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    Posted: 12-Dec-2006 at 03:05
...do I have to wait until my warranty lapses before I do any suspension work? I heard that if you even think about touching the suspension, it voids the warranty. If that's the case, that sucks because I wanted to get an 18" wheel and tire package in the spring when my tires need replacement. (I wanted to run an H&R springs/Bilstein shocks setup...)

I guess the wheels will have to wait...
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I think it depends on the rules.
Is it manufacturer's warranty what you have or special guarantee for used cars?
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  Quote SirRangeALot Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 12-Dec-2006 at 13:43
It's an "after-market" warranty that covers EVERYTHING. (My W8 was a one-owner when I bought it.) I think I should wait just to be on the safe side.

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  Quote B5crazy Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 12-Dec-2006 at 19:52
I think it really depends on the dealer. I lowered my '99 B5 and then took it to the dealer for the TRE recall. They did the recall work and alignment without a word to me about the suspension.
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  Quote BlueSteW8 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 12-Dec-2006 at 22:34
My guess is that you'd be okay w/ the H&R Bilstein combo.
It doesn't really slam the car so low that the suspension geometry is drastically affected.
I'm going that route in the spring, with 18" BBS RZ's - they were VW authorized for the W8 (sold/installed by dealers) so I figure I'm safe there as well.
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  Quote SirRangeALot Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 13-Dec-2006 at 00:57
Originally posted by B5crazy

I think it really depends on the dealer.


Well, I bought my W8 used from a Honda dealer, so I guess I'm safe. I just didn't want the suspension to come back and haunt me if I have a major powertrain problem down the road and I couldn't use my warranty over an aftermarket suspension.

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