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    De-restricted airbox- Do you need to declare it as a modifcation?

    Do you need to declare a derestricted airbox as a modfication. Yes you are modifying it but its nothing super major.

    What would I tell AF? It's not exactly an induction kit is it??
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    tbh m8 i woudent bother ... not sort of thing thats noticeable ..

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    Who's going to know? Do you think an insurance accessor is going to open the airbox to check for a 2" bit of pipe missing, should you ever have an accident?
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    Nah i wouldnt tell them as its only 2 bits of plastic you have removed from the car
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    I told them, when I had the SXi...

    No harm in it....they asked if it was a performance modification.
    I said it did not add any power, just made it a bit more responsive.

    No problem with them and that.


    As a general rule, always tell your insurance company everything....they can and will use any excuse not to pay out...especially if they find something you've not declared.

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    I personally would mate. In the event of a crash, they will look for a performance air filter, and if they notice it has been de-restricted but ot declared, they WON'T pay out, and you can get done for driving without valid insurance.

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    I wouldnt think they would bother checking inside airbox for a performance pannel filter so wouldnt notice the de restricting mod. Even if you put a induction cone on it only takes two mins to take off and put old box back on the insurance dont usually come out that instant it took them two days When i had an accident a few years ago so i had time to remove all my ice,induction kit and even zaust lol. And then it wasnt even written off it only needed a new rear door skin and re-spray so i had to put it all back on again lol when they had returned the car.
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    Quote Originally Posted by chappy
    I wouldnt think they would bother checking inside airbox for a performance pannel filter so wouldnt notice the de restricting mod. Even if you put a induction cone on it only takes two mins to take off and put old box back on the insurance dont usually come out that instant it took them two days When i had an accident a few years ago so i had time to remove all my ice,induction kit and even zaust lol. And then it wasnt even written off it only needed a new rear door skin and re-spray so i had to put it all back on again lol when they had returned the car.
    lucky you would you still have had time to change it all back to standard you had landed up in hospital ?
    Mods are insured for a reason & anything that is not factory finished should be declared as a mod
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    well if you have had the car from new then yes just as piece of mind

    but if you bought the car second hand then no as you can argue that you aint mechanical minded and would never open an air box or ven know what one looks like and it must have been the previous owner that did it
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