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Joined: May 2009
Here's the warranty issue, it all depends on the dealer. The dealer can tell if your car's computer has been "Flashed" by downloading the Tunes when and if they hook it up to there system to check for problems if any ever occur.
The way to get around the dealer knowing is to just put back on your factory air box and re-download your factory stock tune. Then the only memory your computer will have is the recent tunes download. The dealer will probably ask why there's no memory.....just tell them your battery went dead and you had to have it charged or jumped.
I went through what your going through when I was thinking of ordering my CAI and Tuner and Tunes, I almost waited for my 3/36 to expire befor I added them, like I said above in my other post that I wish I'd have done it from new.
Usually if a car is going to have problems it's within the first 10,000 miles or so, or even sooner. But since yours has gone past that I doubt you have anything to worry about. But then again anything can go wrong at any time. I weighed my options and went for the CAI and Tuner Combo.
Again, there's nothing that the cai and tuner or tunes will do to harm your car, it'll run better. Quit beating yourself up and quit worrying, lifes too short, if it's gonna happen it will and there's nothing you can do to stop it.
I bought my 07 V6 new in 07, I waited almost 3 years to buy the cai and tuner combo because of warranty thoughts like you. I installed the cai and tunes just befor the 3/36 was up, then drove it for another 3+ years untill I just recently paid her off. Even though she only had 12K on her for miles, she was still 6 years old and I never had a single issue with the car, needing warranty work or with the tuner, cai and tunes.
Only you can make this decesion, but if your like me you'll just do it and the wish you'd have done it sooner and not worried about it or the warranty.
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