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Clio 182 - I need to run a power cable to the battery in the enginebay along with some other wiring. Has anyone run cables to the interior without majorly stripping the car down?
I cannot really use a longacre bulkhead terminal as I have suspension wiring to add in too (electronic damping)
Only 100% metallic pads like CL brakes don’t require bedding in. As far as I know Hawk pads still need a bedding in process and will transfer some material to the disc.
they do have some aggressive compounds. Race pads designed for short race events tend to not have the disc or pad life as a...
Sadly there is no standardisation for measuring braking friction so the comparison of graphs gives you an idea of how the pads react to temperature but nothing else. Friction can change based on clamping load and many other factors on a test rig
Oh and new front ABS sensors are fitted> I'm using these as support for running the front wiring out of the wheel wells.
So I need to run two front damper cables through the bulkhead.
I need to run the power cable through the bulkhead and connect to the battery (its looking a bit short on wire...
Other side is 95% done. I've not swapped one track rod end at the moment as I was concerned I'd round off the nut. It's booked in for MOT and front alignment next Wednesday so I'll tackle that when on the garage ramps as access will be more convenent.
It was definitely the worst side. The Sachs...
The unit is getting a reshuffle so the pressure was on to get the car rolling. I needed to build one side.
Couldnt get the abs sensor off due to a rounded nut so cut the cable to enable me to remove the hub.
Took a blowtorch to the track rod end and got that off easy. I undid the outer ball...
For a road car you want suspension movement / travel. I'd take a finger in the air a good coilover setup not much stiffer than standard - maybe 100lb firmer as a starting point. I think Bilstein run 400lb fronts off the top of my head but a softish rear for stability in wet conditions. (I...
Its a lovely kit with a great attention to detail on its components compared to most suspension I've handled. I think Nitron are good in this respect too.
Fronts are now 90nm (down from 110nm) and the rear is 105nm.
I developed this kit with Tractive originally for full slicks so it had...
I'm going to ignore wiring for now as I'm not looking forward to trying to find a suitable hole front and rear to run the suspension electronics through
Jacked up the front and got to work.
Its surprising how bad brakes can look after 6 months shut away.
So far everything has come off quickly...
We already know lol
However the OS is very slick and its a bit more of a faff to jump ship to Andriod and be able to transfer all data.
My phone is a rather broken iPhone 6 and other than the terrible battery and broken screen its working ok. I do need a replacement though now.
Final bit for the day as time is short. One front assembled.
All reassembled. Top nut with Loctite to make sure it stays. Next task is to crack the hub nuts and get the old Sachs dampers off and tucked away but that will have to wait. 4 weeks before the track day so need to get a crack on...
If I’m going to do this I’ll do it right. Some roll centre hubs collected and ready.
Staring with the rear. Get the springs on
I used Powerflex purple top bushes simply because they were on the car previously.
With the other side done it seems to sit at a nice height :-) we’ll...
Start of the year I felt the need to get a track day car. I had some suspension and thought rather than sell it I’d use it.
I went searching for a cheapish and good condition track focused Clio. Something with many of the right modifications already done.
I got a call from a friend about a car...
I’m not convinced 2.5” systems are a great idea for most of our lightly tuned engines. They are louder and certainly boom more than a 2 1/4 system. I don’t think there’s a power gain.
Only real solution is a good size centre silencer.
As for the missus. Paracetamol is your friend.
Race version flywheel would not even be able to be fitted to a standard clutch cover. The race clutches are significantly smaller diameter so the bolt holes are different and the flywheel friction surface is smaller diameter to match.