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Old 01-21-2012, 11:18 AM   #1
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K so pretty much it seems like the only thing I can do to my 2012 5.0 is exhaust without voiding my warranty .
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K so pretty much it seems like the only thing I can do to my 2012 5.0 is exhaust without voiding my warranty .
Ehh, who needs a warranty! Mod the hell out of it!! j/k

well, its either do it or take the safe route ya know...
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Live and mod by this. Anything you touch will have no warranty.
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You can do a CAI w/out tune as well. Here is the thing...some people will disagree others will agree, others won't care...but it depends on your dealer, service department as well. I have been told by my service manager that if the part I modded caused the damage/problem then the damage/problem will not be warranted. So, the warranty regardless of mod is still good for the rest of the car. This has been my experience in the past.
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You can do a CAI w/out tune as well. Here is the thing...some people will disagree others will agree, others won't care...but it depends on your dealer, service department as well. I have been told by my service manager that if the part I modded caused the damage/problem then the damage/problem will not be warranted. So, the warranty regardless of mod is still good for the rest of the car. This has been my experience in the past.
This is also what I was told..
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K thanks .so intake no tune and exhaust.
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K thanks .so intake no tune and exhaust.
Keep in mind you probably won't gain any HP for the CAI without the tune. But it will look good and if you get a C&L it will have a cool little whine noise with it. At least it was on the 2011 V6 I had.
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OR...you can make friends with the techs at your local Ford dealer! I'm a tech at a Ford dealer and there are a couple of mustangs that come in for service on occasion which don't have cats and such. So the customers request the work be done by guys they know who don't give an eff.
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OR...you can make friends with the techs at your local Ford dealer! I'm a tech at a Ford dealer and there are a couple of mustangs that come in for service on occasion which don't have cats and such. So the customers request the work be done by guys they know who don't give an eff.
But if you blow an engine or tranny or something serious they have to call in an engineer.. They wanted to call one in to look at my wheels when they were pitting of i wanted them to replace them but they decided to that they would paint them for me which is what I really wanted to start with..
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But if you blow an engine or tranny or something serious they have to call in an engineer.. They wanted to call one in to look at my wheels when they were pitting of i wanted them to replace them but they decided to that they would paint them for me which is what I really wanted to start with..
yea that's true. i just meant regular maintenance and repairs, a lot of guys don't care, they aren't gonna be like "oh we better void the warranty cause they've obviously modded it". well, most of the ppl i work with dont care anyways
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the cold air w/ tune VS no cold air with tune will be put to test on my buddies 2012 auto this saturday. he will put tune in and run it. Then put cold air in it with tune and run it. He plans to prove the cold air is worthless agian.
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the cold air w/ tune VS no cold air with tune will be put to test on my buddies 2012 auto this saturday. he will put tune in and run it. Then put cold air in it with tune and run it. He plans to prove the cold air is worthless agian.
Just a quick question dude... I see you dont talk to highly about cai and i was just wondering, I see you have a jlt cai with a boss intake manifold btw your motor looks sweet. I just wanted to ask you why your running a cai and not your stock air box? Besides the appearance do you agree that the stock cai the coyote comes with provides the same amount of performance / airflow as your jlt? Or did you see an improvement over stock...
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He can probably answer it better but I think it's a different story when boosted. The jlts supposed to add 1-1.5 psi.
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Just a quick question dude... I see you dont talk to highly about cai and i was just wondering, I see you have a jlt cai with a boss intake manifold btw your motor looks sweet. I just wanted to ask you why your running a cai and not your stock air box? Besides the appearance do you agree that the stock cai the coyote comes with provides the same amount of performance / airflow as your jlt? Or did you see an improvement over stock...
The open air box is better for the blower. The open filter on the blower indeed adds about 1.5 over stock air box. And I am running the Vortewch cold air with it. On a N/A car several guys have tested and showed it is worthless. I will make some vidoes this weekend with my buddies to prove this.

no cold air here. and this is one of my buddies car that I will be racing with this weekend. Even with his shifting issue(shift 1-2 1000rpms early) still ran a 10.9 at almost full weight. Not a stripped down race car like JPC or WBM.
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yea that's true. i just meant regular maintenance and repairs, a lot of guys don't care, they aren't gonna be like "oh we better void the warranty cause they've obviously modded it". well, most of the ppl i work with dont care anyways
They can't just do that. The dealership is required to prove the mod caused the failure before they can void the warranty.
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K so pretty much it seems like the only thing I can do to my 2012 5.0 is exhaust without voiding my warranty .
I thought about this some more…if you mod your Mustang once you will just void the warranty in the end..Why because as a Mustang owner you either mod it or you keep it stock. Once you do the first Mod you won’t be able to stop…I can only imagine it’s how someone becomes a crack addict…once you start you can’t stop…you need another fix, and another and another. And before you know it the Mustang you bought is no longer the Mustang you had instead you have transformed it into this beast that you see…Just like a crack addict over time they don’t look the same either or feel the same… and the warranty on their life begins to fail or is voided all together.

So my suggestion is this…don’t mod it unless you want to become an addict…if you do become a mod addict you run the chance of voiding your warranty, but you have one of the largest support groups right here at ME…Good luck…

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Hi my name is Alan and I’m a Mustang mod addict… as the group responds Hi Alan….
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I thought about this some more…if you mod your Mustang once you will just void the warranty in the end..Why because as a Mustang owner you either mod it or you keep it stock. Once you do the first Mod you won’t be able to stop…I can only imagine it’s how someone becomes a crack addict…once you start you can’t stop…you need another fix, and another and another. And before you know it the Mustang you bought is no longer the Mustang you had instead you have transformed it into this beast that you see…Just like a crack addict over time they don’t look the same either or feel the same… and the warranty on their life begins to fail or is voided all together.

So my suggestion is this…don’t mod it unless you want to become an addict…if you do become a mod addict you run the chance of voiding your warranty, but you have one of the largest support groups right here at ME…Good luck…

And remember it starts off like this…

Hi my name is Alan and I’m a Mustang mod addict… as the group responds Hi Alan….
Hi Alan!

I can relate to this ... I had a '10 that I never touched and it remained stock for two years until I sold it. I bought my '11 last June/July and you can see my sig list. I have stuff installed or waiting to be installed that isn't even in there yet lol.
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The open air box is better for the blower. The open filter on the blower indeed adds about 1.5 over stock air box. And I am running the Vortewch cold air with it. On a N/A car several guys have tested and showed it is worthless. I will make some vidoes this weekend with my buddies to prove this.

no cold air here. and this is one of my buddies car that I will be racing with this weekend. Even with his shifting issue(shift 1-2 1000rpms early) still ran a 10.9 at almost full weight. Not a stripped down race car like JPC or WBM.
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I can relate to this ... I had a '10 that I never touched and it remained stock for two years until I sold it. I bought my '11 last June/July and you can see my sig list. I have stuff installed or waiting to be installed that isn't even in there yet lol.
LOL...I think we can all relate, but I think there are some in denial.

I think I'll wait to start putting my performance mods in before I change my sig...LOL
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mine is still stock (for now) except for axlebacks. the wife and i are buying a house right now, but once that's all done....wooohooo!!! the mustangs going under the knife! man...i'm starting to get that addict itch just thinkin bout it
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