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Aucky's Trophy.. Progress Thread



aucky

ClioSport Club Member
Here we go..
My original plan was to buy a 182 and upgrade the seats, suspension and wheels. But when I worked it out it was slightly cheaper to go all out and buy a Trophy.
Number 214/500
42k Miles, FSH, MOT, Tax, VERY good bodywork for the milage, Ran smoothley, and a decent price. Yesss
First mod, the tow eye:
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Next, header tank
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Dash strips:
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I’ve since put the right decals on the steering wheel and geer knob, along with this =P
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Carbon fibre exhaust surrounds:
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Tried an ITG panel filter with acoustic valve remove but didn’t notice a whole of difference so I bought a used BMC CDA for fairly cheap to try it out.
Polished inlet plenum and fuel rail guard fitted with PTFE gasket.
I didn’t like the attempted sanding on the top of the plenum, so I sprayed it matt black and sanded through to show the lettering.
I also gave the cam cover and throttle body a bit of clean whilst I was at it.. was pretty s**tty beforehand.
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Stickers:
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Next:
Polished battery cover
OMP strut brace which I sprayed matt black. (And before your start, Its for show, I know they don’t really do anything).
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^ Oh, and Hillpower strut covers, which I plan to refurb a bit.

Also put the standard filter back in (Minus the acoustic valve), although the noise of the BMC is awesome, I couldn’t help but feel that I was constantly down on power. And the torque dip at 2.5k ish was reeheeally annoying.

Also, Rear omp strut brace in anthracite, decided to leave it this colour for now because it looks quite OEM against the colour of the boot carpet. Stops the shopping rolling around a bit 
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Also put the standard filter back in (Minus the acoustic valve), although the noise of the BMC is awesome, I couldn’t help but feel that I was constantly down on power. And the torque dip at 2.5k ish was reeheeally annoying.

Polished the aircon pipes a bit:
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In progress:
-Painting my engine cover
-Alloy catch tank
-Samco bend in the post
-Full paint correction when i can be bothered


Thats all for now =]
 
  alien green rs133
Re: 3 Months of Trophy.. Progress thread.

very smart, silver bit on clocks wants painting red to match dash strips, T5phy has done this and it looks very smart :D
 

Alastair.

ClioSport Club Member
  986'S 172ph1+182FF
Re: 3 Months of Trophy.. Progress thread.

loving the polished a/c pipes. Good work
 

Gaz_

ClioSport Club Member
  Extreme mode
Re: 3 Months of Trophy.. Progress thread.

Not really to my taste. Don't get the whole nipple ring look, or the polished inlet thing. Rear brace does nothing, no load/twist in the strut tops, so a bit pointless for me.

Still, looks clean mate :)
 

aucky

ClioSport Club Member
Re: 3 Months of Trophy.. Progress thread.

Not really to my taste. Don't get the whole nipple ring look, or the polished inlet thing. Rear brace does nothing, no load/twist in the strut tops, so a bit pointless for me.

Still, looks clean mate :)
Like I said.. the strut braces are more for show than go :)
 
  182 Trophy
Re: 3 Months of Trophy.. Progress thread.

I think these are most of the things I planned on doing to my T but never pulled my finger out! Yeh I know im lazy

Looks really nice mate
 

aucky

ClioSport Club Member
Re: 3 Months of Trophy.. Progress thread.

Vac hose delivered today, Catch tank due tomorrow,
Should be fitted tomorrow unless i need to make a custom bracket. :)
 

Rob

ClioSport Moderator
Re: 3 Months of Trophy.. Progress thread.

This is superb, great choice of mods on a lovely car in the first place. By no means ruined in anyway, just upgraded IMO.
 

Jamie

ClioSport Club Member
Re: 3 Months of Trophy.. Progress thread.

Nice.

What front tyres are you running?
 

aucky

ClioSport Club Member
Re: 3 Months of Trophy.. Progress thread.

Mini detail today..
Didnt have time for a full correction (should be done before FCS) so i just went over it with SRP on a soft lake country pad. This was the first time I've applied SRP by machine.. it actually really impressed me.
Topped it with a layer of jetseal.
Now 10% more red :)

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  clio 172 cup, aprilia rsv
Re: 3 Months of Trophy.. Progress thread.

stunning m8, really like the mods youve done, not ott or tacky, think youve got it spot on imo. wish my m8 still had his trophy, shame he wrote it off!! :cry:
 
  Audi TT 3.2
Re: 3 Months of Trophy.. Progress thread.

looks brilliant! and good mods for a trophy not to ott!
 
  Trophy #240/R33 GTST
Re: 3 Months of Trophy.. Progress thread.

Your phlenum looks spot on love the matt black and silver writing! Looks amazing!
Just reminds me how dirty mine is!
 

trophy380

ClioSport Club Member
  Clio 197 BMW Msport
Re: 3 Months of Trophy.. Progress thread.

Hey Aucky, I love the 2 colours on the engine cover! I don't really like the look of the engine covers, but have to say that I'm quite taken by that look. Spotless! Good work!
 

aucky

ClioSport Club Member
Pre-FCS detail:
Snow foam
Dodo BTBM
Clayed with sonus green clay and dodo born slippy
Washed again
Dodo time to dry
Britemax spray and shine
Menzerna final finish on a medium orange pad
IPA wipe down
Chemical guys EZ creme glaze
Britemax again
Chemical guys Jetseal 109
Dodo red mist
Dodo Supernatural
Dodo red mist

Bilberry on the wheels. Autosol on the exhaust tips. Tyres dressed at fcs.

Shiiiny =]

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