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Offline phil

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« Reply #15 on: July 29, 2013, 10:25:34 pm »
I love my 182. Spent a bit of money on it lately getting it all nice again and will be bringing back some more go fast/handling upgrade bits with me from the UK when I am over there for work in November. The Cliosport scene over there is very healthy.

I am pretty certain it is quicker then the M3...especially on tighter twistier roads. Poor M3 doesn't get driven as much since I got the 182.

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« Reply #16 on: July 29, 2013, 10:36:08 pm »
these old ones are na, manual gearbox and 3 doors.

latest one is turbo'd, flappy paddled and 5 doored.

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« Reply #17 on: July 30, 2013, 07:58:21 am »
these old ones are na, manual gearbox and 3 doors.

latest one is turbo'd, flappy paddled and 5 doored.

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Offline RS

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« Reply #18 on: July 30, 2013, 08:31:09 am »

Yes, gone are the days of big engine in a small hatch.

I love my 182. Spent a bit of money on it lately getting it all nice again and will be bringing back some more go fast/handling upgrade bits with me from the UK when I am over there for work in November. The Cliosport scene over there is very healthy.

I am pretty certain it is quicker then the M3...especially on tighter twistier roads. Poor M3 doesn't get driven as much since I got the 182.

Performance should be similar to the M3 only you would not be as comfortable driving a E30 M3 to ten tenths.

What mods are you doing to the 182?


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« Reply #19 on: July 30, 2013, 10:03:53 am »
I drove the 200 at Nurburg and found handling good but the engine frustrated me.. Seemed to only like being driven on the cam and that didnt feel all that fast. Loved the gearbox though. From what I have read they got heavier so the 182 is the one to go for
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« Reply #20 on: July 30, 2013, 10:16:08 am »
theres a uk imp clio rs200 on tardme.

$37k !!!

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« Reply #21 on: July 30, 2013, 10:21:28 am »
I drove the 200 at Nurburg and found handling good but the engine frustrated me.. Seemed to only like being driven on the cam and that didnt feel all that fast. Loved the gearbox though. From what I have read they got heavier so the 182 is the one to go for

People rave about the RS200, I found the same when i drove one, it felt a bit slow compared to my Megane with the Turbo.

Check out this video of a 500BHP RS250 that dijon racing have been tinkering with: https://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=uuvpRsNpcFo#at=105


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« Reply #23 on: July 30, 2013, 11:01:35 am »
Yes, gone are the days of big engine in a small hatch.

Performance should be similar to the M3 only you would not be as comfortable driving a E30 M3 to ten tenths.

What mods are you doing to the 182?

In the last few months:

Cambelt, aux belt, waterpump etc and new brake rotors and pads all around.
Samco induction kit and Pipercross filter - have removed acoustic valve assembly to allow more cold air up toward when the filter now sits in front of the battery.
All new tires - Toyo T1R
Powerflex bushings in front ARB, dogbone gearbox mount
Solid engine mounts
By the end of the year:

Koni yellows ( allready has Eibach sportlines)
Exhaust - something like a Milltek, Scorpian, Yozza
Replace balljoint bushings
Replace steering rack track rod ends and other steering and susp bits in the front
Whiteline rear ARB

I also have a new clutch ready for when I need it. Starting to feel a lile spongy, but still some life left in the old one yet.

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The Renault Sport Thread
« Reply #24 on: July 30, 2013, 11:12:10 am »
Oh, and a cosmetic mod. Installed a front splitter. Same as what the 182 Trophy has, except I got mine from Skoda in Newmarket. The ones for the Fabia fit perfect with just a wee trim off the ends and a fraction of the cost of the Renault one :-)

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The Renault Sport Thread
« Reply #25 on: July 30, 2013, 11:16:28 am »
Mine. Has got euro length plates since this photo was taken.
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Re: The Renault Sport Thread
« Reply #26 on: July 30, 2013, 11:33:54 am »
NZ new RS197


Interesting, do these things have a proper mechanical LSD or is it electronic trickery?

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Re: The Renault Sport Thread
« Reply #27 on: July 30, 2013, 12:00:16 pm »
Stock has a plain old open front diff.

Doesn't seem to have hurt it.

One year in the Wheels magazine handling test the 197 pulled the highest G's on the skidpan.
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