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Car Modification Advice

By canberracapital - 5 June 2009 27

Hello Riot Act Readers,

I have a 02 VY Commodore and I want to put new rims and low profile tyres on it. I dont know much about cars. I want to put bigger rims on it (maybe 19″) with black and chrome. And if I have any more money left over, get an exhaust on it.

Does anyone know of any good and competitive places to get rims and tyres? I know there are some obvious places, but does anyone know about special deals, or hidden gems around Canberra?

It needs to be a chrome or black/chrome rim with low profile tyres that look great on a white 02 VY Commodore. It also needs to be completely legal. I believe you can only go 2 inches above your stock wheel (i think mine is 16″ or 17″)??

Any other advice/tips or tricks??

What’s Your opinion?


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Davo111 3:01 am 08 Jun 09

CAPS – PRESS THE BUTTON ON THE LEFT OF THE ‘A’ KEY

CoffinRX2 1:54 am 08 Jun 09

canberracapital said :

NEW DEVELOPMENT: I HAVE CHECKED WITH MY INSURANCE COMPANY AND THEY HAVE SAID THAT IF I PUT NEW, BIGGER, CHROME WHEELS AND A EXHAUST SYSTEM IT WILL COST ME AN EXTRA $51 A YEAR ON TOP OF WHAT I AM ALREADY PAYING. THEY HAVE NO LIMIT ON THE AMOUNT OF MODIFICATIONS YOU CAN HAVE, THEY JUST CHARGE EXTRA.

I would be very careful about that, unless you are iwth a specialist insurer like Shannons. .. Even then, with Shannons all modifications need to be legal or engineered otherwise they have the right to refuse or reduce a claim

canberracapital 1:35 am 08 Jun 09

NEW DEVELOPMENT: I HAVE CHECKED WITH MY INSURANCE COMPANY AND THEY HAVE SAID THAT IF I PUT NEW, BIGGER, CHROME WHEELS AND A EXHAUST SYSTEM IT WILL COST ME AN EXTRA $51 A YEAR ON TOP OF WHAT I AM ALREADY PAYING. THEY HAVE NO LIMIT ON THE AMOUNT OF MODIFICATIONS YOU CAN HAVE, THEY JUST CHARGE EXTRA.

frank2112 9:59 pm 07 Jun 09

CoffinRX2 is correct. Any modification you make to a car can void the insurance and you usually won’t find out until you have an accident. In my case I had to speak to the insurance company 3 times and get it in writing that lowering my car would not void my insurance. This was done before the modifications were made. I got a different answer each time until I got them to look at my file. I carefully explained that I was not a 17 year old P plater and had a clean driving record for 15 years. They saw logic in the end.

Felix the Cat 9:27 pm 05 Jun 09

ahappychappy said :

But in all serious-ness, have a look at the many places up in Sydney. They’re cheaper by a fair bit, it allows you to take a weekend trip if need be, and you get a nice long drive with the new wheels to wear them in and get used to the new shoes. Here are two of the better known places up there…

http://www.tempetyres.com.au – (02) 9573 1010

I believe Injekt’d (now) in Mitchell are agents for Tempe Tyres – http://www.injektd.com.au

Very Busy 6:52 pm 05 Jun 09

VYBerlinaV8_the_one_they_all_copy said :

The question, though, is why you would want to go bigger than 18s anyway. Cars with wheel waaay bigger than standard actually look kinda stupid (a bit toy-like, I think), and the vehicle is unlikely to handle and grip as well anyway.

+1

Also, keep some money aside for some suspension mods. On most cars, bigger wheels just don’t look right unless the car is lowered too.

G-Fresh 5:22 pm 05 Jun 09

Reprobate said :

G-Fresh said :

CoffinRX2 said :

I personally havent had anything done from Gentech, but have learnt very fast that there are very very very few tuners in Canberra capable of doing the job asked of them

You’ve got to know where to go.
But I digress. There are very few people on the web who properly use English.

Or who use english properly…

Or who correctly infer error…

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