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View Poll Results: What are your powertrain warranty plans?
Keep it 21 53.85%
Get rid of it ASAP 2 5.13%
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Old 08-09-2012, 04:48 AM   #1
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Warranty: Keep it or lose it.

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I’m curious how many LFX’er are planning to keep, or mod up and lose their powertrain warranty. Who has already said screw it to the powertrain warranty?

Everyone is looking for more power from there engine, yet there has been a lot of “will this void my warranty” questions lately.

I enjoy buying mods and the price doesn’t bother me really because it’s fun and it’s always something that I want. But when something breaks, it’s not so much fun and I don’t want to be responsible to pay for it. I’d rather point a finger at someone else and say it’s their problem.

I personally want more power from my engine (tune, cams, FI, etc) and I know more engine mods or coming out which makes everything more tempting. But I’ve already had the torque converter issue covered under warranty. It was so nice not to have to pull out my wallet for once.

I have to hand to the guys that just throw warranties away, it’s a tough decision. The LFX is only a year old now. Maybe at two years old I’ll feel less attached to the powertrain warranty and more attached to the back of my seat with a nice SC or TT.

Also no need to hear “should have got a V-8”
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Old 08-09-2012, 05:05 AM   #2
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I got the v-8 and held out for two years thinking I didnt want to void my warranty. well I dropped it of on monday for a turbo install. so, I guess my vote is to make sure nothing else is going to take a crap, (I'd say two years would be penty) then modd the crap out of it.
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Old 08-09-2012, 05:29 AM   #3
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My advise is to take care of your supporting mods first and then move on to the more serious power upgrades that could jeopardize your drivetrain warranty. That gives you some time to let any existing issues present themselves and decreases the likelihood of the performance upgrades causing a problem.
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Old 08-10-2012, 09:44 AM   #4
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Definitely keep the warranty with just small bolt-ons.
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Old 08-10-2012, 10:00 AM   #5
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I would say keep the warranty as long as possible so you don't get screwed for lack of a better word.
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Old 08-10-2012, 10:36 AM   #6
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IPF has sent me their Supercharger package, will be installing soon. 4K miles- Bye Bye warranty....However for a little extra I still have a powertrain warranty with IPF.
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Old 08-10-2012, 10:49 AM   #7
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There isn't anything on these cars that would break my bank to fix, and I can fix it myself. In that respect, I don't really care about that aspect.

As I've said in other posts, my concern is the devaluation of the car should I trade or sell it while it's still within the warranty period. Some would argue that the mods would add back some of that value, but I don't agree. I keep all of my pull-offs so I can put the car back to stock in the event I couldn't find the right buyer that would want the mods, and pay what their worth.

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Old 08-10-2012, 11:26 AM   #8
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My advise is to take care of your supporting mods first and then move on to the more serious power upgrades that could jeopardize your drivetrain warranty. That gives you some time to let any existing issues present themselves and decreases the likelihood of the performance upgrades causing a problem.
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Old 08-10-2012, 10:05 PM   #9
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Unfortunately, I've had 2 prior GM vehicles that were 1gen releases (G6 & CTS) both didn't make it outside of 10,000 miles before having "major" warranty repairs & multiple visits (time) to truly diagnosis/repair.

So, I'm with the others... drop in a hi-flow filter/CAI, cut your lousy factory mufflers off, any other bolt ons you fancy... then sit back, save your cash & drop in a real power-plant upgrade once everyone else has done the leg work (R&D) , adjustments, trial & error, etc.

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Old 08-10-2012, 10:47 PM   #10
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There isn't anything on these cars that would break my bank to fix, and I can fix it myself. In that respect, I don't really care about that aspect.

As I've said in other posts, my concern is the devaluation of the car should I trade or sell it while it's still within the warranty period. Some would argue that the mods would add back some of that value, but I don't agree. I keep all of my pull-offs so I can put the car back to stock in the event I couldn't find the right buyer that would want the mods, and pay what their worth.

That's my opinion.
+1 I did the same thing to my 1LT V6. I only had it 3 months before trading up to a 1SS but when i did i took off my body kit, sequential tail lights, C.A.I., Exhaust etc. and traded it in back to stock condition. I told that to the salesman when doing the trade. I would rather do that and sell my parts/add them to the new car instead of the dealer taking them and giving me pennies on the dollar for what i paid for.
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Old 08-11-2012, 01:43 AM   #11
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upgrade once everyone else has done the leg work (R&D)
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Old 08-11-2012, 03:06 PM   #12
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Let's see my mods: Trifecta Tune, CAI, Nytrex-nytrous, GMPP mufflers and the drag strip as often as I can. At 51 years old my warranty may be up before the car's is. I got it to have fun with, it is not my DD. Speed costs, time, money and warranties. Now get me a posi setup and gears for this automatic V6 so I can put some big jets in the spray and kick some V* A$$. I am the CEO of an automotive repair center. They (dealers/after market warranty companies ) can and will find something if they really want to void a warranty. So enjoy your ride in what ever way fits your needs.
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Old 08-12-2012, 01:58 PM   #13
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That would be my future plan. Let me know how it goes.
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Old 08-12-2012, 02:07 PM   #14
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Some would argue that the mods would add back some of that value, but I don't agree.
I'm not sure who would think that, I would stay as far away from a modded used car as I can possibly get.

Sure, there may be a modded car for sale that has always been babied, but most have been driven hard.
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Old 08-16-2012, 08:24 PM   #15
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you seem like the kind of person who wants his warrnety. personally this will probably be my last car i void the warrnety. its just to much stress on me. i would rather drop my car off and say fix it. and get on with my life. maybe later in life i will mod again.
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you seem like the kind of person who wants his warrnety. personally this will probably be my last car i void the warrnety. its just to much stress on me. i would rather drop my car off and say fix it. and get on with my life. maybe later in life i will mod again.
Trust me, modding is a hard disease to cure. I have had vehicles in the past that were very very modded (blown, gears, suspension, etc...) and swore I was done. I have been good with the Camaro for the last 2 years, and only did a few cosmetic upgrades, besides the electric cutouts I installed on day 2. Then I did the stereo. And this week I ordered cats, intake, and will probably order ARH shorties this weekend (I want to not click submit, but can only keep my finger off the trigger for so long.).

So yes, I want to keep my 100,000 mile warranty, and great streetability. So I am trying to stay away from anything that will almost certainly void my warranty. At least when I've installed all the intake and exhaust pieces, I know I'm done, unless I choose to give up the warranty.
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