Trackspec Clio 197

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

  1. BenAG200

    BenAG200 Paid Member

    Looks great as usual mate, look forward to seeing some of the footage from Blyton :thumb:
     
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  2. Pav

    Pav Moderator

    Manchester
    albi blue 197 with boost
    Great stuff..know exactly what you mean by having tons of grip..get them pics up..
     
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  3. trackspec197

    trackspec197 Paid Member

    600
    Worcester
    Clio 197 BMW 320 M Sport
    Finally some images from Blyton Park. After a bit of a disaster with the clutch pipe letting me down and then finally getting it fixed I decided to book a track day there and then to give it a proper shake down ahead of Snetterton on the 13th in the Midland Speed Championship round. The car was excellent all day with the combination of the new LSD and Slicks offering incredible grip levels. The only issue all day was the coil pack retaining bolt on cylinder number 4 came loose after the thread had stripped itself. Must have been from the previous owner over tightening it (since repaired with a helicoil). It was probably the fastest thing around the Eastern circuit all day even pushing a CF radical race car for 3 laps before having to go off for fuel. The car is all ready now for the next round and I'm confident it will be better than last time.

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    Videos coming real shortly.
     
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  4. Pav

    Pav Moderator

    Manchester
    albi blue 197 with boost
    love track pictures..really good write up too..im not surprised you liked your LSD..im in love with mine..
     
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  5. Sean197

    Sean197 RIP Albi :( Moderator

    Fife, Scotland
    Albi 197T - RIP, MK7 Golf GTD Sports Wagon
    Looks great, love the leg-cocking pics. Any plans for a stiffer set up or are you happy with what you have?
     
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  6. trackspec197

    trackspec197 Paid Member

    600
    Worcester
    Clio 197 BMW 320 M Sport
    No mate I'm happy with the KW Clubsports. The chassis are stiff standard and it's easier to go too stiff which causes problems too for instance loss of traction, wet conditions etc. I wouldn't mind playing around with the rear camber and toe at some point but it's low on my list of things. It's easy to get carried away and spend half your life messing with trying to make minor tweaks where drivers of our levels will never even sense the difference. I'd sooner drive around niggles and work with what I've got to be honest. I've been there and done that and I can honestly say I never had as much fun as I've had now in this car.

    I would however like more power lol.

    In other news I invested in a large scale 3D printer as part of my business's development plans and have been prototyping a number of new bespoke parts for the Clio 3 RS which will be available for sale shortly. My background is in product design, engineering and manufacture so makes sense to use that. I'll post up some new developments shortly.

    Don't forget to come and say Hi and possibly grab a passenger ride at FCS 2017. We have a garage stand and an all day pass to the circuit for rides.
     
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  7. Pav

    Pav Moderator

    Manchester
    albi blue 197 with boost
    sounds very interesting..what sort of things can be made with your printer???like a very comfy gear knob :tonguewink:
     
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  8. trackspec197

    trackspec197 Paid Member

    600
    Worcester
    Clio 197 BMW 320 M Sport
    I use 3d software to design and test components. It's also possible to put models under false stress for QA purposes, where it really counts though is everything I've done is tested on my own cars. It is most definitely possible to make a more comfy gear knob mate, in fact I have actually modelled one to trial shortly. The 3d printer gives me the opportunity to create products for fitment purposes but all products will be manufactured with more suitable materials following trials etc.

    There are currently around 10 products designed and a number printed for fitment. I should have some things to show at FCS if you're around.
     
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  9. Pav

    Pav Moderator

    Manchester
    albi blue 197 with boost
    this is no kidding very interesting..may be able to trial sell some stuff on here to see if our members would show any interest..i wasnt kidding about the gear know tbh..my new one from a used megane isnt very nice!!
     
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  10. krash67

    krash67 Paid Member

    481
    Lincolnshire, UK
    BMW 140i & fecking around with a 200
    Can you make the stuff shiny.......I like shiny Cnc stuff!!


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  11. trackspec197

    trackspec197 Paid Member

    600
    Worcester
    Clio 197 BMW 320 M Sport
    Sounds like a plan to me!

    I can make very shiny stuff lol
     
  12. trackspec197

    trackspec197 Paid Member

    600
    Worcester
    Clio 197 BMW 320 M Sport
    Finally some footage. I still have a lot to process but it takes so long lol.

    short video of one of the last sessions. Thankfully the track was empty at this point.


     
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  13. Big Ben

    Big Ben Paid Member

    Herts
    197
    Looks like you was going really well mate!
    Suspension must be good car looked planted.
    No tyre squeal either. Impressed :grinning:
     
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  14. trackspec197

    trackspec197 Paid Member

    600
    Worcester
    Clio 197 BMW 320 M Sport
    Thanks mate. Made a couple of Stage 2 Megs look like they were standing still around there lol. Need to get the last of the footage sorted.
     
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  15. Big Ben

    Big Ben Paid Member

    Herts
    197
    Ooh I bet they were thrilled:grinning:

    That is a tight looking circuit. Plays to the clios strengths no doubt?
     
  16. Pav

    Pav Moderator

    Manchester
    albi blue 197 with boost
    looks like you had a good time..all ok car wise??a bit of a tension there too :sweatsmile:
    what was the driver in a blue car doing going so slow into the corners??
     
  17. trackspec197

    trackspec197 Paid Member

    600
    Worcester
    Clio 197 BMW 320 M Sport
    Eastern circuit is ideal for smaller agile cars, although the full circuit would be ideal too as it's still real small. Will be interesting to see what Ginetta do with it now since they've just bought it. Maybe this year will be the last track days allowed there again.

    Yes mate, just a couple of minor issues with the number 4 coil pack bolt coming lose and a bit of brake fade. The final straight before the pits and running around 120mph into the tight 90plus and having to pump the brakes was scary at times lol.

    The VW race car wouldn't get out of anyones way all day. Incredibly slow through the bends, wouldn't let you pass on the straights and was reckless and dangerous at times stabbing their brakes hard mid corner and when you least expected it (areas you wouldn't brake).
     
  18. Pav

    Pav Moderator

    Manchester
    albi blue 197 with boost
    he should have been black flagged then!!
     
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  19. trackspec197

    trackspec197 Paid Member

    600
    Worcester
    Clio 197 BMW 320 M Sport
    He should have for sure.
     
  20. trackspec197

    trackspec197 Paid Member

    600
    Worcester
    Clio 197 BMW 320 M Sport
    So last night me and a few mates went up to see a guy I know who has a rolling road. We took my Clio and my mates Megane R26, 2 x civic type R EP3 and a 182. All cars made expected power and mine was a bit of a pleasant surprise.

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    Mine made:
    207.4bhp @7656r
    151.77lbft Torque @5629rpm

    That was with the Cup racer longlife exhaust system and sports cat, decat manifold, AC delete, ported inlet, remap and V6 airbox. I'm pretty pleased with that and the power would have kept climbing but it ran out of revs. I'm quite confident with that figure since the other cars ran consistent and expected figures so it can't be far off not that figures mean anything but it's running particularly well at the moment.

    The mid range took the typical dip which is quite common with the F4R and the introduction of a set of 402 cams could help reduce that.

    The Megane ran a consistent 267/260
    Standard civics both made a very close 198/133
    182 made 166/...

    In all not a bad evening. Not many other updates at the moment but hopefully some big ones shortly!
     

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