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Need advice..dealership or not/

Discussion in 'Suspension' started by scharring100, Mar 13, 2018.

  1. Mar 13, 2018 at 11:44 AM
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    scharring100

    scharring100 [OP] New Member

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    2016 Crewmax 4X4. I am looking at several Mods, a small lift, tow package and larger times/wheels. Also some front end protection bull bar of push bars. I have a extended warrantee and do not want to jeopardize that. I spoke with a local dealer and he recommends 3/1 lift (about $1200.00) airbags and if needed a WDH for pulling a travel trailer. The dealer says although can be more expansive all mods that they do will be covered and not have a problem with my warranted any thoughts? I also have the sonar proximity sensors front and back and do not want to lose their usage by installing a larger ranchhand style front bumper. I do want a lightbar as well, its pretty dark on the beach at night...I do some driving in sand, beach and surf fishing and minimum offroad so not looking to go to aggressive. He is going to call me back on the other mods but I can tell it is going to be expansive...I guess I am asking is the additional expense worth a voided warrantee?
     
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    Look up magnuson moss warranty act. Anything that the dealer says voided the warranty they have to prove.. IE: they can't blame your lift on an engine oil leak.
     
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    Generally, mods won’t void warranty unless it can be shown that it caused a specific problem, and it will only affect that problem. They cannot void the warranty for other things.

    Also, use of airbags and a wdh hitch together may not bea good idea. Stiffer springs or helper springs and wdh is more acceptable. What kind of tongue weight is the trailer that you need both?
     
  4. Mar 13, 2018 at 4:10 PM
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    rons23 Get The Led Out!!!

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    Mike, that bull bar will do more damage than actually protecting the front. Mainly a cosmetic thing. Welcome from Obx by the way. :thumbsup:
     
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  5. Mar 14, 2018 at 7:08 AM
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    Thanks for the feedback. The bull bar is the only front end protection, as little as it is, that will not affect the use of my proximity sensors. Unfortunately. Unless anyone else has any ideas? I don't plan on buying a travel trailer over 8000 lbs. so the weight should not be a problem.
     
  6. Mar 14, 2018 at 7:24 AM
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    Would you be able to modify the bumper by drilling hole for the sensors? I know it is a pain to drill but would that be an option?
     

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