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#1 salsheikh

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Posted 30 August 2013 - 08:03 AM

would 17's look too small on a focus. i currently have 19's but have seen a set of some nice 5 spokes but they are 17's so not sure if they look a bit on the small side.



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Posted 30 August 2013 - 08:23 AM

Hi Sal,

 

I personally don't think 17" alloys would look too small, here is a picture of a focus lowered 35mm and i think it loks well with the alloys.

 

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Posted 30 August 2013 - 11:15 AM

that looks good Stephen, sadly my car isnt lowered and if i lower it then my insurance is void - hence paying £290 this year!



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Posted 30 August 2013 - 11:28 AM

I cant say a 17" would look too small, as the tyres would make up the rest of the profile anyway...



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Posted 30 August 2013 - 03:39 PM

the focus zs comes with 17" alloys as standard

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dont look too small... but could be bigger lol



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Posted 30 August 2013 - 05:50 PM

have to agree 17s dont look small if anything i think 19s are too big 18s at the max as the 19s make the focus look like a tractor but thats my personal taste mate



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Posted 30 August 2013 - 07:43 PM

Do the insurance punish you if you have fancy new alloys? I have fitted new allows to my last two cars. I have just got my 2003 Focus 1.8 and it has standard 15" Ford alloys but seeing the price of alloys is only around £100 each then i wouldn't mind putting a nice new shiny black set on but when I changed my insurance two weeks ago they did ask me if I had standard allows on.



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Posted 30 August 2013 - 07:58 PM

i've already got aftermarket alloys and everything declared so it will be fine. strange that they wouldnt cover me if i lowered it.



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Posted 30 August 2013 - 08:28 PM

I'd be curious to see if the premiums did actually change much if you tell them you are getting shiny new alloys



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Posted 02 September 2013 - 09:51 AM

Any change to the car from the day it left the factory will under the mainstream insurers cost at the minimum an administration fee to update their records, and often will incur a fee for the change itself, especially to insure that particular item.

 

Some performance based insurers will offer unlimited modifications with no fee, or perhaps a small administration fee for recording them on their systems.



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Posted 02 September 2013 - 08:01 PM

I reckon 17's would like fine too! Are the ones you've seen aftermarket too Sal?

 

Admiral have been good with my modifications, just charge an admin fee to add them to the policy so I tend to do all the big jobs at once and declare everything together. Have just renewed and did a bit of shopping around - quite a few insurance companies refuse to quote with mods declared!



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Posted 02 September 2013 - 08:22 PM

the wheels are a set of Dotz aftermarket ones. As i currently have aftermarket wheels on my car i dont think i need to inform my insurer of change of wheels or do i?



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Posted 03 September 2013 - 06:54 AM

the wheels are a set of Dotz aftermarket ones. As i currently have aftermarket wheels on my car i dont think i need to inform my insurer of change of wheels or do i?


Depends what details they have for the current alloys. If the only note is that they have been changed then I don't see why you need to tell them as it makes no difference.

Oh and I think 17s look fine, I have that size on my Focus :)

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Posted 03 September 2013 - 09:23 AM

You need to declare everything, even down to summer or winter tyres Sal!



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Posted 03 September 2013 - 09:52 AM

Quite surprised this morning, phoned up my insurer to tell them about the spoiler, grille and mudflaps and they said no charge. Only thing is that they are not covered, i.e. it will be put back to factory standard in the event of an accident.

 

Doesn't bother me though, if I went with an insurer who did cover them I would probably end up paying for the items again over a few years of premiums anyway.

 

You do obviously need to tell your insurers about changes, but as mentioned it may make no difference, an aftermarket alloy may be all they need to know.



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