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ArumnDark
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Apr 21, 8:46pm - #161725 
Butterfly removal = Warranty void?

I was thinking about removing the butterfly, but I was wondering if anyone knows if that will void the warranty?

Would I have to just put it back in before I took it to the shop?

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Apr 21, 8:47pm - #161726 
Always a good idea to replace stock parts before going back to the dealer. Give them less ammo for their gun of incompetant refusal.


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Apr 21, 8:48pm - #161727 
Gotcha!

Is taking out the butterfly at all difficult? I read the Installs section and it didn't seem toooo hard. Is it something a novice could handle with directions? smile

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Apr 21, 8:50pm - #161728 

There are federal laws that state that just because you have a modification to your vehicle, does not mean that it automatically voids your warranty.
They have to be able to prove that the modification did, in fact, cause the problem.

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Apr 21, 8:51pm - #161729 
Originally Posted by 5280vvti

There are federal laws that state that just because you have a modification to your vehicle, does not mean that it automatically voids your warranty.
They have to be able to prove that the modification did, in fact, cause the problem.


Go ahead and pull that on the dealer.

There is no federal law REQUIRING them to work on your car in a prompt fashion.

It's easy to stick it back in, why give them a reason to bitch.


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Apr 21, 9:08pm - #161730 
Originally Posted by DiabloGTS
Originally Posted by 5280vvti

There are federal laws that state that just because you have a modification to your vehicle, does not mean that it automatically voids your warranty.
They have to be able to prove that the modification did, in fact, cause the problem.


Go ahead and pull that on the dealer.

There is no federal law REQUIRING them to work on your car in a prompt fashion.

It's easy to stick it back in, why give them a reason to bitch.


True it is easy to just put it back in.
But it was to my understanding that the dealership cannot deny warranty work on your car without there being some sort of legitimate reason confused
Or do you mean that they would work on the car, but jsut take their sweet time on it?

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Apr 21, 9:12pm - #161731 
they would work on it, but you'd get it back in like 4 weeks.

Nothing says they have to do it fast.


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Apr 22, 6:38pm - #161732 
By removing what does it do?

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Apr 22, 6:59pm - #161733 
It's supposed to make you sound cooler, and give you small gains to HP.

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Apr 22, 7:27pm - #161734 
i just removed it and i don't really like it out, it could be my imagination but i think i lost some vvtl-i action and also some low end, i think it makes sense that it would help out, but i dont think it does, and i don't like the sound either, it sounds like something's leaking, i'm gunna put it back in and get an AEM CAI.

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Apr 22, 9:00pm - #161735 
by taking out the butterfly is just something to make your car sound better. The butterfly is like a mute and it trys to make the engine sound quieter.

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Apr 22, 9:22pm - #161736 
I would LOVE to get a CAI myself wink
I just don't have the money for one tongue

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