A few new upgrades

Discussion in 'Gallery' started by FryUK, May 20, 2018.

  1. FryUK

    FryUK Paid Member

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    Clio 197
    Been collecting a few parts over the last few months since buying my 197 in January and finally got them all fitted.
    3 x powerflex engine mounts
    Cup dampers (bought 2nd hand)
    H&R springs
    Silverstone wheels
    4 x AD08r
    Full alignment

    Very happy with it, hopefully get on track at some point this year.

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  2. Johnny 99

    Johnny 99 Platinum Member

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    All worthwhile mods. You'll appreciate the springs & cup dampers on track. Love the colour of the wheels! Works well with black car.
     
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  3. Big Ben

    Big Ben Winner - POTM February 2018 Paid Member

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    Looks great with all the additions. Don’t often see that wheel colour with black. Love it
     
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  4. Pav

    Pav Moderator

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    albi blue 197 with boost
    gold on black..good choice :thumb:
     
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  5. Micah

    Micah Clumsy McButterfingers Moderator

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    Perfect shade of gold/bronze on there, looks really good!
     
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  6. FryUK

    FryUK Paid Member

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    Car:
    Clio 197
    Cheers all.
    I did have another set of standard 197 wheels that needed a refurb but the silverstone wheels came up for a great price including the near new ad08r. The silverstones where already painted in this colour and I was unsure at first, but it works well and is a little different so I’m happy.
     
  7. Benno

    Benno Gold Member

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    OG 250 Cup
    Oh that is nice!! I'm a big fan of the murdered out all black look, but I must say this looks brilliant!!

    Pretty much ready to go for track, where you thinking of heading?
     
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  8. ///M

    ///M Gold Member

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    Nice one. Wheels look brilliant. Sucker for bronze.
     
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  9. FryUK

    FryUK Paid Member

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    Thanks guys.

    Same here, original plan was black wheels or silver but I’m liking the bronze now!

    Track wise I’m thinking local-ish for now so I’ve got Brands / Lydden Hill are the nearest or may stretch to Rockingham / Snetterton / Bedford.

    Shame Goodwood is so expensive as it’s only about 20mins from me!
     
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  10. TwiggyMK

    TwiggyMK Paid Member

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    Are Silverstones a preferable track wheel? See quite a few getting them for use as track wheels, is it just down to them being cheap?


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  11. Big Ben

    Big Ben Winner - POTM February 2018 Paid Member

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    They’re cheap, strong and have a better offset than standard. Only downside is they’re quite a bit heavier than an aftermarket alloy.
     
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  12. FryUK

    FryUK Paid Member

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    Pretty much what Big Ben said.
    I mainly bought them as they came with the tyres I wanted which have done circa 500 miles. I saved £200+ buying these over refurbishing my spare set of 197 wheels and buying brand new ad08rs.

    I do really like the look of the silverstones though, a little bit like the speed lines? (Possibly not speed lines, I’m new to this Renault stuff!). These ones are only 7j, I’m under the impression there are 7.5j silverstones out there?
     
  13. Mr. Ski

    Mr. Ski Paid Member

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    That looks real nice!!

    You have kinda done exactly what I wanted to do, I've also just bought a Black 197,
     
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  14. Benno

    Benno Gold Member

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    Can't be too far from @Micah then! Wouldn't mind doing Brands but it always looks pricey when I look into it!
     
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  15. FryUK

    FryUK Paid Member

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    I’m in West Sussex so I guess not! I know, it seems all the southern tracks are pricey unfortunately.
     
  16. _Callly

    _Callly Paid Member

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    Skyline r32, bmw e36 325,volvo v70
    Potter take me out in this plz!
     
  17. Dumdum

    Dumdum Gold Member

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    Car:
    Renault Clio RS200 CUP/fiat ducato campervan
    The only issue I have with them is the change in offset (and narrowing the rim also) will potentially adversely effect the handling by moving the wheel well outside the centre of the effective centre point of the just like spacers do, I have seen many times have you seen it written that spacers made handling worse, well different offset/width wheels are just the same, Ive bought some 197 rims in need of refurb as winter rims for my 200 cup

    How do you find them compared to a normal cup or 200 rim?
     
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  18. Big Ben

    Big Ben Winner - POTM February 2018 Paid Member

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    I think they’re better for trackdays. Wider track front and rear. Plus they fill the arches better which aesthetically is much nicer. Only talking mm’s but I wish I had a few more!
     

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