06 nimbus 197 daily track toy

Cliosport-carl

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i picked up this little beaut with 87k 1 owner and full service history minus the belts :worried: however paid a fair price for it and will be slowley trying to get to the same spec as my previous car a 2002 iceberg clio 172 with 110000 miles. here is some information on my previous creation.

Handling
Powerflex polly front wishbone bushes
Powerflex polly front antiroll bar bushes
Brembo max disks
Pagid blue pads
Goodridge braided brake hoses
OZ Racing f1 wheels from a PH1 Clio 172
Pure motorsport top mount and strut brace kit
front camber adjustment bolts
Gaz GHA coilovers with rear coilover unit
Whiteline rear anti roll bar
rear camber shims
Federal rsr tyres
rear camber shims
10mm rear axle spaces
20mm front hub centric spacers
Caged rear strut brace

Engine
Vibra techinc engine and gearbox mount
Pure motorsport air con delete kit with full air conditioning removal
ported and matched inlet
Magnecore leads
Powerflex torque mount
pure motorsport manifold back exhaust (resonated)
Pure motorsport shifter kit
rs tuner 98ron map
blue forge coolant hose kit
PH 1 clio 172 airfilter with powerflow foam filter
Forge induction elbow



Interior
OMP steering wheel and boss
Corbeau seats on custom mounts
Sparco 4 point harnesses
4 point bolt in half cage
stripped with painted boot
Kenwood head unit
non Renaultsport spec door cards
Renault mats

Exterior
Skoda splitter
non xenon head lights
Clio Cup washer blanks
painted front grill
Hella supertone horns
Clio Cup racer tow eye
Clio Cup spoiler
brake ducts
homemade rear wiper delete

as you can see lots of time and effort went into this little hot hatch and it suprised quite a few people on and off track some pics of the car



and now the new adventure begins in my nimbus

 

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Cliosport-carl

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and my first mod is an UR rear ARB i loved my whitline so much when i had it on my clio and it was one of the first things i had done i have also got a set of federal 595 RSRs on order which where epic on my 172 and where a fantastic price so why not

 

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Cliosport-carl

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£316 Deliverd from camskill or there are a few sets on eBay from Poland for £280 odd at the moment
 

Cliosport-carl

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front tyres on and already made such a difference i will be putting the rears on soon enough i have also set about removing the rear wiper as it annoys me the wipe when in reverse also a cheeky little weight loss i fear i have not been taking as many pics as i used to with this new car i like driving it to much but i did take a few snaps as it was getting cleanedIMG_6602.JPG IMG_6605.JPG IMG_6606.JPG IMG_6610.JPG
 

Cliosport-carl

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Looking good :smile:
looking stock i cant wait to really get into this thing ive got my cam and aux belt tomorrow so im having to limit myself on buying lodes of stuff.. the list im looking for is

handling

coil-overs
camber shims
spacers
solid top mounts
ur rear arb (tick)
ur lower sub-frame
ur top strut
PF z rated pads
slotted disks
powerflex wishbone bushes black series
cup racer wheels

inside

roll cage
buckets (need subframes as have seats)
new steering wheel (have one however looking into others and cc buttons)
removed interior (over weekend)
cae shifter or simular

engine

matched inlet
ktax induction kit (pipercross foam filter for now)
PMS exhaust
PMS ac del kit
vibra/ktax engine mounts full kit


exteriour

cup spoiler
Renault sport splitter
painted black grilles and rear splitter
black badges
 

Pav

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nice list..obviously you will use the car for track so you can fit all the parts that will make the car harsh for a daily use..
good job mate nad keep us updated
 

Cliosport-carl

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Right just collect the car from EJM preparation after getting the cam and aux belt done because it had never been done so all happy and now got some bits turn up for me to fit pure motor sport axle spacers wiper blanks and a pipercross filter have got the filter and blank on and will get the rear rsrs and axle spacers over the weekend

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Cliosport-carl

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nice list..obviously you will use the car for track so you can fit all the parts that will make the car harsh for a daily use..
good job mate nad keep us updated
It will be a daily and will be taken on track with regards to it being harsh i had my previous one for 4 years and the car was in track spec for at least 2 years. and before that it was still coiloverd and bucket seated i can live with it. also i am going to take a long and hard think about what i need to be doing my exhaust was my biggest problem on my old car with it being stupid 101db before i got my pms one on there. so well see updates coming though
 
let me know how you get on with the Federals, im running a set currently on my 197 and find the compound far too soft (140,) getting a poor breakaway under load.

going to go for DZ03 next.
 

Cliosport-carl

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let me know how you get on with the Federals, im running a set currently on my 197 and find the compound far too soft (140,) getting a poor breakaway under load.

going to go for DZ03 next.
Ive had RSRs on my old 172 for about 2 years and really liked them not really had a problem well see
 

sevenfourate

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Cant beat some weekend fettling !

Where did you get the axle spacers from. I've not seen those before..........
 

Cliosport-carl

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Right little dead so decided to make use of the time

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Now just waiting until 4 so I can go home and fit the other spacer and fit them back on..
 
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