However, the Hyundai Assurance Track Warranty can be utilized against them directly. They can't speak out of both sides of their mouths at the same time.Until everybody realises that dealerships (worldwide) are going to do EVERYTHING to avoid warranty claims if they can, and the second biggest avoider of warranty claims is manufacturers, then there are always going to be disputes over warranty claims.
I personally would NEVER EVER tell my dealer or Hyundai my car broke whilst on the racetrack, regardless of the circumstance or event. I see on Facebook people proudly show off their third place in a Gymkhana in their i30N. A timed event (to get a result), and NO warranty for ever more, even three years down the track on the road.
I would tow the car home (at my expense), and tell them my turbo blew up when I was doing 60kmh 1/2 km from home. Would it work? Not sure. But I don't have the AutoLink installed (ever), and it is THEIR responsibility to PROVE I was at the track in a timed event when it happened. Telling them it happened on the track would be very risky.
BTW Hyundai, I do take my car to the track, I vent my speed frustrations out in a safe environment, I don't ever hire a lap timer, my lap times are irrelevant, and I long ago discovered my ability is far exceeded by the capabilities of the N, so I think I am pretty safe, unless of course I bin it one day! LOL ...
Except in the case that a part that shouldn't break in the driving conditions you were under broke and caused an accident, like the steering linkage on one side just giving up. Unless, ofcourse, a part has been modified that directly influenced the functioning of the faulty part.If you wreck or damage the car while at the track, that's on you the owner not Hyundai.
I spoke with Geoff Fear about the launch control and it's very simple, the car will let you do it 3 times in a 10 minute window and then it will lock you out to protect the car and let it cool down. He also mentioned specifically that the reason they put on a track day for the N cars is that they're built to do it, they have no concerns with the reliability of the car on a track. There were 100+ cars on track at the N Festival in australia, none had any issues.This also includes the, "Launch Control." you don't put a launch control into a VN or i30N, then in the same breath tell an owner not to utilize it.
Geoff tells it like it is. If you ever speak to him in person you'll see that immediately.Sorry but Geoff Fear isn't going to tell you anything but what he said to you directly. He works for Hyundai and isn't going to mention anything to the contrary.
How long do you think he'd be working for them, if he stated anything else?
Nah Geoff speaks to you car guy to car guy. During the tech talks at the N festival nothing was off limits and he gave you straight answers. N Performance division here in Aus is very open with the customers, it's one of the reasons I bought mine, a performance car with a manufacturer that is open and confident in their own product.Listen, anyone who is making a good living from as a corporate entity and promoting that cooperation, is going to say exactly what will keep him employed. I'm not naive enough to believe anything else. I've been a retired soldier, a cop, a mechanic, a salesman, and much more in my 64 years of life.
What brings you a living, you're not going to jeopardize over a few words to someone you have no allegiance to or know. He's given you his Hyundai take and corporate verbiage, nothing more in his way. You can spin it as you like but it's the same throughout the corporate world.
That's correct, there's no mention of it. Not that I'm aware of.Out of interest I went and checked the manual and there isn't a mention of 3 times in 10 minutes, so I'm wondering if that's an unpublished little bit of info. In our manual the information is: "Launch Control is available again after cooling down by driving the vehicle for at least 3 minutes" - is that the same in the VN manual?
Boring out the throttle body or installing a larger compatible aftermarket TB. Also, spacers for both intake and TB. None affect the basic operation of the engine.In list of "acceptable" mods what exactly is the straight exhaust pipe? Downpipe, or does this basically include all of the exhaust? Also the oversized tb, is this referring to a spacer or boring out the original?