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  1. 18 points
    Hey guys - new Megane RS 280 owner! Wanted to join to see what other Aussie Renault Owners get up to in terms of mods & drive days. Loving the Megane RS 280 after coming out of an Amarok for work. Owned a 2014 Polo 77tsi previously and is great being back in a quick hatch (tad faster than the Polo hey). Manual late 2018 model, got the rims painted and loving the Titanium Grey. Tempted to get an aftermarket exhaust done soon, on the cards. Anyone aware of any ECU reflashes available in Aus too? Couple of snaps this morning from a cruise up Mount Glorious. 4 wheel steer is insane. Jacob 🙌🏼
  2. 10 points
    So, she’s all registered in my name, belt, water pump, dephaser, aux belt etc all sorted and four new RE003’s fitted (tyres were fine, but old). I’ve also removed the seat spacers, replaces all orange indicator bulbs and ordered a new gear knob cover. She’s running great! Engine, gearbox, clutch, suspension etc all feels really tight. You were all, of course, right about the windows. Quick touch is auto - completely opposite to every other car I have ever owned! Planning on an alignment and full suspension check over this week. Taken her for a couple of quick runs now the belts are done, but looking forward to finding the time for a proper run into the hills. She feels nice and nimble and should be a fun little beast. Two surprises thus far - the steering rack must be quite slow (you need to turn the wheel about twice as far as our 308 GTi) and the suspension is quite stiff (as expected with a cup) but there is a reasonable amount of body roll. In comparison, fast Peugeot’s I’ve owned in the past are generally quite compliant, but stay very flat around the bends. Not sure whether a rear sway bar is the way to go. Might get a bit more seat time first. Gave her a good detail today. She’s in bloody good condition for her age. Couple of pics below:
  3. 9 points
    You’d be crazy to modify something so good from the factory, wouldn’t you? No...wait... As you were.
  4. 7 points
    Morning all, Just thought I’d introduce myself and my recent purchase. I’ve been a French car nut forever, had the occasional English car, but mostly owned Peugeot’s over the years (505, MI16, GTi6, bunch of 205 GTis, 406 coupe, GTi180, RCZ, 308 GTi etc). I’ve recently purchased a 2005 Clio Sport 182 Cup as a run about. I’m not a huge fan of modern turbo engines (both the sound and the power delivery), so I’m hoping it will bring back some of my 205 GTi enjoyment, with a (little) bit more safety. So far it feels like a mix between the GTi180 and the 205 GTi – A good thing. I was never a massive fan of the look of them when they were released, but they’ve really grown on me, particularly as cars have expanded in size (particularly roof height) so much over the years. It’s tiny proportions make me smile. The car is in amazing condition for its age, no wear at all on seats, paint is in excellent condition and it is a one family car. Definitely seems to have been owned by car enthusiasts. It is reasonably high in ks (189k), but feels really tight and solid - no strange noises, rattles or clunks. It has a pretty good service history, although not all at Renault dealers. The last service (4k ago) was done by Renault with all fluids changed. It passed an ACT rego check through the Govt inspectors at Hume a few months ago, so I can’t see any probs passing again, although I note there is a minor leak from the gear selector which seems to be a common issue (I’m assuming not a simple fix?). Although the book is stamped, I have about 60% of receipts throughout its life, and the owner recalls the cam belt being done in the last few years, I’m not going to take the risk, so planning to get it changed in the next week or so for peace of mind. While I’m at it, I thought I’d ask a couple of quick questions if you don’t mind: · One thing that surprised me (given my 1990 MI16 had them) is the 182 (or this one at least) doesn’t seem to have a one touch drivers electric window. Is there a simple switch swap (from another model) to add this feature? · The steering wheel looks ok, but does feel quite scaly. Is there an easy fix for this, or recover with leather the only solution? · The rear mufflers don’t seem to be leaking at all, although the outside (of one particularly) has a rusty patch. Is this generally a sign of an impending failure? · The clutch actually feels really smooth, no shudder and no slipping. Given it has quite a few k on the clock, is this something that I’d likely expect to replace in the coming years, or do they generally last forever? I plan on giving her a good detail this weekend (not much to do – paint feels great), lowering the seat (removing spacers), doing the hose / cable tie fix for the LHS exhaust hanger which looks a little worn, fitting some RE003s (current tyres are ok tread wise, but getting a bit old), having an alignment and suspension check carried out (replacing any bushes / shocks if needed), but that’s probably it for now. Apologies, my intro became a bit more long winded than planned. Ben
  5. 7 points
    No, that looks normal, all sticky and shity looking.
  6. 6 points
    Hello everyone, new owner to the Renault game. I have just got myself a 2014 Clio IV RS 200 with the CUP pack in LY. I have owned the car for about 2 weeks now, love it to bits. Always puts a grin on my face when I get behind the wheel! So far the mods I have done to it is center res and secondary cat delete. This was then replaced with a 3" power bomb. I have gotten the panel filter replaced with a high flow k&n filter aswell. Also currently own a '92 Nissan Skyline R32 GTR Vspec II. This is a great community and I enjoy acquiring more knowledge through the tech discussions regarding these awesome Renos! Hope to be joining the monthly meets in the future 👍🏽 Cheers Ron
  7. 6 points
    It is a megane RS 280 Auto with standard interior
  8. 4 points
    Nice choice! I'm a new member to the liquid yellow club as of the weekend.
