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  1. Sorry to hear about the accident Simon. If you are up for it, a description of what you think went wrong, what part of the track, etc would be appreciated from those of us who frequent Lakeside. I was there on Sunday so I assume your accident was Saturday?
  2. Actually, I've got another idea. You can have my old ones. The rotors were still within limits @ 9.5mm. 9mm is the minimum. The bearings were still silky smooth. You could transfer your old C-clips. Let me know if you want them otherwise they will be going to the tip this weekend.
  3. Contact @BNothling at Brakes Direct in Hendra. Ben just sold me a full brake refresh for my Clio III and my daughter's Megane. Rear rotors on their website are $99.97 each and they include the wheel bearings and ABS sensor rings- that's a bargain! I fitted them myself. It's not particularly difficult with the right tools but did require some ingenuity to press the bearings into the rotors. The only part you will need to recycle is the C-clips from the old rotors to hold the bearings in place. I could show you how to do it and loan tools but since I'm not a mechanic, I won't undertake
  4. I second the front to rear swap and test drive. You won’t need stands because you will easily get both wheels on one side off the ground at once from a single point lift. I’m in Springfield and if you don’t buy a jack before the weekend, you are welcome to DM me and come over. I also have a set of spare wheels you could try if need be.
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    Brakes Direct?

    I'll chime in and thank @BNothling for his help the other day with my Clio III and daughter's Meg GT-line. Great service, email quotes x 2 within 5 minutes of a phone call and all questions about part numbers and wheel bearings (on rear rotors) answered. Good pricing too. Thanks mate!
  6. @DaPenguin did you end up signing on for Happy Laps this Sunday? I was going to give it a miss but I suspect this reprieve from lock-down might be quite short so decided to go along on Sunday while we still can. I'll be in the Grey A&D in my Avatar pic. Greg.
  7. Renault Car Club QLD has Happy Laps at QR on Sunday 15th August. I'm not a club member but do get email from them. They have contact details on their website https://renaultclubqld.com.au Happy laps is pretty tame and a good way to meet new people at the breakfast beforehand.
  8. My daily Clio III has seen more track use in the last 18 months than my mostly weekend M2, despite the latter being "faster". Something about being able to drive it closer to my personal limit with confidence and knowing I could walk away and start over if I binned it. I'd still cry though.
  9. It's your post code, most likely. The insurers see you live on the North Shore and keep tabs on what insurance claims cost in that area. I know it's a stereotype but there's some rich folks live there who drive expensive cars. I live in Ipswich, the Bogan capital of QLD. Not much other than crapped out Commodores to run into if you need to make a third party claim.
  10. The cost of third party property cover has nothing to do with the value of your vehicle since it isn't covered. You need it to cover the cost of the other guy's car if you are at fault in an accident. Can you really afford to pay for someone else's GT3 if you run into them? Because they will sue you or more specifically, their insurance company will sue you. That will ruin your finances for life or you will need to declare bankruptcy which will also ruin your finances for a very long time. Get third party property coverage. No matter what it costs. You are mad if you don't. PS.
  11. I just wanted to say congratulations on not automatically buying a SUV. Yes, it is actually possible to have kids and survive with a hatch, sedan or wagon. we have a Clio (mk3) and a Meg. The legroom comparison isn’t too relevant since the Mk3 is only a 2 door but the difference in the size of the boot is very significant. I’m amazed how much room is in a Meg boot.
  12. If you've never done springs before, a FWD with a perfohub is not the easiest car to start out on. The rear is a simple job and doesn't require much more than a jack and a spanner; the front, not so much. @Eight is right that spring compressors on front struts are potentially very dangerous to work with. You've got a black car so learning how to manage clear coat swirls is a good thing to master. Maybe get a detailer to do it the first time if it is really bad but get yourself a random orbital polisher and suitable products and get on Youtube. Don't try a rotary polisher - they are f
  13. I'm in QLD and bought my Clio from NSW. Flew down and drove it home on its current NSW rego with the signed transfer papers in my possession. Arrived home and paid for a RWC. Needed a few things (leaking shocks) but that was OK. Took the RWC to QLD transport office and registered it in my name. Paid stamp duty in QLD. Handed the NSW plates to QLD transport. No idea if they just binned them or sent them back - probably just binned them. Nothing for me to pay in NSW. Seller could potentially have asked for a pro-rata refund from NSW registry but it didn't have long left
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    New Clio Owner

    Yes. 18x8 OEM. She’s fat.
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    New Clio Owner

    I regularly swap wheels between 215/45/17 (standard Clio 3 size) and 235/40/18 (as big as will physically fit and almost nobody does this) on my Clio 3. The handling difference is definitely noticeable but not necessarily worse - depends on what you are looking for. I have never once thought "this car needs a LSD" while running the oversized tyres. And it will absolutely outbrake the skinnier 17s. But steering feel is heavier, turn in can be a bit mushy and it is less responsive to trail braking on the track (good or bad depending on your style). For slalom and roundabout type work, t
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