Trackspec Clio 197

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

  1. BenAG200

    BenAG200 Paid Member

    Your videos always look bonkers quick! Good to see the car being used properly.
     
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  2. trackspec197

    trackspec197 Paid Member

    600
    Worcester
    Clio 197 BMW 320 M Sport
  3. sevenfourate

    sevenfourate Devotee of OCD Paid Member

    Lowestoft, England.
    Racing Blue RS-200

    Great power there buddy. Torque is a little on the low side though (?). Might be a dynamic of that rolling road though of course. In saying that (And perhaps a little hard to tell without being able to see the rev-counter).....your's seems to pick up the revs really well indeed. And sounds fabulous doing it :smile:

    Didnt realise the Honda Civics were so low on torque !

    I personally don't feel that driving-wise mine is terrible (158lb-ft after normal breathing mods and remap).....but 133 must take some gearbox stirring !

    And as above; Brilliant vids and great to see the car getting 'what for' ;-)
     
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  4. trackspec197

    trackspec197 Paid Member

    600
    Worcester
    Clio 197 BMW 320 M Sport
    In the quest to reduce weight and still retain an OEM look and feel the ridiculously large 197 washer bottle definitely needed a diet. I looked for a way of reducing the size of the current bottle but it didn't quite go to plan so instead I looked for a smaller OEM alternative. This would also allow me to free up further room for the new brake ducting.

    After a long look online looking for something that I could retain the original pipe work and electrical connector I decided to opt for a Twingo bottle since it answered most of my requirements. A little bit of fettling and a 3D printed sleeve and I now have an OEM look washer bottle which is 1.5ltrs smaller than the Clio bottle.

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    Not too bad! :smile:
     
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  5. Daverb

    Daverb Paid Member

    318
    Fife, Scotland
    Clio 197
    I got a small box tank for the washer fluid it was about 10cm long and high by about 5cm wide but I'm going back to standard it didn't look the best mounted in the car - I attached it to the plastic slam panel.
     
  6. trackspec197

    trackspec197 Paid Member

    600
    Worcester
    Clio 197 BMW 320 M Sport
    This has OEM fittings and position with just minor fettling.
     
  7. trackspec197

    trackspec197 Paid Member

    600
    Worcester
    Clio 197 BMW 320 M Sport
    Decided to hold on to the speedlines. 2hour refurb and they are like new

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  8. Pav

    Pav Moderator

    Manchester
    albi blue 197 with boost
  9. Kojack

    Kojack Paid Member

    58
    Dorset
    Clio 197 F1
    Nice job they do indeed look new.
     
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  10. trackspec197

    trackspec197 Paid Member

    600
    Worcester
    Clio 197 BMW 320 M Sport
    Thanks guys. I was going to order a set of TD 1.2 which I still may do but am focusing money elsewhere at the moment.

    I'm now thinking I may enter Time Attack next year as a couple of friends are already doing it and it seems like a better option than sprinting for a number of seasons. My passion is circuit racing however in order to make the car competitive I would need to reduce the weight considerably for tin tops or a similar series and I still wont get it down anywhere near to competitor car weights and I would have to up the power staying N/A to be within regulations so in reality its not an option. The Clio series is out of the question too since it's big money.

    As such I have some pretty big plans for the car...
     
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  11. trackspec197

    trackspec197 Paid Member

    600
    Worcester
    Clio 197 BMW 320 M Sport
    New cage ordered! and so it begins...

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  12. Jesse James

    Jesse James Platinum Member

    612
    wolverhampton
    Clio 197 Cup
    Oh dear

    Sent from my SM-G935F using Tapatalk
     
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  13. trackspec197

    trackspec197 Paid Member

    600
    Worcester
    Clio 197 BMW 320 M Sport
  14. BenAG200

    BenAG200 Paid Member

    Nice purchase mate, good luck with Time Attack, love the idea of competing but not a cheap hobby at all! (that and my driving skills are poop :tearsofjoy: )
     
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  15. trackspec197

    trackspec197 Paid Member

    600
    Worcester
    Clio 197 BMW 320 M Sport
    Thanks Ben. No definitely not a cheap hobby but a passion! Why couldn't I be into golf!? This is the first of a few bits coming shortly...
     
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  16. trackspec197

    trackspec197 Paid Member

    600
    Worcester
    Clio 197 BMW 320 M Sport
    Started to strip the interior out ready for the cage fitting. Still have to remove the carpet and the dashboard to fit the cage.

    I will be removing all the unnecessary brackets and respraying the interior in blue following the welding.

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  17. trackspec197

    trackspec197 Paid Member

    600
    Worcester
    Clio 197 BMW 320 M Sport
    Some images from Anglesey yesterday! Unfortunately my video footage hasn't worked so well but as usual it punched way above it's weight. Think the owner of a GTR left a little disappointed! :tongueout:
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  18. Big Ben

    Big Ben Paid Member

    Herts
    197
    Blue car with gold wheels!

    Love that combo:grinning:
     
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  19. ///M

    ///M Gold Member

    R27, ///M CS, Exige V6
    Don't we all?

    :thumb:
     
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  20. Sean197

    Sean197 RIP Albi :( Moderator

    Fife, Scotland
    Albi 197T - RIP, MK7 Golf GTD Sports Wagon
    Car looks so good from the rear with the sprint spoiler!
     
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