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Post Fri Sep 20, 2013 12:29 pm
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In conjunction with a K&N filter and using Shell Nitro plus fuel - there is a noticeable improvement in the performance of the RCZ. The way it delivers the power and the acceleration are excellent.
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Post Fri May 30, 2014 9:56 pm
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Post Thu Dec 04, 2014 11:59 pm
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Hi Guys, this guide seems very useful and i am very tempted to put one of these filters in my GT 200.

But one thing stopping me is how it would affect insurance? Is this classed as a modification and do you need to actually tell your insurance after changing the air filter or is it more of a wear and tear item like brake pads and doesn't need identifying to the insurance companies (i realise it doesn't really give any/much power but i know that insurance companies love to bump up their prices given any excuse). If anyone has made their insurance company aware, how much did it change your premium?

Post Fri Dec 05, 2014 6:44 am
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Replacing a filter like this isn't really a modification. The filter does the same job and does not increase performance. It's key features are it retains its filtration performance for longer than a paper filter would (they clog) and it is re-useable after cleaning.
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Post Fri Dec 05, 2014 9:42 am
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Best advice I can give is tell them. There will almost certainly be a clause in your insurance that says that *any* change from manufacturers standards spec must be advised to them. If you don't then the nature of the risk they agreed to insure is different in their eyes. Better to pay a small premium now than risk hassle/extra charges/potential cancellation.

Btttom line, and please don't take this the wrong way, but if you can afford an RCZ a small increase in insurance premium won't be to big a hit.

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Post Fri Dec 05, 2014 5:53 pm
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Best advice I can give is tell them. There will almost certainly be a clause in your insurance that says that *any* change from manufacturers standards spec must be advised to them. If you don't then the nature of the risk they agreed to insure is different in their eyes. Better to pay a small premium now than risk hassle/extra charges/potential cancellation.

Btttom line, and please don't take this the wrong way, but if you can afford an RCZ a small increase in insurance premium won't be to big a hit.

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Thanks, Ok - i might just give them a call and inquire beforehand then. I know that i used to add on "manufacture fitted options" for things like alloys and satnav etc in modifications which never used to change price so thought may as well.. but this year almost all companies started quoting me almost double for announcing any "mods", so i just left it as standard in end as GT trim covers most things anyway and everyone i spoke to said you shouldn't announce them as they are factory fitted- but i reckon they might start charging silly amounts again if i mention any mods like this, despite it having no real power increase (I'm talking previously £600 went up to £1200- def not worth it).
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Post Fri Dec 05, 2014 9:04 pm
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It's definitely the right thing to do, the risk to us drivers seems to be even greater these days if companies are so drastically increasing policy costs for such minor changes.

I'm sure I read posts a while ago on the forum that people here have been charged little, if anything, extra for this particular mod but that's not to say insurance companies haven't changed their stance since.

Think of it this way, if they consider the premium should double and you hadn't declared it but subsequently were involved in a claim, they'd be far, far more likely to cancel your policy for being in breach. Failure to pay such a difference in price could be viewed as effectively an intention to defraud them of their full premium. Cancellation would leave you high and dry, and is more likely to be their reaction than if it was only a modest premium increase.

Hopefully you'll be with one of the more reasonable companies, fingers crossed for you. And you can always ask for a supervisor to review and give a 2nd opinion if the call handler does quote you something ridiculous. No harm in asking ;)

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Post Sat Dec 06, 2014 9:31 am
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Mine was a no cost addition to policy but they will have to issue you with a new policy with modification included :)
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Post Tue Jan 27, 2015 5:27 pm
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Kerry this is a great thread I have just bought a pug and first thing I will do is change the filter great pics great instructions thanks
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Post Tue Jan 27, 2015 5:44 pm
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All of your filter choices in one place, among other options for your RCZ ;)

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Post Tue Jan 27, 2015 11:28 pm
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RCZ-Performance wrote:
Now selling the K&N Filter for both the Diesel and Petrol engines found in the RCZ. So whether or not you have a HDi or THP engine, K&N has a filter for you:

http://shop.rczperformance.com/KN-Air-Filter-KN-Filter.htm


How much in $?

Post Wed Jan 28, 2015 8:54 am
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CheBurashka wrote:
RCZ-Performance wrote:
Now selling the K&N Filter for both the Diesel and Petrol engines found in the RCZ. So whether or not you have a HDi or THP engine, K&N has a filter for you:

http://shop.rczperformance.com/KN-Air-Filter-KN-Filter.htm


How much in $?


All of our prices are in GBP (£ Sterling) as we are UK based. Conversion into other currencies differ on a regular basis due to changes in the exchange rate, so it is not possible for us to give you an exact cost now as that will not be the same cost say tomorrow or even this afternoon. Since we take Paypal as payments, PayPal will convert £'s into your currency using their exchange rate at the time of purchase. The same goes for Bank Transfers which we also accept, the bank will do the conversion. The exchange rate you find on Google may also differ from what PayPal uses.

Post Wed Jan 28, 2015 9:35 am
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At the moment, Paypal says it would be $90.74 (inc VAT) plus postage, but as Steve says, it changes all the time :)
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Post Wed Jan 28, 2015 9:31 pm
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Abzynthe wrote:
At the moment, Paypal says it would be $90.74 (inc VAT) plus postage, but as Steve says, it changes all the time :)

For Russia we do not charge VAT ;)

Post Wed Jan 28, 2015 10:28 pm
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RCZ-Performance wrote:
Abzynthe wrote:
At the moment, Paypal says it would be $90.74 (inc VAT) plus postage, but as Steve says, it changes all the time :)

For Russia we do not charge VAT ;)



How much without VAT? :D

Post Sun Feb 01, 2015 11:11 am
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CheBurashka wrote:
RCZ-Performance wrote:
Abzynthe wrote:
At the moment, Paypal says it would be $90.74 (inc VAT) plus postage, but as Steve says, it changes all the time :)

For Russia we do not charge VAT ;)



How much without VAT? :D


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Post Thu Feb 05, 2015 5:41 pm
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Kerry
Sorry to bring this up again. I've read your installation post but when looking at the air filter on my diesel, it is in a different place ( front right of engine bay) and having bought a torx t25 driver from B&Q it doesn't fit the screws. Am I missing something?

Post Thu Feb 05, 2015 5:45 pm
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This guides for petrol engines. Diesels are alot easier, just undo the screws on the box and exchange the filter.
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Post Thu Feb 05, 2015 6:13 pm
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Hi Abz
My point was, I'm having trouble finding something to fit the screws

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