New guy, Clio RS200 cup

Discussion in 'New Members' started by Dumdum, Jun 5, 2018.

  1. Dumdum

    Dumdum Gold Member

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    near mansfield, notts
    Car:
    Renault Clio RS200 CUP/fiat ducato campervan
    E837B7ED-EC8C-474D-99BC-BF297F33ADF7.jpeg well I couldn’t resist any longer, I no longer needed my van for work so I was on the hunt...

    This turned up in Durham and I caught a train from Sheffield after many conversations with the owner asking him all sorts and him sending me a video of the cars bodywork and innards, Seats are pretty good, you can feel the foam thinning on the drivers outer bolster but I will tend to that when I get chance I think and replace a slug of foam then shape to suit

    On getting to Durham I found the car to be in nice nick, aircon didn’t work (alledgedly the guy had no clue despite three weeks of the warmest weather I can recall for a bit, and the handbrake was skywards...

    Luckily after driving the car back the handbrake wasn’t the caliper sticking which I’ve come across many times on pugs (used to work at a Peugeot/French car specialist!) but the inner cable had a little corrosion under the nylon covering which was wedged in the outer, pulled it out, cut the offending sheath away, liberally greased it and to my shock the handbrake arm was free as a bird! Awesome!

    Air con I’ve gassed up as it only had 1.5bar in it, suspect it has a weep somewhere but it now has dye in it and I shall then find said leak and fix it if it crops up and it wasn’t through lack of use over winter (top tip... always turn your aircon on each week for twenty mins, it circulates the oil and keeps the seals lubricated, otherwise they dry up and dont seal = gas lost!)

    It has cheap tyres on it currently which seems a crying shame, they will be getting swapped for something eventually, unsure what as yet, on my van (210bhp V6 Peugeot partner) I ran uniroyal rainsport 2 which were awesome and stuck v.well and more importantly the wet grip was excellent! And let’s face it in the British weather wet grip is more important than dry!

    Plans are also a foot for a removable stereo system with a neo sub (way lighter than a conventional magnet!), probably a FI job from blade ice which will have a kw or so up it’s voice coils! It has an alpine cheapy stereo fitted but that will be going, the standard aerial seems a bit crap so probably gonna add a jvc dab aerial and have a dab setup with a pioneer dab headunit for good measure, front speakers will be upgraded to something nice with minimal sound deadening, I can cope with minimal weight for the sake of nice sound

    Suspension can stay as it is, track days will be done at donnington or wherever there is one
     
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  2. Beany

    Beany Platinum Member

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    Welcome aboard :french:
    Afew of us are doing snetterton on the 22nd of July.

    Also you me fairly local to myself as only across in Donny. Nice to see another Cup
     
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  3. Johnny 99

    Johnny 99 Platinum Member

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    Car:
    Clio Renaultsport 200
    Welcome along. Good to see the car getting the attention it needs.
    Uniroyal Rainsport 3 are a popular choice for wet track days on here. I'm running Michelin PS4, which I find a great tyre. Some say the Uniroyals are too soft in dry conditions & I find the Michelins great, whilst also being very good in the wet. A bunch of us were at a wet track day at Spa a few weeks ago & the Rainsports people were using were great, as were my Michelins. Those using AD08r were sliding around a fair bit. (I'm talking about you @Benno!:worried:) However the Uniroyals are so much cheaper to buy than the Michelins so if you are happy with them that may be the way to go.
    Enjoy the car & get a progress thread going. You seem to know a fair bit so there'll be stuff on there we can learn from.
    I have to ask where the user name comes from?!!
     
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  4. Pav

    Pav Moderator

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    welcome along mate..enjoy your stay..:french:
     
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  5. ///M

    ///M Gold Member

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    Welcome. Great intro there.
     
