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  1. Hi mate, welcome. Better tyres, decent pads and brake fluid and just cut laps. My 200 has an Akrapovic and a remap, which helps with the midrange flat spot. You probably won’t notice that on track, but the exhaust note is worth a few km down the straight. 😎 Spend your money on track time. The cars are pretty good standard, just stay on top of the consumables with the best quality stuff you can afford.
  2. Hi, welcome. A lot of us have gone with off the shelf tunes. Four of my past six Renault’s have been plug and play. No issues, despite the horror stories you’ll hear.
  3. My daughter has a FRB Clio Expression. She’s been pretty happy with it - zero issues.
  4. Good to know! They came with the car so I’ll run them out and then go back to PS4S.
  5. Welcome! Most questions have been answered but: Michelin PS4 or 4S if you have 19s. Brilliant. RE003 and Hankook Evo are good too and a bit cheaper. You can go up to 245, which are sometimes cheaper and not lose any handling. The stop/start won’t work til the engine is up to temp. I’ve had my car serviced at Southern Vales Renault and they’re excellent. I’ve used MN Renault years ago and they were good too. If you want a bit more exhaust noise, hit the R.S. button, throttle map set to Sport or Extreme. If you want even more noise, have the centre resonator removed. Mine makes a brilliant noise with these mods. It now has a stage 1 tune and sounds even better - lots of pops and overrun bangs. And goes like stink. See you in the hills! Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  6. Ha ha this is déjà vu for me. Someone asked the exact same question of me when I first did it. Same answer - it was a generic, straight through can with a bit of noise baffling. MMRS-250 may be more specific.
  7. I’m still thinking about doing it again. There’s quite a bit of weight in that massive muffler box and I’m slowly chipping away at excess kg. It’ll never be a Trophy R but every kg is a bit less to haul up a hill climb!
  8. I did the resonator delete. $80, money well spent as mentioned above. Then I had the large muffler box replaced with a straight through Magna Flow muffler. A slightly deeper tone but that was it. It cost $500, probably not worth the money for the result. But it did save a few kg, which is also worth considering.
  9. Not a chance you can wring out a Megane R.S. without very quickly finding yourself over 90 plus. And the worst thing about them is they goad you into doing it. Even my Clio is more than fast enough to exceed speed limits with a prod of my foot and sounds bloody awesome doing it. Either car will be a blast to own and drive. But you’ll get yourself in the poo a lot faster in a Meg - the torque is so accessible. If you just can’t help yourself and need the Megane, I echo what has been written above - pre facelift have headlights that work, I personally find the front end styling more attractive, and leather Recaros are awesome. By the way, I just snapped up the last and best of the 8.08s for sale 😎
  10. I’m trying not to be a stick in the mud here but is a Megane R.S. really suitable for someone just coming off P’s? Maybe a naturally aspirated Clio would be less dangerous to your licence? Any turbo 4 is wicked fast... Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  11. You’re comparing a race seat with a premium road/track day seat. Of course it’ll have lower bolsters. It’s also far easier to have in a daily driver. Climbing in and out of Recaro Pole Positions in my Trophy R was a pain in the arse. Once you’re in - brilliant. Getting there several times a day can be trying. They also don’t recline - not the best if you want to access the rear seats!
  12. Couldn't say for sure - never did it personally I did. No issues.
  13. Huh? Recaros not a true bucket seat? I think that depends on your size. If you’re built like a jockey you’ll slide a bit, but for me, they are a perfect fit and very comfortable too. No issue with 19s either - 245/35 is a common size for big sedans and will fit the 8.25 inch rim. There are so many deals around you can get decent tyres at reasonable prices. Bridgestone often do four for the price of three and RE003s are great.
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    Welcome! Dont mention timing belts. Or climate change. 😬😬😬
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