I was thinking the same...Standalone or Piggy Back?
You would be a project pathfinder for sure.Not an issue about money not because I'm throwing the money at it but I've access to the parts (including the engine and lsd gearbox) already for 'good' money through a friend who had similar plans. I have a donor car that may become a track day tool. From what I read, the rs250 engine is a modified 225 engine. Therefore 'should' fit. My thinking is the 250 engine mapped already gives you close to 300bhp. Bits and pieces, easy 325bhp. I also have Gotec from previous project. If it all fits......
Has he been banned too Naith ?????right, i asked nicely, points have been handed out and infractions too. Anymore of this attitude and people will start getting bans, the forum rules are clear, not our issue if you dont bother to read them or adhere to them.... posts have been deleted and the thread cleaned up.
neither myself nor other mods want to log onto a site we have spent many a year on and enjoyed to clean peoples bitching and crap up.
feel free to crack on guys about the subject matter.
back on track. I am sure your the first one to attempt this and I think you have already answered most of your question in the above post.Ok. Like most RS, the blocks are similar externally. Thats why the same block has being fitted in clio 172, 182 and most recently a meg r26 in a 197 (including gearbox). Just read....Under Renault Sport, the RS 250’s twin scroll turbocharger squeezes a whopping 250bhp and 340Nm of torque out of its 2.0-litre 16-valve engine. Although using the same block with the older R26, 25% of the RS 250’s engine components are new, among them intake ports, reinforced pistons and conrods, sodium-cooled valves and piston ring carrier.......
The two engines look similar and appear to mount the same. Gearbox comes with lsd but the hubs are different. I'm guessing I'll need new driveshafts to fit existing hubs, hybrid shafts maybe? Ecu will remain standard but I'll use a piggyback system to manage engine. This is a interesting project, costs are low has I've inherented the parts to date for less than 1000 and if nothing else keeps me out of the wifes way. Working with garage who's had many feature cars and an auto-electrician who's mated looms and fitted various management systems.
The question was simply to find out if anyone had done this yet but it would appear might be the first. The last time I looked a rs250 cost 20k. Also the costs of forgin' a r26, will be less than the cost of the project. Looked at rs250 forum, map alone 300bhp. Exhaust, filter, decat and intercooler = 325bhp.