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Post by Truman » Fri May 19, 2017 12:45 pm

Hello all, just bought an '06 2,5 si roadster..has anyone had any issues with insurance when they've ditched the run-flats and put on "normal" tyres?

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Post by ESP » Fri May 19, 2017 12:52 pm

No, not personally. Shouldn't be a issue.
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Post by Truman » Fri May 19, 2017 1:03 pm

Ok ta.. I've emailed the ins. co. anyway,rather do that than find out out the policy is no good if I ever need to use it...I'll see what they come back with....this looks a fairly friendly forum ..hopefully I'll learn a few things here :)

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Post by ESP » Fri May 19, 2017 1:31 pm

RE the forum, Leave now before it gets a grip on you and you end up spending every weekend modifying and tweaking you perfectly ok car. lol
Its a BAD bad influence :driving:
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Post by Truman » Fri May 19, 2017 2:50 pm

ESP wrote:
Fri May 19, 2017 1:31 pm
RE the forum, Leave now before it gets a grip on you and you end up spending every weekend modifying and tweaking you perfectly ok car. lol
Its a BAD bad influence :driving:
It's like the other car forums then..you read all the issues people have had and then sit waiting for your motor to drop to pieces underneath you.. :)

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Post by MACK » Fri May 19, 2017 3:03 pm

Never heard off it being an issue on an BMW or Mini, even for those that have been unfortunate enough to have to make a claim.
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Post by buzyg » Fri May 19, 2017 3:09 pm

Welcome to the forum. :) Don't worry. Zed don't fall to bits. Takes a little effort from the owner. :wink:
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Post by Smartbear » Fri May 19, 2017 4:02 pm

Truman wrote:
Fri May 19, 2017 2:50 pm
ESP wrote:
Fri May 19, 2017 1:31 pm
RE the forum, Leave now before it gets a grip on you and you end up spending every weekend modifying and tweaking you perfectly ok car. lol
Its a BAD bad influence :driving:
It's like the other car forums then..you read all the issues people have had and then sit waiting for your motor to drop to pieces underneath you.. :)
Hi, don't worry about the car falling to pieces-that only seems to affect 2litre 4pot zeds :lol:
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Post by MACK » Fri May 19, 2017 4:09 pm

Smartbear wrote:
Fri May 19, 2017 4:02 pm
Truman wrote:
Fri May 19, 2017 2:50 pm
ESP wrote:
Fri May 19, 2017 1:31 pm
RE the forum, Leave now before it gets a grip on you and you end up spending every weekend modifying and tweaking you perfectly ok car. lol
Its a BAD bad influence :driving:
It's like the other car forums then..you read all the issues people have had and then sit waiting for your motor to drop to pieces underneath you.. :)
Hi, don't worry about the car falling to pieces-that only seems to affect 2litre 4pot zeds :lol:
Rob
Stop it! :rofl:
Anyway hasn't yours already grow into a 20i from a 18i. Keep feeding it what ever your feeding it and it will be a 6 pot 35is in no time!!! :poke: :rofl:
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Post by Smartbear » Fri May 19, 2017 4:29 pm

MACK wrote:
Fri May 19, 2017 4:09 pm
Smartbear wrote:
Fri May 19, 2017 4:02 pm
Truman wrote:
Fri May 19, 2017 2:50 pm


It's like the other car forums then..you read all the issues people have had and then sit waiting for your motor to drop to pieces underneath you.. :)
Hi, don't worry about the car falling to pieces-that only seems to affect 2litre 4pot zeds :lol:
Rob
Stop it! :rofl:
Anyway hasn't yours already grow into a 20i from a 18i. Keep feeding it what ever your feeding it and it will be a 6 pot 35is in no time!!! :poke: :rofl:
Ha! It has expensive tastes... :wink:
Here you can see it being tested trying to pull the skin off a rice pudding :P
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e89 Sdrive3.0i this ones busted, pass me another
e85 3.0si-sold my trouble free car...

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Post by Dav the wheel nut » Fri May 19, 2017 4:38 pm

Truman wrote:
Fri May 19, 2017 12:45 pm
Hello all, just bought an '06 2,5 si roadster..has anyone had any issues with insurance when they've ditched the run-flats and put on "normal" tyres?
If you bought the car with 'normal' tyres how would you know any different?
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Post by Ewazix » Fri May 19, 2017 5:45 pm

Remember that the ///M came with normal tyres so they must be OK :wink:
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Post by MACK » Fri May 19, 2017 6:27 pm

Dav the wheel nut wrote:
Fri May 19, 2017 4:38 pm
Truman wrote:
Fri May 19, 2017 12:45 pm
Hello all, just bought an '06 2,5 si roadster..has anyone had any issues with insurance when they've ditched the run-flats and put on "normal" tyres?
If you bought the car with 'normal' tyres how would you know any different?
Good point most people wouldn't and it must be common as muck on BMW's and Mini's. Not for the reasons of comfort etc folks fit normal tyres to zeds. Simply just because they are much cheaper than the equivalent runflat tyre.

Just in case anyone is wondering runflats normally have the letters RSC in a circle on the sidewall
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Post by MACK » Fri May 19, 2017 6:33 pm

Smartbear wrote:
Fri May 19, 2017 4:29 pm
MACK wrote:
Fri May 19, 2017 4:09 pm
Smartbear wrote:
Fri May 19, 2017 4:02 pm


Hi, don't worry about the car falling to pieces-that only seems to affect 2litre 4pot zeds :lol:
Rob
Stop it! :rofl:
Anyway hasn't yours already grow into a 20i from a 18i. Keep feeding it what ever your feeding it and it will be a 6 pot 35is in no time!!! :poke: :rofl:
Ha! It has expensive tastes... :wink:
Here you can see it being tested trying to pull the skin off a rice pudding :P
IMAG4362.jpg
Now don't be coy Mr Bear, now you've had that remapped and considering the weight difference of your 4 pot and manual box over the 6 pot dual clutch you must be scaring the 35is brigade! :rofl:
What did they manage to get out of it?
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Post by Smartbear » Fri May 19, 2017 7:07 pm

MACK wrote:
Fri May 19, 2017 6:33 pm
Smartbear wrote:
Fri May 19, 2017 4:29 pm
MACK wrote:
Fri May 19, 2017 4:09 pm


Stop it! :rofl:
Anyway hasn't yours already grow into a 20i from a 18i. Keep feeding it what ever your feeding it and it will be a 6 pot 35is in no time!!! :poke: :rofl:
Ha! It has expensive tastes... :wink:
Here you can see it being tested trying to pull the skin off a rice pudding :P
IMAG4362.jpg
Now don't be coy Mr Bear, now you've had that remapped and considering the weight difference of your 4 pot and manual box over the 6 pot dual clutch you must be scaring the 35is brigade! :rofl:
What did they manage to get out of it?
:P
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It's got the legs on a normally aspirated 3litre, quick enough for me :driving:
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e89 Sdrive3.0i this ones busted, pass me another
e85 3.0si-sold my trouble free car...

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