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Old 03-01-2009, 06:03 PM   #1
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So who here is voiding the Warranty right off the bat?

If so, what modifications do you plan on doing?
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Old 03-01-2009, 06:08 PM   #2
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first i wanna break-in my engine, driveline, etc, but if i'm gonna throw out my warranty, it's gonna have a TT, cam, forged internals, CAI, full exhaust (LTs w/ HFC and Xpipe, mufflers), 3:73 rear, pedders suspension, cts-v brakes. that might do me for now
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Old 03-01-2009, 06:12 PM   #3
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first i wanna break-in my engine, driveline, etc, but if i'm gonna throw out my warranty, it's gonna have a TT, cam, forged internals, CAI, full exhaust (LTs w/ HFC and Xpipe, mufflers), 3:73 rear, pedders suspension, cts-v brakes. that might do me for now
I plan on throwing out my warranty very quickly also. I am going to see what LPE comes up with and compare it to the LSx conversion.
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Your warranty isn't summarily void after making a mod or two. Only if your modifications caused the issue does it have any affect (legally). So like adding custom exhaust won't affect the warranty on other parts of the car. If you make a more serious mod (eg aftermarket cam) they may try and refuse to honor your drive train warranty.
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Long tube headers, high-flow cats, cat-back, CAI, and new bumpstick. Maybe GM's HOT cam? Maybe LG G6x1 or x2? Not sure.

Does the GM HOT cam void the warranty if installed by the dealer? If not, that's definitely what I'm doing.
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Old 03-01-2009, 06:15 PM   #6
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Long tube headers, high-flow cats, cat-back, CAI, and new bumpstick. Maybe GM's HOT cam? Maybe LG G6x1 or x2? Not sure.

Does the GM HOT cam void the warranty if installed by the dealer? If not, that's definitely what I'm doing.
If it doesn't I am sure that aftermarket tune will void it.
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Long tube headers, high-flow cats, cat-back, CAI, and new bumpstick. Maybe GM's HOT cam? Maybe LG G6x1 or x2? Not sure.

Does the GM HOT cam void the warranty if installed by the dealer? If not, that's definitely what I'm doing.
if i remember right, the hot cam will still void the engine warranty because it ain't a stock part
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Living in the Communist Republic of California (with our gorgeous highest in the nation taxes and sexy double digit unemployment rate) it is practically illegal to modify your engine or exhaust in any way, so my powertrain warranty will probably remain intact. Most of my mods will involve the seats, weight reduction, braking, and suspension improvements.
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Old 03-01-2009, 06:26 PM   #9
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Living in the Communist Republic of California (with our gorgeous highest in the nation taxes and sexy double digit unemployment rate) it is practically illegal to modify your engine or exhaust in any way, so my powertrain warranty will probably remain intact. Most of my mods will involve the seats, weight reduction, braking, and suspension improvements.
sounds like its time to move...
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Definitely installing a big cam. The LS3 responds very well to a more aggressive cam.
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Old 03-01-2009, 06:53 PM   #11
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Living in the Communist Republic of California (with our gorgeous highest in the nation taxes and sexy double digit unemployment rate) it is practically illegal to modify your engine or exhaust in any way, so my powertrain warranty will probably remain intact. Most of my mods will involve the seats, weight reduction, braking, and suspension improvements.
come to tn. only nashville, knoxville, memphis & their surrounding counties even have emissions tests.
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no way i could void the warrantry on a car thats not a second or third year production
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Old 03-01-2009, 07:56 PM   #13
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I will void very quickly...but I'm not sure exactly what pieces and parts I will be using.

Pedders needs to get their kits here quickly...
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I. will void. LS3 is so de-tuned it's begging to be messed with.
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I. will void. LS3 is so de-tuned it's begging to be messed with.
your best bet would be to just buy a 2nd PCM module, tune it, and if something happens... put the factory one back in before you take it in for service
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Isn't 426 HP enough for american driving ???
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Old 03-01-2009, 09:12 PM   #17
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I'm going with the V6, ill prob void the warranty after i decide i need more power. Planning on putting a dual screw supercharger if it will fit. Definitely gonna put in CAI and catback exhaust, because they wont void the warranty.
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Old 03-01-2009, 09:28 PM   #18
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Isn't 426 HP enough for american driving ???
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Old 03-01-2009, 09:43 PM   #19
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Isn't 426 HP enough for american driving ???
Hell no, I think for Americans 800RWHP is the limit
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Old 03-01-2009, 09:54 PM   #20
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if i remember right, the hot cam will still void the engine warranty because it ain't a stock part
From the GMPP FAQS:

How much camshaft lobe profile change can I run in my engine and still retain the factory fuel injection set-up?

The fuel injection "Set-Up" consists of several different components including an ECM (Engine Control Module), software calibration and matching engine components (i.e. fuel injectors, cylinder heads, camshaft, ect). The ECM calibration and Fuel Injectors are designed to work well with the supplied cam shaft. Changing any components that affect fuel consumption and emissions, may require a different calibration and/or fuel injectors. GM does not provide or support the use of any ECM calibration other than the one provided with the ECM."

Are adjustments and tuning covered under my warranty?

No, any work and associated costs related to installation, adjustment, set-up or tuning is the responsibility of the Owner.

Can I replace parts on my GM Performance Parts engine without voiding the warranty?

Yes. However, GM will only warranty engines and components against a defect in GM's material or workmanship. The warranty does not cover damage caused by improper installation, negligence, or damage caused by the installation of parts that are not approved by GM.


So no installing the cam wouldn't void your warranty if you used the stock tune. Of course you can't really replace the cam and run a stock tune so you might as well consider the warranty voided, lol.
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Here are some facts about your warranty:
• Your dealer will do anything to avoid warranty work on a performance-modified car.
• Your warranty is valid for any parts broken unless it breaks as a direct result of a part that is not factory.
• Non-factory parts are not warranted.
• Modified factory parts are not warranted, even if the modified or alternate parts come from the manufacturer. Such parts may have a separate manufacturer warranty, but the original car warranty is now void. For instance, if you get a GMPP cam, then the engine is not covered under the new car warranty, but the cam is covered under a separate GMPP warranty.
• Extended warranties only cover the same or less than your original factory warranty.
• I have provided a link to a guide on the Magnuson-Moss Warranty Act.
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Here are some facts about your warranty:
• Your dealer will do anything to avoid warranty work on a performance-modified car.
• Your warranty is valid for any parts broken unless it breaks as a direct result of a part that is not factory.
• Non-factory parts are not warranted.
• Modified factory parts are not warranted, even if the modified or alternate parts come from the manufacturer. Such parts may have a separate manufacturer warranty, but the original car warranty is now void. For instance, if you get a GMPP cam, then the engine is not covered under the new car warranty, but the cam is covered under a separate GMPP warranty.
• Extended warranties only cover the same or less than your original factory warranty.
• I have provided a link to a guide on the Magnuson-Moss Warranty Act.
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I'm putting in Kooks headers and a Magnaflow, but I don't think that voids anything. amirite?
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Living in the Communist Republic of California (with our gorgeous highest in the nation taxes and sexy double digit unemployment rate) it is practically illegal to modify your engine or exhaust in any way, so my powertrain warranty will probably remain intact. Most of my mods will involve the seats, weight reduction, braking, and suspension improvements.
^this, sadly
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i'll be doing a zr1 cam, magnacharger, long tubes with hi flow cats, magnaflow exhaust, hotchkis lowering springs and sway bars and a big brake kit. my only concern is how the diff will hold up.
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