Shuv's Racing Blue 200...................

Discussion in 'Projects/Progress Threads' started by sevenfourate, Mar 20, 2016.

  1. sevenfourate

    sevenfourate Devotee of OCD Paid Member

    Lowestoft, England.
    Racing Blue RS-200
    So. First afternoon of ownership.

    Spotted what looked like a 'nice one'.......130 miles away from me in Sytner Lexus in Milton Keynes. Went over, had a test drive and eventually sorted a deal (Sales guy really didnt wanna budge !). He said they had previously had it up for £8995 and had just dropped it to £8500. I ended up getting for £8300 which i thought was ok for this colour, a car in generally great condition, full service history, 2 owners, 32'000 miles and a 6 month comprehensive warranty with breakdown cover.

    I knocked the price down mainly due to the fact i noticed - either someone has had a go at doing something funky with Blue/White/Red wrap on the top of the rear diffuser in trying to create a French Flag (Or its covering scratches etc), and oddly: one tread-free tyre amongst 3 others that are nearly new (?)

    Drive home was thankfully uneventful and i'll get the tyre issue sorted pronto. Hopefully (Fingers crossed) the tape on the diffuser is just that and isn't covering anything up - requiring removal and paint-work. But that luck never happens to me..........

    Anyone who's ever known me from other bike / car forums will tell you im completely anal about my vehicles and more than a bit of a detailing freak. Bank Hol weekend coming, i've got a whole array of cupboards full of "product" the first thing for me is a really good top-to-toe clay-bar, polish, wax / cleaning session inside, outside and everywhere inbetween..............Of epic proportions !!!

    But for now - as she stands:


    *****Current specs 08/09/2017

    2010 Clio RS-200: Renault Racing Blue.
    Mileage - circa 40k


    Toyo-Sports Stainless 4-2-1 manifold
    Scorpion Resonated stainless system (1 x Cat removed)
    Ram-Air panel filter in standard airbox
    Acoustic Valve removed
    Modified Acoustic Valve inlet / Cold air feed into air-box
    Engine dynamics Remap (199.8bhp / 158.4lb-ft)
    Yellow Silicone vacuum Hose and Aluminum one-way valve
    Various VT Customs dress-up bolts etc and some Yellow colour-coding
    Streamline Carbon - "RENAULT sport" inlet manifold badge
    Custom-made Carbon Fibre radiator reservoir-bottle cover
    Custom-made Stainless Alarm plunger bracket
    Powerflex (Yellow series) Engine and gearbox mounts
    Fuchs Titan Fully Synthetic engine and gearbox oil, Bosch oil filter, NGK plugs.
    Cambelt, Aux Belt, Dephaser, Tensioner, Water-pump, Camshaft seals etc changed with Renault parts October 2016.


    Continental Contisport-5 XL (215/45-17) tyres
    Powdercoated Gloss Black / lacquered 'Speedline' wheels
    Black Renault centre-caps
    Black wheel-nut covers
    Meyle uprated / stainless-steel heavy duty drop-links
    Meyle Uprated / stainless-steel heavy duty anti rotation links
    Camber / Toe / Caster set-up on Hunter Hawk-Eye
    Eibach Pro-Kit lowering springs (15mm drop front / 20mm drop rear)
    5mm Hubcentric spacers - Front
    10mm Pure Motorsport stub-axle extenders - Rear


    Standard Brembo 4-piston calipers front / Standard rears
    Brembo High-Carbon 312mm vented front discs
    Brembo rear discs
    Ferodo DS2500 front brake pads
    Mintex 1144 rear brake pads
    ATE Superblue fluid
    Hubs painted with Hammerite smooth


    Gloss Black "Classic" rear spoiler
    Gloss Black door rubbing strips
    Carbon-fibre Black Renault badges front and rear
    Satin Black Carbon Fibre 'B'-pillar decals
    Black Renault flag decals on rear quarter's
    Stubby Aerial
    "CLIO" badge removed on boot
    White sidelight / indicator bulbs
    Xenon number-plate bulbs
    Uprated headlamp / side-light bulbs
    Bosch wipers all-round


    Custom-trimmed Recaro CS seats in Anthracite Leather; with Silver stitching.
    Custom Leather steering-wheel by 'Royal' ; with Orange centre-band and stitching
    Leather gear-gaiter with Orange stitching
    Tailored floor mats with Orange trim
    Custom dash-decals with Orange highlights + other Orange highlights
    RENAULT Sport "RS" Aluminium gear-knob
    Xenon Bulbs: Courtesy lights front and rear, door-cards, boot and number-plate
    JVC CS-DR520 speakers front
    JVC CS-J520 speakers rear
    12mm Sound-proofing under carpet in boot
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  2. Pav

    Pav Moderator

    albi blue 197 with boost
    looks good..:thumbup:
  3. tombate911

    tombate911 Paid Member

    2010 Clio RS200
    Looks good! Great colour too!
  4. Jimmy

    Jimmy Good cop Administrator

    Nice one, glad you found a decent one :smile:
  5. DS197

    DS197 POTM Winner - June 2017 Paid Member

    Clio 197
    One of the best colours for these Clios for sure! Looking forward to seeing some more pics haha. The flag on the rear diffuser doesn't look too bad actually, definitely something different. Got any long terms plans for the car mate?
  6. sevenfourate

    sevenfourate Devotee of OCD Paid Member

    Lowestoft, England.
    Racing Blue RS-200

    Cheers buddy.

