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pye21
01-01-2009, 12:12 PM
Mk1 Clios

http://i38.photobucket.com/albums/e128/pye21/Cars/Mk1/wallpaperoh1.jpg

http://i38.photobucket.com/albums/e128/pye21/Cars/Mk1/dsc03616.jpg

http://i38.photobucket.com/albums/e128/pye21/Cars/Mk1/pgtifeature3fs3.jpg

http://i38.photobucket.com/albums/e128/pye21/Cars/Mk1/DSC_025720copy.jpg

http://i38.photobucket.com/albums/e128/pye21/Cars/Mk1/reitnau05667.jpg

http://i38.photobucket.com/albums/e128/pye21/Cars/Mk1/reitnau05385.jpg

http://i38.photobucket.com/albums/e128/pye21/Cars/Mk1/clio_rally_blue_side.jpg

Maxi Kit Car

http://i38.photobucket.com/albums/e128/pye21/Cars/Mk1/ragnotticliosmaxi96.jpg

http://i38.photobucket.com/albums/e128/pye21/Cars/Mk1/Ragnotti3-1.jpg

http://i38.photobucket.com/albums/e128/pye21/Cars/Mk1/clioral.jpg

jon_r
01-01-2009, 12:17 PM
Just the Mk1's mate?

pye21
01-01-2009, 12:20 PM
Mk2 - There is 2 different Phase's of Mk2. The difference are the headlights, bonnet, wings, front bumper, rear bumper, rear lights, boot lid, door stripes, dash, steering wheel and the stiching is different on the seats. Mechanically the PH1 had a different exhasut layout and a cable throttle compared to fly-by-wire for the later PH2 cars. The PH1's also came with 15'' OZ F1 wheels.

Ph1

http://i38.photobucket.com/albums/e128/pye21/Cars/Clio%20172-182/rs_colorkey.jpg

Ph2

http://i38.photobucket.com/albums/e128/pye21/Cars/Clio%20172-182/Picture010.jpg

PH2 cars were later (2004) updated again with the introduction on the 182. This received a new design of wheels and new suspension (2 options avaliable, Std and Cup). Mechanically it had a new 4-2-1 exhasut manifold (originally 4-1) a 200 cell cat and twin exit exhasut system. The engine also received a new map better casting of the inlet manifold and cylinder head all adding up to the extra 10bhp. These cars were also avalible with a Recaro seat option for the first time.

pye21
01-01-2009, 12:24 PM
Mk2's

These are just random pics of cars that i have taken, or pics/cars that i like.

http://i38.photobucket.com/albums/e128/pye21/Cars/Clio%20172-182/resizeofimg7666662015ew.jpg

http://i38.photobucket.com/albums/e128/pye21/Cars/Clio%20172-182/Leo03.jpg

http://i38.photobucket.com/albums/e128/pye21/Cars/Clio%20172-182/Leo01.jpg

http://i38.photobucket.com/albums/e128/pye21/Cars/Clio%20172-182/IMG_0095.jpg

http://i38.photobucket.com/albums/e128/pye21/Cars/Clio%20172-182/P1010076a.jpg

http://i38.photobucket.com/albums/e128/pye21/Cars/Clio%20172-182/fact4.jpg

http://i38.photobucket.com/albums/e128/pye21/Cars/Clio%20172-182/CUP01.jpg

http://i38.photobucket.com/albums/e128/pye21/Cars/Clio%20172-182/DSC00025.jpg

http://i38.photobucket.com/albums/e128/pye21/Cars/Clio%20172-182/clio-sport.jpg

http://i38.photobucket.com/albums/e128/pye21/Cars/Clio%20172-182/clio-track2.jpg

http://i38.photobucket.com/albums/e128/pye21/Cars/Clio%20172-182/clio16v04_07.jpg

http://i38.photobucket.com/albums/e128/pye21/Cars/Clio%20172-182/clio1.jpg

http://i38.photobucket.com/albums/e128/pye21/Cars/Clio%20172-182/random5.jpg

http://i38.photobucket.com/albums/e128/pye21/Cars/Clio%20172-182/223320482_GBcoq-L.jpg

pye21
01-01-2009, 12:49 PM
Engines!!

