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  1. Hey guys, After lurking here for a few months, I recently bought a 2011 RS250 Monaco GP (no. 205). Really enjoying it so far and it feels like a suitable upgrade in power and handling from my old Honda Integra Type S. The only mod on it at the moment are some Bilstein coilovers which definitely improve cornering and aesthetics. The previous owner also sold me some Rota Titan-Fs wrapped with Yokohama AD08Rs which I've been told are awesome on track. I'd like to get the resonator removed soon to hear a bit more action from the exhaust. I'm liking the OZRS community so far and hope
    12 points
  2. I have been on here for sometime while looking for a BO 182 cup. The Orange appealed to me after owning 2 70's orange Honda Civics. After having an Toyota 86 and a Focus RS I thought it was time to get back into a little hot hatch which lead me here. This group has been such a great resource when buying and now while I enjoy driving! I purchased this recently from Adrian at Race Spec and have loved being back in a small, light car again. It is mostly stock from what I can tell apart the exhaust and a tune which I don't mind. Looking forward to getting out and meeting a
    9 points
  3. I bought my RS300 Trophy for the way it drives. I buy my TV, electronics and phones for the gadgets. If I have time to play with gadgets I'm not driving hard enough
    8 points
  4. Hi everyone, I met two of your members at SMSP earlier this month and thought it was about time I joined your forum. I believe that there's always something to learn, and what better place to do it than with people who've probably solved my problems already! 😉 I'm from Newcastle and own a Megane RS275 Cup Premium which is still straight out of the box (no mods...yet). I love it!! I need to get some new tyres so I'll be reading some threads shortly! I've done a few track days on stock Bridgestones but keen to get onto semi-slicks. And I'm keen to know what the mid-res delete achieves
    6 points
  5. Hey guys, Short term lurker, first time poster! Picked up my 2011 Megane RS250 Cup Trophee this morning and will be saying goodbye to my 2011 VW Mk6 GTi this afternoon. So far I'm loving the car and look forward to learning all of the little intricacies that the car has and how it all works. The car has an intake and the resonator delete already done so I'm pretty chuffed about that, and I just need to get used to having 3 pedals again after getting around with the DSG for the last 3.5 years! Completely not a plug, but I'm the motorsport category manager at Brakes Direct so if a
    5 points
  6. Honestly if you see yourself missing features like a sunglass holder you really are shopping in the wrong dealership. Just go and drive one, you'll know within 5 minutes if you can look past the jewellery or not. If you do love it this might solve one issue..... https://www.ebay.com.au/itm/221868947083
    5 points
  7. Forgive me, but it seems you are more into the 'bells, whistles and bright lights ' side of driving. If you are really into 'the driving' get a Renault RS Sport. That's what they are about. NOT the latest 'gadgets and driver assists' the car has. Go to a couple of track days, and get some 'driver tuition'. AND the end result will be, you'll have fun, and learn to drive properly. DON'T try to do it on public roads, you will only put other roads users at risk. Apologies if I've misjudged you and it sounds like I'm trying to tell how to 'suck eggs'. It was
    5 points
  8. If you are planning to use it as a daily, I would recommend against it. For a weekend car they give you great thrills. They are expensive to run and maintain I must warn you outside of regular servicing. Get a 200 and don't waste your money on a 197 unless it's the r27 as the regular 197s value is shit and they are very hard to sell second hand, as most people want a 200 with recaros or one of the limited editions. Things that are very likely to need money. Engine mounts Clutch fluid change Gearbox synchros wear out due to poor driving Gear box flui
    4 points
  9. The 197 and the 200 are both Clio Mk3. The 197 is the first introduced version also called Phase 1 while the 200 is the face-lifted version also called Phase 2. The differences are mainly optical. Technically they're basically the same except for some minor details. With the 200 the engine got a slight rework with a little more power in the lower rev range, the gear box (gear shifting) was changed and the suspension got a little rework but that's basically it. These cars are presumably some of the best NA hot hatches and maybe even the best ones in the respective class every built. This i
    4 points
  10. Trust Germanic orderliness to sort this out!
    4 points
  11. Hi all Just picked up my 2015 RS200 Cup in Signature yellow yesterday with 50k on the clock for a bargain price! Whilst a bit late for a first car at 21, its a hell of a first car. Nothing but smiles and grins on my face driving up from Kangaroo Valley yesterday. Having read other posts from RS200 owner mods, I've collated a list for myself for relatively cheap/easy mods that I can get done/order over the next month or so, so would appreciate any additional suggestions I can do/add to the car. - K&N Panel Filter - White/Blue Headlight bulbs - Resonator delete
    3 points
  12. My Bluefin just rocked up. I guess I know what I'm doing tonight.
    3 points
  13. We've actually been working on this for a January '21 kickoff. The plugin that was used for the site was no longer compatible with the latest upgrade, so we've sourced a new one. It looks like this is now installed (as the tags are now back). Stay tuned for the new tag (which is ready to go) to hit the store.
