RS? Rallye Sport...

Discussion in 'New Members' started by RSRowe, Aug 14, 2018.

  1. RSRowe

    RSRowe Paid Member

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    First thread for me gents .

    I visit from the land of Ford, having pretty much owned one ever since I started driving ten years ago.

    The story of how I ended up with the 197 is rather lengthy, but I'll summise: I bought an ST170 which I turned into a track car, spent shit loads of money modifying it, got fed up of fixing it, stripped it for parts, and bought a 197.

    Few pics of the old track car, the daily, and the new purchase which my mate used to own .
    Hopefully getting the wheels sorted soon as I hate the colour - people keep looking at me funny when I drive it .

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  2. Sean197

    Sean197 RIP Albi :( Moderator

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    Fife, Scotland
    Car:
    Albi 197T - RIP, MK7 Golf GTD Sports Wagon
    Welcome :french:
    Any plans for the clio?
     
  3. RSRowe

    RSRowe Paid Member

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    Just the 'normal' stuff really. It's at a decent enough spec as is to be handy around a track...

    Just waiting to get some anchor points so I can fit my old buckets and harnesses.

    I need to sort the gearbox out before any proper mods. Then it's likely to be a clubsport style weld in cage and some nice coilovers. Been browsing over the KW clubsports today - I haven't quite got the money for AST :tearsofjoy:
     
  4. Dumdum

    Dumdum Gold Member

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    Location:
    near mansfield, notts
    Car:
    Renault Clio RS200 CUP/fiat ducato campervan
    Gaz golds are a nice setup and you get adjustable top mounts into the bargain!
     
  5. Lownds197

    Lownds197 Paid Member

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    Are you from Stoke by any chance RSRowe ?
     
  6. RSRowe

    RSRowe Paid Member

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    I did spot them when I was having a look. The price seemed not too dissimilar to the KWs once you'd added two way adjustability.
    Do you run them on yours?
     
  7. RSRowe

    RSRowe Paid Member

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    I am yes bud.
    The last two previous owners are from Weston Coyne too, so chances are you may of seen it flying around if you're local
     
  8. Dumdum

    Dumdum Gold Member

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    Location:
    near mansfield, notts
    Car:
    Renault Clio RS200 CUP/fiat ducato campervan
    ive used gaz on previous cars and have been happy. big ben runs them on here and seems very happy, they also will customise the spring rates if you wish, being a proper coilover rear damper makes spring rate changes after purchase easier also :smile: I would ask why you feel the need for two way adjustability if your not racing and needing the most from a damper, most people would be happy with one way? genuine question as most don't have the skills to drive beyond a one way set never mind a two way setup?
     
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  9. RSRowe

    RSRowe Paid Member

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    've had one ways in the past and just felt like there's never been enough adjustability beyond banging the dampener up on track. I have two ways on the RS and they feel fantastic.

    I guess I also just wanted to buy the best that I could afford.
     
  10. Lownds197

    Lownds197 Paid Member

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    Thought i recognised it i sold the lad who had it before you some cup dampers.
     
  11. Pav

    Pav Moderator

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    Location:
    Manchester
    Car:
    albi blue 197 with boost
    welcome aboard love the blue Focus..always wanted one of those..
     
  12. RSRowe

    RSRowe Paid Member

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    Car:
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    Handles mint on them! I drove it for about half a day at donington not long after he fitted them. Was rather surprised

    Cheers bud. It's always been one of those dream motors for me.
    Would 100% recommend owning one - the way I look at it, it'll never really go down in value now too.
     
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