UR 197 F1 Team R27 - Progress Thread

Discussion in 'Projects/Progress Threads' started by Deer_Dodger, Aug 18, 2017.

  1. Deer_Dodger

    Deer_Dodger Paid Member

    I thought I’d start my progress thread before I forget and lose track of my RS Clio.

    I bought this about 3 months ago with 52,000 miles on the clock.


    It was standard apart from

    Milltek resonated system
    Milltek decat
    Powerflex top engine mount
    Powerflex top stabiliser mount
    ITG panel filter

    It had wear to the passenger Recaro and the bumper undertray and both wheel arch liners broken or missing. Clearly it had been in a wee front end incident.

    Other than that it drove well, even if the decat was a bit too noisy for my tastes and the engine mounts caused excessive noise and vibration.

  2. Deer_Dodger

    Deer_Dodger Paid Member

    First thing to go was the wheels a lovely set of Speedlines with Yokohama AD08R tyres.

    I’d used these before on a few other cars and really rated them in the dry as well as the wet.


    Oh yes, and added my air brake (roof rack) so that I can carry my bikes. However, I’m too lazy to take it on and off as and when needed, so it’s a permanent feature. Spoils the looks and whistles, but function first.
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  3. ///M

    ///M Gold Member

    R27, ///M CS, Exige V6
    Looking good mate. LOVE how the rear lights blend in on a UR car!
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  4. Deer_Dodger

    Deer_Dodger Paid Member

    The Powerflex top engine mount was causing too much noise and vibration, so that was removed.




    I read somewhere that you didn’t need to support the engine for this, but decided to anyway. Thank goodness I did as the engine still dropped about a cm.

    The difference was night and day and as a road car only, makes driving it now far more pleasurable.
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  5. Deer_Dodger

    Deer_Dodger Paid Member

    I bought an ITG Maxogen induction kit.

    No photos I’m afraid as it wasn’t on long enough, way too noisy for my tastes.

    Back to ITG filter in standard airbox.

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  6. Deer_Dodger

    Deer_Dodger Paid Member

    Due to noise / age, the decat was swapped back for the standard cat.

    Reduced noise and flat spot at lower rpm.

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  7. Deer_Dodger

    Deer_Dodger Paid Member

    Car booked in September for the below;

    Engine oil / filter change.
    Gearbox oil change.
    New OEM rear discs and pads.
    Belts, pulleys and water pump.
    Early 200 Cup shocks.
    Eibach pro-kit springs.
    OEM top mounts.
    OEM anti-rotational links.
    OEM Anti-roll bar links.
    OEM top and bottom ball joints for hub carrier.
    OEM ball joints for lower wishbone.

    No problem with the car at the moment, but as they’re all about their chassis rather than ultimate power, I thought the above should return the car to like new feel.

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  8. Deer_Dodger

    Deer_Dodger Paid Member

    My dash strips and centre console were looking blotchy, so I gave them a quick matt black touch up.



    And treated myself to a Renault Sport gear knob.

  9. l33th3tr33

    l33th3tr33 Paid Member

    Ultra reds are coming out the woodwork recently
    Looking good mate, I recognise the name..... you on CS?

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  10. Deer_Dodger

    Deer_Dodger Paid Member

    I am yes, I used to have a RB 182 with Trendlines

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  11. Deer_Dodger

    Deer_Dodger Paid Member

    Thank you, I wanted RB, but really liking the red now. I just hope it doesn’t go pink!
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  12. Deer_Dodger

    Deer_Dodger Paid Member

    How could I forget, a Shuv alarm bracket. Yet to fit, but currently the best looking bit on the car!

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  13. Jimmy

    Jimmy Good cop Administrator

    Great start to the progress thread. And good on you for going back to largely OEM - the opposite of what most people tend to do :smile:

    +1 on the alarm bracket - a very good upgrade :wink:
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  14. matt9566

    matt9566 Paid Member

    Ultra Red R27 #91
    Car looks great, in the best colour too! :wink:

    Still hate the fact mine doesn't have the door and roof decals!

    Keep the updates coming! Always good to see a fellow UR R27.
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  15. LOCKE

    LOCKE Paid Member

    RB 182 Cup/LY 197 R27
    It's going to be an expensive September for you but all worth while. It will feel like a new car again. Enjoy and keep us updated.
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  16. l33th3tr33

    l33th3tr33 Paid Member

    Thought I recognized the name! Looking forward to see what you do with yours.
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  17. Deer_Dodger

    Deer_Dodger Paid Member

    It is, best part of £2000 nearly including labour as filling it up with oil is almost beyond my skills. But I love the car and it will (hopefully) make it even better to drive.
  18. Deer_Dodger

    Deer_Dodger Paid Member

    I swithered on early 200 Cup springs, but after speaking with Shuv, thought I’d give Eibachs a try. If I don’t like it, I can always get OEM springs. Admittedly at even more expense, but you only live once.
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  19. l33th3tr33

    l33th3tr33 Paid Member

    FWIW, I skipped springs and went for Bilstein B14's and absolutely love them. Comfort of springs with the anti roll of coilovers. Well worth the money.
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  20. Deer_Dodger

    Deer_Dodger Paid Member

    Cheers Matt, the decals aren’t cheap. I sometimes wonder if a retiree and grandparent should have such decals, but it keeps it as Renault intended and I feel a bit younger when I walk up to it in a car park, even if the kids on their BMX bikes laugh at me!

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