    3 points
  14. I couldn't wait and drove down, the man just sold it to me so well.
    3 points
  15. Holy shiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiit just took it for a good drive and my face nearly melted! I think the best thing from this is the torque-up in normal mode; does the acceleration but quietly so it sneaks up on you hahahaha. Great fun on the back roads. For those thinking my reaction is an overreaction, a reminder that I'm coming from a CVT Corolla...
    3 points
  16. New to here 4 years with RS 225, buying an RS 275 Premium
    3 points
  17. Came here to say this. Just protect it. Heck clear ppf it if that's the sole purpose (and you need something more than ceramic). Say no to wrap kids!
    3 points
  18. When you started this thread, you knew little about the RS. With time, you gained knowledge and it now sounds like you want an RS that doesn't exist (either features are wrong or budget is wrong or.....) Budget is of course important, so why not buy an RS that you can afford, that has most of the features you want. The other choice is buy another car. Most people here would say buy an RS. Most people on a Golf forum would say buy a Golf. It really is your choice. I bought an Alfa in the late 90's, when they were unreliable pieces of sxxx. I LOVED that car. It put a smile on
    3 points
  19. Not a problem. Get in touch with me and I'll help you out. We can definitely do some digging into the Giulietta and see what we can get for you. All I can do is try! I'll have a bit of a look. Off-topic sections of forums can be dark, dank corners of the internet that I'm more than happy to explore when I'm hiding in the cupboard from the kids!
    3 points
  20. If you're tall then you will definitely want the lowered set base (if recaro), it makes a world of difference. These cars are getting on a bit and some will require parts, but IMO once you do the car will last quite a while and be very enjoyable! My experience my be a little different to some others but I have found the car quite reliable and not super expensive to fix but that may be because I like to do most work myself. Two biggest things for these cars (any 197 or 200): 1. Timing belt change. If this hasn't been done within 4-5 years or 100K kms then budget 1000-1200 for rep
    2 points
  21. I've owned both 197 and 200. They're both fantastic drives on both road and track. Highly recommended.
    2 points
  22. Welp. Just did it. Bloody hell this thing is farty now. Haven't had a chance to reeeeeeeally give it a go (uni assignment due in a week, rip) but will report back here as soon as I do! I can't really *feel* any massive difference but maybe I should have spent some more time with the car stock before chucking in the tune. 🤷‍♂️
    2 points
  23. All honesty though. When you push it hard down a twisty road and you can give some serious machinery a very very good run for their money and even embarrass them, you do think it's the best car in the world. This is why I keep mine despite the ton of money I have spent on it. When checking out a car make sure the gearbox shifts nicely. When it's cold it will be stiff and very crap, but once warm it should be smooth at full thottle. Then get the rest of the car checked out if you are keen on it.
    2 points
  24. Wishing I had not waited so long to do it mate, it really transforms the car. It transforms the experience completely 😁. For example, if you were driving in traffic in comfort mode, and needed to take a gap or accelerate quickly, you had to know to get the DCT to kick down with a little tap of the accelerator. Now there is now a wall of torque everywhere - just put your foot down and it's gone with blast furnace sounds turned up to 11.
    2 points
  25. Any new designs for 2021 ?
    2 points
  26. When it comes time to do the brakes, contact me via DM or ask for me at Brakes Direct and I'll look after you. Love the Clio in that colour!
