Frayz’s Inferno orange 182 - Back in the old flame

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Was it worth the money and how aggressive is it?
For a road car that also sees track, it’s a perfect fit and forget solution. No additional NVH or clonking or routine maintenance. For an all out race car a Gripper is probably preferred as it’s a plate type diff that can be preloaded to your requirements. But they do require routine maintenance and clonk about at low speed.

I’d say adding the Quaife was one of the best things you can do to a Clio. It can be felt and is beneficial at all speeds. Even just pulling out of wet junctions or roundabouts is much safer. Wheel control at the limit is now totally predictable and you can get on the gas so much sooner. I’m so used to my diff now, I forget it’s there. But without question, one of the best purchases I’ve made for the car.
 
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Had them in plenty of cars but never went aftermarket and was wanting to hear that it wasn't noisy or pulling everywhere. It sounds like what I'm after
 
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Cambelt needed next year so might get engine out and get everything done in one.
 
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Cambelt needed next year so might get engine out and get everything done in one.
That’s what I did.

Belts, water pump, front & rear main seals as well as having the sump off to be checked and re sealed. New clutch, rebuilt box and diff all at the same time. May aswell take advantage of getting as much done as possible.
 
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A Quaife LSD in the Trophy is awesome! Highly recommended. I have a refurbished gearbox complete with Quaife LSD (never used)... :ROFLMAO:

EDIT: The Quaife has never been used, the gearbox obvs is refurbed!
 
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Why has it not been used?
A long story mate! It was due to go in my latest build but after being screwed over by a specialist (again) the build ended and it is just sat waiting to be sold. Along with about 15 grands worth of other high-end components. :(
 
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A long story mate! It was due to go in my latest build but after being screwed over by a specialist (again) the build ended and it is just sat waiting to be sold. Along with about 15 grands worth of other high-end components. :(
Can you not just fit the box anyway?
Surely that will still complement the standard car?
 
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Can you not just fit the box anyway?
Surely that will still complement the standard car?
When the build fell through I was going to sell the Trophy and somebody wanted the gearbox and diff. I bought another standard gearbox and put that in the Trophy so the buyer could have my newly rebuilt and newly LSD'd gearbox. He backed out. I just cannot be bothered to swap them around again as the car already owes me almost half the cost of my GT4! Nobody wanted the custom-built engine either (too expensive) so that has been taken apart. :( Just sick of the whole thing really, hence the reason to return it to standard. (Sorry, hijacking your thread!)
 
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When the build fell through I was going to sell the Trophy and somebody wanted the gearbox and diff. I bought another standard gearbox and put that in the Trophy so the buyer could have my newly rebuilt and newly LSD'd gearbox. He backed out. I just cannot be bothered to swap them around again as the car already owes me almost half the cost of my GT4! Nobody wanted the custom-built engine either (too expensive) so that has been taken apart. :( Just sick of the whole thing really, hence the reason to return it to standard. (Sorry, hijacking your thread!)
It’s okay mate, I too have experienced your road traveled and it’s an incredibly tough one. Both financially and emotionally, as you know, it’s the reason I broke the Impreza. That could have paid for a new GT3!!

I just think for something like a gearbox of which is a known quantity, I’d be fitting it and enjoying it.
Certainly keeping it for a rainy day or if your ever developed a fault and needed to be dropped out.

When I fitted my diff, I done exactly that, bought another box that was freshly rebuilt with a new Quaife in it.
My original box is still perfectly useable and wrapped up in the corner of the garage for a rainy day.

A proper diff makes such an enjoyable difference to even a standard car and can be enjoyed at all speeds.
Food for thought maybe?
 
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I just think for something like a gearbox of which is a known quantity, I’d be fitting it and enjoying it.
Certainly keeping it for a rainy day or if your ever developed a fault and needed to be dropped out.

When I fitted my diff, I done exactly that, bought another box that was freshly rebuilt with a new Quaife in it.
My original box is still perfectly useable and wrapped up in the corner of the garage for a rainy day.

A proper diff makes such an enjoyable difference to even a standard car and can be enjoyed at all speeds.
Food for thought maybe?
Yeah - I hear you mate. It does make sense as the LSD just works so well on these cars. I'm just fed up of the whole saga though really. I'd rather sell it and put the money towards my GT4 upkeep, or even towards the costs of actually putting my Trophy back to standard. Or I might even put the money towards a new car as we have decided to sell our modified Abarth 595.

The LSD certainly suits the Trophy and the roads that are local to me wouldn't see the LSD wasted. But despite how good the Trophy is... I'm mostly going to take the GT4 given the choice. A standard Trophy (with fresh bushes, suspension, etc.) is still a pretty capable thing and I'll happily take that. :)

If you ever want to sell the diff let me know.
It is for sale mate. I just haven't bothered posting it up as I got fed up of time wasters and people offering unrealistic amounts! The only problem is that it is currently with my mechanic in the East Midlands. And I'm based in south Wales.
 
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So i was updating my car service Exel sheet this morning.
Last year might have been an awful year for many, but the litlle Clio got a whole lot of love in 2020. biggrin.gif
Hopefully good for a few more miles yet smile.gif

2020
Fuel filler/rear arch paint works at Spikes Vintage Resto13/01/2020
Recaro Pole Position seats/Jon Fos VBD bases28/01/2020
New front grille diamond20/03/2020
New Skoda Fabia splitter20/03/2020
AST 5100 dampers / stainless ABS brackets28/03/2020
PMS solid topmounts & strut brace28/03/2020
New genuine rear topmounts28/03/2020
PMS 10mm rear spacers04/04/2020
PMS 75mm/68mm stud/nut kit04/04/2020
Speedline 2118 / Toyo R888s04/04/2020
Oil /filter & pollen filter06/04/2020
PAS switch06/04/2020
HEL stainless braided hoses & RBF 600 fluid06/04/2020
New Nissen radiator + Renault Type D coolant07/04/2020
New header tank07/04/2020
Powerflex black lower arm bushes08/04/2020
New inner track rod ends08/04/2020
New Northloop RCC hubs / front wheel bearings, bottom ball joints track rod ends08/04/2020
Rear chassis panel paint/protection/Dynax09/04/2020
New Denso AC condenser15/04/2020
New Bosch front ABS sensors x217/04/2020
APD matched inlets, engine bay paint & new fuel rail o-rings22/04/2020
Rear inner sill, paint, protect, Dynax27/04/2020
New genuine OEM fuse box housing16/05/2020
Pagid RS29 - Brembo HC front discs/pads26/05/2020
Pagid RS4-2 - Renault rear discs/pads26/05/2020
4x new NGK spark plugs03/06/2020
4x new genuine Marelli injectors03/06/2020
Clubsport boot carpet09/06/2020
2x new genuine driveshafts & gearbox oil11/06/2020
Brake cooling ducts fitted14/06/2020
New OEM Cup centre caps / Turini wheel refurb - Silver22/06/2020
New Nissen AC drier23/06/2020
Baseline Dyno Run @ Engine Dynamics (178.1bhp -157.7lbsft)03/07/2020
New VIN decals05/07/2020
Orbisoud exhaust system06/07/2020
New genuine bonnet latch06/08/2020
Pro AM Exhaust mounts21/08/2020
Pure Motorsport Exhaust21/08/2020
Evo Corse X3MA wheels - Wheel nuts10/09/2020
Pure Motorsport Sump guard21/09/2020
PowerFlex ARB bushes12/11/2020
New OEM bonnet catch08/12/2020
Heater matrix check & Coolant (Renault Type D)28/12/2020
Oil/Filter28/12/2020
 
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