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Old 01-01-2005, 10:10 PM   #1
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What mod next?

Just to give you guys the low down...
I have an SPI with exterior looks down packed w/ rims comming in
As for performance: I have an AEM short ram intake and an MBPR comming right after i get the money

As for my question:
I need my next mod that WILL NOT in any way void my warantee. Cuz i know the after its done i will put in cam gears, an underdrive pulley, a new throttle body, etc. But all those will screw my warantee over. So any help would be great.


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Old 01-06-2005, 09:48 PM   #2
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keep all your stock parts handy......if something goes wrong just demod it .....i have all my old parts packed up but my warranty is about to be out the window anyway cuz of the v8 conversion ...a buddy of mine sucked up some water w/o a bypass and in light words broke his engine put the stock parts back on and at this moment his focus is getting a new and improved gleaming sparkling ztech
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Old 01-06-2005, 10:16 PM   #3
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If your worried about warranty. Just do those two mods you mentioned. I actually took out an extended warranty out on mine. But, ive modified mine to much. Im in the process of getting the money back.
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Old 01-08-2005, 06:24 PM   #4
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in theory, mods can only void your warranty if the shop can prove the faulty part caused the problem.

for example, if you have a cold air intake, and your suspension gets jacked up, your covered, if you suck in water (and they figure it out....) your screwed. modding with a warranty is just a balancing act of risk vs. gains. how much is the improvment worth to you?

keeping the old parts is a good idea, but some shops are not as gullible as the one pegan found, unfortunatly.

good luck making your decision...
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Old 01-09-2005, 12:10 PM   #5
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I guess I'm lucky. My service at my dealer has been great. They know I mod mine, and they could care less. Sometimes they ask me into the service dept. to show them how I did a particular mod. The service advisor used to give me crap about my "glorified Escort", until I took him for a spin. It's funny to hear them start her up in the service bay, because even the Mustang guys turn their heads with a WTF look on their faces. Now the turbo whistle makes them spin that much faster. Wheeeee!!!!!!!!
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Old 01-11-2005, 02:18 AM   #6
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Well under the magnus-moss warrenty act you can do anything to the car but if that part is a cause of a problem then it isnt covered. Dealers tend to give a lot of grief for modifications. But I know for a fact that if you put a ORP or modify the cat in anyway it totally voids the engine warrenty. No ifs ands or buts about it. I would say stick with what you have for now, maybe you'd want to get a ground kit. You wont notice too much besides a little better drivablity of the car. Right now you're in the "warrenty rut". Your future plans sound good though, you'll be hoping some serious power!
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