First Year of Ownership - RB 197 with pics

Discussion in 'New Members' started by Mark Attwell, Jan 12, 2018.

  1. Mark Attwell

    Mark Attwell Paid Member

    13
    Worthing
    Clio 197 Cup RB
    Thought i would share with you my (slow)progress over the past year!
    Hopefully a road trip this year and a track day or two.

    After owning a 1.2 for nearly 4 years and modifying stupidly like a ‘cool’ 18 year old i matured to a TT for just over a year. After regretting not buying a 197/200 after my first clio i couldnt wait any longer and bought a RB 197!

    It already had h&r’s and spacers which i planned to fit anyway so that saved me some pennies.
    It also had the manifold changed and a direnza/ ebay special exhaust on it. Not what id have put on it but i am picking up my scorpion Res in a couple weeks!!

    The interior was slightly tired so i had it all sprayed gloss black, along with the mirror backings and rear diffuser!

    Changed my plate over to a private one i had on the TT and added some exhaust tips.

    I also changed my head unit and speakers as lets be honest they are not the greatest

    Then after finally deciding on a sprint spoiler i got one ordered painted and stuck on over christmas! Sets the back off very nicely. I managed to get some projector lights from ebay at a steal of a price so changed them over whilst the sprint was drying.


    Im quite happy with the way it looks at the moment. In two minds abouts going for gloss black wheels or leaving them for now.

    Recaro’s have been on my mind since the day i bought it but they will have to wait for now. Brakes and tyres next and the exhaust ofcourse. But i am happy with how it looks at the moment after giving it a good clean last weekend!

    Pictures to follow

    1st Car. 1.2 ... full 172 rep

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    Just picked up the 197. Introduced to its new home 84F6E94E-9368-4B8A-AE9B-6B76CBAE8D9B.jpeg
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    The sprint Spoiler Painted ready to go!

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    Most recent pics from last weekend all clean again!


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    Next plans -

    Brakes all round
    Ado8r’s ready for summer
    Steering wheel retrim as mines knackered
    Fit new scorpion exhaust
    Remap
    Book a holiday and have no money to spend on the car and get moaned at by the misses if i buy car parts
     
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  2. Pav

    Pav Moderator

    Manchester
    albi blue 197 with boost
    welcome and what a great example :thumb:
    all your mods are very effective..like the way you are going with your car
     
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  3. JMR

    JMR Paid Member

    96
    Notts/Lincs
    Porsche + LY200
    Lovely pics mate.
    mmmm, gloss black wheels you say ? :sunglasses:
     
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  4. Mark Attwell

    Mark Attwell Paid Member

    13
    Worthing
    Clio 197 Cup RB
    Yes been on my mind for a while now!
     
  5. Big Ben

    Big Ben Paid Member

    Herts
    197
    Lovely looking car. Keep us all posted with your upgrades:thumb:
     
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  6. Johnny 99

    Johnny 99 Platinum Member

    Inverness
    Clio Renaultsport 200
    Welcome, nice car, great colour! I'm still of the opinion that a sprint spoiler is for those who feel a Renaultsport should have a spoiler, but aren't quite comfortable with having a spoiler whereas the Cup spoiler says "sports car", but I know not everyone feels the same. It'd be boring if we did! Enjoy the car, they're great fun to rev & get the best from. Beats a turbo for driver satisfaction imho.
     
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  7. Barney626

    Barney626 Winner - POTM December 2017 Paid Member

    354
    Clio 197 - Nimbus
    Very nice but needs black badges to go with the black side strips...

    :blackdiamond:
     
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  8. Mark Attwell

    Mark Attwell Paid Member

    13
    Worthing
    Clio 197 Cup RB
    I agree mate. I think the sprint really sets off the back and looks like it came from factory! Dont get me wrong the cup spoiler suits it too but gives it a much more racecar/track car look. Both look good though
     
  9. peter

    peter POTM Winner - February 2017 Gold Member

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    b e l g i u m
    RB7 #166
    lovely looking motor.
    i'd keep the wheels as they are.
     
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  10. LOCKE

    LOCKE Paid Member

    Glasgow
    RB 182 Cup/LY 197 R27
    Looks great, Speedline Cup wheels in black would finish it off perfectly. I don't think the original wheels look good in black IMO.
     
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  11. Pav

    Pav Moderator

    Manchester
    albi blue 197 with boost
    +1 on this..
     
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  12. Mark Attwell

    Mark Attwell Paid Member

    13
    Worthing
    Clio 197 Cup RB
    Yes mate i agree! Speedlines in black look spot on
     
  13. Benno

    Benno Gold Member

    Speedlines or 200 wheels in gloss black! Standard 197 look a bit lost in the arches blacked out is my personal opinion..

    Lovely car, I drool over RB Clios. If I put more thought into it before I bought mine, I probably would have had one!

    Glad you've gone for the correct exhaust system for it, they sound absolutely amazing, you won't regret it.
     
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  14. Beany

    Beany Platinum Member

    Doncaster
    RB 200 cup
    Can’t beat a nice clean RB :wink:
     
  15. Pav

    Pav Moderator

    Manchester
    albi blue 197 with boost
    you would know,wouldnt you??:thumb:
     
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  16. Mark Attwell

    Mark Attwell Paid Member

    13
    Worthing
    Clio 197 Cup RB
    Yes i agree mate think i will look out for a set of speedlines in the near future
    Excited to get the system fitted. Picking it up in a couple of weeks. Havnt heard one in person only on vids but heard soo many good things about scorpion!
     
  17. Robbiewashere

    Robbiewashere Paid Member

    28
    Clio 197
    Hey mark love the car, great colour and loving that spoiler. Mind me asking how much the spoiler set you back? How much for painting? And was it easy to fit? Would love to get a sprint spoiler for my 197.
     
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  18. Mark Attwell

    Mark Attwell Paid Member

    13
    Worthing
    Clio 197 Cup RB
    Thanks mate! Spoiler was about £190 with postage. Painted it at work for nothing! Relatively easy to glue on. Plenty of glue and lots of strong tape to stick it down as its a bit rigid. I didnt use the glue that came with it. I work in a bodyshop so used some super strong stuff but the glue it comes with( a bit like tigerseal) will do the job fine!
     
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