I daily drive a Seat Ibiza 6j 2010 1.6 petrol (105hp) that has 256mm (stock) front disc breaks which Is not enough for me.
I have tried stock disc with various pad combo's and the second I hit some back road's I experience excessive brake fade and spongy break pedal,
I flushed my break...
I see that there is a new magazine starting up which is looking to give away free subscriptions. It covers track and race cars, track tips, tech stuff and circuit guides. Looks like a quality publication and it's based on a free-subscription model.
Track Driver incorporating Circuit Driver...
hey everyone, i am about to replace another two tyres due to just finding out i need new track rod ends, stupid car, it feels so bad to drive at the moment and i wanted to find out after replacing these and the tyres and then getting the tracking and alignment done, what else should i consider...
Well as i seem to be the computer nerd at the moment, this is the addition to the Barmy Army Track Toys:
Really good spec
Twin Dellorto 45 DHLA's
Full stainless system (single box)
New coil and starter motor
309 GTI bottom arms...
I;ve done 2 ring visits since buying the Ibiza back in Novemeber, The cupra was bought really to give me some cheap running ( which compared tot he mini its rediculously low running costs) but also so that when i do cruise over to the ring i can do som cheaply ( as i do about 10 visits a...
Getting a new Ibiza 1.6TDI CR. Haven't had much time to do research but anyone here got one? What did you like/not like about it? Also do you think getting ESP and the 17" alloys is a good option or will it ruin the ride somewhat?
Finally what are the common problems with the mk5...
Im having trouble removing the track rod end from the hub, i removed the nut but still not budging from the hub? any suggestions done a search but nothing :(
also im changing the top mount bushes, but im a bit confused, am i missing some thing? :confused:
Got it from gsf (as i wanted it...
Hey all, been on here a few months, but not really had much chance to take photos etc. Took the cupra to a track day at bedford autodrome, utterly amazing fun. Even though it was wet, if anything it made it even more fun. Only real hairy moment was when a caterham did 720 degree spin out in...
Hardly have any photos of it, but thought i'd start a topic now i've actually started to go somehwere with it. So here it is, my 2005 Leon Cupra R :)
Neuspeed P-Flo Induction Kit
Powerflex DBM Bushes
KW V1 Coilovers
Alpine iDA - X305 Head Unit
Any ideas how to do this?
Used a massive breaker bar to undo the nut but now I can't get the threaded part of the track rod end out of the hub. Even with a metal mallet and by jacking the wishbone up.
It's only to change the steering rack gaitor as it's in about 3...
I thought i would start a thread on my car and the progress i am making with it or the lack of lol. Anyway the car was bought by my friend a few years ago as a non runner, he got it up and running and was using it as a road car, i bought the car off him and have started turning it back into a...
Well as some of you have read, we recently sold one of our Pug 205's with a hope of buying a Turbo Car giving us more power etc etc.
Well we were offered a Black Skoda Octavia VRS, which ticked all the right boxes, so we did the deal and the Skoda was ours.
We were pleasantly surprised, it...
Ok, been a bit of revelation for me this going back to a diesel. But the weekend showed that the cupra is super capable and that yes a diesel is surprisingly well suited to the nurburgring, in fact very well suited as the boxster S i was pushing round ( until he lost it trying too hard) will...
I vowed about 2 years ago never to run a track day in the ibiza again. but recently i have been getting p**sed off eith all the "lotus fairies" going on over here that they have the best cars in the world blah blah blah.
my goal is:
one final trackday.
drop all of the...
Hello everybody.I'm Vlad.I'm from Romania and this is my Ibiza.It's a 2006 model with the facelift,1.2 l 70 BHP.List of modifications so far: 16" OZ Ultraleggera rims,K&N Air filter,V-MAXX coilover suspention,Dectane tail lights,Leon Cupra gear knob,FR honeycomb grils,Cupra R bumper...
Does anyone have any info on whether I should vary my tyre pressures on my 08 Cupra for track-day circuit laps ? :confused:
I suspect they might need to be harder than for std road use, but anyone with experience / data on this, - can you help ?