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Matt's (2nd) Racing Blue 182 thread.

Discussion in 'Clio Media' started by Matthew, May 14, 2012.

  1. Matthew

    Matthew ClioSport Club Member

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    Hi guys, well after saying I would never return to Clio ownership, I went and bought another (my 2nd) Racing Blue and 3rd Clio 182 to-date.

    Placed the deposit down this weekend and hope to pick it up as soon as our current car gets in and out of the bodyshop.

    The car has a full Renault service history including belts, with a brand new Miltek cat back exhaust and great tires front and rear.

    Condition is spot on, just a small chip/dent on the bonnet which should come out fairly easy I would have thought.

    Plans:

    Well the last one I had was staying standard, which lasted about 2 minutes, so this one I wont be making any promises.

    Needs a splitter and will order some Mtec bulbs to replace the standard ones, silvervisions etc etc

    A few grainy iPhone pictures.

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    2 by Matt Walker 1986, on Flickr

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    1 by Matt Walker 1986, on Flickr

    Matt
     
  2. RDH

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    Glad you managed to find one dude! Looks spot on. Get it looking like your old one and you're onto a winner!
     
  3. leeds_182

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    Your car buying logic is insane.......kinda reminds me of myself.

    Looking forward to the updates.
     
  4. James28

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    Lol at the difference in colour between the two pics.
     
  5. andywa

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    Looks spot on.
     
  6. jenic

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    A cup Matt! I am disappoint.

    Still, looks awesome mate, glad you found one you liked :smiley:
     
  7. Matthew

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    This one won't be having white turinis, either silver cup wheels or some 2118's :smile:

    Ive along way to go Jim before I catch up with you, although this will be car number 12 for me!

    Its crazy! iPhone fail I'm afraid....

    Cheers Mike. It was either a ropey FF or a mint cup, so went for the cup.

    Might swap the seats for FF ones, and have my eye on a OMP wheel :wink:
     
  8. jenic

    jenic ClioSport Club Member

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    Trendlines and you're winning Matt
     
  9. Eddie.

    Eddie. ClioSport Area Rep<br>North West

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    Glad to see you found one mate. Certainly looks tidy :smile:

    Have to organise another RB meet like that one a while back!
     
  10. NFox

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    looks good mate :smile:
     
  11. Matthew

    Matthew ClioSport Club Member

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    Too much dollar mate :worried:

    I would definatly be up for that mate.

    Cheers pal.
     
  12. chriscummins7

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    I wondered when I would be seeing a thread about you buying yet another 182... you just can't stay away!

    Looking good mate! You going to get xenons and FF seats?
     
  13. Christopher

    Christopher ClioSport Moderator

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    Nice job. Looks great.
     
  14. Matthew

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    Just cant resist mate!

    I always missed my old RB so just had to get another.

    Might go for the FF seats, but I dont think Ill be getting xenons.

    The Mtec bulbs are really good and I found the xenons on my last ones to be quite tempermental...

    Cheers Chris :smile:
     
  15. Brookie.

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    Looks good mate!

    Seeing threads like this makes me think I'll be back in one sooner than I thought...
     
  16. Matthew

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    What you running now mate, which polo?
     
  17. Brookie.

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    It's a great car to be fair. Comfy, nice interior. However it has the handling characteristics of a canoe. It was always going to be a cheap temporary car while I bought my house, however the itch has returned much sooner than I thought I could last!
     
  18. welshname

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    Back in a clio. Looks nice, shame it's a cup but hey ho, I'd rather have to physically spec it back up myself and have a sound car than a well spec'd dog.

    Will be keeping an eye on this.
     
  19. jenic

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    I sort of agree, the mtec bulbs improve the light situation, and any non homosexual would be sticking trend lines in too so it wouldn't really matter :wink:
     
  20. Matthew

    Matthew ClioSport Club Member

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    Exactly. 182 FF seats are ten-penny, well looked after Clios are not.

    This is the 3rd time the "itch" has returned for me!

    Straigt swap, my cup seats and a mars bar for your Treadlines?

