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gman2207 09-24-2013 05:52 PM

Ultra Blue Renaultsport Megane 175 DCi
 
So after 8 years of owning a 1.2 Renault Clio I decided it was time to move on. I looked around for weeks for a replacement, I started looking at sensible diesels and then looked at various petrol cars but I really wanted something quick that wasn't going to be daft on fuel costs, insurance, tax etc.
Step up the RS Megane, I had no idea they did an RS diesel!

Any way enough chat, pics:

http://farm6.staticflickr.com/5484/9...15ac0686_b.jpg

http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7454/9...cea048a8_b.jpg

Plans so far:

Get some standard wheels and decent tyres
Cooksport springs
Remap and dpf delete
Clio 197 side skirts
Colour code that spoiler that's on or replace with a Megane R26.R spoiler

gman2207 09-24-2013 05:58 PM

First addition seeing as it has no badges, I'll get if fitted over the weekend.

http://img.tapatalk.com/d/13/08/22/ytuqevyq.jpg

gman2207 09-24-2013 06:01 PM

So a couple of updates, new wheels have been fitted and a new style RS badge on the rear.

Before:

http://i449.photobucket.com/albums/q...ps3d0bf196.jpg

During:

http://i449.photobucket.com/albums/q...ps5ba09c0b.jpg

After:

http://i449.photobucket.com/albums/q...psb0cc354e.jpg

http://farm6.staticflickr.com/5547/9...bc6a8720_c.jpg

http://farm6.staticflickr.com/5459/9...c40bcafa_c.jpg

And of course one with the new badge:

http://farm4.staticflickr.com/3764/9...5aba1e53_c.jpg

Shaggy 09-24-2013 06:06 PM

Looking good! What are your other ideas to add to the car?

gman2207 09-24-2013 06:09 PM

New shiny wheel bolts:

http://i449.photobucket.com/albums/q...psd58de469.jpg

Quote:

Originally Posted by Shaggy (Post 880476)
Looking good! What are your other ideas to add to the car?

Some tuning mods and visual mods to come. After removing the diesel particulate filter and remapping these can come out with 220bhp, so that will be done at some point.

Vansquish 09-24-2013 10:31 PM

Careful, if those are "lightweight lugs" (e.g. aluminum/magnesium), they can be more prone to shearing off under stress. A friend of mine just destroyed his right-front wheel, hub, rotor, and fender because 4 of his "lightweight lugs" snapped while he was autocrossing.

RC45 09-25-2013 01:52 AM

Looks like a real pocket rocket you have there.

gman2207 09-25-2013 06:47 AM

Cheers fella's and I will keep the bolts (lugs ;-)) in mind. I know a few people that have used them before me and the company they come from seem to be well recommended.

everso. 09-25-2013 05:51 PM

very nice Megane!!! is that how the stock exhaust exit is?? out of the rear valence?

gman2207 09-25-2013 09:52 PM

Cheers :) Yeah that's the standard exhaust / bumper (fender). The non RS models have a single exit exhaust hidden underneath.

soulsea 09-25-2013 09:58 PM

Looks great ... especially the attention to detail.

gman2207 09-26-2013 02:29 PM

Thanks :) it's my pride and joy at the minute.

Shaggy 09-27-2013 01:27 AM

So what are you plans for other mods?

gman2207 09-27-2013 03:38 PM

Ultra Blue Renaultsport Megane 175 DCi
 
Plans so far are:
1. Lower it around 30mm on Cooksport springs
2. Colour code the black spoiler
3. Remove the dpf (diesel particulate filter)
4. Stage 1 Remap
5. Fit Renault Clio 197 side skirts

Side skirts look like this when fitted:

http://i860.photobucket.com/albums/a...g?t=1270395046

http://i860.photobucket.com/albums/a...g?t=1270395381

Possibly a few other bits and pieces, such as removing the EGR valve. I also have my eye on a Pioneer AVH-X3500DAB stereo that will look the part interior wise, DAB, Bluetooth, Sat Nav etc.

peruccy 03-23-2014 06:24 AM

Nice looking Megane! Didn't know they made an RS diesel version. These were probably limited edition, right?

Keep up the good work!


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