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    My DCI 100 thread, (her name is Carmel)

    Okay so bought this car about a month a go and work has started, me and my girlfriend named it Carmel The Clio, here is how it looked when I first bought it:





    Then in preparation for FCS2012 I bought some lowering springs, unfortunately (due to money) I had to buy apex springs, however they're like new and I intend to upgrade to coilovers at some point. They are off a 1*2 and are around 50mm lower. Which is just about right for me



    Fitting them was easy enough, apart from some stupidly over tightened wheel nuts presume it was someone at a garage with a snap on air gun or something.

    In the process of fitting them here:


    Two of my mates giving a hand, finishing up

    Made a big difference at the front

    The finished deal


    After a quick once over with a microfibre cloth and autoglym rapid detailer + clean wheels.




    To get the paint looking like that, i dipped some money in to a clay bar kit from autoglym, (to go with my autoglym collection) I use the clay bar over the whole car, then used the high resin polish (however its rubbish). I like my detailing, so will be attempting to recreate the perfect finish, with a little machine polish help in a week or two.

    The sort of spec i'm aiming for:

    Paint and refurb wheels in anthracite, same with badges.
    182 interior needs to be mint though to keep up with the rest of the car.
    Uprated intercooler, airfilter and then a remap i aim for 130bhp
    then colour code the bump strips and maybe the front and back ones too.
    and a light tint on the windows, with the sunroof being tinted completely black.


    Would like to here you're feed back, and opinions. Thanks for reading, the progress so far

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    Re: My DCI 100 thread, (her name is Carmel)

    Plans sound good and the drop looks nice! One suggestion I would have is the RS Grill. I really dislike the front grill on the newer Ph2's

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    Re: My DCI 100 thread, (her name is Carmel)

    Cheers bud, I'm undecided as to whether to go with an rs grill, I'm going to paint the whole front plastics black to get them looking a bit smarter.

    edit: I forgot to add i intend to get some spacers on it too, so it sits a bit better.

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    Re: My DCI 100 thread, (her name is Carmel)

    Lovely car, looks well with a small drop!

    Nice plans except for the tints.

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    Re: My DCI 100 thread, (her name is Carmel)

    Only going for very light tints, (not anytime soon) cheers bud

    Looking forward to french car show

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    Re: My DCI 100 thread, (her name is Carmel)

    Looks good, RS grille is a must tbh!

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    Re: My DCI 100 thread, (her name is Carmel)

    Cheers mate Really happy with it so far

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    Re: My DCI 100 thread, (her name is Carmel)

    looking good what drop are the springs please

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    Re: My DCI 100 thread, (her name is Carmel)

    Good work mate, plans sound ideal. Some RS mats will go in the interior nicely

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    Re: My DCI 100 thread, (her name is Carmel)

    looks awesome: as said, rs grill would be a big improvement

    oh, look at this guys project thread, its possibly the best non sport ever!

    \/ \/ \/

    Quote Originally Posted by TonkaTruck View Post
    Lovely car, looks well with a small drop!

    Nice plans except for the tints.

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    Re: My DCI 100 thread, (her name is Carmel)

    Looks mint, looking forward to the changes, remap will be the best by far!

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    Re: My DCI 100 thread, (her name is Carmel)

    Quote Originally Posted by matty a View Post
    looking good what drop are the springs please
    The 40-50ishmm springs (its not an exact science they're apex springs mate eibachs are better handling wise, but these give a better look

    Quote Originally Posted by Jimbo_M View Post
    Good work mate, plans sound ideal. Some RS mats will go in the interior nicely
    Going to have to wait till next payday for them mats! but i'll get some autoglym interior shampoo to clean it all to even more mint (I'm a clean freak when it comes to my car)

    Quote Originally Posted by Knuckles View Post
    looks awesome: as said, rs grill would be a big improvement

    oh, look at this guys project thread, its possibly the best non sport ever!

    \/ \/ \/
    Tonkatruck's is sick, cheers dude Think i'm going to have to get an RS GRILL NOW!

    Quote Originally Posted by Skott_Dci View Post
    Looks mint, looking forward to the changes, remap will be the best by far!
    Cheers dude, yeah defo needs more power. I'm really looking forward to that stage of the project, hopefully with the uprated intercooler + exhaust i should be looking a good gains and reliability.