There are many companies that offer upgrades for the F4R engine in the Mk2 Clios. I enjoy a good engine pic so here are a few!!

http://i38.photobucket.com/albums/e128/pye21/Cars/Clio%20172-182/P1010613.jpg

http://i38.photobucket.com/albums/e128/pye21/Cars/Clio%20172-182/resizeof106uo.jpg

http://i38.photobucket.com/albums/e128/pye21/Cars/Clio%20172-182/DSCF2449.jpg

http://i38.photobucket.com/albums/e128/pye21/Cars/Clio%20172-182/DSCF2451.jpg

http://i38.photobucket.com/albums/e128/pye21/Cars/Clio%20172-182/DSCF2452.jpg

http://i38.photobucket.com/albums/e128/pye21/Cars/Clio%20172-182/DSCF0853.jpg

http://i38.photobucket.com/albums/e128/pye21/Cars/Clio%20172-182/DSCF0855.jpg

http://i38.photobucket.com/albums/e128/pye21/Cars/Clio%20172-182/DSCF0894.jpg

This last car is a demo car for one of the Renault tuning companies (K-Tech Racing). The car has probably the neatest throttle body instal done yet and also features a very nice Sadev sequential gearbox from a cup race car.

http://i38.photobucket.com/albums/e128/pye21/Cars/Clio%20172-182/DSCF2446.jpg

http://i38.photobucket.com/albums/e128/pye21/Cars/Clio%20172-182/DSCF2447.jpg

http://i38.photobucket.com/albums/e128/pye21/Cars/Clio%20172-182/DSCF2448.jpg

jon_r
01-01-2009, 12:53 PM
Cracking! Good to see pics of Chris's car there as well. :thumb:

Found these on this computer - memories..

http://i207.photobucket.com/albums/bb251/wrx_king/Clio%20Cup/IMG_3166.jpg

http://i207.photobucket.com/albums/bb251/wrx_king/Clio%20Cup/IMG_4039.jpg

pye21
01-01-2009, 12:55 PM
Cup Racecars

http://i38.photobucket.com/albums/e128/pye21/Cars/Clio%20172-182/Racers/renault_clio_cupe-42028Small29.jpg

http://i38.photobucket.com/albums/e128/pye21/Cars/Clio%20172-182/Racers/DSC_0171.jpg

http://i38.photobucket.com/albums/e128/pye21/Cars/Clio%20172-182/Racers/DSC_0227.jpg

http://i38.photobucket.com/albums/e128/pye21/Cars/Clio%20172-182/Racers/DSC_0303.jpg

http://i38.photobucket.com/albums/e128/pye21/Cars/Clio%20172-182/Racers/DSC_0326.jpg

http://i38.photobucket.com/albums/e128/pye21/Cars/Clio%20172-182/Racers/DSC_0336.jpg

http://i38.photobucket.com/albums/e128/pye21/Cars/Clio%20172-182/Racers/DSC_0453.jpg

http://i38.photobucket.com/albums/e128/pye21/Cars/Clio%20172-182/Racers/DSC_0460-1.jpg

http://i38.photobucket.com/albums/e128/pye21/Cars/Clio%20172-182/Racers/DSC_0527.jpg

http://i38.photobucket.com/albums/e128/pye21/Cars/Clio%20172-182/Racers/DSC_0338.jpg

http://i38.photobucket.com/albums/e128/pye21/Cars/Clio%20172-182/Racers/cupracersideon.jpg

http://i38.photobucket.com/albums/e128/pye21/Cars/Clio%20172-182/Racers/bild16.jpg

http://i38.photobucket.com/albums/e128/pye21/Cars/Clio%20172-182/Racers/img2004436304.jpg

http://i38.photobucket.com/albums/e128/pye21/Cars/Clio%20172-182/Racers/DSCF9763.jpg

http://i38.photobucket.com/albums/e128/pye21/Cars/Clio%20172-182/Racers/DSCF9764.jpg

http://i38.photobucket.com/albums/e128/pye21/Cars/Clio%20172-182/Racers/DSCF9765.jpg

http://i38.photobucket.com/albums/e128/pye21/Cars/Clio%20172-182/Racers/Cliocup2.jpg

This car was at the Ring in July.

http://i38.photobucket.com/albums/e128/pye21/Cars/Clio%20172-182/Racers/DSCF2544.jpg

http://i38.photobucket.com/albums/e128/pye21/Cars/Clio%20172-182/Racers/DSCF2541.jpg

http://i38.photobucket.com/albums/e128/pye21/Cars/Clio%20172-182/Racers/DSCF2536.jpg

pye21
01-01-2009, 12:58 PM
Originally posted by jon_r@Jan 1 2009, 01:53 PM
Cracking! Good to see pics of Chris's car there as well. :thumb:
I have always liked his Cup, it just looks right with that exhaust!!

I remember your old silver cup as well from Cliosport, always fancied a silver cup!!

jon_r
01-01-2009, 01:02 PM
http://i207.photobucket.com/albums/bb251/wrx_king/New%20Clio/_dsc0551_wm.jpg

http://i207.photobucket.com/albums/bb251/wrx_king/New%20Clio/Touris045220081012.jpg

http://i207.photobucket.com/albums/bb251/wrx_king/New%20Clio/d_NQ8S9302.jpg

:lol:

Ah she's well loved this one....

http://i207.photobucket.com/albums/bb251/wrx_king/New%20Clio/clio-mud2.jpg

http://i207.photobucket.com/albums/bb251/wrx_king/New%20Clio/clio-mud1.jpg

pye21
01-01-2009, 01:06 PM
I will add my Mk3 pics later!! :thumb:

BCA
01-01-2009, 01:14 PM
Loving this, the ph2 clios are serious bargainst atm! B)

Has to be asked though; 1st Jan till 3rd Jan?? A week? :whistle:

texas2201
01-01-2009, 02:44 PM
what is it with all the sparks coming off the wheels? disks touching the alloys?

