Trackspec Clio 197

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

  1. trackspec197

    trackspec197 Paid Member

    577
    Worcester
    Clio 197 BMW 320 M Sport
    Today and yesterday I managed to fit the race battery and run all new cables from inside the car. Some pics to come tomorrow.

    Today I finally fitted the V6 airbox and it looks pretty good in place. It sounds a lot quieter than the Ktec induction.

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    Also had to refit my CAT to conform to racing regs. Gutted! But at least I'll be above board.

    Photos to come tomorrow!
     
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  2. tombate911

    tombate911 Paid Member

    529
    2010 Clio RS200
    Looking good. All coming together nicely now ready for racing and the odd track day still?
     
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  3. trackspec197

    trackspec197 Paid Member

    577
    Worcester
    Clio 197 BMW 320 M Sport
    Yes mate plan is trackday and racing on alternative months.
     
  4. sevenfourate

    sevenfourate Devotee of OCD Moderator

    Lowestoft, England.
    Racing Blue RS-200
    Airbox looks pretty factory sitting right there....great job.

    Does it secure into place well ?
     
  5. trackspec197

    trackspec197 Paid Member

    577
    Worcester
    Clio 197 BMW 320 M Sport
    It did mate. I made an under tray mount for it.

    The car is ready for next weekend!
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  6. Kojack

    Kojack Paid Member

    58
    Dorset
    Clio 197 F1
    Looking very sharp indeed
     
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  7. Daverb

    Daverb Paid Member

    305
    Fife, Scotland
    Clio 197
    :thumb::thumb::thumb:
     
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  8. Christopher

    Christopher Paid Member

    756
    Manchester
    200 Clubsport
    Love that airbox.
     
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  9. trackspec197

    trackspec197 Paid Member

    577
    Worcester
    Clio 197 BMW 320 M Sport
    I have another one if you're interested?
     
  10. trackspec197

    trackspec197 Paid Member

    577
    Worcester
    Clio 197 BMW 320 M Sport
    Good weekend at Rockingham Sprint.
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    Results write up.
    First practice went well and sat me 1st in class with a 90sec lap, with the second practice ending with a slower 91sec which put me in 3rd. After lunch we ran the first of the competitive runs and I ran a 87sec lap which put me back to 1st in class. The last run I ran a 88sec lap and finished 4th in class just outside of the podium. The main issue was getting the car off the start line, every time I found it would bog down despite being gently on the throttle. To put this is context from 0-64ft I was significantly slower than every other car in my class. This resulted in my competitors having around 1.5 seconds on me by 64ft meaning that I had to not only find the quickest time but also try to claw back the additional 1.5 seconds lost.

    The car suffered from wheel spin all day so the diff has got to go in before the next event.

    In all I'm pleased with how it went. If I could lose some weight in the car and get the box fitted it should definitely see some podiums this year.
     
    Last edited: Mar 28, 2017
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  11. sevenfourate

    sevenfourate Devotee of OCD Moderator

    Lowestoft, England.
    Racing Blue RS-200
    Sounds to me like:

    1. With a bit of tweaking you could do very well indeed.

    2. Your a very modest chap :smile:

    Many congrats on 4th though. Giving away 1.5 seconds to 64ft and STILL managing that is quite something.


    Keep the write-ups coming :smile:
     
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  12. Pav

    Pav Moderator

    Manchester
    albi blue 197 with boost
    great results if you ask me..just dont be too gentle on the throttle and you will be right..
    well done!!thumbs up
     
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  13. trackspec197

    trackspec197 Paid Member

    577
    Worcester
    Clio 197 BMW 320 M Sport
    Thanks

    Well when I say gentle! :wink: lol First practice and there was just too much wheel spin so slightly feathering the throttle saw a slight improvement. I suspect it may need another remap to accommodate the modifications to the airbox and inlet porting. The flyby wire doesn't help either on these. A set of ITBs would help! :wink:
     
  14. suj

    suj Gold Member

    387
    Birmingham / Warwick
    Nimbus Grey 197
    Great report, a good first run out, it's fine to be on the back foot being so early on, you will then improve easily (from your vids you are a very good driver), it's all learning I guess :smile:

    It might be worth looking into a Sprintbooster, as it will help rev matching with heel and toeing, and will help overall with throttle response.
    I thought it was a gimmick until I bought one, it is night and day difference mate.
     
  15. krash67

    krash67 Paid Member

    476
    Lincolnshire, UK
    BMW 140i & fecking around with a 200
    Ever thought giving javelin track day sprint series a go? They have facefuck group page, seem quite friendly lot. Hoping to pick this series up in the mid year.
     
  16. trackspec197

    trackspec197 Paid Member

    577
    Worcester
    Clio 197 BMW 320 M Sport
    Yes mate but I wasn't that impressed by the mix of venues to be honest. The track day calendar covers a good span across the country but their sprint series focuses on quite limited venues all of which are miles away from me.
     
  17. trackspec197

    trackspec197 Paid Member

    577
    Worcester
    Clio 197 BMW 320 M Sport
    I've heard about those and wouldn't mind trying one out. The main issue I had was getting the power down which caused it to then bog down. The diff should help get it off the start line a little better.
     
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  18. suj

    suj Gold Member

    387
    Birmingham / Warwick
    Nimbus Grey 197
    Well if you are ever near Northfield / Warwick (work) then give me a shout, you can test it out on my car (off, mild and race).
    The newer ones have levels per mode too, so even more fine tuning.
     
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  19. trackspec197

    trackspec197 Paid Member

    577
    Worcester
    Clio 197 BMW 320 M Sport
    Sounds interesting. Where do you buy them from?
     
  20. suj

    suj Gold Member

    387
    Birmingham / Warwick
    Nimbus Grey 197

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