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Dr Jekyll's Ph1 172 Progress Thread



Dr Jekyll

ClioSport Club Member
After feeling the need to get a Ph1 for some time now i've finally entered into the elite club :)

Some you may know of my BG182 that i had. This was a great car and i spent a lot of time and money on it. I bought it totally standard and then added my touch to it, Here's a few pics of how it looked during my ownership:

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Front Angle by Dr-Jekyll, on Flickr

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Reaco Trendlines by Dr-Jekyll, on Flickr

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Clio 182 by Dr-Jekyll, on Flickr

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BG182 On Turini's 9 by Dr-Jekyll, on Flickr

And the full project thread:

http://www.cliosport.net/forum/showthread.php?671127-Dr-Jekyll-s-BG182-Project-Thread

Having been on this site for a few years now and been to various meets and shows, the love for a Ph1 kept growing stronger. In the end i decided to take the plunge after seeing @Phase1sr car. So the search began. I see Jamie @yeecup had he's up for sale but ideally i needed to sell mine 1st. After i mentioned that mine would be up for sale Arran @azza_ sent me a few PM's. 2 weeks later and the money was passed and the BG was going all the way back to he's homeland of sunny Scotland.

So i started looking at phase 1's. I had a look at a few but kept coming back to to Jamie's. After a few PM's were sent i waited untill he found another car as it was he's only mode of transport. Cue this friday just gone and after speaking to him that the Ph1 was available i booked myself a flight to Scotland! I shoulda jumped in the car with Arran lol.

Jamie picked me up and took me to he's home. We had a good chat about the car and after nearly 2hrs of chin-wagging the car was mine. I drove it down the road and gave it a tank full of V-Power. After all it was 379miles from he's address to mine!

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Filling with V-Power by Dr-Jekyll, on Flickr

So the drive home began. I must say that the ride is very comfortable. I had sportlines on my BG but felt it wasn't low enough. On the Ph1 it looks spot on and is complemented nicely with the Koni adjustable shocks :) It feels totally different from the 182. I can understand now, having driven one on a long journey, why people say they are much more raw. It has a K-Tec stealth exhaust system and K-Tec induction kit, which i must add is very addictive. It sounds great and the car pulls nicely too ;)

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1st day of Ph1 172 ownership by Dr-Jekyll, on Flickr

After a few stops off on the way home for leg stretching and toileting i finally got back to mine. Total journey time was 8 1/2 hrs! Bought the car on76,785 and it is now on 77,174.

So the Ph1 project begins. I wont be going as mad as i did on the 182, purely from a cost point of view. Im currently saving for a mortgage so i wanted a car that was part done that would last me a long time as i want this long term.

There is a few things that will need to be done. It has a dodgy fuel regulator which Jamie told me about. Having a look on here it seems a common fault. This will be the 1st job i tackle. Is this something that i can do or is it a garage supply and fit job?

The car is in good condition but isn't mint but this is something that i shall try to do over time. However it is a great base car to add the Dr's touches to it :)

It needs to have a dent taken out on which i will get Simon@County Dents to do. It has a few chipped marks which will be eventually sprayed but not yet.

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Rear chip by Dr-Jekyll, on Flickr

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Door dent and chip by Dr-Jekyll, on Flickr

I need to sort out the front bumper too.

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Front wing clip by Dr-Jekyll, on Flickr

Interior is in good nick. I just need to clean up the grab handles and center console as they are a tad grubby and replace the left air vent as the center is snapped. I bought some wipes today so i shall give that a go this week.

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Grubby right grab handle by Dr-Jekyll, on Flickr

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Grubby left grab handle by Dr-Jekyll, on Flickr

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Grubby center console by Dr-Jekyll, on Flickr

I thought i'd hate the Ph1 wheel but it's been retrimmed and is actually quite nice to drive with.

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Retrimmed steering wheel by Dr-Jekyll, on Flickr

I have to say though that im loving it. It just looks so good :) Im really pleased and im actually looking forward to doing bits to it over time.

The current upgrades are full K-Tec stealth exhaust with center silencer, Koni adjustable shocks, Eibach sportline springs, Whiteline ARB, Cup spoiler, Ph2 side strips and interior door handles and a Sony bluetooth headunit.

Ive got a few things in mind that i'd like to get and do to it. These are:

New Renault Sport mats.

(Possibly) Renault Sabelt wheel with boss.

Fit poly dogbone mount that ive already got.

