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nimbus 197 daily come track day car

Discussion in 'Clio Projects' started by cliosport-carl, Sep 19, 2016.

  1. cliosport-carl

    cliosport-carl ClioSport Club Member

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    so few weeks ago i decided to leave my little 172 alone and see if i would be able to get on with a 197 so its a 2006 87k one owner with tinted windows and cornering lights with the 6 cd changer i paid a small amount for it its got a full service history sadly no cambelt however i have now had this done the plans are much like the old one to make it good on track..
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  2. cliosport-carl

    cliosport-carl ClioSport Club Member

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    i decided after driving it the tyres needing doing and a RARB was in order so ultra racing RARB came first

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    then it needed a real good clean as i had only gave it a quick was

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    had EJM preparation do the cam and aux belt as they are local and have a couple of Renaults they race and have done for years very happy with the service.
     
  3. cliosport-carl

    cliosport-carl ClioSport Club Member

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    then decided to get rear axle spacers also removed the rear wiper and a pipercross air filter came up cheap so went about fitting them over the weekend

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    and now have some black badges on order and cant wait to start prepping for trax over the weekend
     
  4. PP172

    PP172 ClioSport Club Member

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    The pics aren't working mate.
     
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  5. cliosport-carl

    cliosport-carl ClioSport Club Member

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    there working on my computer and on my phone.

    ill try later
     
  6. imprezaworks

    imprezaworks ClioSport Club Member

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    Yup not working
     
  7. cliosport-carl

    cliosport-carl ClioSport Club Member

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    bizzar they are working on all of mine lol ah well ill wack them up again
     
  8. cliosport-carl

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    right pics in order of thread if they work lol

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  9. cliosport-carl

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  11. cliosport-carl

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    they working now ??
     
  12. imprezaworks

    imprezaworks ClioSport Club Member

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    Nope. Shows pics of a female showering?






    Yeah there working :smile:
     
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  13. PP172

    PP172 ClioSport Club Member

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    Yeah they work. Looks really nice. Love the shots with the 172.
     
  14. cliosport-carl

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    i might get some more with the old one
     
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    right big day yesterday getting ready for trax show after the cam and aux belt i thought it would be a good idea to change the oil also beings i didnt know what oil was in there before it got elf.. also gave a proper clean and did what i have wanted to do for ages got the scuttle panel off and cleaned inside there and it was grot but its all clean now just got to finish some other bits off and i am done i have got some badge covers on today which look great no pics yet but soon im still not 100% with my camera which is why some pics look dark silly me i do need to learn right very pic heavy and will have to do 3 posts i think..
    @PP172 got some more shots with the old one for you in here

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    right ill get busy over the next few days and get some more pics up and continue this thread i am also going to be starting to strip my 172.
     
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    so pics from trax well pics of my car anywho

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    im currently in the process of sorting out my seats i have one in and looking good however due to a mix up with demon tweeks who sent the wrong seat im at a bit of a loss until next few weeks and i can get the passenger side seat runner in however only a phone pic of this which i will pop up soon
     
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    been driving and loving the car and a few weeks ago i managed to get a bargain brand new not even opened Bilstein b14s

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    set about last week to fitting them needles to say it wasn't without lots of swearing and hard labor
    drivers side hub bolt was seized in and refused to come out but got there in the end after 5 hours

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    and after driving it a few times over the past week i am impressed ive got some more bits on order now which again have came at the right time so will soon be another update i am still looking at taking the front down a little more but as it settles its looking very nice now it just needs a clean and some more pics
     
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    id say not much has been hapaning but id be lieing i have not been keeping up with this thread sadly but lots to say where to start .. i thought id test the new coilovers at the lovely curbs and what fun i had first chance to have a good blast on the coilovers and loved them.. IMG_20161120_100023_1.jpg IMG_20161121_073542.jpg IMG_20161121_073423.jpg FB_IMG_1479734390919.jpg
     
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    Looks ace. Are you preferring it over your old clio?
     
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    then managed to get a steal of a deal miltek exhaust with both silenced and un-silenced center pipe and decat
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    sadly when it turned up there was a crack in the join and one of the back boxes has been welded up but after a trip to an exhaust place and a chat on ebay i managed to get some money back and its now on

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    when i fitted this it was when all the salt was on the roads so the car needed a dam good clean and so did dads leon so i set about a day to do this

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    managed also to get what i have wanted for a while a k tec induction kit which sounds the nuts..

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    and yesterday set about painting some bits after an idea i also got a cup spoiler i needed to paint and fit so i will showcase the finished products..

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    I can't believe how high these are on standard suspension! That's mad

    It looks epic on the bilsteins. Did you remove the subframe to fit them or just undo anything and everything you could from the hub?

    The pics alongside your 172 really shows how good these look as standard against the mk2s

    Cracking work.
     
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    and im always surprised how quick the car is coming along when i update my spec list

    Spec list

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    Bilstein B14 coilovers
    Ultra Racing anti roll bar
    federal rsr tyres
    rear spacers 10mm PMS

    engine
    powerflex upper and lower torque mounts
    miltek non res exhaust with decat
    Ktec induction kit

    interiour
    omp steering wheel and boss
    corbeau seats on sparco mounts
    sabelt harnesses
    stripped interiour

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    rear wiper delete
    black badge covers
    bonnet and mirrors vinyl painted black
    Cup spoiler vinyl painted black

    also for Christmas i managed to get a full powerflex kit engine front arms whit camber adjustment, Arb and rear axle i know now would be a good time to fit it all as im off but its a bit nippy to be out on the floor for ages
     
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    i just un did the bolts holding the shock on and hammered like a MF then a little bit of leaver and they where out i did have problems with the drivers side as one bolt was stuck but after some persuasion it was out and never touched the s/f
     
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    Prefer it over the 172?
     
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    Yes and no I love all the gadgets and bits the old one never had keyless and what not and the handling is brilliant even out the box the bits I have done has made it more a road car but still at home on the track but the 172 has the rawness and that sparkle the 97 is missing but I'm learning to love it just need to get it mapped and it will help tenfold..
     
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    It's a car I keep looking at but unsure wether I would take one over the rb. White or ref would be preference. I like the way it looks more modern, more grown up and have read they handle really well from the off.
     
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    nothing much going on sadly i decided to take my car to my pals house before new years to get the motors clean and also have a little photo shoot..

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    some of you may have noticed i have no mirror cap this has now been sorted due to paint issues however i will be looking to get plastic ones as i do like the look.
     
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    Both look ace
     
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