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Alex H

ClioSport Club Member
So me and two friends for a while ran a 206gti180 as a track and hillclimb car - after an unfortunate incident with a tyre barrier at Croft, we decided to move on from the 206. Broke the 70s barrier at Harewood which for a completely standard 206 i'm pretty pleased with, I previously had a quite modified 306 which never did that.

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Having owned a few clios before, the natural choice was a Clio of some description, initially favoured a 197, but eventually went for a 172 Cup which arrived today. It's an interesting example and has a forum sticker - any previous owners on here? Only 86k miles but had a fair amount of time off-road over the last few years which may not have been kind to perishable bits - has a No-advisory MOT which is alarm bell inducing for an 18 year old car. Has the rear stripped out and Audi S3 front seats which aren't wired in, so are at a fixed small-town gangster lean angle. For our class (1B at Harewood) we'll need some rear interior and for comfort/control of the car we'll go for a race seat in the front, Audi seats to hit ebay shortly..

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Winter plans are to sort a cage, find some lightweight wheels and have a good look over everything, rust management/prevention, bushes etc. This week's plans are to sort the drivers seat, interior and necessary safety bits for it's first event on August 29th at Harewood.
 

Chambers_RS

ClioSport Club Member
  Clio 172 Cup&Leon K1
Sounds a good laugh this 👌🏻 Couple of mine mates are doing similar with a saxo.
 

Alex H

ClioSport Club Member
Harewood was this past weekend, trying to see how close we could get to @Tonyclio with a standard car. No surprises that the answer wasn't very near. Both drivers broke PBs though, so a pleasing day - the 206 hauled round to 69.90 and I found a 68.64 on the 4th and final run, the other driver found 4 tenths on his PB and improving all the time. Unfortunately it kept jumping out of gear, so I set my fastest time one-handed whilst holding it in 2nd at key points - hopefully it'll turn out to be drivetrain mount related and not box internals.

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robzracing

ClioSport Club Member
Good luck with this. I should imagine the Clio will be quite a bit lighter than the Pug.
Unfortunately the jumping out of gear is almost certainly box related rather than mount.
If you have the budget look to getting a diff fitted during the rebuild. That will be money we’ll spent.


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Tonyclio

ClioSport Club Member
  Clio 182
Good outing on Sunday Alex and we both managed to stay mainly on the tarmac and managed not to damage anything!

I have a few ideas for a few mods over winter to ensure the difference is maintained:)
 

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Alex H

ClioSport Club Member
Good luck with this. I should imagine the Clio will be quite a bit lighter than the Pug.
Unfortunately the jumping out of gear is almost certainly box related rather than mount.
If you have the budget look to getting a diff fitted during the rebuild. That will be money we’ll spent.


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Yeah I think it's likely that it is box related too, but the mounts need sorting anyway so will do that and see if it helps.
 


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