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Old 12-07-2011, 07:43 PM   #1
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Will these mods void warranty?

Hi I have a 2011 Camaro SS/RS and I have a few questions about what will avoid the powertrain warranty and what will not.
Will any of these mods void the powertrain warranty?
1. 1 7/8" Long Tube Headers (replace stock headers)
2. Upgraded Camshafts
3. Upgraded Cold Air Intake (K&N Cold Air Intake)
4. Removal of rear catalytic converters (replaced with pipe)
5. Removal of all catalytic converters (replaced with high flow catalytic converters)
6. Throttle body
7. Professional Tune

I do not know much about cars...yet. Thanks for helping out.
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Old 12-07-2011, 07:46 PM   #2
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the tune will void it every time
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Old 12-07-2011, 07:46 PM   #3
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Hi I have a 2011 Camaro SS/RS and I have a few questions about what will avoid the powertrain warranty and what will not.
Will any of these mods void the powertrain warranty?
1. 3" Long Tube Headers (replace stock headers) they don't make those
2. Upgraded Camshafts yes
3. Upgraded Cold Air Intake (K&N Cold Air Intake) no
4. Removal of rear catalytic converters (replaced with pipe) no
5. Removal of all catalytic converters (replaced with high flow catalytic converters) The high flow cats replace the 4 factory cats. So again, no.
6. Throttle body no
7. Professional Tune Yes. Bye bye powertrain warranty.

I do not know much about cars...yet. Thanks for helping out.
Comments are in red. Please try to use the search feature in the future.

Also, moved to the bolt on section
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Old 12-07-2011, 07:47 PM   #4
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Old 12-07-2011, 07:59 PM   #5
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Old 12-07-2011, 08:02 PM   #6
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Most of those mods will axe the warranty but you gotta pay to play. Heck, half of them are illegal in Cali. Give us a call and we can go over some options.
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Old 12-07-2011, 08:11 PM   #7
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Most of those mods will axe the warranty but you gotta pay to play. Heck, half of them are illegal in Cali. Give us a call and we can go over some options.
Didn't notice he was in Cali. Yea that means #1, 3, 4, and 5 are illegal for you.
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Old 12-07-2011, 08:53 PM   #8
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Give these a read. If you have any questions feel free to hit me up.

Will This Mod Void My Warranty?

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Old 12-07-2011, 08:59 PM   #9
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Warranty Its all in the hands of the dealer.
Illegal Most cars are illegal in one way or another... tint, no front plate, modified exhaust... etc.

Moving every freaking thread these days... I am not sure how that started but man, seems every thread is needing moved.
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Old 12-07-2011, 09:00 PM   #10
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Moving every freaking thread these days... I am not sure how that started but man, seems every thread is needing moved.
Why can't you guys post in the right subforums
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Old 12-07-2011, 09:44 PM   #11
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Actually, American Racing headers just announced the soon release of a Cali legal Shorty header system. It probably will still void the warranty, but for those in Cali, this is a great bolt on mod. You can see the video on their home page.
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Old 12-08-2011, 01:56 AM   #12
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3" LT.... lol
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Old 12-08-2011, 02:03 AM   #13
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you can always come to us, we offer a warranty for our major upgrades that rivals a stock gm powertrain warranty. not cheap but available .
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Old 12-08-2011, 10:29 AM   #14
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7/8 Long tube headers*
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Old 12-08-2011, 11:04 AM   #15
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I say do what you want. My mods wouldn't have changed if I lived in CA. Just have a friend who is a dealer...in case anything breaks and when your car needs inspected/tested. Or else just be prepared to pay to play.
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Old 12-08-2011, 11:21 AM   #16
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Stieger- Just a suggestion, but maybe we should have a "will this void my warranty" section of the forum, seperate from "Powertrain/warranty/recalls" thread, so more experienced car guys don't have to see these EVERY time we log into the "exhaust/bolt-on's" section... I understand people are novices to the car game and they are here to learn, but some stuff is common sense and its pushing other important threads down. Hopefully, it will also teach people how to use the search button.
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Old 12-08-2011, 12:38 PM   #17
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Nut the same thing would happen. I guarantee you, any warranty related question as already been asked and answered on this forum. People need to learn to search for information.

Also when "non-car" people, as you know the kind of people I mean, tell you that something voids your warranty; just nod your head and smile. Odds are they are like everybody else and brainwashed into thinking that any performance mod automatically voids your warranty.
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Old 12-08-2011, 04:09 PM   #18
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This is the conundrum of warranty regulations mixed in with living in CA:

The mods that don't void your warranty and are fairly cheap are illegal.

The mods that you really want (tune, supercharger) void warranty.

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Old 12-08-2011, 06:07 PM   #19
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Stieger is right on.

Also wanted to let the OP know that push rod V8's only have one camshaft.
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7/8 Long tube headers*
1 7/8"*, 7/8* do not exist either.

Also, this engine is an over head valve design, so there's only one camshaft.
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Old 12-13-2011, 02:16 AM   #21
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1 7/8"*, 7/8* do not exist either.

Also, this engine is an over head valve design, so there's only one camshaft.
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Old 12-13-2011, 09:06 AM   #22
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Why can't you guys post in the right subforums
This is just my opinion, but I don't go looking through a lot of the sub-forums that these posts are being moved to. I will click on them sometimes in a general thread, but would never see them in the thread they have been moved to. I think people will post a lot of things in the general thread because almost everyone stops in there and that is the best place to get the most responses, at least at the beginning.
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