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  1. Bingle

    New Clio 182 owner

    Wow, that’s gota be s handful no matter how well it’s set up! Way-cool nonetheless.
  2. Bingle

    New Clio 182 owner

    You really don’t need to get so technical about it. You don’t want to alter your roll centers? If you lower your car, you’ve got no choice. The front roll center will be lowered by more than the center of gravity, maybe a lot more. As long as your roll center remains above ground level and isn’t higher than standard, you won’t go too far wrong. You can guarantee this by ensuring that the angle of your control arms is somewhere between stock and horizontal (not sloping up to the hubs). Keeping to this rule of thumb (either by not lowering too much or by fitting a roll center correction kit) might not give the optimal result but it’s better than ignoring roll center altogether when lowering your car. Edit: Just noticed you're an experienced racer so apologies if I'm teaching granny how to suck eggs 🙂
  3. Thanks @Moosey but it started working a couple of days ago
  4. Hi, I haven't been receiving email notifications for threads I follow for months. I've checked my account settings a number of times and they're correct AFAIK. Any advice someone can offer to help get the emails happening again would be gratefully received.
  5. You'll be fine. No harder to drive at normal pace than anything else. Just don't push too hard too soon
  6. I suspect that the boot latch can rattle - even when adjusted correctly - due to a touch of body shell flex. It doesn't mean there's anything wrong with the latch. Of course your rattle might be something else altogether.
  7. Love the Elan. FWD handling 20 years ahead of its time. Shame they weren't more successful in the market.
  8. The first really good Meg was the Phase 2 cup I think, but if you have lowering springs, I suspect they might be the main cause of your handling woes. I’ll spare you the details why. Short of coilovers, there’s very little aftermarket suspension stuff available for the Meg 2. I reckon you’d achieve just about the best road handling possible by finding a Phase 2 Cup at a wreckers and transferring all of the suspension over including the rear beam. Some adjustable top mounts might then be the icing on the cake. Failing this, get some good tyres, accept the car’s limitations and enjoy. An LSD conversion would be good but very expensive and secondary to suspension IMO
  9. Sounds ok to me Might be the tailgate. Try wrapping some gaffer tape around the metal loop that the tailgate latches to. Not as important since turbos gained water cooling but still not good to shut down straight after a thrash. No need for a turbo timer, just don't drive hard just before switching off. Drive normally for the last km or so before arriving at your destination.
  10. Width between the rear armrests in my R26 is 1275mm. Four door will be about the same.
  11. Easier to replace than repair I think. They're not that hard to remove. They use some sort of adhesive in a couple of places for reasons I'm not sure about but probably just to prevent ingress of water and mud. Again, it's not hard to hack through the adhesive. Something like Sikaflex 221 would be fine to stick the new one on. Why not try to find a second hand replacement?
  12. Get a Clio, swap the exhaust for the sound and be happy.
  13. Vaughan's right. Don't do it.
  14. Congratulations and welcome Dock. Aftermarket lowering springs are not usually a performance upgrade, more cosmetic. Which is fine if it’s what you want. That being the case, I wouldn’t bother replacing dampers if the originals are still good.
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