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View Poll Results: Can I drive 20 miles on stock tune with 410 & CAI ?
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Taking Car to Dealer. CAI+Gears - Remove Tune ?

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Old 05-17-2013, 04:14 PM   #1
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Default 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 ?
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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.
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Old 05-17-2013, 05:47 PM   #3
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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.
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Old 05-17-2013, 05:57 PM   #4
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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?
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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 *****.
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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....
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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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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.
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... 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....
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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.
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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.
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Old 05-18-2013, 01:02 PM   #12
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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.
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You'd probably get a check engine light immediately if you ran CAI and stock tune.
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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.
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I assumed he was going to put the stock air box on before changing to the stock tune.
Not according to first post.
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checkup because your going out of warranty soon?
who cares then, drive in at red line with a big *** grin on your face not like they will refuse to work on your car because it has an intake/tune on it
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If your that intimidated about going to the dealership over a CAI & Tune just for a checkup then you are driving the wrong car.
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I just tell the service rep to specifically tell the mechanic that my tune is aftermarket. Most appreciate the heads up.
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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
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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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