Flacsi's Racing Red 197

Discussion in 'Projects/Progress Threads' started by Flacsi, Mar 30, 2015.

  1. Yiannis197

    Yiannis197 Paid Member

    London
    Clio R27
    Nice one Tamas, you keep saying you'd join us one year but you never do, tut tut way too much being spent on the car but not with the car!

    Let's hope you manage this year it'd be awesome:smile:
     
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  2. Flacsi

    Flacsi

    413
    Budapest, Hungary
    Red Clio RS 197
    Got your point @Yiannis197 :smile:
    This season I am spending only on maintenance: brake discs and pads, oil change, MOT, the only extra are the door cards for weight savings.
    Not sure who spent a small fortune on coil-overs with external canister, last season :smiley:

    But the point is there: we spent a lot on our cars, rather than with the car. I had to realize last season that I am rarely driving my RS during weekends as the suspensions are so harsh, the clutch is so weak! To run it on tracks only is not enough, but expensive, I need to enjoy it more on mountain roads.

    Therefore from this season I stop searching for tenth of seconds on track to beat my PB, because that makes you spend more and more of your hard earned cash.
    I will go for track days but the goal is to enjoy! Honestly the biggest fun is when with friends of mine are closely following each other on track!

    And try to join your alpine trip this year or if the dates are not fitting I will organize one with my friends, because the roads are amazing in Slovakia - High Tatras, Austrian Alps - these are all in driving distances. And I would recommend this to all of you guys!

    cheers
    Tamas
     
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  3. Yiannis197

    Yiannis197 Paid Member

    London
    Clio R27
    haha fair enough matey, small fortune on my setup but I still hit the Alps, B-roads and circuits every year so yes, no issues using my car everywhere:wink: And I've also got radio, aircon, interior, insulation etc so yes, I'm rolling in a daily:smile: Has to be mentioned, if I was about to chose between a car upgrade and a trip I know which one I'd chose:smile:

    Joking aside, fighting with the stopwatch can lead you in dark places. Totally agree with you, you can spend so much and before you realise the car can't be used on the roads any more and this great element of our car is lost. Let's face it, if I wanted a track only car that wouldn't be a FWD hatch..Track days is a day of leisure, go out, have a blast and use the car to the maximum of your skills, something you can't do on the road. Stopwatches are for racing, I never used one:smile:

    Now, sort your summer out my friend and come and join us. Around 10 Lotuses this year and me, 25 Aug-2 Sept. And it's gonna be massive!

    [​IMG]
     
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  4. This all over, especially the last part!
    Nice as Clio's are, they make sense as a dual purpose car - for which they are hard to beat at the £'s. Track only, well for me even a mk3 2.0 sport mx5 would make a far better track choice than a Clio at around similar budget to most 197's etc. Simple setup of coilovers, light seats and the mzr/duratec is pretty easy to tune too :wink:
     
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  5. Flacsi

    Flacsi

    413
    Budapest, Hungary
    Red Clio RS 197
    agree with both of you! a used mx5 - light, smaller wheels and tires and brake pads are way cheaper - or a used gt86 - similar weight and sizes, but lower center of gravity - is on my list, whenever I will be brave enough to sell my little one.

    But lets enjoy what we have in hand, my first ride of the season was a blast :smiley:
    32672314030_0c29d7cd5e_c.jpg First ride of 2017 by Tamás Flatsker, on Flickr
    33054457135_3ed88330b2_c.jpg First ride of 2017 by Tamás Flatsker, on Flickr

    33012541386_b7c30590a2_c.jpg First ride of 2017 by Tamás Flatsker, on Flickr
     
    Last edited: Apr 26, 2017
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  6. ///M

    ///M Gold Member

    R27, ///M CS, Exige V6
    Fantastic photos Tamas! Especially like the 2nd one.

    Red car with white wheels always looks amazing.
     
  7. Flacsi

    Flacsi

    413
    Budapest, Hungary
    Red Clio RS 197
    Thanks @///M !
    Surface was wet, but come on that's what we need, adrenaline!
     
  8. ///M

    ///M Gold Member

    R27, ///M CS, Exige V6
    Think it just adds a bit of drama to the shots mate!

    I'm sure it certainly added drama to the drive! :smile:
     
  9. Flacsi

    Flacsi

    413
    Budapest, Hungary
    Red Clio RS 197
    CL RC6 ER brake pads received today, quality is amazing, pls note the cooling fin:

    32444229884_076fce8f32_c.jpg CL RC6 ER by Tamás Flatsker, on Flickr

    32904195390_b396121c75_c.jpg CL RC6 ER by Tamás Flatsker, on Flickr
     
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  10. trackspec197

    trackspec197 Paid Member

    802
    Worcester
    Clio 197 BMW 320 M Sport
    Those pads are amazing mate!
     
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  11. ///M

    ///M Gold Member

    R27, ///M CS, Exige V6
    Super cool Tamas!
     
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  12. sevenfourate

    sevenfourate Devotee of OCD Paid Member

    Lowestoft, England.
    Racing Blue RS-200
    I've never seen such a work of art born out on a pair of brake pads ! The quality is obvious from here......

    Look forward to hearing all about the results :smile:
     
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  13. Pav

    Pav Moderator

    Manchester
    albi blue 197 with boost
    will stop on the spot once warm..good pads:thumb:
     
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  14. Flacsi

    Flacsi

    413
    Budapest, Hungary
    Red Clio RS 197
    found some time during the weekend and removed the door card and replace with the R3 Access alu cards. The result is hmm...
    not sure honestly if this is my cup of tea, what do you think guys?

    32999347043_5682e2085c_c.jpg Untitled by Tamás Flatsker, on Flickr

    32999347063_270f660680_c.jpg Untitled by Tamás Flatsker, on Flickr
     
  15. Branx

    Branx

    92
    Zagreb, Croatia
    Clio 197, Twingo II ph2
    Not my cup of tea to be honest :smile:
     
  16. ///M

    ///M Gold Member

    R27, ///M CS, Exige V6
    #becauseracecar

    If a job is worth doing, it's worth doing properly mate.

    I like it!
     
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  17. sevenfourate

    sevenfourate Devotee of OCD Paid Member

    Lowestoft, England.
    Racing Blue RS-200
    "Strange" finish on the Aluminium.....or is that just the light / reflections or even moisture ?

    Its neither Satin / Brushed or polished......

    In principle i'm with the idea though :smile: Would they look better painted Black perhaps ?
     
  18. Yiannis197

    Yiannis197 Paid Member

    London
    Clio R27
    Not my cup of tea mate and to be honest I really doubt you'll see any improvement on your lap times with this. How much weight did you save?

    Most importantly, how do you find the RC6s?
     
  19. trackspec197

    trackspec197 Paid Member

    802
    Worcester
    Clio 197 BMW 320 M Sport
    RC6s are amazing!
     
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  20. Yiannis197

    Yiannis197 Paid Member

    London
    Clio R27
    I can only agree! I loved mine and possibly go for the same, not sure whether CL has changed the compound though (ER??)? Also, my back plates were definitely different, I suppose the new design is for better heat dissipation.
     
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