Originally Posted by disastertourism
it has been my experience that if you want ANYTHING done right, do it yourself. i had the front license plate for my goat installed at the local dealership because i didn't really feel comfortable drilling three holes in the front of my car, i figured i'd get professionals to do it. firstly, it cost me $96 dollars to have it done. rediculous. secondly, i got my goat home, looked at the front and the license plate was on so crooked the practically mounted the thing on the drivers' side tire. i took everything off to see what they had done, and to my surprise i found 6 holes drilled in the front of my car. they drilled the first three crooked so they drilled three more. the thing was still crooked though so i took it back the next day and threw a fit. they fell all over themselves apologizing and said they would fix it and make everything right, to me, this included not just drilling more holes but filling and painting the six others. well i finally picked my car up and the plate was straight, everything looked fine. got it home. took it off, three new holes drilled was all i got. i now how nine holes in the front of my 05 beauty covered up with a license plate. anyway, more than anything, i just felt like i needed to get that off my chest with people who would understand my pain. lol but the moral of the story is don't have anybody do anything for you if it is at all possible you can do it yourself. cold air intake is easier than changing oil, for the love of god, don't let anyone but you touch that thing and put it on. exhaust, i might could understand if you don't tackle that yourself, although you probably should, and could. but make sure whoever does it cares enough about your car not to wreck it. the other moral of the story is NEVER let your mom talk you in to having your front license plate mounted.
I took that **** off and now just have 5 holes in the front of my car...apparently its pretty common with these cars
eventually I'll get a new bumper, the clips underneath the headlights were broke when I bought it anyways.
But yeah, no matter if you start throwing codes or not they're not going to stand behind a K&N and a SLP exhaust, they'll prolly tell you to go to them....I bought my car FROM a dealer with a B&M installed, it came loose and I bought the extended warranty and everything, but they made me pay 200 XX dollars up front and then get reimbursed....a month and a half later I'm still waiting for the reimbursement, and I specifically had them put in writing anything associated with that B&M would be covered since I was buying it that way....it doesn't work that way.
Do the work yourself and deal with the consequences warranty wise, or pay someone a ton of money and deal with the consequences yourself warranty wise...lol