My white cup: the apparatus

Discussion in 'Megane Projects' started by manugtt, Mar 25, 2020.

  1. Well, this morning had arrived this wonderful thing...
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    Very happy and not hard to fit. I had adjust the gear selectors, all the gears go perfectly and now got a good touch, the way of the stick is very short and can´t wait to test it (I´m waiting for the alcantara wheel). BUT my surprise comes when I go to fit the centre console...WTF??:fearful::fearful: Anybody can tell me how can I fit it? Please, don´t tell me I must to cut the front part of the console...
     
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  2. Ok, watching the ZPO fitting isntructions, I can see you must to place the shifter but fit it after place the console. Gonna be a pain I think, not much room to work with the 2 parts at time:weary::weary::weary:
     
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  4. Done! Cost me some scratches in my arms but I get it. Like @Rensport225 said, I had to cut a bit the console.
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    This ball joint must to be replaced, the OEM one will hit the shifter frame. Don´t like too much this system, but will trust! It must to coincide in neutral position with the ball of the shifter. It need to fit cleanly.
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    Adjust the gears is and easy job, only must to be sure they in and out unforced. I´d start with the 5th-6th, then reverse and last 1st-2nd.
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    And this is the result with the alcantara wheel. What a touch man!!:fearscream::fearscream::fearscream:
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    I´m working on the surround, at the moment I don´t know how but something I´ll think. And I´m gonna give you my opinion of the shifter. For me, has been a whim. It give you and amazing touch playing with the gears and seem like you have a gearbox with Crabots, you think you are in a Kit Car, BUT only that. Is only a very good feeling when you go fast. If somebody fit this thinking it makes your Meg faster, bad done. I think you can make better the Meg expending that several money in suspension, brake or engine. And I say again, is only a whim. Am I regret?? Nothing at all. The evolution of my apparatus will not be much more, so I decided to go for the CoolerWorx. And I chose CoolerWorx because the price(the cheaper option) and the look(I like the form of stick and knob). I hope this help to somebody:wink:
     
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  5. And taking advance I had the car in the garage, I´d change the rear pads. They weren´t too bad, but for the cost don´t worth to hold they more.
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    I fit a Brembo ones because don´t make sense to fit CL´s rear having the OEM ones front. When I´ll finish the front ones will fit CL´s all around.
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    And that´s all today!! From now, I gonna burn fuel for a long time!:grin:
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  6. Love the steering wheel refurb, looks amazing and agree on the shifter, be it CAE, ZPO or Coolerworx they are better to shift with, with a great mechanical gear change and throw, position when going at pace is improved but apart from that and the visual improvement in the cabin they are a lot of money for not a lot of gain.

    Would I buy again .. maybe but I’m not the smartest when it comes to cars / bikes and money lol

    Agree on brembo rear pads even with the change I made with Z rated up front the brembo are more than enough in the rear as I’m not on track asking more of them, even then I think they would do ok


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  7. Taking measures of the shifter for a surround...had result that shit!:sweatsmile::sweatsmile: tempImageR6TPJ2.png
    But don´t worry boys, only wait to the end of the work. Just need to find a plastic or vinyl plate and, with a file and a lot of patience, give it form.
     
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  8. Sunny Sunday in Bilbao so, full tank, mountain roads full of corners and a smile in my face!
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    :grinning::grinning::grinning:
     
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  9. Stunning scenery there my friend ! Very jealous


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  10. Basque Country is full of places like that and amazing roads to enjoy our toys. I´ll be happy to show you if have the chance sometime!:wink:
     
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  11. Chances low at the moment but maybe one day

    A very kind offer :smile:


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  12. Finally gave some form to a plastic plate. A couple of hands of textured paint and thought to use the OEM surround too, only to see how do it looks.
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    At the moment I can´t fit it, we have a lot of work in the garage and had no time. Will see if the result convince me!
     
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  13. Ok, I know the ZPO surround or similar looks much better, but mine is enough for me!:sweatsmile::sweatsmile::sweatsmile:
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    And now I have over 100€ extra for fuel!:tonguewink:
     
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  14. that looks good, great money saver to boot :sunglasses::sunglasses::sunglasses:
     
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  15. Looks good to me :smile:


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  16. Looks fantastic, with the oem surround it looks more finished, I'd love one but I cannot justify the cost to my wife:fearful::fearful:
     
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  17. Why would you tell her the cost though!?
     
  18. :tearsofjoy::tearsofjoy::tearsofjoy:
    As I said up there, that´s a whim. Don´t wanna justify it but, I only recibe an unexpected money and thought why not?
     
  19. if you have the money great, but having lost my job due to covid i cannot afford it yet, time will come, it is still on my shopping list:grin::grin:
     
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  20. A small update. When I´d delete the resonator, I´d fit a "home made provisional plug"...
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    Works perfectly! But I saw some cracks recently...
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    Just for peace in mind and to get a fine job, I´d order a SAMCO plug...
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    Obviously looks better than the home made one, but I´d must to pay a lot of taxes for a piece of silicon:triumph::triumph::triumph: I´d need a kit of OEM shocks and Grams springs too, but KamRacing not even send to Spain. Fucking customs! You are lucky to live in UK in that point, you have a lot of good parts for good price.
     
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  21. Brexit hitting prices hard?
     
  22. To be honest, I don´t know if it because of brexit or spanish policy man, bu I paid for taxes more than the plug cost. About 40€ in total for a simple thing. Before brexit, there was a lot of parts that worth to buy in UK, even with shipping costs. But now, can´t imagine how much plus would pay for a set of coilovers or an exhaust system, to mention something. At least, there is a few stores(not many!) in Spain that keep good prices in some parts. Well, that´s life!:weary:
     
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