DPJ's Silver Leon Cupra GT - no more.

DPJ

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Dec 13, 2004
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NN Yorks / Salento
www.seatcupra.net
This thread covers development of my Leon Cupra over five years.
It was supplied by the original dealer from new with the optional Carcept full bodykit. I'm the second owner of the car.

Click for the Silver Machine Slideshow - or many pics through this thread. Thanks for viewing - comments welcomed. :)


Thread Index.
Superleggeras fitted
MiniLeon
Neuspeed Rear ARB
RamAir and 4" CAI
Dual Exit Blueflame Turboback
Neuspeed Front ARB & Powerflex Wishbone bushes.
Croft Trackday April 07
Eliminator Install commences
The Full ATP Eliminator GT28RS Install thread
LCR Front arrives
A bit of Blue Silicon
KW Coilovers fitted (guide)
Porsche Big Reds
Tidied bay
On Awesome's Rollers
Customising an FR rear Bumper
The Rear Spoiler Debate (Photoshops)
Dieselgeek Shortshift Set
325bhp - at SCN v UKMKIV RR Day
362.3bhp - Motoscope Northallerton RR day (Dastek dyno)
Cadwell Park Trackday Nov 09
Water/Methanol boot tank and Safety system install
Fitting Powerflexed TT Quattro front suspension with new Neuspeed front ARB
Bare bum - the rear spoiler taken off
Dismantling commences
Bare-naked shell





Latest pictures:





Current Spec:

2002 Seat Leon Cupra 1.8T 20VT 6 speed

Exterior:
Originally Carcept fully body kit, but now with Leon Cupra R front bumper and Customised FR Rear bumper.
OZ Superleggera 8 x 18 wheels with Toyo T1-R 225/40 tyres.
Tinted windows
S2 aerial
Fabia rear wiper
Aero front wipers
Dubmeister pressed plates (no longer permanently fitted)

Interior
Standard black leather interior with electric seats
Nomad Pillar
Garrett boost gauge
Motor Meter oil temperature gauge
CG Lock


Suspension & Handling
TT Quattro Front hub assemblies (lower bottom balljoints)
TT Quattro wishbones
TT Quattro droplinks
Neuspeed front and rear ARBs
Powerflex front suspension bushes.
Powerflex steering rack bush.
S3 lower front brace
S3 upper strut brace
KW Variant 2 Coilovers
Hughes Engineering rear strut brace
11mm spacers behind front discs
15mm Eibach Pro spacers rear
Density Line Track density motor, transmission & dogbone mounts.

Braking
Porsche 993 Twin Turbo 'Big Red' front brake Calipers
341 x 32 grooved front discs
Goodridge braided hoses
Galfer Tuning rear discs with Galfer 1055 pads.
Motul RBF600 racing Brake fluid

Engine & Transmission
Metal impellor water pump
ECS Tuning Ultimate 1.8T Timing Belt Kit
Forge 007 recirc valve (reversed)
Genesis 550cc injectors
NGK BKR8EIX plugs
Walbro inline additional fuel pump
ATP GT28RS Eliminator turbo (Clicky for the self-installation thread )
ATP exhaust Manifold
Custom 80mm Turbo Inlet Pipe incorporating (own design) 'TeaPot' insert
Jetex open cone filter.
LCR MAF housing with LC MAF element
Custom (own design) 'Omega' shifter cable bracket (bridging tip)
Forge LCR single pass intercooler
Customised Proalloy/Forge intercooler pipework
Snow boost controlled water/methanol injection
Pipewerx custom 3" downpipe with 100 cell cat.
Blueflame custom catback SS exhaust with dual exits.
Revo Stage 3 remap
Manual boost controller bypassing N75
Secondary Air system removed and resistored
N249 removed and resistored
PCV removed and resistored
EVAP removed and resistored
Servo Vacuum hose rerouted.
Dieselgeek.com Sigma 6 speed Short Shift Kit (front-back and side-side)
Motul 300V Power 5W-40 Racing lubricant
 
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nick radwell

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Nov 12, 2004
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thats good my dealer says the carcept kit is seat approved and if fitted by them covered under the seat warranty good huh! also i like the rear boot spoiler was that hard to fit and does if effect the rear viewing at all?
ps. how much was the painting trying to find somewhere for some jobs on mine?
 

