Trackspec Clio 197

Discussion in 'Projects/Progress Threads' started by trackspec197, Sep 27, 2016.

  1. Christopher

    Christopher Paid Member

    756
    Manchester
    200 Clubsport
    Love this!

    Proper work.

    Question: Where have you relocated your battery to, and what type is it?
     

  2. trackspec197

    trackspec197 Paid Member

    577
    Worcester
    Clio 197 BMW 320 M Sport
    Thanks mate. Well there is a slight scupper to my plans, the R3 Maxi hose from the TB to the V6 air box is on back order from France so I can't wait unfortunately for it to come through as I am in Rockingham for a sprint on the 26th so I've refitted the k-tec induction for now. To be fair it's not a bad piece of kit but I would opt for a closed airbox over it. In terms of the battery I have a Powervamp item which is the same size as a Odyssey 680. They are excellent batteries. For now I'm going to install on its flat where the original battery box was. When I get the other airbox set up fitted I'll relocate under the seat with Anderson connectors.
     
  3. trackspec197

    trackspec197 Paid Member

    577
    Worcester
    Clio 197 BMW 320 M Sport
    I might even move towards one of these

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    I forgot Tony supplies these so might have to give him a call.
     
  4. krash67

    krash67 Paid Member

    476
    Lincolnshire, UK
    BMW 140i & fecking around with a 200
    Buy one...i did....under bonnet carbon porn!
     
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  5. Kojack

    Kojack Paid Member

    58
    Dorset
    Clio 197 F1
    Nice work on the track vids. Great to see you chasing down much more expensive machinery. You carry so much speed through the corners. Did i see quite a bit of short shifting also? I assume slippery in places?
     
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  6. Christopher

    Christopher Paid Member

    756
    Manchester
    200 Clubsport
    That carbon airbox is PORN.
     
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  7. trackspec197

    trackspec197 Paid Member

    577
    Worcester
    Clio 197 BMW 320 M Sport
    Quite slippy in places mate, especially earlier on in the day. I've got other videos to post shortly with just one up, quicker than that video! :wink: Generally if i can I'll change just before she bounces of the limiter.
     
  8. trackspec197

    trackspec197 Paid Member

    577
    Worcester
    Clio 197 BMW 320 M Sport
    Couple of updates from yesterday. New race battery mounting tray fitted.
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  9. krash67

    krash67 Paid Member

    476
    Lincolnshire, UK
    BMW 140i & fecking around with a 200
    maybe one word of caution with this installation, I would stick some insulation rubber against the air filter shield plate around the +ve terminal. Something I found when I did this a while ago, reduces any mishap of a socket/allen key on the terminal bolt striking the air filter plate!
     
  10. trackspec197

    trackspec197 Paid Member

    577
    Worcester
    Clio 197 BMW 320 M Sport
    Thanks mate. Already considered that. There is sufficient space between both and I've added some rubber material. It's only a temporary measure while I wait for the R3 hose to arrive then the battery will go indoors.
     
  11. Prototypetom

    Prototypetom Paid Member

    96
    Clio 197 cup No. 164
    Nice driving you local to cadwell
     
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  12. trackspec197

    trackspec197 Paid Member

    577
    Worcester
    Clio 197 BMW 320 M Sport
    Thanks mate. No first time on the circuit.
     
  13. tombate911

    tombate911 Paid Member

    529
    2010 Clio RS200
    Car looks to be going really well in the videos and the ones I've seen on Instagram, you've not got the diff fitted yet have you?
     
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  14. trackspec197

    trackspec197 Paid Member

    577
    Worcester
    Clio 197 BMW 320 M Sport
    Thanks mate, no not yet. It will be end of April more than likely.
     
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  15. Kojack

    Kojack Paid Member

    58
    Dorset
    Clio 197 F1
    Any thoughts on the Direzza 03G's? Do they run ok in the cold/wet? I will be needing some new tires soon. I don't have spare wheels though so need something that will work all year.
     
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  16. trackspec197

    trackspec197 Paid Member

    577
    Worcester
    Clio 197 BMW 320 M Sport
    I've run on all sorts over the years and they are exceptional in cold and wet conditions. Obviously if you're going through giant puddles at speed then any tyre would cause you a problem but they are one of the best tyres I've ever run on. They're more expensive than most but there's a good reason for that. R888r are very good but not so good, A048s are very good but not as good. In my opinion they are currently the best trackday tyre out there for the Clio. They are also a list 1B tyre so are allowed for competition use.
     
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  17. trackspec197

    trackspec197 Paid Member

    577
    Worcester
    Clio 197 BMW 320 M Sport
    Unfortunately I'm required to refit my rear seats to meet the competition regs but that doesn't mean to say I can't make them a little lighter!

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    I've stripped out the rear back rest steel frame and it's real heavy. The seats weigh a fraction of what they did. The base cushions have had the steel frame removed too. I can refit these with hidden cable ties now. So despite having to refit them they don't weigh too much anymore.
     
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  18. trackspec197

    trackspec197 Paid Member

    577
    Worcester
    Clio 197 BMW 320 M Sport
    Few pics from Cadwell Park

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  19. Pav

    Pav Moderator

    Manchester
    albi blue 197 with boost
    lovely pics..car performed well??
    can i ask where you got the sunstrip pls??
     
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  20. trackspec197

    trackspec197 Paid Member

    577
    Worcester
    Clio 197 BMW 320 M Sport
    Yes car was superb despite some electrical gremlins throughout the day. I made the sunstrip myself.
     

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