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Mark_Ritchspeed
17-03-2005, 14:52
Been meaning to register on here for a while after Swervin told me of the site. About time their was a site dedicated to the Williams as I must admit I got a bit bored of all the topics on Cliosport .

It used to be interesting a couple of years ago , but now it seems to be all about neons , 60mm lowering kits and bad bodykits .

Anyway I have had Clios for a few years on and off with the first one being a Willy 3 and my current one being a Willy/16v hybrid tarmac rally car.

Although I havent really been on track the last year or so I am looking to get back into it this year with the Clio and an e30 Alpina C1.

KingStromba
17-03-2005, 14:54
Welcomen

Swervin_Mervin
17-03-2005, 14:57
Welcome Mark. Mr 2Live is the gearbox luncher BTW!

They already seen your driving style:

http://www.cinghialoni.org/imola_easytrack/pista/IMG_1996.JPG

J o n
17-03-2005, 14:58
hi mate, welcome to the site :)

KingStromba
17-03-2005, 14:59
Is that you? You crazy fool?

So you obviously know how to drive then bud. Whats your assessment of 185 55 15s v 195 50 15s and standard set up v coilovers on a Williams?

Swervin_Mervin
17-03-2005, 15:00
Is that you? You crazy fool?

So you obviously know how to drive then bud. Whats your assessment of 185 55 15s v 195 50 15s and standard set up v coilovers on a Williams?

Here we go!

Mark_Ritchspeed
17-03-2005, 15:00
Oh lord I miss that car . Where did you get that pic from ? I havent seen them for ages . Taken at Imola in spring 2002 .

J o n
17-03-2005, 15:00
pmsl

KingStromba
17-03-2005, 15:00
:D

Irish Nut
17-03-2005, 15:02
Welcome mate! :D

KingStromba
17-03-2005, 15:03
Come on Mark spill the beans?

GazTwo
17-03-2005, 15:04
Hello mate.

Swervin_Mervin
17-03-2005, 15:04
Oh lord I miss that car . Where did you get that pic from ? I havent seen them for ages . Taken at Imola in spring 2002 .

Barry had a nostalgia trip a few weeks back Mark, after Ben posted this one:

http://www.stevecarter.com/easymoments/clio33.jpg

NickFr
17-03-2005, 15:05
Hi, oh and KS driving like that he does'nt have the tyres long enough to comment :shock:

Mark_Ritchspeed
17-03-2005, 15:12
Firstly I have never used coilovers on the Clios so I couldnt rightly comment on that . I have had springs custom made for the front and harder dampers on the rear which is about all I think needs doing to improve what is essentially a near perfect set-up to start with . Bear in mind that the mods are for track and competition use as I dont really think the standard set-up (in good condition) can be improved for the road.

As for the tyres. I actually use a mix of 195/50 on the front and 185/55 on the rear for the track . The higher profile tyres on the rear enable the sidewalls to bend a bit more enabling the rear to be drift easier . Whilst on the fronts I like a stiff sidewall to enable lightning turn in.

For the road , I dont think it makes much difference . I tend to go with 195/50's as they are slightly cheaper and more decent tyres are available in that size . Tyre pressures probably make a bigger difference than the actual size of the tyre though.

KingStromba
17-03-2005, 15:15
Ahmen to that :D


P.s. lets have some vids like that pic hey???

KingStromba
17-03-2005, 15:17
Mark i have 6 pics of your Williams 3 on my wall at work :D

Swervin_Mervin
17-03-2005, 15:18
Ha! 185, schmon85.

Kelly
17-03-2005, 15:21
Hello :D

Mark_Ritchspeed
17-03-2005, 16:03
:oops:

Excellent Merv . Thanks for that one . One of the first lessons I learnt . Do not try to handbrake turn on gravel on cars with abs as it does sweet FA whilst travelling at 45 degree angles.

KingStromba
17-03-2005, 16:04
Ha! 195, schmon95.


:D

Swervin_Mervin
17-03-2005, 16:16
:oops:

Excellent Merv . Thanks for that one . One of the first lessons I learnt . Do not try to handbrake turn on gravel on cars with abs as it does sweet FA whilst travelling at 45 degree angles.

:wink:

No one ever got my incident on tape. :P

big hp
17-03-2005, 19:56
Welcome mate. Looks like you possess a talent for driving. Got any vids of you drifting etc?

dannyt
17-03-2005, 20:08
welcome mark, nice to see your finally on here, you'll have to show us how to drive like that one day???

how long have you been driving track days etc?

Enid
18-03-2005, 00:00
I've saved that first pics as my wall paper, its fantastic!!!

2 live
18-03-2005, 09:32
welcome to the site mate......and nice driving lol...

FlamingMonkey
18-03-2005, 10:00
THat pic is top 8)

Winston
18-03-2005, 12:10
Hi dude

Thats some sick ass driving :twisted:

Mark_Ritchspeed
18-03-2005, 13:25
First started driving on track about 3 years ago , but unfortunately dont really have much in the way of videos . I do have about 15 mins of in-car from Oulton Park last year which is on DVD .

Havent really been on track much the last couple of years due to business commitments , but did start rallying at the end of last year . Only done 2 events so far .

The first was a complete flop with the gearbox mounts breaking 40 secs into the first stage and I had to drop out as I didnt have the spares available. Whilst the 2nd rally went a lot better if also a lot more expensive . Managed to finish 1st in class and 2nd overall , but had to nurse the car for the last 2 stages (losing over a minute in the process) as the diff was knackered and the gearbox had spewed all its oil out.

Just putting the car back together now with new Kangoo van g/box with 4.22 final drive .

Swervin_Mervin
18-03-2005, 13:30
You keeping it Mark and doing more rallies in it?

Mark_Ritchspeed
18-03-2005, 13:39
Hard to say . I have been offered a fair price for it the other day and I keep looking at the Alpina sat in the garage and then picturing that out on the stages and on track .

Swervin_Mervin
18-03-2005, 13:41
Well the Alpina is very cool.

The clio would make a very cool addition to our stand at the FCS BTW.

Mark_Ritchspeed
18-03-2005, 13:58
FCS , Whats that ?

Swervin_Mervin
18-03-2005, 13:59
French Car Show. End of may.

Mark_Ritchspeed
18-03-2005, 14:03
Sounds good . What stand will you be on , Cliosport ?

KingStromba
18-03-2005, 14:03
:shock:

Mark_Ritchspeed
18-03-2005, 14:05
:oops:

Did I just swear ?

Swervin_Mervin
18-03-2005, 14:08
A stand of our very own Mark.

Mark_Ritchspeed
18-03-2005, 14:11
OK . Whereabouts is it and what are the exact dates ?

Swervin_Mervin
18-03-2005, 14:15
29th May at Bruntingthorpe. There's track time available AFAIK as well.

Mark_Ritchspeed
18-03-2005, 14:24
Just sent you an e-mail with some Clio pics.

Swervin_Mervin
18-03-2005, 14:29
Okey, kokey.

Swervin_Mervin
18-03-2005, 14:34
Nice piccies! That really would look the nuts at FCS.

KingStromba
18-03-2005, 14:43
Get those pics up then :D

Swervin_Mervin
18-03-2005, 14:45
You mind Mark if I bung 'em up?

Mark_Ritchspeed
18-03-2005, 14:52
No , thats fine . I'll e-mail you some more and stick on whatever you want .