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Albi Blue 197 from Wolverhampton

Discussion in 'Clio Projects' started by Habitual, Jan 15, 2012.

  1. Habitual

    Habitual ClioSport Club Member

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    Hi all - new to the forum.

    Got an Albi 197 in December. Here's the story so far:

    The day after purchase:

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    Day After Collection by Tom Cash, on Flickr

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    Day After Collection by Tom Cash, on Flickr

    I didn't like the sport stickers... I'm a "less-is-more" kind of guy:

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    Destickered by Tom Cash, on Flickr

    I then debadged it - Deffo a "less-is-more" kind of guy:

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    Pre-Debadge by Tom Cash, on Flickr

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    Clio Badge Removed by Tom Cash, on Flickr

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    Fully Debadged by Tom Cash, on Flickr

    I then got some nice new carbon fibre, raised number plates - all perfectly road legal:

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    Carbon Raised Front Plate by Tom Cash, on Flickr

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    Carbon Raised Rear Plate by Tom Cash, on Flickr

    I also took the dealer and elf sticker out of the back window:

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    Window Stickers by Tom Cash, on Flickr

    And now this is how it looks from the back:

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    Debadged / Destickered by Tom Cash, on Flickr

    So far, so minimal... :wink:

    03/01/2012

    Got the RS steering trim:
    It complements the standard interior really well, so I will not be carbon wrapping my silver interior trim anymore... Also, there's lots of silver you can't carbon wrap on the interior and it will just look like a mish-mash.

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    RS Steering Trim by Tom Cash, on Flickr

    12/01/2012

    Streamline carbon badges arrived, yet to be fitted:

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    Streamline Carbon Badges by Tom Cash, on Flickr

    15/01/2012

    I travelled to Blackburn yesterday to do a little trade with Leigh. Got some 18" Speedline Turni wheels and 30/35mm H&R springs fitted and this is how it sits:
    Just a cheeky shot outside my parents gaff - needs a clean.

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    18" Speedline Turinis / H&R Springs by Tom Cash, on Flickr

    05/02/2012

    Following this thread I got myself some wheel nut covers.

    Before:

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    Standard Wheel Nuts by Tom Cash, on Flickr

    After:

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    Wheel Nut Covers by Tom Cash, on Flickr

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    Wheel Nut Covers by Tom Cash, on Flickr

    I also got some Team Heko Wind Deflectors:

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    Team Heko Wind Deflectors by Tom Cash, on Flickr

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    Team Heko Wind Deflectors by Tom Cash, on Flickr

    Thanks for looking!
     
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  2. sj2112

    sj2112 ClioSport Club Member

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    hows the gearbox? isnt it 197s that kill them...be only concern buying a 197. i love your plans and take on things you have done so far very subtle. nice bits from streamline :wink:
     
  3. Jordi17

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    Those turinis make it look 100x better on the 197.
     
  4. J6PKP™

    J6PKP™

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    Very nice!! What you done with your badges? I'll take them off you if your gonna throw them please!
     
  5. Addicted

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    Didn't know you had so much carbon stuff, very very nice!

    What's the quality like? I've heard mixed reviews though I'm proper tempted!
     
  6. Scott™

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    Where did you get those 18'' Speedlines? I want them!
     
  7. Scott™

    Scott™

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    And can you get more pictures please.
     
  8. Šįk

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    Looking great! Good stuff!
     
  9. davo172

    davo172 ClioSport Club Member

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    Nice work mate love it ! Will keep an eye out for it :smile:
     
  10. Gaz_

    Gaz_ ClioSport Club Member

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    Some 197/200 do seem to be prone to syncro issues, but ive had two 197's with no issues. Think it boils down to mechanical sympathy, or lack of....
     
  11. sj2112

    sj2112 ClioSport Club Member

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    Just pot luck i guess then buying a gooden or more to it? it would just be a kick to the nuts if it happened to me after buying one
     
  12. Gaz_

    Gaz_ ClioSport Club Member

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    Shift above 5k especially 3rd to 4th will show any issues
     
  13. payton31

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    say you the other day coming down the orbital car looks hot :smile: i was in my polo before i traded it so u wouldn't of recognised me :smile:
     
  14. Habitual

    Habitual ClioSport Club Member

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    Thanks everyone! :smiley:

    No problems at all. It's a beast.

    I was going to sell them, if you're still interested.

    You can get some from here: http://www.k-tecracing.com/show_product.asp?id=2386&appid=3

    They look perfect. I've not fitted them yet, so I am yet to see how well they fit, but on first impressions, well worth £200.

    Thanks man - I work not far from the Orbital, but if it was Saturday - I was just going on a test-drive as I had just had it lowered. :wink:
     
  15. J6PKP™

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    Drop me a pm bud and I'll let you know!!
     
  16. danzel

    danzel

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    Lovely motor, alibi blue is such a great colour too! love the wheels!
     
  17. rob_clio197rs

    rob_clio197rs

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    Nice!! Another albi from wolverhampton! Where in wolves you from? Wheels look smart
     
  18. Habitual

    Habitual ClioSport Club Member

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    Thanks guys.

    I am from the edge of Wolverhampton/Coven. :smile: You? I've not seen another Albi around here yet.
     
  19. Renault Wolverhampton

    Renault Wolverhampton ClioSport Trader

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    theres about 4/5 round here mate i know one of them deffo isnt on here though
     
  20. rob_clio197rs

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    yeh im never really over your end, closest i get to coven is the stafford road by three tuns, will keep my eye open for you
     
  21. Habitual

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    I finally got my Streamline Carbon badges fitted. Here's a sneak peak of before the car was clean and before the sealant had set:

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    Streamline Carbon Bullet Preview by Tom Cash, on Flickr

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    Streamline Carbon Badge Preview by Tom Cash, on Flickr

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    Streamline Carbon Badge Preview by Tom Cash, on Flickr

    I'll get some proper pics up next week, following the Midlands meet.

    Modifications so far:
    - Debadged and Destickered
    - Carbon Raised number plates
    - H&R 30/35mm lowering springs
    - 18" Speedline Turini wheels
    - Yokohama Prada Spec 2 tyres
    - Official RS wheel trim
    - Team Heko Wind Deflectors
    - Wheel Nut Covers
    - Streamline Carbon badges and bullets

    Remaining plans for 2012 are:
    - Carbon fibre diffuser wrap or the real deal - whatever I can get my hands on first
    - Short Mazda 3 Arial
    - Gold or red painted calipers

    Other things I plan to do at some point:
    - Upgraded exhaust system
    - Upgraded panel filter
    - Remap

    Thanks for looking!
     
  22. Scott™

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    I love this car but for the love of god, please can you get some decent, full car pictures...
     
  23. Habitual

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    Get some xenons and that will be lush. Thanks for the pictures. :up:
     
  25. Habitual

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    Yeah, good shout on the lights. I can't say I haven't thought about it... :smile:
     
  26. Habitual

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  28. mattjones

    mattjones ClioSport Club Member

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    Looks awesome on the Turinis!
     
  29. Wayne-G

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    Very smart 197 mate, 18" turini's suit it so much, xenons and it'll be perfection :wink:
     
  30. wyardclio

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    that last photo looks amazing!
     
  31. SeanKeenan

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    This
     
  32. Habitual

    Habitual ClioSport Club Member

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    Cheers guys!

    Xenons are on the list - espesh as I have a headlight out. :worried:
     

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