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LY R27 No 458/500

Discussion in 'Clio Projects' started by Pacman., Oct 28, 2012.

  1. Pacman.

    Pacman. Saudi - Middle East ClioSport Area Rep

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    I've decided to tidy up my project thread and rename it.

    My car is a Liquid Yellow R27 No 458/500.

    I've owned it for over a year now and have loved every minute I've driven it!
    The car has spent a lot of time in storage in the UK as I'm currently based in Germany.

    The current modifications are as follows.

    Remapped.
    ITG Panel Air filter.
    Refurbished Wheels done in gloss black.
    H&R Lowering Springs.
    Piper Cat Back Exhaust.
    K-tec Racing Black Edition Front Discs.
    RC5+ Brake Pads.
    Ultra Racing Strut Brace.
    Ultra Racing Front Lower Strut Brace.
    Ultra Racing Front Upper Strut Brace.
    Ultra Racing Anti Roll Bar.
    Projector Headlights.
    Sparco Helmet box.

    Here are a few pics.

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    Fitting the Strut Braces.

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    Track day at Brands Hatch.



    Planned Mods for the future are.

    H&R Spacers.
    Ktec Racing Carbon Fibre Spoiler End Plates.
    Piper Sports Cat.
    Toyo R888 Tyres.
    Lamin-X Slight Smoke Tint to Headlights.
    Carbon Fibre Diffuser.
    Various Carbon Fibre Parts.
    Samco Hoses.
    Ktec Engine Mounts.

    More updates will be coming soon.
     
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  2. MasonR27

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    Love this car, seen it on instragram. I really like the black wheels but couldn't decide the other week when I had mine powder coated so went for a dark grey lol. Keep up the good work !
     
  3. Pacman.

    Pacman. Saudi - Middle East ClioSport Area Rep

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    Cheers dude! What number is yours by the way?
     
  4. MasonR27

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    236 mate, you seen it on here or Instagram ?
     
  5. Pacman.

    Pacman. Saudi - Middle East ClioSport Area Rep

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    See it in your profile pic.
    What's your instagram name?
     
  6. Pacman.

    Pacman. Saudi - Middle East ClioSport Area Rep

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    Update!

    Just found out there is some minor issues with the suspension!
    Looks like I need a bit of work to get her working at her best.
    Found out there is knocking noise coming from the steering box or the shaft that runs to it!
    Also a damper is leaking and my top mounts have started to give up the ghost! along with a bushing on the hub!

    So to sort one problem and something I've wanted to do with it and now my hand is forced.
    I've purchased a set of KW V3 Coilovers!

    I'm also looking to get AST top mounts with this does anyone know if they will fit?
     
  7. lizzie.williams01

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    This is looking really good! Well done :smile:
     
  8. Pacman.

    Pacman. Saudi - Middle East ClioSport Area Rep

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    Look what turned up this morning!
    Hopefully will have some top mounts soon and will have them fitted.
     
  9. Barnett

    Barnett ClioSport Club Member

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    Not usually a fan of Mk3s but this is just perfection. Major want!
     
  10. mikey123

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    This is gonna be amazing with the coilovers!!
     
  11. Pacman.

    Pacman. Saudi - Middle East ClioSport Area Rep

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    Update

    Just bought myself a set of KW adjustable Top Mounts to go with the coilovers.
    Hopefully have them fitted soon along with some other bits and bobs.
    I've just had a quick add up of what I've spent so far and it's a bit scary! And I havnt even touched the engine yet!
     
  12. Dr Jekyll

    Dr Jekyll ClioSport Club Member

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    Modifying is an expensive game matt. Looking toward to seeing this once the kw's are on. Youll have to give your option on them compared to the h&r springs.

    Whats these other "bits and bobs" you got?
     
  13. Pacman.

    Pacman. Saudi - Middle East ClioSport Area Rep

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    Got to get a few things changed as they have worn out.
    Mainly the hub bearing on the RH side and get two wheels refurbed.
    It's seems at the mo that this car is chewing through money like there is no tomorrow.
    And I don't even drive the bloody thing that often!

    On a lighter note I'm getting based at Wattisham in April so will be able to come to a lot more meets in the South East!
     
  14. Paul172sport

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    Love it. Perfect 197. Much prefer these to 200s.

    Just perfect.
     
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  15. Pacman.

    Pacman. Saudi - Middle East ClioSport Area Rep

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    Update.
    Progress has been slow of late as I'm currently in the stages of moving my room from my German base to Wattisham.
    The car has been in storage for the last few months and has not been run much. Hopefully that will change once I'm back to the UK.
    I will be in a position to start coming to more meets, shows and fingers crossed more track days!

    On another note. The top mounts have arrived!

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  16. sj2112

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    nice!!!
     
  17. dmallett

    dmallett East Of England - Suffolk ClioSport Area Rep

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    Wattisham is near me, keep an eye out for a monaco with s**t coloured wheels :smile:
     
  18. Pacman.

    Pacman. Saudi - Middle East ClioSport Area Rep

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    Latest edition.
    Managed to get some money back for ppi so got a bit of dosh to spend on the Clio.
    bought myself some carbon fibre fins for the cup spoiler. And now I'm thinking what else to buy for it?
    I don't want to go to crazy but has anyone got any ideas ?.
     