Tom
01-01-2009, 02:47 PM
Originally posted by texas2201@Jan 1 2009, 03:44 PM
what is it with all the sparks coming off the wheels? disks touching the alloys?
silly brake pads

jon_r
01-01-2009, 03:32 PM
PF pads.

Work ok, but aren't the best for your wheels/paint work!

Gary Kinghorn
01-01-2009, 03:39 PM
Some great pics on this thread

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v501/tvr400/12.jpg
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v501/tvr400/5.jpg
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v501/tvr400/8.jpg

Joel
01-01-2009, 03:46 PM
:thumb:

http://img520.imageshack.us/img520/1733/kit106dm4.jpg

pye21
01-01-2009, 04:37 PM
Mk3 Clio 197

http://i38.photobucket.com/albums/e128/pye21/Cars/Clio%20197/DSCF0888.jpg

http://i38.photobucket.com/albums/e128/pye21/Cars/Clio%20197/11006_HD_ren2006clioRS.jpg

http://i38.photobucket.com/albums/e128/pye21/Cars/Clio%20197/11009_HD_ren2006clioRS.jpg

197 Cup Race Car

http://i38.photobucket.com/albums/e128/pye21/Cars/Clio%20197/DSC_0350.jpg

http://i38.photobucket.com/albums/e128/pye21/Cars/Clio%20197/hpim00020ho.jpg

http://i38.photobucket.com/albums/e128/pye21/Cars/Clio%20197/hpim00031kb.jpg

http://i38.photobucket.com/albums/e128/pye21/Cars/Clio%20197/hpim00066ht.jpg

http://i38.photobucket.com/albums/e128/pye21/Cars/Clio%20197/hpim00073ma.jpg

http://i38.photobucket.com/albums/e128/pye21/Cars/Clio%20197/hpim00015wu.jpg

http://i38.photobucket.com/albums/e128/pye21/Cars/Clio%20197/230107ren-.jpg

http://i38.photobucket.com/albums/e128/pye21/Cars/Clio%20197/DSC_0291.jpg

http://i38.photobucket.com/albums/e128/pye21/Cars/Clio%20197/376900839_TTryr-L.jpg

http://i38.photobucket.com/albums/e128/pye21/Cars/Clio%20197/2nqv5hg.jpg

http://i38.photobucket.com/albums/e128/pye21/Cars/Clio%20197/207584607-L.jpg

http://i38.photobucket.com/albums/e128/pye21/Cars/Clio%20197/207574471-L.jpg

One of Jochen's finest from the VLN (I think).

http://i38.photobucket.com/albums/e128/pye21/Cars/Clio%20197/V7J_1066R.jpg

pye21
01-01-2009, 04:40 PM
Clio 197 R3 Rally Car

http://i38.photobucket.com/albums/e128/pye21/Cars/Clio%20197/Renault_Clio_RS_R3_1.jpg

http://i38.photobucket.com/albums/e128/pye21/Cars/Clio%20197/Renault_Clio_RS_R3_11.jpg

http://i38.photobucket.com/albums/e128/pye21/Cars/Clio%20197/Renault_Clio_RS_R3_3.jpg

http://i38.photobucket.com/albums/e128/pye21/Cars/Clio%20197/Renault_Clio_RS_R3_40.jpg

http://i38.photobucket.com/albums/e128/pye21/Cars/Clio%20197/Renault_Clio_RS_R3_2.jpg

http://i38.photobucket.com/albums/e128/pye21/Cars/Clio%20197/Renault_Clio_RS_R3_33.jpg

http://i38.photobucket.com/albums/e128/pye21/Cars/Clio%20197/Renault_Clio_RS_R3_47.jpg

http://i38.photobucket.com/albums/e128/pye21/Cars/Clio%20197/DSC_0295.jpg

pye21
01-01-2009, 04:42 PM
Engine Modifications for the 197.

