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gez bay
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1st Aug 11 at 16:59   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

looking at getting a new set for my clio 172.

been looking at a few different makes, just undecided which ones would be best.

Ap seem really good quality- http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/AP-Coilover-Kit-Renault-Sport-Clio-B-2-0i-16v-172-/320474273866?pt=UK_CarsParts_Vehicles_CarParts_SM&hash=item4a9dc1584a

K-Tec's own make- http://www.k-tecracing.com/show_product.asp?id=2853&appid=2

FK's Kit- http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/FK-LOWERING-COILOVER-KIT-RENAULT-CLIO-MK2-172-182-98-05-/260791639829?pt=UK_CarsParts_Vehicles_CarParts_SM&hash=item3cb8649f15

haven't really looked at vmaxx, but they're in the budget. any good??

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Renault-Clio-Mk2-172-182-V-Maxx-Coilover-Suspension-Kit-/360379541191?pt=UK_CarsParts_Vehicles_CarParts_SM&hash=item53e84b66c7

Im asking on here because most of you seem to have or have owned a clio sport.

any other suggestions welcome

gez

[Edited on 01-08-2011 by gez bay]
dan-sport
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1st Aug 11 at 17:03   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

i went out in my mates 172 with k-tec coilys the other night, handled spot on tbh wasn't too firm either which was a nice change
Mertin
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1st Aug 11 at 17:04   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

K tec seem to be a respected clio tuner so id expect them to produce a decent suspension kit
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1st Aug 11 at 17:05   View Garage View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

GAZ?
gez bay
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thats good to know dan, cheers

k-tec's do seem good value for money, and no pissing about changing damping settings ect. Chris, ive already got Gaz coilovers on my car. Not too keen on them and they've seen better days tbh
dan-sport
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on another note i can see why you love yours i really want a phase 1 like my mates now, was bloody ace lol
gez bay
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i love it so much fun to drive in a straight line and in twisties.

Theres a couple of mint standard ones going for around the 2k mark aswel now, just insurance is high on them

i'll get a pic of mine now


[Edited on 01-08-2011 by gez bay]
Mertin
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Iv got AP's on the ibiza and the ride isnt any harsher than standard, mine were bought second hand
gez bay
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1st Aug 11 at 17:19   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

this is it on the Gaz coilovers:

gez bay
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cheers Mertin. I think im undecided between the Ap's and K-tec's kit at the moment
dan-sport
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1st Aug 11 at 17:32   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

looks nice that mate, sits perfect aswell.

the phase 1 seem rare to find a decent one tbh

heres my mates(crap pic but still)



poly bushed all round, k-tec coilys and front and rear braces handles mint

[Edited on 01-08-2011 by dan-sport]
gez bay
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1st Aug 11 at 17:35   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

nice colour that

last time i checked there were 2 immaculate ph1's on pistonheads for sale. one was 40k on it and the other was 50k iirc.
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1st Aug 11 at 17:37   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

it just felt so raw, i've not stopped looking at them since haha

[Edited on 01-08-2011 by dan-sport]
gez bay
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yup!! love driving mine. they're a good all round car too. easy to maintain cost wise, and return good mpg when driven tidy
gez bay
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cup spoiler on the blue one too is it?
dan-sport
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it is a cup a really early one, if you do a search it comes up as a cup lol
gez bay
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1st Aug 11 at 19:50   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

ph1 cup? are you sure?

[Edited on 01-08-2011 by gez bay]
dan-sport
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yep very sure i even did a check on it and it comes up saying 172 cup haha
antnee
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Just asked a friend of mine, who owns a 182 Trophy, works for BTM Performance and races a KTM Xbow, his reply was Bilstien B4 or kw v2 or asts
gez bay
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1st Aug 11 at 22:45   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

whats his name antnee? he's off cliosport.net?

i've looked into the B4's. dont really fancy going down OEM replacements with lowering springs tbh.

the KW v2's are 1,220 'slightly' over the budget

[Edited on 01-08-2011 by gez bay]
antnee
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He's probably on CS, his name is Sam, works for BTM, does load of testing for them too.
gez bay
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yup, i know him. recognised the BTM and KTM xbow when you said

[Edited on 02-08-2011 by gez bay]
antnee
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Good lad he is, knows his shit too. Honed his driving skills around the Isle of Man
CorsaSi
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whenever upgrading to coilovers just make sure youve already done the most important mod beforehand... upgrade to some nice comfy but stiff hugging seats, recaro's/sparco/bride coilovers and springy seats are a fail... never been in a clio so dunno what the seats are like
gez bay
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tbh, the clio seats are ok, hug you in quite well and are comfy. Didn't think a coilover thread would go onto seats

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