The Daily AG cup

Discussion in 'Projects/Progress Threads' started by Plummer, Jun 11, 2018.

  1. Plummer

    Plummer Paid Member

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    Location:
    Brooklands, Manchester
    Car:
    AG 200 Cup
    So I said I'd throw together a thread for the car, and here it is!


    So where to begin; I was actually eyeing up RB, GW and UR 197's after having written off my sport yellow Megane 250 cup.
    I was never keen on 200 front ends in the beginning, but decided to see if there was any AG 200's around as I'm all about that yobo factor, and the shape of the Megane had warmed me up to the front of the 200. I'd seen one online, which was a complete dog, and the only one other which was a high miles cup (tbf the dog was also the same mileage).

    Standard, nothing had been done to it, black speedlines, no spoiler, AC.
    I wasn't fussed for Recaros, I thought they were overrated personally having had them in the Megane.
    85,000 miles, 1 owner, FSH, which meant it also had the cambelt done!
    Obviously was a bit anxious with it being a high miler, but made a trip by train from Manchester to Broxbourne to view the car.
    Drove it, absolutely no synchro issues, no play in the joints, exhaust wasn't blowing either.
    Bought it and left.

    Forgive the quality of this image, but it's the only one I have just after buying it and then making the drive home:

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    So after getting home, black diamonds on! (black diamond crew represent)

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    I then very quickly sought to get a new exhaust and opted for the Scoprion non-res as that's what I had on my Meg. I forgot how much louder it would be on a NA car, but I love it! :tearsofjoy:
    Also fitted some silver visions and an ITG panel filter. (I'm all about the little touches as you'll see).

    Noises

    The dreaded flexis went not long after, and I bought a second hand manifold and had that welded up and fitted..

    Was like this for a few months, then decided to get myself a sprint spoiler, was never really into the trolley look of the cup spoiler.. :nomouth:
    Whilst getting that painted up, got the the door strips painted to match, and the handles and wing mirrors done in black, and bought some black center caps to top it off.
    Also painted the bullets with the AG writing myself.

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    About a month after, it had it's first MOT and it had a list of advisories (no fail), so when I was going abroad, left the car with my local garage and had them carry out a slew of work and fit a load of goodies which I had been buying up till that point.

    New rear caliper
    New front shocks
    New gearbox oil and seals
    Mintex m1144 all round
    H&R springs
    20mm Eibach spacers
    HEL braided lines in green
    Door shut rubbers replaced
    Aircon regass
    x2 AD08R's fitted to the front

    So to say the least when I got the car back it felt transformed, the combo of the AD08R and the H&R made my commute drive amazing, I drive 4-5 miles in town then 4-5 miles of windy B road at 5:30am, bliss!

    I actually had a set of TPI studs to go on too, but they don't fit the holes on the Renault wheels where the unthreaded part is. :tired:


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    Then some small detail bits the following weekend:

    New carpets
    New pedals
    Smaller aerial
    Steering wheel insert
    New plain reg plates
    and a Sprint Booster, which I get asked about all the time, to the point I have a 3 paragraph copy and paste reply saved, basically I found the car hard/laggy to rev match and heel/toe compared to the Meg 250, and it felt unresponsive, this fixed all my issues.

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  2. Plummer

    Plummer Paid Member

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    Location:
    Brooklands, Manchester
    Car:
    AG 200 Cup
    Had the car like this for some time, over that time had the lower ball joints replaced.

    I had started toying with new wheels, was looking at O.Z. Alleggerita's but had been given a 3 month lead time for them from O.Z, and I'm impatient..
    Some legend called @Christopher suggested ATS GTR's and pointed me towards APmotorsport, who just happened to have a second hand set!

    R17, ET57, 8J

    Bought, and then machined down some black bolts to get my TPI studs fitted with them.
    I couldn't get the center caps on at this point as the bore fitted so snug to the face there wasn't room for the clips to locate:

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    Got myself some 5mm spacers on so I could get the caps on!

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    Also spruced up the engine bay a bit with an impulse buy on some second hand pipes:

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    Some time after, I started feeling like I had to press my brakes quite a bit to get them to bite, and I came to the assumption the discs had never been changed in all it's life due to the lip on them.
    So HC Brembo fronts, and some drilled standards for the rear (mainly to save a few quid).

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    Car has been like this pretty much since, although my manifold got wrecked by a speed bump pothole combo, so I uprated this time, bought the Predator system from Kamracing.

    No videos as of yet, doesn't change the noise a whole lot, but goddamn it pops, crackles and burbles A LOT now.

