Join Date: Aug 2000
Location: Longwood FL USA
I would guess Ford will be "picky" about honoring warranty claims from dealers on the 03 Cobra, which means dealers will be careful about what warranty work they do, before checking with Ford. After all, they have to be reimbursed from Ford, so they can pay their people, overhead, etc.
I would guess they will be very "picky" about any mods that change the A/F or/and any changes in the basic tune. This will include changes to the computer with chips, better flowing air filters, oiled air filters, any exhaust changes that improve exhaust flow (more air in and out can cause lean conditions they will claim) , or exhaust changes that are illegal under federal law such as O/R pipes etc. Gear changes could/would be viewed as performancing enhancing for competition, and I guarantee they will be looking for rubber in fender wells.
Just remember, unless you have a relative who is a lawyer, your warranty is pretty much what Ford says it is, no matter what you think Federal law says! Besides...Ford is mostly correct...most of the mods you do is to make these cars faster on the strip, which clearly voids your warranty. (except for electric windows and stuff like that) Just be careful with your mods if you can't afford to pay for your problems yourself . MHO