This kit has just been developed and details and pricing etc is set to be released at the Autosport show next weekend by Grey Devil Industries.

http://i38.photobucket.com/albums/e128/pye21/Cars/Clio%20197/IMG_2115.jpg

http://i38.photobucket.com/albums/e128/pye21/Cars/Clio%20197/IMG_2116.jpg

http://i38.photobucket.com/albums/e128/pye21/Cars/Clio%20197/IMG_2120.jpg

http://i38.photobucket.com/albums/e128/pye21/Cars/Clio%20197/IMG_2122.jpg

http://i38.photobucket.com/albums/e128/pye21/Cars/Clio%20197/IMG_2125.jpg

Stace
01-01-2009, 05:16 PM
Mine at Cadwell. Photo by Gary :thumb:

http://i181.photobucket.com/albums/x245/staceyboy/Clio4.jpg

Late on at Angelsea. Photo by Louise :thumb:

http://i181.photobucket.com/albums/x245/staceyboy/TAS_3283.jpg

Dad driving at Cadwell. Photo courtesy of Mr Kinghorn :thumb:

http://i181.photobucket.com/albums/x245/staceyboy/Clio6.jpg

16vringtaxi
01-01-2009, 11:18 PM
Hi,

Nice thread. I dont really know much about Clios.

Whats the differecne between a PH2 and PH2 Cup?

Also whats are the difference between the 182, cup and trophy?

Thanks

GVK
01-01-2009, 11:27 PM
Ian, the white Clio with dtm plate we saw in July at the 'ring was very trick - I've got some pics from clio cup at Snetterton a few years ago, will try and find them and post up.

Russ_F
01-01-2009, 11:32 PM
Originally posted by pye21@Jan 1 2009, 05:37 PM



197 Cup Race Car

http://i38.photobucket.com/albums/e128/pye21/Cars/Clio%20197/DSC_0350.jpg

http://i38.photobucket.com/albums/e128/pye21/Cars/Clio%20197/hpim00020ho.jpg

http://i38.photobucket.com/albums/e128/pye21/Cars/Clio%20197/hpim00031kb.jpg

http://i38.photobucket.com/albums/e128/pye21/Cars/Clio%20197/hpim00066ht.jpg


Now this i like :thumb:

Did i just say that :blink:

GVK
01-01-2009, 11:33 PM
I heard you. :P

Jim Cameron
01-01-2009, 11:57 PM
I had a morning in one at Bruntingthorpe. Didn't want to get out of it. Couldn't, actually... took a lot of bending to get round the cage / seat / wheel. :ater, I found the wheel quick release :shame: :rolleyes: :lol:

GVK
02-01-2009, 12:54 AM
I took these paddock pics in 2005 at Snetterton.


http://i74.photobucket.com/albums/i270/GVK34/2005_0807oldsmcard0060640x480.jpg

http://i74.photobucket.com/albums/i270/GVK34/2005_0807oldsmcard0120640x480.jpg

http://i74.photobucket.com/albums/i270/GVK34/2005_0807oldsmcard0122640x480.jpg

http://i74.photobucket.com/albums/i270/GVK34/2005_0807oldsmcard0127640x480.jpg

http://i74.photobucket.com/albums/i270/GVK34/2005_0807oldsmcard0129640x480.jpg

http://i74.photobucket.com/albums/i270/GVK34/2005_0807oldsmcard0130640x480.jpg

http://i74.photobucket.com/albums/i270/GVK34/2005_0807oldsmcard0131640x480.jpg

http://i74.photobucket.com/albums/i270/GVK34/2005_0807oldsmcard0136640x480.jpg

http://i74.photobucket.com/albums/i270/GVK34/2005_0807oldsmcard0138640x480.jpg

http://i74.photobucket.com/albums/i270/GVK34/2005_0807oldsmcard0141640x480.jpg

http://i74.photobucket.com/albums/i270/GVK34/2005_0807oldsmcard0142640x480.jpg

http://i74.photobucket.com/albums/i270/GVK34/2005_0807oldsmcard0143640x480.jpg

http://i74.photobucket.com/albums/i270/GVK34/2005_0807oldsmcard0145640x480.jpg



I'd love those Speedline wheels for the Golf :D

jon_r
02-01-2009, 08:28 AM
Originally posted by 16vringtaxi@Jan 2 2009, 12:18 AM
Hi,

Nice thread. I dont really know much about Clios.

Whats the differecne between a PH2 and PH2 Cup?

Also whats are the difference between the 182, cup and trophy?

Thanks
The 172 Cup was 89kgs lighter than the 'full fat' 172. The springs (and or dampers - can't remember) were stiffer and the track was slightly wider due to the wheels. It came without ABS and half leather. Later models had Climate as an option - as was the Silver Paint. All in all though it feels a lot better than the standard 172 which is setup much softer.

The 182 gained a different exhaust manifold and something else that i can't remember to give it its extra 10hp (cough not in reality cough). The standard 182 came with Cup upgrades such as revised stiffer suspension and Cup wings. If you are buying a 182 look for these options. The 182 Cup was a bit of a marketing exercise tbh and was essentially a 182 with Cup options but poverty spec - avoid it.

