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Ali's Megane R26 progress

Discussion in 'General Automotive & Motorsport Media' started by Alistair14, Oct 20, 2016.

  1. Alistair14

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    image.jpeg So I went and got my hand on a R26 F1 today, so so happy with it .. Very fast haha

    Number 76 out of Dieppe

    Competly standard, 70k miles, very well looked after
     
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    Looks like there's a few of us making the switch.

    Nice mate!
     
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    Are you stripping it this weekend ?
     
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    It's an amazing car, the powers there, and it's very comfy!

    Ta!
    Never haha
     
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    Nice that mate, very smart in that colour too.
     
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  8. Danith

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    Best colour! Ha.

    56 plate off some woman on the facebook megane pages?

    How you finding it?
     
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    Very good tbh! Been well looked after :smile:
     
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  10. Danith

    Danith ClioSport Club Member

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    3 weeks ive had mine and already got a stock pile of mods at home for it. Brace yourself ha.
     
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    I've been looking for a while now, so bad haha
     
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    What's the plan of action then?.
     
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    Power power power!
    I wanna try keep a good OEM look, few small upgrades here and there
     
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    Pfft you're all 5 years too late jumping ship!
     
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    I only started driving 5 years ago!
     
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    Should have had one waiting then :wink:
     
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    I did, but in model form :wink:
     
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    Pttsshhhhhh Ptttsshhhhhhh
     
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    Looks good, what's planned?

    Seems like the natural progression from Clios to Meganes.
     
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    Took the car out for a few photos after a decent clean up .. bit boring but hey! IMG_1832.JPG IMG_1841.JPG IMG_1843.JPG IMG_1823.JPG IMG_1841.JPG IMG_1843.JPG IMG_1823.JPG
     
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    Looks lovely fair play
     
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    Went for a drive through town and the new place was open so I guessed picture time!
    Hopefully having it rolling roaded Saturday so I can see how good the engine is! .. Got a few bits and bobs lined up, excited!

    image.jpeg
     
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    Today was dyno day.. Went better than I thought! Cars dead standard so happy with it :smile:


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    Great result
     
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    Was surprised, Charlie at SRR said it'll be about 225 even tho its a 230 .. good strong engine im happy with!
    Got an ITG panel foam filter coming this week, and then im looking into mapping :smile:

    Got a split CV boot to fix and going to replace both steering arms (Had a health check from renault and they came up)
     
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    Will be interested to know what you think after the map. Never tried a mapped one, makes so much sense.
     
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    Funds dependant it may be sooner than later!
    I'll keep you updated :smile: I'm hoping for 255/260
     
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    New pads has pins have arrived, should have an ITG panel filter turning up as well.. Went for the R26R pads, so I'm hoping they may be a bit better? @Danith .. How easy is the box mod to do?
     
  29. Danith

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    Great result on the rollers!!

    Mines got a knackered tie rod too, seems to be a common issue.

    Airbox mods a doddle just make sure you disconnect battery and ecu in the right sequence!

    Depends what you've got to cut the hole really but theres no art to it, just chop a hole in the front Where the cold air feed is

    Mine sounds ace now with itg panel. Definitely deeper exhaust note and induction grunt. Feels a bit snappier too
     
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    Is that with the box mod? I'm quite looking forward to seeing if there's much difference just replacing the filter, wanting more turbo noise !
     
  31. Danith

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    Zero difference with just the panel. For cheap quick lolz drive around with your back seats down. Sounds cool
     
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    Its all about the open filter. The turbo noise is mint! Plus it makes the standard dump valve quite vocal
     
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    I do that a lot, quite cool tbh haha
    I was looking at an open filter, but at the time the panel sounded a bit better, plus keeps the bay looking standard!
     
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    Modded box and panel is perfect for me. Open cone sounds ace but would do my head in after a while
     
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    Looks kinda hard to get it all out to mod it, may end up leaving it for now !
     
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    So the car got accepted for hot hatch Sunday at goodwood .. Very excited !
     
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    Will keep an eye out. I want an R26 so will be having a nosey around a few of these!
     
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    take note of my reg plate and have a look, ill be on the circuit :smile:
    May have my renaultsport plates on, either or :tongueout:
     
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    Meet from the other night

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    Should be getting the brakes sorted this week/next week, thank god.

    As above I've got goodwood this weekend, so lots more cleaning pics soon
     

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