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Old 06-30-2009, 08:54 PM   #1
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Does a supercharger void warranty or not?

I've read conflicting information about whether or not adding a supercharger voids the factory warranty. Does anyone have an official answer on this? I also read that there are some superchargers on the market that WILL NOT void the factory warranty, I find this hard to believe.

Does anyone have an idea of the cost for a supercharger including the labor cost to install it?

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Old 06-30-2009, 09:00 PM   #2
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Technically it only voids your warranty if it causes whatever you need fixed under warranty to break. So lets say your power windows stop working, the supercharger shouldn't void that, but I would imagine if anything in the power train broke they would not fix it due to the supercharger. All they have to say is the extra power caused it to break. So yes and no, if your engine blows with a supercharger on it don't expect any help from the dealer.

BUT, there are some places that will warranty your engine, outside the Factory Warranty, if they install your supercharger. I think you can get a supercharger installed for around 10 Grand....
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Old 06-30-2009, 09:08 PM   #3
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$10 GRAND!!! That's about $7K more than I thought it would be!! If it costs that much it's not likely I will be putting one on the car.

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LOL, a quality, full exhaust is 3 grand installed.
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Old 06-30-2009, 09:11 PM   #5
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Pretty much your whole driveline warranty will be voided, and they will put a permanent note against your VIN. Some dealers will refuse to touch the car, too, even if it is a power window warranty. Some dealers are cool about it though, you just have to feel them out.

If you are planning on keeping the car for a while (100,000 miles worth) I wouldn't worry about it. If you plan on selling in a couple years, though, I would be careful - I think they can read thsoe tags on carfax too and it will hurt your resale.

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Technically they (the dealer) has to prove that the aftermarket part caused the problem that you are trying to get warranted. They are not permitted to refuse service because of aftermarket parts that may be installed and the onus is on the dealership to prove the aftermarket part caused the issue. Don't get me wrong, they will try to get out of it, but if you know your rights you can have them do the right thing.

Look up the moss-magnison act for more info...

You will find that a supercharger will probably void your powertrain warranty but it wouldn't void other aspects of the warranty.
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Old 07-24-2009, 09:00 AM   #7
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If installed By a dealer (depending on the dealer of course) Some will cover it under warranty. Some SuperChargers Even come with a a Warranty that will Cover your Engine and Drivetrain (ProCharger, Vortech, Etc.) And yes factory installation Will be around 10,000.00 Or Upwards depending on what Setup you go with. The more difficult the more expensive it will be to install.
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Just remember that while the engine may be under warranty from the company doing the install, most likely the tranny and rearend will not be.

So you would be covered by the factory warranty for all things not related to the engine, the company installing the charger would be responsible for the engine and supercharger but the neither would provide coverage for the tranny or rearend if something broke there.
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Well If set on low boost there shouldn't be any tranny problems. i'd up grade the tranny and rear before doing anything crazy ha (Common Sense)
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Old 07-24-2009, 01:36 PM   #10
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We've got you covered guys! Vortech offers a 3 Year, 36,000 mile powertrain warranty as an option with all of our complete systems purchased and installed through any of our Top Tier Installers. This warranty covers not just the engine, but transmission as well. That way, you can feel completely comfortable supercharging your new Camaro with a Vortech System once it is released.
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Old 07-24-2009, 01:36 PM   #11
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If gm comes out with an appoved supercharger that is put on by gm serivce people they might cover it. I know ford still makes the warranty good for the mustang gt with their smaller supercharger. They even warrranty the supercharger itself.
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I'd rather just install it myself? why pay an extra 4-5k for someone else to do it? your choice though.
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I'd rather just install it myself? why pay an extra 4-5k for someone else to do it? your choice though.
If I had to pay 4 to 5k for install I would do it myself as well.

Fortunately My install was no where near that and the dealer is covering my warranty and Magnusun gives a 3 year 30,000 mile warranty on the supercharger and drive train. As long as you don't mess with there programing. ( Tune)

My dealer Did LT headers, Exhaust ( Corsa w/ flow thru cats) and supercharger and airbox and all of thet combined wasn't 3 grands worth of installation labor.

Only 4 hours to do complete exhaust and headers. One day for blower install in labor. Had to wait a couple days to get ecm back but no labor for waiting!
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Should of gotten a mustang, ford will install and warranty the supercharger. 435 hp. You can get a stripped gt for 21500 and 7000 for supercharger.
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We've got you covered guys! Vortech offers a 3 Year, 36,000 mile powertrain warranty as an option with all of our complete systems purchased and installed through any of our Top Tier Installers. This warranty covers not just the engine, but transmission as well. That way, you can feel completely comfortable supercharging your new Camaro with a Vortech System once it is released.
So Brian, when will the V6 version be out? LOL!