    2 points
  27. When I was looking to buy one of these a few years ago it quickly became apparent that a lot of sellers didn't know what they had. The options like headlights and parking sensors were available on both models, so you can't tell a Cup from a Cup Trophee by those. Only the Cup Trophee had the option of the leather Recaro's, but given the age of these cars any owner could have swapped seats by now. Same with the gloss black front bumper, mirrors, and rear diffuser - these were standard on the Cup (an option on Cup Trophee) but anyone could have painted a Cup Trophee to look like a
    2 points
  28. On a positive, just get a Clio ll 182 Cup and waste your money on upgrades.
    2 points
  29. Yep, that's a valid deduction. There really should be a hands up from those on here with a bluefin and the "myriad of issues" they've had. I'll start, two Meg 3s (265 and GT220) with a combined mileage since installation of approximately 40000kms. The cars have been used daily and have both seen track use. Zero issues throughout.
    2 points
  30. Nice mate, please, please resist the urge to wrap the roof, seems a shame to cover up the hero colour with nasty vinyl. Likewise buck the trend an leave the badges, but your car, I just hate vinyl and plastidip. Honestly, drive it for a bit, grow into it and wait and see what takes your fancy. Brakes of course and then good rubber, beyond that its a slippery slope! The Aliexpress Android unit could be interesting, put one of these in my Megane 3 a while back. Did then retrofit an R-Link as I wanted the RS Monitor functions and with the addition of Android Auto gives me access to addi
    2 points
  31. Welcome, Aidan. That’s a mighty fine first car indeed. And in the right colour too 💛
    2 points
  32. Shoulda changed tyres 😎 Those of us with 280s have complained long and loud about the original S001s - they’re crap. I changed to Michelin PS4S and the difference was night and day. No more axle tramp!
    2 points
  33. Hey gang, After lurking and posting for the past few years, seriously looking for a Clio RS for the past 18 months, personal issues blocking purchases, and then even finding the ONE, missing out on it but then it came back around....I FINALLY got the one I wanted. It was love at first sight and lust at first drive! Very low km A&D, Akra system, KTR intake, KTR engine mounts, lowered, swaybars and strut brace, and it did have a harness bar and harnesses which have come out for the time being. MAP holder arriving, new boots tomorrow and then some window tint.
    2 points
  34. I can't remember if I've posted it before but I know of others with this issue. A much earlier technology, emergency brake assist, caused an accident in what was the first car that had it (IIRC). I braked hard in an emergency fashion but then realised I had much more time and space, the car disagreed and kept full pressure and the car behind went into my backside. The driver thought I wouldn't keep my brakes on, which I didn't! So they didn't brake as hard and it caused an accident. Can I suggest something? It sounds dumb but give it a chance: Flip a coin, heads you buy an RS, tail
    2 points
  35. I’ve moved on from Tapa to web version. Not really missing it tbh.
    2 points
  36. Nice car mate, welcome. Res delete is $200 of joy. Lots of pops and crackles to keep you amused! Best road based tyres I’ve used are Michelin PS4S. You can get away with 245 19s (usually slightly cheaper) instead of 235s, and they’re bloody amazing. Track tyres - no idea... 🤣
    2 points
  37. I haven't given her her first bath yet so I apologise for that, but I'll hopefully have time to get around to that tomorrow. I have 18 month old twins so unfortunately my car washing urges don't get met as often as they want to! 😂
    2 points
  38. After skimming OZRS for years on and off, I finally took the huge step of signing up. I have a black 2003 172 since... err... 2003. All stock except for Remus double-barrel exhaust. A regular at Paul V's for years. Now toying with the idea of a 200 Cup Trophee... hmmm...
    2 points
  39. I love the "3 years later..." message on the thread
    2 points
  40. The marketing intern made a typo' and it was going to cost to much to have all the sales brochures reprinted 😁
    2 points
  41. Cheers guys! Even more in love with it with a new set of Michelin PS4's on it now!
    2 points
  42. Could not agree more - the 182 is the best excitement machine this side of a Porsche GT3 !!!
    1 point
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  44. Guessing (hoping) the sunglass holder is a tad tongue in cheek.....
    1 point
  45. Official welcomes mate even though we've been talking mods for a few days now.
    1 point
  46. Short answer, don't touch anything. The Clio III is highly tuned and sensitive to any modifications. Until recently I had my Clio III perfect, before I sold it to a good friend. Only modification for noise would be the Akrapovic, and K&N panel filter. Otherwise just a remap. The induction noise above 5,000 rpm is fantastic Sent from my SM-G935F using Tapatalk It's not as urgent as a Clio II, but the control and handling are sublime in the Clio III Sent from my SM-G935F using Tapatalk
    1 point
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