Sideshowfreds Ultra Red 200

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

  1. Christopher

    Christopher Paid Member

    751
    Manchester
    200 Clubsport
    Looks great!

    If we ever do the same track days we'll have to do something to set the cars apart for the photographers. :tearsofjoy:
     

  2. Sideshowfred

    Sideshowfred Gold Member

    143
    Northampton
    Clio RS 200
    Well I bit the bullet and ordered the frames this morning. Guess i'll just have to make them fit! I know what you mean on the seat backs. Red might be a bit over the top. Don't want to do carbon as I don't think it'll look good wrapped in that style. I like the grey idea, maybe an anthracite metallic wrap?


    If we ever end up in the same place at the same time I am pretty sure i'll end up walking to the wrong car!

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  3. Sideshowfred

    Sideshowfred Gold Member

    143
    Northampton
    Clio RS 200
    Had a productive morning yesterday with the day off work. Luckily all the bits I had ordered turned up by Thursday so thought I would put the Pole Position in its correct position. I've got to say that the Recaro direct fit frames are wonderfully made and offset the seat perfectly.

    The only problem is they sit the seat at the normal height setting which was a bit of a surprise. I'm going to have to re-think my plans for the drivers side now as although the OMP frame I currently have is too low, I don't want is it high as the Recaro one will put it.

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    So they next thing to do is sell the factory CS's to fund the other PP and whatever sort of frame I end up using.
     
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  4. Sideshowfred

    Sideshowfred Gold Member

    143
    Northampton
    Clio RS 200
    Slight sideways step for the Clio, got fed up of the mis-matched bucket seats so have stuck the factory Recaros back in for now. I can't bring myself to sell them as I feel like I won't be able to easily sell the car if for any reason I have to with two buckets in it. The Sabelt will be up for sale shortly (if anyone is looking for a single bucket seat let me know) and maybe in the future I'll get a second Pole Position cheaply and look at having the pair retrimmed.

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    I've also removed the Michelin sunstrip as after the track wheels sold it just looked a bit OTT for the daily commute. Slight issue has appeared since the weekend in that the exhaust seems to have a loud rattle on startup and when you gently blip the throttle once warm. Have been told it might be a baffle that's given up so think an email to k-tec is in order to see if there's anything they would do about it.
     
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  5. Sideshowfred

    Sideshowfred Gold Member

    143
    Northampton
    Clio RS 200
    Been a little while since I updated this thread. I've once again had some mixed feelings about the car, mostly down to having the normal Recaro's back in and not enjoying the driving experience.

    Anyway, couple of trips to Wales have happened along with some new front brakes and an oil change

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    So that is how the car stands at the moment. I have decided that I need a long term plan with this thing. I've had to cut the track days out for the next 12 months as I have a wedding coming up next summer, but after that it's going to be plenty of planning for making this a proper track weapon (assuming it doesn't break in the meantime).
    Needless to say I'm looking forward to the future long term ownership of this car.
     
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  6. Sideshowfred

    Sideshowfred Gold Member

    143
    Northampton
    Clio RS 200
    It's been a while since I've out anything on here but I've started doing bits to the car again, albeit fairly slowly. I fell out with it again for a while but with its value pluming daily I couldn't find anything I would genuinely want to change of for that was affordable. First thing was to buy some fittings to get the Pole Position back in. Just before Christmas I bought a set of the Rentune direct fit frames from Facebook and on Christmas eve the seat went in.

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    So the plan is to get another Recaro bucket sorted, leaning toward a Profi XL as the higher harness holes will mean I can once again run a harness due to the slots on the Pole Position being too low down my back. Also a roll cage in the back. Just need to decide whether I save for the seat first then sell the factory Recaros to fund the roll cage or do it the other way round. First World problems and all that!
     
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  7. G8RSH

    G8RSH Paid Member

    465
    Devon
    FF GW 200
    Think that’s the best option seat out there! Looks great!


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  8. Pav

    Pav Moderator

    Manchester
    albi blue 197 with boost
    they do look perfect..glad you are happy with it...any track days booked??
     
  9. Sideshowfred

    Sideshowfred Gold Member

    143
    Northampton
    Clio RS 200
    No trackdays planned yet, with a wedding this year I haven't got the spare funds. That said I'm keeping an eye out for the Evo magazine track evening dates as they are always enjoyable without the expense of a full day. I have got some road trips lined up though to keep me entertained.

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