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    RSC 182 Black Gold
    Ian Tate/HDT #4 Bathurst LJ XU1

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  1. slick

    New Clio 182 owner

    Just a thought - the limited edition (not for Oz) 182 trophy had a modified suspension with Sachs shockers and was lowered about 15mm over standard. It would be interesting to find out what RenaultSport did about adjusting roll centres - if anything. I know the Trophy had uprated hubs. You could try contacting Renault, although I doubt they would know anything about the Trophy, or you could try contacting the guys at Renotech in Sydney - who know lots about everything!! There is a roll centre correction kit available on the web from UK, I think. Involves changing hubs to Scenic ones and other additions in the kit.
  2. Interesting you are building an XJS race car - is it a replica of the Walkinsaw cars??
  3. slick

    New Clio 182 owner

    Go with what you know then would be my suggestion. We found the Konis great - no probs and reliable.
  4. slick

    New Clio 182 owner

    We always used Koni yellows with the XU1s - Bilsteins are very good too. I would think either brand with good Eibach springs.
  5. slick

    New Clio 182 owner

    Where in Melb are you?? Let me know if you want any other info/help
  6. slick

    New Clio 182 owner

    The Whiteline one that I (and several other 172/182 owners on this forum use) comes only in 18mm. It is a blade type and has 2 settings - hard and soft if you will. I have my rear anti roll bar set on soft, with front camber pins and 2 degrees negative camber.
  7. slick

    New Clio 182 owner

    For brakes - I suggest you contact Competition Friction in Canberra - they are Ferodo importers and DBA agents (also AP racing). You are probably aware that you need to match pads to rotors. I would also suggest a rear anti roll bar, if you have not thought of that. Makes a considerable difference to the handling and getting the rear tyres to work (in my experience in sprints with my 182). And welcome!!
  8. slick

    New toy.

    Great - hope you enjoy the new car there.
  9. slick

    New toy.

    Have you been to Phillip Island before??? Not the place to start in a fast car without experience !!!
  10. Buy one then go do a driving course
  11. slick

    Clio Sport and RS

    Which model are you talking about?? In my experience, gratty gear changes are caused by the person holding the gearstick!!!
  12. Welcome Bill. I have a 182 which I have done sprints in - glad to assist you if I can. Mark
  13. 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).
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