Originally posted by lucien2
For the record, the government classifies it as a car.
Hmm...guess it depends on where you look...
The EPA's MPG rating section on my F-XT's original window sticker states "Special-Purpose SUV
As to Wheels&Tires&Warranty--when I asked service techs at both local dealers if there were SPT/STi rims for the F-XT; or, if not, If I could swap to aftermarket wheels & tires, they told me flat out that "any alteration of the driveline by the consumer will void the warranty."
They claim the wheels & tires are "components" in the drivetrain and alteration to non-spec (ie aftermarket/diff size) rims would void the warranty.
Granted, throwing 20s on there might well screw things up, and since SoA can't control what you'll put on there, *anything* other than stock is technically a voidable offense--if they decide to deny your claim, they can.
Personally, I'd just keep my stockers in the garage, and hope it never has to be towed in w/o swapping them back on first.