what did you and your mk3 leon do today

Bluepower

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Installed the dogbone insert and MTS coilover set this weekend. Although I've put the front struts spring bearer half-way up the strut, the cars is at the same height(on the passenger side even a tad higher) then on the OEM strut/spring set. I'm letting the springs settle for a week, will then adjust the springs a lot lower..
As for the dogbone insert: gear shifts(DQ200) are a lot smoother, but I'm getting a little vibration a low speeds due to the lack of dampening of the OEM rubber insert.. not sure if I can ignore that enough to not remove the insert again...
 

Puddle Surfer

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Today I took it to the beach
 

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H Rafiq

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Installed the dogbone insert and MTS coilover set this weekend. Although I've put the front struts spring bearer half-way up the strut, the cars is at the same height(on the passenger side even a tad higher) then on the OEM strut/spring set. I'm letting the springs settle for a week, will then adjust the springs a lot lower..
As for the dogbone insert: gear shifts(DQ200) are a lot smoother, but I'm getting a little vibration a low speeds due to the lack of dampening of the OEM rubber insert.. not sure if I can ignore that enough to not remove the insert again...
I get a bit of vibration at low revs, but it’s not that noticeable. I can ignore it.
 

tracktoy

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I get a bit of vibration at low revs, but it’s not that noticeable. I can ignore it.
It does seem to depend on what make you install, personally I fitted the Revo one and not aware of any extra vibration over stock and I have met people with different mounts and they have a lot of vibration
 

tracktoy

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What does the dog bone upgrade do prevent wheel hop?
this is the blurb from REVO
More power results in more movement during aggressive acceleration. The stock torque mount is designed to offer comfort over performance and does not manage engine movement effectively. Designed to significantly reduce the loss of torque and drastically improve traction and acceleration,

I would also say if you are going to go stage 2 or above then you should also upgrade Engine and Gearbox mounts.
 

tracktoy

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Whilst the front bumper is being taken off to fit the second aux radiator I have decided to also fit an oil cooler as on track days values are getting to high for my liking. Got a track day next week and then after this is fitted I have another track day to check the value differences (seen lots of others who say it makes a 15 - 20 c difference)



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grabania

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Steering heating works too? Was it a difficult swap??

Nice!!
Does the heating work too?
Was it a hard swap to do?
You can read full thread about this retrofit here: https://www.seatcupra.net/forums/th...a-heated-steering-wheel-to-a-mk3-leon.470860/

Heating works excellent and to be honest I am turning it off after about 10 minutes because it is unpleasant to hold steering wheel, it's just to hot for me! Although there is a possibility to reduce amount of produced heat (low, normal and high) and change max wheel temperature after which heating will turn off automatically, I just need to adjust it to fit my needs. Every button which should work works (except for ACC and Travel Assist ones in my case, because I don't have compatible assistants (yet ;))).

Swap wasn't that hard, took me about 6 hours to do by myself. Most of the time I've spent near fusebox in order to add new wire.
 

TripleBob

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Small quality of life update today - Silent coat black (3mm) to the entire boot floor and wheel well. Then installed the genuine VAG carpet from a VW Golf estate to complete the OEM+ look

May add some closed cell foam over the top at some point, but hoping for now this will reduce some of the road noise from the rear and the annoying vibration coming from the wheel well panel vibrating at speed (which drove me nuts at French motorway cruising speed)

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TripleBob

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As an aside, does anyone know how the heck you remove the plastic trim that lets you adjust the height of the boot floor? I want to do the panels behind the carpet up the side of the boot, but can’t get the trim off!
 

grabania

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jonny_w

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Got mine serviced recently and was quoted £662 for discs and pads for the front. Then told I need 4 new tyres as they are 3mm 😂
 

mjj4

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Small quality of life update today - Silent coat black (3mm) to the entire boot floor and wheel well. Then installed the genuine VAG carpet from a VW Golf estate to complete the OEM+ look

May add some closed cell foam over the top at some point, but hoping for now this will reduce some of the road noise from the rear and the annoying vibration coming from the wheel well panel vibrating at speed (which drove me nuts at French motorway cruising speed)

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Looks good! I'm going to do this to my ST as well as it's a bit droney on the motorway with a trackslag downpipe and scorpion system. Do you have the part number for the golf estate carpet?
 
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