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  1. I would be steering away from the mechanics and not the European cars!! I think most on this forum would agree that our cars are reliable. I have owned a renaultSport Clio 182 for 14 years and it very reliable, economical and cheap to run - and great on the race track!!!
  2. The best things you can do are good extreme performancce tyres (Yokohama AD08R, Bridgestone RE71R), upgrade the brakes (pads and rotors) and do a high performance driving course. More power is only good if you can use it - and that should be on a race track of course !!
  3. slick

    Newbie 1st post

    Welcome - enjoy the car and the forum.
  4. Don't know why it was changed in the first place - nothing wrong with the previuos version. Now, with the wild colours I need my shades when I visit the site!!!😎
  5. slick

    New Clio 182 owner

    Just a thought - the limited edition (not for Oz) 182 trophy had a modified suspension with Sachs shockers and was lowered about 15mm over standard. It would be interesting to find out what RenaultSport did about adjusting roll centres - if anything. I know the Trophy had uprated hubs. You could try contacting Renault, although I doubt they would know anything about the Trophy, or you could try contacting the guys at Renotech in Sydney - who know lots about everything!! There is a roll centre correction kit available on the web from UK, I think. Involves changing hubs to Scenic ones and other additions in the kit.
  6. Interesting you are building an XJS race car - is it a replica of the Walkinsaw cars??
  7. slick

    New Clio 182 owner

    Go with what you know then would be my suggestion. We found the Konis great - no probs and reliable.
  8. slick

    New Clio 182 owner

    We always used Koni yellows with the XU1s - Bilsteins are very good too. I would think either brand with good Eibach springs.
  9. slick

    New Clio 182 owner

    Where in Melb are you?? Let me know if you want any other info/help
  10. slick

    New Clio 182 owner

    The Whiteline one that I (and several other 172/182 owners on this forum use) comes only in 18mm. It is a blade type and has 2 settings - hard and soft if you will. I have my rear anti roll bar set on soft, with front camber pins and 2 degrees negative camber.
  11. slick

    New Clio 182 owner

    For brakes - I suggest you contact Competition Friction in Canberra - they are Ferodo importers and DBA agents (also AP racing). You are probably aware that you need to match pads to rotors. I would also suggest a rear anti roll bar, if you have not thought of that. Makes a considerable difference to the handling and getting the rear tyres to work (in my experience in sprints with my 182). And welcome!!
  12. slick

    New toy.

    Great - hope you enjoy the new car there.
  13. slick

    New toy.

    Have you been to Phillip Island before??? Not the place to start in a fast car without experience !!!
  14. Buy one then go do a driving course
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