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*Big update 04/09/19* My 1P Leon Cupra's Journey from stock - stage 2 - TTE 420 (Picture heavy)

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  1. Jairm88

    Jairm88 Active Member

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    Hi All,I thought I'd share my car with you. I purchased the Leon to replace a mk5 Golf TDI as my daily mileage had reduced and no longer needed the perks of a diesel.

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    My main goal when I bought the car was Lower it, wheel spacers, intake, BTCC spoiler and a stage 1 map.........................Well here it goes!!

    My first 2 mods were a Cobra turbo back exhaust with sports cat and an Evolution Motorsport intake.

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    Rtech stage 2 remap was to follow a few months later. The car made 330bhp/325lbft but unfortunately the clutch started to slip meaning my next "mod" was unexpected and rather expensive. Alex at AKS fitted a Helix organic clutch with a new oem dual mass fly wheel, the clutch pedal was slightly firmer than standard but this gave the car a slightly more sporty feel.

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    Next up was new wheels; Bola B10's in gunmetal with new Bridgestone tyres and to sort out the ride height at the time I felt the car drove and handled well enough so opted for some Eibach sportline springs. Oh and I also fitted a rhino lip spitter.

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    A few more styling mods; wing mirror covers hydro dipped in gold true weave carbon, a BTCC spoiler, genuine Seat front and rear mud flaps and rear honeycomb added to the front grill.

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    I decided to change the cat back system from the standard Cupra left exit to the newer Cupra R twin centre exit, I did this to improve looks and hoping it would improve flow for future tuning work. I also upgraded the brakes using TTRS callipers, AKS 345mm adapters and 310mm rear brakes.

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    At the time I was working part time (now full time) for Detail My Car in Newbury so I had the opportunity to give the car a well earned multiple stage machine polish and sealed it with car pro CQUk ceramic coating.

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    I spent a few months enjoying the car/ saving for the next purchases so no real update.

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    Here is the list of parts I purchased to push the power to the next level, unfortunately this meant the car spent 6months in my garage at home in bits while I was finding time to fit them with a good friend of mine.

    TTE420 hybrid turbo
    3.5inch relentless downpipe decat
    Milltek cat back cupra r
    Revo intake
    Gen3 RS4 injectors
    Deatschwerks lpfp
    Loba hpfp
    Rtech welly cooler with hardpipes
    AKS throttle body spacer/ meth tap
    Devils own water methanol progressive kit
    Devils own solenoid
    Larger Charge, discharge pipes
    Aks 155bar Fprv
    Forge supersize dv
    Intake runner flap delete
    Revo engine mounts

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    After all the parts were fitted with a 3 month wait at Rtech, the car didn't get much use in 2016 unfortunately, but I did treat it to a few more mods lol! 2Forge ZF01 wheels with Nankang NS2R's (now running Michelin pilot super sports), 300mm OMP suede steering wheel with a snap off boss and I had the 3 main dash trims flocked in a graphite colour.

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    On the morning of the 27th August I set off to drop my car off at Rtech for 2 weeks for a custom mapping session, the next time I was to drive the car it would be 426bhp/411lbft and it felt amazing!!!! All the waiting, swearing, blood, sweat etc etc was worth it! Unfortunately for my wallet I had to buy a milltek cat back and a revo intake as with my current set up the power was maxed at 400bhp.

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    Now the car was back I could start working on the handling starting with BC racing coilovers, super pro antilift kit and H and R anti roll bars.

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    Other than a few bits the car is almost "finished"
    Hope you enjoyed the read.

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    Current spec
    TTE420 hybrid turbo
    3.5inch relentless downpipe decat
    Milltek cat back cupra r
    Revo intake
    Gen3 RS4 injectors
    Deatschwerks lpfp
    Loba hpfp
    Rtech welly cooler with hardpipes
    AKS throttle body spacer/ meth tap
    Devils own water methanol progressive kit
    Devils own solenoid
    Larger Charge, discharge pipes
    Aks 160bar Fprv
    Forge supersize dv
    Intake runner flap delete
    Revo engine mounts
    Helix organic clutch
    Short shifter with aks solid bushes
    Rtech custom map 426bhp/411lbft
    BC Racing coilovers
    BC racing drop links
    Super pro anti lift kit
    H&R front and rear anti roll bars
    Custom flocked rear brace
    2forge ZF01 wheels (Forged)
    Michelin Pilot super sport tyres 225/40/18
    Garage midnight stud conversion
    TTRS front callipers Aks adapters 345mm discs
    R32 rear brakes 310mm discs
    Snap off OMP 300mm steering wheel
    Flocked/ hydro dipped dash trims
    Hertz door speakers
    Hertz hdp1 amp
    Hertz Mille 8 sub in stealth enclosure
    Hydro dipped TTS engine cover
    Hydro dipped battery cover
    Custom bonnet strut
    8000k Xenon Ds1 Bulbs
    LED side light bulbs
    Nighteye LED full beam bulbs
    Rhino lip universal splitter

