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My Clio 172... Sleeper



  Clio 172 2.0 16V
Hi, Pretty new to this although i am a member of French Cars Ireland.

Been a Renault head ever since i was born as we have a dealership in Ireland. This is my first Clio 172, it cost me but its a minter and is abit different than any other 172 as it has a 182 rear. ( best of both worlds )

I have much planed for her as i want to have it pushing over 200bhp, it currently has just a straight pipe from the manifold back to the backbox (sounds lovely) and is fitted with a short shifter of an unknown make.

Its sitting on Coilovers with Torinos 16" freshly refurbished with Yokohama's all round.

Here is a few pictures.

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  182/RS2/ Turbo/Mk1
Looks lovely, but I think the term "sleeper" must mean something different there to over here.

Here a sleeper is a car that looks a lot slower than it is, so making a 172 look like a 182 is essentially the opposite.


To be a sleeper, it has to be able to massively out perform what it looks like it could do!
 
  Clio 172 2.0 16V
I wasn't sure on the front vinyl either but i kinda like it now with the Fly Eye on the fogs!

I still havn't fully decided yet but im thinking port and polished head, bigger inlet manifold and a re-map..?
 
  182/RS2/ Turbo/Mk1
I wasn't sure on the front vinyl either but i kinda like it now with the Fly Eye on the fogs!

I still havn't fully decided yet but im thinking port and polished head, bigger inlet manifold and a re-map..?

Port and polished head will have a LOT less effect than a set of cams, and they are less effort to fit (although both involve a cambelt kit which isnt cheap on parts or labour)
 
I wasn't sure on the front vinyl either but i kinda like it now with the Fly Eye on the fogs!

I still havn't fully decided yet but im thinking port and polished head, bigger inlet manifold and a re-map..?

I doubt you'll see 200brake from that fella. In my mind you'd likely need cams/bodies as well.
 
  Clio 172 2.0 16V
Over here its much the same apart from the fact that most people over here don't know what a 172 is ! i get an awful lot of honda looking to race .

Hopefully when im finished it will live up to the "sleeper" saying.
 
  182/RS2/ Turbo/Mk1
Over here its much the same apart from the fact that most people over here don't know what a 172 is ! i get an awful lot of honda looking to race .

Hopefully when im finished it will live up to the "sleeper" saying.

TBH, you probably need more like 300bhp than 200bhp for that to really be considered a sleeper.


But petty arguments over a term aside, I think its a lovely little car, although I would probably lose the tints personally.
 
  Clio 172 2.0 16V
Thinking about it now i would be dreaming for to get 200 just from that, looking at Cams and bodies what would you be talking bhp wise ? I know there is the option of a turbo but that in itself is a big job !
 
  182/RS2/ Turbo/Mk1
Thinking about it now i would be dreaming for to get 200 just from that, looking at Cams and bodies what would you be talking bhp wise ? I know there is the option of a turbo but that in itself is a big job !

Generally speaking a healthy engine with a set of fairly agressive cams (you are limited by the pistons unless you change them) and a set of throttle bodies, will make around 210bhp.

Requires an aftermarket ECU as well, and new loom to suit, and then mapping etc.


Personally for similar money I would just turbo it instead and get far bigger gains.


Here is my sleeper clio:

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Looks pretty standard.


But does this to an M3 on a racetrack:
 
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  Clio 172 2.0 16V
haha any chance i can just change the heading there ! in way over my head !! hahahahha




Generally speaking a healthy engine with a set of fairly agressive cams (you are limited by the pistons unless you change them) and a set of throttle bodies, will make around 210bhp.

Requires an aftermarket ECU as well, and new loom to suit, and then mapping etc.


Personally for similar money I would just turbo it instead and get far bigger gains.


Here is my sleeper clio:

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Looks pretty standard.


But does this to an M3 on a racetrack:


That is some power, i say you have right fun pulling up beside M3's and the likes !!


My sleeper:

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Slower than Chip's I would imagine - but considerably faster than standard 182

Just shy of 300bhp atm

can i ask what has it pushing out so much power..? turbo?
 
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  182/RS2/ Turbo/Mk1
haha any chance i can just change the heading there ! in way over my head !! hahahahha







That is some power, i say you have right fun pulling up beside M3's and the likes !!




can i ask what has it pushing out so much power..? turbo?

They are both turbo mate, and both great fun.
 
  Clio 172 2.0 16V
I must say George182, your car is mint ! some amount of work put into it !

I think i might have to start looking at fitting a Turbo :)
 
  182/RS2/ Turbo/Mk1
I must say George182, your car is mint ! some amount of work put into it !

I think i might have to start looking at fitting a Turbo :)

Make sure if you are going to do it, that you sneak up on your wallet when its not looking, cause you are going to give it a RIGHT good kicking!
 

Chi

  Z4, VW172, R26
Cool looking car mate, cheapest way to make it a sleeper is to stick some DCi badges on the side ;)
 
  182/RS2/ Turbo/Mk1
It was the 90s when I built my first. 2.0 nova. That really does sound a long time ago.

Deffo you need to crack on with that striker.
 


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