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    New member, Hello all!

    Hello Everyone,

    My name is Dave Power, i'm a new member here @ aussiefrogs.com - i have heard a bit about you before & have been meaning to sign up for some time now. I own a blue 2002 model Renault Clio Sport, rego 'MY 4'. I love the car, and since driving the clio i have developed a stronger taste for all french cars alike! I'd love to join the next cruise day. I also have many questions to raise concerning suitable wheels for my car, etc. I have purchased 17inch wheels around 3months ago, which i find are causing me more pain than what they're worth. It's a long story which i will have to share with you some other time. Anyhow, just thought i'd say hi! I'll post a pic of my car at some stage this week.

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    Welcome to Aussiefrogs Dave. We need more Clio Sport owners in here to keep the hot Pug boys honest. Infact, do ya want to swap it for a red Mi16? :p Mmmmm....thought not!

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    Welcome Dave, and what timing! I have spent the last several days searching the web on th RS as I am thinking of buying one in the future!

    Is there anything u dont like about the car :-)

    and we want to see pictures of IT NOW!!!!!!!

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    Welcome Dave. Have fun with the Clio...

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    Welcome Dave,

    It's about time we had a Clio Sport onboard.

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    Gudday Dave...

    Looks like DanielSydney has changed allegiance, he's a Citroen boy now!
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    G'day Dave...welcome to our friendly riff-raff.

    It seems the Clio Sport is the only current new Frenchy vying for Hot-Hatch reputation, one which was hard fought and won a long time ago by froggies.
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    Hey Everyone,

    Thanks a lot for the keen welcoming. It's nice to know that you're all enthusiastic & seem very friendly!

    I have just finished taking some pictures of my clio, would anyone care to guide me as far as uploading them to this site?

    Thanks again!
    ~Dave Power` [MY 4] :

    "#PW33RR" --- > "PW33RR" 2009 Mazda6 MXR-CD, 2.2L Turbo Diesel - More torque than the last! Geesssuz[/COLOR] HOT
    "#ZEG01F" --- > 2006 VW Golf 2.0L TDI - The torque machine SOLD
    "MY 4" --------------- > 2002 Monaco Blue RenaultSport Clio MkII SOLD
    "XES11V" ---------- > 1999 Mitsubishi Mirage STOLEN

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    Hey Dave! Welcome to Aussiefrogs!

    If you email your pictures to gibgib, he'll be able to arrange for your pictures to be put in the gallery.

    I think an Aussiefrogs sticker might cure the ails of your 17 inch wheels wink

    Phasis: at least until the 206 GTi-180 comes out here, there's always the oft-forgotten Citroen Xsara VTS (124KW GTi6 engine)...
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    MY 4:
    Hey Everyone,

    Thanks a lot for the keen welcoming. It's nice to know that you're all enthusiastic & seem very friendly!

    I have just finished taking some pictures of my clio, would anyone care to guide me as far as uploading them to this site?

    Thanks again!
    My 4, welcome to Aussiefrogs, try this link for help loading pics on the board wink If all else fails certainly email or use the Private Message facility, to gibgib or myself [email protected]

    <a href="http://www.aussiefrogs.com/files/Posting_Pics_for_Dummies_2.doc" target="_blank">Posting Pics on Aussiefrogs (Basic)</a>

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    welcome, good to see a Clio sport owner here. That car scares me...as if I drive one I'm SURE I'll want one...and I luuuurve my GTi6. I make a habit of driving cars that I don't want! hehe.
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    MY 4 links to images emailed today wink

    <a href="http://www.aussiefrogs.com/~greenblood/images/MY4_a.JPG" target="_blank">Renault Clio Sport1</a>

    <a href="http://www.aussiefrogs.com/~greenblood/images/MY4_b.JPG" target="_blank">Renault Clio Sport 2</a>

    <a href="http://www.aussiefrogs.com/~greenblood/images/MY4_c.JPG" target="_blank">Renault Clio Sport 3</a>

    <a href="http://www.aussiefrogs.com/~greenblood/images/MY4_d.JPG" target="_blank">Renault Clio Sport 4</a>

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    "Déesse" Roland Barthes, 'Mythologies', 1957

    The Déesse has all the characteristics of one of those objects fallen from another universe that fed the mania for novelty in the eighteenth century and a similar mania expressed by modern science fiction: the Déesse is first and foremost the new Nautilus.

