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Fibre glass door in regards to mot



smac4494

ClioSport Club Member
  Clio 2.0 16v 182
I’ve been stripping out my daily (1.2 mk2) and trying to get the mpg up for a while now. I’ve been considering grp doors, bonnet and tailgate but I’m a bit concerned about the mot verdict.
The mot test manual has no reference to fibreglass, or any specific materials but I can almist here the nanny state fail reasons.

Has anyone had any firsthand experience of getting a track car tested?
 

neil a

ClioSport Club Member
I wouldnt fit fg doors without a cage, also wouldnt want to daily with them .
On my old track car they flexed open at the A pillar above 90 to the point you could see daylight.
 
You'll be completely deaf in about three weeks if you have any higher speed sections of your commute in a stripped out car with zero sound deadening and/or FG doors/boot... lol
 

smac4494

ClioSport Club Member
  Clio 2.0 16v 182
You’re seriously going to do this to a 1.2 daily?
If I get an answer to the question

On my old track car they flexed open at the A pillar above 90 to the point you could see daylight.
I had a tracked clio with the pillars reinforced with copper pipe. Sorted that problem. Besides I'm not really planning to do 90 in a 1.2 on the road.
They barely meet trade descriptions of what a door is 😂
They open, they close, they're not supporting the structure of the car. Not an MOT fail, but i'd prefer to hear it from someone who's tried to pass it.

You'll be completely deaf in about three weeks if you have any higher speed sections of your commute in a stripped out car with zero sound deadening and/or FG doors/boot... lol
The sound deadening was taken out 6 weeks ago. It's an 8v 1.2 so I'm only just hearing it at fast idle revs.

Judging from the replies, nobody has tried getting an MOT with FG doors fitted?
 

YorkshireKyle

ClioSport Club Member
1.2 8v, even worse

It's best to save your money, you'd be pissing in the wind with the amount of money you would save on fuel Vs how much you would actually spend. You'd probably get better MPG by adjusting your tappets, new fuel filter, air filter, spark plugs and coil pack with leads and adjusting your throttle cable
 

TheEvilGiraffe

South East - Essex
ClioSport Area Rep
1.2 8v, even worse

It's best to save your money, you'd be pissing in the wind with the amount of money you would save on fuel Vs how much you would actually spend. You'd probably get better MPG by adjusting your tappets, new fuel filter, air filter, spark plugs and coil pack with leads and adjusting your throttle cable
Or pressing the accelerator less.

They open, they close, they're not supporting the structure of the car. Not an MOT fail, but i'd prefer to hear it from someone who's tried to pass it.

Judging from the replies, nobody has tried getting an MOT with FG doors fitted?
No .. because it's a stupid idea.

A moped goes in the side, and you're in broken hip territory.

Range Rover hits you and you're very dead.
 

Djw John

Scotland - South
ClioSport Area Rep
Or pressing the accelerator less.


No .. because it's a stupid idea.

A moped goes in the side, and you're in broken hip territory.

Range Rover hits you and you're very dead.
Yeah but the £400 worth of fibreglass will have saved £50 of fuel over the course of a year.

It sounds like you're determined to do it anyway but it's really not a great idea
 

smac4494

ClioSport Club Member
  Clio 2.0 16v 182
A moped goes in the side, and you're in broken hip territory.

Range Rover hits you and you're very dead.
It'll never happen, I face my enemies head on.

Yeah but the £400 worth of fibreglass will have saved £50 of fuel over the course of a year.
well I've increased my MPG from 38.6 to 59.4 by just stripping the interior. The doors weigh more than the seats. I'm not into guesstimating but i've got my fingers crossed for 65MPG+
 

cs_rich

ClioSport Club Member
  Not a clio
well I've increased my MPG from 38.6 to 59.4 by just stripping the interior. The doors weigh more than the seats. I'm not into guesstimating but i've got my fingers crossed for 65MPG+
I thought that was all down to the engine work you'd had done, comments/discussion on your profile?
 

smac4494

ClioSport Club Member
  Clio 2.0 16v 182
How much have you removed ? 50% increase in fuel economy for a 5% weight drop..

Take the doors off and you're probably going to be on to a return of 200mpg.
maybe i'm simplifying what I've done. But the bonnet and tailgate are already FG, The only interior items are the door handles, drivers 4kg bucket seat and seatbelt. I didn't weigh it before but the weights down to 697kg. Only other changes were a full service and cone intake filter.
 

smac4494

ClioSport Club Member
  Clio 2.0 16v 182
maybe i'm simplifying what I've done. But the bonnet and tailgate are already FG, The only interior items are the door handles, drivers 4kg bucket seat and seatbelt. I didn't weigh it before but the weights down to 697kg. Only other changes were a full service and cone intake filter.
**967kg
 

Brigsy

ClioSport Club Member
  Kangoo 172cup
Sell the 1.2 and get a dci, and forget about ever suggesting it:whistle:
 


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