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    Modded cars in magazines

    Bit of an out of the blue post here

    But at work every month we get to read the old magazines that are being slung, I read Performance French, TV and a few others

    Now lots of the cars in said magazines have had engine conversions, Corsa SXI's with LET engines in them, 1.1 flat arch saxos with VTS lumps dropped in them

    Never ceases to astonish me that 90% of them don't declare the conversions ( check the reg at work, sad I know ) and how much of a chance these people are taking with insurers reading on forums and in the mags

    Whats all your thoughts on this?
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    Bloody idiots, end of!!

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    that does remind me , on a more serious note if its not declared its not insured is it?

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    Officially if it's not declared, correct - it's not insured. Obvious.

    I don't mean to encourage the non-declaration of aspects of a vehicle, but I know of multiple people who have claimed on their insurance with things not declared such as; engine, wheels, sound systems, tints and a few other things. These were write off claims and no one came out to inspect their cars.

    Chances are something like an engine conversion or lowering springs kit is unlikely to be found out even if the car is inspected. Obviously more noticable things like windows, wheels, body mods etc are going to be more noticable.

    Something I think the police should do is if they stop a car and it happens to have any body modifications on it just a quick call to the insurers to ensure it is declared wouldn't take more than a few minutes. They call the insurers anyway as they no longer accept insurance certificates as proof of insurance cover. I know it's the responsibility of the driver to do it, but it's highly illegal to drive effectively uninsured.

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    wouldnt do it personally but can understand why they dont declare it! insurance prices are a joke!
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