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    2005 Renault Clio RS 182 Cup

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  2. japarn

    182 Clio Cup - Needs mods!

    Thanks for this. Yes I have a driving course at Phillip island coming up in March! No point having a capable car but no driving capabilities.
  3. japarn

    182 Clio Cup - Needs mods!

    Hi, Thank you for all of your input. My car will be used for a daily driving to work (only a 4km trip!) and the odd spirited drive/track day. I am inclined to agree with keeping it stock-ish given how well these cars were setup in the first the place and how rare unmolested examples are. As such I reckon the following things are on the table: 1. New exhaust - the stock exhaust is supposed to be so prone to rusting out that it is standard to swap these out, especially as you can get better sounds and a few more ponies! 2. Tune - A tune that gives better drivability down low would be good as I don't usually find myself revving past 4800 for the French VTEC to kick in (yo!) 3. Shock absorbers - Maybe replace the current shocks (122k km on the clock) as they are bound to be getting beyond their useby date (maybe even put OEM items in) I'm inclined to leave these things alone: 1. Springs & ride height - I think the car is very well setup for driving around with the odd bit of sporty driving 2. Wheels - Yeah I know there are lighter versions out there, but I think that the OEM Cup wheels are an appealing part of the car 3. Cold air intake - Sounds better, but does this add power? I know that there any number of other changes that can be made around the steering and suspension components as well as ITBs. Are any of these things worth knowing about? Cheers, Jeremy
  4. japarn

    182 Clio Cup - Needs mods!

    Hi I just bought a 2005 Clio Cup. 100% stock! What mods should I consider? It looks like the exhaust is on the way out, so could I start there? Cheers Jeremy