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I am debating on a jlt CAI and have a couple questions:

 

1. Is tuning required?

 

2. What size is best, all things concidered? (may do throttle body, tuning, and exhaust in the future.)

 

3. Will it void the warranty? (I know tuning will)

 

I am only looking for a louder supercharger whine and possibly better throttle response. Thanks!

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ANy mods you do could void the warranty. some dealerships will work with you though. If they install the parts. the Stock CAI isnt bad but I would deff do away with the paper filter and get the K&N which will not void it. If you do get a CAI, get the 127 mm I would prob look at getting a tune with that. I think I have some videos of mine with the K&N and JLT stock replacement Carbon fiber on youtube. I cant get on there from afghanistan but my screen name is albee26.

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If you do the resonator delete, CAI, and a tune, you should be fine. All those things can easily be put back to stock. Sure, they CAN do an audit on the tune by determining flash count, but remember, if you detonate your engine, they have to PROVE it was related to your modifications, and to this day, I have never heard of a single case of that happening. Your Controller does retain some settings historical data from your aftermarket tune for 200 miles or so. That's about everything you need to know. Some people will come on here spouting Magesson-Moss Act, but don't hang your hat on litigation. It is rarely as effective as some make it to be.

 

In the end, you have to feel comfortable with your decision. If you worry about losing your warranty, don't do anything. Its a great car stock!

 

For me, its not likely I will reach my mileage warranty before time runs out on it, and sure, a blown engine would ruin me too, but more than likely you aren't looking at a 26k repair for mods you are considering. I would guess more like 4-5k exposure if that.

 

Good luck, and drive it like you stole it!

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If you do the resonator delete, CAI, and a tune, you should be fine. All those things can easily be put back to stock. Sure, they CAN do an audit on the tune by determining flash count, but remember, if you detonate your engine, they have to PROVE it was related to your modifications, and to this day, I have never heard of a single case of that happening. Your Controller does retain some settings historical data from your aftermarket tune for 200 miles or so. That's about everything you need to know. Some people will come on here spouting Magesson-Moss Act, but don't hang your hat on litigation. It is rarely as effective as some make it to be.

 

In the end, you have to feel comfortable with your decision. If you worry about losing your warranty, don't do anything. Its a great car stock!

 

For me, its not likely I will reach my mileage warranty before time runs out on it, and sure, a blown engine would ruin me too, but more than likely you aren't looking at a 26k repair for mods you are considering. I would guess more like 4-5k exposure if that.

 

Good luck, and drive it like you stole it!

 

 

 

I don't remember exactly where on TS but someone has posted they have a blown eng and I think the dealer is giving them a hard time about the mods he had..I think the post is called Blown Engine.

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Some people will come on here spouting Magesson-Moss Act, but don't hang your hat on litigation. It is rarely as effective as some make it to be.

 

I *totally* disagree with this statement It is *very* effective, when used. Even the threat or the knowledge that you know about the MM usually gets results.

 

The problem is, it is rarely *used*. In order to get a dealer to perform the warranty work that they have denied, you have to hire a Attorney and pay him/her by the hour because they will NOT take it on contingency, since there is no "contingency" (i.e. punitive damages) and therefor no money to be won, only actual damages/costs.

 

That and every contract I've ever signed for a vehicle purchase (which the warranty "CONTRACT" is attached) requires you to use a meadiator in lieu of the courts so you *can't* take them to court without seeking mediation first.

 

The issue of "Breach of Contract" can be a pretty effective deterrent and I've found that out first hand when denied a clear-cut warranty replacement/repair.

 

In short, the dealer has you by the short hairs if they want to play hard ball. Yeah, the "burden of proof" lays in their lap but the cost of litigation lays in yours.

 

 

Phill

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Well said. This is simply the best line I've read in years with regards to warranty and mods.....

 

 

"In short, the dealer has you by the short hairs if they want to play hard ball. Yeah, the "burden of proof" lays in their lap but the cost of litigation lays in yours."

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Well said. This is simply the best line I've read in years with regards to warranty and mods.....

 

"In short, the dealer has you by the short hairs if they want to play hard ball. Yeah, the "burden of proof" lays in their lap but the cost of litigation lays in yours."

 

Sometimes, I even amaze mySELF! <lol>

 

 

Phill

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"In short, the dealer has you by the short hairs if they want to play hard ball. Yeah, the "burden of proof" lays in their lap but the cost of litigation lays in yours."

 

 

Phill

 

Truer words have never been spoken! Well stated.

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