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in good faith and stupidity on my part, i asked what they would change me to install an exhaust... a few days later, SA calls and tell me GM wont let them because of warranty ramifications... for an exhaust...
 

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im going to another dealer... these guys are incompetent ****sticks anyway.
 

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Yea...dont have your dealer do anything aftermarket. Even if your SA is cool about your mods when you have them install it its in their service records so its not the best thing to do. Not too mention they'll overcharge you for aftermarket installs.
 

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in good faith and stupidity on my part, i asked what they would change me to install an exhaust... a few days later, SA calls and tell me GM wont let them because of warranty ramifications... for an exhaust...
That sounds like some major BS at your dealership. The warranty concerns aren't even worth discussing when it comes to exhausts. Obviously they may whine about the emissions equipment, etc, but I've never had warranty issues due to aftermarket exhausts and that is even including having long tube headers on multiple vehicles.

Heck, my dealership often sells GM vehicles with aftermarket (Corsa, Magnaflow, etc) exhausts installed.
 

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my dealership installs D3/Hennessey/etc...as long as its bolt on mods like exhaust/intake u should be fine.
 

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EFFE THEM. IM about to show them exactly what they will HAVE to cover and under exactly what circumstances. im so pissed off with this place.
 

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Or find a dealer that has a relationship with one of the tuning houses. D3 has relationships with several dealers; perhaps others do too.
 

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in good faith and stupidity on my part, i asked what they would change me to install an exhaust... a few days later, SA calls and tell me GM wont let them because of warranty ramifications... for an exhaust...
I think that was a good & smart move, even if it was accidental, e6t, as you got to check out your dealer's attitude regarding mods for free. Sort of like a free lesson. More importantly, now you know that if you have any mods whatsoever, your car can't go to that dealer.
 

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FWIW, I'm aware of a fellow forum member who not only had his aftermarket exhaust shipped directly to the Cadillac dealership but they will also be doing the install.

Good thing all dealerships aren't mod "unfriendly".
 

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My servicing dealer also says exhausts and CAIs are OK. Done right, those parts are harmless.
 

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Good thing all dealerships aren't mod "unfriendly".
as stated by newcadman.

Most dealerships are "mod" unfriendly. Especially if they find out you have made a "mod" and didn't tell them about it. A very few are not. Except for failures that obviously cannot be blamed on the "mod," the unfriendly ones will do so. Don't go by what they say. Only go by what actually happens.
 

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Unless I missed it, was it an emissions legal exhaust, with an E.O. number? In WI here, NO shop can legally install an illegal exhaust, or they could lose their certification for warranty repairs. However, pretty much any cat-back is considered legal though.
 
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