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Original Boy Racer's new wheels

Discussion in 'General Automotive & Motorsport Media' started by Pete., Apr 18, 2012.

  1. Pete.

    Pete. ClioSport Club Member

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    Finally picked up the R27 replacement today. after a 3 week wait thanks to the DVLA. For those who saw my thread in Clio discussion this has not been an easy process for me and is driven by economics. This ended up as a swap and some money my way, so feel that I've not been screwed by a dealer for once.

    For those that were bothered what my choice was I can now present:















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    All I can say is it makes me grin and handles really well and that's in the wet with sh*t tyres on the front.

    Plans have been made for mods and packages have been ordered so will probably end up doing a project thread at some point.
     
  2. Daniel

    Daniel ClioSport Club Member

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    YESSSS!!!!!

    I want one soooo badly. I drove one round donnington and fell in love with it.

    Excellent choice Pete! :smiley:
     
  3. Heez

    Heez ClioSport Club Member

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    Love these!

    What are the mods/packages you've ordered?
     
  4. toomer

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    Good choice Pete, i quite like those :smile:
     
  5. Cub.

    Cub. ClioSport Moderator

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    Good choice, I was right then :smile:

    I like it in white, what modding plans are afoot?
     
  6. J6PKP™

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    Excellent choice bud. I really REALLY loved mine!!
     
  7. Scrooge

    Scrooge ClioSport Club Member

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    Nice choice, looks great in white! :smile:
     
  8. g.cameron

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    Excellent!

    I love an underpowered warm hatch.!

    Looks great in white too!
     
  9. GiT

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    I was originally looking at these before the 200, but saw a red one and thought Postman Pat... Grey for me would be the only colour.

    Great motors.
     
  10. .LiamC.

    .LiamC. ClioSport Club Member

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    Love these! Still torn between this or a ZS. Starting to sway towards these now :smile:
     
  11. TimR26

    TimR26 ClioSport Club Member

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    Looks all white Pete :smile:

    I bet it's quicker than Fletcher's shed :wink:
     
  12. Gorms

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    I really like these! Been trying to convince the wife to get one!
     
  13. tom172cup

    tom172cup ClioSport Club Member

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    Cracking choice pete what spec is it
     
  14. Fletcher

    Fletcher ClioSport Club Member

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    :tongueclosed:

    Nice Pete. I said to Chris at the weekend I bet your next car is a panda 100bhp.
     
  15. mr_n

    mr_n ClioSport Club Member

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    Looks good does that pete
     
  16. withoutabix

    withoutabix ClioSport Club Member

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    Awesome I still miss my GF's one! They really suit white imo

    But what ever you do, for the love of got DO NOT lower it on springs , it will totally ruin the ride as it's already quite bouncy as standard it just can't handle being any lower on standard shocks it just multiplies the problem ten fold!
     
  17. Ollie82.

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    What a great little car. Good choice. I love the not so obvious warm hatches. Same reason I really like the Suzuki Swift Sport.
     
  18. Christopher

    Christopher ClioSport Moderator

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    Awesome cars.
     
  19. Pete.

    Pete. ClioSport Club Member

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    Wow!! Shocked that it's such a popular choice. Have to say how impressed I am with it's crisp cornering and revvy engine. Even the build quality is quite good for a Fiat. It's got a great spec for a budget car, never expected Blue tooth connectivity as standard, climate control, rain sensitive wipers, electric assisted steering, a great sport button that changes throttle response and steering sensitivity and even a visual message which tells you which door is open.


    Plans for the near future involve Suspension mods (shocks and springs), Induction kit, Ragazzon exhaust, possible change of head unit, uprated speakers, some element of painting brake calipers and wheels. Might re-badge as well and looking into options around re-mapping.


    It might not be quick in a straight line but it certainly is entertaining around corners.
     
  20. TimR26

    TimR26 ClioSport Club Member

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    No difference there then, you're R27 wasn't either :tongueclosed:

    Really good move to get a two years younger car and cash your way though :up:

    Do these take well to a remap?
     
  21. Ash87

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    wondered what you meant by the pope mobile in the pcad thread...

    know i realise haha, looks pretty smart tbh
     
  22. Naith

    Naith ClioSport Club Member

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    love it, want one.
     
  23. MarkCup

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    Nice choice!!!
     
  24. welshname

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    Bloody love these.

    Not sure on the white, much prefer the blue.
     
  25. jesus

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    YES! Best handling car I've ever owned. Seriously cool too :smiley:
     
  26. daydotz

    daydotz ClioSport Club Member

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    cool my guess was right :smiley:
     
  27. welshname

    welshname ClioSport Club Member

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    If I'd have had the money at the time then one of these would have been a serious option instead of the Zetec-S.
     
  28. Luke

    Luke ClioSport Club Member

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    Nice one Pete, look forward to seeing it mate! Excellent choice.

    I love them, LOVE driving my brothers one. Try to get a set of Goodyear F1's for it, they suit the handling characteristics of these so well.
     
  29. TimR26

    TimR26 ClioSport Club Member

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    Good shout on the tyres I've got them on my R26.
     
  30. richard1764

    richard1764 ClioSport Club Member

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    That looks fantastic, very good deal getting a newer car and cash your way. While not being as quick as the Clio i bet it will be as much fun in it's own way. I am biased though as i adore small Fiats, my white Mk1 Uno Turbo is my pride and joy and will never be sold.
     
  31. Jordi17

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    least you get to park in disabled spaces with it
     
  32. RDH

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    Going off the sh*t you post on here I don't know how you already aren't.
     
  33. Jordi17

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    how do you know I dont?
     
  34. Christopher.

    Christopher. ClioSport Club Member

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    Nice Pete
     
  35. plymcl172

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    no such thing as goodyear F1's anymore....
     
  36. RDH

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    Pure gangsta'.

    Awesome choice OP, really like these. Never seen one in white before, looks brilliant.
     
  37. TimR26

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  38. Brett

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    Great car. Such good VFM these. Never heard a bad word said against them.
     
  39. chriscummins7

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    I really need to drive one of these because I don't see what all the fuss is about!
     

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