Clio 197 (Nimbus Grey)...Attempt #2

Discussion in 'Projects/Progress Threads' started by suj, Jan 17, 2017.

  1. DS197

    DS197 Paid Member

    London
    Clio 197
    I had the same issue mate and sitting with my legs closed wasn't an option, but the seats do give way a little eventually without becoming less supporting from what i've found. Also took me a good day and a half to finally get the seat to where it was actually comfortable after messing with the seat rake :smile:
     
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  2. suj

    suj Gold Member

    299
    Birmingham / Warwick
    Nimbus Grey 197
    I unintentionally did the same, as they were already pumped up, so I sat in an was like "what the heck?!"
    Then down I went haha.

    Yep I'm hoping that happens, as these are like new, so have quite stiff bolsters (Oh baby...lol), so hopefully they settle down, I got the fitted covers to fit to save them from my sliding ass, that'll be a job for tomorrow.
     
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  3. Dystant

    Dystant Detailing Dale Paid Member

    Manchester
    Clio 200 CUP
    Do you have yours tilted as far upright as it will allow? I've found that the most comfortable.
     
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  4. Jimmy

    Jimmy Good cop Administrator

    I'm the same with that Dale, I like to be sat proper upright when I'm driving and the wheel pulled as close as it'll come!

    The Recaros look ace Suj, such a great seat in these cars!
     
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  5. ///M

    ///M Gold Member

    RB R27#312 & an ///M
    Huuuuuuge upgrade mate! They look SO much better. Seeing them side by side like that really makes it stand out.

    Word of warning, they're made of butter. Don't even brush the bolsters when getting in or they'll be wearing through in no time!

    You must be properly thrilled with those.
     
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  6. Dystant

    Dystant Detailing Dale Paid Member

    Manchester
    Clio 200 CUP
    +1 :excited:
     
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  7. suj

    suj Gold Member

    299
    Birmingham / Warwick
    Nimbus Grey 197
    Yep I do the same, I hate sitting leaning all the way back, I sit very upright and quite close for someone my heigh as people keep telling me (5'11").
    It's the most comfortable also allows me to drive it properly when a country road appears by "accident" haha :smiley:

    Thanks Jammy, agreed mate.

    Haha yep Mes, I had them in my R27 before it was rear ended on the motorway (I only had it 5 weeks :worried: )

    I actually bought this car on a Saturday from
    Preston, drove back to Brum, then Sunday I was doing a round trip to High Wycombe for these, as I knew I had to have them!

    Yeah I have some Capital Seating covers to go on, so will use them day-to-day, then take them off for trackdays etc.

    A tip I found is, get the seat in position, then put a tiny line of electrical tape where the top part of the belt buckle (seat end) is aligned on the centre console.
    Then move the seat all the way back getting in and out the car :smile:
     
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  8. BenAG200

    BenAG200 Paid Member

    Looking good Suj
     
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  9. suj

    suj Gold Member

    299
    Birmingham / Warwick
    Nimbus Grey 197
    Thanks Ben, no where near yours, roll on those ASTs, my God it'll be worth the wait!!!
     
  10. BenAG200

    BenAG200 Paid Member

    The Recaro's are a game changer on yours for sure, instant transformation to the look of the interior and they are a great seat for both performance and comfort. Looking forward to seeing your progress :thumb:
     
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  11. suj

    suj Gold Member

    299
    Birmingham / Warwick
    Nimbus Grey 197
    Totally agree, it's mental how much of a difference in looks it gives alone.
    Yep the confidence it gives is great for corners, now that I have found the correct seat position lol.


    First weekend off in ages, so I washed the car (sorry no pics, as it bloody started raining after lol), I then changed the bulb that went, forgot how much of a pain it was, doesn't help I have spades for hands lol, but there is now Osram Nightbreaker Unlimited in both (there already was, but I swapped both, kept one unblown as a spare).

    I also forgot pics of when I put the steering wheel insert in (pardon my flakey wheel, it's on my list of things to get done lol).

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    I also put my Capital Seating covers on, they seriously need ironing, but I just wanted to get them on ASAP to stop potentially killing the seats, as they are in very good condition.

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    Also I may have got something coming soon, I said I wouldn't....but looks like I have no self control haha, so watch this space.... :smiley:
     
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  12. ///M

    ///M Gold Member

    RB R27#312 & an ///M
    Enough of the teasers!

    :smiley:

    What you got? Do I have an idea what it might be?

    :smile:
     
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  13. Micah

    Micah Clumsy McButterfingers Gold Member

    Medway, Kent
    Clio 200
    Zorst
     
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  14. ///M

    ///M Gold Member

    RB R27#312 & an ///M
    Ooh, that's not what I was thinking!

    Your old one?
     
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  15. Micah

    Micah Clumsy McButterfingers Gold Member

    Medway, Kent
    Clio 200
    No, mine was sold last weekend to Cassie.
     
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  16. suj

    suj Gold Member

    299
    Birmingham / Warwick
    Nimbus Grey 197
    You might do....you might not (SHHHHH either way haha) :tongueout:

    Nope, it already has a Milltek Resonated on.

    But you did remind me I forgot to say I have a Toyo Manifold to go on, totally forgot:

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    So long story short, guy bought my old R27 (being broken on here), contacted me regarding info about cambelt etc, I sent him the paperwork and spare key, he then decided to break it.
    I then managed to buy back the Toyo Manifold (PS he's a top guy).
     
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  17. Micah

    Micah Clumsy McButterfingers Gold Member

    Medway, Kent
    Clio 200
    I wonder how the Toyo would perform with a standard system?
     
  18. ///M

    ///M Gold Member

    RB R27#312 & an ///M
    Good result on the manifold mate!

    And REALLY looking forward to the coming update!!!

    :smile:
     
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  19. suj

    suj Gold Member

    299
    Birmingham / Warwick
    Nimbus Grey 197
    When I spoke to Engine Dynamics, they said due to different exhaust runner lengths, they have to do a bit more work to get it running as OEM manifold.
    But my old one drove so nice, it was a Toyo Manifold > Standard Cat > Milltek and pulled really well.
    My mate had a Dyno Graph from DynoDaze in Hinkley and it made 192bhp (numbers mean nothing I know), but graphs looked good and there wasn't much of a flat spot.
    So you may need a map after

    So am I, but it'll be a while before any real update.
    I really need to get out on track, we are planning to book one soon though.
     
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  20. Micah

    Micah Clumsy McButterfingers Gold Member

    Medway, Kent
    Clio 200
    That's very interesting to know - I wonder what 'work' has to be done. I may give him a call.
    From my Google search, it seems a remap is an absolute must with the pre-cat removed.
    The only thing that puts me off is the cost of it all - £180-200 (mani), £265 (fitting), £400 (remap) = £845-865 for one job :worried:
     

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