    (Umberto Eco [Ed], The History of Beauty, Rizzoli, NY, 2004)

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    nice rig, nice rims!
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    Welcome MY 4!

    Do you want a sticker? I was about to put up a post saying 'Isn't that Macquarie Uni'? when I saw your MQ parking sticker on the windscreen.

    Nice car! Like Lincoln (GTI124) said - nice rims!

    Hope to see you on the next Sydney drive,
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    nice car
    damn if i parked the GTI-6 that close to a gutter it would nicely remove the front spoiler for me
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    I was thinking the same thing! I've hit mine quite a few times when I first got it. It's suprising as there's so much wheel clearance in the arches, but you still manage to his that front apron.
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    Thanks guys,

    well i like the rims also - but to be honest i have been experiencing some problems with their fitment. You see, the fitters have put aluminium 'spacers' (2 plates on each wheel) in between the wheels and the hubs in order to allow enough space between the brake's callipers (spelling?) and the wheel. This has caused annoying scrub-age, which drew me to rolling the rear guards, which have decreased that problem.

    However the problem at hand now is that the rear brake pads have recently been replaced at it's 30000k/m service, causing the callipers to move out slightly. Now the wheel's spoke/s is making the slightest contact with the callipers. However, it hasn't seemed to be doing it as much as when the brake pads were first fitted. My only questions/concerns are these:

    - Would it be a little risky to put another spacer on the rear wheel's hubs?

    - If I do put on an extra spacer, obviously the tyre will scrub a little easier.

    - The current amount of turns for the nuts on the studs are '8 turns'. Which i've been informed, is more than enough (they have said that 5 turns is sufficient).

    - Based on the above point, if I do add another spacer I will lose some turns off the nuts on the studs.

    What are your thoughts guys? I was looking at selling the wheels/tyres due to these problems...so if you like the rims that much, make me an offer i can't refuse!

    - (They're white, with polished rim. 205/40/17R Falken Tyres. 7inch width, 4/100 offset).
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    "#PW33RR" --- > "PW33RR" 2009 Mazda6 MXR-CD, 2.2L Turbo Diesel - More torque than the last! Geesssuz[/COLOR] HOT
    "#ZEG01F" --- > 2006 VW Golf 2.0L TDI - The torque machine SOLD
    "MY 4" --------------- > 2002 Monaco Blue RenaultSport Clio MkII SOLD
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    I was under the impression that spacers were illegal?
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    Yes - Well i've been undergoing investigations as to whether or not spacers are illegal. Contacting people such as the NRMA, who informed me that as long as there are enough 'turns' on the studs it's legal.
    However i've heard different things about them including, that it is illegal to have any 'moving', or 'seperate' parts between the wheel and hub.
    Although, people such as FORD, have used a similar 'plate design' for their brake dust 'shields' that sit in between the wheel and hub.
    So, what's the outcome? I'm left up in the air & confused!
    ~Dave Power` [MY 4] :

    "#PW33RR" --- > "PW33RR" 2009 Mazda6 MXR-CD, 2.2L Turbo Diesel - More torque than the last! Geesssuz[/COLOR] HOT
    "#ZEG01F" --- > 2006 VW Golf 2.0L TDI - The torque machine SOLD
    "MY 4" --------------- > 2002 Monaco Blue RenaultSport Clio MkII SOLD
    "XES11V" ---------- > 1999 Mitsubishi Mirage STOLEN

