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I don't know who came up with that piece of information, and if there is any validity to it. Does anyone have a written document from McLaren acknowledging that fact. It just doesn't make any sense what so ever, that allowing the car to breath more freely, would potential void the warranty. That's what I would call a bunch of hog wash please correct me if I'm wrong. Cheers.....??

You could always contact McLaren yourself to confirm. Outside of that, do you think you can stomach the risk? If yes it's not a biggie then go for it. If you think you really still want to keep the warranty, then don't do it. Extremely simple.

In the US, they are protected by a court ruling, Magnuson-Moss Act. Not sure if the same thing can be apply to Canada. The dealership and McLaren has to prove your aftermarket addition is the cause of the problem before they can void the warranty. The Act split warranty into 2 parts, defect and performance on emission parts. i.e. pretty much the whole engine assembly and accessories. The defect part will be void as you have replaced/removed the cat, a important emission part. The performance part however cannot be void as McLaren will be required to bring the car back up to the emission performance standard that they promised even with you aftermarket part. But the end result is that McLaren will throw away your cat-less exhaust and put in a factory one to fix your car, as that would be the only way to bring the car back to the factory emission performance level.

But the good news is, even if McLaren void your drivetrain warranty, they cannot void your electric seat warranty as the exhaust will have nothing to do with messing up your seat.
 

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I don't know who came up with that piece of information, and if there is any validity to it. Does anyone have a written document from McLaren acknowledging that fact. It just doesn't make any sense what so ever, that allowing the car to breath more freely, would potential void the warranty. That's what I would call a bunch of hog wash please correct me if I'm wrong. Cheers.....??
It's largely a political decision because the removal of cats (amongst various other modifications) is illegal here (it's a jailable offence) so the dealers can't be seen to condone these modifications. And - if you're a cynic - it's another excuse for dealers to charge you for a repair if anything does go wrong.
 

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Well I just heard my car today with the Fabspeed catted exhaust system. One word will tell you how I feel about the whole experience WOW. I'm truly impressed by the whole experience the sound, fit, finish and the look of the black quad tips. Bellissima as they say in Italian. On top of that I was provided with the latest software update V10.5, so all and all I'm extremely happy and impressed. Cheers.....??
Excellent! I am glad you are happy with the end result.

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Originally Posted by extremeride22
Well I just heard my car today with the Fabspeed catted exhaust system. One word will tell you how I feel about the whole experience WOW. I'm truly impressed by the whole experience the sound, fit, finish and the look of the black quad tips. Bellissima as they say in Italian. On top of that I was provided with the latest software update V10.5, so all and all I'm extremely happy and impressed. Cheers.....??


Look, what's all this Italian malarkey...... bellissimo.......in Woking you would say 'chuffed', nuff said then.

Well no, it's an English car!:D
 

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I don't know who came up with that piece of information, and if there is any validity to it. Does anyone have a written document from McLaren acknowledging that fact. It just doesn't make any sense what so ever, that allowing the car to breath more freely, would potential void the warranty. That's what I would call a bunch of hog wash please correct me if I'm wrong. Cheers.....����
do you have a sound clip of your car? id love to hear it!
 

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When I was a kid we would drill holes in our exhausts ( Dremel is today's perfect tool) but I can't bring myself to do it on the Mac.
 

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When I was a kid we would drill holes in our exhausts ( Dremel is today's perfect tool) but I can't bring myself to do it on the Mac.
When I was a kid, I use to use clothesline clips and playing cards on my bicycle to make it sound better. It's truly amazing what we will resort to in order to make things seemingly better or for that matter appealing to our senses. Love the Dremel / drill thing just goes to show what we are willing to do. Cheers.....??
 

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We had an R8 with no cats in the showroom for awhile. It was the loudest car I'd ever heard being driven on the street. Our showroom is at Wilshire/Doheny, and you could hear the car all the way around the block when the techs were doing its safety inspection.

"The Block" is doheny, wilshire, LA CIENEGA and Olympic. La Cienega/Olympic is over a mile away, with many buildings in between. You could tell exactly what gear he was in the entire time!

Seriously guys - go listen to the spider, then order accordingly. It's an enormous improvement!!!

Also Gallardo Supertrofeo Stradales are stupid loud. Ridiculous.
 

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When I was a kid, I use to use clothesline clips and playing cards on my bicycle to make it sound better. It's truly amazing what we will resort to in order to make things seemingly better or for that matter appealing to our senses. Love the Dremel / drill thing just goes to show what we are willing to do. Cheers.....����
Oh the bike/card thing. And you could put several - on each side. I recall once bragging that I had 20 cards in my rear wheel.

I started to drill holes in my exhaust (when I was 16). But then realized I could remove 6 bolts and just have open headers. So I did that for a month or so, until I nearly went crazy from the drone.

It was also hard to drive near cops, as you'd have to stay completely off the gas or risk a ticket.
 

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dude you better watch out for melting bumper and trim. Your exhaust gas will be hotter than factory as your new exhaust has less metal to absorb the heat. Plus your new tips will have less insulation around it, the factory ones have a double air gap to insulate and the new ones are just right there.
 

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dude you better watch out for melting bumper and trim. Your exhaust gas will be hotter than factory as your new exhaust has less metal to absorb the heat. Plus your new tips will have less insulation around it, the factory ones have a double air gap to insulate and the new ones are just right there.
We have sold quite a few of these systems without any issue. Our original R&D car has had thousands of hard miles put on it without any negative side effects.

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dude you better watch out for melting bumper and trim. Your exhaust gas will be hotter than factory as your new exhaust has less metal to absorb the heat. Plus your new tips will have less insulation around it, the factory ones have a double air gap to insulate and the new ones are just right there.
Yes indeed Whoopsy that was one of my concerns when they first started up the car, I couldn't help but notice the hot gases coming out of those beautiful tailpipes. I figure that Fabspeed has already done all of the appropriate testing to ensure that this does not occur. I must admit the sound that comes out of this system is phenomenal, you need to be there to truly appreciate the look and sound. On top of that Pfaff Tuning is well aware of the R&D and great work that Fabspeed puts into their products, so I'm not really concerned. Pfaff Tuning have indicated to me that they will be monitoring all aspects of this system to insure that all is copacetic, thanks for voicing your concerns. Cheers.....??
 

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We have sold quite a few of these systems without any issue. Our original R&D car has had thousands of hard miles put on it without any negative side effects.

Jeff

Believe it or not I am actually a customer :)

I had one of your first kits for the 997 Turbo when it first came out 6 yrs ago. It was installed a week into my ownership and still on the car when I traded it in last year for a Turbo S.
 

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That's what I would call a complete turn around from your previous statement. I have no concerns what so ever, I'm a true believer in both Fabspeed and Pfaff Tuning because of both their historied past with Porsche. Cheers....??
 
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