Hi from OZ...

Discussion in 'New to the Club? Why not introduce yourself?' started by TargaRS, Aug 14, 2016.

  1. Hi all,
    New addition to the garage arrived today...RS275R in Pearl White.

    50 of the 250 that Renault made came to Australia & this is 1 of 2 that came to Australia in the 'true' lightweight Nurburbring record spec... ie no air con, no stereo, no satnav/link system, plus a few other detail differences.

    Also have a RS200 Clio 3 (also Pearl white) tarmac rally/race car that I have been competing the last few years in.
    Plan is to use the 275R (once setup) in the tarmac rallies & use the 200 in the race events & autotest type events.

    Here's a couple of pics of the 2 toys...

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  2. Welcome! Lovely pair of cars you have. Those red alloys are stunning x


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  3. Use it where it's made for. You just made my day :smiley: Can't wait to see more photo, it's a great car!
     
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  4. Wow! Great car that Meggy :wink:...and..hello! :grin:
     
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  5. Well, that's awesome.

    Have you any videos of the Clio in action?

    Welcome along too, mate.
     
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  6. They look awesome!
     
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  7. Hello!!
     
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  8. -Jamie-

    -Jamie- RSM Moderator

    Ooohhh, Excellent, More details/Spec of that Clio please!


    What sort of Spec are you gonna take the R to?
     
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  9. Few more pics of Clio...

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  10. Basic spec sheet as requested;

    RENAULT SPORT
    CLIO RS200
    2010 ANNIVERSARY EDITION #10/30


    ENGINE: N/A 2.0L, KTR RE-MAP, TOYSPORT EXTRACTORS, KTR INTAKE KIT, SAMCO HOSES, AKRAPOVIC EXHAUST, VIBRATECH MOUNTS, AGM DRYCELL BATTERY, KTR CATCH-CAN KIT, ALLOY CRANK PULLEY, SPRINT BOOSTER.

    DRIVETRAIN: CLOSE RATIO 6 SPEED, QUAIFE ATB DIFFERENTIAL, KTR H/D CLUTCH KIT, KTR LIGHTENED FLYWHEEL, M-TECH SHORTSHIFT, VIBRATECH MOUNTS.

    SUSPENSION: KONI ADJUSTABLE DAMPERS, H&R S/S SPRINGS, ULTRA RACING REAR SWAY BAR, POWERFLEX BUSHES, ULTRA RACING UPPER & LOWER STRUT BRACES.

    BRAKES: BREMBO CALIPERS, EBC REDSTUFF PADS, AKRAPOVIC SOCK, HEL BRAIDED BRAKE LINES, MTEC SLOTTED & DIMPLED ROTORS.

    WHEELS & TYRES: 18” TURINI RIMS & 215/40 ROAD TYRES, 17” SPEEDLINE RIMS & 225/45 SEMI SLICKS, RS WHEEL CENTRES & CAPS.

    INTERIOR: AGI ROLL CAGE, COBRA GT SEATS, SCHROTH HARNESSES, SPORTLINE S/WHEEL, i-SHIFT LIGHT, RS ALLOY PEDALS, RS ALLOY GEARKNOB, SUEDE G/SHIFT H/BRAKE BOOTS, TERRATRIP INTERCOM, RALLYSAFE UNIT.

    EXTERIOR: PITKING BONNET PIN KIT, REAR WING LIP, TINT, HID HEADLIGHTS, EPR TOW STRAPS, SHARK FIN, ANTHRACITE BLADE & MIRRORS.
     
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  11. Beautiful couple of cars, compliments! The changes on the clio are very interesting :sunglasses:
     
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  12. Hi guys, Thanks for the warm welcome, have some nice in-car video from tarmac rallying in the Clio that I will try to upload sometime soon.
    The Meg will be built to a similar standard/level (or a little better:wink:) over the next 12 months.
     
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  13. So started fitting a few little mods this week...

    Fullriver AGM dry cell battery, saves about 10kg & I've had one in the Clio for years;

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    Vibratech dogbone mount, improves shift feel & response, used these on the Clio previously, the oem mount on the Meg is way better than on the Clio but still worth doing (sorry about pic quality);

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    Ktec inlet hose & Ktec intake kit, improved throttle response & much more top end now but have lost some torque down low, remap should help get some back hopefully;

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  14. Couple of interior mods...

