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Old 08-14-2012, 01:27 PM   #1
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Custom tuneing not void warranty?

So ive been e mailing this guy from my local dealership and he says that if I tune my engine it won't void warranty the only reason it would void my warranty is for something stupid like I took of the speed limiter or rev limiter but if I want to ad like gears or a cai and tune it it would be fine anyone ever done this and got away with it?
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You new to talk to the shop, not the dealer. Some will let you get away with it some won't. And if you buy a tuner like the BAMA one you can tune it back to stick setting before you take it in so they won't know....
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You new to talk to the shop, not the dealer. Some will let you get away with it some won't. And if you buy a tuner like the BAMA one you can tune it back to stick setting before you take it in so they won't know....
the 2011 up mustangs' ECUs leave a timestamp every time someone tunes the car. so if they wanted to, they could check and tell.
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the 2011 up mustangs' ECUs leave a timestamp every time someone tunes the car. so if they wanted to, they could check and tell.
OoOOoooo....did not know this, thank you for the tidbit! And also...FML haha
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OoOOoooo....did not know this, thank you for the tidbit! And also...FML haha
Haha as long as you didn't tune it too bad I'm sure you're fine
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Haha as long as you didn't tune it too bad I'm sure you're fine
I'm currently running the BAMA 93 performance tune.....my concern is the governor. I drive fast(I mean shoot I live in Germany....) when I tuned it, the governor went to 125MPH.


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Old 08-14-2012, 03:23 PM   #7
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Don't go faster than 125, unless you want your tires to explode or your driveshaft in the cabin
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Yeah, if you do a lot of driving on the autobahn, you should definitely upgrade to a one piece aluminum driveshaft and better tires is always a plus.
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Don't go faster than 125, unless you want your tires to explode or your driveshaft in the cabin
Funny. Most sports cars like the genesis and GT can go over 125. I think a camery can as well. Not mention those pesky Z cars.
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Our driveshaft isn't capable of going over 135
Last time I or near that was on a joyride
I didn't know about the driveshaft exploding at the time and went 125
10 mph away from effing up my car

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We have a 40 pound 2 piece driveshaft
If u wanna go faster than 135 you should get a 1 piece aluminum driveshaft

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Our driveshaft isn't capable of going over 135
Last time I or near that was on a joyride
I didn't know about the driveshaft exploding at the time and went 125
10 mph away from effing up my car

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We have a 40 pound 2 piece driveshaft
If u wanna go faster than 135 you should get a 1 piece aluminum driveshaft
The tires on the v6 (non performance)) are rated to about 118
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Re: Custom tuneing not void warranty?

If you are going to go back to the stock tune and you dont want your dealer to see the time stamp you need to completely clear out the cache after you return to the stock tune. You do this by turning on all your accessories with the car off and drain the battery completely. I bet unhooking the battery for an 1hr would do it too. I heard this from a tuning specialist at A/M. I really dont plan on tuning mine unless it gets a blower which would void the warranty anyway but for all of you who do or will, that is good info right there. The dealer will see a code for a dead battery. They can't see any other time stamp as the computer was completely shut off. Tell them your battery died, you got a jump (if they ask). They have no proof otherwise to question it. Dont ever tell them you tune. Ever. Be sure too be very very careful when replacing the stock parts as to not put wear on the bolts. That they will check to see if parts were possibly removed and put back to stock.
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Our driveshaft isn't capable of going over 135
Last time I or near that was on a joyride
I didn't know about the driveshaft exploding at the time and went 125
10 mph away from effing up my car

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We have a 40 pound 2 piece driveshaft
If u wanna go faster than 135 you should get a 1 piece aluminum driveshaft

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The tires on the v6 (non performance)) are rated to about 118
Tires on performance package are "z" rated....it is my understanding the speed rating for that is 186? And yeah I'm working on the driveshaft. If anyone wants to donate to my cause I set up a charity fund! Haha dang army don't pay me enough!!!!
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I'm currently running the BAMA 93 performance tune.....my concern is the governor. I drive fast(I mean shoot I live in Germany....) when I tuned it, the governor went to 125MPH.

Sorry to hijack the post...
Bama won't get rid of the governor? A custom tune will.. Don't know if u could find that for a ford out of the states tho
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Bama won't get rid of the governor? A custom tune will.. Don't know if u could find that for a ford out of the states tho
Yes they will? And the rev too. I'm deleting mine when I get my tuner.
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Bama won't get rid of the governor? A custom tune will.. Don't know if u could find that for a ford out of the states tho
The driveshaft can't handle speeds over 130ish everyone says a different speed but either day the sixxer driveshaft is *****. So until I get an aluminum one I'm leaving it on. I'm not gonna pay outta pocket when that thing goes bust.
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Re: Custom tuneing not void warranty?

