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Some have installed the K&N cone filter onto the stock hose intake.

Beware... I've removed that crappy K&N after seeing that it's stupid to clamp the cone filter to the stock rubber intake OEM hose. Come on guy's. The hose is soft and collapsable. Not secure "AT ALL".. Period. The end.

Took it in for my first oil change. The dealership said remove it immediately or they will make note of it, possibly voiding my warranty. The tech even said "how stupid" is this. LOL
 

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They can't void you warranty unless it causes an issue. Here's part of a thread from the ChallengerZ on this.

US Code - Title 15, Chapter 50, Sections 2301-2312

Legally, a vehicle manufacturer cannot void the warranty on a vehicle due to an aftermarket part unless they can prove that the aftermarket part caused or contributed to the failure in the vehicle (per the Magnuson Moss Warranty Act (15 U.S.C. 2302(C)) . For best results, consider working with performance-oriented dealerships with a proven history of working with customers. If your vehicle manufacturer fails to honor emission/warranty claims, contact EPA at (202) 260-2080 or www.epa.gov. If federal warranty protection is denied, contact the FTC at (202) 326-3128 or www.ftc.gov. For additional information, check out the following links:


Guide to Warranty laws
http://law.freeadvice.com/resources/...w_toc_5_87.htm

Lemon Law Guide

http://www.free-lemon-law-guide.com/...n-moss-act.php

Warranty info:
http://www.semasan.com/main/main.aspx?id=60128



Some dealership service departments are easier to work with than others. I've talked to customers that had dealers that were happy to see performance mods on the car while there are others that don't like to see the filter changed. But when it comes down to it, they can't say anything about it. On the other hand, if you bring the car with rods hanging out of the block and a nitrous bottle in the trunk, that will probably put up a red flag right from the start.
 

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Not arguing that. Im just telling you that that filter on that hose is plain "STUPID"!! Not secure what soever. But to each his own.. I'm playing it safe with an approved CAI..
 

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No fear

I totally agree with you on this. There is a CAI system available now that I will be ordering at the first of the year when I can recover from Christmas spending! I have this mod too and I had the same problem so I modified that flemsy part of the hose by cutting it off. I also used some old exhaust pipe I had in my box to insert into the remaining hose for clamp support and I must say it is sooooooo secure that the clamp to turbo inlet would break before the filter comes loose again. It is Temp until I can get the full system tho. Being a former Dodge Technician I have first hand experience seeing BRAND NEW Rams, Chargers, Challengers ext... coming in fully modified and they still have warranty. Also Most of the time when you want to do "performance upgrades" the best thing to do is contact your dealers parts dept to see if they have any of those parts available, if they do then you know its safe to do the upgrade, ask yourself why would they carry that part for your car if it will potentially void your warranty by installing it elsewhere. Also if the install is performed by a performance shop or by an individual that is certified to do these modifications then the warranty will not be void. Just some stuff to think about. happy Modding!!
 
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