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Renault 5 GT Turbo / Re: Rear bumper fitting
« on: 12:49, Thu 29 November 2012 »
Quote from: "Ash-Lee"
Panel gaps aren't exactly consistent.  :lol:

I gave up trying to line up my front bumper with the indicators and front grill etc. Have you already removed the rear bumper? It might be that the rear bumper mounts at the rear arches have rotted away that's a common problem.

Yes I've already removed it and there's no rust.. just wrongly placed holes  :)

I think thats the only solution to get it properly lined..

Renault 5 GT Turbo / Rear bumper fitting
« on: 10:18, Wed 28 November 2012 »
Do they all fit that badly ?

I was planning on removing the plastic pins (cutting them rather then remove them, cos the torx screws are all rusted and won't turn) and drill new holes so that the corner of the bumper fits as it should to the arch. Also fabricate new lower bumper brackets and remove the plastic blocks.

What do you think ?

Will it be a problem as I'm running 195x50x15 tyres and lowered -30 ? as its already close as it is but I reckon it shouldn't as the bumper will rise by about 10mm

General Chat / Crown wheel removal
« on: 21:08, Sat 04 August 2012 »
How do I remove the crown wheel off my diff ?

Do I heat the ring (try not to heat the rest) and it should pop out with some hammering ?

Has anyone ever done this ? is it a pain to do ?

Thanks  :D

Your cars / Re: Renault 5 campus from Malta
« on: 19:50, Fri 03 August 2012 »
niceeee ! keepin the local scene aliveeee  :wink:

General Chat / Re: Gear Ratios & Final Drives
« on: 19:22, Mon 09 July 2012 »
anyone ?!

General Chat / Gear Ratios & Final Drives
« on: 13:20, Thu 05 July 2012 »
Has anyone ever messed with these by interchanging parts from other gearboxes ??

I found this manual ( ) and it shows the gear and differential ratios for all JB3 gearboxes...

Now, basically I would like to lower my gears and I though I'd start by using the differential crown wheel and main shaft from another gearbox, which obviously has a lower final drive. I was looking at the manual and I found that the JB3 009 / 014 / 032 (these are the GTT gearboxes) have a 3.73 final drive and gear ratios : (1) 3.09 , (2) 1.84 , (3) 1.32 , (4) 0.97 , (5) 0.76.

While the JB3 048 (clio 16v) has a 4.2 final drive and identical gear ratios apart from 5th gear which is a little bit higher.

Last time I drove a 16v it felt completely the opposite; very high gears and a large difference between 1st and 2nd gear.

What gearbox can I use or else what crown wheel and main shaft can I fit into my gearbox to get lower gears ? (actually at the moment I have a gearbox from a R5 GTX which is very similar to the GTT but a little bit higher & I run a volvo engine, if that makes any difference)

give us the link, NOW !  :lol:  :lol:  :lol:

General Chat / Re: B18FT forged pistons
« on: 19:20, Tue 05 June 2012 »
Quote from: "markey mark (bd)"
They don't look bad at all mate, i'll looking to have some 83mm pistons made for my new engine so might be worth me looking into them

I think they can make different bore sizes too.. worth sending them a message ! They seemed very helpful too

General Chat / B18FT forged pistons
« on: 18:40, Sun 27 May 2012 »
Hi guys,

I just found a company that can make pistons for the B18FT. They're made by JE.pistons and they have anti-friction coated skirts and ceramic coated domes. They can be made to any compression ratio too. They cost $850 + p&p ( = 550 + p&p ). If anyone is interested you can contact them guys through their facebook page --->

Look at them, what a beaut !!

General Chat / Re: Phantom Grip LSD kits ???
« on: 13:28, Wed 16 May 2012 »
Quote from: "Ridgeback"
Being a 2 way,it's going to be a bit clonky,but if you can live with that on a daily basis and it's as good as they say,then it's a bargain.

I only use the car on Sundays and the odd hillclimb or sprint events (haven't got any tracks here in Malta  :( ) so that wouldn't really bother

General Chat / Re: Doors question
« on: 21:57, Mon 14 May 2012 »
Quote from: "dj_craig_"
No mate the torx bit type have bigger holes than the roll pin type so you would need to drill the hindge on the car to take the bigger pins

Just drill the hinge on the car to the diameter of the torx using a common drill ?

Have you done this ?

Ohh and thanks for the reply  :wink:

General Chat / Doors question
« on: 19:08, Mon 14 May 2012 »
At the moment mine are the split pin type (always have been so), but I've managed to find 2 literally brand new doors which are the torx type.

Question is, is it a straight swap ?

General Chat / Phantom Grip LSD kits ???
« on: 15:03, Sun 13 May 2012 »
Has anyone ever tried one of these kits ??

The kit costs only $299 + p&p .. and if it works as good as they claim it does, it would be well worth the money !

Other Renaults / Re: B18ft tuning and living with
« on: 11:57, Tue 10 April 2012 »
I'd keep the original recirculating dump valve as an atmospheric one would dump air which has already been read by the air flow meter, which gives idle and fueling problems over time.

If you want a cheap and very effective performance modification, look for a 'richmod' ECU. The 480 turbo has 2 ECU's, one with a metal casing and another with a plastic casing. The 'richmod' would be the plastic one. Basically it is a standard ECU with unrestricted boost limit and a better fuel - ignition map. A guy named Richard on the volvo480 forum used to do these mods, but he doesn't any more. First you have to check what colour is the sticker on your ECU and then try to find one which has been already modified. I must say, it is difficult.

@ 1 bar boost pressure, on a completely standard engine, it can easily increase power from 120bhp (factory) to 165 - 175bhp

Your cars / Re: Renault 5 1.7 GTT
« on: 20:11, Sun 11 March 2012 »
Thanks  :D

Quote from: "300+5=love"
that looks well sweet! you've done an amazing job on the front mount, is the blue carpet from a williams?

No, its from a R5 GTX

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