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Old 03-23-2012, 12:16 AM   #1
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Does installing an aftermarket exhaust such as Borla, or Roush, void the factory warranty? Does it matter if it's cat-back or axle-back? Thanks. Looking at Borla S-Type, Borla Atak, and Roush. Decisions, decisions...
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Does installing an aftermarket exhaust such as Borla, or Roush, void the factory warranty? Does it matter if it's cat-back or axle-back? Thanks. Looking at Borla S-Type, Borla Atak, and Roush. Decisions, decisions...
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Short answer is no
Hmm. Interesting. Even if I install them myself?
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Hmm. Interesting. Even if I install them myself?
Should not be an issue, unless you damage something during the issue. Even then, there isn't much of a chance of you breaking something installing axle backs.
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Hmm. Interesting. Even if I install them myself?
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Does installing an aftermarket exhaust such as Borla, or Roush, void the factory warranty? Does it matter if it's cat-back or axle-back? Thanks. Looking at Borla S-Type, Borla Atak, and Roush. Decisions, decisions...
If you read the factory warrant in its entirety, you will find that installing aftermarket exhaust can void your warranty. The dealership would have to be a bunch of a-holes, but it can happen. Anything added to that car that can affect performance in any way can void it. Fords logic is that changing the exhaust effects the back pressure, which it can, and balance of the entire system.

Somewhere in here someone posted a sheet that talked about this very issue and it that document it clearly states that exhaust, gears, tunes, CAI, and what not will void the warranty. Just beware. Ford is keeping a tight noose on these cars.
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**** em.....do your thing,you only live once.
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**** em.....do your thing,you only live once.
This. The factory warranty is kinda a joke anyways, ask all the people who have transmission problems and are told it's "normal."
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A/M exhaust can and mostly will void a warranty only if ford sends a warranty adjuster to the shop most dealers don't give a F about it as long as the cats/manifold aren't messed with
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I recently had a change of heart to the warranty **** it, if it breaks build it better. We bought mustangs not priuses. So i say mod the **** out of it!!
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I recently had a change of heart to the warranty **** it, if it breaks build it better. We bought mustangs not priuses. So i say mod the **** out of it!!
You and me would get along great.
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I recently had a change of heart to the warranty **** it, if it breaks build it better. We bought mustangs not priuses. So i say mod the **** out of it!!
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You and me would get along great.
I'm still pissed about the warranty I bought from Ford. I had zero mods and 2 items break that should've been covered, but magically they were not!

First issue was the TPS sensor, 2nd was the brake calipers sized they said, oh you need new brakes, your Rotor is frozen, okay I thought. Believing them, I fixed the issue myself and got better parts. Found out my pads and rotors are just fine. Never again will I waste $1,000 on the after market factory warranty.
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I'm still pissed about the warranty I bought from Ford. I had zero mods and 2 items break that should've been covered, but magically they were not!

First issue was the TPS sensor, 2nd was the brake calipers sized they said, oh you need new brakes, your Rotor is frozen, okay I thought. Believing them, I fixed the issue myself and got better parts. Found out my pads and rotors are just fine. Never again will I waste $1,000 on the after market factory warranty.
You never! Never! Never ever ever ever ever ever ever ever buy an extended warranty! I too learned this the hard way with my '05 Expedition.
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It really is a joke i went in for the infamous stiff shifter issue and they had no idea what i was talking about. I left the car and they found a note on their boards about the stiff shifter got the car back its a little better but feels like im shifting with lego blocks instead of a shifter. Im just going royal purple later honestly the techs are like idiots it was a guy who cant even speak english??? im not trusting them with my ride screw tht
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I'm still pissed about the warranty I bought from Ford. I had zero mods and 2 items break that should've been covered, but magically they were not!

First issue was the TPS sensor, 2nd was the brake calipers sized they said, oh you need new brakes, your Rotor is frozen, okay I thought. Believing them, I fixed the issue myself and got better parts. Found out my pads and rotors are just fine. Never again will I waste $1,000 on the after market factory warranty.
Brakes are 12/12 warranty

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You never! Never! Never ever ever ever ever ever ever ever buy an extended warranty! I too learned this the hard way with my '05 Expedition.
Factory ford extended warranties are actually very good
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Factory ford extended warranties are actually very good
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Brakes are 12/12 warranty

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Factory ford extended warranties are actually very good
You must own stock or work for Ford..
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Yes I do work for them, I just get tired of people bad mouthing dealerships or the techs (which is me) when ford basically has the ending say so!
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Yes I do work for them, I just get tired of people bad mouthing dealerships or the techs (which is me) when ford basically has the ending say so!
Yes ford does have the end say so. This is what a lot of people don't undertsand though. They get bought in by a salesman that oh ya this covered or that. Or the finance guy selling the warranty's that x and x is cover no matter what. Also a lot of service departments don't know about TSB's out there. And its not just Ford. Its all car makers. I ave went around with GM as well on my G8.
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You never! Never! Never ever ever ever ever ever ever ever buy an extended warranty! I too learned this the hard way with my '05 Expedition.
Yeah, the payout is so little. I would never buy a warranty again. The best case scenario is you break even. I learned the hard way as well.

