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Old 30 Oct 2007, 01:24 pm
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Default What is the best way to add horsepower to honda fit with out negating the warranty?

What is the best way to add horsepower to honda fit with out negating the warranty?
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Old 30 Oct 2007, 01:27 pm
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best way to make any car run better is let it breath better so you get yourself an intake for it. cold air if possible. then you got to let the air escape faster since you have more coming in. there you get headers and a catback exhaust. next with more air you get more fuel in the cylinders so you need a better spark. there you get performance sparkplugs and sparkplug wires if you have money get nology sparkplug wires. they go about 250-500 depending on the car. but all that can be added or changed without voiding the warrenty to honda.
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Old 30 Oct 2007, 01:30 pm
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If you are gonna keep it within waranty, the only thing that you can do is get a K&N air filter for it. If you try to replace the intakee system, you lose warranty. Not much you can do. Sorry.
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Old 30 Oct 2007, 01:33 pm
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check with stillen.com they have deals with some makers they supercharged my car and my dealer did not void my warranty
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Old 30 Oct 2007, 01:36 pm
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A K&N filter or cold air intake will void your warranty as an aftermarket modification. I see it happen daily. Wait until the car is out of warranty, or take a chance on modifying it. Most of the shops tell us there are no modifications anyway, and we don't know unless it just so happens that we send an inspector to look over the failures they reported. The inspectors take pictures of the wheels, odometer, underhood, and all 4 sides of the vehicle. If you have major trouble with your car, or if it is quite an expensive claim, it will be inspected. Or if you have alot of claims of the same type. If you have 5 or 6 claims in a row, and they are all steering and suspension related, I can assure you, the car will be inspected. If you have aftermarket rims creating more than a 4% variation in speed, they will either cancel your warranty, or remove the steering and suspension part of the warranty, as well as the transmission and drivetrain. I saw just last week a claim was denied and the contract cancelled on a Nissan Frontier, for having an aftermarket K&N cold air intake on it. The claim was for a knock sensor and a cam sensor, directly related to having more horsepower. You will void the warranty, but that is your gamble. It will only void it if the car gets inspected, or if the shop is truthful. If the shop tells us it is modified, it will be inspected, and then the warranty company will decide if the modifications are related to the failure. If not related to the failure, they will still void the portion of your warranty that the modification would affect. On an aftermarket cold air intake, I can assure you, your powertrain and electrical portion will be void.
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Old 30 Oct 2007, 01:39 pm
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Get the K&n short ram intake as it is easy to switch quickly back and forth with oem in case it has to be repared .Drop weight i.e. remove back seats.spare tire and all things that arnt engine connected that are able to be put back with ease.go with mid grade gas.use redline oil with honda oil filters that end with ao1.keep hood ajar with a chain to prevent fully popping.THen put the hammer down and let em eat yer wake!
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Old 30 Oct 2007, 01:42 pm
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While texasm is right.... Honda dealers, along with many others are offering select aftermarket parts for that car (and many others like the Toyota Scion) that can be installed by them and will not effect your warranty. Go to the dealer that you bought the car from and find out what they have. Hopefully you bought it from Honda and then you could go to any Honda dealership.
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