I am about to embark on some (to my mind) very minor modifications. In all, I'll be:
a) Lowering the car by 30mm
b) Fitting 19" Ti alloys
c) Fitting 5mm spacers
Despite having a clean driving record for 13 years and no claims or points whatsoever recently, with 5 years no-claims bonus on my own car it seems that insurers want to charge me over £1,000 (from my current £380) if I make these modifications.
So to those who have modified their car; who do you insure with / through? Adrian Flux or similar?
I was thinking of lowering and a remap but I sure am not paying that kind of money for insurance. It seems they calculated your premium only by hearing the word 'modification' rather than applying any logic.
I would suggest you speak to some specialist insurers.
If you would like to see what a quote would be like with those modifications then please don't hesitate to contact us on the Alfa Forum Number. It will also include the discount for being a member on here.
We are specialists in modified cars and have a range of special schemes for those that have done modifications to their cars.
Thanks for all the replies guys - I really appreciate it, and the confirmation that the quotes were a bit silly! Dan - I'll be in touch to discuss
@ Losparx - not a silly question; the spacers sit between the hub and the wheel to move it out by the desired amount (in my case 5mm on each wheel) and give the car a wider track. It'll (IMHO) look better, and also handle slightly better; especially with the Eibach -30mm springs on it.
If anyone wants to see what a really sorted Brera looks like, check out JBSmith1's car - an absolute cracker
I was with More Than and had to change due to having a remap! A shame but there you go, whatever you do make sure you inform your insurance company as if you do have a smack the IC could wriggle out of paying!