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    Telling your insurance company about your alloy wheel change.

    Does anybody actually tell their insurance company when changing wheels?
    And if so, what sort of price did you have to pay them to amend your policy or for the increase in premium??

    It wasn't a considerable upgrade, just a swap from my 17" Sport alloys to some 18" S-line alloys.

    Should really tell them though I guess.

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    I will get people moaning about what i'm going to say i'm sure......


    I wouldn't bother if they are o.e.m. wheels that could have been fitted from factory..... How were you to know...... A good percentage of A3's have those wheels on, it's not like your fitting Bentley wheels hey!

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    Quote Originally Posted by edition View Post
    I will get people moaning about what i'm going to say i'm sure......


    I wouldn't bother if they are o.e.m. wheels that could have been fitted from factory..... How were you to know...... A good percentage of A3's have those wheels on, it's not like your fitting Bentley wheels hey!
    I like your thinking, and it's similar to mine.

    I've just sold my old Sport alloys back to the dealer that I bought my car from. No doubt they'll be stuck on a standard A3 and sold on to someone who will insure it as an "un-modified from factory spec" car.


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    If there OEM ones just say factory fitted from new. If Aftermarket then yes
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    Quote Originally Posted by benskin07 View Post
    If there OEM ones just say factory fitted from new. If Aftermarket then yes
    They're OEM.
    Ok, I'm telling them nish (nothing).

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    I told mine but there R32 reps although they look OEMish I didnt wana risk it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by akash_sky1 View Post
    I told mine but there R32 reps although they look OEMish I didnt wana risk it.
    And what did they charge you?

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    like above youd get away with it (providing you dont write off a veyron,after all how are you to know that your car has different wheels on if they are stamped with the manufacturers stamp all over them. just dont crash into me you bas lol i was contemplating not claiming the facelift on my s3 but in the end i will for my own piece of mind


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    Quote Originally Posted by N8
    Yes, but they are OEM Phaeton Helios alloy wheels, not cheap ****e aftermarket piles of poop.

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    Quote Originally Posted by P5SND View Post
    just dont crash into me
    Sell me your 09 rear lights and I promise I won't!

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    Quote Originally Posted by aythreee View Post
    And what did they charge you?
    it wasnt that much about 40-50 quid extra a year..
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    Quote Originally Posted by akash_sky1 View Post
    it wasnt that much about 40-50 quid extra a year..
    That's 10% of my premium.
    Insurance companies huh?!

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    Quote Originally Posted by aythreee View Post
    That's 10% of my premium.
    Insurance companies huh?!
    Im 24 ( was 23 when I started the policiy) only 2 years NCB , but driving since 18, city centre address with wheels and intake declared...147 a month..so not much compared to my overall quote!
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    Quote Originally Posted by akash_sky1 View Post
    Im 24 ( was 23 when I started the policiy) only 2 years NCB , but driving since 18, city centre address with wheels and intake declared...147 a month..so not much compared to my overall quote!
    I guess, when you look at it like that.
    A drop in the ocean!

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    Wrong angle of attack Akash !! You ring up the insurance company and say..I have taken the ridiculously expensive original Audi wheels off and replaced them with some reps, what sort of discount will you give me.
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    Quote Originally Posted by paddy View Post
    Wrong angle of attack Akash !! You ring up the insurance company and say..I have taken the ridiculously expensive original Audi wheels off and replaced them with some reps, what sort of discount will you give me.
    ha ha. awesome.
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    Quote Originally Posted by paddy View Post
    Wrong angle of attack Akash !! You ring up the insurance company and say..I have taken the ridiculously expensive original Audi wheels off and replaced them with some reps, what sort of discount will you give me.
    Damn bro! i need to try that out!!!
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    Quote Originally Posted by aythreee View Post
    Sell me your 09 rear lights and I promise I won't!
    no way theyre going on the s3 also a wee project on them too


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    Quote Originally Posted by N8
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    I would tell them even if they are oem. Ignorance is no excuse really. Plus, I doubt it makes very much difference anyway. Well, if you tell them at the start of the policy. Your actually meant to inform them of all changes anyway, even factory fitted optional extras, so even if out the factory you specc'ed up a set of the s-lines on your se, you would have to tell them.
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