Anyone near London with Leather / Alcantara Recaros? + random pish thread

Discussion in 'Clio General Chat' started by ///M, May 14, 2018.

  1. Beany

    Beany Platinum Member

    RB 200 cup
    Aside the monitor you could’ve easily spec’d the rest.
    Granted it may have been the last hurrah but seems random from Renault for not doing it with the 172 or 182’s!
    Cup / trophy are the main flagship variants, granted the R27s represent the F1 world title.
    The rest to me are pointless. It’s like the new mk4 clio which is black n yellow! Looks stunning but it’s like only 1 of 25 maybe 50. Pointless just for someone to wave their cock thinking it’s better because it’s got a badge saying it’s “special”

    Edit it’s also £25k for the black and yellow Clio... for a clio, that’s easy Megane territory
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  2. Big Ben

    Big Ben Winner - POTM February 2018 Paid Member


    Proper car:hearteyes::hearteyes:
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  3. Big Ben

    Big Ben Winner - POTM February 2018 Paid Member

    I didn’t say I wanted to clean it:grinning:!!

    £1.5k paint option! That’s quite a bit
  4. link

    link Gold Member

    Clio 197 RB
    If we're going to start talking about "special" badges let's go back to the beginning of time...


    Oh yeah! :hearteyes:
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  5. ///M

    ///M Gold Member

    R27, ///M CS, Exige V6
    Good rant mate! You can lump the R27 in there for me too. Dynamically it’s no different to an FF cup packed car. Just a few posh bits of dressing.
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  6. ///M

    ///M Gold Member

    R27, ///M CS, Exige V6
    I know someone who has just paid slightly north of £6k for a full respray in LY. It’s bloody expensive paint apparently. You should see it though. It’s like liquid yellow glass. It’s unreal.
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  7. ///M

    ///M Gold Member

    R27, ///M CS, Exige V6
    Bloody gorgeous. Although I’d have never admitted it back then being an RS guy.
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  8. Beany

    Beany Platinum Member

    RB 200 cup
    Posh as in good or bad? :wink: :smile:

    Yeah just a bunch of stickers
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  9. ///M

    ///M Gold Member

    R27, ///M CS, Exige V6
    I'm so VERY offended. I won't sleep tonight. Mrs M won't be happy at all.
    Last edited: May 16, 2018
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  10. ZaShark

    ZaShark Paid Member

    Seriously guys not sure whats going on but, ill take the stickers lol i quite like them, even if mine are fake :wink:
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  11. Benno

    Benno Gold Member

    Gotta be the best thread I've read since Badgecovergate.
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  12. ///M

    ///M Gold Member

    R27, ///M CS, Exige V6
    Mate, it's your car. Best to not give a flying funk what anyone else thinks. If you like it, that's what matters. There are always going to be chalk and cheese reactions to anything you do.
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  13. ///M

    ///M Gold Member

    R27, ///M CS, Exige V6
    Mate, it's given me some great entertainment over the last few days!
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  14. Marsch


    Berlin, Germany
    Stealth Grey RS 200
    I see but then it's even more funny that you brought it up, too.

    Yes, 40 compared to 45 are 5% less rubber but you've to halve that so it's a whopping 2.5% more "damping material". That's a little more than 5 mm if we're talking about 215's. I'm not sure if that's really noticable. I'd say it's actually more relevant how inflated you run your tires.

    I'm not saying that what ///M said isn't true. Smaller and lighter rims of course have an advantage. I'm just saying that I think the difference is marginal and therefore neglible. Especially if you're not living on a racetrack.
    I'll try to get a drive with one that's sporting light 17" at our meeting next month. Maybe it'll change my opinion. We'll see...

    @///M: I'm wondering why you're still sporting these huge BBS rims on your 1M and haven't switched to something smaller and lighter already? :sunglasses:

    Btw, I don't plan to visit the UK in the foreseeable future but I invite you to our meeting next month and would pay you the entrance fee (without accomodation) if you like. Then you can drive mine but I'd suggest you make an appointment with your dentist in before already. :wink:
    Last edited: May 18, 2018 at 12:00 AM
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  15. nick's

    nick's Platinum Member

    200 Silverstone GP
    if it help's, I'll be in Milton Keynes tomorrow morning at about 7.30am :persevere:
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  16. ///M

    ///M Gold Member

    R27, ///M CS, Exige V6
    Hello sweet-cheeks. So glad you're back.

    Firstly, it's an M3, not a 1M.

    There's one reason alone for why those wheels are still on my car. Looks. I think they're possibly the best looking OEM wheel ever, in my opinion. I had toyed with getting a new set of lightweight wheels for it, but now I have the Lotus to worry about so the BMW will definitely be staying as is. I'm aware of the handling and ride deficit that will cause. I also know it would be noticeable but I'm ok with it. This is one one of the things I was referring to when I was talking about lots of other manufacturers making odd decisions. Putting 19" wheels on the CSL was a stylistic decision on a car that by name is supposed to be a lightweight version. Odd decision indeed. Same as Renault putting heavy wheels on the R26.R

    Incidentally, the Lotus also has very heavy cast wheels. From a manufacturer that claim to be all about saving weight. They'll be coming off for some lightweight ones soon. Lotus are great at making odd decisions. Like putting heavy Mini Metro mirrors on too...

    If you went from your heavy 18's to some lightweight 17's I'd be absolutely stunned if you couldn't feel a difference in the steering and handling. It's not just the weight, it's about how the suspension behaves and how much more comfortable your ride will be too. Would you not prefer better handling, more grip, more direct steering feel, a less crashy ride? Until you try, you won't know how "marginal" it is will you?

    Have you got over my use of the word "posh" yet?

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  17. Sean197

    Sean197 RIP Albi :( Moderator

    Fife, Scotland
    Albi 197T - RIP, MK7 Golf GTD Sports Wagon
    @///M Best wheel for the e46 is BY FAR the BBS LM, in fact the best aftermarket wheel for any car:



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  18. Beany

    Beany Platinum Member

    RB 200 cup
    Not a big BMW fan but I have to say the e46 M3 is a great looking car.... and by far those are the nicest wheels on a BMW! Wouldnt go as far as Sean and say best aftermarket wheel ever
  19. Micah

    Micah Clumsy McButterfingers Moderator

    Clio 220 Trophy
    Correct. Everyone knows the TSW Venom is the best aftermarket wheel. EVER.

    Last edited: May 18, 2018 at 11:50 AM
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  20. Beany

    Beany Platinum Member

    RB 200 cup
    MY EYES!!!!!!!!!!!!

    Lovely 105? Ralleye ruined!

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