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172 Excusive bought! New boy alert!



  ph1 172 Excl, Cossie
Hi All,

Picked up my second Ren after having a ph2 19 16v many moons ago. Turns out after a little bit of digging it's Hulksters old Exclusive,number 131. All seems sweet bar the much documneted diesel like idle noises, so its condition is a real credit to him


Seems a lovely car, and looking forward to having a meddle around with it. I was either going to fit some Eibach sportlines, or splashing out a Gaz coilover kit as I have always used their stuff (family friend and all!) and rate it. What are your thoughts please guys?

Thanks and regards

Weeksy
 
welcome to the ph1 club;)

put some pics up mate and check through any history to see when/if the belts and dephaser have been done.

if it sounds like a diesel on idle,it could be the dephaser
 

Chi

  Z4, VW172, R26
Welcome if it dephaser I hope your handy with the spanners or allowed a few hundred quid
 
  172 Ph1/Scooby MY00
The idle is rough on these, worry it sounds rough when revved. Keep it standard or fit neon lights (they'll add as much extra power as all the other bits you'll read about ((bar cams, turbos etc which are quite big £s)) ).
 
  ph1 172 Excl, Cossie
Thanks for the welcome guys. I would take pics but it's looking a. Bit sorry for itself at the moment! It's on four axle stands while the wheels get refurbed and I pontificate over what suspension to fit and change the brakes, and the seats are out to give the carpets a proper clean up, and having a little repair done on the drivers leg bolster!

It had a belt and tensioner at 50 odd k in 2010 (now on 77k) but no record of a dephaser pulley mores the pity!! I though I had bought a donkey when I got home and heard the racket it was making! Revving though it sounds sweet, so I guess all is well in there?!
I would say handy with the tools, but I don't have the locking pins etc so will ask a ren tech I know...
 
  ph1 172 Excl, Cossie
I have a cossie, so more turbo dramas needed, although a pair of cams in a ported head sounds appealing.... Std exhaust is still hanging in there too!
 
  ph1 172 Excl, Cossie
And the chance find of a genuine rs500 t4 turbo meant an upgrade to touring car spec,so out it all came again...

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  ph1 172 Excl, Cossie
Thanks for your kind words. What 20 years of ownership does for you! The ren will be just as sweet I hope! And no more talk of fords on here! It's a renault forum! I will get black marked!!
 

leeds_182

North Yorkshire & Humber
ClioSport Area Rep
Thanks for your kind words. What 20 years of ownership does for you! The ren will be just as sweet I hope! And no more talk of fords on here! It's a renault forum! I will get black marked!!
You won't. This forum is full of ford bum boys.
 
Sapphire is lovely, is it Moonstone?

Is the 172 Exclusive standard ? i.e. BBS wheels & full leather interior?
 
  ph1 172 Excl, Cossie
Yes that's it fella. Moonstone blue!

The 172 is standard and bar some suspension mods which I still can't decide on - gaz coilovers or some eibachs on the original shocks- it will be staying that way. Does anyone do a stainless that keeps the tailpipe hidden by the way?

thanks

weeksy
 
  ph1 172 Excl, Cossie
Thanks for your feedback Dan, much appreciated Mr.
The issue here is I get the Gaz shocks at a very nice rate, as he is a good friend of mine, so great value...I did see something on an old MOT about misting around the shock so they will be up for replacement soon, Oh I dont know!
A set of Eibachs and genuine shocks wont be too far from the cost of the gaz kit..
See my dilemma?!

Thanks a lot

Weeksy
 

Chi

  Z4, VW172, R26
I've got 2 cars on gaz if you fancy taking them out. Not sure where your based. I like them tbh..
 
  ph1 172 Excl, Cossie
Hi Chi,

That's a really nice offer fella, much appreciated my good man, but sadly I am a little too far away from you.

What a nice chap you are!

Thanks

Weeksy
 

Chi

  Z4, VW172, R26
No worries mate. I find the Gaz really easy to adjust for road and track. Where are you based.
 
  ph1 172 Excl, Cossie
I am in Chelmsford Essex, a stones throw from Gaz's factory ;-)

I am concerned that the spring rates are a bit harsh as Dan says, rates are 275/250. I dont think my Cossie has 275 lb front springs!
 
Yes that's it fella. Moonstone blue!

The 172 is standard and bar some suspension mods which I still can't decide on - gaz coilovers or some eibachs on the original shocks- it will be staying that way. Does anyone do a stainless that keeps the tailpipe hidden by the way?

thanks

weeksy
I love that colour :approve:
K-Tec did a stealth system a while ago, not sure if they still do etc, or if people rate it though/

Ah another fellow Essex bod, I'm in Romford myself.
 
  ph1 172 Excl, Cossie
Nice to have a colour dedicated to one model eh?!
Oh lovely, that sounds just what I m alooking for Mr, thanks a lot.
All my fam is from your manor..
 
  Clio 172 Exclusive
Nice Sierra, had an escort RS turbo before the Clio, I own exclusive No.132 it's completely standard.
 
  RB 182 Cup
Yes that's it fella. Moonstone blue!

The 172 is standard and bar some suspension mods which I still can't decide on - gaz coilovers or some eibachs on the original shocks- it will be staying that way. Does anyone do a stainless that keeps the tailpipe hidden by the way?

thanks

weeksy
I thought these were scarab green pearlescent?

Lovely model.
 
  ph1 172 Excl, Cossie
Sorry crossed wires. The Ford nail is Moonstone blue, the Ren is indeed Scarab green!

Is it pearly?! I hadnt noticed that, but then thats because the sun hasnt shone much of late - why I sold my motorbike!
 
  ph1 172 Excl, Cossie
Reanault still sell the centre caps for the OE BBS's this car came with. What a relief, the originals are properly trucked!
 
  182 Cup, DC2, E500
Lovely cossie that, gotta love Moonstone!

One car I never owned but wanted was a Cosworth of some variety (namely Escort).

I work for Ford so have lots of Ford nuts around me (including me!) - one of my buddies has a white Escort Cosworth (non sunroof motorsport shell), a restored MK2 with wide arches running Life racing and a Duratec plus a rather mint Focus RS MK2. All in white!

There was a chap at Ford who daily drove a D reg Sierra Cosworth everyday to where I work since buying it new in 1986! I tried to track him down (nearly 4000 employees where I work so it was hard!) but since heard it got rear ended in some traffic! Think its getting re-shelled.

Put some pics of the Clio up mate, still don't know what the Exclusive model is....
 

Chi

  Z4, VW172, R26
exclusive is the green one.. They come with bbs alloys and full leather.. If you have a £1000 it's yours ;)
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Chi

  Z4, VW172, R26
Yep seen a car I want and promised the wife id sell something before I buy again :(
 


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