  19. Pacman.

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    Update

    Had to send the adjustable top mounts back as they don't fit the KW V3 suspension.
    However I've bought some more goodies. Got some braided HEL brake lines and some carbon fibre spoiler tips.
     
  20. Pacman.

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    Update

    Much needed work carried out today.
    Had my KW V3's fitted and my top mounts replaced along with my drivers side hub bearing.
    Got the V3's set to a medium setting for now and set to about the same height as it was with the H&R springs.
    Also ordered some new wheel bolts and fitted my carbon fibre spoiler tips

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  21. sj2112

    sj2112 ClioSport Club Member

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    lovely!!
     
  22. Dr Jekyll

    Dr Jekyll ClioSport Club Member

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    Nice matt. How do you find the kw's?
     
  23. Pacman.

    Pacman. Saudi - Middle East ClioSport Area Rep

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    Not really had a chance to really try them out.
    But they feel alot less harsher then the H&R springs were. I will find out I suppose what they are really like when I next do a track day.
     
  24. Dr Jekyll

    Dr Jekyll ClioSport Club Member

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    True. Test them to their full potential.

    So have you no cracking now with the refreshed top mounts?
     
  25. Pacman.

    Pacman. Saudi - Middle East ClioSport Area Rep

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    Small amount of banging from the steering column area but that's something that is not to much of a issue.
    also the brakes make banging noises every now and then. Will have to get them out and give the calipers and pads a check over.
     
  26. Pacman.

    Pacman. Saudi - Middle East ClioSport Area Rep

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    Got some carbon fibre side spats to cover a couple of gashes in the seal from a incident with a pot hole that has also damaged my rear wheel! Bloody UK roads!

    Hope to have them fitted for tomorrow's meet.
    Also I'm looking into getting a carbon fibre version of the front splitter made.
    Whilst my car was on the ramp I discovered something interesting about my exhaust.
    Originally I thought my exhaust was only from the cat back with both the centre cat and silencer in place.
    However when we had a look I discovered that the centre cat has been replaced with a straight through pipe!

    Prob explains why it's a bit louder then other cars with that exhaust lol
     
  27. Dr Jekyll

    Dr Jekyll ClioSport Club Member

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    I did think it was rather raspy but put that down to it being a piper system. Have you got any pics of the spats?
     
  28. Dan...

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    Nice! :-)
     
  29. Pacman.

    Pacman. Saudi - Middle East ClioSport Area Rep

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  30. Pacman.

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    Update

    After last weekends slightly damp Duxford.
    I've focused my attention on fitting my braided HEL lines and also my headlight bulbs. We also replaced my wheel bolts which were starting to look tatty.
    So I headed over to my mate Toms who has the best garage I've ever seen for tinkering with your cars.

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    I've stuck with the same brake fluid which is the motul RB660 racing brake fluid.
    I'm currently waiting on my spacers to arrive.

    Also my steering wheel is starting to peel at the top.
    This is yet another job to add to the long list that seems to keep getting longer of things I want change or improve with this car.

    Other then that I'm looking forward to more meets and FCS at the end of this month.
     
  31. Christ Almighty

    Christ Almighty ClioSport Club Member

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    Thats very nice mate, the liquid yellow 197 f1 is the best looking clio ever made imo.
     
  32. Pacman.

    Pacman. Saudi - Middle East ClioSport Area Rep

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    Update.

    After lots of blood, sweat and tears and copious amount of swearing. I've managed to change a sidelight bulb.
    Why Renault have made it so hard to make changing a bulb is beyond me! If it had blown whilst I was driving and was nite time I don't think I could change a bulb on the side of the road. But the lights look better with whiter lights and white sidelight bulbs.

    Ive also fitted my H&R 25mm spacers and after a bit of adjustment on the KW V3's the initial rubbing which was occurring on bumps at certain speed has gone.I've now got a good fit and they look sweet!
    I have also fitted my carbon fibre side spats which were bought to cover a couple of gashes on the sill caused by a pot hole!


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    Next on the list is Rolling Road next Saturday and FCS.
    Also got to touch up the paint on my wheels and fit new rear glass seals.
     
  33. Knuckles

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    Looks awesome, got any more stance pics?

    are those helicoils in the spacers?
     
  34. Pacman.

    Pacman. Saudi - Middle East ClioSport Area Rep

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    I will take few more pics tomorrow hopefully before I have to drive back to base. I don't think they are helicoils I didn't really look at them to closely to be honest lol.
     
  35. Knuckles

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    Cheers.

    It's not important to know lol, it just makes sense that they would be :tongueout:
     
  36. Pacman.

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    amazing mate :smile:
     
  38. Bobby.

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    Their not helicoils in the spacers, their steel inserts. They fit them as their even stronger than leaving the threads alloy. And also won't wear as easy as alloy threads will from removing and refitting.

    Lovely car mate, would be interesting to here your thoughts on the H&R's vs the KV's. have you got any track days planned?

    p.s thanks for the H&R springs.
     
  39. Dan...

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    It looks perfect!
     
  40. Pacman.

    Pacman. Saudi - Middle East ClioSport Area Rep

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    Cheers for the positive comments guys.
    The H&R's were good but with the KW's you can tune the settings to your requirements and the car feels a bit more planted on the road.
    Have you fitted the springs yet Bobby?
     

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