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Bowen's 182 pt.2



bowen86

ClioSport Club Member
Haha yes,let me know how you get on with that mate,i always hold my flask between my legs 😆
Got a few ideas... Watch this space.

Did you get a printout?

You know, I didn't. Didn't even dawn on me until you said that. Tom is very old school in his method (although he's really young, well, younger than me) using scales, string and ballasts and not hunter alignment machines. I didn't even see a machine in there, apart from a 4 post lift, so I thinking about it I don't really expect a he does printouts.
 

Jon Wright

ClioSport Club Member
Went to see Tom at the motorworks who is a genius when it comes to corner weighting and geo etc.

The drive there was uneventful the steering was out but it drive straight enough.

Met Tom discussed what I wanted from the setup and what the car will be used for and took my hefty frame in to consideration for the corner weighting.
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No sooner had I walked to a nearby Mcdonalds for a coffee, Tom sends me a video... I won't put it here but imagine what a wheel would do if it had a very loose camber bolt. He asked who fitted them, I said a local mechanic, it was me.

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Whilst Tom was fixing my mistake and making it point straight the wife and I popped in to Gloucester centre and spent a small fortune.

Had the call and the car was ready. Raised ever so slightly, corner weighted and pointing straight. I asked Tom for a fast road/track geo (leaning towards track as its not a daily).

The drive home was AWESOME. The Clio is now so "darty", "direct" and "nimble" all the other verbs.

Can recommend the motorworks to anyone who needs a proper geo.
Corner weighting was the best money I’ve ever spent on my Clio track car and I’ve spent a lot.
 

Louis

ClioSport Club Member
Got a few ideas... Watch this space.



You know, I didn't. Didn't even dawn on me until you said that. Tom is very old school in his method (although he's really young, well, younger than me) using scales, string and ballasts and not hunter alignment machines. I didn't even see a machine in there, apart from a 4 post lift, so I thinking about it I don't really expect a he does printouts.
I dont mean before and after as such, just as a general idea on what hes set it up as! Worth asking him I'd say.
 

bowen86

ClioSport Club Member
I've arranged a drive out this bank holiday weekend of some of the best roads in Wales. There's a group of 15 of us. The aim is to have fun, take photos, drink coffee, talk shite and raise money for charity.

The route is about 4hrs long. That's when it hit me...


CUP HOLDER for my coffee.

Did a bit of googling and no real answer. I wanted something robust and not flimsy hanging off an airvent.

In steps this bad boy.
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As it comes from the ebay seller, its not the best. No screws and the edge where the drink sits is a sharp metal edge.

I used number plate screws with the black caps to give it a better finish and a cut open vac line to coat the edge, giving it a more robust hold. Pleased to say it hold my drink snuggly.

Best mod yet.
 

bowen86

ClioSport Club Member
In other news...and where I need some help...

I removed the rear door cards and intend on putting some "track door cards" in place of the originals. This left the wires hanging out looking crap. I'll tidy them up I thought.

Big mistake. In my effort to tidy things up I've lost power to the 3rd brake light? I've put a multimeter on it and nadda

Separately the boot light had power but doesn't light up? It's getting 11volts and nothing. Tried a new bulb nope.

Yeah, help? Any wiring diagrams out there?
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R29TJR

ClioSport Club Member
  2005 RB 182 Cup
I've arranged a drive out this bank holiday weekend of some of the best roads in Wales. There's a group of 15 of us. The aim is to have fun, take photos, drink coffee, talk shite and raise money for charity.

The route is about 4hrs long. That's when it hit me...


CUP HOLDER for my coffee.

Did a bit of googling and no real answer. I wanted something robust and not flimsy hanging off an airvent.

In steps this bad boy. View attachment 1554804

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As it comes from the ebay seller, its not the best. No screws and the edge where the drink sits is a sharp metal edge.

I used number plate screws with the black caps to give it a better finish and a cut open vac line to coat the edge, giving it a more robust hold. Pleased to say it hold my drink snuggly.

Best mod yet.

Best update to date.

Although I'm with @frayz I'm looking for options for my Clio but would prefer something more OEM. I saw some chap makes a 3d printed one on here which sits behind the handbrake which looked ok.
 

CFAB

ClioSport Trader
  Cliosport 182 ff
It’s in the pipeline guys, once my Twingo parts are on the shelf il get sorting this out for you lot. 👌🏼
 

SteveC_1879

ClioSport Club Member
  Clio 182
I’d thought about trying to incorporate an e91 cup holder into mine either under the drivers heater vent or in place of the hazard switch panel. The poppy outyness would work well. I bought one then realised I lacked the skill or effort to make it work but it would be a fantastic oem ish solution

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bowen86

ClioSport Club Member
I arranged a drive on some of the best roads in Wales and we had a great turn out and a few hundred pounds raised for charity, which is great.

The clio did really well. Comfortable and kept up with a lot more quicker machines on the twisties, not so much on the straights.

Towards the end of the day I felt like the steering was getting heavy, the pump is silent so perhaps the fluid needs changing. PBS pads were great but squeaky. Cup holder, perfect! I also played with the damper settings, which was fun. DRNT Tyres were really good too.

I was playing photographer all day so go very few of my own car which is always the case.

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Wipe down ready for the Farmers Fayre and Caffeine&Machine meet.
 


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