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    This is my Clio 172 on track at Brands Hatch today (Very wet)
    Had it for about 2 years, and purchase price was £550- yep, that low for a bit of fun. Spent a fair few quid on it since then.

    Got more BHP than a DS3 Performance (THP) and is the original RS! (Renault Sport)

    Do about 6 track days a year, from Donnington to Lydden Hill.

    Thought I would share- anyone else with a Track Car?
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    Nice one Chris. Did you keep up with that silver Scoobie ahead of you?
    DS3 DSport eHDi 145 - Stage 1 with K&N - Shark Grey & Infinite Blue​​​​​​

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    • #3
      Originally posted by Funky View Post
      Nice one Chris. Did you keep up with that silver Scoobie ahead of you?
      Overtook him and pulled away from him several times. Clio is a lot faster than it looks- sheep in wolfs clothing
      He got me a couple times too,mind

      Think he mustav been a novice- it was wet and cars difficult to keep on track. Spun off twice me, and had plenty of twitches
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      • #4
        Haha!! Awesome!!!
        DS3 DSport eHDi 145 - Stage 1 with K&N - Shark Grey & Infinite Blue​​​​​​

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        • #5
          Originally posted by Funky View Post
          Haha!! Awesome!!!
          great fun- have a go Funky!
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          • #6
            Brands hatch in the wet Bet the first corner was fun!
            I had a 182 and it was fast but my mate crashed it on the Nurburgring and it never drove quite the same again think we bent the chassis.
            Yeah got a track slag a Mk2 Golf gti which I built about 10 years ago and raced all over the country in the mk2 championship. Span out at brands hatch at the hairpin whilst racing
            Not done a track day for two or three years now but just been working on the golf and got it through M.O.T last week so ready for a track day! Gotta be Cadwell park or Donny maybe.

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            • #7
              Yep, Paddock hill bend was my first spin off. Its frightening- especially with the gravel next to it
              Druids (Hairpin) is a piece of cake in a Clio, beats everything from Ferraris to Porsche- inside line beats all

              Nürburgring- on my bucket list :-)
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                My little Track car

                Brands hatch Tuesday 26th Feb 2019

                Great day- fabulous weather



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                • #9
                  So, the MOT was due on my Clio last week

                  I sorted the windscreen wipers, repaired the brake light, sidelight, and foglight (Whole front section off) which went over Winter, ripped the sunstrip off, checked the tyres, repaired the front jack point with steel plate etc etc

                  All it failed on was CV gaiters which I got them to do (Dirty, heavy job)

                  As it now has a 13 month MOT, Ive now put in a 200 cspi sportscat, new speedo sensor, bought and fitted to track wheels 2 x Uniroyal Rainsports (For track days that become wet), changed the gearbox oil, replaced broken bandclamp by backbox, replaced DOT 5.1 Brake fluid, sorted rattle on rear strut brace.

                  Now all ready for half a dozen track outings

                  Last thing to do, possibly fit 1144 Mintex Track brake pads on front, as only have 2-3mm left on them. Not sure- maybe one more track day (Really good pad IMO, No brake fade yet)

                  Hoping to go to a Club meet at Castle Combe 29th May, but means leaving home about 5am!! Hard work. Then back home that night knackered, then to work next day

                  Ive gotta say, Track days are fun, but put everything together and theyre bleeding expensive. Average between £250 - £300 a day, depending on location. Then theres the cost of maintainance and performance mods- but I love it (When things go well)
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                    Plastidipping the Clio matt black in the next 6 weeks- first time using semi pro equipment

                    Any tips?

                    Will be taking bits and pieces off like front and rear headlamps
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                      Just BLACK plastidipped my Clio over the weekend- a lot of work but it came up fab IMO
                      Last edited by Chris_Blue; 22-09-2019, 20:30.
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                      • #12
                        That looks great Chris_Blue!
                        Current: DS 3 Performance, Perla Nera Black with Sparkly Purple roof
                        Previous: DS3 DStyle 120 VTi, Perla Nera Black with Fuchsia roof

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                        • #13
                          Originally posted by Kat View Post
                          That looks great Chris_Blue!
                          Thanks Kat. Yep. Reminded me of the finish on the Perfromance black DS3- if that was the one with the matte finish
                          Looks even better in real life I think, as matt finish is so different to most on the road

                          14 hours work over a weekend
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