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cariacou 05-17-2013 04:14 PM

Taking Car to Dealer. CAI+Gears - Remove Tune ?
 
I am taking my car to the dealership on monday for a regular check up.

I have a Steeda CAI + 4.10 Gears on my 2011 v6 auto.

Is it ok if I tune it back to stock for driving ~20 miles round trip ?

Or Should I be worried about the gears/CAI and tune it on his parking lot ?

MrSandman 05-17-2013 05:23 PM

If your worried, put back the stock air box and stock tune. Don't worry about the gears. Returning to stock tune air box only takes about 30 minutes and might give you piece of mind.

MrSandman 05-17-2013 05:47 PM

For clarity ...do not go back to stock tune and leave the CAI on. If you do stock tune, you have to put stock air box back on.

Nuke 05-17-2013 05:57 PM

Why are you even worried about it? It's a regular check-up, not a failure of anything. Of course, if you're easily intimidated by a dealership that pulls stupid **** like that, then you need to return to stock including the airbox. But be sure to bring an extra pair of panties in case you soil yours when the dealership says "boo".

I've had warranty work at 2 dealerships with my CAI & tune and they never said a negative thing. On the contrary; I had 2 techs comment on how well the car ran and they felt it was a good tune.

You need to add another choice: Who gives a flying f**k WHAT the dealer thinks?

Boaisy 05-17-2013 07:57 PM

dealers really don't care about it unless there is an engine failure that they can blame the tune/mods on. other than that, most do not mind. just make sure you are friends with the techs/service writers, not a prick.

2005Redfire6 05-17-2013 08:06 PM

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Originally Posted by Nuke (Post 8215488)
Why are you even worried about it? It's a regular check-up, not a failure of anything. Of course, if you're easily intimidated by a dealership that pulls stupid **** like that, then you need to return to stock including the airbox. But be sure to bring an extra pair of panties in case you soil yours when the dealership says "boo".

I've had warranty work at 2 dealerships with my CAI & tune and they never said a negative thing. On the contrary; I had 2 techs comment on how well the car ran and they felt it was a good tune.

You need to add another choice: Who gives a flying f**k WHAT the dealer thinks?

I second that....

BrazenStang 05-17-2013 10:26 PM

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Originally Posted by 2005Redfire6
Quote:

Originally Posted by Nuke

Why are you even worried about it? It's a regular check-up, not a failure of anything. Of course, if you're easily intimidated by a dealership that pulls stupid **** like that, then you need to return to stock including the airbox. But be sure to bring an extra pair of panties in case you soil yours when the dealership says "boo".

I've had warranty work at 2 dealerships with my CAI &: tune and they never said a negative thing. On the contrary; I had 2 techs comment on how well the car ran and they felt it was a good tune.

You need to add another choice: Who gives a flying f**k WHAT the dealer thinks?

I second that....

I third that. But for someone who has that much work done to their car with no issues... why do you need a regular check up? what does that mean? you just want to find out how bad the dealer can gouge you to change the fluids?


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cariacou 05-18-2013 04:11 AM

thanks for the answers guys but dang... what an aggressive thread.

didn't mean to bring so much confrontation on board.

And the check up is because I'm soon going out of warranty.

Nuke 05-18-2013 07:47 AM

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Originally Posted by cariacou (Post 8215659)
... dang... what an aggressive thread.

didn't mean to bring so much confrontation on board.....

No sweat. We do this often because we can be a bunch of confrontational retards (myself MAJORLY included) but we mean well. The issue of whether a tune voids a warranty and if you should return to stock (like a wuss, IMO) is an old, old argument which often gets heated discussions going; almost as heated as the auto vs. manual discussion. But what good is having an opinion if EVERYONE shares that opinion? Boring....

BrazenStang 05-18-2013 08:05 AM

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Originally Posted by cariacou (Post 8215659)
thanks for the answers guys but dang... what an aggressive thread.

didn't mean to bring so much confrontation on board.

And the check up is because I'm soon going out of warranty.

+1 to what Nuke just said. Sorry to grill you with the questions, I was thinking it came out more like a bunch of buddies drinking and hanging out in the garage. After re-reading, it doesn't always come out the way I had intended. :icon_beerchug:

BleedinBlue 05-18-2013 11:39 AM

Indeed. I voted "No" not because I believe it could be harmful to drive 20 miles on the stock tune with aftermarket gears, but because I believe it to be pointless.

Vegasrph98 05-18-2013 01:02 PM

Just my 2 cents, but if you are running out of warranty and the car is running fine, just leave all your mods how they are. A check up is a good idea, just be mindful what the dealer might suggest and how much they charge to do it. I personally dont see the need to temporarily return the car to stock form just for a check-up.

dmhines 05-18-2013 03:11 PM

You'd probably get a check engine light immediately if you ran CAI and stock tune.

BleedinBlue 05-18-2013 03:17 PM

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Originally Posted by dmhines (Post 8215869)
You'd probably get a check engine light immediately if you ran CAI and stock tune.

I assumed he was going to put the stock air box on before changing to the stock tune.

dmhines 05-18-2013 03:44 PM

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Originally Posted by BleedinBlue (Post 8215872)
I assumed he was going to put the stock air box on before changing to the stock tune.

Not according to first post.

Lem-06 05-18-2013 05:44 PM

checkup because your going out of warranty soon?
who cares then, drive in at red line with a big ass grin on your face not like they will refuse to work on your car because it has an intake/tune on it

CaptainRon 05-18-2013 06:19 PM

If your that intimidated about going to the dealership over a CAI & Tune just for a checkup then you are driving the wrong car.

Ricardo 05-18-2013 09:45 PM

I just tell the service rep to specifically tell the mechanic that my tune is aftermarket. Most appreciate the heads up.

cariacou 05-19-2013 01:27 AM

thanks for all the info ! I won't worry about the tune then and just leave the car as is. will post update if there is any issue

Andy13186 05-19-2013 11:48 AM

if you have no issues related to the engine that they are fixing or diagnosing, i would definatly not remove it.


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