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Old 08-22-2012, 11:20 AM   #1
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Intake without a tune?

I have a 2012 v6 and I saw that airaid had an intake where you wouldn't have to tune. Is it bad for your car if you didn't tune it or does it not matter? (I just don't want to void my warranty)
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Re: Intake without a tune?

The reason the Airaid intake, as well as most others, doesn't require a tune is because it keeps the intake ducting within a size range that allows the MAF sensor to still work properly. The intakes that require tunes are the ones with the larger intake tubing. Now a tune will definitely complement the intake, but if you're looking at keeping the warranty, then the Airaid intake is safe to use by itself and you'll still see decent gains from it.
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If I got the air aid without a tune would it be bad for the car or still make it better? Also with the air aid I could always buy a tune later down the road when my warranty is up without purchasing a different intake right?
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U will prob void ur warranty by using anything that's not ford racing
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Old 08-22-2012, 12:18 PM   #5
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Intake shouldn't void warranty but check with your local dealer and ask. A tune will void it.
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Old 08-22-2012, 12:19 PM   #6
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If u fart wrong it will prob void ur warranty
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Old 08-22-2012, 12:31 PM   #7
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Re: Intake without a tune?

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If u fart wrong it will prob void ur warranty


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Intake shouldn't void warranty but check with your local dealer and ask. A tune will void it.
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I think I read in the manual, no farting on the seats, instantly voids the warranty.

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You need a tuner to disable the af (anti-fart) sensor.
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I think I read in the manual, no farting on the seats, instantly voids the warranty.

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You need a tuner to disable the af (anti-fart) sensor.
Damn then mines void!!! LOL
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Damn then mines void!!! LOL
No kidding, I think I voided mine on the test drive then.
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Damn then I voided a lot of cars at the dealer ship...
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If u fart wrong it will prob void ur warranty
That's why Ford never wanted to fix my car! That explains it!
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Re: Intake without a tune?

i dont think the airaid will void it, i have the airaid cai bought it off here. i seen my mpg go up the next day. and as far as power im not sure if i feel it orf if its in my head but it seems like after 3000 rpms it wants to go a little more then it did .
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The reason the Airaid intake, as well as most others, doesn't require a tune is because it keeps the intake ducting within a size range that allows the MAF sensor to still work properly. The intakes that require tunes are the ones with the larger intake tubing. Now a tune will definitely complement the intake, but if you're looking at keeping the warranty, then the Airaid intake is safe to use by itself and you'll still see decent gains from it.
Honestly, don't assume. The only opinion that's going to matter in the long run is the dealer if you need warranty work. And every dealer might have a different opinion.

I talked to mine specifically about this and they said that air flow can affect pretty much everything from intake to exhaust. If I put on a non Ford part and there is a problem that has anything to do with that part or system that can be affected by that part then warranty won't cover the repair. Right or wrong that's exactly the answer I got.

What you get might be different. If you care about the warranty at all then what does it cost you to have a frank, face to face with the guys in the service department at your dealer?

Personally I am beginning to care about the warranty less and less. I just haven't heard anyone having issues with our cars... But then I've had my 2013 only since March 30. YMMV on every level.

I don't mean to jack the thread but I gotta ask. I bought into an extended warranty. I thought it a great deal for the price at the time but did I waste my money? Has anyone really had any significant warranty-covered issues with our cars?
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Re: Intake without a tune?

how much was the extended warrenty, if you don't mind me asking.
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Re: Intake without a tune?

I paid $900 to boost the warranty to 5 years / 60k. This was far lower than any warranty extension offered by place I got the loan to cover the difference between my trade + cash down.

Circling back to the OP's topic, I'm watching (eagerly and hopefully) to see if warranty work really is common or not. I don't want to waste money spent on a warranty, but if I already pretty much did waste that cash because there are practically no issues with this car, then why wait on the CAI/Tune and (for me anyway) Ford Racing gears?

I'll probably go back to the dealership to ask if they'd install gears for me and then also ask how often they've had customers of 2011-2013 V6 Mustangs return for warranty work, and about how many customers they have had for those cars. If the answer is "none" and "lots of customers" of some sort, I might tell them the heck with the warranty, put in my mods.
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im headed tocthe dealer now an oil change im going to ask them if the cai voids my warrenty and if axle backs will as well
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i asked and they said NO
only if damage is done while installing it. thats on axle backs and CAI. they where not sure on a tune although they sell them?.?. but thays what my.sealer told me

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i asked and they said NO
only if damage is done while installing it. thats on axle backs and CAI. they where not sure on a tune although they sell them?.?. but thays what my.dealer told me.
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$900 for ur extended warranty....I'm gonna say I took the big dealer weenie with my $1800 extended warranty. Lol
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$900 for ur extended warranty....I'm gonna say I took the big dealer weenie with my $1800 extended warranty. Lol
Mine was the same too. Except it was 5 year 100k bumper to bumper. Made my payment go up a little bit or something like that I think.
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I have a 2012 v6 and I saw that airaid had an intake where you wouldn't have to tune. Is it bad for your car if you didn't tune it or does it not matter? (I just don't want to void my warranty)
usually, if an intake doesn't require a tune, then you won't get much of a performance gain out of it. but yes, you can get the cai without a tune.
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Old 08-25-2012, 01:48 PM   #22
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Re: Intake without a tune?

Isnt the factory warranty:

Basic 3 year / 36,000 miles
Free Maintenance N/A
Drivetrain 5 year / 60,000 miles
Roadside 5 year / 60,000 miles
Rust 5 year / Unlimited miles


So why pay for extra for the 60,000 warranty when most of it is covered under a 60k factory warranty?
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Old 08-26-2012, 07:43 PM   #23
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Re: Intake without a tune?

we installed a BBK on our 2005 4.0 three years ago and last yr did a tune, although it did not require it. Just installed another BBK on our 2013 3.7 this week and magnaflows and noticed immediately quicker throttle response, plus 2 plus mpg.with the old 4.0 and a tune it required at least 89 octane and the mileage was barely 22.
these two mods alone made up for not doing a tune and of course we still are legal for warranty.
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Old 09-04-2012, 09:01 PM   #24
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You should get a tune before a cai, you can have an intake without one but all of the noticeable gains would be in your head, a bama tune did wonders for me
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