My deep black 197.. and a little product plug!

Discussion in 'Projects/Progress Threads' started by Shorty197, Sep 6, 2017.

  1. Shorty197

    Shorty197 Paid Member

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    Cheers mate! Yeah hugely different obv peak power wasn’t massively effected, but it wasn’t running quite right, so through low and mid range its a massive improvement
     
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  2. Pav

    Pav Moderator

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    spot on mate..car looks spot on..the wheels suit the black paint too..black on black is the best combo to be had :thumb:
    glad you are happy with your progress...
     
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  3. Shorty197

    Shorty197 Paid Member

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    Haven’t updated this thread in a while so thought I’d keep it going..

    Changes: Scorpion Decat pipe and itg panel filter (sold the KTR) RenaultSport Splitter fitted / Godspeed G hooks / Ferodo DS2500 fitred.
    Inner rack ends had play so have replaced them and had tracking done HEL lines and fluid change tomorrow.
    Tweak map ASAP

    - First track day in just under 2 weeks so a chance to really enjoy it!

    The to do list keeps growing with this car, I’m hooked..

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  4. Pav

    Pav Moderator

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    good update mate..hope you enjoy your track day :track:
     
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  5. Shorty197

    Shorty197 Paid Member

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    Progress update:
    So I took her on track for the first time, really enjoyed it and spent some time just getting used to track driving - had some tuition, and was probably a bit more cautious than needed due to first time out and wet conditions, however it increased my love and enjoyment for this little Frenchie!

    I treated myself to some B14s straight after and have spent today fitting them, pics below;
    First impressions.. well, the car now feels incredible

    :blackdiamond::french:

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  6. Pav

    Pav Moderator

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    not surprised you like your new suspension set up..i love my too..
    any pics from your track day??
     
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  7. Shorty197

    Shorty197 Paid Member

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    Yeah it makes an unreal difference!
    I did get a few mate, here’s a couple..
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  8. Pav

    Pav Moderator

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    car looks great..black pearl :thumb:
     
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  9. Jack Maxwell

    Jack Maxwell Gold Member

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    How you finding the new discs? Better than standard?
     
  10. Shorty197

    Shorty197 Paid Member

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    Definitely better than standard, combined with the ds2500 it’s a marked improvement but I do think I’ll go for a more track focused pad like friction z or ds1.11 next
     
  11. Shorty197

    Shorty197 Paid Member

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    Little update as it’s been a while, few pictures attached, rear interior has been stripped and boot mat fitted, GT rear lights and most recently clio 200 rear diffuser fitted.
    Few more things to tick off, cage / harnesses / Quaife / cams / CAE have all been added to the list

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  12. adam thomas

    adam thomas Gold Member

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    Car looked superclean Saturday mate
     
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  13. Shorty197

    Shorty197 Paid Member

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    Cheers mate, was certainly a challenge with a 3hr journey there and a black car as you probably know all too well haha
     
  14. adam thomas

    adam thomas Gold Member

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    Yeah I can imagine . I would say I was lucky with being so close but the massive hole in my tyre wasn't great
     
  15. Shorty197

    Shorty197 Paid Member

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    Thought I’d keep this thread going, so a little update - I had a change of heart and went back on a few things. Firstly, Recaros have been sold on and replaced with fixed bucket seats (Corbeau Sprint’s) and harnesses.
    Secondly, I decided against my plans listed above to keep it n/a and have just completed an R26 conversion, absolutely over the moon with this little thing now, and I’m starting to accept there may never be an end to this project :tearsofjoy:
    Some details on spec listed below pictures.
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    Engine/Exhaust:
    Megane R26 Engine/ECU (230)
    630cc injectors
    Forge hard pipe kit
    KTR intercooler
    Megane RS250 Turbo
    Forge Recirc valve
    Silicone induction pipe
    Ramair filter
    3” scorpion decat downpipe
    3” scorpion non res system
    Cup racer a/c delete

    Transmission:
    R26 6 speed Gearbox (LSD)
    Lightweight billet Smf
    R26R clutch
     
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  16. Pav

    Pav Moderator

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    another one joining the dark side..gotta love some booooost :jedi:
     
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  17. mojojojo

    mojojojo Paid Member

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    This is an awesome little beast !! Much inspiration to be had from your thread.
    Slightly off topic......How did the set of the Oz setting you back ? Here down under [Australia] they are horribly expensive, but am getting more and more desperate to get my hands on a set of 8J's
     
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  18. Shorty197

    Shorty197 Paid Member

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    Sorry I missed this somehow, thank you and in regards to the OZ they’re £1050 here in the UK, that’s for 17”x8J et55 spec
     
  19. Shorty197

    Shorty197 Paid Member

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    Little update on the DB Baguette, starting to feel like I’m getting to the end of my build now, with just a few little bits to sort/add and I can hopefully just about call it done - if that’s even a thing..
    CAE or CAE style shifter / RenaultSport sideskirts will remain on the want list for the time being!

    Very happy with the newly added half cage courtesy of JP Cages, and red UR strut brace to be added shortly, just need to sort something with my rear door cards.

    Anyone looking for a rear cage worth keeping an eye on JP Cages page with regular group buys being run.

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  20. Big Ben

    Big Ben Winner - POTM February 2018 Paid Member

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    Did you just have a JP cage fitted?

    Guy on FB with a similar car. Just putting 2 and 2 together!

    Quite like the look of one myself
     
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