    As car will be used regularly as a road car i fitted a stereo, JVC Bluetooth head unit (has red/white lighting same as dash which is nice) & some decent DB speakers front & rear;

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    Replaced the tacky plastic/leather gear knob with an alloy RS one, have same one on the Clio & love it (also fitted one of my resin RS shift pattern badges as required by law in Aus);

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  15. Some small exterior cosmetic bits...

    New number plates & black diamond cover;

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    Removed the M E G A N E badge, fitted black diamond cover & nurburgring decal;

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    Renault sport decals;

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  16. Removed sound generator pipe completely, much more civilised noises now & has improved lost throttle response too :wink:...

    Firewall end plugged.
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  17. What is the "sound" generator? Just a tube that pumps engine noise in the interior? Intake noise or engine noise?

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  18. Unnecessary noise :wink:. Most new 'performance cars' have it in one form or another.
     
  19. Thanks! Gonna delete mine as well then!

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  20. Couple more small upgrades...

    Shark fin aerial;
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    Decent headlight bulbs;

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  21. Had A-pillar, roofrails & rear wing painted white today, I didn't like the way the white stopped part way up the A-pillar & the roof profile was lost when painted black. The roof panel is still black...

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  22. Nice, I personally like them much better like this rather than the black just stopping on the pillar like before. My whole car is currently white but if I was ever to wrap or paint my roof black, then this is how I would do it.
     
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  23. Fitted front strut brace...

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    Ktec floormats & bootmat...

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  24. Engine cover fitted (thanks Pipps)...

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  25. -Jamie-

    -Jamie- RSM Moderator

    What rear strut bar is that?
     
  26. The factory one that comes with the car.
     
  27. -Jamie-

    -Jamie- RSM Moderator

    Ah I see, never realised it could be used as a harness bar
     
  28. Love the car, I'd be cautious about using the brace as a harness bar if it bolts to the RR seat fixing points. The rear bench on has to pass luggage retention tests not crash tests. The seat belt mounts are designed for over 40kN of force, much higher than the RR bench.

    Do you have the larger Nurburgring Pack brake disks? I really want these on my Cup-S.
     
  29. -Jamie-

    -Jamie- RSM Moderator

    The rear brace bolts to the same place that the rear seat belts do, I'd say it's a strong point but I'd be wary of putting harness on a bar that wasn't designed to take them
     
  30. Nice to do a it of international dealing, car looks fantastic


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  31. For the record the harness' are now fitted with clip-ins & attached to I-bolts fitted to the original floor mounts. The photo above shows the harness' wrapped around the strut brace whilst I cut holes in the new boot mat & fitted the I-bolts. It matters not anyway as this is just a road car for now & the harness' are not in the car anymore which is why I fitted the clip-ins (I have an RS200 rally/race car for competition use). I'm doubtful the Sabelt harness' that came with the car are even legal (date wise) in Aus for HANS use anyway so they will likely get replaced when the time comes.
     
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  32. Mtec short shifter fitted, also have one fitted to the Clio & the Megane needs it even more imo. Roll pin removal was a pain as usual but its a vastly improved shift now...

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  33. Washed the toys today...

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  34. Fitted an oil catch can...

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  35. -Jamie-

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    Did you just bung up the breather that comes off the inlet pipe? Hard to see in that photo
     
  36. No nothing is plugged up, it simply replaces the existing short rubber hose that runs between the intake pipe T-piece & the rocker cover (this pic may help).

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  37. -Jamie-

    -Jamie- RSM Moderator

    Ah yeah I know now, thanks mate!
     
  38. Detailed the engine cover a little...

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  39. Brake upgrade done today in readiness for 'Bathurst Challenge' event next month...
    Rotors skimmed, EBC pads, KTR braided lines & Dot 5 fluid.

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  40. Installed a mechanical boost gauge today, car is making 19 pounds in 'sport mode' and 15 pounds in 'normal'.

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