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My latest purchase - RB 182



Fowlerboy7

ClioSport Club Member
  RB 182 & Arctic 182
So my latest purchase is this Racing Blue 182.

I went to purchase a Racing Blue in 2015, admittedly when they were worth a lot less than what they’re fetching now! But due to circumstances out of my control, I never ended up buying it.
Ended up purchasing a non cup Arctic blue 182 instead which I still have to this day 😁 even though it’s currently sat on my driveway needing a new engine… anyone selling an F4R?🤪

I’ll attach some pics of the RB.
Since I picked it up off a mate of mine, I’ve stuck some turinis on it, replaced the standard brakes with a Compbrake big brake kit, and added the factory opted comp stripes (each to their own I know! But I like them)

The question is… do I go full track car on it? Or keep it OEM+
It’d be interesting to hear peoples thought about the future prices of these… they’re starting to fetch some serious dollar 💵
 

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Darryl_1983

ClioSport Club Member
  RB 182 Cup
Miss my 182 RB that I sold earlier this year, probably the best 182 I've had to date (7 total).

I'd personally recommend fitting a 330mm wheel, and a spacer to suit your preferred seating position. Then a set of aftermarket seats, or similar. I had Evo 8 seats in mine, mounted as low as possible.

They don't really need much more after that, just the seating position sorting. As you've already got a PMS shifter.
 

Fowlerboy7

ClioSport Club Member
  RB 182 & Arctic 182
I agree 100% mate.

I have an OMP dished wheel in my other one… helps me a lot because I sit all the way back pretty much!

I’m also on the hunt for some champ-r buckets. They fit me extremely well 😁
 

Fowlerboy7

ClioSport Club Member
  RB 182 & Arctic 182
Looks epic, and I'm with you on the stripes! Very nice. Is it mapped or anything?
Thanks mate! It’s been mapped at some point in the past but I’m thinking about taking it to EFI to get it re done after fitting some cams when I can 😁
 

Fowlerboy7

ClioSport Club Member
  RB 182 & Arctic 182
Jan 2022 UPDATE

Hopefully everyone had a great Xmas and New Year!?

Some updates on the RB done over the Xmas period:
Painted the brakes to match the intake hose, I do love the orange. I think it works really well against the blue.
With help from the mrs of course ;) ...
 

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Fowlerboy7

ClioSport Club Member
  RB 182 & Arctic 182
I also managed to pick up a standard set of 182 cup rims in semi decent condition without tyres for £60... BARGAIN!

Just needed to find some half decent rubber now, without spending a fortune.
(Have to remember these are winter wheels ONLY :p)

Ft. George the wet vac, making an appearance
 

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Fowlerboy7

ClioSport Club Member
  RB 182 & Arctic 182
Took the car in for a full service at Wessex Newport.

Tw*ts didn't order the plugs, so rather than wait. I decided to do them myself.
Much easier (and cheaper!!)
 

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Fowlerboy7

ClioSport Club Member
  RB 182 & Arctic 182
Nice little coffee morning at the Barry Espresso Bar. Followed with a good hoon up the Bwlch, Brecon and some other cracking driving roads...

Definitely needs a wash now though
 

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Fowlerboy7

ClioSport Club Member
  RB 182 & Arctic 182
Following weekend, back up Brecon again.
Albeit, a very crap day as you can see.

I've got some plans coming up in the next few months.

I'm definitely taking off the PMS shifter. I love it to bits, but drives me insane as a daily driver with it rattling 24/7. Pushing my knee up against it to shut it up surely can't be good for the box! So it has to go and I'll re-fit a standard one.
I'm on the hunt for some decent 15's to replace the standard cup rims. Maybe 2118's?? I wan't to be different though...

Then... I am HOPEFULLY going to send it in for a full spray ready for the summer this year.
The body isn't that bad, but from trolley dents, a small bit of laquer peel, and some dying laquer. I think it deserves a new lease of life!
 

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