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172 Cup Project



leeds_182

North Yorkshire & Humber
ClioSport Area Rep
This is my seventh cliosport. I keep leaving the brand but end up coming back as I'm yet to find a car that offers all the the things that a clio does.

I've known of this car for the last year as fellow member yorkshiredaz owned it. The previous owner before him spent a fair bit of money on it and it had a decent spec;

Cat cams
btb stealth
decat
182 manifold
Poly bush dog bone mount
itg filter

Daz added vibratechnics engine mount and spax rsx coilovers so the car so was already a good spec.

After a little negotiation we agreed a price and I picked up the car.

My first problem occurred 5 mins after collecting the car - the stereo didn't work! So the first thing I bought was a pioneer stereo for the tunes;

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The car was due an oil change so decided to try doing this myself. I'm not what you'd call handy with the spanners but decided to have a go myself and using the guide on here managed to sort it relatively easily!

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When I bought the car the wheel was at a 45* angle when going straight and was clear the tracking was all over the shop so booked into track torque for a full geo set up;

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When I was there they confirmed a wheel bearing was shot and front anti roll bushes warn so these are now on the to do list.

I also purchased a ktec kit from someone on here;

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Fitted;

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Thats about it at the moment. Car needs an mot in June so gonna just enjoy it until then and hope for the best!
 
Crikey that's an epically straight rear beam - identical camber and toe both sides virtually!

Looks like one of your top mounts might be slightly shot as the castor is a bit out on the left

Such a tidy car! very jealous
 

leeds_182

North Yorkshire & Humber
ClioSport Area Rep
Crikey that's an epically straight rear beam - identical camber and toe both sides virtually!

Looks like one of your top mounts might be slightly shot as the castor is a bit out on the left

Such a tidy car! very jealous
Im glad you understand the diagrams because I certainly don't!

They told me my arb bushes are warm and will need replacing so don't know if that would affect the readings....
 
Nah wouldn't affect the caster - that will most likely be top mounts
It's not out enough to affect it but it's outside the manufacturers tolerances according to that printout :)
 
  Jim's rejects
I think I've reached my limit.

Im buying some powerflex anti roll bar shizzle but may have to resort to the local garage.
Could you buy me some too? I originally ordered some for the paxo and they didn't show! got refunded and have since forgotten.

I'll show you mine if you show me yours.
 

yeecup

ClioSport Club Member
  330ci coupe, 172 cup
had the pms top mounts on my last ph1, think ill get them plus the strut brace for my current one. they are very well made and look great under the bay.
 
  Cup, Vrs & Gti Anni
Give me a shout when it's back up for sale mate, my bro may have got rid of the van then and would probably have it back if it's still in good condition
 

leeds_182

North Yorkshire & Humber
ClioSport Area Rep
Few new bits have arrived over the last few days;

Powerflex arb bushes as the standard jobs were worn;

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And new discs and pads from btm as my rear wheel bearing is screwed so thought I might as well do both sides;

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leeds_182

North Yorkshire & Humber
ClioSport Area Rep
Got the new rear disks and ARB bushes fitted.

Turns out the rear disks were missing the spacers which might explain why it ate a rear wheel bearing In the space of 3k miles!
 
  Clio 1.2
Looking good mate,

with the wax though put it on lightly I left mine for a few hours because I was busy and its a nightmare to get off if its thick
 
  172 Cup
I see it is still looking good! That used to be my mates (chris205 off here) bro's and it was always a lovely example.
 


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