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Hey there, got a renault clio 172 and was wondering whether anyone would be able to advise me of a good, cheap and reputable car insurance company where I can purchase some car insurance as my insurance company want to increase my insurance by £300 as it has a modified exhaust.

Also if anyone knows where I can get soome black bbs wheels with polished rims that would be of great help along with prices!!! I would like to change my wheels but am having problems trying to find somewhere to get them.

Any ideas welcome.

Look forward to hearing from you!!!
 

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id try Admiral or bell as they tend to specialise in younger drivers (im assuming your fairly young) as for the wheels, have you tried Halfords?
 

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Hi there Gema,
I've tried Firebond insurance insurance before and they did a very good deal but Moneysupemarket is very quick at comparing loads of prices.
As for wheels we stock two different black wheels with a polished rim,
One is the Momo Corse RPM (twin 7 spoke) and the other is a League Helix (twin 6 spoke) but both really nice looking wheels.
Let me know what size you're after and I can get you some prices. I would suggest 17" as there are some really good deals on 17" tyres at the moment and would probably end up being cheaper than 16".
 

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Hey there

A quote and some pics would be good. I believe that with 17" i would have to have my arches stretched are they not normally 15" on clio sports??? I am unsure off hand which would be more appropriate.

thanks for the ideas for insurance will come in handy!!
 

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Gema,
The 7x17" wheel will fit fine on your Clio (some wheels can have clearance issues with the caliper carriers on Clios, but we'll include a small spacer just in case!!)
We can do some good deals on Momo Rpm and Leauge Helix in 17" with Yokohama Parada Spec 2 tyres which are absolutely fantastic.
I can get some cheaper tyres if you want but it's a shame to put budget tyres on such a great car!
If you e-mail me [email protected] I will reply with some pics and prices.
Any joy with insurance?
Thanks
 

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Newton lee insurance are good for "fast and modified cars"

Beat any other quote i had for my clio.

Barry.
 

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thanks

i have managed to get insurance with admiral alot cheaper than anyother competitor!!! Which was good.


Have any of you thought about or have got you clio chipped?? I have been looking into it but dont really know the best places and what i can look at spending in an ideal situation??


I have been told the wheels on the clio sport are only 15" and that there will be no chance of fitting 17" wheels on it, is this true?? Is it tight on the rims?

Just concerned sorry not trying to judge you I wouldnt want to pay and receive them and find they do not fit???
 

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Hi Gema,
Well done on the insurance!!
No that is not true, 17"s will fit. You should have 16" wheels on a 2002 172 with 195/45/16 tyres.
(If you do happen to have 15" wheels they will have 195/50/15 tyres on them)
The wheels we can supply are the same width as the originals (7" wide)... But they have a lower profile tyre on (205/40/17) to compensate for the extra size of the wheel so the rolling circumference of the wheel remains (almost) the same.

So if you think about the overall dimensions of the tyre it is almost identical to the original wheel so will fit in the standard original wheelarch.

So there you have it....
Clear as mud!!!!
 

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Many thanks for this information I will get back to you shortly got to weigh up whether I really can afford them as i am in the process of moving into a new house? I think when i find out prices this may reflect my decision but your knowledge has been very useful!!!

Many thanks i will be in contact shortly!!!
 
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