Albi Blue 197 RS

Discussion in 'New Members' started by SamZuba, Oct 31, 2018.

  1. SamZuba

    SamZuba

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    Car:
    Clio 197 Cup
    Hi Guys,

    My Name is Sam, I am 25 from London! Placed a deposit on my dream Clio RS in Albi Blue, she is a 2007 (57) reg with 96,000 on the clock but with full service history and cambelt done aswell. As a matter of precaution I will do a full service and see how the belts look. I work for Audi as a Service Advisor so have a boring Audi A5 as a company car, so the goal with the RS is to make it a weekend hooligan and an occasional track or 2 a year. Wanted one of these since I passed my test but couldn't afford one at the time so bought a 1.2 Dynamique which in my head was an RS!! Now finally convinced the missus to let me have a toy I couldn't think for a better car. The car im picking up has a few mods already to it which ill list in a build thread, I want to make the car mind on the outside and nicer on the inside but mechanically strong enough to take short bursts of hard driving. Anyway ill stop rambling, Ill upload some photos on the weekend of a before and after a good detail so you guys can see what I've bought.

    Thanks guys!
    Sam.
     
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  2. Dmonk197

    Dmonk197 Paid Member

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    Location:
    NW London
    Car:
    197 R27
    Welcome- i am in the NW London area- not many of us London people here.
     
  3. Jimmy

    Jimmy Good cop Administrator

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    Hi Sam, welcome to the forum! And congrats on getting your dream car - there aren't many people who can say that! I hope you enjoy the 197, they are amazing cars to own!
     
  4. SamZuba

    SamZuba

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    4
    Car:
    Clio 197 Cup
    Thank you mate, I coach Borehamwood FC! Small world, I've probably seen yours around
     
  5. Sean197

    Sean197 RIP Albi :( Moderator

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    Location:
    Fife, Scotland
    Car:
    Albi 197T - RIP, MK7 Golf GTD Sports Wagon
    Welcome :french:
     
  6. Dmonk197

    Dmonk197 Paid Member

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    Location:
    NW London
    Car:
    197 R27
    ha that is a small world- my mum lives behind the stadium so if i see a blue 197 will come and say hi- im in the black R27.
     
  7. petercronin

    petercronin Paid Member

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    Location:
    North East England
    Car:
    LY FF Clio 200 with Cup Pack
    Welcome along Sam.
     
  8. Johnny 99

    Johnny 99 Platinum Member

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    Location:
    Inverness
    Car:
    Clio Renaultsport 200
    Welcome along.
     
  9. LOCKE

    LOCKE Paid Member

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    Location:
    Glasgow
    Car:
    RB 182 Cup/LY 197 R27
    Welcome in mate.
     
  10. SamZuba

    SamZuba

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    Car:
    Clio 197 Cup
    Guys, I can not even begin to explain how amazing this car is! I used to have a 3.2 V6 TT which I loved then got a 2017 Audi S3 when I thought was incredible but this is hands down the best car I've ever owned!! The level of engagement and handling is mind blowing!! Here is a list of the mods the car came with, would love some feel back to see how good these are but in all fairness im in love haha!

    - Hel Blue Brake Lines
    - Poly Dog Bone Mount (Evol Engineering)
    - Powerflex Engine Mount
    - Garage Midnight Stud Conversion
    - ATE Race Brake Fluid
    - RS Tuner Over Run Map
    - Toyo 4 Branch Manifold + Decat
    - Custom Resonator Delete + Secondary Decat
    - Apex 30mm Lowering Springs

    From my research all the stuff that's been down is what is recommended and is a good basis!
     
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  11. Micah

    Micah Clumsy McButterfingers Moderator

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    Location:
    Kent
    Car:
    Clio 220 Trophy
    Sounds like the perfect platform to build on, but sounds like it's good enough to blast around. Glad you're enjoying it.
    If you need an excuse to drive it this weekend, a few of us are doing Snetterton on Sunday, so more than welcome to come along for some banter and have a passenger ride (or even book the track day!) - will be a few who aren't participating.
     
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  12. Jimmy

    Jimmy Good cop Administrator

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    Very high praise for the 197, especially in comparison to a couple of sporty Audis. That looks like a nice little list of mods you've got - small changes, but effective. Glad you're enjoying it so much Sam.
     
  13. SamZuba

    SamZuba

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    Car:
    Clio 197 Cup
    Yeah, its nice to be able to give it a little hoon and not be worried too much about damaging anything! I would love to come down for that mate, is there a meeting point in London or is everyone just meeting at the destination?
     
  14. Big Ben

    Big Ben Winner - POTM February 2018 Paid Member

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    Location:
    Herts
    Car:
    197
    Welcome aboard Sam. Glad you’re enjoying the car. Feel free to put some pics up. We all love a nose!!
     
  15. Micah

    Micah Clumsy McButterfingers Moderator

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    Location:
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    Car:
    Clio 220 Trophy
    Just meeting at the circuit. I'm leaving from Kent at 6.30am to get there for the driver briefing (I'm gonna double check that actually!), but if you're coming along to watch, you can turn up at any time.
     

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