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Another DCi 172 replica.....

Discussion in 'Clio Projects' started by robbie1988, Jul 12, 2017.

  1. robbie1988

    robbie1988 ClioSport Club Member

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    Got this for Doggy transport and as a general runaround.

    Paid peanuts and upto now isn't a monkey haha

    It was a Px clearance so got it dirt cheap and new it had some issues with the handbrake, noise when cornering and engine movement.

    Ended up changing the drivers driveshaft as cv had gone, new handbrake cable for the drivers side and replaced the dogbone mount and all was good.

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    I have broken a few clios over the years so made sense to use parts kicking around to improve the DCi.


    Full black 172 kit went on with Heko wind deflectors, painted bumpstrips and my spare 182 Cup headlights:

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    Picked up some xenons:

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    Spacers haven't arrived to fit my 16" alloys so decided to spruce up the paint.

    Decontaminated then 3 stage machine polish before snowfoaming, handwashing and sealing:

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    Hopefully my 2 sets of 25mm spacers turn up soon so can get shot of the tragic 14" alloys then can see what lowering springs I need.
     
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  2. BurnyC

    BurnyC ClioSport Club Member

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    Good effort! Like a good transformation. Makes you realise how much wider the 1*2's are over standard though when you see the original wheels without spacers in there!
     
  3. robbie1988

    robbie1988 ClioSport Club Member

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    These wheels even sat inside the original arches haha
    Couldn't even get the wheels to turn when offered the 16" alloys i have up.

    Apparently spacers are arriving today fingers crossed so can get these alloys gone
     
  4. robbie1988

    robbie1988 ClioSport Club Member

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    25mm spacers sorted now all round and Twingo RS alloys on as had them in the garage.

    Liking it as it's different.

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    Lowering springs I am now trying to sort and got my logbook through for it so private plate should go on tomorrow
     
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  5. Joe Smart

    Joe Smart ClioSport Club Member

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    Not a fan of the 25mm long bolt spacers great build otherwise. Quite fancy a dci aswell.

    Sent from my SM-G935F using Tapatalk
     
  6. Rojer

    Rojer ClioSport Club Member

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    Nice to see a Clio on some different wheels!
     
  7. robbie1988

    robbie1988 ClioSport Club Member

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    I wasn't 100% initially but get good reviews and haven't heard any horror stories. Not like it will ever get abuse like my 182 Cup so hoping it's all good.

    Cheers! Exactly my reason for using them
     
  8. robbie1988

    robbie1988 ClioSport Club Member

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    Well after the sealant was applied got superb beading:

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    Private plate off my Scooby went on, removed the red and silver stickers off front bumper:

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    Tonight I also finished the colour coding with matching painted handles.

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    Got some sport Eibach Sportlines off here so hopefully should have them on this week sometime and do a service and all sorted then.
    Cup spoiler is something I also want and looking into intercooler options as this is the uncooled 65 version
     
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  9. B93

    B93 ClioSport Club Member

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    Looks really nice, especially that beading! Im also jelous of your ability to do a non-sport to 172 body swap so easily, the problem with my car is unless i get the panels resprayed, i need to wait for someone to break a Trophy thanks to the colour :/

    Out of interest, is the halogen to xenon headlight conversion a straight swap as long as you get the balast? I was always interested in having a go at doing that (mostly because of the way they look to be honest!) but untillnow i had assumed that a different wiring harness would be needed
     
  10. robbie1988

    robbie1988 ClioSport Club Member

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    Cheers

    The wiring is identical across them all so literally plug and play, ballasts should come with the headlights and are on the underside.

    You will probably have to swap your adjusters across but that takes seconds so isn't an issue.

    I have fitted xenons to the black rep and also my 182 Cup as look better and are actually really good at night
     
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  11. robbie1988

    robbie1988 ClioSport Club Member

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    Another couple of days and another boat load of work complete.

    Clio has had a service - new oil, oil filter, air filter & fuel filter. Also fitted Bosch Aero wiper blades.
    Then cleaned the engine bay as was showing its 145k mileage.

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    Then fitted some 172/182 Eibach Sportline springs I picked up off here and then set about the front brakes - they have been stripped cleaned and overhauled so all move nice and free and were finished in silver with new Brembo discs & pads.

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    Just need to sort some replacement dampers at some point. Thinking Sachs the same as I ran on the Volvo.

    KNF Autotints should be sorting the rear 3 windows with a 40% tint as well sometime over the next few weeks


    So the finished article......

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    Cheers

    Rob
     
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  12. TonkaTruck

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    Damn I really need to put the sports bumpers etc on the dCi. What alloys are them? Looks lovely!
     
  13. robbie1988

    robbie1988 ClioSport Club Member

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    Cheers!

    They are standard Twingo RS 133 16" alloys as had them sat in the garage off my Fiances car. Definitely different to the Turini's, 182 and 172 rims haha
     
  14. CoryColeWilkins

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    What car do you have?

    As far as I'm aware only the trophys came in capsicum red.
     
  15. CoryColeWilkins

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    @robbie1988 Good transformation mate.
    Reminds me of my DCI, cracking little cars.
     

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  16. Austin-182

    Austin-182 ClioSport Club Member

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    This looks so good, nice work! I keep hinking about doing it to my dci, but there arnt as many flamer 172's being broke so its hard to find the parts.

    Does the dci run ok without any issues?
     
  17. leeds2592

    leeds2592 ClioSport Club Member

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    Looks great in them pics.

    What size plate did you go for?
     
  18. robbie1988

    robbie1988 ClioSport Club Member

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    Cheers - looks very similar!

    Thanks - I have flame red front wings and sideskirts in the garage if your interested? I have broken a few clios over the years so have these left over.

    Thanks - its a 89x520mm plate
     
  19. B93

    B93 ClioSport Club Member

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    Just a 1.2 16v, paint code 727. I havent actually seen another in capsicum red, so I dontknow how many they did in it.
     
  20. robbie1988

    robbie1988 ClioSport Club Member

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    Since buying the car there was a slight whistle on throttle but it got worse until yesterday it was more steam train like.

    Quickly diagnosed the turbo to inlet pipe as the cause

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    It has had a an amazing bodge completed with Samco self emalgamating tape and a jubilee clip.

    Not buying a new one as just picked up a dci 100 intercooler and once I sort pipework it will be going on.

    Also cleaned out egr and unplugged it. Will be blanking it off when doing the intercooler and also going to 80/100 injectors as well before a remap.

    K&N panel filter ordered and will be making a straight pipe to remove the backbox then emptying out the cat as well.
     
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