    Thanks to

    Stuart - Fellow spanner man
    Niki - Rtech
    Alex- Aks
    Nick - Detail My Car
    Gemma - a very understanding girlfriend



    *Update*


    A couple of bits I missed off yesterday;


    Bonnet strut mod, strut hydro dipped in gold true weave carbon -

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    TTS engine cover hydro dipped in gold true weave carbon -

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    Battery casing hydro dipped in gold true weave carbon -

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    Pictures of the flocked dash trims with hydro dipped clock surrounds and highline clock upgrades with polar Fis+

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    And various audio builds I'v had

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    *Update*


    I finally found the time to sort out the boot in the Leon I have been meaning to do this for ages sorry about the poor quality pictures the sun was going down as I was finishing up.


    A frame rear brace fitted ( flocked in black by absolutely flocked)

    New stealth sub enclosure with a 8 inch Hertz Mille subwoofer

    Hertz HDP1 amp

    And a false floor to hide the amp and methanol pump

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    "finished" it deserves abit of a tidy up as it's picked up a few marks here and there from being man handled so much last year.

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    And here's a couple of pictures of my boot build in the dark.

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    Freshen up Detail complete


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    *Update*


    You can almost see where all my money has gone

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    It's a small picture but the Leon is in the launch issue of vwg magazine .

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    I gave the Leon some well deserved attention yesterday afternoon as the front end was completely nailed in bug

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    *Update*

    Last week I added a 2nd methanol nozzle to the Leon I'm not sure yet if it's all psychological but the thing feels like a monster again now its intake temps have been massively reduced!!

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  2. scotty1310

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    Awesome build! Will be keeping an eye on this :)
     
  3. Jairm88

    Jairm88 Active Member

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    Thanks mate
     
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    I chuckle to myself when i see threads and people say im only planning on a intake and stage 1 map and next minute theyve spent thousands on it lol. Dont worry, i only said to my other half im only getting a intake and map, next minute she's wondering why im changing the clutch :lol:
     
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    Haha the clutch was the deal breaker for me man maths said the clutch will hold 450bhp surely the clutch will be wasted if I didn't get close to that? Lol
     
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  6. Kane7

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    Awesome build dude a real beauty that.

    And LOL at I chuckle to my self..... one Revo stage 1 later new uprated helix and Sachs clutch being fitted on the 7th of June with.... wait for it new R600/Revo intake and while I was there I had the torque and engine mounts ordered with a turbo muffle deleter. Only thing next is a exhaust and new intercooler and I'm on the next stage... which I never really planned for oh well


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  7. bega

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    This costed you bunch of money for hell :)
     
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    Haha it sure has , well worth it though IMO
     
  9. Jairm88

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    Thanks mate , haha sounds like your in a similar situation to me
     
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    I dont regret too when I spend too much money for the car :) love it so much to have a nice looking car and it has to be in nice condition..

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    A couple of bits I missed off yesterday;


    Bonnet strut mod, strut hydro dipped in gold true weave carbon -

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    TTS engine cover hydro dipped in gold true weave carbon -

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    Battery casing hydro dipped in gold true weave carbon -

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  12. bega

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    First time I saw gold carbon,excellent choice.Under the hood its amazing.Good job mate.

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    Thanks again mate
     
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    Car looks great! Love the dipped parts and the flocking looks very nice. Mine is flocked black, is a nightmare to keep dust free though lol.

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    Thanks bud , Haha luckily Its not my daily but I use an air blower on low pressure to blow the dust off the flock,

    It puts down the power fairly well considering, rtech programmed in progressive traction control that really helps
     
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    I finally found the time to sort out the boot in the Leon I have been meaning to do this for ages sorry about the poor quality pictures the sun was going down as I was finishing up.


    A frame rear brace fitted ( flocked in black by absolutely flocked)

    New stealth sub enclosure with a 8 inch Hertz Mille subwoofer

    Hertz HDP1 amp

    And a false floor to hide the amp and methanol pump

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    Good job mate.You did it like it came from factory.

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    Thanks mate, I didn't want anything too in your face.
     
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    Love this build, how are you finding the coilovers and ttrs calipers?

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    Thanks mate, the coilovers are really good so far and the brakes are really sharp I run pagid rs4-2 pads with them,

    I haven't yet, I'm hoping to get on the track this year though.
     

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