Aidan's Mk2 Leon Cupra

Aidanr97

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Been meaning to get a proper decat pipe now for a while, eventually wanting some more power so it's a must as I was running the stock downpipe with just the cats hollowed out.

Anyway managed to get the popular tfsi 3" downpipe from eBay for £100 (they list it at £120 but everyone says they accept £100 which they did)

Happy days it turned up, decent quality for £100, the Flexi pipe isn't very flexible though 😂 it didn't cause any problems in all honesty and the welding wasn't bad either so set about fitting it. For me it's not so bad as I have a lift so took apart the intake and heat shield, loosened off two downpipe bolts, unplugged the top O2 sensor and got underneath and loosened off the other 2 bolts. Loosened the clamp at the end of the mid section and dropped the old downpipe down.

New one went in along with a new oem turbski to downpipe gasket from TPS and all went together pretty nicely, no fitment issues and clamped it all together and used a bit of exhaust paste in the clamps to ensure it was sealed good.

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Sounds a bit louder than before and the burbles are more enhanced but driving nicely it's still fairly quiet, the tone has changed a little though.

I'll be doing some more modification to the rear section of the exhaust so the tone will change but it's pretty nice for now especially for a £100 pipe and an hour and 30mins of my time to fit it
 
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Leeoncupra

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I want one , but with my backbox delete I'm worried itd be too loud now and drone

I've smashed the precat out the OEM downpipe

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300bhpdaily

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Been a busy few days on the cupra, I decided to treat myself to a Welly cooler, I went for the creations motorsports kit as we have a dealership with them through the company so get a few quid off.

It's the standard size "Welly cooler" core (600x300x76) along with the pipe kit and bayonet coupler. It was a pretty hard install in all honesty, I wouldn't want to do another 😂 but it's all in now and the cars seems to be pulling stronger all over and is more noticeable top end when before it was gasping for cool air.

Started off by removing the front bumper which is a relatively easy job, and lifted up the car to disconnect the old piping. On the old discharge pipe you need to keep the smaller green o ring to put on the bayonet coupler which attaches on to the discharge pipe!
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Mine was perfectly fine once I cleaned it up and I smoke tested it which it passed!

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I Ihen started chopping up the crash bar, this process was pretty long as it's just trial and error, I also had to cut the front of the rad pack support so the intercooler could sit more flush against the air con rad. Also had to move the air temp sensor and bend the horns out of the way.

I managed to get the intercooler to sit behind the crashbar and made a little bracket to hold it in place,
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I had some old brackets for tube lights which worked perfectly so drilled a hole and nut + bolted them in place,
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also it's a fairly tight fit behind the crash bar so the intercooler is pretty solid.

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The pipework is difficult to connect up, probably the hardest part. Some people Tig weld pipe to the original discharge pipe which if I could Tig weld and had spare pipe I would have done. Unfortunately had to make do with the coupler and as mentioned just takes a super long time and patience to get the pipes in. The other side (charge) was a breeze.

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Once I'd got it all fitted up was pretty hard to get the front bumper on, had to wriggle the horns around, the one on the right I mounted it the opposite way so it was out the way, and left side I just moved till it wasn't fouling the fog light housing. Also had to take off the air duct and bracket, I probably could of made that fit with enough effort but in all honesty I just wanted the car back together and instead I put the cold air feed for my intake there instead ( the black pipe to the right of the shiny one)

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After cutting the plastics out at the bottom inside of the front bumper and messing around with the headlight washer hoses I finally managed to get it back together.

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Thank God for that never doing a Welly cooler again 😂😂

So worth it though ;)

And whilst I had it up on the ramp it'd be rude not to do a quick oil and oil filter change :)

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Hi mate how is this intercooler getting on since fitted have you had any problems with The ac not blowing as cold etc? Or engine temps gone up as it’s blocking the rad? Only reason I ask is I’m thinking of ordering the same one from them as it seems to be the same setup as the dynodaze one sept for creation make there coolers them selfs.
Any feed back would be greatly appreciated mate. Thankyou.
 

Aidanr97

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Nov 25, 2018
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Hi mate how is this intercooler getting on since fitted have you had any problems with The ac not blowing as cold etc? Or engine temps gone up as it’s blocking the rad? Only reason I ask is I’m thinking of ordering the same one from them as it seems to be the same setup as the dynodaze one sept for creation make there coolers them selfs.
Any feed back would be greatly appreciated mate. Thankyou.
Hi bud, intercooler has been absolutely spot on so far, car always feels quick now where as before intake temps were high enough for it to pull timing. The pipes are an absolute pita to fit, lots of trimming and test fitting required but the kit as a whole is well made! Not really tested AC to be honest, think I had it on once the week it was warm and seemed plenty cold enough, and no high water temps too :)
 

300bhpdaily

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Hi bud, intercooler has been absolutely spot on so far, car always feels quick now where as before intake temps were high enough for it to pull timing. The pipes are an absolute pita to fit, lots of trimming and test fitting required but the kit as a whole is well made! Not really tested AC to be honest, think I had it on once the week it was warm and seemed plenty cold enough, and no high water temps too :)
Thanks for the reply mate. Glad to hear it’s going well I’ve got mine now im planning on fitting it tomorrow if it’s not raining all day outside mine. I have seen they make brackets to remove the old cooler too which I am going to order but I want to fit this one in place first as I need the box out the way lol 😂
 
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