Sideshowfreds Ultra Red 200 -- Fully Caged Track Car Build

Discussion in 'Projects/Progress Threads' started by Sideshowfred, Aug 10, 2015.

  1. Adam_C

    Adam_C

    657
    Clio 197
    Glad you are back into loving The Clio!! I bet them white alloys are a pain to keep clean

    That tyre looks shot at!!!
     

  2. Dystant

    Dystant Detailing Dale Paid Member

    Manchester
    Clio 200 CUP
    Great car, great stance, great colour! :smiley:

    'Nuff said.
     
  3. LOCKE

    LOCKE Paid Member

    Glasgow
    RB 182 Cup/LY 197 R27
    As I've said before I don't think there is a bad colour for these cars. UR looks great but must be one of the rarest colours out there.
     
  4. Sideshowfred

    Sideshowfred Gold Member

    157
    Northampton
    Clio RS 200
    Thanks for the comments guys. I like the fact you rarely see a red 200 out and about so makes it nice to own one. The white wheels are a pain yes. But as they're track only it's not too bad. It's only pick up on the tyres, i've managed to clean the rear ones up a bit but am going to run the others on the back for a few days to try and get it cleared off.

    I take on your comments Yiannis, I'm fairly realistic about the planned mods on the car so am not expecting it to turn into something that will keep up with Radicals all day long! Also, it's 95% a road car as it's my daily that gets a few trackdays thrown at it. I just hate owning a standard car so am trying to keep it a bit more interesting! It's the kind of idea i've had for my last couple of cars but the idea works better with this one.

    Today has been a good day though as it sailed through it's MOT :grinning:
     
  5. Jimmy

    Jimmy Good cop Administrator

    Great news on the MOT, always a weight off the mind once a year when it passes :smile:
     
  6. sevenfourate

    sevenfourate Devotee of OCD Paid Member

    Lowestoft, England.
    Racing Blue RS-200
    Is Rockingham a quick track, nothing like Cadwell for example (Which was always a favourite for slower / smaller engined or more nimble Motorbike owners when i did bike Trackdays). Certainly compared to Silverstone, or the old Snetterton for example.

    Im guessing in the same way these cars are more suited to B-road blasting than Motorway mile-munching......theres more fun / more battles to be had on a more nimbleness orientated Track.
     
  7. Sideshowfred

    Sideshowfred Gold Member

    157
    Northampton
    Clio RS 200
    I didn't think Rockingham would be that quick but I was very wrong! It's a lot bigger than I thought when I booked it and means you have to carry a lot of speed everywhere. To put it in perspective I was backing off to 90mph for the 'first' banked corner as I didn't feel comfortable going any faster. Everything else was undertaking me round it!

    Just been trying to measure up seat fittings as I really don't want to fight with the OMP frame anymore. It's just so awkward to get it to fit correctly and looks clumsy. Problem is the Sabelt has a very wide mounting on the current subframes and nothing else seems to be wide enough.
     
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  8. Sideshowfred

    Sideshowfred Gold Member

    157
    Northampton
    Clio RS 200
    Quick update after Bedford, car performed brilliantly again. Only time it played up was after spinning for a second time and it didn't want to start.

    187 miles on track so definitely got my money's worth out of the day.

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    That's it for this year trackday wise. Just got to try and not spend too much on the car over Christmas. I've still got the temptation to change it for something else but who knows what will happen.
     
  9. Jimmy

    Jimmy Good cop Administrator

    Sounds like it was a good day out! The car looks brilliant on track!

    What were you thinking of changing it for?
     
  10. Adam_C

    Adam_C

    657
    Clio 197
    Car looks great! would you not regret changing it for something else?
     
  11. Sideshowfred

    Sideshowfred Gold Member

    157
    Northampton
    Clio RS 200
    I keep finding myself wanting something rwd. The main contenders in my head are S2000's, VX220's or go for something of a budget track car with an old MX5. Thing is, the Clio has been a fairly trouble free vehicle so it seems silly to get something much older and probably more problematic.

