JMR's LY200

Discussion in 'Clio 200 Area' started by JMR, Oct 8, 2017.

  1. JMR

    JMR Paid Member

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    156
    Location:
    Notts/Lincs
    Car:
    Porsche + LY200
    Had a Ph2 172 years ago (for 3yrs), followed a few years later with a RB 182 Cup (for 5yrs)

    After a 2.5 yr hiatus the mrs wanted to come back to Renault and decided on a LY 200.

    Car is FRSH, great condition, 45k on a 2012 '62 model, so a pretty late one.
    Has Recaros (was on the 'must' list) and rear privacy glass.

    Silver wheels at moment, soon to be painted gloss black.

    Travelled a 300 mile round trip to get it, train out, car back :smile:

    Quiet enjoyed the drive, car has loads more grunt and low down pull than I can ever remember the 182 having.

    Need some mats, I have brand new 182 mats that I used for like a month in the 182.
    But they don't really fit the 200.

    I'll get pics up when its brighter.
     

  2. sevenfourate

    sevenfourate Devotee of OCD Paid Member

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    Location:
    Lowestoft, England.
    Car:
    Racing Blue RS-200 / Citroen C2 GT
    Welcome aboard and congrats on the new toy.

    Sounds a nice spec - and its deffo a late one too.....

    **Interesting comparison to the 182. The opposite of what most 182 owners will have you believe !

    Look forward to the pics. Enjoy the forum :smile:
     
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  3. Chris

    Chris Bad cop Administrator

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    Location:
    Needham Market
    Car:
    LY 200t
    Welcome along :smile:
     
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  4. Mossy

    Mossy

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    Great news - needs some photos.
    And I have to agree with Shuv regarding the 182, a 182 is so much livelier from the off.
     
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  5. JMR

    JMR Paid Member

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    Location:
    Notts/Lincs
    Car:
    Porsche + LY200
    Cheers fellas
    I think it must be a long time since I've driven a 182 lol

    Big difference going from 5 speed to 6 speed I think.
    182 Cup much lighter too.

    Compared to the 1.6 non turbo MINI Cooper we had it is a great upgrade.

    Little bit of a retrim to the outside drivers seat base bolster coming up at half term when I'll be popping down to Capital Seating
     
  6. LOCKE

    LOCKE Paid Member

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    Location:
    Glasgow
    Car:
    RB 182 Cup/LY 197 R27
    182 is definitely quicker in 1st and 2nd. It's the weight (less) advantage.
     
  7. LOCKE

    LOCKE Paid Member

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    Location:
    Glasgow
    Car:
    RB 182 Cup/LY 197 R27
    Nice one, enjoy your new toy.

    Colin
     
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  8. Big Ben

    Big Ben Winner - POTM February 2018 Paid Member

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    Location:
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    Car:
    197
    Can’t beat a LY. Congrats and welcome
     
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  9. RossWoods93

    RossWoods93 Platinum Member

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    Location:
    Bury St Edmunds
    Car:
    LY Clio RS 200
    Yayyy LY friend!

    Welcome to the forum!

    Top effort with the 300 round trip, but certainly worth it I’m sure!


    Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
     
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  10. Beany

    Beany Platinum Member

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    Location:
    Doncaster
    Car:
    RB 200 cup
    Welcome along
     
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  11. Johnny 99

    Johnny 99 Platinum Member

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    Location:
    Inverness
    Car:
    Clio Renaultsport 200
    Welcome to the club. Best colour imho. Look forward to seeing the pictures.
     
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  12. Pav

    Pav Moderator

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    Location:
    Manchester
    Car:
    albi blue 197 with boost
    Welcome aboard...have fun with your beast and share some pics with us :thumb:
     
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  13. Jimmy

    Jimmy Good cop Administrator

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    Location:
    Leeds, W Yorks
    Car:
    R27 #243
    Welcome to the forum, and congrats on your purchase! She sounds a good 'un! And nice to see you coming back to RS - they seem to work their way into your affections and never leave :smile:
     
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  14. matt9566

    matt9566 Paid Member

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    Location:
    Barnsley
    Car:
    Ultra Red R27 #91
    Welcome to the forum!
     
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  15. JMR

    JMR Paid Member

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    Location:
    Notts/Lincs
    Car:
    Porsche + LY200
    Cheers Ross :thumb:

    At the moment mine looks just like yours in your avatar.
    The mrs says the first thing she wants to do is have the wheels refurbed black.

    Gonna take the car to work one day next week and drop it off at the wheel place then pick it up at the end of the day all done.
    Will be a nice surprise for her when I get home
     
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  16. JMR

    JMR Paid Member

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    Location:
    Notts/Lincs
    Car:
    Porsche + LY200
    Thanks for all your welcomes and replies fellas

    What a friendly bunch you all are :relaxed:

    ...it's like coming home :sunglasses:
     
  17. RossWoods93

    RossWoods93 Platinum Member

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    Location:
    Bury St Edmunds
    Car:
    LY Clio RS 200
    Mines a 12 plate, on 50k so very similar!

    No recaros though! So big jealousy there, they look awesome, let alone comfort!

    The black does look nice on LY, and I’ve kept my eye out for a set of speedlines in the past, but I decided to that I’m happy with the silver, albeit in desperate need for a refurb!
     
  18. JMR

    JMR Paid Member

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    Location:
    Notts/Lincs
    Car:
    Porsche + LY200
    Yeah my alloys are mint, just want them a different colour.

    Selecting 1st is a bit stiff when the car is cold, so I think I'm going to get the box oil changed for fresh Renault stuff at the dealer.
    Hows yours?
     
  19. sevenfourate

    sevenfourate Devotee of OCD Paid Member

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    Location:
    Lowestoft, England.
    Car:
    Racing Blue RS-200 / Citroen C2 GT
    Redline MTF for the gearbox......there is no substitute.

    The Renault stuff is 'ok-to-good'. The Redline makes it the box the car deserves......
     
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  20. RossWoods93

    RossWoods93 Platinum Member

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    Location:
    Bury St Edmunds
    Car:
    LY Clio RS 200
    Totally normal for the gears to feel irregular when cold, 1st/2nd never feel smooth this time of year for the few minutes of running! I know @sevenfourate is experimenting at the minute due to notchy gear changes!

    Renault dealership I use here I can’t fault, they’ve handled any little queries or issues I’ve had in 3 years ownership really well!
     
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