2011 Mustang GT vs. 2010 BMW M3

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    they went with very low boost on that and ran an overly rich tune... the current 3v 4.6 makes 500rwhp on average with the same blower but only slightly more boost... making 520-550 on that 5.0 with that blower is a waste... with lower compression and more boost that would easily put down right around 650

    the 5.0 has a forged crank and rods from the factory... i can handle some power and under perfect conditions you could boost it and make good power but it wouldn't be reliable with that compression ratio... one lean spike or a bit of bad gas and boom... there it went... any boosted application has some potential for danger but high compression with high boost is just asking for it
     
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    though, under warranty...
     
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    which won't matter when you break it actually using that, so then the warranty doesn't even matter... and trust me, as soon as someone shows up with a problem related to hammering on it the dealer will call abuse and not honor the warranty. ive seen it done at the dealerships ive worked for
     
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    is there a specific clause dictating what constitutes 'vehicle abuse'? i find that a bit shady of the dealerships as i know a guy who boosted up his 03 cobra and he destroyed his engine. he took out his nitrous kit and took it to the dealership and the warranty allowed for replacement.
     
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    yes there most certainly is a clause in the warranty regarding abuse... its in every vehicle warranty from a geo to a ferrari... basically if you break it and its your fault they won't cover it... some dealerships are actually cool about it and some you can pull the wool over their eyes but most can tell and will call you on it... and yes, its really at their discretion what they want to call abuse... if they call abuse then its up to the vehicle owner to take legal action to force them to cover it, which is sometimes hard to do with a performance oriented vehicle... thats why if you spin a rod bearing they will want to see maintenance records to make sure you are doing all the oil changes on time... if you don't then they call that abuse... if you melt a piston on a boosted car they will call abuse without hesitation cause that won't happen under normal driving conditions... its actually easier to tell what is abuse and what isn't than most people think... your friend with his cobra probably had a cool dealer that was cool with it or it may have been something he cool get by with or he may have had some buddies at the dealership but that won't happen often
     
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