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post #1 of 22 Old 03-05-2010, 06:41 PM Thread Starter
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GM / SLP ZL 575 warranty debate

I know there has been much debate on the slp-zl cars and gm,, as to who is covering the warranty,, i can now verify that gm does not approve of the slp cars and does not recognize them as being covered under gm powertrain warranty, as soon as you bring a slp-zl car into a gm dealer for any powertrain warranty work and gm finds out it is a slp supercharged car they will instantly void all gm powertrain warranty and place a gm warranty block on the vehicle.


seems everyone thinks just because they purchased the vehicle from your gm dealer that you are getting a gm warranty,, not true.

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I know there has been much debate on the slp-zl cars and gm,, as to who is covering the warranty,, i can now verify that gm does not approve of the slp cars and does not recognize them as being covered under gm powertrain warranty, as soon as you bring a slp-zl car into a gm dealer for any powertrain warranty work and gm finds out it is a slp supercharged car they will instantly void all gm powertrain warranty and place a gm warranty block on the vehicle.


seems everyone thinks just because they purchased the vehicle from your gm dealer that you are getting a gm warranty,, not true.
I'd like to see that in writing and notarized from GM/Ren Cen itself. You still still get a 3 year 30K mi warranty on the powertrain from SLP so it's not all bad. Though I will laugh if they void a ZL327 which is only a body kit, a CAI, and axle back exhaust.

Suspension and whatnot is optional on those. So if you drive up with a Blackhawk CAI and an SLP Axle back which IIRC is a non voidable offense for GM and they still void it.. ****, my brain hurts now.

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car came in, called gm, gm said they do not support the slp camaro's and instantly put a powertrain warranty block on the car.

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Not surprising. Even the 4th gen SLP content was covered by SLP and that's when they were a Teir 1 supplier. SLP warranted the SLP part of the car.

But in its newest form, SLP modified the drivetrain. So why would it surprise anyone that GM blocks the drivertrain warranty on the car? SLP would be covering it I would think up to their limitations.

Think about it, why should GM pay for something SLP might have done?

Note that it's just the powertrain. If a strut gave out, I'll bet that's covered, if it was still GM parts and not modified.

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Note that it's just the powertrain. If a strut gave out, I'll bet that's covered, if it was still GM parts and not modified.
maybe,, just remember powertrain is a lot more than just the engine,trans, rearend. and this is a car you buy right off the dealer floor already modified.

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I was simply talking in general about a powertrain warranty may be voided, but something that isn't tied to the powertrain and stock GM should very well retain the 3/36. The difference about these SLP cars now vs. the 4th gens is this time the dealer sends the SLP car out for modifications, NOT GM. So GM is not "contracting" out the modifications, so to speak. Could send it to Joe's muffler shop for all that matters. Mods are mods, doesn't matter who's doing it. If nobody else is covering the warranty, GM understandably won't, and you're taking on that risk when modifying your car.

If you're worried about a warranty, then don't buy a modified car unless GM is doing it. And if you do, make sure whoever modified it stands behind it. If not, take a bite out of the responsibility sandwich and be prepared to shoulder the burden of not having a full factory warranty.

I really don't feel sorry for anyone having an SLP car that's had power adders stuck to it having their powertrain warranty voided. It should be expected. If you want to play, you got to pay.

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Seems to be some misinformation going around - SLP provides a 3/36 on the SLP components and effected parts, the balance of the GM warranty is still there. If a dealer has made a statement in regards to no warranties, please email the info so that I can put the proper people in touch with them. I'll check my mail on Monday as I'm currently at the Cleveland Auto Show where the ZL575 Camaro is in the middle of the Chevrolet exhibit.


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Seems to be some misinformation going around - SLP provides a 3/36 on the SLP components and effected parts, the balance of the GM warranty is still there. If a dealer has made a statement in regards to no warranties, please email the info so that I can put the proper people in touch with them. I'll check my mail on Monday as I'm currently at the Cleveland Auto Show where the ZL575 Camaro is in the middle of the Chevrolet exhibit.


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Oh really now? Hmm, interesting. If you could lay down the line here and let everyone know how this works compared to the last SLP Camaro I'm sure there'd be a giant sigh of relief in the Camaro world.

Seriously that ZL-327 package is catching my eye..

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uhh thats the man himself setting the record straight



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Oh really now? Hmm, interesting. If you could lay down the line here and let everyone know how this works compared to the last SLP Camaro I'm sure there'd be a giant sigh of relief in the Camaro world.

Seriously that ZL-327 package is catching my eye..
Shouldn't work anything differently than the last one....also define what you mean by "SLP Camaro". For 96-97, SLP Produced the Camaro SS as a 2 sticker vehicle, or in other words, the vehicle was shipped to their Canadian facility and they did the final conversion there to a SS. In 98-2002, SLP was the Tier 1 supplier to Chevrolet and completed the car as a GM car, but also added any 2 sticker content that the customer ordered at the same time. The SLP warranty covered any of those additional changes on affected parts, the GM warranty covered any of the Tier 1 supplied parts. The parts that SLP adds as part of the 575 package are covered by them in the same manner.......the main difference is that the conversion takes place at Toms River and not near the assembly plant.
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