Tractor Boy

Discussion in 'Projects/Progress Threads' started by ///M, Feb 20, 2017.

  1. ///M

    ///M Gold Member

    R27, ///M CS, Exige V6
    My other two have pretty spectacular steering, one of them pretty much as good as money can buy so it would be an unfair comparison.

    But as a fair match up, you’ve driven a Mk2 Clio right? You must have noticed how much more connected the steering felt? It’s just one of those things you have to put up with in modern motoring. And honestly, it’s the only thing I wish I could improve about the 197/200 cars. Apart from more power and torque obviously.
     

  2. ZaShark

    ZaShark Paid Member

    33
    197
    Wow mate

    Tractor Boy is awesome really, every mod you done is fantastic and spot on! and these are similrish mods i would like to make with mine in due time, well on this path of subtle changes, i think. thanks again for a great right up and awesome r27
     
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  3. Micah

    Micah Clumsy McButterfingers Moderator

    Kent
    Clio 220 Trophy
    Just wanted to add my two pennies worth to this statement.
    I drove my friend’s Ph2 172 the other weekend and I was instantly hit with hot hatch nostalgia. Steering is as you describe, even though it wasn’t the fastest, the overall experience was such good fun.
    The Mk3, well, we all know how that feels and I agree with the point you make.
    Just remember that things could be a lot worse; the Mk4 will leave you feeling pretty numb
     
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  4. ///M

    ///M Gold Member

    R27, ///M CS, Exige V6
    Thanks so much mate. It's coming together now. Almost where we want it. Apart from more power of course but we're out of luck on that one with these cars.

    Looking forward to watching yours progress.
     
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  5. ///M

    ///M Gold Member

    R27, ///M CS, Exige V6
    It's just the nature of the beast mate eh? Electric power steering will never feel as good as something that is directly connected to the front wheels. In the Mk3 it's very vague around the centre point especially. But overall it feels gutsy enough. I've driven worse. Just I know it would be better without all the electronics as per the earlier cars.

    And no matter what you say about the Mk4, I'd still really love one. Especially a Trophy.
     
  6. Sean197

    Sean197 RIP Albi :( Moderator

    Fife, Scotland
    Albi 197T - RIP, MK7 Golf GTD Sports Wagon
    @///M These leather/alcantara Recaros are amazing and would suit your car a treat with the blue stitching:

    clio_200_retrim.jpg

    clio_200_retrim01.jpg

    clio_200_retrim03.jpg
     
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  7. ///M

    ///M Gold Member

    R27, ///M CS, Exige V6
    @Sean197

    Nice one for those mate. Don't they look good? :smiley:

    That's just about what we're aiming for, with a couple of slight extras. Maybe. Mrs M is wanting to retain as close to an OEM look as possible. If it was left up to me I'd have quilted details in the centres and a blue leather strip detail in the middle of the very front portion of the seat.

    Whatever she decides on, it's going to feel like a new car inside.
     
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  8. Micah

    Micah Clumsy McButterfingers Moderator

    Kent
    Clio 220 Trophy
    Bugger me! Absolutely beeeeeeautiful!
     
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  9. ///M

    ///M Gold Member

    R27, ///M CS, Exige V6
    But the question is, are they better than toilet paper or should I order some carbon effect ones from Australia???

    :drunk:

    Really can't wait mate. The seats have needed attention for a little while now. Glad she's finally going to go for it. And then some!

    Should come out alright I think! :thumb:
     
  10. sevenfourate

    sevenfourate Devotee of OCD Paid Member

    Lowestoft, England.
    Racing Blue RS-200
    The smell. Don’t forget the smell. I love it every time I open my door.

    Sure. You could argue buying the seats and then getting re-trimmed is dead money on one hand: but on the other I reckon I’ve saved over £6 on air fresheners already....

    BIG moves mate. And when the day comes it’s all so worth it.

    I’m excited for you....
     
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  11. petercronin

    petercronin Paid Member

    229
    North East England
    LY FF Clio 200 with Cup Pack
    Haha top man maths skills there.


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  12. ///M

    ///M Gold Member

    R27, ///M CS, Exige V6
    Did you buy some Gliptone?

    Agree with @petercronin that's an outstanding piece of man maths mate!
     
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  13. sevenfourate

    sevenfourate Devotee of OCD Paid Member

    Lowestoft, England.
    Racing Blue RS-200
    iGliptone. (Now off to Google that). So ‘No’. Cllearly I didn’t.

    **Do I NEED to ?
     
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  14. Benno

    Benno Gold Member

    Reminder right there that mine need to be done like this! Absolute seat porn!!
     
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  15. ///M

    ///M Gold Member

    R27, ///M CS, Exige V6
    YES!!!

    Buy the conditioner. Once every six months or so. Worth it for the smell alone! Knowing you as I do mate, you'll love the hell out of it.
     
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  16. suj

    suj Gold Member

    597
    Birmingham / Warwick
    Nimbus Grey 197
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  17. ///M

    ///M Gold Member

    R27, ///M CS, Exige V6
    The way your car is going mate, you'll be needing carbon / kevlar buckets no?

    :thumb:
     
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  18. ///M

    ///M Gold Member

    R27, ///M CS, Exige V6
    Thanks Suj mate, worth a look. :thumb:
     
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  19. sevenfourate

    sevenfourate Devotee of OCD Paid Member

    Lowestoft, England.
    Racing Blue RS-200
    ’Ambla’ itself is a trade term for industrial quality / hard-wearing ‘plastic’ seat coverings. For reference....
     
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  20. ///M

    ///M Gold Member

    R27, ///M CS, Exige V6
    Also what most Recaros come covered in I think! And many many shoes.

    Only £25 difference per seat compared to leather too...
     

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