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  1. Docmattic

    BNE - R275 Trophy

    I've got a cobra catted downpipe (entire turbo back in fact) . Have not had any issue with it. Be prepared to pay a bit for the install as it does take a few hours. Requires drive shafts to be removed for access. Great sound though. Also have the Wagner intercooler. Reno tech recommended this one as it still let's air flow to the rad. Been faultless so far. I got next to no heat soak through summer after struggling the one prior in day to day driving. I'd also recommend the 4ch short shifter. Great kit for the money and really makes the gearbox feel more sporty.
  2. It's a fairly cheap mod. IMO ask them to replace the muffler with a smaller sports one as well. You will get more bangs and a better sound. Good bang for buck there. Should be out for less than 400 if I were to guess. I went for the full turbo back system so haven't done this. But I have heard guys who did the resonator and muffler delete. It sounded pretty good but just needed a small sport muffler to give it a smoother tone.
  3. I have the leather seats in the cup plus. Like you I originally wanted recaroa however, I haven't got to the track as much as I thought and as a daily, the non recaro leather seat is fantastic!!!
  4. I find the difference between pre and post face lift is that all cars in the face lift get the large screen display with sat nav and the rs monitor (allows for adjustable throttle mapping) where pre face-lift its either the screen with sarnav or the rs monitor. However the problem is that the controls for the satnav cover the only usable cup holder in the car. So I opted for preface lift version with the rs monitor as I got the cup holder function. Was important to me.
  5. It's a great road that one isn't it! Car looks mint! I really like Grey in the 265.
  6. I think they are great cars and if it's the type of thing you are after you won't be disappointed - especially after a remap. What color are you looking at? They are generally considered good cars with no major issues - reasonably easy to do most minor servicing yourself. You may want to check if the timing belt is due as that is an expensive service. The only little issues I can think of is thermostat (not an expensive fix) and the rocket cover bolts leaking a bit (again easy fix). The other thing to remember is don't use the door handles when it's windy. They are known to break in those conditions due to a poor design. There is a fix or you can just close the door rok the window sill which I find easier anyway. The only thing I would suggest is test driving a few other cars to make sure if it's the right one for you. But if you are looking for an engaging car the 275 is hard to go past. I did quite like the 370Z as well but was just too impractical.
  7. Welcome mate. Haven't driven an rs280 yet but own a 265. Great cars. I think we need some pictures!
  8. I had this problem too with BP ultimate when Paul came to Aust earlier this year. Wish I had got a better batch in there, I'm sure it cost me some power gains.
  9. Welcome!!! How do you find the hybrid turbo on the megane? Have you had it installed long?
  10. I don't think there are any specialized places in canberra (I'm from there as well. Have 2013 magane cup ±) I'd look up any common things to look out for, make a list and get nrma or a decent workshop to look over it. If you go to Sydney to buy, get renotech to look over it. It's been a great car for me so far. Had it for about 2 years. It's a fairly easy car to service yourself as well as far as general maintenance goes. The cabin filter is a PITA though. Also, when buying, Check if the timing belt is due or has been done. It's a pricey service. It's due at 100000kms or 4 years, which ever comes first.
  11. It's worth waiting for the right one. Where are you located? If you are in the ACT you are welcome to check mine out re shudders etc. Mine rarely shudders. It's only if I'm in sport and I hit the throttle enthusiasticly and then have to clutch quickly. Im also sometimes a bit clunky shifting gears in normal mode after driving in sport mode due to different thottle map settings. Does this sound like what happens to you?
  12. That's the list. I actually did have the head bolts leak. It was so easy to fix I forgot about it haha.
  13. I bought a 2013 265 cup + two years ago with similar concerns. I have not had a single issue. After I purchased, I was later talking with Julian from renotech who looks after these cars everyday. He told me the Meganes 250/265/275(when serviced regularly) are one of the most reliable performance cars there are. One of the only cars track ready out of the box. Also I have seen many in car sales with over 200000kms on the clock, which I found encouraging. Just look for one with a good service record, get a pre purchase inspection done to make sure everything is good and check if the timing belt has been replaced. I it hasn't and is due, you will need to budget for that in near future. They do have their known problems. I cant remember all of them and I've never had any yet. One I do remember is the inner door handles can break (usually when windy) because of their design and placement. But I find that it's easier to close the door by grabbing the door card near the window anyway. You can remove the door card an reinforce the handles anyway as a minor mod. Mine only shudders sometimes when I push the clutch in. I think usually it's when in first gear and it sport mode. It will happen if I I push the accelerator quickly then reclutch for any reason. Car just doesn't like it. It's more of a lurch though. I'll pay attention and see if I notice it any other time
  14. Docmattic

    My Megane RS

    Welcome to the club. It's a fantastic car.
  15. How was the stage 3 Golf R? I'm assuming it would have been similar to the one Mighty Car Mods just put together.
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