Ph1 interior door handles.

Shave the front seats to remove some of the bobbling.

Clean up the engine bay with new coolant bottle and painted inlets.

Dan@MAD battery cover and top mount covers.

I have the original headunit and it still has the CD changer under the seat so i might replace the Sony one with the original one but not just yet.

Get a few CS stickers.

Fit a stud and nut kit. I was undecided at 1st as i wanted to keep this quite oem but it does make wheel changes easier than bolts so i probably will end up doing this.

Get Dan@MAD 5mm spacers all round.

Paint calipers silver all round.

Undecided at the Ph2 side strips. At 1st i wanted to put the originals on but i must admit the Ph2's do look quite smart :eek:

Remove the acoustic rear parcel shelf with the 6x9's connected and get a standard one.

Remove 3/4 front plate and just have a standard sized clean plate. I personally think it looks better :eek:

Thats all i can think of at the moment so let the Ph1 progress begin :D
 
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TheEvilGiraffe

South East - Essex
ClioSport Area Rep
Good work !!

I know a lot of people are put off by the interior but when you're driving, do you notice it !? No. I had one for 2 years and I couldn't draw it lol...

5mm spacers are not even remotely worth it IMO.. 15/20 hubcentric or just leave it be :eek:
 
  A special one.
Well done mate. :approve:

You have my number mate if theres anything i can help you with, be nice to get a photo shoot sorted in the new year once mines back together. :D

Re spacers, i have 20mm front and 10mm - 1 rear which i feel is spot on.
 

The Russian.

ClioSport Club Member
  Inferno 225 cup
Cracking buy mate, really is a nice example.

Good luck with the grubby centre console. ( ball ache )
 
  Z4 Coupe
Welcome to PH1 ownership. I'm still new to it and loving it! I'll be watching this thread keenly :)
 

Dr Jekyll

ClioSport Club Member
You know what rob, at 1st i hated the dash. But over the years its really grown on me and i really like it now! I love the fact that its nice and close to me, me being 5ft 6". Tbh honest i will probably do the spacers when i fit the stud and nut kit but will look more into it when im closer to the time. Im not going any more than 20mm as i like the look of a little "tuck".



Cheers Scott! As said in texts, im sure you'll be called regularly! I really feel like a big kid with a new toy atm. Glad to be part of the elite club ;)
 
Welcome to the club! As said Id go for more than 5mm spacers, ph2 side strips are a must IMO just makes it look less dated.

Car looks great regardless, hope you love it as much as your 182!

Also good luck fixing the bumper, biggest down side to the ph1 is the fact the front bumper is literally held on by air.
 
  A special one.
PH1 ownership is special, very special.

Id imagine its the same feeling as being knighted by the Queen. :D
 

AlexW

ClioSport Club Member
  Many.
Know exactly where you took the first pic of your 182 there lol

Ph1 looks great, will keep an eye on it.
 
Welcome to the club :)

Im new to Ph1 ownership (well 2 months) still loving it! I had the same doubts about the dah but now i actually prefer it.

I'll also be keeping an eye on this thread




If you fancy going back to standard side strips and fancy a swap let me know ;)
 
  Golf R
Ironic that a Scottish lad bought yours and you bought another Scottish lads lol :D

Love this Phase 1, one of the better Iceberg phase 1's - well kept and in tip top order. Superb.
 

Dr Jekyll

ClioSport Club Member
Cracking buy mate, really is a nice example.

Good luck with the grubby centre console. ( ball ache )
Thanks Jacob! What did you use to do yours with? I remember reading that someone sprayed theres? Was it you or Paul?

Welcome to PH1 ownership. I'm still new to it and loving it! I'll be watching this thread keenly :)
Thanks Andy! There cracking cars. I'm not sure keenly is the word but hopefully it'll be a decent read :)

Welcome to the club! As said Id go for more than 5mm spacers, ph2 side strips are a must IMO just makes it look less dated.

Car looks great regardless, hope you love it as much as your 182!

Also good luck fixing the bumper, biggest down side to the ph1 is the fact the front bumper is literally held on by air.
Thanks Dan! Im on the fence with the side strips. I shall keep them on for the time being.

With regards to the bumper, how do i go about fixing it?

PH1 ownership is special, very special.

Id imagine its the same feeling as being knighted by the Queen. :D
Haha, Im loving it atm. I have you to blame/thank! :D

Pleased for you mate, I know you've been looking for a while now!!