    Yeah? :wink: ha
     
  21. Chileno

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    true
     
  22. chris_p

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    Or your old trusty steed you were too impatient for! :wink:

    Good find though mate. As said in PM, FRSH is a rare thing to come by, means little in the real world but it's a good selling point and I'd like to think it's been cared for.

    Wouldn't go 2118s, too much unsprung weight. It's all about the silver turnis! How does it compare to the vts?
     
  23. Matthew

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    Thanks for that input.....

    Couldnt beleive it when you PM'd me litterally a day after I put the deposit down on this one!!

    Think i'll be going down the silver cup wheels mate, fancy a new look so to speak.

    Havnt picked it up yet make, going to be another week or two :worried:

    The VTS was quicker to 50-60 than my previous 182's though :wink:
     
  24. Rob182.

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    I love the colour in the first picture, mine looks like that Purpely racing blue at a petrol station on a night. Dairy milk esque. Then i drive out and it looks noting like it again.
     
  25. Matthew

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    Its a really strange colour on pictures, can look really washed out or really "full" depending on the lighting...
     
  26. Doncaster _K9

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    Awww mate!!! What a beaut.

    2118s will look superb (in white?) on that.

    My bg is so ghey, I want your new car now as well.

    Will it make the next topo?
     
  27. Matthew

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    Phill, you cant have all my cars!! ha

    When is the next one, is it this month? If it is, I doubt it mate :worried:
     
  28. Matthew

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    Payday today, ordered a few little "must haves" for the clio...

    MTEC super white headlight bulbs - had these on my Mk5 Golf and are brilliant.

    Silvervision indicator bulbs - ebay £4

    New 3/4 front plate and clean rear plate from Fancyplates (using the guide on here)

    Should have the car next weekend hopefully

    Matt
     
  29. chris_p

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    True, I forget that my/your old wheels were silver at one point!

    50-60mph really is no bragging rights Is it lol.

    Same about the xenons as that's one of my favourite parts of mine, light output isn't great but they do look good
     
  30. Matthew

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    Incorrect sir.

    The wheels on yours were origionally anthracite :wink:

    Then I had them powdercoated White...
     
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    Then you have no excuse not to have silver turnis haha

    Theres a guy on here with some 182 alloys in gloss black on his RB and they do look stunning, likewise Y7adw has some oem and it looks great.

    Excited yet then?
     
  32. Matthew

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    Haha yeah I am abit mate...

    I have just bought some nice cup-pack alloys off here, as the ones that are on have been refurbed too dark and the centre caps look odd :/

    So I'll be sticking to then for a while yet.
     
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    Glad you found one mate, it looks in fantastic condition.

    I was seriously considering selling mine a few months back but I have fallen back in love with it. Also reading the thread about how hard they are to find, I know if i did sell it I would regret it and wouldn't find another RB as mint as it is, so its staying :up:

    RB FTW!
     
  34. Matthew

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    Cheers mate. Yeah don't sell, it's that hard to find a good one these days it's worth keeping when you have one :smile:
     
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    Since reading your thread about it mate, I had a look around and there are hardly any. Definitely keeping it. Just need to put a few things right and then I will be fully back in love with it :smile:
     
  36. Ste666

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    Seriously Matt there are doctors who can help with this clio buying illness you have :wink:

    Looks good though mate, can't believe you all still have the clio's, just noticed Mike has a trophy and my old 182 of Chris's is looking decidedly good these days too :smile:
     
  37. Matthew

    Matthew ClioSport Club Member

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    Now then Ste! Long time no see mate, hope all is well?

    I just couldn't resist mate :wink:

    Hows the business getting on?

    Any closer to getting that V6 you always wanted??
     
  38. Ste666

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    Yeah things are great mate but for now anyway i'm still way over on the dark side, i have a cbr600 racing bike and i spend all my free time dragging my knee's around the track at cadwell park,
    Thinking of remortgaging the house to build a new home in the paddock there :smile:, I'm going to do some amateur racing next year so getting in all the practice i can.

    The V6 is now on my lottery win list along with the new ducati panigale :wink:
     
  39. jenic

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    Alright Ste?

    That's awesome, which bike the CBR600rr? Thats the one I had, awesome things although my confidence level on a bike is well below trackday levels lol
     
  40. Matthew

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    Pah I know nothing about bikes... Ha
     

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