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#1482 of 2038 Porsche Cayenne S Lowering Springs
Apr 27, 2005 (10:20 am)
I have a 2005 Cayenne S that I would like to lower and get new rims and tires I have lowered every other SUV I have owned without issue but I cannot get a straight answer on if I lower the car with (Champion Porsche Lowering Springs) will it void my Porsche new car warranty. Any help on this would be appriciated as I have already ordered my rims and they would be set-off better by lower the SUV by 1.5 to 2.0 inches.
#1483 of 2038 Re: Porsche Cayenne S Lowering Springs [jminco]
Apr 27, 2005 (8:52 pm)
getting it done by the dealer will most likely not void the warranty.....
plus there is a new law ( don't know if it was passed ) that the retail aftermarket parts association put together , that said "that no aftermarket part can void a warranty , unless the dealer can prove that the aftermarket part specifically caused the malfunction ."
seeems reasonable to me...You may also want to call the Beeter Business Bureau, which may have more of this info....
just my 2 cents.
#1484 of 2038 Re: Porsche Cayenne S Lowering Springs [highender]
by Stever@Edmunds HOST
Apr 27, 2005 (9:39 pm)
I think Magnuson Moss has protected people from manufacturer's invalidating warranties for years, but if the dealer denies your warranty claim, it's up to you to convince them otherwise. And that could be a big hassle.
If there's a new law changing the angle, it's probably at SEMA - here's the link to their Action Center that keeps track of laws relating to aftermarket stuff (like NY is banning spinner hubcaps - who knew?).
#1485 of 2038 M+S for 20" rims
Apr 28, 2005 (8:13 am)
Pirelli has a winter tire, "Scorpion Ice and Snow," in 275/40 R20 which fits the 20" Porsche offerings.
#1486 of 2038 Re: Porsche Cayenne S Lowering Springs [steve_]
Apr 28, 2005 (8:15 am)
How goes it.? Hope all is well...
thanks for the info...SEMA was the acronym that I was after...
I agree....the dealer will often deny the warranty ....and let you fight it out with them before /if they relent....
Apr 30, 2005 (8:03 pm)
Does anyone have more details concerning the timing of this?
There are a lot of internet rumors on this topic. Most say the facelift/refresh will not occur until '07. However, I was just at my Porsche dealer anxious to order an '05 and was told wait if I was interested in the new styling. Check out rennteam.com on the subject. I pressed the dealer about it and again was told that the facelift would occur for MY '06, production starting with June '05 build, delivery in August. So I don't know who to believe, but figure I'll wait and see. The '06 might have increased HP, redesigned headlights/nose, and LED taillights with a flatter rear hatch. But who knows. Google "Cayenne facelift". Since Range Rover, BMW, Audi, and Cherokee SRT8 are all coming out with models that come close to outdoing the Cayenne, it wouldn't surprise me a bit if Porsche refreshed things sooner than later.
#1488 of 2038 Re: some [highender]
May 01, 2005 (8:17 am)
I purchased a Cayenne S 2 months ago and it has been back to the Dealership 4 times. Every time I pick up the car they state they rebalanced the tires and it is fixed. I am beginning to believe that it is not a wheel balancing problem. Was your Cayenne fixed yet?
May 03, 2005 (6:08 pm)
Teamyonex, I've never seen a 275 by 40 by 20. In fact, I've never even seen dubs except when I am on the Cross Bronx Expressway delivering a load of lobsters to New Yawk and someone flys by in a 'slade. But I think that any tire that wide would handle horribly in snow/rain and ice. No matter how agressive the tread.
Remember, there are other people out on the road with you. Good looks and filling the wheel well with some big sneakers are not the only criteria. IMHO some of these tire/wheel packages are absolutely irresponsible from December 1st through April and any time you are in a heavy downpour.
#1490 of 2038 Re: some [marioone]
May 03, 2005 (9:19 pm)
My cayenne has 19,000 miles on it...and I brought it back only 2 times...once they just rotated the tiress..which of course did not correct the uneven tire wear issue....
so I brought it back again, but not before calling 1-800-PORSCHE....and spoke to the manager at the dealership . I told both what I was going to do . Do not talk just to the service rep....he has no authority and maybe was trained to sell you service , even though this is a covered issue.
The dealer ended up balancing all 4, after replacing 2 tires with new ones....all under warranty, even after 15 months and 9000 miles. .
I have no vibration or shimmy issues...
#1491 of 2038 Re: some [highender]
May 04, 2005 (7:26 am)
What size wheels do you have ? If I get a Cay S in the next few months, I'm leaning toward the V-rated all-season tires on 18" wheels. It's really all I need. I test drove an S a couple months ago with 19" and summer tires and the thing shimmied like crazy at highway speeds. Maybe b/c it was cold outside, who knows.
I'm going to slum it on the options...maybe a moonroof, good sound, maybe PCM, that's about it. Any advice on how to work a good deal ?