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jim60t last won the day on 2 July

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  1. jim60t


    You could DIY. Check out my guide here:
  2. Got a link to a specific set that you recommended Matt?
  3. No, I don't think it does make any difference. The rears you can't tell if they are on or not. The fronts, with 20mm spacers, makes the steering a little heavier. But that's about the only difference I noticed
  4. They are hub centric with studs on them. I'll include the chrome wheel nuts so you can hold the wheels to the spacer. You can't use the factory wheel bolts to hold the spacer onto the hub as the head of the wheel bolt is too high and will touch the wheel. To fit these, you will need low-profile replacement wheel bolts (sorry to spam the OP's thread - but thought it would be good to show pics of the spacers and whats needed to fit them if you decide to go down this path)
  5. $80? That would be a pair of 20mm spacers + 10x low profile wheel bolts. Cost me $120
  6. I've fitted 20mm spacers front and rear on my car Front 20mm spacers Rear 20mm spacers 20mm spacers on the rear are perfect. 20mm on the front is a bit too aggressive. I've actually removed the spacers at the moment (took them off for the RenoTech track day) and have not yet refitted them. I'll refit the rear 20mm spacers. On the front i'll look to install 10mm spacers. You interested in a pair of 20mm spacers and low profile wheel bolts to suit? (I dont need 2 sets of them)
  7. I'd suggest you do a thorough Google search and look for posts about unreliability/people buying 'lemons' when it comes to the Mégane rs250/265/275. The truth is, you won't find any. The same cant be said VW's, Audi's, BMW's, Merc's, Ford etc (even my old 2015 Subaru WRX STI people were having problems). For all the people that praise the reliability of these cars, you can also find stacks of horror stories. I can't recall any horror story/bad ownership experience on Mégane 3 ownership here in Australia or over there in Europe even. Obviously, everyone on this forum will be biased and say Renault's are the best (...they are!). But truth be told, you find me a post anywhere on the internet that complains about having a bad mechanical ownership experience with the Mégane 3 RS's, then post it up here. Like I said, I don't think you'll find one.
  8. Based on what Mark has said. If these wheels clear the rear caliper, then clearance on the front on standard calipers wont be an issue (the stock rear caliper hangs out further than the fronts). If the rear wheels slightly touch the rear calipers.... an angle grinder will help. Its what i did
  9. Hi Fergo 6 degrees of separation here, but I think my mate's boss (who's an insurance broker) is your mate. I lent them my French racing blue Clio 182 for a spirited 'test' drive... Congrats on the purchase. You'll love it!
  10. Actually just re-read what i attached. Thats the not method i used. You can follow most of whats in the attached however. If you want to completely remove the gearbox its either engine out or drop the sub-frame (which is what i did). If you are looking to replace the clutch only, then you dont need to remove the gearbox completely. You loosen the subframe bolts (leaving one in, but that too is loose) and bend the subframe down. There will be enough room to slide the gearbox out of the way to change the clutch.
  11. Here you go. I took this from Cliosport.net when i was a paid member. New change gearbox _ clutch guide _ ClioSport.pdf
  12. It's commonly said that they have more horsepower the older they get haha The Kms is not what would scare when choosing the car. A car with a known history and service record is what matters most. For reference, my Clio is at 237,000kms and it's a track toy. I go to the track regularly (I drive the car to and from the track also) and the car has been nothing but reliable. My older Clio that I sold to my mate is now at 270,000kms and that too had been nothing but bullet proof also.
  13. jim60t

    Another megane

    Lots of people on here are going to race spec track day. Don't think about it... Do it!!
  14. As said before also, I agree the ones that are sort after ones are 182's in French racing blue or sunburnt orange (but getting orange very rare). If it's a fast daily that you would keep clean, then go one of those. It has nicecities like cruise control, esp and the 16" wheels which look better. If every you sell it will hold value better I think. If it's going to be track toy, then go 172. Its not only cheaper, but will be just as fast as a 182. I've broken my own rule here as my FRB 182 I've molested and not kept clean/original.. ive probably cheapened it. But I'm not looking to sell it haha
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