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smy0003 last won the day on 14 March 2018

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    Factory Floor Mats

    I got mine for $70 From a country Victorian Renault dealer delivered. The got the black 'Megane' mats.
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    Megane GT220 Wagon - Smells of garlic and cheese

    Glossing over the borderline inappropriate stereotyping for a moment, the engine is more or less the same as the RS meganes of the same era (which was also more or less the same as the previous RS Megane engine). They are belt driven and the RS cars have to have there belts changed every four years, despite more powerful Japanese engines having much longer belt change intervals. The brakes might be unique to the car, but remember there was also a GT hatch which would most likely be identical component wise. These cars are very much old tech, and nothing really is specced oddly or is too pricey. There's a couple of GT220 owners on here, I think @ace had issues with one he was dealing with? Maybe. My memory is horrible.
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    Deposit down for Megane RS 280 EDC

    It's not damage? Probably dealer 'installed' damage. My brothers Lancer came with plenty of this.
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    I'm doing the mother's day classic?
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    Price range ?

    As cheap as you can get it. Alpine Affair in Ringwood are worth the drive. That looks like a good spec, 18" wheels are much more desirable than the 19" items, and the normal sport seats are easier to use day to day than the Recaros.
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    Potential Clio RS200 EDC Owner

    The engine (MR16DDT) is a Nissan unit also found in the Pulsar. People on here complain about gearbox behaviour, but it seems it's just the EDC doing it's thing. You'd be best to do a search and read those posts, it might bother you, it might not.
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    Finally Did It! New R.s 275

    Should be on the edge of the drivers side door. Sent from my LG-H815
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    Finally Did It! New R.s 275

    What's the load rating on the placard for cars with 19" wheels? Sent from my LG-H815
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    Finally Did It! New R.s 275

    The NT01 is certainly legal in americastan (DOT). I know a lot of people who run them on fast road cars, evo guys and mx5s, although that is certainly no proof of legality. Certainly not a great idea for a car that will ever see the rain. I'm also interested in the NT05 as it's 95W rated in 235/40/18 (unlike most other tyres of that genre), matching the placard on my car. If you go that way let us know how you like them. Sent from my LG-H815
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    Finally Did It! New R.s 275

    Nt05s are relatively new. The nt01 has a sterling reputation as a road legal almost race tyre with a treadwear rating of 100(!). The NT05 has a rating of 200 which is the same as the RS3. The RS4 is coming in the next couple of months if you've got a little while before needing new tyres. Sent from my LG-H815
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    Recovering Car Modification Addict

    I'm home Car has a resonator delete already, still on the quiet side but pops and bangs on the over-run. Very nice indeed
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    Recovering Car Modification Addict

    Thanks everyone Well I guess they treat heroin addition with methadone... I can't just go cold turkey!
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    Recovering Car Modification Addict

    Previous owners plates. Sent them back to him today. Opted for the black slimline jobs that VicRoads now offers over the counter.
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    Recovering Car Modification Addict

    Hello all, I'll try not to waffle incase I bore anyone. My name is Rohan, and on the weekend I purchased an RS 250 Megane. Up until this point I have only owned MX5s, my latest one was extensively modified. Engine, suspension/wheels/tyres, full leather re-trim (done by myself), steering wheel, gauge cluster, front bumper... you name it I changed it: It was turbo-charged and was very, very quick. But it would be with this much power and a sub-1000kg weight. I had a reality check a couple of months ago when I finished uni and was offered a job at the Bureau of Meteorology. The MX5 was modified beyond insurance, EPA and Police guidlines so I was forced to take it back to stock and find a car that can get me places without being arrested! My criteria were tough to satisfy and I considered everything from a WRX, 130i, XR5 and Type R. I had looked at the Renault's but they were outside of my $15k price point, however, a friend on the MX5 forum (also on here, Hi Peter!) alerted me to an RS 250 for sale in Moe for a good price. I was skeptical but the car seemed well taken care of after contacting the previous owners by email (found on the service receipts). You guys seem to have a really nice forum here, so I'm looking forward to chatting about Renaults with you all. Although I bought this car to solve a problem born out of car modification, I might be doing a couple of bits and pieces which I will share.