Matt's track/nurburgring RS250 Clio f1

Discussion in 'Projects/Progress Threads' started by M77MWw, Feb 25, 2018.

  1. Sean197

    Sean197 RIP Albi :( Moderator

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    Good to know!
     

  2. youngarthur

    youngarthur Paid Member

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    I go with a group of people, and we haven't decided dates at Cadwell, or Oulton yet. I will post as soon as I know.
     
  3. M77MWw

    M77MWw

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    So snetterton was an absolute wash out yesterday but not did i have fun!!! Clio was absolutely unreal. I couldn't get any form of heat in to the federal 595rsr even with the pressures up to 40psi to get the tread blocks hot so zero grip. I didn't mess around with the damping just let it all on the middle setting and just enjoyed the car. Had issue with her getting hot and re bled the cooling system and after that absolutely no dramas. Lost throttle maybe 3-4 times during the entire day including getting there and back but again only when I came to a standstill so maybe I can live with that for a while. She held her own against 400+ bhp cars on road tyres (which you definitely needed yesterdsy)

    I'm a happy man. Very hard to compare to Megane due to conditions but feels very similar.

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  4. suj

    suj Paid Member

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    Glad you had fun, that last show is amazing, looks perfect!!!
     
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  5. Benno

    Benno Gold Member

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    Spot on Matt, glad you had fun! Spa looks like it could be a wash out too next week which will be interesting with the amount of serious kit booked on...

    Where’s your boot net from? Need something similar!
     
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  6. rSilva

    rSilva Paid Member

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    Wouldn't dropping the pressure bellow the normal help more?
    From my experience, lower pressure increases the contact patch (thus more friction and temperatur) and allows more deflection in the sidewall to make the tire less snappy on adherence loss.
     
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  7. M19TNR

    M19TNR Paid Member

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    How do you find the rsr? Wet and dry?

    Seem to get some mixed reviews!
     
  8. M77MWw

    M77MWw

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    I've always been told by friends that race that in the wet you want pressures high so the tread blocks move not the sidewall. Once the tread blocks move they get heat faster. Must say was better with higher pressures

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  9. M77MWw

    M77MWw

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    Thanks for the words lads, in the dry the rsr aren't a bad tyre but I personally prefer ad08r both in wet and dry. In the dry with proper semi slicks I think this has a chance at being quicker around a lap then the Megane

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  10. Sean197

    Sean197 RIP Albi :( Moderator

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    @M77MWw I may missed it but what are you running gearbox-wise?
     
  11. M77MWw

    M77MWw

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    225 with a quiafe diff

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  12. M77MWw

    M77MWw

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    Boot net was an Audi one I had in my ttrs which I kept and use in my Mk5 GTi daily but thought I'd try it and worked a treat

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  13. Benno

    Benno Gold Member

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    Nice one! Always good to keep hold of. Could you get a decent photo of it showing where you’ve got it hooked to when you’ve got 5 mate? No rush.
     
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  14. Pav

    Pav Moderator

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    any track pics??
    so you're happy with its performance??well im not surprised..shame it was a bit wet..i can't wait to do a dry track day to be able to get the best out of her :thumb:
     
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  15. M77MWw

    M77MWw

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    I'm waiting for the guy to send them to me mate but don't worry I'll be sharing them once I do. Yer I am pleased, with be a far better judge once I do a dry day. Want to get her on the dyno make sure it's all as should be

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  16. M77MWw

    M77MWw

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  17. trackspec197

    trackspec197 Paid Member

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    Great shots mate. I'm in Bedford on Saturday and it looks like rain there too.
     
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  18. L33 KUP

    L33 KUP Gold Member

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    Looks class mate, glad you got it all together in time


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  19. -Eddie-

    -Eddie- Missing In Action Paid Member

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    Awesome photos and project Matt. Looks like a complete hoot to drive.

    It might have been mentioned previously in the thread but how does this car measure up weight wise to your Meg 250?
     
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  20. M77MWw

    M77MWw

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    Thanks pal. So far it's hard to compare but it does feel very similar

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