i think the spoiler looks great Dave , what was total cost with purchase/paint and fitting . I'm looking add the same to my leon .added FR Bumper thanks to SerenMotors (dave), Aero Spoiler Fitter, Painted the Brakes Red and the usual shine polish err still missing dressing
painted the cali's with a tiny art brush took 1 one day for the front and 1 day for the rear (it got boring...) savage brake paint in red from ebay good stuff no dripping just a pot already mixed.
autoglym metal polish then poor boys wheel sealant for the wheels...
All good more to come soon I'll get some good pictures soon off to brecon this weekend
Hello guys, first of all sorry for posting in this thread since dave.c has changed his car this might b awkward but none the less interesting for 1.4 TFSI CAX owners as i have some nice info to share about this little firebreather of an engine.
First of all, this engine may be equipped with a mouse size turbocharger, but its a Mitsubishi unit, so its performance oriented, spins at 220k+ rpm and can therefor be upgraded.
What i did was give the turbo to a tuning company which turned it into a hybrid unit, upgrading the cold side with larger compressor wheel, and they also threw in a ceramic coating on the hot side(exhaust turbine and exhaust manifold, yes they cannot be separated, the turbo/manifold).
All i can say the result blew off any of the expectations i had, the engine pulls literally like a madman.The car had a remap done by a german tuner before it had the turbo upgraded so it was kinda already chipped when i took it, but didn't had what it needed in term of correct mappings, and still performed like this without any limp mode or any problems whatsoever.Just to give you a idea, when i went to make logs with the chiptuner again, the car in the state i described as pullin like a madman was peaking 0.8 bar boost whereas with the stock turbo it peaked 1.1 and wasn't even close to the performance after the turbo upgrade.In essence the turbo is circulating much more airmass at lower boost pressures, and keep in mind it can now witstand 1.4 bar overboost and 0.65bar at redline; whereas the stock turbo was giving around 0.09 after 6000rpm, at the redline it was most like 0 boost pressure. Now for those wondering i haven't had a chance to dyno it yet, Monday next week i need to go and test a couple of custom maps and see what fits best so ill prolly let you know bout the end of next week about any numbers.
Aye, most interesting part, the turbo upgrade took way less then the price of a new oem replacement turbo on that can b found on ebay.
Engine wise, the car only has uprated diverter valve, the D model, and a K&N original box filter, no work done to the exhaust whatsoever nor to the intake, i predicting around 200hp ~ and a fair bit over 300 nm, as the clutch signals now ;P.