DPJ

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Dec 13, 2004
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NN Yorks / Salento
www.seatcupra.net
Nick, mine was fitted by the dealer when the car was new so I can't answer the question I'm afraid. I recently had the front spoiler repaired, remounted and resprayed for £130.00 (not by the dealer)

No officer, the rear spoiler does not affect my rear view in any way. (But I could do with a rear view mirror two inches above the existing one - AND one two inches below. :whistle: )
 

dannyk

leon cupra
Oct 3, 2004
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Aberdeen
DPJ said:
I agree Danny - but the overall diameter would be the same :confused: I'd still have the same space between the top of the tyres and my arches............
Not really as that depends on the wheel size and tyre profile, ie if you have a 15" wheel with a 55mm tyre on it the overall height of the wheel would be 500mm, but a 18" wheel with a 45mm tyre on it would be 540mm. etc etc.

If you know what i mean!!!

Cheers

Danny
 

DPJ

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Dec 13, 2004
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NN Yorks / Salento
www.seatcupra.net
dannykennard said:
Not really as that depends on the wheel size and tyre profile, ie if you have a 15" wheel with a 55mm tyre on it the overall height of the wheel would be 500mm, but a 18" wheel with a 45mm tyre on it would be 540mm. etc etc.

If you know what i mean!!!

Cheers

Danny
Yes - I know what you mean, but changing the overall height by 40mm would put the speedo out quite significantly. :blink:
 

dannyk

leon cupra
Oct 3, 2004
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Aberdeen
true but no too much, i would say to lower it but the i think you might loose the front and rear bumpers!!!

Mine bellies out when going up my drive if i have passangers and thats with out the lower valances!!
 

DPJ

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Dec 13, 2004
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www.seatcupra.net
Thanks Danny! I'm gradually coming round to accepting it would be ok to have my speedo under-reading by 5% or 6%. I think I could live with that.

I would be happy if the car was say half an inch higher but I wouldn't want to raise its centre of gravity more than 3/4". I therefore need to look into what tyre sizes are available that would fit in with this oversizing. I'd be interested to know if anyone else has gone down this route.

Here's a pic without wheels.... :D
 

goosey

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Interested to see you're wearing the same rims as I have. Have not seen any others previously and can't figure out what they are. Front nearside has seen some kerbing action so I might be looking to replace that one. Do you know what model they are?

Cheers

Goosey
 

DPJ

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Dec 13, 2004
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NN Yorks / Salento
www.seatcupra.net
goosey said:
Interested to see you're wearing the same rims as I have. Have not seen any others previously and can't figure out what they are. Front nearside has seen some kerbing action so I might be looking to replace that one. Do you know what model they are?

Cheers

Goosey
Hi Goosey - The Sport Rader wheels were a SEAT supplied option and were fitted at new by the dealer (as was the bodykit). Would you be interested in 4?
 
please put some bigger rims on :)

Other then that I love the kit, but seriously, atleast some 18"s and an uprated and lowered suspension kit.

It would finish it off and make it look spot on!
 
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goosey

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DPJ said:
Hi Goosey - The Sport Rader wheels were a SEAT supplied option and were fitted at new by the dealer (as was the bodykit). Would you be interested in 4?
They're only 16" and I'd like to fit 17" or 18" as you would yourself so I'm not likely to be in the market fo 4 I'm afraid. One I could do but that will be as much use to you as a chocolate fireguard I suspect.

Thanks for info on origin though.
 
EBC Brakes Direct - picture of brake discs and pads