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Old 07 August 2010, 04:26 PM
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Is your car back from RCM yet?
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Old 07 August 2010, 05:43 PM
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Originally Posted by DDS789 View Post
Bet its gonna cost some , just had a 2.1 build done on mine and that wasnt at RCM and cost a small fortune!
I'm too scared to even look at the RCM site due to the cost of everything they do a cracking job though so if you can afford it, do it

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Old 07 August 2010, 06:08 PM
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Crazy timing guys, just got back from RCM to see how things are going. Progress has been slow due to a mixture of factors, mainly how much the guys are in demand. Anyway update time

FMIC fitted
6 Speed Gearbox fitted
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Old 07 August 2010, 08:53 PM
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Stunning pics mate bet you can't wait to get it back
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Old 07 August 2010, 09:37 PM
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Yep big time. I think the visit has made the wait seem even longer, i just want to go out for a blast. O well good things come to those that wait (gives me more time to keep clocking the overtime up to fund her)

Thanks for the interest
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Old 08 August 2010, 12:08 PM
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20 weeks with no scoob.
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Old 08 August 2010, 12:16 PM
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Think of the fuel savings lol, the negative effect has been damage to the tdi Clio which has had to put up with 20 weeks of my spirited driving.
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Old 08 August 2010, 12:18 PM
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LOL, poor Clio.
The longer you have to wait the better, faster and more rewarding it's going to be.
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Old 08 August 2010, 02:00 PM
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Good luck to ya buddy!
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Old 08 August 2010, 03:03 PM
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alrite mate

bit off topic but where did you get your mirrors from mate wanted a set for ages..

cheers dave
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Old 08 August 2010, 04:31 PM
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Oh nice pics there, bet that was nice visiting RCM, and seeing yours next to the Gobstopper, did you hear anything about their new project?, any sneeky views?

Oh do me a favour and pop that Snap-On Mclaren tool chest in your boot, and I'll pick it up later.

Your a lucky chap I can tell ya, that spec list of yours in mental, its going to be an awesome car, enjoy it
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Old 08 August 2010, 11:16 PM
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So what is the end figure actually looking to be?
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Old 09 August 2010, 07:33 PM
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That is already one great looking car mate !!! Bet you can't wait to pick it up after the work !!!
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Old 09 August 2010, 08:09 PM
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Originally Posted by DarrenSTI View Post
Oh nice pics there, bet that was nice visiting RCM, and seeing yours next to the Gobstopper, did you hear anything about their new project?, any sneeky views?

Oh do me a favour and pop that Snap-On Mclaren tool chest in your boot, and I'll pick it up later.

Your a lucky chap I can tell ya, that spec list of yours in mental, its going to be an awesome car, enjoy it
it was Missing, i think they have so many customer cars that either they have it stored or they are working on it at their new premises, found this from their facebook page bit out of date but it could be news to some of you ?
http://www.maxxd.com/roger-clark-mot...ii-the-sequel/

Snap-On Mclaren tool chest bet that set them back a bit, All you need is a spanner and a hammer (now you understand why this is not a DIY build)
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Old 09 August 2010, 08:11 PM
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Originally Posted by ScoobyDoo69 View Post
So what is the end figure actually looking to be?
460-480 ish the plan is to keep it fun on the road, but as with any RCM build there lump will be able to go into the high 500s without any issues. i am moving from 270 to 470 so its a good 1st jump
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Old 09 August 2010, 08:12 PM
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Originally Posted by dave_wrx55sti View Post
alrite mate

bit off topic but where did you get your mirrors from mate wanted a set for ages..

cheers dave
mine came from Prodrive they are the real WRC mirrors but RCM do sell them (not great day to day tho)
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Old 09 August 2010, 08:15 PM
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Thanks for the positive feedback,
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Looking good, you must be itching to get it back and run-in so you can start to enjoy/abuse the new setup
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Sounds like a lot of power. And with an RCM build as well, I imagine the powerband will be something great too. Hope you enjoy it.
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Old 10 August 2010, 03:37 PM
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Get a thread started under Projects with updates/pics. If you think its already been a long wait then imagined how I felt with 17 months of it! Am sure it will be worth it in the end! Welcome to the 2.35 club!
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Old 10 August 2010, 04:46 PM
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If your gonna do it, you might as well do it properly.

If a reliable 480bhp cost 20k, then thats the choice you make.

I am very much in the boat of paying the extra for a respectable tuner to do it properly.

At least with RCM you know no corners will be cut, and they wont release the car until its 100%, which i suspect what other tuners dont do, hence you hear about the horror stories.

Although for me personally, i would of also looked at importing a Crafword kit, which i was quoted about $1000 to send it, plus the cost of the kit, comes out around similar monies! (assuming you have the spanner skills to drop it in palce)

http://store.crawfordperformance.com/store/products/81
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Get a thread started under Projects with updates/pics. If you think its already been a long wait then imagined how I felt with 17 months of it! Am sure it will be worth it in the end! Welcome to the 2.35 club!
Will do its feels bloody good to be in the 2.35 club
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Old 11 August 2010, 07:41 PM
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If your gonna do it, you might as well do it properly.

If a reliable 480bhp cost 20k, then thats the choice you make.

I am very much in the boat of paying the extra for a respectable tuner to do it properly.

At least with RCM you know no corners will be cut, and they wont release the car until its 100%, which i suspect what other tuners dont do, hence you hear about the horror stories.

Although for me personally, i would of also looked at importing a Crafword kit, which i was quoted about $1000 to send it, plus the cost of the kit, comes out around similar monies! (assuming you have the spanner skills to drop it in palce)



http://store.crawfordperformance.com/store/products/81

i really didnt likr the idea of running with the 2.5 , not sure i would trust an American company, RCM just had a big order from traivs Pastrana,s rally team and i am sure if they could get the best quality products closer to home they would do.

i think the American setup would save me a lot of money, i would be over the moon if my bill was only 20K
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Old 21 October 2010, 07:48 PM
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Update time again.









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that is looking very nice mate, i bet you can't wait to take it out for its first drive.
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Nothing like a bit of RCM magic Will be a nice xmas present now
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Looking good! Bet the wait feels like driving a car with really bad turbo lag.
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Old 22 October 2010, 09:50 AM
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Why is the fuel return to the reg on the LHS bank so long?
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Looks ace, I’m already spotting the trick bits that I’m missing


Notice you are keeping the air con, probably a wise move - I wiped mine out, more to keep things tidy than anything else

Was the exedy clutch your choice? - im still not 100% on mine for a weekend car its fine
On the morning trip to work when the engine is cold, straight in to a traffic jam , lumpy idle due to cams , light fly wheel etc and don’t want to give the engine 2 minutes on the drive to warn up slightly because its to noisy = pain in the ar$

They key with mine was mapping, it took a few sessions as the engine loosened up a bit but eventually the idle and drive at low speeds went from bearable to not bad at all, I’m not sure what ecu you are going with but mine is on a simtek which I will try and get updated next year which might improve things a little more
The grey coating on the headers is a really good idea, the white one on mine looked great for a few months, then starts to go black around the slip joints
I’m not sure when the RCM rollers are open but if you fancy it we could try and get together and compare specs \ figures

Ps we need a full spec sheet
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