Paul Hicklin's Renault Clio
by Adam McPeake
If you hear french car and run for the hills, stop for a second and check this out...
We've seen the progress on this white Clio for a good few months now, last year we even snapped it at some shows we attended - but since then Paul has been hard at work making some finishing touches.
Paul, another member of NI Euro, surprise surprise has got him self a Rayvern Hydraulics' Air ride setup with Weitec rear shock absorbers, custom made Avon front struts and Firestone bags & compressor. As well as a colour coded 3 Gallon Air tank which has been mounted above a pretty sweet JL Audio sound system. Then to control all this he's got his analogue gauges and switches mounted in the centre console for easy access.
The first thing you notice when you look at this car is the wheels! Paul has ditched his old Lensos and went for WFSU inspired custom fitted 16" BBS RS.
- 16 x 8.5 ( 2.5" dish ), ET12 195/40R16 on the Front
- 16 x 9.0 ( 3.0" dish ), ET23 215/35R16 on the Rear
A lot of other work has also been done to the car, with a Genuine Renault SX bodykit, custom front bumper with continued rubstrip across number plate recess and smoothed towing eye cover, custom rear bumper with rubstrips removed, black wing mirrors, a bee sting aerial and vinyl textured black pillars.
And in the Bass department, this wee Clio is rocking a Pioneer AVH-P5900 Flip-out DVD headunit, Bass controller and a badass JL Audio amp & 2 JL Audio subs.
It's worth noting that we will have a short video up from this shoot durning the week, oh and durning this shoot, we where moved on twice by the local Harbour Police - the first ones nice, the second not so nice.
Owner : Paul Hicklin
Photos : James Preston / Adam McPeake / Robbie Donaldson
Words : Adam McPeake
Drivers / Help : Jack Abernethy / Ricky Tsang