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Re: Alloy wheels & insurance ?
« Reply #15 on: 08 April 2018, 19:49:56 »

225/55/16"s are more accurate than the 234/45/17"s...

Mv6 wheels made my plod over read a touch, whereas the 245/40/18"s it ended up wearing were exactly the same rolling radius as the 225/55/16"s...

Fwiw :y
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Re: Alloy wheels & insurance ?
« Reply #16 on: 08 April 2018, 20:56:13 »

My CDX is now fitted with late Elite/MV6 VX  6 spoke 17" alloys instead of the 16" CDX alloys it came with.

Insurance quote is asking are the wheels "Non Standard"  or "Optional Extra" ?

I am guessing to be totally honest these wheels are in fact "Non Standard" to this car , but this increases the quote by over 200 to nearly 600  :o :o :o

Quote as "optional extra" & quote stays the same as a standard car   :-\ :-\

Any thoughts ?

I had Elite alloys on my Elite  :y

 ...... they just happened to be from a later Elite & my Insurance company were none the wiser  ::) ::)
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Re: Alloy wheels & insurance ?
« Reply #17 on: 09 April 2018, 17:16:58 »

225/55/16"s are more accurate than the 234/45/17"s...

Mv6 wheels made my plod over read a touch, whereas the 245/40/18"s it ended up wearing were exactly the same rolling radius as the 225/55/16"s...

Fwiw :y
Its possible your plod was configured for 16s ;)


The config options are essentially 225/55/16 or everything else.
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Re: Alloy wheels & insurance ?
« Reply #18 on: 09 April 2018, 18:28:49 »

"PLOD" as in ex police ?
police vehicles have their clocks calibrated accurately by irs etc
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Re: Alloy wheels & insurance ?
« Reply #19 on: 09 April 2018, 18:42:56 »

225/55/16"s are more accurate than the 234/45/17"s...

Mv6 wheels made my plod over read a touch, whereas the 245/40/18"s it ended up wearing were exactly the same rolling radius as the 225/55/16"s...

Fwiw :y
Its possible your plod was configured for 16s ;)


The config options are essentially 225/55/16 or everything else.
Indeed it was, still had the certificate 8)

And why I deliberately went with the 245/40/18 tyre option on the Irmscher wheels instead of the more common 235/40/18s
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Re: Alloy wheels & insurance ?
« Reply #20 on: 09 April 2018, 19:15:06 »

225/55/16"s are more accurate than the 234/45/17"s...

Mv6 wheels made my plod over read a touch, whereas the 245/40/18"s it ended up wearing were exactly the same rolling radius as the 225/55/16"s...

Fwiw :y
Its possible your plod was configured for 16s ;)


The config options are essentially 225/55/16 or everything else.
Indeed it was, still had the certificate 8)

And why I deliberately went with the 245/40/18 tyre option on the Irmscher wheels instead of the more common 235/40/18s
If you can find a 245/40/18 tyre that fits without rubbing the arch or the strut, why would anyone pick a 235/40/18 ;D
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Re: Alloy wheels & insurance ?
« Reply #21 on: 09 April 2018, 20:18:12 »

Had no rubbing issues with any of the tyres I fitted on those wheels  :y
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Re: Alloy wheels & insurance ?
« Reply #22 on: 10 April 2018, 20:36:22 »

Had no rubbing issues with any of the tyres I fitted on those wheels  :y
Yeah, some are fine, some aren't.  I've had 235/40/18 rub with anything near a sensible-ish camber angle.  More of an issue with lowered cars, obviously.
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