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> Seat Leon Cupra R, Handling followed by stage 2.
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post Jul 3 2012, 09:35 AM
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Ferodo pads for the front.



OE for the rears, they don't really do alot anyway.



Oh boy!

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post Jul 5 2012, 11:49 PM
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Are they DS2500? If so, great choice on them. I have been running them and they are all sorts of wonderful! Just forget about ever seeing your wheels clean, ever.
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post Jul 7 2012, 12:21 AM
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Yeah they are 2500s, I have heard nothing but good things about them but for some reason on my car the rear 2500 are half width? So I went with OEM.

Do you use wax/sealant on your wheels?
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post Jul 7 2012, 07:29 PM
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QUOTE(350Z @ Jul 7 2012, 03:21 AM) *
Yeah they are 2500s, I have heard nothing but good things about them but for some reason on my car the rear 2500 are half width? So I went with OEM.

Do you use wax/sealant on your wheels?

I tried it one time and it does help but the dust from 2500 comes off very easily with a pressure washer and any ots wheel cleaner so I didnt bother to wax my wheels again.

Also, not sure if you have found out yet or not but the pads require a stop or 2 to get to full operating temp when starting from cold or in cold weather. Just fyi
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post Jul 8 2012, 02:01 AM
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Yeah I know, they have a special process for bedding them in once they are fitted too.
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post Jul 15 2012, 09:59 AM
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post Jul 18 2012, 09:28 AM
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More things arrived just in time to be fitted tomorrow!

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post Jul 28 2012, 09:40 AM
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New Filter.



Brakes are on.





Whats missing?



Started polishing the charge pipe. (Its a work in progress)

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post Aug 12 2012, 03:13 AM
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Bushings are on and no noticable loss in comfort which is good, the whole car just feels tighter.



I also started removing bits from the bay to make it less cluttered and I have a shiny charge pipe now, intake manifold is next.

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post Aug 12 2012, 09:40 AM
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PU suspension bushings are a mistake. Most suspension bushings for the MkIV are designed to deflect. The tightness of the PU bushings feels good at first but they will soon succumb to too much flexing and break or enlarge all their holes, causing terrible slop and squeaking. Go back to OEM, you can do the heavier-duty R32 bushings in the lower control arms if you prefer, and do real engineered sway bar links if you haven't yet. You can go all the way to spherical bearings if you want to stay up on maintaining them, they're supposedly quite brilliant, but pretty over the top for a road car.

The biggest gains in suspension for MkIVs seems to come from subframe bushings. As far as I know there aren't any companies that make stiffer ones but there are some tutorials online about making your own from boat trailer rollers and the like. Really brings the front end of our cars alive.
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post Aug 12 2012, 09:56 AM
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What you say may have been true in the past or in the US but among the SEAT community the super pros are widely regarded as the best you can get and a lot of folks have been using them for years without problems. The company I got them from use the very same ones on their BTCC cars and back them 100% as a better option than OEM if you want to tighten the car up without sacrificing ride quality.

In fact they are confident enough in them to offer a 36000 mile 3 year warranty so if I notice any problems I can go back to OEM at no cost to myself but thanks for the advice I will keep an eye on them.
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post Jan 9 2013, 12:53 PM
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Been a bit slow with updates recently, winter plus thinking about a new car and busy work life are the main reasons.

Anyway I picked the latest forge recirc valve (008) for pretty cheap so fitted that.



Out with the old.



Old and New



Thicker adjustable anti roll bars too.



A few work pics because everybody loves planes.







Anyway thats it, not much really but like I said I can't decide what to do at the moment car wise.



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post Apr 27 2013, 03:54 AM
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Not updated in ages so figured it was about time, the extended winter really sapped away my enthusiasm but im pleased to say im doing stuff again.

I ordered some of the 2.0 coils and adapters which should be here next week and also fitted my colour coded splitter.





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post Apr 27 2013, 04:47 AM
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It's here!


Set to work this morning with these. (Only need the T55 Torx)



I took this so you could see the holes you are going to need to put the flathead in to get the airbag unclipped.



One side unclipped.



Airbag is free.



Wheel off.





New wheel in.



Airbag back on.



Cliffs:

Disconnect the battery before hand obviously (I left it for an hour)
Keep at it with the clips as they are a pain.
Leave the nut in the middle on slightly when you first pull the old wheel off so you dont smash yourself in the face!

Pros:

This new wheel is about as OEM+ you can get alongside the R32 wheel that some fit.
Its thicker than the old one and feels better to hold.
The materials look nicer and the red stiching is the same as OEM.

Cons:

The emblem at the bottom says Cupra instead of the R logo which some may care about.
Lost the red stripe at the top so less racecar.
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post Apr 28 2013, 12:06 PM
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Mmm that is a nice interior. Good sporty without being overstated about it.
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post May 2 2013, 12:50 PM
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Time to upgrade the coil packs.

Old


Out


Old vs New


Adapters in. (Points to anyone who points out the amature hour mistake!)


All in but one.


Bah






No matter what I tried!






In the end I had to negotiate using a large pair of pliers.


All done.


The 2.0 packs seem to give a smoother idle and have ironed out some hesitation so im happy.
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