The 182 Trophy has the fancy Sachs dampers up front. More desirable, but make sure you drive all variants and pick your favourite. IMO the Trophy wasn't all it was cracked up to be and the damper rebuilds are costly. Better off seeking out a mint 172 Cup, of which there are many and they are a bloody bargain.

pye21
02-01-2009, 10:06 AM
I have some Trophy pics and specs i will post up later!! :thumb:

Nice pics Gary!!

197 Cup racers are around 24,000 + vat russ!!!

autohabit
02-01-2009, 10:24 AM
:o

http://i3.photobucket.com/albums/y100/autohabit/ooo.jpg


I've got a few good pics of Mk1 works rally cars, am I too late to post those up?

Alan

GVK
02-01-2009, 10:45 AM
This thread needs some Ragnotti vids too :rolleyes:

Joel
02-01-2009, 10:47 AM
B)

http://img520.imageshack.us/img520/4309/seven9zero101cliobr5du9.jpg
http://img520.imageshack.us/img520/6928/seven9zero101cliobr1iq6.jpg

autohabit
02-01-2009, 10:52 AM
Joel, ^^Funny, but aren't these threads supposed to be archived, best to stay on subject, no more chav cars. Sorry to be a killjoy.

Mathias
02-01-2009, 11:10 AM
http://www.e40racer.be/images/clio/clio.jpg

http://www.e40racer.be/images/clio/williams.jpg

http://www.e40racer.be/images/clio/v6.jpg

http://www.e40racer.be/images/clio/cup.jpg

autohabit
02-01-2009, 11:52 AM
http://i3.photobucket.com/albums/y100/autohabit/Clio1992.jpg

http://i3.photobucket.com/albums/y100/autohabit/OreilleGroupAClio.jpg

http://i3.photobucket.com/albums/y100/autohabit/Ragnotti93.jpg

http://i3.photobucket.com/albums/y100/autohabit/AlainOreille1993.jpg

http://i3.photobucket.com/albums/y100/autohabit/Cliopair1993.jpg

http://i3.photobucket.com/albums/y100/autohabit/TDC1991RAGNOTTI.jpg

16vringtaxi
02-01-2009, 12:20 PM
Originally posted by jon_r+Jan 2 2009, 09:28 AM--></div><table border='0' align='center' width='95%' cellpadding='3' cellspacing='1'><tr><td>QUOTE (jon_r @ Jan 2 2009, 09:28 AM)</td></tr><tr><td id='QUOTE'> <!--QuoteBegin-16vringtaxi@Jan 2 2009, 12:18 AM
Hi,

Nice thread. I dont really know much about Clios.

Whats the differecne between a PH2 and PH2 Cup?

Also whats are the difference between the 182, cup and trophy?

Thanks
The 172 Cup was 89kgs lighter than the &#39;full fat&#39; 172. The springs (and or dampers - can&#39;t remember) were stiffer and the track was slightly wider due to the wheels. It came without ABS and half leather. Later models had Climate as an option - as was the Silver Paint. All in all though it feels a lot better than the standard 172 which is setup much softer.

The 182 gained a different exhaust manifold and something else that i can&#39;t remember to give it its extra 10hp (cough not in reality cough). The standard 182 came with Cup upgrades such as revised stiffer suspension and Cup wings. If you are buying a 182 look for these options. The 182 Cup was a bit of a marketing exercise tbh and was essentially a 182 with Cup options but poverty spec - avoid it.

The 182 Trophy has the fancy Sachs dampers up front. More desirable, but make sure you drive all variants and pick your favourite. IMO the Trophy wasn&#39;t all it was cracked up to be and the damper rebuilds are costly. Better off seeking out a mint 172 Cup, of which there are many and they are a bloody bargain. [/b][/quote]
Thanks for that Jon,

How good is the new 197 Clio?

Are there any key changes with the clio cup car apart from huge weight loss?

Are these car pretty reliable mechanically?

pye21
02-01-2009, 01:51 PM
Originally posted by autohabit@Jan 2 2009, 11:24 AM
I&#39;ve got a few good pics of Mk1 works rally cars, am I too late to post those up?

Alan
Nope, keep them coming&#33;&#33;

I just did mine in order so that i new where i was with them. I have a few more yet as well :thumb:

jon_r
02-01-2009, 04:03 PM
Originally posted by 16vringtaxi+Jan 2 2009, 01:20 PM--></div><table border='0' align='center' width='95%' cellpadding='3' cellspacing='1'><tr><td>QUOTE (16vringtaxi @ Jan 2 2009, 01:20 PM)</td></tr><tr><td id='QUOTE'>
Originally posted by jon_r@Jan 2 2009, 09:28 AM
<!--QuoteBegin-16vringtaxi@Jan 2 2009, 12:18 AM
Hi,

Nice thread. I dont really know much about Clios.

Whats the differecne between a PH2* and PH2 Cup?

Also whats are the difference between the 182, cup and trophy?

