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Golf mk6 / Re: Bought new wheels - with the photos
« Last post by mwad gti on 23 September 2018, 21:53 »
They look good.

Before the wheels go on the car, I’d take the opportunity to add a couple of layers of sealant / wax or a coating such as Gtechniq C5 to the fronts and the backs (barrels) to ensure they’re well protected against the elements, especially with the winter weather not too far away.

Looking forward to seeing your car with its new paintwork and wheels on :smiley:. I had a mk6 GTD in Carbon Grey, which was an exclusive colour for just the Golf GTI and GTD models, and it’s still one of my favourite colours. It’s just a shame VW dropped the colour when mk7.5 facelift was launched.
Good advice
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Golf mk7 / Re: GTI mk 7 under preforming
« Last post by hog_hedge on 23 September 2018, 21:25 »
Hypothetically - what are the possible ramifications of fitting a pedal box without informing your insurance company?

If you rear end someone or have a low cost accident you'll probably be fine. If you kill a family of 6 and a few peds and it's your fault they'll probably try and find any way to get out of paying and will find your undeclared box and you'll be f**ked.

You could probably risk it and be fine though, yolo and all that.
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Golf mk7 / Re: GTI mk 7 under preforming
« Last post by SRGTD on 23 September 2018, 21:17 »
Hypothetically - what are the possible ramifications of fitting a pedal box without informing your insurance company?

For modifications in general, there  are a number of possible ramifications if individuals fail to inform their insurer of modifications;
    non disclosure of modifications is a failure to comply with the insurance policy terms and conditions. There will almost certainly be a requirement in all insurance companies car insurance policies to notify any modifications to the insurance company, so failure to do this could invalidate the policy, the policyholder effectively uninsured, and driving without insurance is a criminal offence.
    if the insurer isn’t informed of modifications, they won’t have the opportunity to assess the revised risk and the premium they quote will be for a ‘standard’ unmodified car. Not declaring modifications - especially if they would warrant an additional premium charge - is committing insurance fraud, which is a criminal offence. Individuals identified as committing insurance fraud will have their details added to the Insurance Fraud Register (IFR); an industry-wide database accessible by insurers. Being on the IFR could affect an individual’s ability to get insurance cover in future, or get cover at an affordable premium.
    in the event of a claim, if there are undeclared modifications;
    a) the insurer could void the insurance cover, especially if the modification was considered to be a contributory factor to the claim. If a person’s policy is voided, their insurer would still have to pay compensation for any third parties injured in an accident, but they could take action to recover any such payments from their policyholder with the modified car with the undeclared modifications which could be very costly!
    b) the insurer could deal with the claim but impose a higher penal excess
    c) the insurer could deal with the claim but collect any back premium for past years insurance cover that they would have charged to cover the increased risk represented by the modifications
So, although a pedal box doesn’t increase bhp - it removes the initial dead throttle response - it is a modification and should be declared. It is just not worth taking the risk of not declaring the fitment of a pedal box - or any other modifications for that matter. You could end up uninsured and have a criminal record, and have significant issues getting affordable insurance in future.
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Golf mk7 / Re: GTI mk 7 under preforming
« Last post by mcmaddy on 23 September 2018, 21:04 »
If you have an accident and the insurance company find out then your policy will be null and void.
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Golf mk7 / Re: Aftermarket or Stock?
« Last post by Ryan90GTI on 23 September 2018, 21:02 »
I ended replacing the shocks myself. I'm not wasting my time dealing with VW, they're absolutely shocking (pardon the pun).
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Golf mk7 / Re: GTI mk 7 under preforming
« Last post by Daz Auto on 23 September 2018, 20:19 »
Hypothetically - what are the possible ramifications of fitting a pedal box without informing your insurance company?
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Golf mk3 / Re: Tailgate Catch
« Last post by jv on 23 September 2018, 19:10 »
How much is it from VW?
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Cosmetic & bodywork matters / Re: Tyres for BStars
« Last post by jv on 23 September 2018, 19:09 »
205/45/16 would be the 'right' tyres. Look for tyres with a rim protector edge, I have a set of Falken's, 205 wide on a 8" rim and the rim protector is still slightly wider, offering something even though they are ever a little bit stretched.
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Detailing / Re: What detailing have you done today?
« Last post by dubber36 on 23 September 2018, 19:00 »
Washed the Tig. White cars are ace  :smiley:
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add mine to that list
just went yesterday :sad:
2009, 56k miles,fsh
dont know the full extent of the damage yet but AA man who recovered said it dont look good at all

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