There are so many reasons why this wasn't feasible. I mean... hindsight is 20/20, and after you know the outcome it's really easy to say I should have just pretended I didn't know about the tune so that if a warranty denial ever came up, I could plead ignorance and sue over the damages. Pretending for a moment that all of these forum posts and my emails with APR couldn't be found in discovery proving I knew about the tune...If you didn’t know it had been tuned might of been better. Have the car for a few years and when ready to get rid of it bring it to their attention. Might have had the possibility of full buyback after owning a few years if you lawyered up.
Regardless, I wanted to be honest and proactive. My anxiety and my conscience was not friendly with letting it hang out there unresolved. Even if I ultimately didn't get the dealership to guarantee anything, I'm glad I tried it that way, and I learned a lot about the processes. Now I'm free to move forward with complete honesty and understanding of the situation. Plus, I wanted to update the tune anyways, so it would have been pretty impossible for me to ultimately claim in court that I didn't know it was tuned. I'd rather have the freedom to enjoy the car how I want