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post #1 of (permalink) Old 07-19-2003, 10:29 AM Thread Starter
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Jeep Rubicon locker bypass

JP Magazine had an article on this May? June? July? '03, and I found this on the web.

I haven't tried it yet but will.


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Re: Jeep Rubicon locker bypass

JP magazine July issue.

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I have done this trick and let me tell you, it works awsome. I have managed to get myself out of some of the biggest mud holes already. I would never have been able to do some of the runs without it. Kilby is awsome to deal with and they sell the perfect switch for this mod. The only downside to this is my dealership says that it will affectmy warranty, Oh well!
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Re: Jeep Rubicon locker bypass

1. Nathan, welcome to the forum.
2. Thanks for filling out your user profile.
3. Read the New Posters Message at the top of the forum.
4. Participate more often!
5. Two brains are always better'n one!
6. Yep, modify anyting... and the dealership voids the warranty.
7. They don't make money by giving it away...
8. Even if they promised to do so when you bought the Jeep.
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Re: Jeep Rubicon locker bypass

Keep in mind, the modification does not, by LAW, void your entire vehicle warranty. The most the factory can void is the system(s) that the modification affects, and ONLY if they can PROVE that the modification CAUSED the failure. Don't let a dealer bully you with threats of "Total Vehicle Warranty Void" statements. I forget the act that was passed to protect consumers, but I'm sure someone here knows it.
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Re: Jeep Rubicon locker bypass

The website shows a switch to prevent you from accidentally engaging it in the street. The normal pushbutton still has to be used to turn them on.
But why do you need the switch? You know you shouldn't engage it on the street! Don't!
I'm just going to use a jumper on the wires - away from the connector - I dare a dealer mechanic to notice it - but a switch with wires going to it are obvious. If something happens, -- you know that jumper will dissapear before taking it in.

And the warranty - IF what you modify is the cause they can void only the parts that are ruined by your mods.
Yesterday I spent quite a while with my local Service Manager, Parts Manager, and Sales Manager confirming this.
Mainly I was talking lift. They send some Wranglers out to have lifts installed on their own new Jeeps before they are sold. The warranty for the suspension is carried by the lift people, everything else is covered by Jeep.

I'm certainly not going to wait 72,000 miles till the warranty runs out before I can enjoy it for the purpose I bought it for.
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