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Jamie's boosted bean



JezzaMac

ClioSport Club Member
Well after owning my inferno for nearly 2 years and changing quite a few bits I think its about time to start a project thread!

A bit of background about me. First of all ive only ever owned 2 clios, my first one was a black 1.2 which I bought at the tender age of 17 from a garage for £3250. I had spent most of my youth messing around with push bikes and working with bikes but my mechanical car knowledge was next to nothing.

Black clio just after buying it:

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After signing up to CS one day when my window popped out the frame i decided to start fixing and doing most things to the car myself to save some money! I ended up really enjoying it and since then I hardly take my car to Rentec in Edinburgh. My knowledge and ability increased and with the help of CS I managed to do most things on the car that I wanted to do!

There are obviously things that I look back on now and ask myself why did I do it and a few things I would change now but I loved that car and took a lot of pride in it and being able to tell people that I did it myself! At the time I felt like the bees knees driving around in it when all my friends were in clapped out standard cars!

This is how it ended up 2 years later when I sold it to another forum member for £1950 after buying the inferno from a member in Aberdeen:

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When I bought the inferno for £4400 I probably paid more than it was worth but it didn't matter, I was so happy! It was fairly standard with only a scorpion RS192 exhaust, ITG panel filter, Eibach prolines and an RsTuner remap.

This is the very first picture I have of it after my dad drove it home from Aberdeen. It had to sit in the garage for a month whilst I sold the black Clio as I had to use the money from the sale of the black one to insure the 182 - LONGEST MONTH EVER!!

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It stayed as it was for a while after that as I was skint from the rise in petrol and insurance costs and I was just enjoying driving and owning it! Only a few small things were done like LED sidelights and number plate light, painted my inlet manifold black, engine cover Inferno orange (then a mate stood on it and broke it!) and dash strips black with orange stickers.

So after a few months of owning it I just enjoyed keeping it clean and driving it.

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After a while the centre section of the exhaust cracked, I got in touch with Scorpion and they sent out a new centre section - no questions asked. They wanted me to send the original centre section back first but I explained to them that I couldn't as I used the car daily, so they said they would send a new one out and then a week later arrange collection of the old piece, well 2 years later and they never collected the old piece so it gets used occasionally as an extension on the breaker bar!!

I enjoyed the RS192 for a while but wanted a bit more noise, looking through the numerous exhaust threads on hear I decided a Yozza was the one for me. I bought one including a decat from a member on here from aberdeen, fitted it and decided the decat was too loud so I sold it. I managed to sell the RS192 to a member from Edinburgh on here which was a bonus! You don't need pictures of a Yozza, im sure you all know what they look like!

I bought some reclining bucket seats from "blown another engine supercharged sunflower Stu" and fitted them and then went for a road trip around Europe with my mate James (Heez on here). Car was flawless for the 2500 miles that we covered, the roads over there were amazing and I was so happy to be driving them in the Bean!

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A couple of my favourite shots from Europe!

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Long story short - Ive always likes black OZ Superturismos, the exact ones on James' ignis. One day I saw some OZ superlegerra wheels on CS that I new James liked. So a deal was struck, I bought the Superlegs and gave them the James and he gave me the SuperT's, everyone was a winner!

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After putting these wheels on with the smaller profile tyres that before it made it even more obvious that it needed lowered! Coming into winter I decided to buy a 4wd so me and my dad made the 280 mile, 3 train journey down to Nottingham to pick up a Vitara for £750!

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So with the Clio off the road for the winter and some time to work on it, some changes were made! I bought some Spax RSX full coilovers, PM solid top mounts and poweflex anti-roll bar and wishbone bushes as well as some new ball joints as mine were looking pretty past it, I also bought some 10mm rear spacers with -1 degree camber, however these caused a bit of rubbing on big bumps so I took them off, i'm going to get them machined down a couple of MM at some point!! So at the end of February this is how the Clio emerged:

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Harnesses were also bought....

