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I just purchased my 2013 VT Elite White this weekend. After reading through the forums I have decided my first upgrades will be the BOV and Intake. People have covered tons of information on the topic. The one thing I have not seen people mention is if doing this will void the warranty?

I also plan to plasti dip the Rims and emblems. Emblems plasti dipped in black or white? Rims plasti dipped in blazed blue or black?
 

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BOV and Intake will...

As long as you take them off before you take it in for services, you should be fine though.

Depends on your service department as well.

I'm going to wait until first service, then take it in and ask the technicians. I wonder if they have to fill out some report about the car or anything... or if there's any reason for them to care...

I'd hate to have to take off the BOV, CAI, and anything else I add on there off every time I take it in for service. Of course I'll probably do a lot of the services myself though.
 

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Intakes wont void the powertrain warranty. The only way it could is if it sucked up water and caused the problem with the engine
 

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yeah, but if you had an intake on the car and went in for engine warranty work, it would make a MUCH easier case for them to deny the claim since the filter could be blamed for many many things.

I wouldn't even bother with the BOV unless you are really concerned about the stocker and wanting to get every little bit of performance out of the car.. The BOV vs. the stock BPV without the hose connected perform pretty much the same. the forge BOV will stay shut a little better but not enough to make a drastic difference. In retrospect, I wouldn't have spent the 165$ on mine, especially since I am looking to develop a FMIC kit which I wont be able to use the BOV anyway.
 

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To me, having to remove the mods before service seems like to much of a pain. I wonder if it is possible to have them dealer installed to avoid the warranty issue? I have just always wanted a turbo car just to put a BOV in it. It just sounds cool. I don't plan on racing the car or anything. My friend put a whistle on his BOV. It was hilarious. :smile:

I was wondering the same thing with lowering springs and spacers too... It would also be nice to add a boost gauge. I am about %100 positive a boost controller would void the warranty. I am new to modding cars and definitely new to owning brand new cars with warranties. Any help is appreciated.
 

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I wouldn't even bother with the BOV unless you are really concerned about the stocker and wanting to get every little bit of performance out of the car.. The BOV vs. the stock BPV without the hose connected perform pretty much the same. the forge BOV will stay shut a little better but not enough to make a drastic difference.
So there is a way to get the noise with out adding a BOV? I can just disconnect the BPV hose? Sounds to easy.
 

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dealer installed mods wont help you..

what i do is just do my own service.. I never take my stuff to the dealer.. such a pain usually.. waiting time, having to make an appointment, etc.. I'd rather save money and do it myself..

springs will void any warranty on the suspension system only... If suspension parts wear out, they wont be covered under warranty since you would have lowering springs..

Yeah, you can pull the bypass hose off and cap the end on the intake side (so it doesn't suck anything up and you will have simply converted the stock BPV to a BOV.
 

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I will definitely be pulling off the bypass hose and capping the intake side. As long as that gives me the noise, that will work for me. For now at least!

Thanks!
 

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Now that I will be saving money on a BOV, I can buy some of those claws. Do they come in "longer" sizes? I have a complex. :crazy:
 

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nope, the claws only come in one size.. and only fit perfectly on the regular V as of right now.. I think they are re-developing the turbo ones currently to fit these cars better..

The BPV mod I mentioned definitely will give you the sound you are looking for..

A CAI/SRI would make the car sound and feel much better also..
 

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The CAI/SRI will probably give me warranty problems though right? If not I am definitely interested. Or, would these be something easy to change back to stock if I have to take the car to the dealer for problems?
 

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yeah, just keep your stock system and it would take less than a half hour to take the CAI/SRI off and reinstall the stock system.

The filters I use at least are really good and I've never had a problem with them. Odd's of a Hyundai having engine issues are pretty darn slim so you probably would never need to swap it out but it is always better to be safe than sorry.
 

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I just purchased my 2013 VT Elite White this weekend. After reading through the forums I have decided my first upgrades will be the BOV and Intake. People have covered tons of information on the topic. The one thing I have not seen people mention is if doing this will void the warranty?

I also plan to plasti dip the Rims and emblems. Emblems plasti dipped in black or white? Rims plasti dipped in blazed blue or black?
First upgrade for this one must be window tint.
I have elite white also. I'm thinking about going black emblems on back and white on the grill... just for contrast, I don't like the white on white emblems nor do I like the black on black emblems. For the wheels I'm really liking the "carbon fiber" wrap that some are putting on the insert pieces. I'm still deciding on a color for the calipers. I'm leaning towards a blue tint to match the interior and then throw some underbody blue leds to pull it all together.
 

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I'll be doing all the oil change and stuff like that myself. I'll bring it in for major services though.

I'm doing the CAI and oil catch can. Going to skip the BOV.

I talked to the service tech at Hyundai, and he said the CAI wont void the warranty.
 

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What makes one decide CAI or SRI? Are there performance advantages?

Tint is going on next week! I agree. It will be first thing. I thought about the carbon fiber on the inserts and plasti dipping the rest of the rim black.
 

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On a turbo car, I still don't think there is much difference with the CAI. I know Injens dyno begs to differ, but since the intake temps with CAI and SRI are really close, I don't really see how the 12"-13" of pipe with the filter sitting in the fenderwell is good for 5hp.

I really didn't 'feel' a difference really in the CAI extension. not that a 'butt' dyno means anything. Personally, I just like the clean look better.

If you are interested in buying either, I do sell them and have a very informative DIY to install them. The intakes I sell are at about half the cost of Injen also.
 

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Personally, I am going to hold off on the BOV for now. I will be purchasing a SRI soon though.

Turbosocks. Is there much of a difference between yours and that one from Injen that is $220? I feel the same way you do. It's pipe with a filter on the end. Is there maybe a difference in the filter? It looks like Injen's has a bypass valve. Is that going to make a big difference?
 

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Personally, I am going to hold off on the BOV for now. I will be purchasing a SRI soon though.

Turbosocks. Is there much of a difference between yours and that one from Injen that is $220? I feel the same way you do. It's pipe with a filter on the end. Is there maybe a difference in the filter? It looks like Injen's has a bypass valve. Is that going to make a big difference?
I just noticed that Injen's has a bypass valve as well.

I'm just going to vent that to the atmosphere with a oil catch can and breather filter, so no need for that.

My HIDs came in yesterday, so now I'm waiting for the CAI and making a mod day and do all the work at once :p
 
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