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Post by Roger Pennington » Fri Mar 01, 2019 7:20 pm

It's really just a question of covering your back. The insurers will *probably* say they don't mind; that's what mine said when I ran some T-rated tyres for a while, when I was saving up for Vredesteins, but the important thing is that you've told them.

Insurance is based on a thing called "the principle of utmost good faith" which basically commits the insurers to provide the insurance and pay out on claims, in exchange it commits you to pay the premiums and (the important bit here) to tell the insurers all the facts which might affect their assessment of the risk. If any fact are withheld, they are within their rights to annul the contract and repudiate any claims.


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Post by Ethanol » Fri Mar 01, 2019 7:42 pm

Roger Pennington wrote:
Fri Mar 01, 2019 7:20 pm
It's really just a question of covering your back. The insurers will *probably* say they don't mind; that's what mine said when I ran some T-rated tyres for a while when I was saving up for Vredesteins, but the important thing is that you've told them.

Insurance is based on a thing called "the principle of utmost good faith" which basically commits the insurers to provide the insurance and pay out on claims, in exchange it commits you to pay the premiums and (the important bit here) to tell the insurers all the facts which might affect their assessment of the risk. If any fact is withheld, they are within their rights to annul the contract and repudiate any claims.
Then as I found 195 70 R14's on the front and wider 70 R14's on the back I can assume that some previous owner should have told his insurance. Actually, a case could be made that as I've put standard 185 80 14's back on the car I've put the car back to standard and on tyres that are certified to 118 mph a speed you can only exceed on the track. So I'm saying I'm not going to go fast.


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Post by Roger Pennington » Sat Mar 02, 2019 12:49 pm

Ethanol wrote:
Fri Mar 01, 2019 7:42 pm
Then as I found 195 70 R14's on the front and wider 70 R14's on the back I can assume that some previous owner should have told his insurance.
Absolutely right.
Ethanol wrote:
Fri Mar 01, 2019 7:42 pm
Actually, a case could be made that as I've put standard 185 80 14's back on the car I've put the car back to standard
No, that's the point - You've put 185/80TRx14 whereas standard was 185/80HRx14.
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So I'm saying I'm not going to go fast.
Leaving aside for a moment your posts about the 275bhp ethanol engine, you've now posted about adding rear disks......


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Post by noel6071 » Sun Mar 10, 2019 6:21 pm

Good evening folks, I have a set of wolfrace alloys on my SE5a and all the tyres need changing, I know this has came up numerous times before I'm sure but what size alternative tyre suits these rims as the price of the size on it which are 185 14 90H are just crazy, its only going to be used moderately for shows not regular driving so just want advice on what other size tyre size suits the wolfrace alloys?



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Post by scimjim » Sun Mar 10, 2019 6:48 pm

Roger Pennington wrote:
Tue Feb 26, 2019 11:50 am
.......A more popular general choice seems to be 195/70HRx14 (assuming standard wheels/usage).


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