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    MY 4:
    Yes - Well i've been undergoing investigations as to whether or not spacers are illegal. Contacting people such as the NRMA, who informed me that as long as there are enough 'turns' on the studs it's legal.
    However i've heard different things about them including, that it is illegal to have any 'moving', or 'seperate' parts between the wheel and hub.
    Although, people such as FORD, have used a similar 'plate design' for their brake dust 'shields' that sit in between the wheel and hub.
    So, what's the outcome? I'm left up in the air & confused!
    Hi My4 im shure ive seen your car somewere in sydney.... either way ive too, got 17" Lensos on my 306 and i had Custom adaptors spun up to fit the wheels, the engineer who inspected the car (mainly for other things, ahemm) said they are fine as long as track hasn't increased by more than a certain percentage (i forgot how much) over the stock car, and the same turn into the hub are spun onto the bolts, the hub bolts on with short-head bolts and a complete set of off-set bolts hold the wheel onto the adaptor, so there is alot of MEAT to hold things together.
    Having said that, im concerned that they used two instead of one big (thick) adaptor per weel, as the weel actually sits on that lip in the inner part of the adaptor, NOT the bolts/nuts.
    My adaptors were (expensive) custom made by the guys at In-Look, so giev em a buzz, but have cash and you spare ready, as they use that to measure things up exactly.
    Did you vote on the Track day poll yet???
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    Hey, thanks xqisid!

    I'm sure i've seen your number plate also, do you occasionally drive around with your stocky's on? And do you also have an aluminium rear-wing? if so, GOT YA! if not, WRONG GUY, ooops! haha, either way, your set-up on your wheels sounds good. At least better than my current set up.

    Now - when you say they were 'expensive'. Exactly how expensive are we talking? I know there's a shop called "Neil's Wheels" somewhere in Sydney who does upgrades to wheels/hubs, etc. I'll probably compare prices with the two.

    As far as track day, depending on costs (Rego & insurance due very soon - goddam it's hard to get a good price being only 21 yrs!). Also depending on dates i'm more than keen!

    c-ya
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    "#PW33RR" --- > "PW33RR" 2009 Mazda6 MXR-CD, 2.2L Turbo Diesel - More torque than the last! Geesssuz[/COLOR] HOT
    "#ZEG01F" --- > 2006 VW Golf 2.0L TDI - The torque machine SOLD
    "MY 4" --------------- > 2002 Monaco Blue RenaultSport Clio MkII SOLD
    "XES11V" ---------- > 1999 Mitsubishi Mirage STOLEN

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    MY 4:
    Hey, thanks xqisid!

    I'm sure i've seen your number plate also, do you occasionally drive around with your stocky's on? And do you also have an aluminium rear-wing? if so, GOT YA! if not, WRONG GUY, ooops! haha, either way, your set-up on your wheels sounds good. At least better than my current set up.

    Now - when you say they were 'expensive'. Exactly how expensive are we talking? I know there's a shop called "Neil's Wheels" somewhere in Sydney who does upgrades to wheels/hubs, etc. I'll probably compare prices with the two.

    As far as track day, depending on costs (Rego & insurance due very soon - goddam it's hard to get a good price being only 21 yrs!). Also depending on dates i'm more than keen!

    c-ya
    my4, yeah thats NOT me, i don't think ill ever put a wing on my car and i have always had that rego with those wheels. Never mind. your rego is very obvious so ill beep next time.
    When i say expensive, they were about $160 each!!
    Now In-Look didn't turn these themselves but know the workshop that did them, the In-look guys (ie Alex) are getting very good at fitting wheels to pugs they fitted 18"'s to my mates 206 Gti! thats xzibit on the members gallery.
    I know about the Insurance thing, i've only just turned 25, and ive had the car for nearly 4 years, of paying $2700.00 a year (thats with 60% no-claim), but i don;t know of ANY regular insurer that will cover the wakefield day.
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    Howdy MY4, bloody nice car...

    I once overcame the problem with the number of turns on the nut being enough by using those sleeved nuts that go inside the stud hole. If the hole's big enough, might work. Spacers were only 5mm from memory, though.

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    I wouldn't want to know how much an insurer would charge if they covered Wakefield!!!

    If there aren't many cars on the track at the same time (in similar positions), then it should be fairly safe. Depends on how crazy you are, but I don't think you should worry too much about insurance.

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    Welcome MY 4!

    Do you want a sticker? I was about to put up a post saying 'Isn't that Macquarie Uni'? when I saw your MQ parking sticker on the windscreen.
    Good to know that the Macquarie connection with French cars still exists. Back in the very early 70's , when I was a student there, we had a quite a collection of 403's, Aronde's, Light 15's, a couple of Big 6's and the occasional ID and DS. An acquaintance of mine, Geoff Mullens, had a nice 203 that he was always threatening to supercharge. Wonder if he ever did?

    Cheers

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