Well it depends. The 2005 CTS-V came with 245/45/18 rear tires. I put 255/45/18's on. The regional rep' denied my rear differential repair claiming that the extra width on the tires hastened the failure. Oiled K&N style air filters come to mind as an easy way to deny a claim. It really is their game their rules so unless you're willing to sue them, you're SOL. Lot's of people complained about the dealers and lot's of people threatened to do something, but when it's you vs. a TEAM of corporate lawyers....well how deep are your pockets?True, if I blow an engine like a [email protected]$$ then sure I'll pay, but that has no effect on .... lets say the moon roof, or the nav etc.... if they fail and GM detected a tune job but the engine is somewhat modded with bolt ons and a tune should they void "everything"? or just power train.....
I realize this is almost becoming a man vs. auto flamefest so I was just putting out info for perusal and see what people thought.
So is the dividing line of warranty yanking mainly programming or are things like CAI, exhausts included in that? I figure pullies, intercooler, harmonic balancer, throttle body etc are no-no's
Yeah I am not a big fan of launching cars or taking it to the track because of all the stuff I have broken because of it. Highway rolls are enough to get my fixYou pay to play. If you have a tune from a friends friend who owns a "shop" and it nukes well than time to pay up. Thats just like if you lower you car and one of your shocks starts leaking immediatley after. Pay up. Now they say your powertrain warranty will be void if you get caught with a tune dont be suprised. If you up 50hp with a tune and launch the crap out of your v untill the diff lunches itself well than who's really to blame ? In all of these cases a true enthusiasts rebuilds....and rebuilds much much stronger =)