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My DCI 100 thread, (her name is Carmel)

Discussion in 'Clio Projects' started by Owen_m, May 26, 2012.

  1. Owen_m

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    Okay so bought this car about a month a go and work has started, me and my girlfriend named it Carmel The Clio, here is how it looked when I first bought it:

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    Then in preparation for FCS2012 I bought some lowering springs, unfortunately (due to money) I had to buy apex springs, however they're like new and I intend to upgrade to coilovers at some point. They are off a 1*2 and are around 50mm lower. Which is just about right for me :smile:

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    Fitting them was easy enough, apart from some stupidly over tightened wheel nuts presume it was someone at a garage with a snap on air gun or something.

    In the process of fitting them here:

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    Two of my mates giving a hand, finishing up
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    Made a big difference at the front :smile:
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    The finished deal :wink:
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    After a quick once over with a microfibre cloth and autoglym rapid detailer + clean wheels.

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    To get the paint looking like that, i dipped some money in to a clay bar kit from autoglym, (to go with my autoglym collection) I use the clay bar over the whole car, then used the high resin polish (however its rubbish). I like my detailing, so will be attempting to recreate the perfect finish, with a little machine polish help in a week or two.

    The sort of spec i'm aiming for:

    Paint and refurb wheels in anthracite, same with badges.
    182 interior needs to be mint though to keep up with the rest of the car.
    Uprated intercooler, airfilter and then a remap i aim for 130bhp
    then colour code the bump strips and maybe the front and back ones too.
    and a light tint on the windows, with the sunroof being tinted completely black.


    Would like to here you're feed back, and opinions. Thanks for reading, the progress so far :smile:
     
  2. StevenMc29

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    Plans sound good and the drop looks nice! One suggestion I would have is the RS Grill. I really dislike the front grill on the newer Ph2's
     
  3. Owen_m

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    Cheers bud, I'm undecided as to whether to go with an rs grill, I'm going to paint the whole front plastics black to get them looking a bit smarter.

    edit: I forgot to add i intend to get some spacers on it too, so it sits a bit better.
     
  4. TonkaTruck

    TonkaTruck ClioSport Club Member

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    Lovely car, looks well with a small drop!

    Nice plans except for the tints. :smile:
     
  5. Owen_m

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    Only going for very light tints, (not anytime soon) cheers bud :smile:

    Looking forward to french car show :wink:
     
  6. Wests Renault

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    Looks good, RS grille is a must tbh!
     
  7. Owen_m

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    Cheers mate :smile: Really happy with it so far
     
  8. matty a

    matty a ClioSport Club Member

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    looking good what drop are the springs please
     
  9. Jimbo_M

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    Good work mate, plans sound ideal. Some RS mats will go in the interior nicely :wink:
     
  10. Knuckles

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    looks awesome: :smile: as said, rs grill would be a big improvement

    oh, look at this guys project thread, its possibly the best non sport ever!

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  11. Skott_Dci

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    Looks mint, looking forward to the changes, remap will be the best by far!
     
  12. Owen_m

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    The 40-50ishmm springs (its not an exact science :wink: they're apex springs mate :smile: eibachs are better handling wise, but these give a better look

    Going to have to wait till next payday for them mats! but i'll get some autoglym interior shampoo to clean it all to even more mint (I'm a clean freak when it comes to my car)

    Tonkatruck's is sick, :smile: cheers dude :smile: Think i'm going to have to get an RS GRILL NOW!

    Cheers dude, yeah defo needs more power. I'm really looking forward to that stage of the project, hopefully with the uprated intercooler + exhaust i should be looking a good gains and reliability.


    Cheers boys really appreciate the comments and advice :smile:
     
  13. HMS Derv Destroyer

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    wheres my part in this..... :worried:
     
  14. HMS Derv Destroyer

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    looking good mate :smile: , your interior is completely emaculate compaired to mine ( saying that i think the original owner of mine had horses... haye all under the gear stick suround )

    gets some turini's RS and a set of nice coil overs and your sorted :smile:

    keep up the good work !!
     
  15. Owen_m

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    yeah man, i'm enjoying my car. now its settled its alot lower than photo'd i'll take a pic in a minute! you'res itss sick too raz. wait till you see the mats i'm going to get for it too! looking forward to metting up with you boys at french car show.

    loving the car though, raz use vanish (for carpets) or autoglym interior shampoo for you're interior will make a MASSIVE difference.

    I have dirty seat belts how do i clean them?
     
  16. HMS Derv Destroyer

    HMS Derv Destroyer ClioSport Club Member

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    iv uses vanish deep powder clean on my carpets, i took the out last weekend, safe to say they look all new black now. its the seats that look shite atm, tried turtle wax interior cleaner and its not touch it :worried:

    seat belts, thread on here somewhere, parently sticking them out the door full un wound and soaking them in something ( cant remember the product ) and then pressure washing them brings um up nice. USE a cloth behind the belt tho so no scratches on your paint work happens.
     
  17. Knuckles

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    whoops! :worried: get trendlines and xenons and youll be 1 up on tonkatruck :tongueout:

    op... look at raz's build thread... best part rep ever! :smiley:

    are you still going forward with that laguna engine?
     
