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Hi

 

New 197 owner in Melbourne

 

Car purchased in Brisbane and repatriated

 

2008 Monako blue

 

Fastchip 98 RON remap

Spax coilovers

Custom exhaust

Xenon OEM lights

Black Cup rear spolier

Custom(Golf GT/Jetta) front bib spoiler

Black painted wheels

Toyo R1R tyres

Custom sound system

LED lights

Debadged; black front and rear diamonds

 

Only had a fang on the eastern freeway at this stage. Rightly said that the speed limit is 100kph but there is no law about how long it takes to get there.

 

Driving the beast puts a smile on your face big time.

 

I am looking forward to meeting Clio enthusiasts on this forum.

 

Pictures to follow.

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Welcome!

 

Good pick up. I remember from the ads that front lip looks awesome!

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Hi all

 

I am resisting "upgredeitis" but can't help wonder if Akrapovic do an Evolution for the 197.

 

If not, recommendations? Supersprint perhaps?

 

That and OZ/Sparco wheels.

 

You can spend a gazillion but I wonder to what end. The base car is so much bloody fun do we need to do much at all?

 

I got a beast that is the expression of the previous owners, so perhaps I should just explore what she can do before spending another dollar.

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I am resisting "upgredeitis" but can't help wonder if Akrapovic do an Evolution for the 197.

 

If not, recommendations? Supersprint perhaps?

 

That and OZ/Sparco wheels.

 

What don't you like about your current custom exhaust?

 

OZ wheels are awesome. I've only recently seen the Sparcos and they look good too!

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I am resisting "upgredeitis" but can't help wonder if Akrapovic do an Evolution for the 197.

 

If not, recommendations? Supersprint perhaps?

 

That and OZ/Sparco wheels.

 

What don't you like about your current custom exhaust?

 

OZ wheels are awesome. I've only recently seen the Sparcos and they look good too!

 

I suppose it is because there is no snap crackle and pop. There is a fairly monotone note and a bit of a drone at steady100kph. There is a good burble/rumble at idle from the induction set up that sounds a bit like an older V8.

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G'day & welcome.

 

Yes the Akra fits the 197 (can't use the c/f tips though as the 200 diffuser is different).

 

There are some nice rims available in 17" & 18" like Sparco Assetto, OZ Ultraleggera, Speedline Turini.

Just be wary of the offsets as the Clio III runs an unusually high 68mm.

Ultraleggera is 55, Assetto is 45, Turini is 51 i think.

 

There are also the OEM Speedlines as on 20th & AGP 200's which are 68 offset.

Then there are the OEM 18" Interlagos as on A&D & R/B 200's which are 66 offset.

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Welcome mate! Who's car was this? sounds familiar.

Always great to see another Clio 3 member join the group, and especially because you're in Melbourne! Happy to let you here the Akra in the flesh if you want

 

 

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Welcome mate! Who's car was this? sounds familiar.

Always great to see another Clio 3 member join the group, and especially because you're in Melbourne! Happy to let you here the Akra in the flesh if you want

 

 

Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk

 

I have seen/heard some YouTube demo's of the Evo but would love to hear it in the metal. Thanks for the offer and I will take you up when I get the beast settled.

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Welcome mate! Who's car was this? sounds familiar.

Always great to see another Clio 3 member join the group, and especially because you're in Melbourne! Happy to let you here the Akra in the flesh if you want

 

 

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In answer to your question, I should have mentioned that the car was originally in Melbourne (Mornington) from 2008 and then went to Brisbane early 2012. I understand the guy there did the remap, put on the coilovers, painted the wheels, debadged, and put on the Toyo semi slicks. Not sure how much time was spent in track days.I would like to find out how she runs on the track. I think it ran to 205BHP after the remap.

 

So in Melbourne it was standard except for the rear spoiler,custom exhaust and induction.

 

One thing though, the car has silver plastic chequerplate mats that are disapproved of on this site. I recall that "ricer" was mentioned in that regard. I will have to replace them with genuine Sport mats.

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