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Old 12-12-16, 02:23 AM
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First I would like to say thanks to Luke from ftp for hooking me up. Great guy and product, I had this Charge pipe installed for a week now and been driving around testing it out. This pipe definitely made a difference in car, it made the car fun to drive again. The car has better throttle response, less turbo lag and it feels faster. Even my wife feels the difference. I totally recommend the charge for anyone who's looking for a bit of a performance upgrade for very little money.
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Thanks for the feedback. Any change in the smoothness of the engine idle by any chance?

For those wondering what the product is, it's posted here with a pseudo DIY in it too: https://www.clublexus.com/forums/cl-...or-nx200t.html
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Thanks for the feedback. Any change in the smoothness of the engine idle by any chance?

For those wondering what the product is, it's posted here with a pseudo DIY in it too: https://www.clublexus.com/forums/cl-...or-nx200t.html
idle it didn't change much but the drive is smooth
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Good to hear that you like the product. I am surprised that even your wife is noticing the difference as usually only car guys able to tell the diff. Good to know some local Lexus enthusiast here!
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Originally Posted by gpxluke View Post
Good to hear that you like the product. I am surprised that even your wife is noticing the difference as usually only car guys able to tell the diff. Good to know some local Lexus enthusiast here!
Great meeting u and totally awesome product.
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I would love to do this set up also with charge pipe and intake.. unfortunately they are not CARB approved at the moment. Of course there is ways around the system, but it could get expensive or tedious since we have to get smog checked regularly.

https://www.arb.ca.gov/msprog/afterm...es/amquery.php

http://www.aemintakes.com/search/app...x?prod=21-787C
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Originally Posted by d8168055 View Post
I would love to do this set up also with charge pipe and intake.. unfortunately they are not CARB approved at the moment. Of course there is ways around the system, but it could get expensive or tedious since we have to get smog checked regularly.

https://www.arb.ca.gov/msprog/afterm...es/amquery.php

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You will void your warranty on the Drivetrain if you put the pipe in. Is it really worth it for a little more power? We are not talking about a race car here. It is a small family luxury SUV.

The only way you can get away doing this is if the dealer service dept. installs it. I had long tube headers installed on my Corvette when it was new by my dealer and they said it would not void my warranty.

Honestly, I wouldn't take the chance.

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Originally Posted by kitabel View Post
they said it would not void my warranty

Long-standing Court decisions (merged, paraphrased, and condensed): "no written agreement, contract, guarantee, or warranty can be modified, voided, extended, or misconstrued by any agent thereof".
The practical effect of what they said is that they (that dealer) would continue to behave as though the vehicle had not been modified. Unless it's in writing, it's only enforceable if they want it to be. Their offer has been repeated disclaimed by all the major manufacturers: it only applies to the dealer who agrees to it.
As they say, "an oral agreement is as good as the paper it's written on".
Who is they.

Look, you are entitled to do whatever you want. I am just saying that I would not take the chance. You are modifying an engine part that was not built with this part. Do you really want to get into a dog fight with Lexus over this. Even if you win, the money it will cost you to fight it would not be worth it. If you were to have a problem you will have to prove that it wasn't the part that caused the problem. What do you gain from this part and is it worth it. For one, I don't know what people are talking about when it comes to turbo lag. I don't see it.

A lot of these manufacturers claim the world about there part over the OEM and all it is, is a sales pitch just like tuning chips claim of 30 HP gains. Look, there are some brilliant engineers over at Lexus. It took them 5 years to develop this turbo 4 and they thought of everything to tweak the HP and torque on the engine. There is a great article on torque news discussing the new turbo 4 from Lexus. I was very expressed. You should read the archer before messing with this finely built motor.

Again, you do what's best for you.

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As for everyone worrying about warranty. I never had any problems with Lexus, I own a 2013 GS fully modded with everything u can think off ( no problems ). My nx is also fully modded, body kit, exhaust, intake, charge pipe and a full stereo. They love it when my cars go in for oil changes. It's all on how your service guys is.
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Originally Posted by Rozay604 View Post
As for everyone worrying about warranty. I never had any problems with Lexus, I own a 2013 GS fully modded with everything u can think off ( no problems ). My nx is also fully modded, body kit, exhaust, intake, charge pipe and a full stereo. They love it when my cars go in for oil changes. It's all on how your service guys is.
They love you until you have a problem. You haven't had any issues. If you have an issue with something that is aftermarket that was caused by your replaced part, good luck. The dealer has to get approval from corporate and they couldn't care less what you dealers relationship is with you.

You have been lucky to date. I wish you luck in the future. I was a service writer for Lexus for a very short period of time and I will tell you, it is all about the bottom line even when it is a warranty item.
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Originally Posted by SteveDeech View Post
They love you until you have a problem. You haven't had any issues. If you have an issue with something that is aftermarket that was caused by your replaced part, good luck. The dealer has to get approval from corporate and they couldn't care less what you dealers relationship is with you.

You have been lucky to date. I wish you luck in the future. I was a service writer for Lexus for a very short period of time and I will tell you, it is all about the bottom line even when it is a warranty item.
I have to agree with Steve. The charge pipe looks good. And theoretically, would give better response. But personally, I don't think it is worth it. Cost is one thing, getting into a ****storm with the dealers when it comes to warranty is another thing. It's like seat belts. It feels good not wearing them, and 99% of the time, you would be fine not wearing them. But is the 1% risk worth not wearing them?
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Originally Posted by SteveDeech View Post
They love you until you have a problem. You haven't had any issues. If you have an issue with something that is aftermarket that was caused by your replaced part, good luck. The dealer has to get approval from corporate and they couldn't care less what you dealers relationship is with you.

You have been lucky to date. I wish you luck in the future. I was a service writer for Lexus for a very short period of time and I will tell you, it is all about the bottom line even when it is a warranty item.
has nothing to do with luck. Like I said I never had problems with warranty. Also it's a Lexus what problems will happen to the car, u buy a Lexus for its reliability but that's your own opinion. u drive a Lexus for a reason
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Hey everybody I'm not putting a gun to head to buy this product. I bought this product at my own will and just wanted to give my review on it. if all u guys worried about warranty then don't get it .No one is forcing u to do anything. I jus wanted to give my opinion on it.
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Installing mine this week in my Family Luxury SUV.......

Thanks FTP and ROZAY604 will post reviews once installed
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To be honest, if a dealership wants to void your warranty, they have numerous ways to do so. I do not believe replacing a pipe from plastic to aluminum would make such a big deal to them as they serve the same purpose.

Lexus has spent a lot of money in R&D to keep their motor as reliable as possible. I own an IS350, it's a great motor giving great MPG, power and torque but I do know that Lexus has given it a very conservative tune to keep it reliable. However I think you guys should also look at things from a business perspective, Lexus does want to earn a profit from selling cars. They have to cut cost from all the parts they use to maintain a competitive MSRP, that's why some of the parts are made by plastic becuz it's cheaper to produce, maintain and replace. Charge pipe does break under normal usage because they are made by plastic which does compress and expand due to temperature difference. I am not trying to say you have to buy our product but we are making these because we got demand from NX/RX owners all over the world.

If you want to keep your car OEM that's great. If you decide to get a charge pipe from us and worry free in the future we appreciate your business.
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