There are also several levels to the Mopar Extended Warranty. The cost will vary with how many components are covered, what the deductible (cost per incident) is, and the length of the coverage (time and miles).
Over Cost is in reference to the cost to the dealer for the Mopar Extended Warranty package. This is a high-profit item for dealers. There are a few that sell it at a discount and make money on volume.
Where is the pricing coming from for what you see as a decent warranty? There are some...
If you don't pay for Guardian, you don't get the services available through the Uconnect phone app (which are also available through the owner website). If you have not been using them, you should not miss anything.
The Off-road Pages should not be affected. I don't know about anything else.
I would at least consider it. These are all computerized, now, and not easy or cheap to repair.
The advantage of the Mopar Extended Warranty is you can take it to any Jeep dealer and don't have to wait for another party to review and approve the repairs.
I had to replace the main battery in the Compass. It took about 50 miles, 30 on the freeway, to get it ready for a smog check. I discovered I can use the OBDLInk MX+ and the app that comes with it to see when it is ready to test.
I would start by putting on the bumper and winch, and seeing if it drops any. Depending on what happens, it will steer you in the direction needed. You'll probably need to find a stiffer set, especially if you're going to add a plow.
If you want it done right...
Another reason I don't bother with 5-tire rotations. I get mine rotated with the Wave oil changes. My dealer can handle that okay. I don't have the time or energy to do it myself, anymore.
If they were not marked when they were removed, or if they have no part number labels, it will not be easy to tell which one goes where. You can lay them out and compare them to a marked set, and probably get fairly close. You should be able to distinguish front from rear, but right and left...
I am quite curious. What are you going to do with the wheel weights, now that you have them? Do you balance your own wheels? Are you going to take the weights to the tire shop and insist they use only your weights when balancing the wheels?
The dealers are not installing these to track the vehicle if you don't pay. They get a guarantee that they're going to be paid before you drive off the lot. They don't care if you don't pay whoever financed it, they have their money.
Some financing companies may require one to be installed...