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Old 28th March 2008, 17:56   #1
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Hi everyone!

My name is Kim, i live in the Netherlands and i'm a car/tuning fan.
i found this place thanks to my friend TDR, we work in the same hospital (i'm his supervisor *muhahaha*) so i asked him, are there any renault clio's on BHP? He said, no i think not, so we looked and found what we believe was a 1.2 lease. SO........to change that i would like to introduce myself and my car! I'm the proud owner of a Renault Clio RS 2.0 16v, black from 2000. She currently has 173hp and does a great job at killing most cars around here I'm in several Renault and Clio-Clubs and currently participating and co-organising meetings across the Netherlands, Belgium and Germany. (Conquering France is still on my wishlist:-)) enough with the blabla, i'll post some pics now!

*finding out how to post pictures*

As you can see on the last picture, i bought her in completely original state, lovely looked after by an owner who waved her goodbye with tears in his eyes (his girlfriend was pregnant, they needed a stationwagon). I quickly made some pictures of my old&new ride before the red Nissan 100NX was taken away by it's new owner. That was about 2 years ago. Since then i've changed several things to "personalize" my clio:

Angeleye headlights
LED rearlights
bigger rearspoiler
17 inch darkchrome rims (with Toyo 205/40)
Remus exaust
lovely Hyfonics Zeus ICE installed :-) (pics will follow)
lowered 3,5mm front, none in the back (ICE already handled that)

No mechanical changes so far, love to install a turbo kit, but honestly have no idea where the hell to put it see 3 picture, i really have NO ROOM! So any advice on that would come in handy!
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Old 28th March 2008, 18:44   #2
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Welcome to Team-bhp Kim, Enjoy your stay. Have Fun!!
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Old 28th March 2008, 20:44   #3
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Hey kim,
Welcome to TBHP. A really nice clean ride you've got there ! 173 from a 2.0 litre engine is impressive ! Drive safe !
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Kim, a big welcome to you and your friend the Renault Clio out here . That is a super fun car. Enjoy your time on Team-bhp
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Hey Kim Welcome to T Bhp!! Enjoy your stay aheadcheers:
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lovely car kim! any 0-100 timings on your pocket rocket? for us her, the clio is an exotic. unless renault sees the sense and launches it in the premium hatch market! what about an ownership review?
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Ahhh... Nice to have a TBHPian with a Clio RS!!
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Old 29th March 2008, 19:20   #8
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That's a nice & well modded RS you have there Kim, love the wheels!! Welcome to the forum & may you indulge in some madness like we all do here!

Like your colleague said in one of his hilarious posts earlier, "What's sanity anyway!!" So being his supervisor, we expect more insanity from you!
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Old 29th March 2008, 22:09   #9
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Thanks for the warm welcome


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lovely car kim! any 0-100 timings on your pocket rocket? for us her, the clio is an exotic. unless renault sees the sense and launches it in the premium hatch market! what about an ownership review?
i've managed to copy some info from the net (sources: several Renault Sport/Clio fan sites)

The Hot-Hatch market was turned on its head when Renault launched the remarkable Clio RenaultSport 172 – the car that made ‘Va-Va-Voom’ a household phrase.
Oozing sports performance from it’s 2.0-litre 16-valve engine and with eye-catching good looks the RS remains one of the most phenomenal cars of its genre - the 0-62mph time of just seven seconds underlining the car’s credentials.
The low profile chassis and 16-inch alloys provided the clio with tremendous handling characteristics and, unlike its relative the Clio Renaultsport 172 Cup, it had the benefit of additions such as ABS and air-conditioning with a price tag under £15,000.
Combining road-going excellence with high levels of distinction the Clio RenaultSport maintained its lofty position in the fiercely-contested hot-hatch market throughout the whole time it was in production.

The Clio Sport has always been a powerful car, overcoming the Mini Cooper S (162 bhp), the Honda Civic V-tech (160 bhp) and the SEAT Ibiza Cupra R (180 bhp).

