Big Bens Albi T

Discussion in 'Projects/Progress Threads' started by Big Ben, Dec 9, 2016.

  1. Big Ben

    Big Ben Paid Member

    Well here goes. Been on forum for nearly a year so thought it was time to start my own little thread. Here's my Albi Blue 197 Car side.png
    She's full fat with climate, projectors, Cabasse 6 CD changer etc.
    Car was a bit rough when I bought her impulsively back in January but thought I would just use it for trackdays so wasn't to bothered.
    Enjoyed the car so much that I couldn't go all out track slag and kept it standard for a little while!
    Since then it's had the following:
    Brembo HC discs & DS2500 front brakes
    Renault oe drilled discs & DS2500 rear brakes
    Renault track rods and ends
    Power flex upper torque arm
    Ktec Induction kit
    Scorpion cat back exhaust
    Re-map at Engine Dynamics (199.1bhp)
    Goodyear Eagle F1's
    Lots more upgrades to look forward to depending on how much I have to spend on maintaining her!
    Thanks for looking...

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  2. Big Ben

    Big Ben Paid Member

    front view.png Recently had a new front lip spoiler fitted as the standard one was held on with cable ties! bumpers.png
    Paid £300 locally to have the RS one fitted and bumper resprayed
  3. sevenfourate

    sevenfourate Devotee of OCD Paid Member

    Lowestoft, England.
    Racing Blue RS-200
    NICE buddy !!!!! Kept that to yourself. Almost identical figures to mine. Unsurprisingly.....

    Driving better.....more low down in top.....more driveable....fuelling loads better....PLEASED ?

    ****Sorry: Can now see from the date - that's an 'old' printout and not done today !

    BUT - about time you got your own thread going :smile:

    Looks to me like you bought with the view of using an abusing. And have now grown to love the old girl from the spending.....?
  4. Big Ben

    Big Ben Paid Member

    It has taken to long you're right Shuv. I'm teaching myself to be more computer literate!

    Very pleased with what Engine Dynamics have done to the car(thanks for heads up)

    Yeah love the car can't destroy it... Bit like the wife:shocked:
  5. Pav

    Pav Moderator

    albi blue 197 with boost
    another albi blue progress pleased people like this colour too..whats next Ben..??
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  6. Big Ben

    Big Ben Paid Member

    Visit to Two Techs tomorrow for an oil service. Also having auxiliary belt changed as it shows a bit of wear and power flex lower Engine mount fitted.
  7. Johnny 99

    Johnny 99 Platinum Member

    Clio Renaultsport 200
    Liking the car & the mods.
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  8. Jimmy

    Jimmy Good cop Administrator

    Nice progress so far, Ben. You can tell the front bumper has been resprayed, that is some smooth looking paintwork! The splitter is a great addition too, just so pricey for what they are though!
  9. Sean197

    Sean197 RIP Albi :( Moderator

    Fife, Scotland
    Albi 197T - RIP, MK7 Golf GTD Sports Wagon
    Best colour :french:
    What are your plans?
  10. Big Ben

    Big Ben Paid Member

    Managed to get it for a reduced £185! Standard was around £80 so thought it was worth the premium
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  11. Big Ben

    Big Ben Paid Member

    Bilsteins next. Hopefully before I have to rebuild the gearbox as it's got a slight crunch coming down the gears (3rd/4th)
  12. Gordini

    Gordini Paid Member

    Clio 200 Gordini
    Looking good Ben. They did a good job on the bumper :smile:
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  13. tombate911

    tombate911 Paid Member

    2010 Clio RS200
    Looking great in that colour. But you know I'm biased!
    Good to see the maintainance being done.
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  14. Dystant

    Dystant Detailing Dale Paid Member

    Clio 200 CUP
    Looking good, love the splitter :smiley:

    How you finding the Scorpion exhaust? I'm undecided whether to go with Miltek or Scorpion :excited:
  15. LOCKE

    LOCKE Paid Member

    RB 182 Cup/LY 197 R27
    Looking great mate.
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  16. Chris

    Chris Bad cop Administrator

    Lovely Ben. Forum a year? Bloody hell times flies lol...
  17. Big Ben

    Big Ben Paid Member

    Love the Scorpion. Pops and burbles at low rev gear changes then really comes alive at the top end. Brilliant investment IMO. Haven't heard a Milltek but it would have to be very very good to better the scorpion. Hope that helps
  18. Big Ben

    Big Ben Paid Member

    When your having fun....:good:
  19. Big Ben

    Big Ben Paid Member

    two techs.png two techs 2.png
    Visited Two Techs this morning for some maintenance. Was really happy with Terry and his team. Got the auxiliary belt and oil and filter changed in no time at all. Was going to have lower Engine mount changed to a power flex, but turns out I've already got one!
    Anyone need an Engine mount??

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