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PostSubject: MY PURSIUT FOR POWER......kind of   8th November 2009, 12:36

OMG ITS A THREAD ABOUT CARS Jaw Drop Razz
Only joking! Anyways...

Im 17 and male, and therefore insurance hate me, fair enough.
This makes performance tuning a little tricky, or more of a challenge as I like to think of it Wink

Ironically because I am 17 and male, I, along with most of us at college will do anything to get TINY amounts of power without annoying the insurance people.
So we have found some parts that count as replacement parts rather than modifaction, and therefore we can get away with it!

So heres the challenge, can we find enough parts to get me up to the holy grail of 100bhp? Razz
I'l start: K&N replacement air filter, gives me between 1-4bhp SCORE Razz
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PostSubject: Re: MY PURSIUT FOR POWER......kind of   8th November 2009, 12:42

Ahh trying 2 get your post count up Neer Neer lol!

If you get an induction kit especially k&n make sure it's an enclosed one & surely that's classed as a mod??
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PostSubject: Re: MY PURSIUT FOR POWER......kind of   8th November 2009, 12:44

Yup and yup
Yeah not allowed an induction kit unfortuantley, just and air filter lol
These are things that most people woulnt even consider mods, therefore neither does insurance
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PostSubject: Re: MY PURSIUT FOR POWER......kind of   8th November 2009, 14:35

My insurance wasnt to bad Razz
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PostSubject: Re: MY PURSIUT FOR POWER......kind of   8th November 2009, 15:15

Cos your a girl!
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PostSubject: Re: MY PURSIUT FOR POWER......kind of   8th November 2009, 15:25

Be very very careful Max Exclamation

As much as I like your thinking and more power is great Very Happy

Something that isn't a standard fitment could invalidate your insurance Shocked

I've been there, done it and got the tee shirt, also worked in the insurance industry for over 20 years Surprised

My advice would be to tell them everything and anything and get it in writing thumbs up

If it isn't written down then it never happened Exclamation

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PostSubject: Re: MY PURSIUT FOR POWER......kind of   8th November 2009, 15:26

:O i am? That explains so much Razz
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PostSubject: Re: MY PURSIUT FOR POWER......kind of   8th November 2009, 16:43

Davyboy wrote:
Be very very careful Max Exclamation

As much as I like your thinking and more power is great Very Happy

Something that isn't a standard fitment could invalidate your insurance Shocked

I've been there, done it and got the tee shirt, also worked in the insurance industry for over 20 years Surprised

My advice would be to tell them everything and anything and get it in writing thumbs up

If it isn't written down then it never happened Exclamation

Thanks Dave I will check with the insurance before even buying anything, deffo will tell them everything!
Chances are I wont end up doing anything just want to find out whats out there! Razz
I think the highest power gains will be so small I wont even notice! Very Happy
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PostSubject: Re: MY PURSIUT FOR POWER......kind of   9th November 2009, 09:46

Biggest difference would be to get super light wheels and or some great rubber. Means you can carry speed into and through corners Very Happy

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PostSubject: Re: MY PURSIUT FOR POWER......kind of   9th November 2009, 12:13

Moleatrude wrote:
Biggest difference would be to get super light wheels and or some great rubber. Means you can carry speed into and through corners Very Happy
Yep, this is probably your best option. Get some lightweight Rota's on there, it'll improve your acceleration and handling Smile
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PostSubject: Re: MY PURSIUT FOR POWER......kind of   9th November 2009, 12:19

you could get a rear seat delete kit and loose a lot of weight that way! lol Smile
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PostSubject: Re: MY PURSIUT FOR POWER......kind of   9th November 2009, 18:05

Why stop there, delete those heavy front seats too lol!

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PostSubject: Re: MY PURSIUT FOR POWER......kind of   9th November 2009, 18:08

yeah just get some light weight sparco race seats and harnesses LOL
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PostSubject: Re: MY PURSIUT FOR POWER......kind of   9th November 2009, 18:13

Lol!
I'd love to but will have to change my insurance company! Razz
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PostSubject: Re: MY PURSIUT FOR POWER......kind of   9th November 2009, 18:51

who are you insured with max?
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PostSubject: Re: MY PURSIUT FOR POWER......kind of   9th November 2009, 19:37

direct line
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PostSubject: Re: MY PURSIUT FOR POWER......kind of   9th November 2009, 19:38

ah i was with mini insurance first year and they were the cheapest for me. Im with admiral now.
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PostSubject: Re: MY PURSIUT FOR POWER......kind of   9th November 2009, 19:39

kwl,
Mini insurance wouldnt insure me!
I think theve got new rules about age
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PostSubject: Re: MY PURSIUT FOR POWER......kind of   9th November 2009, 19:42

Mini insurance would insure me butt Admiral was cheeper Smile
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PostSubject: Re: MY PURSIUT FOR POWER......kind of   9th November 2009, 19:43

:O
Why dont they like meeeee Sad
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PostSubject: Re: MY PURSIUT FOR POWER......kind of   9th November 2009, 19:45

Yeah admiral is good. Its only 800 for me this year. Very Happy
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PostSubject: Re: MY PURSIUT FOR POWER......kind of   9th November 2009, 20:16

kwl, soz i've forgotten how old you are! Razz
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PostSubject: Re: MY PURSIUT FOR POWER......kind of   9th November 2009, 20:30

lol. 19 now so nearly two years No Claims Bonus. As soon as i get that an induction kit is going to be on the list i think Smile
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PostSubject: Re: MY PURSIUT FOR POWER......kind of   9th November 2009, 21:20

cool, that would be good!
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