Thanks
The 172 Cup was 89kgs lighter than the &#39;full fat&#39; 172. The springs (and or dampers - can&#39;t remember) were stiffer and the track was slightly wider due to the wheels. It came without ABS and half leather. Later models had Climate as an option - as was the Silver Paint. All in all though it feels a lot better than the standard 172 which is setup much softer.

The 182 gained a different exhaust manifold and something else that i can&#39;t remember to give it its extra 10hp (cough not in reality cough). The standard 182 came with Cup upgrades such as revised stiffer suspension and Cup wings. If you are buying a 182 look for these options. The 182 Cup was a bit of a marketing exercise tbh and was essentially a 182 with Cup options but poverty spec - avoid it.

The 182 Trophy has the fancy Sachs dampers up front. More desirable, but make sure you drive all variants and pick your favourite. IMO the Trophy wasn&#39;t all it was cracked up to be and the damper rebuilds are costly. Better off seeking out a mint 172 Cup, of which there are many and they are a bloody bargain.
Thanks for that Jon,

How good is the new 197 Clio?

Are there any key changes with the clio cup car apart from huge weight loss?

Are these car pretty reliable mechanically? [/b][/quote]
The Mk2 Clio RS is a lot better reliablity wise than you may assume. I know of a few Cups now with well over 100k on the clock and still running fine. Regular servicing is essential. The 36k service has an aux belt which can cost, however the 72k service is the biggie - plugs, cam and aux belts. Apart from this they tend to go through coil packs occasionally and the engine mounts need renewing every now and again. Rear suspension can sometimes leak.

On the plus side though general servicing is dead easy and cheap, they are cheap to run and will regularly do well over 40mpg.

There are many tuning companies for the RS Clio, Yozzasport, Ktec and GDI to name but a few.

The Mk3 RS (197) is a very different car. It feels far more grown up and is considered by some to be less fun, its certainly not as chuckable. You have to work the engine a bit and its geared very short, but the setup is spot on and the brakes are extremely impressive. Its still a quick car and a lot of fun.

The 197 Cup car has the full cage, sadev box etc. Can be bought straight from RS in Dieppe.

Another great part of owning a RS (of any variant) is the RS trackdays that Reno organise. I think there are 5 or 6 this year (including Spa) and the days are heavily subsidised + you get to have a go in one of Reno&#39;s own cars.

Pete R
02-01-2009, 04:25 PM
The 36k service has an aux belt which can cost, however the 72k service is the biggie - plugs, cam and aux belts. Apart from this they tend to go through coil packs occasionally and the engine mounts need renewing every now and again. Rear suspension can sometimes leak.


Hold on, I knew belt changes were an absolute neccessity and can slip if left too long but a cam change at 72k? Seriously? are the cams made of cheese?

Gary Kinghorn
02-01-2009, 07:14 PM
Emma and I had matching Mk2 172&#39;s. Wish we had kept one of them to be honest :thumb:

Hammerzeit
02-01-2009, 09:09 PM
My mate Mat&#39;s TA 172:

http://images36.fotki.com/v1183/photos/8/899247/6301915/035-vi.jpg

http://images33.fotki.com/v1188/photos/8/899247/6301915/046-vi.jpg

http://images36.fotki.com/v1295/photos/8/899247/6573410/039-vi.jpg

http://images40.fotki.com/v1250/photos/8/899247/6573410/110-vi.jpg

http://images41.fotki.com/v1264/photos/8/899247/6573410/TA_RD5_RICHSAMS056-vi.jpg

http://images36.fotki.com/v1296/photos/8/899247/6573410/IMG_7195-vi.jpg

http://images36.fotki.com/v1296/photos/8/899247/6573410/IMG_7196-vi.jpg

http://images40.fotki.com/v1260/photos/8/899247/6573410/081-vi.jpg

I loved this car...

Simon
02-01-2009, 09:26 PM
Originally posted by jon_r@Jan 1 2009, 01:53 PM
Cracking&#33; Good to see pics of Chris&#39;s car there as well. :thumb:


Thought that looked familiar. Nice car that one :thumb:

Simon
02-01-2009, 09:31 PM
Dale pushed the 197 round the Ring 4 up quite well :thumb: . I have been told that on the road it is not as good as the 172 / 182&#39;s though.

jon_r
03-01-2009, 12:11 AM
You grow into the 197 as a road car I found. Have driven quite a few variants of those now and the grip is pretty epic. Again wouldn&#39;t bother to much with the 197 Cup, just get a well specced 197 full fat - the lack of steering reach in the Cup is a real arse. The MK2 feels the older car when you get back in one again, in build quality, and refinement - though thats not to say you can&#39;t have more fun in one.

