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  3. No152

    Prospective Clio RS owner

    Sorry, self flagellation it is for me then... 😂 I promise I won't do it again.. Probably...
  4. ttimbo

    Prospective Clio RS owner

    Nooooooo.....never — even in jest — encourage anyone to take a ute to the track. There’s already too many, usually driven by people who think it’s great to monster a l’il Clio down the straight, overtake...then hold same Clio up through the corners and under braking ...just say No! [emoji6][emoji15]🤭
  5. No152

    Prospective Clio RS owner

    Alternatively for super giggles you could corner weight the SV6 ute and take that on the track. By corner weight, of course, I mean bung a few bags of cement in the tray, and off you go. Voila! Seriously though, a 172 or 182 would be lots of fun, as they are pretty light to start with. Pull the rear seats and various superfluous bits out to make it even lighter, and you have instant fun that can be driven to the track, thrashed to an inch of its life on the track, and driven home again. Brake pads and fluids the important bit for reliable fun with them.
  6. zippytheclown

    Prospective Clio RS owner

    Thanks for that Vaughan, I was thinking of doing exactly what you suggest, maybe just pads and tyres and drop as much weight as possible and learn how to use the cars capabilities
  7. vaughan

    Prospective Clio RS owner

    If you want something to learn to drive on track, just get a 172, get it serviced and make sure the brakes, suspension and fluids are good, then put some decent tyres on it and just go -- they are track-ready stock from the factory. I've done sprints in mine and kept it stock and it's been a huge amount of fun. There is a spectrum between stock and race-car that can remain road legal, but the requirement for road legality will restrict the level of competition it can compete in. This is because the vehicle needs to comply with both the road laws/ADRs, and the CAMS racing regulations -- sometimes they are mutually exclusive. Ideally, get a Meg 3 Trophy R. It comes from the factory with both road seatbelts and track harnesses and no rear seat.
  8. slick

    Prospective Clio RS owner

    Welcome Bill. I have a 182 which I have done sprints in - glad to assist you if I can. Mark
  9. MAWLER

    Baby seat in Megane III or Clio IV

    Thanks chuck, appreciate the checking and clarification!
  10. zippytheclown

    Prospective Clio RS owner

    Helloooooo, I am in the process of buying a Clio to use as a road legal track weapon. I am looking for a 172 or 182 which I can strip out and spend some time on learning how to drive on a track. I know you guys will be a valuable m ine of information and assistance when the time comes, look forward to speaking with some of you over the coming months! Bill
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  12. chuckovski

    Baby seat in Megane III or Clio IV

    My mistake The D rings about 4/5 the way down the back are the anchor points
  13. chuckovski

    Baby seat in Megane III or Clio IV

    There are some horizontal bars embedded in the back of the seats. I'll take a photo of them soon. Don't use whatever you're looking at
  14. MAWLER

    Baby seat in Megane III or Clio IV

    Bit of a thread resurrection. Am looking at the same question, non-ISOFIX front facing child seat in the back of an RS 250. Have found 2 potential set of anchor points - 1) set of silver rings along back of second row seats and 2) heavier set of rings under the carpet attached to the floor in each corner corner of the boot. 1) is in the expected position but look a bit flimsy compared to other cars I’ve had 2) looks stronger but harder to use. Seems like these are the points according to the manual also. If anyone confirm the correct anchor points would be much appreciated!
  15. Damoz

    First Renault just purchased

    Thanks for the advice, getting set of RE003s put on it tomorrow.
  16. Jamiec

    First Renault just purchased

    My last daily(AE111 Levin coupe which I still own) I had about 3 sets of AD08R's on it, I think incredibly affordable for what you get (195x55x15) and brilliant in both wet and dry, good ride, not harsh, low noise, great cornering and braking, no downsides whatsoever as using this as a daily drive tyre. Unfortunately I can't get the size I require for my Clio RS so will try RE71R's and see how they go.
  17. vaughan

    First Renault just purchased

    PS4 not available in 15 inch, if that's what you have. The PS3 are still a great choice and cheap. IMHO get a second set of rims for the track -- 15 inch because tyres are heaps cheaper and almost all the good semis and UHP tyres are available. Put Hankook R-S3 or R-S4 on them. Put a set of Michelin PS3 or PS4 on the daily driver wheels. Sorted for all weather.
  18. Jamiec

