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  • Tracking C8 With Warranty

    Want to track your C8, yet concerned that your GM warranty will not be in force? Thanks to the following very helpful folks, we have GM’s answers.

    Originally posted by RichieRichZ06
    We were recently told by GM representatives at the Spring Mountain C8 training that the warranty is 100% in tact if you track your C8 with two requirements... It must be a Z51 equipped car and the recommended track prep/maintenance must be performed and followed. That includes the additional fluid in the DCT, following maintenance intervals for engine, trans and brakes and running GM recommended spec'd fluids.
    Rich BTW is the service manager at the extremely able Abel Chevrolet, and a California autocross champ, and a great and helpful person too.

    And also thanks to Zymurgy for his quoting Tadge’s response in one of his “Ask Tadge” columns.

    [Quote=Tadge=”We are especially proud to say when Chevrolet certifies a car for track performance, we stand behind the warranty - even the 100,000 mile powertrain warranty - even for track use.[/Quote]

    HOWEVER, one also needs to be aware that if you have any off track excursions with consequences, your insurance company might well not be in your corner and thus not cover your incident’s consequences. Many who engage in track activities purchase specific track insurance from other than their insurance company for such.
    GBA Black; HTO Twilight/Tension interior; Z51 & Mag Ride; E60 lift; 5ZZ high wing; FA5 interior vis CF; ZZ3 engine appearance; 3LT; Q8T Spectra Gray Tridents; J6N Edge Red Calipers; SNG Edge Red Hashmarks; VQK Splash Guards. Separately getting from my dealer RCC Edge Red engine cover, 5JR vis CF mirror caps, and VJR illuminated sill plates.

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    Cool info.. i fully expect track prep dealer service to give the c8 z51 a full warranty for track driver events
    Torch Red exterior/ black interior z51 FE4 1LT

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    • #3
      "We were recently told by GM representatives at the Spring Mountain C8 training that the warranty is 100% in tact if you track your C8 with two requirements... It must be a Z51 equipped car..."

      So I guess the warranty would not be "100% in tact" with my "non-Z51" C8 but thats OK with me since I have no intentions of tracking it but that is a bit of a surprise. I don't think thats the way it is with the C7 but I'm not sure.
      Last edited by Boomer; 02-13-2020, 09:07 AM.

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      • #4
        Just my thoughts, yours may differ, but if you are on track and you are worrying about insurance, maybe you should just park it.
        The fact that GM will warranty the car for track use is great, but as usual, crashing it will be your cost to fix.
        Last edited by Racer86; 02-13-2020, 10:02 AM.
        3LT Long Beach Red , Z51, FE4 , ZZ3, Black interior ,38S red stitching, Q8T, FA5, ER1, CFX, and R8C

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        • #5
          Originally posted by Boomer View Post
          So I guess the warranty would not be "100% in tact" with my "non-Z51" C8 but thats OK with me since I have no intentions of tracking it but that is a bit of a surprise.
          I'm guessing it's because they consider the extra cooling in the Z51 a requirement for warranty coverage in this situation. Probably only applies for lapping events etc, autocross doesn't stress the car as much and only for a short time.

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          • #6
            i would love to track a C8, just not my C8.

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            • #7
              Great news, thanks much John.
              Bob Sliwa
              Currently Building an All-Electric,1963 Split-Window Coupe Restomod.
              2020 C8 - 2LT, Elkhart Lake Blue, Black interior; Z51, Mag Ride, E60 lift, 5ZZ high wing, ZZ3 engine appearance,AH2 GT2 seats, Red Calipers

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              • #8
                Originally posted by jackfrostpdx View Post
                i would love to track a C8, just not my C8.

                2 words; SPRING MOUNTAIN............your welcome😉
                2014 Stingray Laguna Blue “Cindyblue”
                3000 status : TPW not known until 2 weeks prior to build 😬
                2020 C8 Stingray; 3LT ; GS7 Elkhart Lake Blue ; HTO Twilight/Tension interior; Z51;FE4 Mag Ride; C2Q dual roof ; FA5 interior vis CF; ZZ3 engine appearance; Q8T Spectra Gray Tridents; RCC; J6E yellow Calipers; VQK Splash Guards; EYK Chrome Exterior Badge package; R8C

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