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  6. Dumdum

    Dumdum Gold Member

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    Location:
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    Car:
    Renault Clio RS200 CUP/fiat ducato campervan
    I found the uniroyals on par with eagle f1’s before they went asymmetric which had a very similar tread pattern to the uni’s

    I am more skilled as an auto electrician than a mechanic being 100% honest, and I’ve been known to tinker with all manner of stuff, I am toying with the idea of using the radio stalk to do cruise control on the Clio if I can cut in and get the correct bits and switches I need

    With Peugeot’s I could effectively buy time on service box (there parts program for dealers and trade also) is there similar for renaults do you know? So I can buy access to wiring diagrams for say a cruise control system and where it goes into the comm unit that sits behind the steering wheel

    Oh and I’m also gonna get my steering wheel re trimmed as Renault plastic coated leather is rubbish
     
  7. Dumdum

    Dumdum Gold Member

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    Location:
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    Car:
    Renault Clio RS200 CUP/fiat ducato campervan
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    That’s my old 406 D9 coupe with a 210bhp V6... from the factory mind

    Handled nice, pulled 150mph chasing my mates e46 m3 and handled nice, chopped the back box out for a bit more burble... handled surprisingly well for a armchair on wheels, had a massive sound system as well! Sponsored by fusion when I was into my car stereo majorly!

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    That was my old track day effort, massive custom antiroll bar up the arse end, gti-6 engine conversion, running gear, back axle, 305mm discs with 406 calipers to take a 28mm disc meant it stopped nicely!

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    My seat Marbella for stereo competitions! Later to house a steel box with 2 18” subs, played 72/73hz at over 164dB and got me to top three in the world in my class! Had 20kw of power in four large amps in the back run off 1.5k worth of one battery (well technically it was 6 battery’s made into one to circumvent the rules!) stereo was always my main love! Cars were always second fiddle!
     
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  8. sevenfourate

    sevenfourate Devotee of OCD Paid Member

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    Welcome to the fold buddy.....
     
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  9. Dumdum

    Dumdum Gold Member

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    Renault Clio RS200 CUP/fiat ducato campervan
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    406 boot, there’s two more amps hidden behind trim, there’s two bass amps at 1kw each and then two 2 channels and a four channel from memory

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    The ex ex ex’s Audi S3 boot, simple but effective! Four channel amp, jl audio sub and a set of components in the front on the crappest door mounts ever
     
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  10. LOCKE

    LOCKE Paid Member

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    Welcome in mate.
     
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  11. Marsch

    Marsch

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    Car:
    Stealth Grey RS 200
    Welcome to the RS family from...

    :german:
     
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  12. Pav

    Pav Moderator

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    interesting cars and projects..hope you find this forum useful too..keep them coming :thumb:
     
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  13. Foxspeed

    Foxspeed "the new red baron" Moderator

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    welcome :french:
     
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  14. lewishunter98

    lewishunter98 Paid Member

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    Another vote here for Pilot sport 4's :thumb:
     
  15. Nelthewire

    Nelthewire Paid Member

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    Warrington, Cheshire
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    clio 200 cup
    Hello and welcome along fellow cup owner :french:
     
  16. Dumdum

    Dumdum Gold Member

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    Location:
    near mansfield, notts
    Car:
    Renault Clio RS200 CUP/fiat ducato campervan
    Black circles have 10% off per tyre on yokos, both fitted or delivered, I’m very tempted to go for some road legal seni slicks and then get some Laguna rims for winter and uniroyal rainsport 3’s

    On a crap note, I have discovered the wheels on my car have a thick coat of powder coat on them in black... using a kerb... on a brighter note, I flagged the powder coat back and used some smoothright black and it was a pretty damn good match, way less obvious than silver/white marks around a black rim
     
  17. Dumdum

    Dumdum Gold Member

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    Location:
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    Renault Clio RS200 CUP/fiat ducato campervan
    Clearly I smoothed it, not flagged it
     
  18. Dumdum

    Dumdum Gold Member

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    Location:
    near mansfield, notts
    Car:
    Renault Clio RS200 CUP/fiat ducato campervan
    4x Yoko AD08R fitted for 410 quid on weds at 4pm
     

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