    First time Renault owner

    LOL, thanks, I am a huge Honda bike fan, the 30 is pretty much standard but the 45 has nearly the whole HRC race kit fitted but still a road bike, it is my baby, a 30 is a nice bike the 45 is next level, don't believe what you read, usually written by guys that have never ridden a 45 and a 45 with the HRC race kit is just insane. It has taken me a long time to get all the bits from a genuine NOS Suzuka 8hr 25ltr twin fill dry break tank to the HRC NOS mag rims and everything inbetween(full spec twin injector HRC engine), I love my 45
  19. chuckovski

    Looking to buy Clio RS

    Yeah I agree. I've done it once in mine. Enjoyed it but not enough to repeat!
  20. spaleta_9

    New member, new Mk3 Clio RS Angel & Demon

    Great buy, we had a grey A&D in the garage for a few years and I found the matte paint by far the easiest to live out of all the cars I've owned. How have you found the polestar ownership? I almost bought a wagon a couple years back when new and still might get myself into one one day. Loved the noise and how comfy they were...
  21. speedfiend41

    First time Renault owner

    Clio RS blah blah blah... Sell me (or at least post photos!) of your RC30 and RC45! 😁 We have a Motorcycle Thread which of which I contribute 99% of content - feel free to add to it. And I’m sure the Clio is wicked. Welcome to Renaultsport ownership.
  22. No152

    Looking to buy Clio RS

    After turbo inlet pipe. At least the inlet pipe was a simple fix. If you decide you want to try the Cup (ours is LY and in Brisbane) for comparison feel free. Ours has never used launch so can’t say how that is. Before we bought ours the test drive of the dealer demo (was a Sport) included a couple of test launches. Tbh I can’t see the rave about it. Didnt even ever use it in the dishwashR - and if ever there was a launch wagon, that would be it! 😁
  23. chuckovski

    Looking to buy Clio RS

    I've heard it's the new "belts" issue
  24. eight

    Looking to buy Clio RS

    That's 1 launch everyday for four years[emoji16] Sent from my SM-G935F using Tapatalk
  25. Jamiec

    First time Renault owner

    Update after owning for a few months now, the more I have it, the more I love it, in the grand scheme of things, it's not fast, but it feels fun, the short gears, the revvy engine etc. I absolutely love the cornering, just last night my older bro and I were in it and I said that full credit must go to Renault for saying screw this we don't care how stiff this car is, we want it to handle, for a small dead standard car, the handling is really good, since I have owned this, my RS Focus has not come out of the shed, sure it's much faster but is it more fun......NO!!! I have been doing a few little things to get it back to nice and tidy, for example a couple of the rims had some rash on them, so had the rims redone and they now look awesome, the interior was mint, so just a matter of making sure the leather is kept clean etc, I did replace all the speakers with some Hertz and a small Alpine powered sub and boy what a difference it has made, I'm older so don't need duf duf, but the combination of Hertz speakers and Alpine sub is really nice. Other than that just cleaning the car, gave it a full service(all filters, brake fluid, coolant, wipers etc etc all gen cos prices are good) when I got it (44,000km) I've now done nearly 48,000km and gave it another oil and filter change for piece of mind, will do every 5,000km now. I like that it's a bit left field, nearly everyone I know was like "uh oh a Renault", or "I don't like it at all", to now the same people are like "man that is actually a cool little car", few people have turned their noses up at it, then have a look over it, see the Brembos, Recaros etc etc and are like WOW! So far everything is working 100%, the keyless entry is spot on, I'm used to all the stalks now and find it very intuitive, the RS Monitor is cool(Usually use that to make sure oil is up to temp before giving it some). Overall a great little car that I really enjoy driving.
  26. Faeros

    First Renault just purchased

    Ran RE003 for a long time on my Megane before I swapped them out and they are a very solid choice. Capable on the track and I'd presume on a lighter vehicle last more laps before they overheat.
  27. slick

    First Renault just purchased

    OK - maybe Bridgestone RE003 or Michelin PS4 - Exaltos are superseded now and therefore no longer available. RS3 or AD08R, whilst great road tyres, are probably a bit of an overkill for just the occasional track day (harsher ride, road noise etc).
  28. Damoz

    First Renault just purchased

    Primarily road with the occasional weekend drive and track day.
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