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Super_ted's 182 track car build



  182
Sooo.....
Managed to pick this up very cheap so thought it would be rude not to buy it and turn it into a dedicated track car / trailer queen and hopefully take Part in the Tricolore series next year.
It's a 2004 182 cup so I'm told but a few have already pointed out the lack of boot spoiler, not sure why yet. Seems standard apart from cat back stainless scorpion exhaust.

Anyway onto the pictures, on the way home from buying it.
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Unloaded and a very quick clean
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Clouded headlights need attention

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Will update with progress as it developes.
 

Davyy

ClioSport Club Member
  Clio 172
And they aren't cup seats I don't think. Should be a decent base though!
 
  182
Box of goodies from RPD.
Cambelt, pulley, water pump, locking tools, aux belt, tensioner & all other associated parts.
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  182
So I stripped out the rear seats, all rear plastics, headlining & seat belts this afternoon. It's amazing the crap that gathers under the seats.
I found a small puddle of water under the rear bench, is there a common problem I'm not aware of? The rear footwell carpet is also wet?
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Ads29

ClioSport Club Member
  Clio 172 Merc ML55
Love the way titanium silver reacts to sunlight, it's not uncommon for the plastic bungs just inside the rear lights where the boot shuts to leak, was the boot carpet damp too?
 

imprezaworks

ClioSport Club Member
  Mk5 Golf GTI :)
Clio 182 cups came in rb and inferno. Clio In silver is either a normal 182 or the FF 182.

Anyway. Good luck with the plans :)
 
  SQ5
I imagine it's cup suspension and didn't get the cup spoiler package as it's also got the anthracite wheels
 
  182
Managed to get some more time on it today. I measured the front strut to hub assembly bolt centres, they measure 60mm which I'm led to believe is cup suspension. This ties in with the original sales invoice I have too. For some reason it just never had the rear spoiler or front lip.
First up I thought I'd sort the rear brakes out. Out with the old and in with the new, I'll let the pictures tell the story.
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Lovely job.
 
  182
Next up was a set of new Bosch wipers. Anyone know which side the spoiler wiper should be on?? I guessed at passengers side?
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Then I removed the A pillar trims, front door trims and door cards.
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  182
Then decided to remove the front bumper to loose the headlight washers and fog lights. One light was cracked anyway so I want to make them into brake cooling ducts. Both bolts inside each wheel arch were seized and the clip just kept spinning round, couldn't get a grip of the clips so I had to drill the heads off the bolts.
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Then removed lights and washer jets from the rear of bumper.
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  182
Check out the aux belt!!
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Fitted a panel filter
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Then generally had a look about. Anyone know what the rectangular box below inlet is? Is it some sort of dampener/ balance weight?
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I then had a quick go at wet sanding the headlights. Still needs a fair amount of work but a big improvement for 10 minutes work.
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That's it for today. Belts are next on the list.
 
  182
So little update:

Decided to have a day on it over Christmas after spending some money on a collection of parts. First up it was on the ramp and make a start on the cambelt. I don't have any evidence of it being changed and it's just turned 120k so for peace of mind I changed it along with dephaser, water pump, aux belt and tensioner. I used genuine parts.
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Hello, some lazy fucker has been here before... seems legit.
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Timing tools of choice
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New parts installed
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Aux belt....
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I also changed ht leads, plugs, coolant, oil and filter. Purrs lovely now.
 
  182
Then re-fitted front lights after a polish and tested fitted my new 15" alloys, they need a clean but I couldn't wait to see them fitted.
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Happy with how it's turning out. Front brakes and suspension re-fresh next on the list.
 
  182
If anyone is still following..... Where is the best place for longer wheel bolts? These wheels have steel inserts in the holes so I can only get one turn on the standard length bolts. I don't want to run studs as lots of horror stories on here about them either snapping or just coming loose!!
 

imprezaworks

ClioSport Club Member
  Mk5 Golf GTI :)
Where did you get those wheels from mate. Chap on here was selling the same set, I assume these are them?
 
  182
Small update:

Not had much spare time on the car but bought a seat and 6 point harness at the autosport show. They finally arrived today, I can't wait to get these fitted, sorry for crappy phone pictures.

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Off on a long drive at the weekend to have the cage fitted by @Tom Johnson
 

Coops Mk1

ClioSport Club Member
  Lots of Scrap...
For the record there are two 'cup packs' applicable to standard 182's. One was the handling pack consisting of hubs, shockers and springs, and anthracite wheels. And the other was aesthetic pack which was spoiler and splitter. So basically yours is a 182 with just the handling pack :)

On another note, nice progress!
 

Ads29

ClioSport Club Member
  Clio 172 Merc ML55
If anyone is still following..... Where is the best place for longer wheel bolts? These wheels have steel inserts in the holes so I can only get one turn on the standard length bolts. I don't want to run studs as lots of horror stories on here about them either snapping or just coming loose!!
I've run studs now on a couple of track days and had no issues to be fair, as long as you keep a check on them there shouldn't be a problem really.
 

Ads29

ClioSport Club Member
  Clio 172 Merc ML55
It is a horrible job removing that sound deadening but it does tidy the car up nicely, especially if you end up painting the inside too
 


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