  9. 3 points
    Hi All i recently picked up my new pride and joy a 2012 Megane RS250 with 50,000 kms on it. Have been driving the car daily for about the last 2 months and absolutely loving it. I think I'm about ready to start modifying it and was just wondering what other people have started off with apart form a stereo of course. Looking to do an exhaust of some description and also and intake for more turbo noise and also in preparation for a tune\remap. Looking for and open to any suggestions about parts and also where to get any work done located in Melbourne preferably west side or CBD. Thanks In advanced.
  10. 3 points
    Hey, Thanks for having me. Just signed up, though have been lurking in the background the past year. New to the Renault fold, with a 2015 RS CUP. Still learning, but enjoying every drive. Looking forward to the forum and like-minded folks. Will post some recent experiences soon.
  11. 3 points
    Thanks for that mate. Been looking into the cam belt changed - locked in for next week. How important is replacing the dephaser pulley? Should this be done every cam belt change without fail? It doesnt sound like mine is showing any signs of wear (based on a quick chat with mechanic - no noises at idle and pulls well from 5k), but it's another cam belt change if it goes in the near future. $417 for the part. EDIT: I've decided to just replace the dephaser also for peace of mind.
  12. 3 points
  13. 2 points
    hi everyone . i just took delivery of a megane 280rs in tonic orange.Absolutely love it.im originally from Argentina and my dad used to own a brand new coupe fuego many years ago
  14. 2 points
    Seems to be working now mate. Thanks heaps.
  15. 2 points
    You could try and make your own ITG style Cold air intake feed like I did. (I've got spare parts to make the piping that I could make up and sell to you if you were interested), all you'd need to do it source your own pod filter.
  16. 2 points
    Hi Guys I had a Quote from Renault for a new door card at $1350 10 week wait plus labour!🤨Decided to have a go myself and sorted it stronger than original in 45 minutes . I used some washers and new bolts and hate to admit it , one zip tie! The door card itself is very strong so I drilled a tiny set of holes in it and zip tied the upper right side of the handle where it was all broken . Everything is neat and handle cover fits on top. Good as new and saved $1350.
  17. 2 points
    Pioneer ND-PS1 reversing sensor kit fitted.
  18. 2 points
    After my initial purchase I was thinking about modifying mine, but have elected not to, unless I experience component failure I almost certainly won’t. Modifying is almost always a personal taste, purpose, use and return on investment should always be at the forefront of decision making. I agree that a set of decent rubber and sorting out your brakes will almost certainly reward the right driver with the best bang for buck, and anything else (for other than track use) really has limited value on the road 😉 There are plenty of tuning options and then suspension set up and handling modifications that are all valid in their own rights, but they can run up some serious dollars. Stop and think about what you want from the car and if it really warrants or will reward you for the effort and money. in stock form my car still fails to put a smile on my face and I know there are faster, better and maybe even cheaper options out there, but I also know that they are nowhere near as visceral or rewarding to drive. Eventually I’ll look towards a Lotus for my bit of fun on the side, once children and finances are better sorted 🤪
  19. 2 points
    Spent a bit of time on her this arvo. After having a better look around now, she’s def in great condition, especially the paint. Sticky centre console, steering wheel and worn gear knob plastic top need to be sorted though. Did the exhaust bracket mod / fix, refitted the number plates which were both slightly offset (playing with my OCD), touched up some of the little chips (got some titanium paint mixed up), and fitted the Phillips invisible rear indicator bulbs so the ugly orange globes aren’t visible. Is the bonnet literally the heaviest bonnet in the history of the World? It’s pretty small, why is it so heavy! All the effort with plastic guards etc and the bonnet weighs a tonne!
  20. 2 points
    A lot of people have used a guy in Adelaide for their steering wheel refurbs. There's a whole thread here covering that topic: http://www.ozrenaultsport.com/topic/20548-steering-wheel-refurb-thread-all-models/
  21. 2 points
    Hey fella! Glad to see you joined. When I get back to Canberra we’ll have to have a catch up. Maybe we can invite @act180to crawl over his meg4. Ive not seen it yet and being currently unemployed, got plenty of time to faff about.
  22. 2 points
    The wheels are NOT correct. 🤮
  23. 2 points
    Hey guys, I've had my Clio for about 6 weeks and am loving it so far. (Already done more than 2000km!) I'm located in south west Sydney and am keen to see some fellow RS owners around. Other than the resonator delete, are there any modifications you deem 'essential'? Here's a link to some pictures - https://imgur.com/a/lr0JmEs
  24. 2 points
    Welcome! Big booty 225s are the true RS Meganes
  25. 2 points
    Hello, just re-introducing myself. Was a member before, but for some reason wasn't, and now I'm back, Recently got my new RS280, EDC in Pearl White, formerly owned a Clio RS200 Cup
  26. 2 points
    I had an Evo X before that an STi, wanted to try euro cars for a change, my last car before the Meg RS was an 2017 Koleos intens. Now my plates are back on the gotta love that ass🤤😍
  27. 1 point
    Mate, She looks gorgeous. They will sort it all out. Great choice in colour as well 😉
  28. 1 point
    I have been pulling apart a Clio II engine loom and all I can say is that the wiring, terminals and plug connectors are all of very low quality combined with the fact the looms are over 15years old there are going to be issues associated with earthing to ground from many contact points. Check all your grounds and give them a good clean would be a start.
  29. 1 point


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