Shuv's Racing Blue 200...................

Discussion in 'Projects/Progress Threads' started by sevenfourate, Mar 20, 2016.

  1. tgaz197

    tgaz197 Paid Member

    28
    Widnes
    Albi 197
    Yeah had them in my meg 250 always wanted them and found them great when going for a blast but day to day an absolute pain to get in and out of trying to watch the bolsters and there the only car seat to give me back ache, after jumping out of our fiesta st which I still think have one of the best seats fitted standard to a hot hatch they just didn't feel as good. Plus my wife suffers terribly with her back and she couldn't manage them at all, I'm finding the standard 197 seats nice and comfy!
     
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  2. kevlar

    kevlar Gold Member

    Wiltshire
    Clio 200 GW slightly modified - member of Team Black Diamond.
    I should not skim read this forum, I just quickly read this while at work...I mean while on my break - it read very differently to me - sorry had to share.
     
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  3. ///M

    ///M Gold Member

    R27, ///M CS, Exige V6
    I find them the exact opposite. SO comfy for me. Long drives are no problem at all. Same for my wife. I guess we just fit with them better.

    The seats in my BMW on the other hand, for a start they weigh about the same as a bus, and I can feel my back getting worse the longer I sit in them.
     
  4. Antti O

    Antti O Gold Member

    Mikkeli, Finland
    Clio 197 Ultra red 2007
    Congrulations for you new seats. I am not sure about cover? =)
    You can always clean leather.. it is not difficult, once / year is fine..
    I have had many cars with leathers and cleaning is easy compared to fabric seats.
     
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  5. tgaz197

    tgaz197 Paid Member

    28
    Widnes
    Albi 197
    I know sounds mad as everyone raves over the cs, what's madder is the best most comfortable seat I've ever owned was a set of cobra suzukas I could of drove for days in them.
     
  6. ///M

    ///M Gold Member

    R27, ///M CS, Exige V6
    They're all different seats, we're all different people I guess. One of those can please some of the people some of the time but... type situations.

    I find most fixed buckets are much more comfortable than regular car seats to be honest.
     
  7. Chris

    Chris Bad cop Administrator

    Is the cover as you're a bit grubby post work??

    Just don't like the idea of covering them beauties up :hearteyes:
     
  8. sevenfourate

    sevenfourate Devotee of OCD Moderator

    Lowestoft, England.
    Racing Blue RS-200
    Absolutely. I hear you.

    Hard as you try, as much as you have a really good scrub-up after work and although i have overalls etc on every hands-on day; dirt transference is impossible to avoid. I did my silver belts a few weeks ago and they were pretty filthy even after all my efforts. Got no desire to let the seats go the same way !

    Beauty of the Recaro cover - is it only has two (Velcro to velcro) retaining straps and two quick fitment loops. So weekends i can let my hair down and enjoy :smile:
     
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  9. Chris

    Chris Bad cop Administrator

    Yeah fair play mate I feel you!

    I always get talc on the back of mine from where I talc my arse everyday LOL! not that you wanted to know that :smiley:
     
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  10. Cossers

    Cossers Paid Member

    503
    Vxr astra (j) and an r27
    Pmsl! Post of the year!
     
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  11. sevenfourate

    sevenfourate Devotee of OCD Moderator

    Lowestoft, England.
    Racing Blue RS-200
    And the only one remotely on-topic in the last 10....
     
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  12. LOCKE

    LOCKE Paid Member

    Glasgow
    RB 182 Cup/LY 197 R27
    Look cracking Shuv, bet the car smells great. Enjoy.
     
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  13. sevenfourate

    sevenfourate Devotee of OCD Moderator

    Lowestoft, England.
    Racing Blue RS-200
    Days like this in Clio ownership don't happen often. So i will quickly share......



    Car went in today for a 'brake service'. They felt a little soft a few weeks ago - and although they have since come back a bit (?) - i thought i'd get them checked-over, bled and lubed up pre-winter.

    I had a few quid in my wallet this am, but stopped at the cash machine and got a couple of hundred out - ready for a worst case scenario and knowing how much labour can be eaten stripping, cleaning, lubing and fettling 4 brake calipers.

    Dropped the car off and went to lock it - keycard not working. "Battery" i think. (And desperately hope !!!). I have to be elsewhere - so left the garage to it.

    Get back tonight, my mechanic says all went great, brakes are feeling really firm, they found nothing sticking etc, checked for air in the system and all 4 calipers have been taken off and pads / sliders etc lubed up. "GREAT" i say....how much do i owe you.

    £30 he says. You what....really ? i reply. Too much he says ? No - the opposite.....Are you sure - i come back with. Yup. So gave him £40 and left very pleased.

    I then stop at the Motor factors up the road, ping out the keycard battery and ask for two more. Daily one fires straight into life and works faultlessly. I get home and try 2nd card. Nothing. Fire new battery in that - now also perfect.

    So from what looked like it could have turned into an expensive day - turned into £42.86 and one happy bunny.

    I love French cars.




    ****For today :french:
     
  14. kevlar

    kevlar Gold Member

    Wiltshire
    Clio 200 GW slightly modified - member of Team Black Diamond.
    In the words of ice cube...today was a good day. Rare but great when these days occur had the opposite this month, boiler problem, school fees, car mot etc etc etc....roll on october...then its my little girls birthday....roll on november...



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  15. Big Ben

    Big Ben Paid Member

    Herts
    197
    NICE. Love hearing positive stuff about our little cars. No reason why occasionally there shouldn't be a cheapy bill. You've spent plenty on preventative maintenance over the last year or so... now reaping the rewards:thumb:

    Edit: that is mental cheap btw
     
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  16. Pav

    Pav Moderator

    Manchester
    albi blue 197 with boost
    well they can surprise you for sure..wish all little issues were sorted this easily and painlessly..glad all is ok and it didnt cost you a fortune...
     
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  17. sevenfourate

    sevenfourate Devotee of OCD Moderator

    Lowestoft, England.
    Racing Blue RS-200
    Yea right Ben.

    I got charged £60 or £70 not long ago to change the oil and filter + g/box oil i supplied.....

    Slightly confused on the current pricing structure at this point.
     
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  18. Benno996

    Benno996 Gold Member

    350
    North Wilts
    UR 197
    Well to put it into perspective I got charged £325 for fitting of springs (by all accounts a near on complete front suspension rebuild), spacers, rear caliper, fixing of heat shield and MOT. I didn't think that was too bad in the current market..?
     
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  19. sevenfourate

    sevenfourate Devotee of OCD Moderator

    Lowestoft, England.
    Racing Blue RS-200
    I seem to remember 'my man' saying front spring fitment was a longer / harder job than he thought too !

    While i do love a small French hot-hatch. I don't think the feeling is mutual sometimes :smile:
     
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  20. Benno996

    Benno996 Gold Member

    350
    North Wilts
    UR 197
    My mechanic's first two words to me when I picked it up - complete ballache. Love it!

    Don't think he'd be willing to do a brake service for me for that price though!!!
     
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