    Thankfully all the "efforts" the previous owner went to in creating a French Flag on the diffuser came off with a hairdryer to warm up the old "stickers"...........and some WD40 cleaned off the residue. More importantly it wasn't hiding any scratches / damage underneath !! No paintwork needed there then......:smile:

    Future plans ? Do you know i'm really not sure. Havn't had time to think / plan yet. I'm a serial-modder and i'm sure this will head the same way...........but i don't have any specific plans as yet. Bit more reading up here might help me decide that !

    All i can tell you is my wife bought me a £100-odd Autoglym comprehensive wheels, body and interior kit for Xmas; so i plan clay, polish, wax and clean the thing to within an inch of its life this coming Bank Hol, and take stock of how it sits as it is first before i move on.....Cant wait TBH. I'm a clean freak :wink:

    Talking of which. My best mate has just got this and popped around yesterday. Do yer reckon if i rub and polish the Clio hard enough it will turn into one of these ?



    Last edited: Mar 21, 2016
  7. Jesse James

    Jesse James Platinum Member

    Clio 197 Cup
    Your mate has great taste and makes me wish
  8. DS197

    DS197 POTM Winner - June 2017 Paid Member

    Clio 197
    Be sure to put up a lot of pics once it's detailed! I'm sure you can already tell that I like pictures :smiley: That GTR is one nice motor for sure. I bet it goes like stink too!
  9. sevenfourate

    sevenfourate Devotee of OCD Paid Member

    Lowestoft, England.
    Racing Blue RS-200

    I'll get some pics up after the weekends "fettling" :tongueout:roud:

    All i've managed so far is:

    A couple of hours elbow grease to freshen-up under the hood: (I even polished the paint on the underside of the bonnet.......does that make me a **** ?)


    And all traces of the previous owners "Paul Walker" / French Flag sticker fetish have been removed, along with the RenaultSport badge i took a dislike to:


    I've also ordered some RenaultSport mats, a panel filter, a bee-sting aerial, some front seat covers and the car is booked in Wednesday for 2 new tyres (So i have 4 "near-new") and a brake service. [Yes ive ordered new Brembo pins !!!]

    ****The GTR is "nuts". Its a stage 2/3 and 600 or 650hp i think. My Dad has had some serious metal and i've been in top Porka's, M5's, Ferrari 360's etc.

    Some cars feel ok at 50mph, get a little skitty at 100mph and at 150mph need "all the road", or at least all your concentration.........

    The R35 is the only car ive ever been in that sounded awful when cold with rattles / creaks. Then felt horrid at 30mph, slightly better at 80mph and in "R" mode completely at home when going 150mph+. Back to front to anything else i've ever been in.
    Last edited: Mar 23, 2016
  10. krash67

    krash67 Gold Member

    Lincolnshire, UK
    BMW 140i & fecking around with a 200
    If it does, you can come round and polish mine :lol::lol::lol:
  11. Greg0986


    Albi 200
    Looking good! Do you still have the old badge as I'd be interested in taking it off your hands :wink:
  12. sevenfourate

    sevenfourate Devotee of OCD Paid Member

    Lowestoft, England.
    Racing Blue RS-200
    Afraid not or you could have had it. In the bin in bits now...........
  13. sevenfourate

    sevenfourate Devotee of OCD Paid Member

    Lowestoft, England.
    Racing Blue RS-200
    Stage 1 just about complete. Taken me a little over 20 hours to do outside, inside and under the bonnet.........

    Bodywork Clayed with Bilt Hammer Soft.
    Polished thoroughly with Autoglym SRP, with some more serious scratch removal.
    2 Coats of Dodo-Juice Supernatural Hybrid. (May seal this in with a softer top wax coat if the weather plays ball.......)

    Wheels cleaned with Autoglym Clean-Wheels.
    Sealed with Autoglym wheel protector.
    Once the rain stops i will be treating external black plastics with Auto Finesse Revive, and blacking tyre walls with Autoglym tyre shine.

    Interior hoovered, door shuts / boot interior polished, black plastics / dash etc cleaned with Armour-all Matte finish wipes, and glass cleaned with Ultravision advanced.

    Shame its so dull and overcast here right now:







    Last edited: Mar 26, 2016
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  14. Jimmy

    Jimmy Good cop Administrator

    Looks fantastic Shuv, very nice :thumbup1:
  15. sevenfourate

    sevenfourate Devotee of OCD Paid Member

    Lowestoft, England.
    Racing Blue RS-200
    Ram-Air panel filter just arrived and was duly fitted.

    Wasn't looking for extra 'performance' as such, but as the supplying garage had only done an oil + filter change; i'm going to replace the air filter, cabin filter and plugs myself. And its having a brake-service Wednesday...........


  16. sevenfourate

    sevenfourate Devotee of OCD Paid Member

    Lowestoft, England.
    Racing Blue RS-200

    Thank-you very much Jimmy :thumbup:

    Been getting rid of a full tank of fuel in the old car this week (And its sold and being collected today).

    So next week is my first of ClioSport ownership as-such..............
  17. LukeRS


    GW 200
    Looking good, that colour always look great after a clean up.
  18. Nejjam


    GW 200 cup chassis
    Nice mate :smile: I went to see that one in Milton Keynes but ended up buying a glacier white.
  19. sevenfourate

    sevenfourate Devotee of OCD Paid Member

    Lowestoft, England.
    Racing Blue RS-200
    Small World......
  20. Nejjam


    GW 200 cup chassis
    Yeah well I live close to mk and was looking for a 200 for about two months lol. They had it up for £8900 originally then dropped to £8500

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