  18. HMS Derv Destroyer

    HMS Derv Destroyer ClioSport Club Member

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    200 seats ? :tongueout: 197 steering wheel and exenons :tongueout:

    yeah luggy engine going in proper when insurance drops.

    lots of work to fit in proper but i like a challenge :tongueout:
     
  19. Knuckles

    Knuckles ClioSport Club Member

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    if you do that your car will be utter porn lol! recaro sportsters theyre called :tongueout:

    what have they quoted you for the swap?

    its got to be caged and have a lower mounted engine doesnt it?
     
  20. HMS Derv Destroyer

    HMS Derv Destroyer ClioSport Club Member

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    £400 ontop of my insurance atm but they said it will drop allot when it comes to renewal time!

    haha recaro sportsters it is then. full role cage needed as its one big heavy lump and very torque with what i have planned :tongueout:
    hybrid veriable vin turbo from a bmw or something German.

    engine will have to be lowered so dry sump and stand alone oil pump ect.

    hoping to get 200bhp out of it. already a 165bhp engine as from factory :tongueout:

    so basicly, DCI RAZ's rep wil be a proper sport almost, just with a very fun derv up front :tongueout:. oh and car might change colour again :wink:
     
  21. Knuckles

    Knuckles ClioSport Club Member

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    dear me... im not gonna keep up lol!

    there is a guy on here with a 260bhp derv 172 iirc. no idea how hes done it lol.

    ooh, to what? fb? were spamming again :blush:
     
  22. HMS Derv Destroyer

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    i'll pop up on Fb to save SPAM / :blush:
     
  23. Martin_172

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    looking good, no need to change the intercooler unless your doing serious work. standard exhaust doesnt look too bad but ive never tried one with an aftermarket one. standard cat is a nightmare tho get that off! that plus a map will give you 130hp and 190lbft no problem, clutch cant take anymore than 190lbft though, i nailed a clutch in no time running that lol!! you can get uprated ones now though so you can run 210lbft+
     
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    FLOL High praise. :smiley:
    Ryan will no doubt scratch my car at FCS.

    Owen you coming with us lot of dCi's and trying to park together?
     
  25. Owen_m

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    Yeah when i get a chance i'm going to give my interior a real good clean, like take all the seats out and stuff like.

    Dry sump will be good, :smile: can lower the centre of gravity and get you're weight distribution better for braking and in the corners etc :smile: Its going to be quick by the sounds of it :wink:

    I am indeed mate :smile: will probably have to get there quite early :smile: but should look sick, although mine will look a bit inferior to you high hitters :wink:

    that sounds good to me, i don't want to be upgrading the clutch really as I need reliability so I'm not going for massive power just a little bit more :wink:
     
  26. Owen_m

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    This progress blog is well off topic!....but its more fun that way!
     
  27. HMS Derv Destroyer

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    i do not scratch other peoples car. i respect other peoples pride and joys. saxp might be a different story tho :blush:


    owen, you got fb? ste me and gary are planning the meet up arangements for fcs. going to be an early one iirrcc :tongueclosed:
     
  28. Owen_m

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    Yeah bud add me: http://www.facebook.com/owen.morris3

    :smile: I can't really afford to do more work done to my car :worried:, but going to start fabricating a new front grill tomorrow hopefully :smile: instead of an rs front grill. getting the metal from work, will take alot of work will be very hopefully turn out well.

    cars better now to light not coming on, so i presume sticky injector was the reason !
     
  29. HMS Derv Destroyer

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    did you run some diesel cleaner through the system? workes a treat on mine.

    cant wait to see this grill idea of yours :up:
     
  30. Owen_m

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    Hahah nahh just kept it running and it got lesser and lesser, now not coming up :smile:, will clear the fault code after i used the diesel additive and see if it comes back :smile:

    how can i make my car roll less? its much better just not good enough!
     
  31. HMS Derv Destroyer

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    get a ARB and maybe some new rear shocks :smile:

    polly bushes is a good shout too!
     
  32. Owen_m

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    Yeah, i don't really want to go to coilovers...just not worth it i don't think not for a good set... well maybe it is for a budget set i dunno. trying to make a good suspension set up for not an excessive amount of money
     
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    mines sat on eibach sportlines with some generic sach dampers from eurocarparts. does the job. polly bushes on the list next for me and ARB needed as my back end feels abit light in corners
     
  34. Owen_m

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    see mines pretty planted in the corners, but its got too much roll it annoys me. Having mine so low as meant its very planted under high speed braking, well high speed too :smile: just got stiffen it up with out causing under steer
     
  35. Owen_m

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    s**t update really, nether the less nice photo. This is how the car looks, hopefully getting some Renault Sport mats delivered on Friday :smile: Few more photos will be uploaded soon, from a little photograph session with a photographer mate of mine. :smile:
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    Money is tight and progress is slow at the moment, but I promise I will start fabricating my new front grills as soon as possible :smile:
     
  36. Owen_m

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    Bit slow on updates, OZ F1'S soon to be fitted plus some road legalish pressed plates on the way :smile: should look much better.

    Also just had a renault oem drive shaft fitted due to a snapped abs ring.

    Will update soon :smile:
     
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    ouch, how much they rip your arm off for the new drive shaft and abs sensor?
     
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    another sweet dci :smile:
     
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    Definitely recognised this bus station when I came across it! Taken pics here myself.
    Nice start Owen - Will probably see you around Corby!
     
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    Looks nice wish my misses dci was in that blue
     

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