POINT and SQUIRT - High Performance Small Cars
Clio 172 Specification


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Size:  3.7 KB The little Clio 172 is a high performance car. With a two litre engine and variable valve timing tricks, a loony amount of power is available offering quite startling acceleration. Big brakes on chunky wheels, a tuned chassis and uprated suspension make for a challenging but thrilling drive.
Engine

Capacity: 1998cc - Cylinders: 4
Valves: 16 with Variable Valve Timing
Maximum power: 172 bhp DIN (at 6250 rpm)
Maximum torque: 200 Nm ISO (at 5400 rpm)

Brakes

Servo-assisted, diagonally split braking system with
ventilated disc brakes with ABS anti-lock braking system.

Suspension

Front: Mac Pherson struts.
Rear: Semi-independent trailing arms.

Tyres

Size and profile: 195/50/R15

Performance

0-100 kph / 0-62 mph: 6.8 secs
Maximum speed: 138 mph / 220 kph

Fuel Economy

Fuel tank: 11 gallons / 50 litres
Urban (cold): 26.9 mpg / 10.8 litres/100km
Extra-Urban: 44.1 mpg / 6.4 litres/100km
Combined: 35.8 mpg / 7.9 litres/100km
CO2 emission: 189 g

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Kim, welcome to Team BHP. Very impressive set of wheels you have there man. We need cars like the Clio on Indian roads.
Have a good stay here!
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Welcome to Team BHP! Have fun!
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Old 2nd April 2008, 00:21   #12
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Hmm.. yes, what can I say? I've known Kim for 4 years now and I can tell you she has "petrol in her veins"! Honestly, if I see her appoach in my rear mirror I'll make sure I let her pass... any man should, imho...

Besides a great friend & collegue, she's also very much into Yoga. Like I am
with a few other collegues... including my wife!

Kim loves to beat VW Golfs & Opel (GM) Astra's in a sprint. Needless to say
she wins most of the time...

One moment I'll, probably, always cherish.... is the moment I showed this
forum and the galleries to her... Yup. Team BHP certainly is different from
what we are used to in Europe! Love at first sight!

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Hey Kim,
TDR mentions you like beating Astras... i own a decade old one
Lovely car you got there, always wanted a Clio ever since i drove it in NFS. Small enough to zip through traffic and park in tight spots in Mumbai and handling like a sports car.

Just loved the engine bay picture and the huge rims. Just one quip though, the headlights are not looking good on the car. But then again, thats a personal choice & like TDR said, you love eating Astras
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welcome to the forum Kim, good to see u here and do expect a whole lot of replies to this threads.

i think it would be best for you to get a hang of the protocol of this forum as i feel you would want to stick here for a long time to come.

your car looks great and you have maintained it very well.

by the way , "ik ben gewoon aan het oeferen" speaking dutch.

klopt dat?

nog een prettige dag

see you around

take care

Mansi

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Old 2nd April 2008, 20:05   #15
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Thanks for all the compliments guys, you really make me feel at home here!

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One moment I'll, probably, always cherish.... is the moment I showed this
forum and the galleries to her... Yup. Team BHP certainly is different from
what we are used to in Europe! Love at first sight!
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hahaha, yes that sure was fun! when i saw those pictures i knew i had to sign up too, there are so many models and brands that aren't sold in europe! i'm checking the topics bit by bit (jeez,there are SO many!) and simply loving the pics and what you guys do with your cars tuningwise!


@ Xehaust: i'm actually glad that our tastes are different, otherwise we'd have less to talk about! i like my headlights, you like your Astra, but we both like our cars, and tuning! that's what's so fun about a forum like this!

@ Mansi: dat was heel goed, dank je wel en tot ziens hier op het forum! may i ask why your learning to spreak dutch? (i'm not curious, i just want to know everything!
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