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  1. Advikaz

    Clutch options 182

    any suggestions regarding clutches for a 182 that’s used on the road and track. Car will be getting a black line diff fitted. Any first hand recommendations welcomed. Leaning towards the Sachs Performance Kit 🤦🏽‍♂️😭 Interested also in LUK experiences of getting tracked with moderate vigour...
  2. G

    Clio Cup Race Car Mk1 for sale

    Hello fellow Clio rs fans! I have somewhat of a forgotten gem for sale, the very 1st Clio rs in history. Registered in week 50 of 1990, this was made a year before the road car went on sale. A genuine RS Factory race car with less than 22,000 miles, an MOT and even the factory Renault Clio Cup...
  3. TheBandit

    Life in these Toyo R888s?

    Bought a set of alloys with some used R888s, two are flogged and the other two have reasonable tread to them (2.5-5mm) I'm going to repaint the rims and purchase road tyres. I want to ask those with experience with these tyres if there is any life left in this set for somebody? (16" 205/45)
  4. FrogJam Motorsport

    Fred and James’ Clio 182 Racecar Project

    I’ve wanted to start a project thread for a while but progress on the car has been a little of the slow side whilst doing the fabrication work on the shell so there wouldn’t be regular updates. However we have just started to paint it so now there is light at the end of the tunnel so thought it...
  5. F

    Clio a name in my life

    Hi everybody, Nice to see this website around the clio. I drove as every day car clio 16s MKI, Williams MKI, MKII, RS MKI and a clio RS MKII "S"... That was years ago, but I have one of them, and I hope use again soon, but have no time to put in order, so, long time without running. I am...
  6. Asher172

    Car Battery Charger. Buying Advice needed

    Hi All, Currently building a Clio 172 track car. Its used occasionally at the weekends when the weather is good, but mainly will be used just for track days. Problem i have with Lack of use is that whenever i come back to the car, its usually dead. I'm tired of jump starting it so was thinking...
  7. S

    Fibre glass door in regards to mot

    I’ve been stripping out my daily (1.2 mk2) and trying to get the mpg up for a while now. I’ve been considering grp doors, bonnet and tailgate but I’m a bit concerned about the mot verdict. The mot test manual has no reference to fibreglass, or any specific materials but I can almist here the...
  8. W

    Spacers, What are people running?

    Hi guys Looking to purchase some Hubcentric spacers for my 182 track car. Currently the car is on cup shocks and Eibach springs and I will also be running a Stud and nut kit. I know every set up is different and everyone has their own preference but I'm just curious what people are running...
  9. J

    172 Cup Hillclimb / Sprint Car

    Hi, This is my first project thread on here. I wanted to start a thread to document my attempts to get into racing, my development as a driver and my cars development... My Background In from Sheffield, been obsessed with cars since I was a kid, went to University to study Automotive...
  10. A

    Adam_'s 182

    Hi all, Recently bought a 182 with the intention of using it as a track car and just all round bit of fun to tear round in when I'm not mile munching the daily (Octavia :sick:) This is the 2nd clio I've had, the first being a Mk1 1.9 diesel one that blew up within 2 weeks of buying it...
  11. C

    Clio RS 182 Track Car

    I and a friend just picked up a 182 for very cheap as we know the guy who owns a couple of them! Body work isn't in perfect shape, dent on the bonnet and a few scrapes but it's pretty much track ready! Coilovers, decat with a map to suit, a nice intake. The previous owner said it was originally...
  12. Jacpac5

    Looking to start racing

    So i just turned 17 in July and passed my test last month. I currently am driving a Clio 1.2 16v Campus and the insurance is already a killer. I was looking at getting a 1*2 and potentially getting it towed but that was so much money and insuring and driving it there was even worse. Just looking...
  13. W

    AD08R Kwik fit - Cheap!

    Hi guys, Just picked up 4x AD08R From Kwik fit and was quoted £57 a corner without fitting and balancing. Just been to Collect and he mentioned there is also a 25% off if you purchase 2 or more Yokohama tyres! Worked out £42.75 or £171 for all 4, 195/50/15. Bargain I Thought!
  14. Archtects

    Wheel studs and nuts. Best length?

    Hello. Looking to get some studs, I take my wheels of a fair bit and I'm fed up with horrible rusty bolts. + I got new wheels. One I've finished spraying them and cleaning them up. (I brought them black. Crumbling black) I'm not running Spacers. And my wheels are only et35. Do you think...
  15. Archtects

    Wheel studs lengths. No Spacers.

