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Remap and insurance questions

Discussion in 'A3/S3/Sportback (8P Chassis)' started by One Spoke, Feb 7, 2010.

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    [Feb 7, 2010]
    Hi folks (it's spot the novice tuner time!)

    I bought a 2007 S3 a few months ago and am thinking of remapping it. I was pretty sure I was going to get a REVO remap until I read an article on APR. Whilst the quoted power gains are pretty much the same, the APR allows you to switch between programmes via the cruise control stalk, which seems more user friendly than the extra black box you have to plug in to the OBD port with REVO.

    However, searching on here I can't find any mention of APR whenever people are talking about remaps. Is that because they are not a popular choice or have people had problems with it? Does anyone know if APR or REVO is better than the other?

    I did see a couple of MTM mapped S3s when I was looking which had been done from new by the supplying dealer. Are MTM any good? (again, I don't see them mentioned anywhere on here?)

    This leads me to my second question - insurance. My current insurer gives me really good cover (g'teed NCD, courtesy car etc etc) and a competitive quote, but they won't touch a modified car, even just a remap.

    Loads of you on here have had remaps, exhaust etc. done, but who do you insure your S3s with once done? I want peace of mind that they will actually pay out on any claim and offer protected NCD etc.- so anyone got any recommendations?

    How much does remapping tend to increase the premium by?

    Thanks for any help you can provide.
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    [Feb 8, 2010]
    i got stage 2 mtm work was done at qs tuning ,,,,,,,, no problems , amazing power on tap........... check out admiral for insurance they have a list of mods just tick the box of your chosen mods and see the quote
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    [Feb 8, 2010]
    Its difficult getting sensible quotes for modded cars.

    Im with Greenlight, they were very helpful as well as being competetive.

    Expect around 25-30% hike in Premium.

    Good luck
    Paul
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    [Feb 9, 2010]
    Have a look at Adrian Flux insurance as they specialise in insuring modified cars and are alot more reasonable price wise. Most standard insurers don't understand mods and what the risks are (or not!) and will charge a small fortune on top of their normal price!

    Churchill wanted £180 extra for a Strut brace tha cost me £30!

    It only cost me £60 more than my 1.8T Anni Golf against the 2.0T Audi with a remap to 250+HP! They have small fixed fees for other mods, if you add during the cover period.

    I have all the normal Fully Comp cover and NCB protection.

    There are others that specialise, so have a Google to get the best choice.

    HTH

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    Admiral are rubbish they even require that any optional extra fitted to the car even when it was built be listed as a modification. Leather, xenon lights, sat nav etc they charge more for all of it. Not worth insuring with them if the car isnt a standard book spec.
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    [Feb 11, 2010]
    Thanks for your help folks. As I suspected, there's no single obvious preference so guess I'll have to resort to Google and try a few!
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