Pete, do you not change most cambelts at 72k? I had a Fiat Coupe once that ate those belts for dinner - they really were made of cheese&#33;

pye21
03-01-2009, 11:27 AM
Originally posted by Hammerzeit@Jan 2 2009, 10:09 PM
My mate Mat&#39;s TA 172:
Theres a pic of the engine in my engine bit :thumb:

Armour
03-01-2009, 12:01 PM
Originally posted by Pete R@Jan 2 2009, 05:25 PM

The 36k service has an aux belt which can cost, however the 72k service is the biggie - plugs, cam and aux belts. Apart from this they tend to go through coil packs occasionally and the engine mounts need renewing every now and again. Rear suspension can sometimes leak.


Hold on, I knew belt changes were an absolute neccessity and can slip if left too long but a cam change at 72k? Seriously? are the cams made of cheese?
He&#39;ll mean cam belt and aux belt not the camshaft(s) :censored:

Pete R
03-01-2009, 12:05 PM
Originally posted by jon_r@Jan 3 2009, 01:11 AM
Pete, do you not change most cambelts at 72k? I had a Fiat Coupe once that ate those belts for dinner - they really were made of cheese&#33;
I think in my flu addled state I read it as a cam change rather than a cambelt change :blink:

I&#39;m very aware of the need for regular changes on the RS models, I have been contemplating getting a 172 in the summer instead of throwing more money at the saxo. Sense says buy german or jap but once you&#39;ve had some french fun it&#39;s pretty hard to get into anything else.

pye21
03-01-2009, 01:26 PM
Dave Malings old Cup

http://www.cliosport.net/forum/showthread.php?t=384242

autohabit
03-01-2009, 06:25 PM
Clare & Dave waiting to take part in a Clio race ;) July 2005

http://i3.photobucket.com/albums/y100/autohabit/172July051.jpg

Alan

pye21
03-01-2009, 07:41 PM
The 182 Trophy.

This is a LTD edition of the 182 that was used as a run out model before production ended on the Mk2 Clio.

In total there was 525 Trophy&#39;s built for production, 500 coming to the UK and 25 went to Switzerland.

The cars where based on the 182 Cup model, with standard cloth seats and air conditioning, instead of the &#39;full fat&#39; versions climate control.

It features Recaro treadline seats (avaliable as an 800 option on the std models), Speedline Turini 16&#39;&#39; wheels, a one of colour and the main adition of Sachs dampers and eibach springs. The dampers use a remote resevoir on the front and the rears where allegedly just re-baged standard 182 cup shocks. The front dampers are adjustable, but where pinned in a fixed position for production. The dampers where supposed to have cost around 1200 alone.

http://i38.photobucket.com/albums/e128/pye21/Cars/Clio%20172-182/DSCF0910.jpg

http://i38.photobucket.com/albums/e128/pye21/Cars/Clio%20172-182/clio-track2.jpg

http://i38.photobucket.com/albums/e128/pye21/Cars/Clio%20172-182/clio-track3.jpg

http://i38.photobucket.com/albums/e128/pye21/Cars/Clio%20172-182/14.jpg

http://i38.photobucket.com/albums/e128/pye21/Cars/Clio%20172-182/65891015-L.jpg

http://i38.photobucket.com/albums/e128/pye21/Cars/Clio%20172-182/65891040-L.jpg

The Recaro seats.

http://i38.photobucket.com/albums/e128/pye21/Cars/Clio%20172-182/garage.jpg

The Sachs dampers.

http://i38.photobucket.com/albums/e128/pye21/Cars/Clio%20172-182/trophyshocks2.jpg

http://i38.photobucket.com/albums/e128/pye21/Cars/Clio%20172-182/trophyshocks3.jpg

the rainge
04-01-2009, 02:28 PM
JC 1 in the controversial clio,they are a good solid reliable car,this one has been going strong for over 2 years on the ring and many other uk track days with no issues at all in terms of reliability
:veryhappy:
http://i552.photobucket.com/albums/jj332/therainge/IMG_6374.jpg

m3tom
04-01-2009, 06:51 PM
Not a fan of how he pushes it round the ring though :jerk:

Hammerzeit
04-01-2009, 07:00 PM
Loony driving in that clio :o

I did love my trophy to bits, but recently the suspension decided it all wanted to be replaced, and the cambelt needs doing, that&#39;s over 1300 with me doing all of the suspension myself, getting the front dampers refurbed instead of spunking 3k on a pair of new ones etc...

pye21
05-01-2009, 06:11 AM
Originally posted by Hammerzeit@Jan 4 2009, 08:00 PM
Loony driving in that clio :o

I did love my trophy to bits, but recently the suspension decided it all wanted to be replaced, and the cambelt needs doing, that&#39;s over 1300 with me doing all of the suspension myself, getting the front dampers refurbed instead of spunking 3k on a pair of new ones etc...
How many miles has it done?

jon_r
05-01-2009, 12:49 PM
Originally posted by Hammerzeit@Jan 4 2009, 08:00 PM
Loony driving in that clio :o

I did love my trophy to bits, but recently the suspension decided it all wanted to be replaced, and the cambelt needs doing, that&#39;s over 1300 with me doing all of the suspension myself, getting the front dampers refurbed instead of spunking 3k on a pair of new ones etc...
The reason i&#39;d avoid a Trophy&#33;

pye21
07-01-2009, 02:16 PM
Thought i would add some pics of my old 182.

