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Lifting and warranty

Would lifting void the warranty?

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Thanks. Guess that's out for awhile.
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Thanks. Guess that's out for awhile.
I could be wrong, lots of people seemed to have done it.

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I was wondering about this the other day too. I think the answer is it depends on whether the warranty work is directly related to components affected by the lift. if so, the dealer may decline coverage. even if it isn't related, some dealers are so dense that they'll decline anything based on seeing anything aftermarket or non-oem installed.

I think most lifts are easy enough to install, and uninstall if you needed to take your car in for warranty to prevent any confusion. at least that's my plan.
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BTW what type of lift kit were you interested in installing?
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Depends. Lifting could void the warranty on anything related to lifted components. Will it void your engine or radio? No way. Suspension and related parts...yup.

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Depends. Lifting could void the warranty on anything related to lifted components. Will it void your engine or radio? No way. Suspension and related parts...yup.
Depends how high is was lifted and if it caused electrical connections to be stretched. Which in turn impacted the ECM and BCM.

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What they said: it could but usually won't for the average daily driver.

If you use it like some performance crowd folks do with turbo engines - tuning, abusing, dumping clutches, hitting the track, you have more to worry about.

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Depends how high is was lifted and if it caused electrical connections to be stretched. Which in turn impacted the ECM and BCM.
hahaha, this would be a funny discussion around a table (laughing, joking..) because that never really happens. the only people lifting a new car that much know exactly what they're doing and wouldn't even need to ask the question or care. i don't know if anyone on this forum has ever even come close to those kinds of issues.

there are people doing full on frame swaps, solid axle, transfer case swaps, huge lifts, then asking "is this still even a subaru?"....that's another story, but those guys are in another world compared to new car owners with warranties talking about cute little lifts (which more closely references myself as well). end/joking.

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