New 197 Cup owner

Discussion in 'New Members' started by G197, Jul 2, 2017.

  1. G197

    G197 Paid Member

    BMW 330CI
    Hi everyone, I've recently acquired my first ever Renault sport! I am now the proud owner of a white 197 Cup which I am going to be using to compete in hill climbs and sprints!

    Despite it being my first RS I am not unfamiliar with them as I have been sharing a friends 172 Cup for many years both on track days and more recently hill climbing and sprinting.

    Getting a Clio RS has been an inevitability for some time, firstly they are perfectly suited to hill climbing/sprinting but also because I nearly bought one in my 20's but ended up going down the CTR route, so it was a scratch I'd never quite itched! First impressions are promising as it definitely put a smile on my face on my drive home after collecting it.

    Being a child competition car there are going to be a few mods on the cards! Initially in preparation for the season next year I need to get the car caged (most likely go for Safety Devices), new bucket seats and a racing steering wheel.

    If anyone can save me a bit if hunting and point me in the direction of any threads about the best seat and subframe combinations or which steering wheel boss is the best that would be really helpful.

    I will Also be changing discs, pads and brake hoses ready for next year.

    Over time other mods will include:

    Clio 197

    Aero Catches

    Spherical top mounts

    Strut Brace Front

    Strut Brace Rear


    new track rods and track rod ends, it’s an opportunity to upgrade any 197 or non-Cup 200 to the slightly quicker Cup rack.

    Polybush mounts: suspension & Engine



    Limited Slip Diff


    Exhaust Manifold & Sports cat

    Uprated Cams

    And as much weight reduction as possible.

    Looking forward to immersing myself in all thing Renault sport.


  2. LOCKE

    LOCKE Paid Member

    RB 182 Cup/LY 197 R27
    Welcome in Geoff, hope the 197 brings you many happy times. Enjoy.

  3. sevenfourate

    sevenfourate Devotee of OCD Paid Member

    Lowestoft, England.
    Racing Blue RS-200
    Morning Geoff and welcome to the forum.

    Congrats on the new weapon; and looking forward to some reports and pictures; especially once the car is competitively in operation !

    Also sounds like your Renault knowledge might help out a few people here :smile:

    Enjoy your stay..........
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  4. Big Ben

    Big Ben Winner - POTM February 2018 Paid Member

    Welcome aboard Geoff. If you finish that list then you'll have a weapon on your hands!
    Have fun
  5. Foxspeed

    Foxspeed "the new red baron" Moderator

  6. -Eddie-

    -Eddie- Missing In Action Paid Member

    200 Cup
    Welcome along! Some tasty plans there :smile:

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  7. Johnny 99

    Johnny 99 Platinum Member

    Clio Renaultsport 200
    Welcome. Looking forward to hearing reports, seeing pics of you competing.
  8. Jimmy

    Jimmy Good cop Administrator

    Welcome to the forum, Geoff! Great introduction, hope the plans go well for you!
  9. Pav

    Pav Moderator

    albi blue 197 with boost
  10. G197

    G197 Paid Member

    BMW 330CI
    Thanks for the warm welcome everyone. Most of my knowledge is based on a 172 Cup do not sure how transferable that is to the 197 but suppose it's better than no knowledge.
  11. nutnutwelshman

    nutnutwelshman Spa-tacus Area Rep

    Welcome Geoff to the Family were are you based bud
  12. G197

    G197 Paid Member

    BMW 330CI
    Thanks, I'm based in Worcestershire in the midlands.
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  13. Sean.

    Sean. Paid Member

    Fiesta Zetec S TDCI
    Where abouts mate? I'm by Bewdley!

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  14. G197

    G197 Paid Member

    BMW 330CI
    Not far away - just over in Droitwich.
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