I think my 2005 V6 Mustang is still on your site!

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Should of gotten a mustang, ford will install and warranty the supercharger. 435 hp. You can get a stripped gt for 21500 and 7000 for supercharger.
Too Many mustangs and I would have bought one if I wanted one.

If I wanted to save money I would have bought a darn yugo!

I am not going to start another mustand vs Camaro thread.

My Buddy has a Shelby Mustang Convertible that I have spent alot of time driving. I must say it is a blast to drive.

I will keep my opinion to myself as to which I think is a better vehicle because....It is just my opinion.

I actually almost bought a shelby after getting very tired of qwaiting for my camaro, so I have nothing against mustang other than there is just toooooo many of them. Every where you look mustang mustang mustang with very subtle diferentiations between the models.

Besides I have several Camaro's and two of them are supercharged.

I wanted a nice car...I paid for it cash...Under MSRP and even with the Mods added in I am still below msrp on a similarly equiped Shelby Mustang.

But...That is not the point.

I like them both and maybe some day I will have one of each....But No regrets in this Camp on my Blown camaro.

I have less than 45 grand in the whole package...Blower headers, exhaust,flow through cats, air intake and over 570 Rear wheel horse power....Not to be confused with advertised flywheel horsepower.

Traded some cars in so I didn't have to pay much in Taxes. Dealer sold them for me before my car even arrived and in both cases put more money in my pocket then I was even asking for...Even got 10% off my first accesory purchase ( Blower)

Marketing Dept. Sent me a 10% off coupon via E Mail...Should have seen the service managers face when I gave it to them.

I don't think they were expecting that...More like a car cover or something....


My opinion if I had a choice I would take one of each ....they are both very different cars and drive dramatically different.

( Plus 435 horse just don't cut it in my book...Takes more than that to get my heart beating. I Know 2010 shelby's are 540 at the crank)

I am doing better than that!

Hence....One of Each...!

They are all a blast!
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Waiting for your 100,000 mile warranty to expire is like waiting until your in the nursing home to take up extreme sports! LOL!

And if you break your motor at 101,000 miles it's still going to cost the same to fix as if you broke it at 10,000 miles with a supercharger... ????
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I'd rather just install it myself? why pay an extra 4-5k for someone else to do it? your choice though.
I can't help but be curious where you came up with the Idea that it costs anywhere near 4-5K for a supercharger install.

We charge an Average of 1000.00 to 1500.00. depending on supercharger and vehicle.

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my local dealership REFUSED to fix my Air Conditioning today, because i have a supercharger...


Edit: my local dealership in Riverside is SingH Chevrolet ( i would try to avoid them )
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my local dealership REFUSED to fix my Air Conditioning today, because i have a supercharger...
So now you ask them, in writing, for proof of how the S/C could have caused the A/C to fail. Request the reply in writing. Ask for the mailing address of, and cc your letter to the GM rep for your region.

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my local dealership REFUSED to fix my Air Conditioning today, because i have a supercharger...
....I would fight that man.
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here's a good resource:

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my local dealership REFUSED to fix my Air Conditioning today, because i have a supercharger...
Really? That would blow me away if they told me that! Can't even begin to see how a supercharger has anything to do with the AC (other than the belts and stuff but I mean how it could be the liability for the AC to need warranty work).

Was it related to the belts? If so then yeah...I can see their point but if not...then I would fight that one!
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Technically they (the dealer) has to prove that the aftermarket part caused the problem that you are trying to get warranted. They are not permitted to refuse service because of aftermarket parts that may be installed and the onus is on the dealership to prove the aftermarket part caused the issue. Don't get me wrong, they will try to get out of it, but if you know your rights you can have them do the right thing.

Look up the moss-magnison act for more info...

You will find that a supercharger will probably void your powertrain warranty but it wouldn't void other aspects of the warranty.
Actually this only applies to a certified replacement part. It does not apply to every aftermarket part. The SC would have to have an E.O. number. None do so far.

Also note that Drivetrain warranties offered by the manufacturers are usually a insurance carrier. Do some home work ahead of time. You will be dealing with insurance company not the SC manufacturer. Some are good, some have a history of finding any reason to deny the claim.
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So now you ask them, in writing, for proof of how the S/C could have caused the A/C to fail. Request the reply in writing. Ask for the mailing address of, and cc your letter to the GM rep for your region.

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Im too lazy to do that.. but i would love to haha

Its ok though, i just went to my dealership that sold me my car, and they were an amazing help as always (just sucks i had to drive all the way there when i had a dealership 10minutes away)

Edit: My amazing dealership is Camino Real ! <3 them
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