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post #1 of 14 (permalink) Old 02-06-2015, 02:41 PM Thread Starter
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Question Question about oversized tires

To the guys that put bigger tires on your cherokee. I saw where all of you experience some rubbing, I was wondering that say for some reason the axle or something on the power train were to break. Could jeep say that the bigger tires are the reason that it broke, so that they don't have to pay for the repairs?
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I am just gonna start it out like this.... If a dealer can get out of ANY repair they will. If you look at the facts alone.... Different tire size alone changes the geometry of the suspension system, which could be deemed to cause increased wear. (take in mind: even a 1/2 inch!) So yes, they could prove that oversized tires COULD have caused the failure....

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Im betting it is in the contract in the small print section that warranties are voided if non conforming aftre market parts are installed. Same thing goes for those who want to add spacers or perhaps a lift if one comes available.
If anything happens you are probably on your own or in for a $$ fight and then be on your own.

Personally, Im sticking with stock size tires at least for a few years.
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I guess you could always keep the stock tires for when you have to have work done to the car... just buy some cheap tires in the stock size and steel rims presto you never voided the warranty!
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I guess you could always keep the stock tires for when you have to have work done to the car... just buy some cheap tires in the stock size and steel rims presto you never voided the warranty!
Just keep your stock wheels & tires!

NO DOUBT, if I took my TH to the dealer with 40mm adapter/spacers and 255/70/16 tires they would say any powertrain complaints I have are customer pay ONLY. I am ok with that
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I guess you could always keep the stock tires for when you have to have work done to the car... just buy some cheap tires in the stock size and steel rims presto you never voided the warranty!
No you voided warranty, your just deceiving the dealer.
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By federal law, modifications don't void warranties unless it can be shown that the modification is responsible for the failure in question. And I think that zz's comment about suspension geometry would be cited as how oversized tires could cause certain drivetrain failures.

However, it depends on how oversized. After all, the TH tires are an inch taller and 20 mm wider than the other models' tires. If you bump up a Latitude's tires to TH size, I doubt that the oversized tires could be blamed credibly -- although no doubt some dealerships would try. Going much bigger than TH size, or using spacers, however, could probably be blamed for certain failures. HPH
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A member here put on 22"X9" wheels with low profile 265/40/22 tires.

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