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Recovering Car Modification Addict


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Hello all,

I'll try not to waffle incase I bore anyone.

My name is Rohan, and on the weekend I purchased an RS 250 Megane.

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Up until this point I have only owned MX5s, my latest one was extensively modified. Engine, suspension/wheels/tyres, full leather re-trim (done by myself), steering wheel, gauge cluster, front bumper... you name it I changed it:

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It was turbo-charged and was very, very quick.

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But it would be with this much power and a sub-1000kg weight.

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I had a reality check a couple of months ago when I finished uni and was offered a job at the Bureau of Meteorology. The MX5 was modified beyond insurance, EPA and Police guidlines so I was forced to take it back to stock and find a car that can get me places without being arrested!

 

My criteria were tough to satisfy and I considered everything from a WRX, 130i, XR5 and Type R. I had looked at the Renault's but they were outside of my $15k price point, however, a friend on the MX5 forum (also on here, Hi Peter!) alerted me to an RS 250 for sale in Moe for a good price. I was skeptical but the car seemed well taken care of after contacting the previous owners by email (found on the service receipts).

 

You guys seem to have a really nice forum here, so I'm looking forward to chatting about Renaults with you all. Although I bought this car to solve a problem born out of car modification, I might be doing a couple of bits and pieces which I will share.

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Welcome.

 

We can't help car modification-addicts recover. We can say "do it tastefully" but it doesn't really mean that we totally mean it.

 

Enjoy !

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Welcome to the forum and congrats on the purchase.  By all accounts, you snapped up a bargain with that one - a forum member here, and a pretty fastidious owner it seems.

 

Let the mods begin...

 

Oh, sorry, you did say you wanted to give that up didn't you...   :mrgreen:

 

Yeah, unlikely to get much support on this forum for that, but we will do our very best.  Won't we...?

 

But seriously, I'm sure an ECU re-tune and some coil overs wouldn't really count as mods.. Not in the sense of you still recovering from an addiction to modding and all...   8)

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Thanks everyone  :D

 

Let the mods begin...

 

Oh, sorry, you did say you wanted to give that up didn't you...   :mrgreen:

 

Yeah, unlikely to get much support on this forum for that, but we will do our very best.  Won't we...?

 

But seriously, I'm sure an ECU re-tune and some coil overs wouldn't really count as mods.. Not in the sense of you still recovering from an addiction to modding and all...   8)

 

 

Well I guess they treat heroin addition with methadone... I can't just go cold turkey!

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Thanks everyone  :D

 

Well I guess they treat heroin addition with methadone... I can't just go cold turkey!

 

That's the spirit!!  :mrgreen: You have to ease into treatments to make them effective...

 

Resonator deletion and other exhaust mods can be a small start...  Just saying...

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Will just leave this here.

 

http://www.k-tecracing.com

See... Forum wide support for you...   :mrgreen:

 

I'm home  :laugh:

 

Resonator deletion and other exhaust mods can be a small start...  Just saying...

 Car has a resonator delete already, still on the quiet side but pops and bangs on the over-run. Very nice indeed  8)

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