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    Default I just bought an 02 Clio Sport

    Interested to know what mods people have done to their clio sport etc. Any cheaper modification options to get it moving a bit quicker than standard. I'm so excited, it's my first sports car and I love it! Had cruise control and tinting added into the deal too.

    I appreciate the advice anyone can offer a newbie, cheers.

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    Quote Originally Posted by janus
    Interested to know what mods people have done to their clio sport etc. Any cheaper modification options to get it moving a bit quicker than standard. I'm so excited, it's my first sports car and I love it! Had cruise control and tinting added into the deal too.

    I appreciate the advice anyone can offer a newbie, cheers.

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    Hey Janus good to hear you are enjoying your new toy.

    Advanced driver training is probably the best mod you'll ever make. IMO the Clio is quick enough standard, the only thing extra power will result in is wheelspin and tyre-wear my . Do a bit of a search on Clio mods and you'll find untold threads on this topic so I won't go over old ground.

    I'd steer clear of Cold Air intakes and Chips as I'm yet to see any hard evidence that these are value for money. I know there is a CAI that people reckon work but it's like $800-$900 for an unproven 7 or 8kw, this could possibly reek havoc with the standard ECU and lead to lean or rich fuel mixtures as well, not to mention possible warranty issues.

    They really are a fantastic little car, I will be sad to see mine go.
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    yeah gotta back Matt up there...

    spend your first $1,000 on driving courses...
    I've also got some 17" wheels, which is reducing performance in some aspects, but hey! i can get some good tyres on it!

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    Nate, how did you find the insurance companies accept the 17's ?

    my mate had to settle for the 16's as the insurance mob didnt want to insure his car as it was over 1 inch over standard.

    Ditto to what Matt said. Ian Luff course 1&3 package would most probably satisfy the need for speed and give you quite few pointers on how to do Oran Park race track on day 2. Its only in the mid 500's. Lots of Fun. then come to the supersprints.
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    17's are fine with NRMA, as long as they were 7" wide... they "didnt care" what diameter they were...

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    Hopefully I can collect today. The gearbox is so schlick! Can't wait to get out on the road and give it a bit of throttle!

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    Ok, didn't collect Wednesday, 95% sure of collection today. Anyone got any driving tips usefull for the RSC?

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    YES!!!
    Come along Sat 14th for a HUGE drive!!!

    There'll be at least 10 RSC's!!!

    HUGE DRIVE DAY!!!
    Check out: http://autos.groups.yahoo.com/group/Oz_Clio_Sport/
    For info!!!

    HUGE!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by janus
    Ok, didn't collect Wednesday, 95% sure of collection today. Anyone got any driving tips usefull for the RSC?
    Are you familiar with front wheel drives?
    My personal tip is ENJOY! They are an easy car to drive really very forgiving considering the level of grip they offer. Ditto to Matt205, the proof of the pudding is in the doing not the internet racing so many people enjoy. The real world is a fun place in RSC, driving courses with large run offs are a great place to learn.
    If all you have is a hammer, treat the world like a nail.

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    Picked it up and loving it, great amount of power, grip is sweet. When's the next drive day?

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    http://www.k-tecracing.com/show_product.asp?id=1091

    Anyone have any experience with these? I'm keen to try to squeeze a little more power out..

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    Janus...

    induction kits have all been discussed heaps of times, have a look through the forum & do a search for em...

    most notable for the RSC is the BMC CDA...

    i think the performance gains were summed up by:
    (forget the frogger)
    - go to the beach
    - mark the tide level
    - run into the water & do a wee wee
    - check how much the tide level has increased

    you get the rough idea about what most people think of these!

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    Ah, I see...

    Had a drive in the rain last night, I have a question about the ESP...When I floor the throttle, I do get wheels spin, I thought this system was meant to stop the tyres spinning..?

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    Quote Originally Posted by nate
    Janus...

    induction kits have all been discussed heaps of times, have a look through the forum & do a search for em...

    most notable for the RSC is the BMC CDA...

    i think the performance gains were summed up by:
    (forget the frogger)
    - go to the beach
    - mark the tide level
    - run into the water & do a wee wee
    - check how much the tide level has increased

    you get the rough idea about what most people think of these!

    The perfect analogy! Can we make this a "sticky"? "Thinking of fitting a POD or CAI - READ THIS"

    "Run into the water and do a wee wee" Can I use this? I love it!!
    Regards,
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