Cupra R -18 ”The Unlimited”

Crille88

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First of, Hi :)
Should have started this months ago. Now the car is almost finished.. or is it?? ;) ;)

Presentation of me,
My name is Cristian, im 31 years old from sweden.

And then the Car.
The Cupra R Limited Edition nr 496.
Bought it in september 2018,
before that i had a 2016 Megane RS 275.




Started of with a ZIPtuning stage1 map.
Folowed by a 3” downpipe with sportscat
Also threw away the conti that came with the car for some Cup2
Took care of the too small tailpipes with some bigger ones moved them further out.



In January i had the car on dyno, setup was
• Stage1 software
• 3”downpipe
• Airfilter and snowgrate removed
Result: 320hp/480nm @Wheels. 365hp/540nm @engine


Following months i installed the forge airbox, hose and turboinlet


The Wagner Competition Intercooler


Sachs Performance Sinter Clutch


And my lovely best friend, the TTE535


With the upgraded HPFP and a very good map the result was 475hp and torque Limited for now at around 550nm.
Need to get a catback exhaust before crossing the Holy 500+. Should be very soon ;)

Mapping Done by BSR Sweden
 
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Jimbobcook

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What a beast!

I'll be following this!

Once you've hit 500 do you think you'll be stopping or any further plans?

You'll have to get a video up of the dyno run when the new exhaust it on.

Good work!
 

Legojon

I only wanted a remap
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Love those tailpipes! They welded on (not covers)?
 
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Crille88

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What a beast!

I'll be following this!

Once you've hit 500 do you think you'll be stopping or any further plans?

You'll have to get a video up of the dyno run when the new exhaust it on.

Good work!
I dont think more power is needed, so i will focus on other bits and most important.. to savage some Porsche on track

I do have this with current setup
 

Crille88

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Time to update again!

After the Exhaust was changed i drove the car on same map until the beginning of 2020, then the car was back in the dyno for a map tweak.
End result is 470hp 520nm at the hubs (rototest)
Green graph is before the tweak, but with the new exhaust.


And a short clip from dyno pull

For now that is enough, since its fwd and manual :D

Decided to go for a more tracktool/daily look.
So i replaced the seats to be able to use a 4point harness and installed a rear strut brace, painted in the copper colour.
next up is a weicher rollcage, will be painted copper aswell.



I think that it may be some kind of chassi modifications on the list to.
But not decided if i am to go with just lowering springs or a coilover setup

I would also like to ask for some help, maybe i need to post in another forum..

For the seatairbag, can someone tell me exactly wich resistor and how to install to get
rid of the warning and light, Thanks :D :D

Ending this update post with some pics from my Nürburgring trip back in september.
Epic is an understatment!




 

billman

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Awesome car! The rear strut brace is the BAF Motorsport one? Impressions about it? Noticeable differences regarding handling?
 
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