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I also bought a cage over winter but never got around to getting it powdercoated untill the last few months. I fitted the cage with my mate, it was easy enough to do but nerve wracking at the same time drilling 10 holes in the body of the car! I had been on the look out for some fixed bucket seats for a while and conveniently just after payday some Sparco Rev's popped up in Newcastle 130 miles away so I drove down and picked them up on Friday and then fitted them on Saturday! Also pinched the Audi boot net from my mums car!

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So that's how the car stands just now, sorry its such a long first post but I had 2 years of catching up to do! If anyone has actually read the whole post and not just looked at all the pictures then I will be amazed - I know I would read about 1/3rd of it, get bored and just look at the pictures!

Cheers
​Jamie
 
  RB 182
Re: Jamie's inferno 182

Love an inferno and yours looks great mate!

I know how you feel about waiting a month to drive it. I bought mine 4 weeks before my insurance renewal so waited until then to get it on the road. Painful was an understatement!
 

JezzaMac

ClioSport Club Member
Re: Jamie's inferno 182

Thanks guys! There will hopefully be more to come soon, for example I want a new smaller steering wheel but I can t decide what one to go for!

I like the look of suede but they end up looking so worn and crap very quickly but I don't like the look of leather ones so I'm not sure what to go for.
 

Sam

North East
ClioSport Area Rep
Re: Jamie's inferno 182

Read it all and it was a good read.

Love infernos. Your trip around Europe looks good to!
 
  V6 Mk1, Golf GTI Mk5
Re: Jamie's inferno 182

Looks brilliant mate

Where did you get the first set of Recaro's?
 

JezzaMac

ClioSport Club Member
Re: Jamie's inferno 182

Read it all :p
​Looks amazing, can't wait to see what else you do with it!
Thanks dude!

Read it all and it was a good read.

Love infernos. Your trip around Europe looks good to!
Europe was amazing! James and I are hoping to do Le Mans and The Ring again next year!

lovely motor mate, nice work :)
Cheers

Looks brilliant mate

Where did you get the first set of Recaro's?
Thanks. Never had Recaro's - if you mean the Sparco recliners, I got them off clio_stu. They are super comfy seats, they are sitting in my garage just now waiting to be put up for sale if your interested, they come with runners as well ;) PM me

What are peoples thoughts on steering wheels? Is it worth buying a suede one or do they just get wrecked too quickly? Also what size do people use?
 
  Superleggera'd Bean
Re: Jamie's inferno 182

Europe was amazing! James and I are hoping to do Le Mans and The Ring again next year!
Has to happen. Don't want a driving holiday, just one where that's the mode of transport to two places!
 

JezzaMac

ClioSport Club Member
Re: Jamie's inferno 182

So this happened on the way home from work on Friday night.

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Trial fitted on Saturday but they need spigot rings that have been ordered.

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I am not 100% on the white but will roll with them for a while and see what I think. I'm used to dark wheels so these are something a little bit different!!
 
  Inferno 182 & Saxo
Re: Jamie's inferno 182

Keep the white I think it suits it. better than black to be honest!
 
  Superleggera'd Bean
Re: Jamie's inferno 182

Keep the white I think it suits it. better than black to be honest!
As above.

You have the lows to pull it off. Any Beans that have had white wheels never looked right but that was because they had sport lines on. Keep the white.
 

JezzaMac

ClioSport Club Member
Re: Jamie's inferno 182

Not much has happened recently. Im on the look out for a new steering wheel as im fed up with the standard bus size steering wheels.

I got the pro race 3's properly fitted and they have grown on me massivly!

Spontaneous picture night happened with a couple of my mates.


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And my favourite:

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JezzaMac

ClioSport Club Member
Re: Jamie's inferno 182

Ooft that last picture! <3
Its defo my favorite from that night! The car wasn't even clean, I wiped the wheels down with a pair of overalls my mate had in the back of his car. LOL

See this in the wheels thread. Looks ace! Last pic is calendar worthy :)
Cheers man! I want to try and get a slightly better, more interesting picture to submit as a calendar entry!

Last picture is bloody lovely, i need a camera. :(
Thanks! I wasn't taking the pictures, so that's probably why they are of a decent standard!
 

