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post #1 of 16 Old 08-11-2012, 06:45 AM Thread Starter
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Do I spend money on Aftermarket Warranty or Mods????

Ok. So I can spend $2-3K on an aftermarket warranty to cover all that could go wrong with my truck, OR I can spend $3K on an EGR/DPF delete, Tuner, and Air System.

What do you guys suggest????

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Tell you what
I know of not 1 person who will brag up their aftermarket warranty company !

I have to keep meticulous records and all receipts.

I have to fight tooth and nail for every claim.

I have had to file a complaint three times with the BBB (even though they are not members BBB still contacts them ) to get compensation for items that Should be covered.

I have had my truck sit for days waiting for their independent inspector to verify claims
that were diagnosed by a Ford dealer.

I have said F this and spent my own money on Alternators and FICM's because I didn't want the drama.


I am at the break even point now ,, but only because I have to have a shop fix everything for 3 times what I could do it for at home (ball joints a grand).

best part is they only cover a set amount for hourly labor
Ford or any other shop worth a crap is 30 bucks more ,, so that is $ out of my pocket
but I refused to take it to shops like NAPA ,, or their other approved hourly rate shops (I actually did Recon of the NAPA shops= dirty small, my truck would get messed up in those small garages ).


keep your coin IMHO

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I would say the only warranty worth a darn is the Extended from Ford but
you want to delete anyway so that could cause coverage issues
and you need to still be under warranty to extend the factory so IDK if you meet that criteria

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I don't meet that criteria unfortunately.

Decisions, decisions,...

I just want to make sure that the typical Job1 6.4 performs reliably and doesn't give me $$$$$ problems. I will only be doing HWY driving and some city driving. I don't need crazy HP, just looking to increase MPGs and reliability.
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if it were Me i would set some $ aside for repairs

then save for the deletes, monitoring system and a custom tune/programmer

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my dilemma was fords extended warranty or mods. needless to say went with mods. figure mods would enhance longevity with good maintenance. as mentioned previously aftermarket warranties are like really bad insurance companies that dont pay claims.

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EGR delete and DOC delete are your extended warranty.

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aftermarket warranties aren't worth the paper they're printed on

you're going to mod the truck anyhow, so...
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You're going to get fought with every repair on an aftermarket warranty, doesn't matter who you pay to cover you. The confidence simply isn't there.

Take care of your longevity modifications, and stash some money away for the repairs. If those arise, you can handle them your way, your time frame, and won't have the headache of fighting an approving authority.
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