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    Rear shock bolt specs

    Hi guys, I am looking for the spec / type of bolt used at the bottom of the shock to connect it to the rear beam axle. I recently purchased a DNA racing rear sway bar and they mount via drop links to this point, which takes something like 20mm of the bolt length and causes the bolt to just...
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    Front Right side dipped beam keeps burning out

    Hi guys, wanted to see if anyone came across this issue: I am on my third dipped beam bulb on the front right side (when facing the car). This is the drivers dipped beam for LHD cars. Any idea why this one keeps burning out? The passenger side one is just fine and chugging along. The last...
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    Engine rebuild

    Hi guys, has anyone figured out the life of our engine components? I am curios bc my car sees 4-5 track days a year easily, plus 10k+ street kms with a lot of spirited driving in between. I am closing in on 140k kms on the car and am wondering if there's a benchmark point where I should start...
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    New ABS pump calibration

    Hi guys, I thought I would check here. I have a Mk3 Clio RS '12, and recently had an ABS pump failure. I have purchased a replacement with the same part number, but the pump needs to be initialized and calibrated. I only have an RS Tuner to work with for now. Can I buy the ABS module from...
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    Enlarging later style top mount

    Hi guys, I have a set of KW topmounts for my later-style Mk3 Clio (small opening). I wanted to see what the consensus is here with enlarging the top hole to make accessing the camber adjustment easier? Has anyone enlarged the hole? Did you use anything to brace them? Any long-term drawbacks...
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    Driveshafts lifespan?

    Anyone know what the expected lifespan of the driveshafts on the Mk3 Clio is? Mine have done just over 115k kms, and looks like the shorter one (drivers side) has a CV joint that is going bad. I want to figure out if its because of mishandling from the last garage, or age. Also, when I...
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    Val-Racing ATB LSD review

    I wanted to post up a review of my LSD, as I think it would be beneficial for everyone on here to know about all options available when modding your car. I bought it off @Matt Scarbro who was going to drop it into his Clio, however his plans changed. I figured I would give it a shot to see if...
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    Front wing vents

    Anyone tried to open those up from the arch liners? Does it do anything for cooling?
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    Parts list for Gearbox rebuild

    I need to order parts to get my gearbox rebuilt, I've got the crunch after 98k kms. The dealer where I live charges an arm and a leg for parts and labor, so I plan to buy parts online and take the car to a garage for the work. What would I need to buy to be able to drop off the parts and car...
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    Squatting under heavy braking

    I thought I would post this here and see if anyone more knowledgeable than myself would be able to point me in the right direction. Last night at a track event, I went into a hard downhill braking zone (170-70ish kph) and the rear of the car squatted hard. Usually the Clio is on the nose going...
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    Steering wheel vibration after Powerflex install

    I thought I would post this on the forum. I recent installed the powerflex parts for the torque arm, upper gearbox mount and the dogbone insert. After install, with the AC off everything is fine, there is minmal vibration. However, when I have the AC on and the car drops to idle, my steering...
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    Powerflex camber adjustable bushing and / or top mounts?

    I am looking to upgrade my clio to get a bit more camber out of the front. I was planning to get the powerflex bushings, however a thought occurred to me. Buying the bushings is almost 50% of buying top mounts, so would it make more sense to just get top mounts? will the two work together, or...
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    Question about long distance driving

    I know this is a bit silly to ask, but I have never owned a car with such short gearing. I have a 200, and I am looking to possibly take her on a 10+hr drive on roads where the min speed is 140kph if you don't want to be a road hazard. Will the car put up with that kind of stress? Thats more...
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    Tips on driving a Mk3 Clio well?

    I just recently bought a used 2012 Clio RS, and I really am in love with the car. I get the biggest smile on my face just thinking about it! However, I have come from a lineage of automatic cars and, so the Clio marks my first foray into manual cars as a DD. I have driven manuals on occasion...