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JDB

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About JDB

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    Perth -WA
  • Occupation
    Geoscientist - Geo Brokers Pty Ltd
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    Cars, Motor Sport, Car Audio SQL, Mountain Bikes, Motor Cycles, Family stuff
  • Car(s)
    RS250

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  1. JDB

    Hey hey rs fam, new here from Syd!

    I have 7 kg fronts and 2 sets of rears 4 kg currently in the car and I have a 5 kg set of rears which I will fit once I get a lap around Barbagallo, hopefully 26 May if my car is running, currently waiting on a an AC pulley from overseas as none in Australia. I am hoping to be able to test each of the rear sets of springs and see which is best for lap times and also on the road. There are two events in July, so if I am lucky enough to get similar weather conditions and no other problems on the track, by end of July I should have some figures.
  2. JDB

    Hey hey rs fam, new here from Syd!

    I went with the BC Racing coilovers as I am on a fairly tight budget, if I was a wealthy bloke I would probably go with the Nitron R-1's but they are about $4,500 here in Australia. I have a thread on this forum regarding the BC's, probably around AUS$1,400 delivered , not sure what you would be paying for the AST top mounts, could be half the cost of the BC's ? Lowered springs will help with track performance, but you will lose comfort - they are cheap way of setting a faster lap time though.
  3. JDB

    Hey hey rs fam, new here from Syd!

    I did rear bar first - 5 years ago, no loss in comfort I then did H&R lowered springs 3 months after that - it handled better but lost of comfort on anything less than good roads Then - 3 years later I did the front bar - big job dropping the sub frame Then - 6 months after that did the Coilovers, adjustable damping allows for some variation in ride quality If you are going to start making suspension changes - my advice would be get a ride / drive in a car that already has the mods you are looking at first, friendly bunch on this forum, must be someone in your area who has the mods done. If in Perth, welcome to drive my car.
  4. JDB

    Hey hey rs fam, new here from Syd!

    firmer, fine on the freeway - uncomfortable on back roads.
  5. JDB

    Hey hey rs fam, new here from Syd!

    Rear one is 30 minutes to fit with axle stands, front bar requires a hoist and drop the sub frame - 2-3 hours work. I have both front and rear fitted to my car and coil overs and rear camber shims, corners very well.
  6. JDB

    Hey hey rs fam, new here from Syd!

    If it's not already got one - an adjustable rear anti roll bar from Superpro, will make the front turn in better and also get you some more lift off oversteer if you run it on the tighter setting. Can be fitted by any home mechanic in < 30 minutes. https://superpro.com.au/find/superpro-suspension-parts-and-poly-bushings-for-renault-megane-series-iii-2008-on-/cid-999500258
  7. JDB

    New Megane RS 250 Cup Trophee

    Get yourself a Superpro rear anti-roll bar for the car first - best $ value mod you can do to the car, improves turn-in tremendously. Loads of threads on here about exhausts, have a search.
  8. JDB

    Greetings from Perth, WA

    I have a Megane RS250 - Speed Event series starts Sunday Feb 25 at Barbagallo raceway 3 pm onwards
  9. JDB

    Trophy from Adelaide

    Welcome to the forum ! - car looks great. I live in Perth but grew up in Adelaide - the hills are great go and find Corkscrew road and have fun there !
  10. JDB

    Potential Rs250 Cup Buyer - Needs Advice

    French & Fantastic car club will have a few Megane III's at the Targa West display Sunday 16 August 9 am - 3 pm at the Supreme Court gardens, come down and talk to the owner's in person about the ownership experience.
  11. JDB

    G'day from Perth!

    Alex, you might want to try the "Paul Blank" events or the RAC sprint series before you jump into the McCrae sprint series , unless you are a seasoned racer already. Come along to one of the French & Fantastic club meetings and meet a bunch of like minded individuals.
  12. JDB

    Ordered my RS265 today

    If you enjoy music you will need to mod the audio system.
  13. JDB

    Was this fate?

    Get it to a race track, its wasted on the road ! - just beat 5 WRX's here in WA and 2 were STI's !
  14. JDB

    Hi all

    the 3.9% finance only applies to the "regular" Renault range, not the Clio or the RS250. Bluefin re-map around 50 hp. Check the EVO magazine test in UK, they got 268 hp from the RS250 (calculated back to the crank) from the reading at the wheels, the Focus RS produced 278 hp at the crank ? - so according to their readings Ford is 10 hp better off but 100 kg heavier. Wonder what the real HP of the 265 will be ?
  15. JDB

    Newbie in Perth

    I was doing the driving, a buddy the photography. Got my first fill up with Petrol tomorrow on the way to work, just done 550 km on the first tank, as expected. regards JDB
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