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post #1 of 26 (permalink) Old Oct 23rd, 2005, 11:30 am Thread Starter
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Okay, what's the BMW line for installing Remus exhaust on the KS? Will it void the warranty or not? My dealer has me confused...

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Okay, what's the BMW line for installing Remus exhaust on the KS? Will it void the warranty or not? My dealer has me confused...

From what I know by experience and word of mouth or posts, its usually up to the dealer.

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Oh, and it may help if you let them install it.

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I would say that if an authorized BMW dealer installs pretty much any aftermarket product, it will not void your warranty.
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this issue comes up so many times in the performance aftermarket, i thought i would post a link to the sema web site. the magnuson-moss act, which basically states that warranty coverage can not be denied simply because an aftermarket product is on the vehicle, is worth reading.

http://www.sema.org/main/semaorghome.aspx?ID=50096

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Ken, that's a good resource. I do have a question.

The article states that the dealer can be re-imbursed by the manufacturer if the vehicle has a known "pattern failure".

I was under the impression that the dealer is paid to work on the vehicle whenever warranty work is done.
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Noticed your Remus, self installed? How's the sound and performance gains if any? Thanks,

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I had this pipe installed by the dealer before I took delivery. The weight savings was about 12 lbs and it does sound good.

I didn't go for the full system because the stock header was fairly light to begin with and I mainly wanted to get rid of the catalytic converter.
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Will not harm or void your warrenty. The Remus head pipes are of a larger ID (inside diameter) than stock, thus freer flowing.
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Will not harm or void your warrenty. The Remus head pipes are of a larger ID (inside diameter) than stock, thus freer flowing.
As a former owner of a Beemer shop in Ca., I think you should know. Thanks for the reply.

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