Good call. Unless those warranties are from Dodge (MaxCare), they are likely not worth the cost and trouble they bring in getting coverage for repairs.
In regard to the catch can, it absolutely won't void any warranty in any way. All it does is collect oil vapor from the crankcase and prevent it from being ingested in the intake system to be burned. It can't possibly adversely effect the vehicle systems and you are further legally protected by the official quotes from the SRT engineers that are recorded here and on other forums stating that it wont hurt to use one.
Remember that any warranty voiding only applies to the system that was specifically altered (change the exhaust and they don't warranty the exhaust anymore) but it doesn't extend to other vehicle systems.
They are required to prove that any modification you make has caused the failure of another system that they refuse to cover. It's fully described in the Moss-Magnusson Act that states "Warrantors cannot require that only branded parts be used with the product in order to retain the warranty."
Ok, thank you for the advice. I have read around that they are suppose to prove that such and such caused the problem but it can turn out to be who's pockets are deeper...
You'll have tampered with the motor. While minor it opens you up to all kinds of questions later.
Unless RACECAR you don't need a catch can and it does nothing for you. In all seriousness, even if you drive your car as hard as I do; you don't need it.
Factory warranties are granted to you with conditions. It's not an insurance policy, it covers defects. And as much as people online say they have to "prove" you did something it's more along the lines you have to prove you didn't cause the problem. Unless your pockets are deep, it's not a fight. The only mech they will trust will be theirs and once it's not stock you're done.
The better way to do it, learn to drive the car fast stock and then after the warranty modify.
I see what you are saying. A friend of mine stated that since using a catch can keeps the system as a closed loop, it can't void the warranty. Now, if I stuck a little filter off it, then yeah I'd be in some trouble.
I drive mine pretty hard... she gets opened up a few times a day usually. Average though is still like 16.9 or 17.1. I got 20 plus the other day driving down to Kentucky.
Actually, you haven't touched the motor at all..only the PCV system that is external to the engine and not related to engine operation, performance or emissions.
It absolutely cannot void any warranty to collect oil vapor and remove it from the combustion system.
That is basically what my friend stated, the system is still a closed loop system. It can't void the warranty. I was reading about some of the BND products that you don't even need a catch can because the volatility difference. It is like 3% compared to say 35% or 15%.
Thank you guys for the advice, I am going to cancel them soon. I can fix a lot of stuff on my car with that $4,000. Part of the policy was that if I made any changes to the car, I would have to call them and tell them about it before hand. Otherwise, it would void it or at least, for that system. I didn't buy my car to call someone and ask if I can do something to it.
Really glad to finally join the charger group. I love mine!! Already put 1,000 miles on it in the first week of owning it.