Dan

  Yozza'd Blue Bus
Re: Jamie's inferno 182

it looks really nice m8 and i feel good that im not the only one taking 2+ years to progress with my car lol

How are you spax holding up? did you get the rear coilover setup?
 

JezzaMac

ClioSport Club Member
Re: Jamie's inferno 182

it looks really nice m8 and i feel good that im not the only one taking 2+ years to progress with my car lol

How are you spax holding up? did you get the rear coilover setup?
Cheers! Yea ive just been plodding along with it doing things here and there when ive had some money!

Yea, got the rear coilover set up. Not had any issues with them mate, you can hear the rear springs jiggling about a bit but at the end of the day its a stripped out car so your always going to hear more noises! I adjusted them the other month for the MOT and the adjusters moved fine with no corrosion and there was no corrosion or pitting on the actual shaft like other people seem to of been having!
 

Dan

  Yozza'd Blue Bus
Re: Jamie's inferno 182

Cheers! Yea ive just been plodding along with it doing things here and there when ive had some money!

Yea, got the rear coilover set up. Not had any issues with them mate, you can hear the rear springs jiggling about a bit but at the end of the day its a stripped out car so your always going to hear more noises! I adjusted them the other month for the MOT and the adjusters moved fine with no corrosion and there was no corrosion or pitting on the actual shaft like other people seem to of been having!

thats good then how long have you had them on for? what setting have you got them set on?
 

JezzaMac

ClioSport Club Member
Re: Jamie's inferno 182

No a lot has happened recently, but something will happen soon.

In the mean time to keep this going, have some pictures from a while ago :) The white wheels have grown on me massively since getting them a few months ago so they shall be staying white!!

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Update coming soon! Before Christmas!
 
  Ibiza Cupra 1.4 TSI
Re: Jamie's inferno 182

These wheels are growing on me also :rasp:… But when is this getting Boosted??? muhahah
 

JezzaMac

ClioSport Club Member
Re: Jamie's inferno 182

Love this! I think it suits the white wheels really well. Think I might have to go for 10mm spacers on the rear too. Where did you get yours from?
Cheers mate. I got the spacers from Ed at the time when he was making them. Dan@M.A.D is now making them I believe. I got 10mm and -1 degree camber! They were only about £40 quid so I think it's money well spent. Looking to get some 15mm for the front!
 
  Ibiza Cupra 1.4 TSI
Re: Jamie's inferno 182

Just wait Miss Ashley! As I said to your better half, make sure your free on the 18th dec ;)
Ohh your nasty!! I shall be free its a Wednesday ;) or wait till the 19th and he should be at mines :rasp:
 

JezzaMac

ClioSport Club Member
Re: Jamie's inferno 182

Boosted yet? ;)
Might be ;)

I finally made up my mind that I wanted to keep the car and got talking to @Andyrg pretty soon after it was down at his place! Anyways i'm sure we all know what happens to Clio's when they go down to see Andy so il just put some pictures up as everyone loves pictures!

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Whilst Andy was doing this he found that the timing had been tippexed and my Aux belt and tensioner were knackered so that will all be getting replaced in the new year. Not happy!

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Anyways that's pretty much it! There are a few things that need tidied up and sorted out but Andy has been really helpful and kept me up to date with progress and pictures!

Is this the first boosted bean?
 
Re: Jamie's inferno 182

Might be ;)

I finally made up my mind that I wanted to keep the car and got talking to @Andyrg pretty soon after it was down at his place! Anyways i'm sure we all know what happens to Clio's when they go down to see Andy so il just put some pictures up as everyone loves pictures!

Whilst Andy was doing this he found that the timing had been tippexed and my Aux belt and tensioner were knackered so that will all be getting replaced in the new year. Not happy!


Anyways that's pretty much it! There are a few things that need tidied up and sorted out but Andy has been really helpful and kept me up to date with progress and pictures!

Is this the first boosted bean?
Sweet! Your car has just got even better ;) Yes it's the first boosted bean! Fancy pm'ing me how much you paid for the turbo conversion?
 


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