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Old 03-08-2010, 05:54 PM   #1
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Does installing Non-OEM parts void the factory Warranty?

[FONT="Arial"]Hello there,

Newb question here,

If I was to install non oem parts:

AIR RAID HIGH PERFORMANCE INTAKE FILTER

WITH JET PERFORMANCE STAGE I CHIP

and a DynoMax exhaust

would that void any warranties I have from the factory?

(I tried searching old posts with no luck)

Thanks

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Old 03-08-2010, 05:58 PM   #2
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No. The warranty will remain in tact. However, if any of the modifications where to be tied to a resulting problem, then that particular problem would not be covered by the warranty. For example, say your mass airflow sensor fails. Normally, that would be covered. However, if the MAF failure is tied to oil from the filter, then that repair would not be covered.

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Old 03-08-2010, 06:54 PM   #3
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There have been a bunch of MAF "troubles" based on oil contamination from using K & N oil impregnated filters-AFTER cleaning and RE-OILING

Evidentally, too much oil and not following the application directions !!

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Old 03-09-2010, 09:39 AM   #4
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I am not an expert but from what I have heard dealers will look to blame anything that you install for problems, within limitations. I have 24 months left on my warranty and have avoided adding any performance hardware. Sensor modifications, from reading other site posts, can even void emission tests and in some cases be in violation of emission laws...if this true or not I am uncertain but it sounds plausible. The air filter you mentioned was reviewed by several performance web sites and found to have little or no effect..again this may or may not be true but after reading the reviews I decided against buying one for my Jeep. My office mate had one and found it to be a pain with the cleaning and oil bit. He was certain the filter never properly cleaned after the first use.
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We've had numerous discussions about air filters

These different size/density/efficiency ones, can be benificial in auto racing and high RPMs--not for jeeps

just get the cheap paper ones, cleanem once in a while and change when you want to--I do

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Jimbox is right...the others are not worth the money or the hassle!
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Old 03-09-2010, 01:35 PM   #7
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FYI: Chrysler dealers will not even touch a car with any modified emissions in NY. Most dealers can test emissions and fooling with a car with any modified emissions electronics is considered a no no! (according to a local mechanic who does emissions testing).
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Especially under warranty, I'm into function over form. Hilldweller defines these thusly:

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There would have to be some serious farkle for me to consider messing with anything that would void a warranty with the engine or drive train. Right now I'm into driving it and having serious fun with it off the beaten path.
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In my previous M3 I went with a Streamline high performance air filter. No oil to screw up the MAF. I don't see it in a jeep. X2 with JIMBOX. No matter what you do it's never going to be a high performance vehicle. Use it for what it is and save your $ for some good trail mods. My Rubi will always get some good paper.
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Moss Magnuson act. Google it. They can't void your warranty for installing non OEM parts. They can deny warranty service if your modifications could have caused the failure in question. If your transmission goes out, and you have a Fram oil filter on, they can't do anything. If you chipped, intaked, and exhausted your engine, and the trans goes out, they may have a case against you. FYI if they deny warranty work, it doesnt void your warranty. It just means they won"t cover that individual failure.

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