That is absolutely not true. If the shop and mechanics are good at all, they will not shoot down your warranty unless it is obvious.You can pretty much kiss the powertrain warranty good bye if you do it.
There is not much they can't blame on bolting on 60+ hp.
Seriously. Do you think that you could drive into a Ford dealership and claim warranty work on the drivetrain with a after market SUPERCHARGER. It may happen with as you put it "good mechanic". But, highly unlikely to ever happen. Maybe if the person with the s/c installed was very knowledgeable about cars in general, but the average joe blow would never be able to pull it off. I know this is not right in most cases, but it would be damn easy for any Ford dealer to point the finger at the s/c...I would if I worked there because more often than not it would be due to the install. I just dont see it happening, not after getting crap for having an aftermarket exhaust system. I could only imagine what they would say to me if they popped the hood and saw a s/c sitting there. I am also in compliance with "kiss your powertrain warranty goodbye" statement. I dont plan on trying to get any warranty work done on my car after installing my JRSC. I know the law states they have to prove the s/c caused the problem, but come on with it being linked to almost everything in the engine by way of the belt how could they not blame it on the s/c, and prove it. Just my opinion I am curious to hear other thoughts and opinions on this subject, I would really like to change my mind about this, but I just cant see this happening at a Ford dealer near me.
I very much agree. Besides, some folks have this backwards. Ford doesn't have to prove the aftermarket part caused the problem, the owner would have to prove that it didn't. How deep are your pockets in arguing your position in court? I hear Ford's pockets are pretty deep.Seriously? I can't believe anyone thinks they can pull it off. Maybe one in a million but definately not large scale.
I like this idea. My dealer kind of told me something similar to this at the time of purchase. They said that if I got any aftermarket products I better have them install, or I would probably get a lot of trouble with my warranty. As you said you would pay out the ying yang for the install, and also for the parts if you got it from them. Just kind of annoying when you know you could do it yourself, and do just as good as them, if not better than them. Instead you have to pay outrages prices for labor and parts, and the thing is they eat it up cause they know people will be in fear of losing the warranty if they dont do it their way. I told the guy point blank that I know the laws about them having to prove (or us however you want to put it) the products caused the defect and what not. He told me,"sounds like you got it all figured out." I really dislike dealers!!Maybe your best bet is to go to the dealer in question and ask them if you ordered the s/c from them and had them install it, would it be under warranty.
I believe they would honor it under those conditions, but you would pay out your ass going that route.
I have seen a JRSC ZX3 that my dealer built which had a full warranty on it. That car also had a Magnaflow catback, short shifter and 17" wheels. But it was $23,000
again, if they install it, they cover it, if they don't...good luck
Don't call SVT. At the end of the day they work for Ford and should stick to the company line, correct or not. That would be the half truths that Ford had in the most recent SVTOA magazine.Well they could simply point out that the trans was built to hold X torque and by modifying it you have Y torque. Bye bye warranty.
Believe me. I wish it would work. I would have a JRSC tomorrow. But it is not happening. Call SVT and ask them.