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Artic blue 225

Discussion in 'RenaultSport Megane' started by Sheryl_O, Oct 16, 2014.

Discuss Artic blue 225 in the RenaultSport Megane area at TurboRenault.co.uk.

  1. Sheryl_O

    Sheryl_O Well-Known Member

    Hey you lot, it's been a little while since I had anything to update as the Megane hibernates in the garage in the winter months! I made a purchase yesterday that is the holy grail to all 225/r26 owners and here it is...

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    LSD!!! Came out of a 58 plate r26 with 60k on the clock. Me and @Brigsy@Brigsy went from Middlesbrough to Essex to pick this bad boy up, 520 miles and only £500! These normally go for about £700 - £800 so well worth the 5.30am start on a Saturday! :lazy2.gif::clapping.gif:
     
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  2. Big Steve - Raider

    Big Steve - Raider Staff Member

    Probably not a fun job putting that in..?
     
  3. Sheryl_O

    Sheryl_O Well-Known Member

    It won't be going in until we have the double garage built, plus I'll need a new clutch too by then so the master we know as @Brigsy@Brigsy will be kept busy :bi:
     
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  4. andybond

    andybond Staff Member

    I can get good prices on the SMF+Clutch ..
     
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  5. gtmatt

    gtmatt Well-Known Member

  6. Brigsy

    Brigsy Media Manager

    This is going to be awesome:D
     
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  7. Brigsy

    Brigsy Media Manager

    Not too bad of a job Steve to be honest, requires shafts out and subframe off but engine stays in. Day job no worries:]
     
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  8. DaveL485

    DaveL485 Staff Member

    Lucky find Shez, you hit the jackpot there!
     
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  9. Sheryl_O

    Sheryl_O Well-Known Member

    I know! Couldn't let the opportunity go ☺️
     
  10. Brigsy

    Brigsy Media Manager

    Daily driver duties for the meg for a few days whilst the dci was off the road. Awesome as usual :D a quick clean before retiring back to the garage 20160330_194502.jpg
     
  11. Brigsy

    Brigsy Media Manager

    New boots for the megane:D struggled to get them in the clio ! 20160512_172058.jpg 20160512_172054.jpg
     
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  12. andybond

    andybond Staff Member

    Looking good mate.
     
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  13. Sheryl_O

    Sheryl_O Well-Known Member

    New brakes too expensive month :D
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  14. Dave_gtt

    Dave_gtt Well-Known Member

    Are these the drilled brembo's from ebay? Or could you let me know where you got them and the price if you don't mind. I'm in the market for some brakes myself. Thanks.
     
  15. Sheryl_O

    Sheryl_O Well-Known Member

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    Dave_gtt Well-Known Member

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  17. Chris Smith

    Chris Smith Well-Known Member

    Expensive month indeed, heard very good things about the tyres tho :)
     
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  18. Brigsy

    Brigsy Media Manager

    Fcs done ! 610 miles and no issues

    Didnt have much confidence in the ns-2r's though ! I went for cold tyre pressures of 25f/27r as recommended. First run out on the castle combe and they felt like wooden blocks when cold no grip and understeer central :confused: i had an oh feck 4 wheel drift moment at one point. Once up to temp and scrubbed in they were 'ok' but do not really rate them. They felt a bit loose at all times but could still press on. Very average performance actually preferred the old potenza's ! Still had 130mph each time before avon rise and shafted a couple of r26s and a meg 265 :D

    Check out this vid 8.53 onwards

    This was from the last 20 mins of the open pit. The camera car was a 205 and i was in front. I was flying along until the clios slowed me down (sadly lots of bad driving !) Still really impressed on how the car performs. Stock brakes, open diff and cooksports and adequate power:D

    A couple of pics (did not take many sadly !) 20160605_115609.jpg 20160604_171443.jpg
     
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  19. andybond

    andybond Staff Member

    You had MILES more grunt than the camera car. Decent rubber and he would never have caught you to video
     
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  20. andybond

    andybond Staff Member

    @14:04 ! Jeebus !
     
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