    Cheers boys really appreciate the comments and advice

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    Re: My DCI 100 thread, (her name is Carmel)

    Quote Originally Posted by Knuckles View Post
    looks awesome: as said, rs grill would be a big improvement

    oh, look at this guys project thread, its possibly the best non sport ever!

    \/ \/ \/

    wheres my part in this.....

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    Re: My DCI 100 thread, (her name is Carmel)

    looking good mate , your interior is completely emaculate compaired to mine ( saying that i think the original owner of mine had horses... haye all under the gear stick suround )

    gets some turini's RS and a set of nice coil overs and your sorted

    keep up the good work !!

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    Re: My DCI 100 thread, (her name is Carmel)

    yeah man, i'm enjoying my car. now its settled its alot lower than photo'd i'll take a pic in a minute! you'res itss sick too raz. wait till you see the mats i'm going to get for it too! looking forward to metting up with you boys at french car show.

    loving the car though, raz use vanish (for carpets) or autoglym interior shampoo for you're interior will make a MASSIVE difference.

    I have dirty seat belts how do i clean them?

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    Re: My DCI 100 thread, (her name is Carmel)

    Quote Originally Posted by Owen_m View Post
    yeah man, i'm enjoying my car. now its settled its alot lower than photo'd i'll take a pic in a minute! you'res itss sick too raz. wait till you see the mats i'm going to get for it too! looking forward to metting up with you boys at french car show.

    loving the car though, raz use vanish (for carpets) or autoglym interior shampoo for you're interior will make a MASSIVE difference.

    I have dirty seat belts how do i clean them?
    iv uses vanish deep powder clean on my carpets, i took the out last weekend, safe to say they look all new black now. its the seats that look s**te atm, tried turtle wax interior cleaner and its not touch it

    seat belts, thread on here somewhere, parently sticking them out the door full un wound and soaking them in something ( cant remember the product ) and then pressure washing them brings um up nice. USE a cloth behind the belt tho so no scratches on your paint work happens.

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    Re: My DCI 100 thread, (her name is Carmel)

    Quote Originally Posted by DCI RAZ View Post
    wheres my part in this.....
    whoops! get trendlines and xenons and youll be 1 up on tonkatruck :P

    op... look at raz's build thread... best part rep ever!

    are you still going forward with that laguna engine?

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    Re: My DCI 100 thread, (her name is Carmel)

    Quote Originally Posted by Knuckles View Post
    whoops! get trendlines and xenons and youll be 1 up on tonkatruck :P

    op... look at raz's build thread... best part rep ever!

    are you still going forward with that laguna engine?
    200 seats ? :P 197 steering wheel and exenons :P

    yeah luggy engine going in proper when insurance drops.

    lots of work to fit in proper but i like a challenge :P

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    Re: My DCI 100 thread, (her name is Carmel)

    Quote Originally Posted by DCI RAZ View Post
    200 seats ? :P 197 steering wheel and exenons :P

    yeah luggy engine going in proper when insurance drops.

    lots of work to fit in proper but i like a challenge :P
    if you do that your car will be utter porn lol! recaro sportsters theyre called :P

    what have they quoted you for the swap?

    its got to be caged and have a lower mounted engine doesnt it?

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    Re: My DCI 100 thread, (her name is Carmel)

    Quote Originally Posted by Knuckles View Post
    if you do that your car will be utter porn lol! recaro sportsters theyre called :P

    what have they quoted you for the swap?

    its got to be caged and have a lower mounted engine doesnt it?

    400 ontop of my insurance atm but they said it will drop allot when it comes to renewal time!

    haha recaro sportsters it is then. full role cage needed as its one big heavy lump and very torque with what i have planned :P
    hybrid veriable vin turbo from a bmw or something German.

    engine will have to be lowered so dry sump and stand alone oil pump ect.

    hoping to get 200bhp out of it. already a 165bhp engine as from factory :P

    so basicly, DCI RAZ's rep wil be a proper sport almost, just with a very fun derv up front :P. oh and car might change colour again

 

 
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