The day i got it.

http://i38.photobucket.com/albums/e128/pye21/Cars/My%20182/DSCF3004.jpg

4 Days later&#33;&#33;

http://i38.photobucket.com/albums/e128/pye21/Cars/My%20182/29072005.jpg

New Wheels

http://i38.photobucket.com/albums/e128/pye21/Cars/My%20182/DSCF0284.jpg

More new wheels, H&R Coilovers, 4 Pots and Seat/harness

http://i38.photobucket.com/albums/e128/pye21/Cars/My%20182/Picture005.jpg

http://i38.photobucket.com/albums/e128/pye21/Cars/My%20182/Picture031.jpg

http://i38.photobucket.com/albums/e128/pye21/Cars/My%20182/Picture018.jpg

http://i38.photobucket.com/albums/e128/pye21/Cars/My%20182/S4010101.jpg

http://i38.photobucket.com/albums/e128/pye21/Cars/My%20182/Picture064.jpg

http://i38.photobucket.com/albums/e128/pye21/Cars/My%20182/Picture159.jpg

http://i38.photobucket.com/albums/e128/pye21/Cars/My%20182/DSCF0789.jpg

http://i38.photobucket.com/albums/e128/pye21/Cars/My%20182/DSCF0792.jpg

Wish i had kept it&#33;&#33;&#33;

Simon
07-01-2009, 02:28 PM
Must admit. My 182 was one of the best & most fun cars I have had and I wish the same sometimes, Ian :thumb:

IWANT1
08-01-2009, 10:08 AM
Seems the bast place to ask at the mo, a Clio 182 with cup suspension pack will have the fancy struts fitted??

Gary Kinghorn
08-01-2009, 10:09 AM
This one finishes today, what&#39;s next?

Jim Cameron
08-01-2009, 10:23 AM
Wait.

Renaultsport R27 F1 v Gary&#39;s 205 (http://video.google.com/videoplay?docid=-2698777042998356754&hl=en)

You not got some pics taken before I broke the Clio, Gary?

Weeman
08-01-2009, 10:31 AM
I&#39;d have another, loved it

http://i24.photobucket.com/albums/c8/duchess1976/ring3.jpg

http://i24.photobucket.com/albums/c8/duchess1976/ring.jpg

http://i24.photobucket.com/albums/c8/duchess1976/ring2.jpg

http://i24.photobucket.com/albums/c8/duchess1976/Image315.jpg

Gary Kinghorn
08-01-2009, 10:44 AM
It&#39;s all about holding people up :whistle:

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v501/tvr400/Nurburgring%20RMA%20July%202007/RR3_0793R.jpg

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v501/tvr400/Nurburgring%20RMA%20July%202007/IMG_0428.jpg
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v501/tvr400/Nurburgring%20RMA%20July%202007/IMG_0389.jpg

4/10ths ;)
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v501/tvr400/Nurburgring%20RMA%20July%202007/IMG_0523.jpg

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v501/tvr400/Nurburgring%20RMA%20July%202007/IMG_0378.jpg

pye21
08-01-2009, 11:44 AM
Originally posted by IWANT1@Jan 8 2009, 11:08 AM
Seems the bast place to ask at the mo, a Clio 182 with cup suspension pack will have the fancy struts fitted??
What do you mean by fancy struts?

The Sachs dampers are only fitted to the Trophy.

182 Cup pack features a wider track than the standard car (different driveshafts, hubs and wheel offset) it is lowered (5mm i think) and the damping is stiffer.

pye21
08-01-2009, 11:46 AM
Originally posted by Gary Kinghorn@Jan 8 2009, 11:09 AM
This one finishes today, what&#39;s next?
Mk1/2 Escorts

Mk2 Golf

Simon
08-01-2009, 11:47 AM
lol @ Gary&#39;s pictures & comments :lol:

MKII Golf is a good call :thumb:

IWANT1
08-01-2009, 01:28 PM
Originally posted by pye21@Jan 8 2009, 12:44 PM
What do you mean by fancy struts?

The Sachs dampers are only fitted to the Trophy.

182 Cup pack features a wider track than the standard car (different driveshafts, hubs and wheel offset) it is lowered (5mm i think) and the damping is stiffer.
Shocks, but you have answered the question anyway, thanks.

Lee

Gary Kinghorn
08-01-2009, 07:24 PM
This thread is now closed and linked in the archive thread