This is a discussion on Pro tune costs within the Tuning: Electronic Engine Management forums, part of the Tech & Modifying & General Repairs category; Originally Posted by teflon_jones Whatchou talkin bout Willis (or Dez)? "Protune" is just short for "professional tune" and refers to ...
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I'm not talking about claims being denied.. Subaru can deny any claim for any reason, whether the car is modded or not (they can claim "abuse"), that doesn't mean the warranty is void or the car no longer has a warranty. As far as I know there is absolutely nothing you can do to effectively void the cars warranty (short of tampering with the VIN, or probably tampering with the odometer).
The only thing that does concern me is a cracked ringland which can happen even when stock. After talking with Hill about the problem he said around 50% of the engine failures they see could have been prevented.
2012 WRX ice silver metallic
Protuned by Agile Auto 315whp/342wtq @ 20.5psi
I haven't made any decisions just yet but am leaning toward getting it tuned now that I have the SPT exhaust installed. That is all I am going to be doing (Unless i go down pipe) to be fully stage 2 and then get it tuned. Any good places that does OS tuning in the MD/VA/WV area from personal experience?
I don't know any dealership that would deny a claim due to a tune, or exhaust.. I had a dealership that was willing to do warranty work on my hybrid engine even though the car itself had over 90k miles on it, turbo swap, FMIC, UTEC, MBC, etc. The only reason I didn't have them do the engine rebuild under warranty was because I wanted forged pistons put in and they would only use OEM Subaru parts.
It's not "rare"; there are quite a few modification-friendly dealerships. Typically, they're able to look the other way when it comes to minor claims, but when big things like a motor claim comes in, and a regional rep has to approve the claim, they're unable to do anything for you. They can always "good will" the claim, though.Originally Posted by matsayz
It was Huffines Subaru of Lewisville.. The motor was originally built by a Subaru dealership in FL, hence the reason it had warranty even though the car was out of its warranty period. The service manager at Huffines hardly questioned me about it, but the lead tech was pretty honest in telling me he had no clue how to deal with most of the mods I had. This is the same dealership that replaced the clutch twice on my other bugeye (under warranty) and built my transmission with STi gears. They never said anything about the fact that that car was stage two at the time. They were more interested in the modifications and their effect on performance than trying to deny a claim.