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Decalring mods

leespears1 Jun 28, 2004

  1. leespears1

    leespears1 Member

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    I recently heard that if I go for a remap - it will be undetectable in the engine.

    In this case - is it worth telling my insurance to throw more money away?

    Opinions and experiences please!!!!
     
  2. Anito

    Anito Member

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    There are a few other threads about this.

    Pretty much un-detectable > Yes
    Should you tell your insurer > I guess it's up to you and how much they quote for the known modification. If they quote you a nominal amount each year for the mod, then yeah why not tell them. If they quote an arm and leg that's fifferent.

    I guess it comes down to whether or not you are comfortable 'misleading' or failing to inform the insurer about the change.

    Personally, I would investigate the impact of the change first then decide based on the new quotes.

    Good Luck. /ubbthreads/images/graemlins/angel.gif
     
  3. cybrey

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    Lee without a shadow of a doubt you should tell your insurance company.. they will try every trick in the book not to pay out. It may not be just a cars damage which you'd have to fork out for .. personal injury claims runs in the 10's of thousands.

    If you can't afford to tell your insurance company that you can't afford to do it..
     
  4. Markb

    Markb Active Member

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    I not worth the risk not telling them!

    Do it.
     
  5. PaulRS3

    PaulRS3 Well-Known Member

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    tell them.

    same for the DV your using. That should have already been declared. /ubbthreads/images/graemlins/wink.gif
     
  6. MingBluS3

    MingBluS3 Member

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    with a standard remap mines gone from 210 to 260bhp what sort of an performance increase should i tell my insurer i have gained?

     
  7. JamS3

    JamS3 Active Member

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    hows about 50bhp!!! /ubbthreads/images/graemlins/wink.gif
     
  8. RichA3Turbo

    RichA3Turbo ...Watching you! Staff Member Moderator

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    [ QUOTE ]
    MingBluS3 said:
    with a standard remap mines gone from 210 to 260bhp what sort of an performance increase should i tell my insurer i have gained?



    [/ QUOTE ]

    25% chip
     
  9. diesel2

    diesel2 New Member

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    good morning all. just had a quote from company called FRIZZEL - 0800 032 0307. don't charge for external engine mods. chiping (superchips) a4 diesel 130. seems to be my cheapest quote by far. got thier number elsewhere on this site.
     
  10. dickys3

    dickys3 Moderator Staff Member Moderator

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    Mine went up £150 when I chipped mine a few months back. That was with DL. I didn't think that was too bad to be honest!
     
  11. MingBluS3

    MingBluS3 Member

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    Just got the quote 120 quid extra, but the excess goes up?? not too happy about that.
     
  12. Banwell

    Banwell previously LeeS3

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    dont know who you guys are insured with but cost me 40% increase in premium!
     
  13. MingBluS3

    MingBluS3 Member

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    where do you live fella? i got a good postcode. Insure with DL
     
  14. dickys3

    dickys3 Moderator Staff Member Moderator

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    You can bring your excess down if you are prepared to pay more money for your premium! Just a thought!
     
  15. MingBluS3

    MingBluS3 Member

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    might have to do that £500 excess for the fire & theft.
     
  16. neiloneilo

    neiloneilo Member

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    I'm now happier to have a high excess (around £600) to lower my current premium, stash away the saving. As if I'd need to make a claim, my renewal would likly to have increased more than what I'd saved on the reduced excess.
    Instead of making a claim for sub £600 I'd plan to pay myself, resulting in an extra years NC at renewal time.

    I'm a young driver without protected NC, and with not many years NC (It's amzing the damage a foot high metal post can do at 5mph). People in different circumstances may find this doesn't work.
     

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