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    Also seen a set of VXR seats with custom rails at a bargain price, so another impulse buy it was!
    These completely change the seating position, they sit a good 2-3 of inches lower than the standard seats, you feel very 'in' the car.
    Also comfier than the recaros that were in my Megane, slightly more splayed edges, and a thicker base, which makes longer drives much more bearable.

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    I then got my green belts fitted which I had lying around for year, sorry @stevef175 :sweatsmile:

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    And the more recent bits I've got done, some colour coded RS badges for the front grill and boot lid, and also added a bit of green trim to the dash strips.

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    And I think that brings the car up to date!

    On the horizon, wheel refurb, and got a full spare set of brakes getting painted in purple.
    Probably a wheel re-trim, and perhaps projectors.

    If you've made it this far,
    I'll leave you now with a couple of shots with the car now sitting on 104k miles!

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  3. Big Ben

    Big Ben Winner - POTM February 2018 Paid Member

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    Location:
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    Car:
    197
    Great post. Lovely looking car with some nice individual touches.

    I’m only 5mins from Broxbourne surprised I’ve never seen it about. AG is hard to miss!
     
  4. Johnny 99

    Johnny 99 Platinum Member

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    Location:
    Inverness
    Car:
    Clio Renaultsport 200
    Very nice indeed!
     
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  5. Pav

    Pav Moderator

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    Location:
    Manchester
    Car:
    albi blue 197 with boost
    brill intro and some very unique touches...really like the wheels and bolts..give the car a diff look to others..
    hope you carry on with the updates ...im sure you love your exhaust on a N/A car...its something else..:french:
     
  6. nick's

    nick's Platinum Member

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    Location:
    Walsall
    Car:
    200 Silverstone GP
    I do like a set of ATS GTR

    excuse the pun, lovin the nuts lol
     
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  7. Benno

    Benno Gold Member

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    Location:
    Birmingham/North Wilts
    Car:
    UR 197
    Only thing I can say is that this thing is epic. Sprint spoiler suits it down to the ground. I do love an AG....

    Predator manifold, recommend? Little bit cheaper than the Ktec one I notice.
     
  8. ///M

    ///M Gold Member

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    Car:
    R27, ///M CS, Exige V6
    Great stuff mate. That's a hell of an intro!

    Excellent car with some really nice upgrades. Looking really good.
     
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  9. Plummer

    Plummer Paid Member

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    Location:
    Brooklands, Manchester
    Car:
    AG 200 Cup
    Thanks for the compliments guys! :blush:

    Thanks!
    I bought the car from a dealership in Broxbourne December 2016, I'm in Manchester myself though!

    Cheers!
    I was adamant on getting the studs to fit for scene points. :tongueclosed:

    Yeah few bits I want to do, one being a splitter, but the idea might be shelved as the only one I like, is no longer available it seems.

    Thanks! :blush:
    AG can be very marmite but most in the car scene seem to love it.

    The predator is a solid bit of nice kit; I've fitted mine with the standard engine mounts and have no issues.
    The noise difference with my Scorpion non-res, as I said, super subtle. It's slightly less tinny, and a tiny bit deeper.
    The main change is it pops, bangs, burbles and gargles ALL the time now, which sounds pretty spot on when gear shifting.
    The one down side I have is the car is defo running rich and eating a little more fuel now, my 10 mile commute used to use 10 miles of fuel on the gauge, and now it uses 12. :sweatsmile: The flat spot has also become more prominent, not a massive drawback normally, but sometimes you notice it pulling out of junctions quickly and if you don't drop a gear for an overtake. I'm led to believe this can all be fixed with remapping, which I have on my cards.
     
  10. Plummer

    Plummer Paid Member

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    78
    Location:
    Brooklands, Manchester
    Car:
    AG 200 Cup
    Gonna tag on:

    Was looking into the SiFo splitter, and had been in touch with the only guy I know has one, and unfortunately bad news.
    The SiFo factory closed down and there was no announcement from them (makes sense why they never replied to my emails).
    Sucks pretty bad as it's the only one I like for the 200, not sure if I could get someone to replicate it?

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  11. tombate911

    tombate911 Paid Member

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    Car:
    2010 Clio RS200
    Looks great! exactly how a road going clio should be done. It's the little attention to detail mods I'm liking on this.
     
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  12. Ocsltd

    Ocsltd Paid Member

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    Location:
    Near Peterborough
    Car:
    Renaultsport Clio 200 (PW)
    Great thread! Agree, that front splitter looks fantastic, really suits the car.
     
  13. RichCUp

    RichCUp Paid Member

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    Lovely!
     

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