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  12. Adam_C

    Adam_C

    657
    Clio 197
    I Know what you mean, you will end up making a big mistake if you potentially buy another car what has loads of problems when you have had a trouble free Clio and also a cracking motor all around on road and on track!
     
  13. Jimmy

    Jimmy Good cop Administrator

    I was very tempted to go for a VX200 before I decided to get the Clio. Values are going up at the moment and they're getting rarer I think. Great looking and performing cars, but not the most practical and probably a very different prospect to the Clio!
     
  14. Big Ben

    Big Ben Winner - POTM February 2018 Paid Member

    Herts
    197
    Car looks good on track mate. Gotta love Bedford. Great place

    Did you nip out to the Shell garage for a re fuel or buy the stuff that was on site??
     
  15. Sideshowfred

    Sideshowfred Gold Member

    157
    Northampton
    Clio RS 200
    I bought the on site fuel, probably more expensive but it was convenient and meant I could get back out on track quicker.
     
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  16. Sideshowfred

    Sideshowfred Gold Member

    157
    Northampton
    Clio RS 200
    Thought it was about time for an update. Been trying to keep a steady stream of things happening to the car over the past few months but has kind of come to a halt at the minute. Been slowly planning and buying in order to make it exactly how I want. First thing to be bought was a boot net as used in the R26.R and Trophy-R Meganes. I love having a stripped out rear in the car but not having anything to stop stuff sliding forward is getting on my nerves. Given its for a much bigger car it fits in the boot surprisingly well

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    I spent the whole of December deciding if I want a cage or a bar to mount it off. But in the end I have decided to o down the Trophy-R route and have a boot bar made up to hang it off. So I currently have a metre and a half of CDS tubing and some 2mm sheet steel sat around whilst I wait for my mate to decide when he's going to help me make it up.

    Before Christmas I had booked myself in for a steering wheel retrimmed by Royal Steering Wheels. I've got to say that Jacks work is brilliant. And it's made a real difference to how the car feels.

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    Was also starting to miss being out on track, so thought I would book a day somewhere I hadn't been before. Bit anxious but had a 2 hour drive up to Snetterton on Monday morning and what a day! Seriously addictive track to drive around and one I will definitely be going back to. Car performed faultlessly yet again although I think some new brakes might not be the worst idea now as I believe the car is still on its original discs!

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    So that's everything for now. Hopefully it won't be too long until I can get my boot bar made up and then the interior will only be one seat short of where I want it to be

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  17. sevenfourate

    sevenfourate Devotee of OCD Paid Member

    Lowestoft, England.
    Racing Blue RS-200
    Everyone seems to love the 'new' Snetterton 300.

    Cars looking great. I can vouch for Jacks work on Steering Wheels......Skilled guy !

    What do you have planned seat-wise ?
     
  18. Big Ben

    Big Ben Winner - POTM February 2018 Paid Member

    Herts
    197
    Great update.

    As above can't recommend Jacks work on steering wheels highly enough.

    Doing Snetterton on the 6th March. Can't wait. Like you I found it a great track once I got used to it.

    P.s. What tyres are you using?
     
  19. Cossers

    Cossers

    694
    Vxr astra (j) and an r27
    Very nice update mate, never seen this thread before as it was a bit older and I'm new, looks like you enjoy your days out :smile:
     
  20. Sideshowfred

    Sideshowfred Gold Member

    157
    Northampton
    Clio RS 200

    Ideally i'm after another Sabelt. I did buy a GT-140, which is the next model up from my current one, but it's a bit too small for me to squeeze into. I may end up buying new but it's having £500 spare to get one and some sidemounts.



    I'm running Michelin Pilot Sport Cups on track. They probably aren't the best but once you get them warm I find them good to use.


    Thanks I don't update very often as things tend to happen all at once when I do things!

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