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Discussion in '360/430' started by SlowScud, Dec 10, 2019.

  1. SlowScud

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    Anyone here have a car with the ferrari pre-owned power warranty? Does ferrari get fussy about minor mods? i.e. Headers? Exhaust? Scud F1 relay?

    Obviously don’t want to void, doesn’t feel like those should but never know. Will ask dealer too before doing anything but just curious if anyone else has dealt with it.
     
  2. flash32

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    Just my two cents ..the scud f1 relay doesn't need to be changed as like the earlier f430

    The headers and exhaust to me are also perfect ..the one thing you may consider is a exhaust valve controller

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  3. Rifledriver

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    Depends on the dealer but it gives an excuse not to cover something if they don't feel like it. Regardless how the dealer feels factory reps do visits and when they see modified cars or other negative factors they get out their notebook and pen and record the VIN in question.
     
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  4. SlowScud

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    Thats what I thought. Thanks. Sounds like less of an issue for Scuds but was thinking about those as preventative stuff for known 430 issues. Extra sound would just be cherry on top, not exactly lacking in that department stock.
     
  5. Rifledriver

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    Well they cannot void a warranty easily. That is a big legal hurdle. If you have a non stock exhaust they simply cannot deny coverage of something totally unrelated but they could try and tell you the engine issues are caused by it. It just makes it harder in some cases.
     
  6. Natkingcolebasket69

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    I can tell I from experience that a friend of mine had his passenger airbag explode on
    His 458 over a pothole : he had novitec springs and Ferrari didn’t honor the warranty because of that saying it triggered a sensor because of car being lower.


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  7. Rifledriver

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    There is a justifiable position to be taken there. If you alter a cars specifications It should be on you to prove it didn't cause XYZ problem. I don't blame them a bit. In many countries owners or for that matter any non automotive manufacturer isn't allowed to alter a car mechanically. Here we have that freedom and with that freedom comes responsibilities. Personally I think it shouldn't be allowed to the degree it is. I see a lot of very dangerous vehicles on the road every day. Here in Texas jacked up trucks are the norm. Recently one read ended a sedan very hard. sliced the roof off and killed all the occupants. Jacking up the truck invalidated all crash standards the 2 cars were designed with. Were I the DA he'd be charged with their deaths.
     
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  8. Natkingcolebasket69

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    I don’t disagree either. Just sharing with the op in case he considered such mode;)


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  9. Natkingcolebasket69

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    Also very true: in France where I’m from it’s a hassle to change anything on ur car! Getting it registered and pass what we call « contrôle technique « is a hassle and ur car will be grounded


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  10. Rifledriver

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    TUV is very strict.
     
  11. 360trev

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    #11 360trev, Dec 11, 2019
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    With great freedom comes great responsibility. Sadly not everyone is a responsible adult and as such, they should be dealt with accordingly, not remove the freedoms of everyone else. Access to good quality education or lack of it certainly isn't helping. My choice to use an aftermarket sports cat shouldn't be blocked if it passes emission just because it isn't OEM, it may infact be better due to improved technology so banning it is just plain dumb in my opinion, unless the ulterior motive is in fact protectionism of profits for well funded lobbyists.

    I absolutely don't subscribe to the view of removing all our hard fought freedoms and regulating everything just to try to save people from themselves. One size will never fit all and we all end up being dragged down to the lowest common denominator of stupidity.

    In Europe there are many specialist car manufacturers whom rely on small vehicle type approvals for example and they wouldn't ever for instance even have ABS fitted, yes those cars are low volume and niche, just like Ferrari was once. If we'd had such laws Ferrari would have never existed today. If we proceed down that route of fully regulation of all facets of life we become a totalitarian 'nanny state'. No wonder its taking so long to get electric cars mainstream, so many new laws to rewrite. Oh dear...

    In my country we don't even have a yearly car road safety test yet majority of cars are safe and majority of cars at random roadside tests pass just fine. And yes there are no speed limits outside of towns and cities. Its a thinking persons paradise. We get so used to being told to what to do many people cannot think for themselves. A very sad state of affairs indeed.
     
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