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Old 05-08-2007, 10:47 AM   #1
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Any one ever been declined due to having say an apexi gt exhaust on there car because it is not stock so they wont fix my trans or something else that will go wrong? Sounds kinda stupid but makes sense also. I have the exhaust but I was just wondering if I have to take it back for service will they decline me? If yes Ill just take it off when I have to get service done to it.
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Old 05-08-2007, 10:56 AM   #2
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Depends....if it is a turbo-back exhaust then a decline would make sense since you are making more power than stock.

If it is a cat-back, try another dealer. Most dealers won't have a problem with the cat-back.

Taking parts off and then going to a dealer is fraud. I would suggest not doing this.
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Old 05-08-2007, 11:03 AM   #3
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Many shops will refuse to touch an aftermarket exhaust system because it is illegal for them to re-install it.

http://www.epa.gov/Compliance/resour...hsysrepair.pdf
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Old 05-08-2007, 11:40 AM   #4
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your best bet is to remove exhaust if bringing it to a dealer for warranty work. trust me. and any other after market part associated with engine performance. just to be safe. My shop wouldnt have a problem with it. but most do.
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Old 05-08-2007, 11:53 AM   #5
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remember a tech can tell if the bolts have been wrenched on. and most of the times when converting back to stock in haste people forget to properly put things back together.
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Old 05-08-2007, 11:59 AM   #6
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^^^They absolutely can tell. Take everything off........
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Old 05-08-2007, 01:41 PM   #7
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Honesty is the best policy. If you swap out your aftermarket stuff, plan on getting your claim denied. Know this as far as warranties are concerned...they have to be able to prove that the mod caused the failure. A CBE does not make enough power for them to be able to say it caused the damage, and in reality even just a TBE should not, but it is enough for them to deny a claim.
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Old 05-08-2007, 02:13 PM   #8
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should have gotten SPT stuff :P
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Old 05-09-2007, 07:00 AM   #9
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should have gotten SPT stuff :P
The reason the SPT stuff does not void the warranty is that SOA knows they produce no extra power.
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Old 05-09-2007, 09:40 AM   #10
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The reason the SPT stuff does not void the warranty is that SOA knows they produce no extra power.
Exhaust's do not produce power...period.
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Old 05-09-2007, 03:55 PM   #11
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Exhaust's do not produce power...period.
/\Let's add some detail so it's correct.../\

Catback and axlebacks add no power.

Other exhaust components (header, UP, DP) can produce power.
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Old 05-09-2007, 04:44 PM   #12
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/\Let's add some detail so it's correct.../\

Catback and axlebacks add no power.

Other exhaust components (header, UP, DP) can produce power.
Still false, no exhaust component adds power. Power is produced by the engine assembly only. Removing cats and restrictions may free up lost power, but they do not create power.
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Old 05-09-2007, 05:33 PM   #13
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Many shops will refuse to touch an aftermarket exhaust system because it is illegal for them to re-install it.

http://www.epa.gov/Compliance/resour...hsysrepair.pdf
But only if it is a section of exhaust that used to have a catalytic converter. There is nothing wrong with a cat-back exhaust from what I can tell in that document you posted.
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Old 05-09-2007, 05:46 PM   #14
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Still false, no exhaust component adds power. Power is produced by the engine assembly only. Removing cats and restrictions may free up lost power, but they do not create power.
Oh.......trick question
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The reason the SPT stuff does not void the warranty is that SOA knows they produce no extra power.

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Old 05-09-2007, 10:33 PM   #16
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Still false, no exhaust component adds power. Power is produced by the engine assembly only. Removing cats and restrictions may free up lost power, but they do not create power.
Obviously nothing but the engine can 'produce' power.
Your statement would have been understood by most as "exhaust components offer no gains."
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