My first RS197

Discussion in 'Projects/Progress Threads' started by adam thomas, Dec 28, 2017.

  1. adam thomas

    adam thomas Gold Member

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    Sidewalls are pretty soft on them but apart from that I can't pick any faults with them in all weather . Great all round tyre for me . Had Them on my fiesta and will have them again lol

    Dash sticker looks like it should be there from factory
     

  2. Pav

    Pav Moderator

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    good job..also like the dash sticker..very club like :french:
     
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  3. adam thomas

    adam thomas Gold Member

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    Had to get the gold one in the car somewhere . It's been bugging me for ages not putting it to use
     
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  4. adam thomas

    adam thomas Gold Member

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    Finally getting around to doing a few things on my car

    Have started fitting the cup shocks.


    Fronts are now done and the rears should be done by the end of the week .

    Taking my time doing them and cleaning everything up whilst it is off the car .

    As always I have a few progress pictures

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  5. Pav

    Pav Moderator

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    that should do for a few more years to come..when i saw the 1st picture i was thinking "he should have painted them shocks" and viola,,as by magic,they are..good job mate..hope all went ok..:thumb:
     
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  6. adam thomas

    adam thomas Gold Member

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    Actually went pretty smoothly apart form a ruined top mount . Could have been worse though lol
     
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  7. adam thomas

    adam thomas Gold Member

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    not so much going on at the moment , have had a few little things to do such as fixing an exhaust blow and fitting my kill all wipers , wiper delete kit < pita !!!

    cup shocks have made the car feel so much better on the road , really liking the set up with the grams springs

    the suspension should be given a decent test on Monday 13th of august as I've booked a evening session at Donny. will be my first track day so im looking forward to it!
     
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  8. Big Ben

    Big Ben Winner - POTM February 2018 Paid Member

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    I’m doing the day session at Donny. Come say hi mate
     
  9. adam thomas

    adam thomas Gold Member

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    Will do mate !
     
  10. adam thomas

    adam thomas Gold Member

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    Rear end looks a lot smoother without the wiper 91c8555ac30e6a696e5e16734977dbce.jpg
     
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  11. Pav

    Pav Moderator

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    it does..very cool mod..:thumb:
     
  12. adam thomas

    adam thomas Gold Member

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    Had a bit of a car day yesterday to get a few jobs done but as per I forgot to take photos ...

    Gave the car and oil and plug service , filter was a right pain in the ass to get off but im sure with the right tool it isn't as bad.

    plugs looked pretty clean but replaced them anyway
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    also tried to investigate an aircon leak I have which I found out about when I took the car to be regassed.

    the system would not hold vacuum , I have looked at a few connections but all seems ok , although the condenser is looking a little worse for wear.

    finally managed to get the car clean. With the last few weeks of galavanting the car had accumulated a fair bit of crud..

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  13. Pav

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    looking good.new plugs are always a bonus..
     
  14. adam thomas

    adam thomas Gold Member

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    All In preparation for donington on Monday evening
     
  15. rcwsr

    rcwsr Paid Member

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    Awesome thread. Car looks great. What thule roof rack feet are they?

    I might be fitting grams springs on my 200 soon as it looks like the front driver side spring has snapped.
     
  16. adam thomas

    adam thomas Gold Member

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    Thank you mate . They're the Thule 751 feet with 3091 foot pack mate . Grams are a good upgrade in my opinion !
     
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  17. wootwoot

    wootwoot

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    Car looks nice. Was also thinking the black and yellow color scheme you have but got beaten to it hahahha.

    Can i ask what you use to wash your car? Woolen mit?
     
  18. adam thomas

    adam thomas Gold Member

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    Go for black and yellow it looks awesome !

    yeah I use a lambs wool mitt from meguiars and mainly autobrite direct products
     
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  19. adam thomas

    adam thomas Gold Member

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    Had a pretty good day Monday !

    started off with the dreaded MOT but it passed with flying colours (dads mate is a tester) :oops:
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    Then it was time for a short drive up to Donington
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    car performed brilliantly on track apart from the brakes which was a bit annoying.
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    also seem to have spent the whole time I was on track avoiding the photographer !
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    did manage to get a few phone pics with the people I went with though !

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    car seemed to handle brilliantly and the track tyres I picked up a few months ago were awesome even if I didn't get much heat in them with having to do short sessions because of the brakes.

    overall a good day but its time for some new brake pads !


    :track:
     
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  20. adam thomas

    adam thomas Gold Member

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    also managed to put together a little video of some track footage . don't forget im a novice so don't judge lol
     

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