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I am looking at a CAI unit , an Air Raid , and wanted to know if the dealership will frown upon it when I take it in for regular service.
If so , I would like to choose one with uninstalls and reinstalls fairly easily.

Is there one that will not void the warranty , say from GMPP? and is it any good?

See, I don't usually mess about with such things , but it seems like an easy cheap mod that wont cost a ton of money , and hopefully won't throw codes and check engine lights etc.

Any advice is appreciated.
 

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I am looking at a CAI unit , an Air Raid , and wanted to know if the dealership will frown upon it when I take it in for regular service.
If so , I would like to choose one with uninstalls and reinstalls fairly easily.

Is there one that will not void the warranty , say from GMPP? and is it any good?

See, I don't usually mess about with such things , but it seems like an easy cheap mod that wont cost a ton of money , and hopefully won't throw codes and check engine lights etc.

Any advice is appreciated.

I have an Araid CAI and a Magnaflow CAT back exhaust and no dealer has ever looked at me with an arched eyebrow when I have gone in for service.

That being said, all you really need to do is have documentation of the "regular service" such as oil (all 3 oils... motor, tranny (M6) and 3rd member ) which is about the only servicing I have done on my Camaro. I have mine changed at a Jiffy Lube (ONLY oil and filter and other fluids) or whatever is close and they change the filter and oil and give you a receipt. You don't need to have regular service done at a dealership unless that is your choice.

I went full synthetic immediately after the vehicle break in time.

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It would only effect the warranty if the part caused an issue. Example would be if a piece of plastic broke off and got sucked into the throttle body.
 

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Your best bet is to be up-front with your dealer.

Honesty always works best.
 

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I have the Airaid and a whole lot of other stuff and my dealership loves to arch their eyebrow every time I come in...lol...but they still work on my car because I don't take "no" for an answer....and they're kinda scared of me now! :D

That being said...don't bother installing and uninstalling any CAI. And all that crap you hear about tuning and reflashing your ECM before taking your car to a dealership's service department is a waste of time too. Because GM will require that the dealership scan your ECM for any MAJOR warranty work and they will be able to see ANYTHING that has been recorded by it. People seem to think that a tune can restore it to it's original tune...which it can...but ANY and ALL changes are logged as a permanent record for the dealership and GM to examine.
 

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No tune done, but god only knows what happens when I visit the local speed shop next week.

I really want to know if the CAIs will throw codes and check engine lights.
 

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No tune done, but god only knows what happens when I visit the local speed shop next week.

I really want to know if the CAIs will throw codes and check engine lights.
The K&N has been known to throw codes (sometimes)...but I haven't heard of any other CAI doing so. I have the Airaid and several other people I know do too and there have been no codes thrown in association with the CAI installation.

And my point about the install/uninstall is that your ECM will KNOW that you had a different CAI installed so there is no reason to remove it to take your car to the dealership...you're not going to fool them on a major warranty issue and they don't generally care for a minor issue.
 

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How is the ECM going to record that I had a different CAI?

I seriously doubt that.
 

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I am looking at a CAI unit , an Air Raid , and wanted to know if the dealership will frown upon it when I take it in for regular service.
If so , I would like to choose one with uninstalls and reinstalls fairly easily
But back to your original question...when you go in for service...it's none of your dealership's business whether you modded your car because YOU pay for ANY service work. But some dealership's will frown on something as simple as a CAI if you come in for WARRANTY work. You can get around that by getting referrals from some local people with modifications...ask them who they use for WARRANTY work not SEVICE work because...as I said...there is a difference.
 

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No tune done, but god only knows what happens when I visit the local speed shop next week.

I really want to know if the CAIs will throw codes and check engine lights.
I have a CAI Inc CAI and ported TB. No tune. Neither mod threw codes. My dealer has no issues with either mod. If you start tuning, warranty claims will become more difficult.
 

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Envy is right. Your cars ECM will adjust to any mods you add. The ECM will adjust to the different air flow from the new CAI to maximize power and performance. When the ECM is read at the dealership they can tell the air flow has changed from stock. Just think of it as your home computer, just because you downloaded something from the web and then deleted it. Your computer still has a copy of it in your history pages.;)
 

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Envy is right. Your cars ECM will adjust to any mods you add. The ECM will adjust to the different air flow from the new CAI to maximize power and performance. When the ECM is read at the dealership they can tell the air flow has changed from stock. Just think of it as your home computer, just because you downloaded something from the web and then deleted it. Your computer still has a copy of it in your history pages.;)
Well, its a good thing you cant look at porn with the car !:lol:
 

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No...really...you're probably right and I'm likely wrong...it happens a lot I promise...lol. :D
You are wrong all the time. Who are you trying to kid? :) :cool:
 

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You would know better than anyone else DK...lol! :D How's life been treating you and your beautiful baby girl?
She has been awesome!! Thanks for asking!!!! :) She takes up much of my time now although I still take Odin out once in awhile; on a nice night like tonight and open him up a little bit!! How have you been lately?!

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Rethink the Air Aid intake. Halltech or Roto Fab. Both have plastic tubes with a reduction area at the MAF and both have an inverted tip air filters.

You will get heat soak with a Aluminum coated tube and you will only get 9rwhp with the Air Aid Vs 14rwhp with the Halltech.

If you already have an Air Aid, replace the filter with a AFE inverted tip filter and you will pick up a couple of HPs

There wont be any warrenty issues. As long as you have the dealership change your oil and take car of any other piddly stuff, you can weld a lawn chair to the hood and they won't say a word.
 
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