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    Cars, Motor Sport, Car Audio, Mountain Bikes, Motor Cycles, being a Grand dad
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    RS250

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  1. JDB

    RS 250 trophee

    My 250 has done 50% more distance than that car, and quite possibly way more track days - so I can vouch for their reliability. Buy it !
  2. Scott, get in touch with these guys if you cannot repair it https://www.gumtree.com.au/s-ad/wingfield/wrecking/wrecking-2012-renault-megane-iii-x95-rs-265-cup-stock-no-n0097/1213326061
  3. Welcome to the forum, here is a link for 20 mm spacers http://www.k-tecracing.com/show_product.asp?id=5245&appid=20 sorry cannot help with the other questions
  4. JDB

    G’day

    Welcome Peter - car looks in good condition. Enjoy !
  5. with reference to Safetymans comments - I have owned my car from new since Jan 2012 Interior door handle breaking - not happened to my doors and they weigh 4 kg heavier than standard doors (Speaker and double skin Dynomat) Door lock solenoids - no problems Oil seep from head bolts - no problems Some broken gearbox bolts prior to 2013 (I think) but can be upgraded for under $100 - no problems Audio not the flashest but can be improved - correct - I spent > $10,000 on mine Genuine battery has an approximate life of 5 years - my batteries have worn out at 3 years & 1 month (just after warranty) and the second one at 3 years & 3 months I have had an air con compressor break at around the 110,000 km mark and a CV Boot leak at 115,000 km mark, both of these problems I fixed myself - compressor is a big job, CV boot easy fix. My car has seen a few KM on track days a few times a year , motorkhans and one trip to the drag strip. I am still on the original clutch at 124,000 km, had the belts done at 80,000 km ( 4.5 years ) and up until that point was serviced by the dealer with extra oil & filter changes by myself every 5,000 km.
  6. Great kit but a PITA to fit ! the car should have had this from factory. you have to be very patient to tap the pin in.
  7. Rowan, pics of your car please..........................
  8. Hi Rowan, I am the president of the French & Fantastic car club of WA - roughly 50% of our membership are Renault owners half of which are RS variants, the other 50% of our membership consists of all the other French brands - Mainly Citroens and Pugs with a smattering of things like an Amical or Simca. best to email me for details regarding track days johndb@amnet.net.au
  9. JDB

    RS265 or RS250?

    my concern about the 250 is that the advert says it's had 4 owners already but only done 59,000 km ? - a different owner every 15,000 km seem a bit strange.......
  10. JDB

    New Owner

    Nothing wrong with those rims ! - welcome to the forum
  11. I have 7 kg fronts and 2 sets of rears 4 kg currently in the car and I have a 5 kg set of rears which I will fit once I get a lap around Barbagallo, hopefully 26 May if my car is running, currently waiting on a an AC pulley from overseas as none in Australia. I am hoping to be able to test each of the rear sets of springs and see which is best for lap times and also on the road. There are two events in July, so if I am lucky enough to get similar weather conditions and no other problems on the track, by end of July I should have some figures.
  12. I went with the BC Racing coilovers as I am on a fairly tight budget, if I was a wealthy bloke I would probably go with the Nitron R-1's but they are about $4,500 here in Australia. I have a thread on this forum regarding the BC's, probably around AUS$1,400 delivered , not sure what you would be paying for the AST top mounts, could be half the cost of the BC's ? Lowered springs will help with track performance, but you will lose comfort - they are cheap way of setting a faster lap time though.
  13. I did rear bar first - 5 years ago, no loss in comfort I then did H&R lowered springs 3 months after that - it handled better but lost of comfort on anything less than good roads Then - 3 years later I did the front bar - big job dropping the sub frame Then - 6 months after that did the Coilovers, adjustable damping allows for some variation in ride quality If you are going to start making suspension changes - my advice would be get a ride / drive in a car that already has the mods you are looking at first, friendly bunch on this forum, must be someone in your area who has the mods done. If in Perth, welcome to drive my car.
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