Matt's 200

Discussion in 'Projects/Progress Threads' started by MattP, Oct 18, 2018.

  1. MattP

    MattP Paid Member

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    So not sure where the 200 journey will go as its probably the best standard car ive ever driven! Short of putting spacers on it straight away I cant really find to much fault with it! Mods I had on my list when looking for one are already done as it has the full Akro, lowered recaros and KTR engine mounts and map. Even the steering wheel has been redone in suede? and the gear knob replaced with an RS one.

    What's a chap to do but just enjoy it 'as is' for a bit, while having a look around the forum at what others have done and what's available?

    So on that front I've been very busy driving it like I stole it everywhere. Early morning hoons with my GP running mate have been excellent fun - the two cars so different in power application, but so closely matched.

    Last Sundays run out in possibly the worst weather I have ever driven in was 'edgy' but just highlighted A. How excellent the Pilot Sport 4S tyres are in the wet and B. just how much confidence and grip the Cup gives you. Being used to a 500bhp RWD estate as a daily, the cup is very different in the wet!

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  2. MattP

    MattP Paid Member

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    OK - just seen this and now I need mine t look the same!

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  3. Ocsltd

    Ocsltd Paid Member

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    Renaultsport Clio 200 (PW)
    They really are awesome cars! I love it when someone is new to a 200 and they just 'get it'.

    I don't think I've ever been out hooning so much as I did this summer. I'll always remember this summer for picking up my 200, really hot / sunny weather and plenty of hooning!

    I was in a similar position to you, as in a lot of mods were already done, but I've added a Cup spoiler, RS monitor, RS gear knob ann my latest addition the RS centre caps. I'm sure you'll find plenty of inspiration on here for things to do! Some great cars on this forum and a a really good bunch of people!
     
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  4. MattP

    MattP Paid Member

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    RenaultSport 200 FF Cup

    Is the rs monitor the g-meter thingy? I didn’t know you could retro fit?

    Have you got some details!

    Agree with this summer being all about the 200 hoon!
     
  5. Johnny 99

    Johnny 99 Winner - POTM October 2018 Platinum Member

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    Glad you're enjoying the car. They really are good fun. I'm sure you'll find plenty of inspiration for the car on here - we're very good at spending other folks money for them!
     
  6. Pav

    Pav Moderator

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  7. MattP

    MattP Paid Member

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    So the Bad news is the Clio is french so I’ve had all sorts of electrical fun in the last week.

    The Good news is the Clio is french so disconnecting and reconnecting the battery makes me the equivalent of a automotive electrical genius!

    Still loving it though!
     
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  8. MattP

    MattP Paid Member

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    So I’ve found the first issue

    Let’s just say I tried to change a headlight bulb yesterday.........
     
  9. Pav

    Pav Moderator

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    haha..was it A&N afterwards??:pav:
     
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  10. tombate911

    tombate911 Paid Member

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    Now you’ve done it it’s probably quicker and easier to remove the bumper and head light so you can actually see what you’re doing and do it properly. Nightmare to do!
     
  11. LOCKE

    LOCKE Paid Member

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    TBH the time you fart about trying to change the bulb whilst getting cut and frustrated you are quicker taking the bumper off, it's really quite easy.
     
  12. MattP

    MattP Paid Member

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    Ha! Now you all tell me!

    The bulb is somewhere down in the engine bay now, never to be seen again!

    I’ll have another go this weekend!

    I’ve gone for Phillips Xtreme Vision H1 as that’s what was already in from previous owner.
     
  13. MattP

    MattP Paid Member

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    Misjudged a kerb :oops:
     

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  14. Pav

    Pav Moderator

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    shame they always win :chris2:
     
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  15. Micah

    Micah Clumsy McButterfingers Moderator

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    Wow! That makes me feel better about the mishaps I've had with 3 of mine this year! Sickening feeling though, isn't it?
     
  16. MattP

    MattP Paid Member

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    The worst

    Plus the self hate for the next few days when you re-see it!
     
  17. MattP

    MattP Paid Member

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    I think yesterday summed up how the Clio has worked into my heart

    Car is filthy on the outside (my interiors are always spotless!) and so I prepared myself for an hour or so of cleaning.

    But standing there I realised I’d much rather spend an hour or so driving it and who cares if it’s filthy!

    Took it out to nowhere and back for no other reason than to enjoy it!

    First car I’ve owned that just makes me want to keep going and going!


    The other thing is I like having fun with my cars and I’ve being toying with this idea just for the summer maybe.......

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  18. peter

    peter POTM Winner - February 2017 Gold Member

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  19. MattP

    MattP Paid Member

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    Ha - that’s the face my wife made!
     
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  20. MattP

    MattP Paid Member

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    When I showed her that photo - definitely not at any other time!!!!!
     
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