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Mods that won't void my warranty

I'm new here, so re-direct me if this is being discussed elsewhere.

I'm looking to find out which mods will void my warranty.

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There is no stock answer to your question - it depends. Ford may decide to void the warranty on an OEM part of the car if the part failure is determined to be caused by something you added to the car. Ford does not void the warranty on the entire car at once.

For example, if you change to a very aggressive cam and then have a valve-train failure, Ford may not warranty the repairs to the valve-train, or repairs that are related to the failure (e.g., piston hits a valve, etc.). This does not affect the warranty on your transmission, your electronics, or anything else in the car that is not related to the cam change.

However, there are some activities that could cause them to void the warranty on multiple items. For example, if you are proven to be drag racing the car, you may have a lot of trouble getting the dealer to replace a clutch or a broken U-joint under warranty.

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Fair enough. I should have clarified. I have very little interest in racing my car. My interest is getting a bit more power as more of a hobby than anything else.

I was considering some sort of upgraded intake, but I understand that would require a tune. I figure that the intake itself probably wouldn't be a big deal, warranty wise. But I'm thinking the tune may cause me issues if something in the electronics goes funny.
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A fairly standard 91 or 93 octane tune by a reputable company probably won't hurt anything. And you can always return it to stock before you take it to the dealer.

If you want to be completely sure of warranty coverage, buy the CAI and tune from Ford Racing, since its approved by Ford. However, I think it has only one non-stock tune (most tuners give you 3-5), and that tune is basically the 320 HP tune that Ford uses on the Shelby GT Mustangs. The newest version of the Ford tuner is better than the original and they have added some features. I would check the specs, and maybe it would work for what you want.

Also check with the 3rd party tuners to find out what happens if you make some changes to your car and need a new tune. Some once offered free tunes for life, but I think that deal is gone.

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My 09 GT has a JLT cai, Brenspeed tune, FRPP/Hurst shifter, FRPP headers, Flowmaster axlebacks. The transmission was just rebuilt by Ford under warranty due to total failure. The car has 14k on it. I would not worry too much about voiding your warranty.
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Screw the warranty go FAST!

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I like your style Bkid...If you've got to go...you might as well get there quickly!

Sounds like the warranty isn't that big of a deal as long as the upgrades are done properly...Thanks everyone.
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frpp parts installed at a frpp faculity by a frpp tech paying frpp prices
This man has it 100% correct :smoke:
If you want a way around it, a basic intake and tune is simple enough to un-do if you need to go in for warranty work. Be warned though, if so inclined they can check to see if the programming in the car has been tampered with.
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