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Old 11-19-2011, 10:09 PM
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Im wanting to do some up grades but I dont want to void my warranty, the only things I really want to do I the basic bolt ons, cold air intake, exhaust, and 4"-6" supension lift, can I do any of these without voiding the warranty and is there anything else I can do that want void it, thanks guys
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sorry to say, but just about anything you bolt on will void your warranty...however if you really wanted this stuff you should keep the stock parts and if you take it in for something, change it back out............... Ive seen people with cat deletes leave a blank pipe so they can put it back on for the dealership.

it sucks but if you take one in for a wheel bearing problem they will blame it on your cold air intake!
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lol I kinda figured this, I think I may do a CAI, that will be easy to change out if I had to, the wife wants me to put a lift on too, but I think that may have to wait lol
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A good dealer wont void your warranty for an exhaust or CAI. A lift will cause you problems if you have any issues with it but if you let the dealer install it then you should be ok.
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Obviously, any mods installed by the dealer will not void your warranty. Aftermarket mods should only void your warranty if it can be proven that a particular mod was the cause of a particular problem/failure.

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sorry to say, but just about anything you bolt on will void your warranty...however if you really wanted this stuff you should keep the stock parts and if you take it in for something, change it back out............... Ive seen people with cat deletes leave a blank pipe so they can put it back on for the dealership.

it sucks but if you take one in for a wheel bearing problem they will blame it on your cold air intake!
Sorry man, but you are actually wrong on this one.

Because of the Magnuson–Moss Warranty Act a dealership can not void your warranty just because they found you have an aftermarket modification. They can and will void you warranty if they prove that the aftermarket mod is what caused the break or failure. Say you have a CAI and you have a wheel bearing problem(like you said) they cannot deny a warranty claim. BUT any dealership has the right to straight up refuse to do work on your vehicle and in that case you just have to go to another dealership.

You can read more about the act here. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Magnuso...s_Warranty_Act
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sorry to say, but just about anything you bolt on will void your warranty...however if you really wanted this stuff you should keep the stock parts and if you take it in for something, change it back out............... Ive seen people with cat deletes leave a blank pipe so they can put it back on for the dealership.

it sucks but if you take one in for a wheel bearing problem they will blame it on your cold air intake!
None of these things will void your whole warranty. in order to deny you warranty coverage on a repair you dealer has to be able to prove that your modification CAUSED the failure. Unless your aftermarket filter lets go and gets pulled into your intake, it's very difficult to even imagine your CAI causing a failure. It definitely won't impact your transmission, wheel bearing or stereo!

You may have trouble with you lift kit as it does change the geometry of the suspension and this could cause premature wear/failures (isolated cases). That would be the only thing in your list that I would even begin to worry about.
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What The Little Kid said is correct.

There's quite a bit that happens behind the scenes in getting a warranty claim dispute resolved. However, any dealer who says they are voiding your entire warranty because you swapped in an aftermarket muffler or audio system has absolutely NO basis for doing so.
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i have a K&N and it includes a piece of paper to keep with your other stuff that says why they cant void your warranty based on CAI. I guess if you put on with the intake run to the radiator they could.
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LOL... yeah, that would be true, Bluegrass James.
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