Dan’s 275 trophy

Discussion in 'Megane Projects' started by dansx, Jul 12, 2018.

  1. Back in a megane after around 4 years out since my old r26:

    So here it is white 275 trophy with ohlins and quite a few decent options.


    Just had a fair amount of work before picking it up including a full service, new brakes all round and two fresh Michelin cup 2’s for the front plus a few other bits freshened up.

    First things first private plate went on:

    Then what else do you do 9 days after picking up a new car...

    Yes you book a trackday so here it is getting thrown round cadwell park 9 days in. Was only an evening session but still good fun.

    And of course there was more meganes in attendance, pretty nice chaps to talk too aswell not sure if they are on here

    The car was pretty faultless and handled amazing really impressed with the suspension and tyres. Only downfall was the brakes went after a while into each session so going to look at upgrading the fluid and the pads before the next one.

    Few more bits planned for the future but thats it for now.
  2. Few little bits done today

    First off seen as it had no xenons fitted had to improvise.

    And also fitted some led plate light bulbs to freshen it up.

    Then de “megane” ‘d the rear looks alot better.
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  3. What did you use in the headlights?
  4. Its a 6k hid kit
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  5. Looking good dude. I often thought about removing the Megane badge as it was a pain when cleaning it but I kept it OEM in the end. Looks nice off though!

    Look after her now! :wink:
  6. Well had my first issue the other morning, car wouldn’t start had to get renault assist out.

    Rac man turns up [​IMG]

    Turns out the battery had packed in which was an inconvenience but better now than in a couple of weeks in germany i guess.

    So a new one fitted and all seems fine now.

    Also bought some brake fluid to do a change as it was getting rather hot on track heard good things about this so giving it a try.

    Off to the nurburgring in two weeks so hopefully the meg holds up well.
  7. Mikeyjp

    Mikeyjp RSM Club Member

    Is yours stop/start? Seems strange for it to give up so soon
  8. Was that just a lamp kit of what? Could this be related to battery fault as it seems odd to just have died like that?
  9. yes stop start , i was abit shocked also that it had died so soon but one of those things
  10. no the rac did a full check for any drains etc and just confirmed the battery had gone bang. Apparently these newer battery's just go suddenly without warning according to the rac mechanic anyway how true this is i dont know
  11. Well back from a trip to the ring, the car was good overall on the trip faultless cruising on the motorway there and back 1200 miles in total. On the track it didn’t perform as i’d hoped the brakes developed a severe judder half way round a each lap only did 3 in the end due to this, lost confidence in it eventually. Assuming its the standard pads that weren’t up to the job and its was very hot 30 degrees and a track temp of 53 degrees probably didn’t help matters. Brakes went back fine after they cooled down on the road but as soon as they got too hot on track that’s when problems began, so if anyone has any advice what the problem could be would be grateful.

    Bought a few pics on the track too just waiting on them being sent over.
  12. -Jamie-

    -Jamie- RSM Moderator

    Pad deposits most likely, Try a slightly more aggressive pad and that should cure it.

    PF Z rated work well on them and are a good step up from OEM without going too aggressive
  13. Cheers yeah i did some digging and pad deposits seems like the obvious reason as the discs and pads are still fairly new.

    I’m going to give the pfc z rated a go now for sure before the next track session. Hopefully that should clear it up and perform better.

    Is there a special way of getting rid of the deposits once fitting better pads or will just a regular bedding in procedure fix them?
  14. [​IMG]

    Couple of pics i bought
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  15. New brake pads have arrived will get them fitted before the next outing at blyton next week, went for the pfc z-rated, after many recommendations hopefully prove to be good.
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  16. z-rated pads fitted and bedded in.. Blyton on saturday for cliosport festival booked a morning session on track, looking forward to testing the new pads out!
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