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Hi all,

 

I am soon to start racing a 2010/2011 Megane 250 RS Trophy. This was not our plan as we have always raced 1968 BMW 2002 but my Dad and I had a serious accident in Targa Tasmania this year (car is no longer with us) and have decided to move into a modern car as the cost to build up another classic BMW was too great.

 

Anyhow, anyone know of a great mechanic in Brisbane that is familiar with the Megane RS 250? The car we have purchased needs some engine work ASAP and I would be keen to go to someone that knows these engines.

 

What are some of the best value mods you can do to these cars and where do I get them done in Brisbane?

 

We normally compete in hill climbs, Targa events, circuit sprints and town sprints like Gatton Street sprints and alike. Is there a Renault club in QLD?

 

Cheers

 

Ben

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Hi Ben, welcome to the forum :)

 

There aren't really any Renault specialists in Brisbane that anyone on here uses sadly... But as a place to start, read through Kirstian's thread here: http://www.ozrenaultsport.com/index.php?/topic/22914-furyz-rs250-is-reborn/

 

He had to have his engine rebuilt, so there is ample details about it in that thread.

 

The best value mods for track work are obviously tyres, but I'm sure you already know this. By way of increasing engine performance, a full turbo back exhaust system and remap is quite cost effective (around 2.5-3k) and will get you up around the 290hp/440Nm mark. There are limited options for intercoolers, though I did see Kristian post something about one recently that actually looked decent. Beyond that you are really looking at a modified turbo for any more power...

 

Chassis wise, some coilovers would be useful (plenty to pick from, but I've no experience with any), as the OEM setup is quite soft on track. The lower torque link (engine mount) is also well worth upgrading if it's a dedicated track car. Brake pads, braided lines also cheap and useful.

 

There is indeed a Renault Car Club for QLD, but a far as I'm aware the only track events they do are happy laps (non-competitive).

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Hi Ben, welcome to the forum :)

 

There aren't really any Renault specialists in Brisbane that anyone on here uses sadly... But as a place to start, read through Kirstian's thread here: http://www.ozrenaultsport.com/index.php?/topic/22914-furyz-rs250-is-reborn/

 

He had to have his engine rebuilt, so there is ample details about it in that thread.

 

The best value mods for track work are obviously tyres, but I'm sure you already know this. By way of increasing engine performance, a full turbo back exhaust system and remap is quite cost effective (around 2.5-3k) and will get you up around the 290hp/440Nm mark. There are limited options for intercoolers, though I did see Kristian post something about one recently that actually looked decent. Beyond that you are really looking at a modified turbo for any more power...

 

Chassis wise, some coilovers would be useful (plenty to pick from, but I've no experience with any), as the OEM setup is quite soft on track. The lower torque link (engine mount) is also well worth upgrading if it's a dedicated track car. Brake pads, braided lines also cheap and useful.

 

There is indeed a Renault Car Club for QLD, but a far as I'm aware the only track events they do are happy laps (non-competitive).

Thanks, not interested in non-competitive happy days so doesn't sound like a club for me. Will definitely look into ECU upgrade. Going to have a good play when we get it running properly before that though. Is there a for sale section on the site? I couldn't find that.

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For Sale sub-forum: http://www.ozrenaultsport.com/index.php?/forum/4-for-sale/

 

Welcome to the forum - great cars the R.S. 250 (I am blatantly biased of course).  I've also been looking around Brisbane for places to take the car for some tweaking.  Examples I've found so far are listed below; I've only had very basic discussions with each thus far, so its worth investigating yourself to see if any fit your requirements (I'm sure there are more options of which I'm not yet aware):

 

http://www.hp.net.au/hp/ - Harding Performance in Coorparoo can help out with ECU tuning, and they're also the main distributor of Milltek exhaust systems (who make a small range of specific systems for RS 250's).  Their prices seem high, but they also have a very high customer rating from what I can see (I don't think they do much in the way of mechanical work - only ECU tuning and parts supplies).

 

http://www.bpsautos.com.au/ - Bayside Performance seem popular among Euro drivers, and seem to have good results working on a lot of different Euro's (right up to Aston Martins).

 

http://www.carformance.com.au/ - Greg Roles of Carformance on the Sunshine Coast also does mobile ECU flash or piggyback tuning for R.S. 250's.

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Talk to Chris Romano at Romano Performance.

Thanks but not going back there. Several mates had bad experiences there. Will keep looking. Cheers guys.

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Be worth trying Harding Performance maybe. They are APR specialists so mostly VAG vehicles I suspect. Didn't know they were the Milltek dealer in Bris.

 

Had my S3 modded there and very meticulous. Worth asking about their RS experience...

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