Looks lovely!
Cheers Sam! I shall not go carbon mad with this one!

Welcome to the proper club. Plans sound decent, ph1 strips ftw! Got a parcel shelf as well FYI ;)
Cheers John! Talk to me about the parcel shelf..... PM me with a posted price ;)

His, not he's. Apart from that, lovely!
:eek: Thanks Ry.

Brilliant Mark, looks really good!!

Look ok forward to see what you do with it ;)
Thanks Arran. As said, i should of got you to take me up there :)

Cool :) I will give Simon the heads up that you want some dents done.
Looking good.
Thanks Matt. Yeah please do. Not sure when but it'll be soon as it'll bug me! lol

Know exactly where you took the first pic of your 182 there lol

Ph1 looks great, will keep an eye on it.
I think it was near Ugley? A big mansion with a bridge. Thanks Alex.

Good to see ya in another clio :)
Thanks Kyle. The wait was killing me lol

Welcome to the club :)

Im new to Ph1 ownership (well 2 months) still loving it! I had the same doubts about the dah but now i actually prefer it.

I'll also be keeping an eye on this thread

If you fancy going back to standard side strips and fancy a swap let me know ;)
Thanks Timsy. Ive seen your thread buddy and ive commented on it. Ive actually already got the original strips, which was included with the sale.

Not just any old Clio.

An epic PH1. :rasp:
Yours is epic! If mine even turns out a tad like yours, i'll be happy :)

The legendary PH Quick's :)
Knowsit. It does feel pretty good and pulls nicely. 5k and the T-Tec induction kit is awesome :race:

Ironic that a Scottish lad bought yours and you bought another Scottish lads lol :D

Love this Phase 1, one of the better Iceberg phase 1's - well kept and in tip top order. Superb.
Thanks Danny. I know mate! I shall be keeping it that way too :)
 

The Russian.

ClioSport Club Member
  Inferno 225 cup
Look at that multi quite^^^ Chip-mk1


Me dude, I've got to take half the dash of or drill the old one out an place the new one in :-(

Leave it as it is. :)
 
  Golf R
Are there any other car makers out there that have the same clientele as Renault? As in performance related i.e Type R/GTi/RS etc so on and so forth?

Is it just Renault where you're trapped forever to own an RS Clio? I swear its an illness.
 

AlexW

ClioSport Club Member
  Many.
I think it was near Ugley? A big mansion with a bridge. Thanks Alex.
Between Newport and Saffron Walden, Can't remember the name of that estate, but partly owned by a guy with a SLS that leaves 11s in town every week (I have family out that way)

Are there any other car makers out there that have the same clientele as Renault? As in performance related i.e Type R/GTi/RS etc so on and so forth?

Is it just Renault where you're trapped forever to own an RS Clio? I swear its an illness.
No, It happens with every make IMO, Not always performace cars either.
 
  A special one.
Are there any other car makers out there that have the same clientele as Renault? As in performance related i.e Type R/GTi/RS etc so on and so forth?

Is it just Renault where you're trapped forever to own an RS Clio? I swear its an illness.
Dan, it a f**king illness thats cost me so much ffs, stupid french car.
 

Dr Jekyll

ClioSport Club Member
15 multi quotes! lol (I think it was 15, my eyes kept going funny trying to count them all!)

Hopefully it'll scrub up decent so i wont have to remove the dash!

I know what you mean Danny! Although im not up there with a lot, this is my 3rd Clio RS. Addictive little things, but such good value for money.

Timmsy, you dont know unless you ask ;)
 
  53 Clio's & counting
See, the Ph1 dash has never EVER bothered me - no idea why lol


Congrats mate, in a proper Clio now ;) (Flame suit on)
 
  53 Clio's & counting
Are there any other car makers out there that have the same clientele as Renault? As in performance related i.e Type R/GTi/RS etc so on and so forth?

Is it just Renault where you're trapped forever to own an RS Clio? I swear its an illness.

This is very true lol
 
  RenaultSport 172
Lovely car :) will keep an eye on your progress. My left dash vent was also broken. Weird eh. Front bumper fitting is also terrible on mine.
 

Dr Jekyll

ClioSport Club Member
Russ is a RS wh*re!! xx

Quick question all, is the fuel regulator a hard fix? I read that the part was £25ish from Renault Wolverhampton but if its a ballache then i'll just get a garage to do it.
 


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