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Old 10-08-2012, 07:50 PM   #1
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Will putting a bmr 1 inch drop and sway bars void my warrant
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Old 10-08-2012, 07:51 PM   #2
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No. It will only void your warranty on your springs and sway bars.
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Old 10-08-2012, 08:19 PM   #3
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Thanks so if my transmission go out or break a axel they can't blame it on the car being lowered
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Old 10-08-2012, 09:54 PM   #5
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Adding aftermarket parts does impact your warranty. I am a GMPP vendor. I can't get them to put a GMPP sticker on lowering coils. That tells me warranty on struts, strut mounts and the like will be a long shot at best. Aftermarket sway bars with OE endlinks are the same. If you have a ball joint failure...

You can check around the forums and see what other vendors have to say about their parts and warranty. Put Pedders coilovers and sway bars on your Camaro and you'll have no warranty issues because of them. If your local Chevy Dealer does have issues or questions, refer them directly to me. Pedders will cover the warranty on the parts we supply at your Chevy Dealer. If there is a part in question we will work with the Dealer to resolve it. I have been making that offer for a number of years now. It has yet to become an issue.

Long story short, it make a difference what parts you add to your 5th Gen and what company you buy them from.
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Old 10-09-2012, 05:31 AM   #6
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The Magnuson-Moss Warranty Act (15 U.S.C. 2302(C)) regulates warranties and protects the consumer. This legislation was enacted in 1975 in response to widespread deceptive warranty practices in many industries. Here is how SEMA summarizes things:
The essence of the law concerning aftermarket auto parts is that a vehicle manufacturer may not condition a written or implied warranty on the consumers using parts or services which are identified by brand, trade, or corporate name (such as the vehicle maker’s brand) unless the parts or service are provided free of charge. The law means that the use of an aftermarket part alone is not cause for denying the warranty. However, the law’s protection does not extend to aftermarket parts in situations where such parts actually caused the damage being claimed under the warranty. Further, consumers are advised to be aware of any specific terms or conditions stated in the warranty which may result in its being voided. The law states in relevant part: No warrantor of a consumer product may condition his written or implied warranty of such product on the consumers using, in connection with such product, any article or service (other than article or service provided without charge under the terms of the warranty) which is identified by brand, trade or corporate name… (15 U.S.C. 2302(C)).
So in short, this means a service department or automotive manufacturer can not void your warranty simply because you have installed aftermarket parts or have modified your vehicle. They can, however, deny a warranty claim if the issue in question was a direct result of the installed part or modification. The examples Pete mentioned above are valid because they are directly related to the modification, but if your transmission were to go they could not blame that on lowering springs or sway bars. With a set of 1-1.25 inch lowering springs on these cars you are not likely to have any issues. Go with a set much lower than that and things can get iffy. With sway bars you might consider upgrading your end links and LCA tabs to avoid any issues down the road.
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Thanks so if my transmission go out or break a axel they can't blame it on the car being lowered
Unless the parts can be proven to change some aspect of the parts that break. Like if lowering the car changes the camber of the front end to the point that it damages the ball joints. If that can be proven then your warranty won't cover replacement of said ball joints. But you should be fine lowering your car.
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Will putting a bmr 1 inch drop and sway bars void my warrant
Generally it comes down to how mod friendly the dealership is that you are having your warranty work done at. Most dealerships will just not warranty any parts that could be affected by the addition of the aftermarket parts. For example, if you put lowering springs on I wouldn't expect them to warranty the struts/shocks or mounts. But we also have some that are very mod friendly down here and will work with you within reason to fix any issues you have no matter what mods are done
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How much are the bar end link
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How much are the bar end link
Vendors are not allowed to post prices in the technical sections of the forum.
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