    Ive been searching around and alot of people have asked similar questions. But I need help. I'm hoping I'll be getting some new fox ms006 wheels and I want to use studs, quick change for the odd track days hopefully. I understand front back stud lengths are different? Basically Id like to put...
  16. edwarj123

    Reasonably priced track tyres

    Hi, I have 2 sets of wheels, I was going to keep 1 set for the road and the other just for track use (only a few times a year). What sort of 15" tyres should I be looking at for the track that are reasonably priced? Thanks
  17. N

    "Nicole" - The Clio 182 budget track car project

    Hi all, I'm new to this forum having only purchased a RS 182 recently with my friend Gary. We're going to turn it into a track day toy. Made a little video of us going to buy it. Going to try to post videos of each step of the modifications we make. Neil.
  18. Scrooge

    Day spent at Silverstone!

    I was lucky enough to tag along to a track day at Silverstone today, was some properly lovely metal floating about the place. Always love going to Silverstone. Well except Ford Fair. I tried to take as many pictures and video as possible but I was too busy talking most of the time, anyway this...
  19. rem1859

    A few photos from FCS 2017 Donington Park

    Thought I'd share a few photos taken yesterday at French Car Show 2017. My son is an avid photographer so as usual came armed with his camera. Here is a pic of the stand, my car on far left having come back in after track time: He shot a few Clios flying by the pits on the long straight too...
  20. JP83

    Steering Wheel and Boss recommendation

    So I already have a Sparco dished wheel, and I believe an OMP boss. However, with my B&G quick release fitted, the wheel is a tad close to the gut. Long term solution = lose some weight. Short term = a flat wheel, and maybe a shallow boss? Any recommendations on something that won't break the...
  21. Hazza462

    RB PH1 172 Rally Car Progress

    So two weeks ago me and my girlfriend (Alex) bought a ph1 172 car with a full weld in roll cage by Custom Cages. We wanted it as a project to do over the summer break whilst off University and our intention is to have it as a track only car and maybe compete in it one day . The pics below show...
  22. Captain Hat

    Recommendations for a track car

    I'm building a 172 Cup into a track car. My main priority is gonna be suspension and brake setup to start with (though I am easily distracted by shiny things) but I have no idea where to start. My goal is, obviously, improved handling. I plan to do most of the work myself; I've worked on...
  23. JB21

    Anyone running a Torsen Diff & 5.25 Final Drive?

    Wanting more track performance from the Clio but just cant justify the costs of cams, ITB, turbo etc. So my thinking is the above set-up on standard engine with a EFI basic remap coupled to intake and exhaust only. My box is in need of a rebuild so whilst that would be getting done I'd have...
  24. Darren61

    Project Inferno

    Having owned a few RenaultSports over the years (including a LY R26, Titanium 182 and my current daily a 175 DCI) I decided that this year I would get myself a 'toy' for track days (living in Silverstone is also quite handy for this). I knew it had to be a 172/182 and since January I had been...
  25. 20vKarlos

    20vKarlos' - Renault Clio 172 - Track Car Project - Possible Disaster

    Hello all A bit of a long introduction to bring you guys all up to speed... A few years ago before I was married, I told the mrs that I wanted a project car once we were married, she agreed and said "As long as I get to help then that's fine!" - Result :smile: So, we've been married 18...
  26. Captain Hat

    Looking for replacement 172 Cup parts

    What's the best place to look for replacement stock bits for a 172 Cup? I'm looking for brake discs and pads, shocks and springs just now. None of it's urgent, but I like to start doing my research early. On a not entirely related note, what's the most cost-effective route to go down if I'm...
  27. JB21

    Left foot braking for track work...

    So over the last few weeks I've been putting this into practice, first in the i3 as its easier being an auto then once confident enough took it to the derv daily, really getting the hang of it now coupled with heal & toeing but there’s only so much you can push it on the road without it being...
  28. AdamCup

    Long Term Track Car Project

    Hi all, Been around here for a while and finally became a full member last month, Also got my 1st Clio :-) Got it off my mate for a good price, its a 05 FF Cup 182 on 92k. Its going to be a long term project due to family commitments. Plans are: Strip down Cage Seats Harnesses Steering Wheel...
  29. D

    Clio 182 Track Car

    Hello Here's my 182 track car purchased earlier this year, it's not road legal and all of the work done to date was done by the previous owners and so far its a good job.
  30. Sir_Dave

    Mini R56 JCW

    So, my Trackshed R53 ( is currently smoking like a chimney & needing the valve stem's doing, so last month i bought a Lohen BVH. However, by the time id worked out that i also needed a Janspeed manifold, Tomcat, Catcam &...