Custom Tunes do get rid of governor. I topped out at 128 last weekend. (Pirelli Zero tires) Also - Bama has a gap warranty, check it out on their website.
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Old 08-15-2012, 12:48 PM   #17
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Has anyone ever had a tune and then had warranty work done?
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Has anyone ever had a tune and then had warranty work done?
I don't think so because the cars run better than factory lol unless your stupid and pop your driveshaft
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There is no way to clear the memory of a tune being on a car our diagnostic equipment at the dealer picks up on it every time, seen way too many guys get burned on their warranty
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Tires on performance package are "z" rated....it is my understanding the speed rating for that is 186? And yeah I'm working on the driveshaft. If anyone wants to donate to my cause I set up a charity fund! Haha dang army don't pay me enough!!!!
you'll fund match right

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I don't think so because the cars run better than factory lol unless your stupid and pop your driveshaft
like this guy!!!!!!!!

this vid scared the ***** out of me cuz the speakers were loud.
lower the volume just saying!
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like this guy!!!!!!!!

this vid scared the ***** out of me cuz the speakers were loud.
lower the volume just saying!
Dang going that fast and just all of a sudden breaking down I would have a heart attack
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Re: Custom tuneing not void warranty?

he's lucky the driveshaft didn't end up in his cabin.
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he's lucky the driveshaft didn't end up in his cabin.
Yeah seriously!
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Re: Custom tuneing not void warranty?

I haves the 3.7 tick warranty work done and left my BBR tune on the vehicle. I don't know if they didn't check or didn't care not a word was said..
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Re: Custom tuneing not void warranty?

How would they even know you had a tune unless they were actively searching for one? It only modifies things that happen if you're pushing the car hard. Most people would probably never even notice.
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you'll fund match right

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like this guy!!!!!!!!

this vid scared the ***** out of me cuz the speakers were loud.
lower the volume just saying!
I saw the video. I thought people were kidding and now I can't preach it enough!

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I am my warranty. It doesn't bother me. Just means one less person that can potentially ruin my car.
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Re: Custom tuneing not void warranty?

I don't think anyone else has had a driveshaft split during a high speed run, only some on dynos (and it seems those were actually old aluminum ones from shaftmasters?). Anyway, I think it's still debatable but I'm not willing to be the guinea pig
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like this guy!!!!!!!!

this vid scared the ***** out of me cuz the speakers were loud.
lower the volume just saying!
Oh indeed and I'll throw in a free trip on the autobahn. You just have to pay airfare lol!


And holy ****. That scares me. I go 125 everyday damn near.
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Yea to be safe you have to ease up off the gas don't just let go
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I don't think anyone else has had a driveshaft split during a high speed run, only some on dynos (and it seems those were actually old aluminum ones from shaftmasters?). Anyway, I think it's still debatable but I'm not willing to be the guinea pig
I've heard people say they've been over 140 w/ stock driveshaft. Whether theirs any truth to that idk and I wouldn't want to risk it either. And unless you're in Germany or a track, I don't see any reason to go faster then the governor so not sure why everyone is so worried??
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Re: Custom tuneing not void warranty?

Even at the track (dragstrip), cars aren't even trapping more than the governor unless they're hella fast boosted to the gills. An actual road course is a different matter.
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Even at the track (dragstrip), cars aren't even trapping more than the governor unless they're hella fast boosted to the gills. An actual road course is a different matter.
And whatever mods you did to the car to make it hella fat probably voided the warranty
Just sayin
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I dont see how a driveshaft can be related to vehicle speed. Your driveshaft doesn't know what 10 mph is or 110 mph, what it does know is 2000 rpms, 4562 rpms, 7000 rpms. Driveshaft is affected by engine speed not vehicle speed so whether you are going 7k rpms in first gear or 7k rpms in 5th gear it's the same to the driveshaft.

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I dont see how a driveshaft can be related to vehicle speed. Your driveshaft doesn't know what 10 mph is or 110 mph, what it does know is 2000 rpms, 4562 rpms, 7000 rpms. Driveshaft is affected by engine speed not vehicle speed so whether you are going 7k rpms in first gear or 7k rpms in 5th gear it's the same to the driveshaft.

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Rotations per minute. And it does rotate. Duh. And in that one video of the driveshaft snapping he was cruising at 2k then went 135mph at I think 6 or 7k rpm. But either way I don't want to try it yet.
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Rotations per minute. And it does rotate. Duh. And in that one video of the driveshaft snapping he was cruising at 2k then went 135mph at I think 6 or 7k rpm. But either way I don't want to try it yet.
What are you trying to say? That made no sense.

I know what rpms stands for... That was not a question. I also know that the driveshaft rotates... That also was not a question. Vehicle speed, as in how fast the car is moving, is not the same thing as engine speed, or rpms, which is the rate at which the engine rotates the crankshaft and everything between the 2. The only thing I am unsure of is the amount of stress on the driveshaft trying to rotate the gears in the differential created by the gear in the transmission.

So again, not sure what you're saying.
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