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Matt205 last won the day on 28 June

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  1. Filters, intakes, cams, exhausts, tunes etc are frankly a total waste of time on an F4R, there are gains but they are not value for money, plus more likey to end in catastrophic engine failure. What's telling is that you could easily spend 15k on throttle bodies, rods, pistons, ecu and find 30-40 HP. On a Turbo Megane you can spend $700 on a tune for the same gains. Stock brakes are more than up to the task for sprints assuming good brake fluid. Good rubber for sure, if you want to go mad on spending coin an LSD is a way better use of funds than cracking open the motor. The value from some proper driver training with good, experienced instructors cannot be understated. That does not mean a mate who's faster than you cause he drives a WRX and has done a few more track days......
  2. Welcome mate, I too like that colour! Resonator removal is a great and simple mod, wouldn't worry about a tune, make sure it's got good rubber and just enjoy it for a while. Looks like a French Highway Patrol car 😉
  3. What's the fix? Buy a Meg 3
  4. Too much cabbage?
  5. Assume it will come with a goo can and compressor? I am personally more than comfortable with that option, sure there's a chance of damage that goo can't fix but it's a percentage risk thing for me. I'd prefer that to unrestrained full size spare in the boot.
  6. Matt205

    Floor Mats for 265

    Not exactly cheap when you count shipping.
  7. At the right $'s I'd take a punt on a car with a sketchy service history. These things are pretty robust, if it drives well, has the features you want and is in decent cosmetic shape negotiate a price based on lack of history and go for it. At least if you have the maintenance carried out you know it's done.
  8. Matt205

    Floor Mats for 265

    Genuine ones from the local dealer are not stupid money. Where abouts in Sydney are you mate?
  9. All good mate, I only know this as I used to make the same mistake all the time. One learns quite a bit retro-fitting to an older car though! The real cost of a belt change is what, $1200 in isolation. So a set of tyres or thereabouts......
  10. Just to be technically correct it's R-Link and RS Monitor 2, R-Link 2 is Meg 4. I was saying to someone earlier that "negative belt disease" is starting to infiltrate the Meg 3 threads now. Just get over it, in the overall scheme of things it's not that big of a deal plenty of cheaper, supposedly, super reliable cars that need belt changes at shorter intervals. Also it's never the belt that fails, it's always a pulley or a tensioner.
  11. Another Beaches local here, do you work at 4 pines? A number of epic builds have come out of Brookvale....
  12. Has recent Renotech service history so likely to be a good'n. You could always give them a call and.ask for an opinion.
  13. Best mod, but sadly usually at the bottom of the list..... Put some decent rubber on it and enjoy it as is for a while, then figure out what you'd like to improve
  14. Run a VIN check, make a stupid offer, get a bargain. Job done.
  15. If you can live with that horrible colour.....😋
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