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I am picking up a 2006 speed6 this Wednesday with 14k miles on it and the guy we are buying it from has some mods on it. It has 4 months left on the warranty and I will be needing to get it extended. The mods are as follows:
Corksport 3" downpipe
Magnaflow 2.5" cat back
ETS 3.5" TMI
CPE CAI
CPE turbo intlet pipe
H & R springs
Whiteline rear sway bar
Turbosmart dual port BOV

My question is, will I need to put any stock parts back on in order for my car to pass the warranty inspection? If so which ones would the Mazda dealer have a problem with?
Thank you for any advice, I am excited to get my speed 6!
 

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The extended warranty has nothing to do with Mazda. They are a 3rd party who sends out a claims rep to inspect the vehicle when you go to make a claim. Any and all modifications will void the extended warranty. If you do plan on getting an extended warranty, do not purchase it at a dealership. Do some research and find a company (usually credit unions have good ones when dealing with auto loans) that you can talk to and figure their policy out. Fidelity Warranty Services is the company that Mazda works with. I ended up cashing my extended less than a week after purchasing. I figured out that if you so much as change your tire size, they void your warranty. You must keep up on all factory maintenance in order to keep it intact also. In my experience, they will find every reason not to pay for a claim. There are good ones out there, just have to do a little research and figure out their policies.
 

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My 2006 has 49,960 miles on it ... So I went to the dealer to inquire about an extended warranty. Considering the only things I want covered are my advanced keyless entry, fuel system and turbocharger, I had to purchase the top of the line protection plan. It was 2000 dollars for an extra 3 years, 36000 miles coverage. I told them to keep it.

Lately I have been getting snail mail from them throwing in perks. The latest was free scheduled maintenance. If they dropped the price to a grand I would consider it, but 2000 is no good. So, I went out and bought a used truck to use incase the MS6 broke down. That is my extended warranty
 

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... So, I went out and bought a used truck to use incase the MS6 broke down. That is my extended warranty
That's exactly what I plan to do next year... extended warranties are useless if you mod the car. I depend on my car so much that I can't afford to be without it for more than 1 day, so I am going to get a second car, probably a truck.
 

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Thanks guys. I guess I wont be getting an extended warranty right away then. Tomorrow we are sending the car to a Mazda dealer to see if the miles and everything is legit but the car is in mint condition and the previous owner is nice so I am not worried. I will be taking care of this car as best I can. Ill look into the third party warranty's. Anybody have one that seems to be worth the $?
 

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I just bought my 3 months ago with an additional 4 years or an additional 50,000 miles for about the $2k from mazda. it is technically a 3rd party warranty but mazda has their name on the paperwork, the difference is there is no rep sent out to look at the car, the local service manager makes the decision if something is "covered" or not. so i have talked to my local service manager about modding the car....

your list and what he said when i asked the same question:

Corksport 3" downpipe (this is a no go, void, don't do it, cince there is a stock cat in there they want it to stay there)
Magnaflow 2.5" cat back (this is okay, the magnaflow won't be covered under your warranty but it does not void the whole warranty)
ETS 3.5" TMI (not sure on this one since i wasn't looking to install one, my guess would be a no go because he did tell me flat out that any messing with the turbo system other than an intake would give me issues)
CPE CAI (no problem with this)
CPE turbo intlet pipe (me personally I would swap out for stock, not worth possible headached down the road, same reason as the TMI)
H & R springs (same as magnaflow, will not void but these springs will not be covered under the warranty)
Whiteline rear sway bar (same as magnaflow & springs)
Turbosmart dual port BOV (void, told me this one was a no go, because if it fails and the engine gets too much boost and goes pop then you get no new engine,get a stock BOV and swap it back in.......then after the inspection but this back, but always have the stock on it when you go to the dealer)

keep in mind this is not the word of God, just recommendations from my service manager and my own opinions if you don't want to have headaches in the future.
 

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forgot to mention, some parts they will install and then cover under your warranty. The dealer installed my spin on conversion for me when they did my last oil change, I handed them the part and they installed it without even charging me. now if it leaks, its covered under warranty too (granted it is a mazda part, but not stock on this car)

just FYI.
 

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ask the owner if hes part of mazda6club or MSF!!!
 

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Never had a problem getting things covered by my extended warranty through the dealer. I had keyless entry serviced, wheel bearings, transfer case leak, and probably more stuff i can't think of right now. It all comes down to the service manager though. Thought for sure they were gonna gimme trouble with my h&r's when the wheel bearings went...
 
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