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I have a new 2014 charger r/t and i'm thinking about changing the intake to a mopar intake and changing the exhaust and what not. So i'm helping my parents pay for the car now that I have a steady job and I told my dad of my plan and I guess when we were at the dealer they scared them in saying that the car has a whole bunch of mini computer's controlling everything and if one glitches up then whole car is bricked and has to be towed to the dealer so they can fix it and the also another thing I saw but i'm not sure if I saw it correctly was if something is modified and the car breaks down and the mechanics look and see if the modified part was the cause then they wont cover the car?

The car has about 750 miles on it so its fairly new. So what should I do?
 

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I have a '13 R/T, I have modified the intake, exhaust, and several other things, so far so good :) Your dealer doesn't sound very knowledgeable AT ALL. The only thing your computer is going to do is basically recalibrate itself after new bolt on parts have been added and you've ran with them on for a trip or two. The only time you're going to really start messing with the computer is when you start tuning it with a Diablo tuner or something equivalent. It amazes me how these dealers act in any given situation.
 

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And as an addendum; the only time after market parts will void your warranty (like with an exhaust or intake) is if they can prove that the part is causing the malfunctioning and is the root of the problem. You should be fine with upgrades like that, now when you start modifying camshafts or something like that is when voided warranties can come into play. Keep us posted with whatever mods you decide to get :)
 

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I have a new 2014 charger r/t and i'm thinking about changing the intake to a mopar intake and changing the exhaust and what not. So i'm helping my parents pay for the car now that I have a steady job and I told my dad of my plan and I guess when we were at the dealer they scared them in saying that the car has a whole bunch of mini computer's controlling everything and if one glitches up then whole car is bricked and has to be towed to the dealer so they can fix it and the also another thing I saw but i'm not sure if I saw it correctly was if something is modified and the car breaks down and the mechanics look and see if the modified part was the cause then they wont cover the car?

The car has about 750 miles on it so its fairly new. So what should I do?
Like Hambone said they are wrong and they are right.

If you change intakes, and exhaust the computer will adjust for the different volumes and readjust their tables.

Now if there was a failure due to the new parts....let's say that the catalytic converters fail for instance, they can say that with the new parts on that it caused the failure and not cover it...that is true.

While the converter has an 8 year 80,000 mile warranty, they do tend to see if something is modified and give you heartburn for it. Just is!;)

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Brian
BND Automotive LLC:driving:
440-821-9040
www.bndautomotive.com
 

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Thanks for the advice! I'll be looking into it more.

And also if the car would break down for what ever reason, wouldn't it be easier to just replace what ever part i changed back to the original factory part before taking it back to the dealer and just be like nothing was changed? They wouldn't know?
 

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Thanks for the advice! I'll be looking into it more.

And also if the car would break down for what ever reason, wouldn't it be easier to just replace what ever part i changed back to the original factory part before taking it back to the dealer and just be like nothing was changed? They wouldn't know?
Depends, are you going to have the car towed home to replace parts and then towed to the dealership?

Exhausts are expensive
Intakes look kewl but don't generally offer any performance benefit, some reduce HP.

What model charger do you have?
 

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Depends, are you going to have the car towed home to replace parts and then towed to the dealership?

Exhausts are expensive
Intakes look kewl but don't generally offer any performance benefit, some reduce HP.

What model charger do you have?
2014 Charger r/t
 
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