmodified trucks part X did not break but on your modified truck it did...
 

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IMO, it all matters how you and your dealer get along. If you spend money at the dealer most will look the other way when this issue comes up. If the dealer soaked you for a truck that they installed the lift on, they always honer the warranty because they made a ton of money selling you a lifted truck. If you only come in for warranty work, most will not give you anything even if you purchased the truck from them. I would take the money you saved and put it in a savings account and be your own warranty administrator for any warranty suspension issues you may encounter.

Using high quality components like Carli shouldn't be an issue. I never buy warranty policies due to the restrictions placed on you and your vehicle. Put the money aside and be your own warranty company and be a happy camper. When the factory stuff dies, you can upgrade to a higher grade product without the hassle.:thumbsup:
 

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From Edge's owner manual which gives an aftermarket company point of view:

Many of our customers ask, “Will your product void my vehicle’s manufacturer’s
warranty?” While the answer is straightforward from a legal standpoint,
it’s important to educate our customers (and all aftermarket consumers)
on some industry realities and offer some common sense precautions to
minimize your risk. Edge is committed to providing quality products that are
safe to use. Our products do not cause damage to a vehicle when used as
intended.

CAUTION: Operate your vehicle within manufactures recommended
load and weight limits as shown in the Manufactures Operator Manual.
Please keep in mind that towing in anything higher than the towing
level and hard driving in race or extreme performance levels using
Edge products is not recommended.

Consumers of aftermarket products are protected by the Federal Magnusson-Moss
Warranty Act. The Act states that if something breaks on your vehicle
and you take it in for warranty repair, the dealer must honor your warranty
unless whatever modifications you have added to your vehicle actually
caused the problem in question. However, the reality is that many dealerships
have been known to void warranties on vehicles that use aftermarket
products as a matter of policy. This applies in particular to those aftermarket
products that produce horsepower, such as performance enhancement
“chips,” modified intake manifolds, or aftermarket exhaust systems, regardless
of product brand.

You have strong legal protection as a consumer in regard to your vehicle’s
warranty. However, Edge strongly recommends you always disconnect and
remove your module/programmer and monitor when you take your vehicle to
a dealer for warranty work. In addition, leaving the product connected may
affect dealer diagnostic analysis and scan tool functions. Edge makes every
effort to produce product that can be easily removed.

NOTE: Even if you disconnect your unit, your dealer can detect the use
of any programmer—even if the unit has been removed.
 

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From Edge's owner manual which gives an aftermarket company point of view:

Many of our customers ask, “Will your product void my vehicle’s manufacturer’s
warranty?” While the answer is straightforward from a legal standpoint,
it’s important to educate our customers (and all aftermarket consumers)
on some industry realities and offer some common sense precautions to
minimize your risk. Edge is committed to providing quality products that are
safe to use. Our products do not cause damage to a vehicle when used as
intended.

CAUTION: Operate your vehicle within manufactures recommended
load and weight limits as shown in the Manufactures Operator Manual.
Please keep in mind that towing in anything higher than the towing
level and hard driving in race or extreme performance levels using
Edge products is not recommended.

Consumers of aftermarket products are protected by the Federal Magnusson-Moss
Warranty Act. The Act states that if something breaks on your vehicle
and you take it in for warranty repair, the dealer must honor your warranty
unless whatever modifications you have added to your vehicle actually
caused the problem in question. However, the reality is that many dealerships
have been known to void warranties on vehicles that use aftermarket
products as a matter of policy. This applies in particular to those aftermarket
products that produce horsepower, such as performance enhancement
“chips,” modified intake manifolds, or aftermarket exhaust systems, regardless
of product brand.

You have strong legal protection as a consumer in regard to your vehicle’s
warranty. However, Edge strongly recommends you always disconnect and
remove your module/programmer and monitor when you take your vehicle to
a dealer for warranty work. In addition, leaving the product connected may
affect dealer diagnostic analysis and scan tool functions. Edge makes every
effort to produce product that can be easily removed.

NOTE: Even if you disconnect your unit, your dealer can detect the use
of any programmer—even if the unit has been removed.
In other words, Edge doesn't want to be held accountable. :rof
 

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as well they shouldn't be
 

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The dealer I purchased from in Utah, offered CTD trucks with 3" lifts and 35" tires and speedometer re-programmers brand new on their showroom floor. :thumbsup:
 

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Lots of dealerships do that, unfortunately the price in addition is stupid high
 
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