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Big Ben

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Well here goes. Been on forum for nearly a year so thought it was time to start my own little thread. Here's my Albi Blue 197Car side.png
She's full fat with climate, projectors, Cabasse 6 CD changer etc.
Car was a bit rough when I bought her impulsively back in January but thought I would just use it for trackdays so wasn't to bothered.
Enjoyed the car so much that I couldn't go all out track slag and kept it standard for a little while!
Since then it's had the following:
Brembo HC discs & DS2500 front brakes
Renault oe drilled discs & DS2500 rear brakes
Renault track rods and ends
Power flex upper torque arm
Ktec Induction kit
Scorpion cat back exhaust
Re-map at Engine Dynamics (199.1bhp)
Goodyear Eagle F1's
Lots more upgrades to look forward to depending on how much I have to spend on maintaining her!
Thanks for looking...
 

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Big Ben

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front view.png Recently had a new front lip spoiler fitted as the standard one was held on with cable ties!bumpers.png
Paid £300 locally to have the RS one fitted and bumper resprayed
 

sevenfourate

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NICE buddy !!!!! Kept that to yourself. Almost identical figures to mine. Unsurprisingly.....

Driving better.....more low down in top.....more driveable....fuelling loads better....PLEASED ?

****Sorry: Can now see from the date - that's an 'old' printout and not done today !

BUT - about time you got your own thread going :smile:

Looks to me like you bought with the view of using an abusing. And have now grown to love the old girl from the spending.....?
 

Big Ben

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NICE buddy !!!!! Kept that to yourself. Almost identical figures to mine. Unsurprisingly.....

Driving better.....more low down in top.....more driveable....fuelling loads better....PLEASED ?

****Sorry: Can now see from the date - that's an 'old' printout and not done today !

BUT - about time you got your own thread going :smile:

Looks to me like you bought with the view of using an abusing. And have now grown to love the old girl from the spending.....?
It has taken to long you're right Shuv. I'm teaching myself to be more computer literate!

Very pleased with what Engine Dynamics have done to the car(thanks for heads up)

Yeah love the car can't destroy it... Bit like the wife:shocked:
 

Pav

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another albi blue progress thread..so pleased people like this colour too..whats next Ben..??
 
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Big Ben

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Visit to Two Techs tomorrow for an oil service. Also having auxiliary belt changed as it shows a bit of wear and power flex lower Engine mount fitted.
 

Jimmy

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Nice progress so far, Ben. You can tell the front bumper has been resprayed, that is some smooth looking paintwork! The splitter is a great addition too, just so pricey for what they are though!
 

Big Ben

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Nice progress so far, Ben. You can tell the front bumper has been resprayed, that is some smooth looking paintwork! The splitter is a great addition too, just so pricey for what they are though!
Managed to get it for a reduced £185! Standard was around £80 so thought it was worth the premium
 
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Dystant

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Looking good, love the splitter :smiley:

How you finding the Scorpion exhaust? I'm undecided whether to go with Miltek or Scorpion :excited:
 

Big Ben

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Looking good, love the splitter :smiley:

How you finding the Scorpion exhaust? I'm undecided whether to go with Miltek or Scorpion :excited:
Thanks.
Love the Scorpion. Pops and burbles at low rev gear changes then really comes alive at the top end. Brilliant investment IMO. Haven't heard a Milltek but it would have to be very very good to better the scorpion. Hope that helps
 

Big Ben

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Visited Two Techs this morning for some maintenance. Was really happy with Terry and his team. Got the auxiliary belt and oil and filter changed in no time at all. Was going to have lower Engine mount changed to a power flex, but turns out I've already got one!
Anyone need an Engine mount??