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Yes ford does have the end say so. This is what a lot of people don't undertsand though. They get bought in by a salesman that oh ya this covered or that. Or the finance guy selling the warranty's that x and x is cover no matter what. Also a lot of service departments don't know about TSB's out there. And its not just Ford. Its all car makers. I ave went around with GM as well on my G8.
Oh yeah my brother got led in by that. It sounds great, but when you break the bill down its like I paid that, for what to go wrong? I've found you have to stay on top of service departments.

For the most part if the car is reliable like the Mustang, you don't have to worry.

Just keep a good emergency fund a $1,000-$2,000 should do, that's better than any warranty, and bookmark American Muscle, so you can hit them up first.
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Yeah, the payout is so little. I would never buy a warranty again. The best case scenario is you break even. I learned the hard way as well.



Oh yeah my brother got led in by that. It sounds great, but when you break the bill down its like I paid that, for what to go wrong? I've found you have to stay on top of service departments.

For the most part if the car is reliable like the Mustang, you don't have to worry.

Just keep a good emergency fund a $1,000-$2,000 should do, that's better than any warranty, and bookmark American Muscle, so you can hit them up first.
I hit latemodelrestoration up. They are 30 min from my house. LOL


My wife has been working at a dealer for over 6 yrs. Selling cars and what not. She will be first one to tell you all that BS they try to sell you is just that. BS..only thing worth getting is GAP insurance.
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All the "extras" the dealers try to get you on do nothing more than fatten their bottom line. Your safest bet is to hold off on modifications for a while and get some miles on the car, say 5-10k or so. If its gonna break, chances are it will happen sooner rather than later. My a/c went out at around 10k miles with a pin hole in the condenser. No other problems since, knock on wood. Play it safe at first, then mod the heck out of it and say to hell with the warranty.
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do the exhaust after the warranty wears out
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do the exhaust after the warranty wears out
+1 or a couple thousand before its runs out if your eager lol
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Dealerships earn bonuses by selling them. Salesman receive commission on them. They are very customer friendly when selling them, however there's always that catch! I'm not bad mouthing anyone but that's how it is. Save your money!
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I'm still pissed about the warranty I bought from Ford. I had zero mods and 2 items break that should've been covered, but magically they were not!

First issue was the TPS sensor, 2nd was the brake calipers sized they said, oh you need new brakes, your Rotor is frozen, okay I thought. Believing them, I fixed the issue myself and got better parts. Found out my pads and rotors are just fine. Never again will I waste $1,000 on the after market factory warranty.
I also got the factory warranty I've been fighting with them about a tranny issue with the synchros they said it was fine when it's been test driven...... so I'm just ripping the tranny out when it fails and it's getting an aftermarket six speed, the warranty was a joke and a waste of money
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Actually you only die once.
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Actually you only die once.
Unless you believe in reincarnation

Sorry just being a smart ***.... lol couldn't help it
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Technically some people die and are brought backto life at hospitals when their hearts stop and they shockem back to life.
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Technically some people die and are brought backto life at hospitals when their hearts stop and they shockem back to life.
That's cardiac arrest. Not death.
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That's cardiac arrest. Not death.
Not what he's talking about.. Not that it matters since this is NOT a medical term forum!!
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Not what he's talking about.. Not that it matters since this is NOT a medical term forum!!
Lmfao im just poking fun is all
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It all depends on your dealer. My place told me they do whatever they can to not void ur warranty because they lose money too. The dealership would have to 100% prove that ur new exhaust is the sole reason a problem occurred which is a slim chance. Go for it.
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It all depends on your dealer. My place told me they do whatever they can to not void ur warranty because they lose money too. The dealership would have to 100% prove that ur new exhaust is the sole reason a problem occurred which is a slim chance. Go for it.
Up to FORD not the dealership.. If its something small I'm sure they would but tranny, engine, rear end, etc.. Has to be looked at by an engineer from BIG Ford.. Even paint... If they want payed for the warranty work that is...
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True but ur dealership is going to avoid at all costs voiding ur warranty is my point. Show me a warranty voided by a aftermarket exhaust.
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