Trackspec Clio 197

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

  1. trackspec197

    trackspec197 Paid Member

    800
    Worcester
    Clio 197 BMW 320 M Sport
    Should hopefully have some footage sorted later today from yesterday at Bedford. The car ran faultless all day. There’s no way I’m selling it now! Was absolutely flying.
     
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  2. Big Ben

    Big Ben Winner - POTM February 2018 Paid Member

    Herts
    197
    Major difference being boosted!
    Overtaking on the straights is a nice novelty lol
     
  3. trackspec197

    trackspec197 Paid Member

    800
    Worcester
    Clio 197 BMW 320 M Sport
    Great day at Bedford on Saturday. The car ran faultlessly all day. Very pleased with the way the car is running and the added performance has helped a lot. The day started off very wet indeed with the track covered in quite a bit of standing water but as the day went on it gradually started to dry up. I ran Dunlop’s all day and they performed very well indeed despite the water. The temperatures remained stable throughout the day. The same could not be said for the brakes and tyres lol.

    Here’s one of the videos from the last session of the day. Apologies it’s pretty long (I’m no good at editing) some good bits around 20mins in.



    Next on the list is a new set of tyres, new CL RC6 pads, fit RC5+ rear pads and fit a new NS lower ball joint. I also managed to source a Scangauge off of eBay which should arrive this week.

    Planning on booking another day perhaps the end of this month.
     
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  4. Hyde200

    Hyde200 Paid Member

    247
    Bristol
    Clio RS 200
    Damn that goes through gears quick! Are you still using the Clio box??
     
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  5. trackspec197

    trackspec197 Paid Member

    800
    Worcester
    Clio 197 BMW 320 M Sport
    004 TL4 gearbox mate. Perfect combination in my opinion. It still drives like a Clio but with double the torque!
     
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  6. Yiannis197

    Yiannis197 Paid Member

    London
    Clio R27
    Excellent. Enjoyed the session with the Focus:wink:
     
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  7. Pav

    Pav Moderator

    Manchester
    albi blue 197 with boost
    +1..glad you had a good time..just proves how capable the chassis is..
     
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  8. Sean197

    Sean197 RIP Albi :( Moderator

    Fife, Scotland
    Albi 197T - RIP, MK7 Golf GTD Sports Wagon
    great vid. the noise brings back memories :worried:
     
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  9. trackspec197

    trackspec197 Paid Member

    800
    Worcester
    Clio 197 BMW 320 M Sport
    Decided to give the rear brakes an overhaul this morning. The calipers looked pretty good and the paint looked intact however on closer inspection it was clear that most of the paint had come away from the caliper with the other red paint falling off on touch.

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    The pads were a little worse for wear as well but the discs were like new with hardly any wear at all.

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    I cleaned the discs up and cleaned the calipers up too ready to give them a nice new coat of red paint. Really happy with the results.

    I’ve fitted a new set of CL RC 5+ which I had on the shelf. These should offer much better brake balance from front to back since I’m running CL RC6 on the front.

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    Next job this month is to install a new lower ball joint on the NS.
     
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  10. Big Ben

    Big Ben Winner - POTM February 2018 Paid Member

    Herts
    197
    What length studs are you using?
    Do you sell them?
     
  11. Mark_L

    Mark_L Paid Member

    137
    197 Cup
    What paint did you use Matt?

    Need some for the Golf as the new calipers came through silver instead of red.
     
  12. trackspec197

    trackspec197 Paid Member

    800
    Worcester
    Clio 197 BMW 320 M Sport
    I can't remember off the top of my head Ben but I can measure one for you. No I don't sell these they were off ebay. They've been on the car for a good while now and i've used the same design previously and they are more than up to the job.

    It's heat resistant brake paint Mark. Thankfully I had a tin on the shelf and the finish was better than I thought.
     
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  13. Beany

    Beany Platinum Member

    Doncaster
    RB 200 cup
    Is there any major benefit from using studs over traditional bolts?
     
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  14. trackspec197

    trackspec197 Paid Member

    800
    Worcester
    Clio 197 BMW 320 M Sport
    It makes it much quicker and easier when changing wheels over mate since you have the studs as a guide.
     
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  15. Big Ben

    Big Ben Winner - POTM February 2018 Paid Member

    Herts
    197
    If you could mate I’d appreciate it. Ktec sell 68 or 90mm. I don’t use spacers so guessing 68
     
  16. Beany

    Beany Platinum Member

    Doncaster
    RB 200 cup
    Cheers mate I thought so..
     
  17. Beany

    Beany Platinum Member

    Doncaster
    RB 200 cup
    68mm Ben...
     
  18. trackspec197

    trackspec197 Paid Member

    800
    Worcester
    Clio 197 BMW 320 M Sport
    That sounds about right from memory. Ben 90mm would be way too long.
     
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  19. trackspec197

    trackspec197 Paid Member

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    Worcester
    Clio 197 BMW 320 M Sport
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