Leon 20vt fmic project

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  1. seatcupra2001

    seatcupra2001 Full Member

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    Hi every 1 i have'nt been on here in a while laptop broken

    Right to the point i remember seeing a post how to fit a front mount intercooler

    The only problem is it was to a leon cupra r.....

    The cupra r inlet manifold has the throttle body on the righthand side

    And my cupra 20vt throttle bodie is on the left side so the piping is'nt the same

    so does anybody no where i could get 1 really cheap of a guide how to fit one???


    he's a pic of cupra 20vt [​IMG]

    thanks for lookin:D
     
  2. mattdavies

    mattdavies Pre-Facelift Bumpers FTW

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    IF you look on ebay there is a company called intercooler king and they do twin pass intercoolers that have inlet and outlet on the same side. If you do a search on her someone with a diesel has installed one, probably best to PM him about how he did it.
     
  3. adam cupra 20vt

    adam cupra 20vt Built Not Bought.

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    Look at my readers ride thread, theres not a guide but there is some pictures that may help :)

    You can also buy a kit on ebay for £250 that would save a lot of messing about.
     
  4. mattdavies

    mattdavies Pre-Facelift Bumpers FTW

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    Adam did you build your intercooler kit ?

    What would you suggest for a home brew intercooler set up ?
     
  5. adam cupra 20vt

    adam cupra 20vt Built Not Bought.

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    Yes built it from scratch and it was a pain in the arse!

    I'd advise buying the £250 kit of Ebay, Dan/Kenetic has this kit on his and speaks highly of it :)

    Few pics of mine

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  6. mattdavies

    mattdavies Pre-Facelift Bumpers FTW

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    looks good Just wondering is that the Kit for a MK4 Golf ? and does it come with the map pipe at all ?
     
  7. adam cupra 20vt

    adam cupra 20vt Built Not Bought.

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    No its a kit I made up and I bought a Forge MAP pipe.
     
  8. gezmeister

    gezmeister I need a derv!!

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    What a map pipe, just out of interest?
     
  9. adam cupra 20vt

    adam cupra 20vt Built Not Bought.

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    Its a pipe the MAP sensor mounts into, on the standard intercooler its fitted to the intercooler instead.
     
  10. mattdavies

    mattdavies Pre-Facelift Bumpers FTW

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    ok , so does the kit off ebay come with a map pipe ?
     
  11. adam cupra 20vt

    adam cupra 20vt Built Not Bought.

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    Yep :)
     
  12. gezmeister

    gezmeister I need a derv!!

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    Got a link? dunno if the one i've just seen is the right one
     
  13. adam cupra 20vt

    adam cupra 20vt Built Not Bought.

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    seatcupra2001 Full Member

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    hmmm lol so does this kit off ebay fit directly to my leon and i dont require anything else??
     
  15. no, be warned now, these are "not" straight bolt on kits, and do require a bit of modifying

    not only that, the ebay kits do not come with the modified crash bar - additional cost

    there was the exact same discussion on this the other day, with "over priced" kits from Forge and Pro Alloy

    however the extra cost of these kits come with aspects like

    1. pre modified crash bar
    2. direct bolt on kit
    3 customer after care

    it depends how confident you are with doing this yourself to go down the ebay route, or wanting a more easier option of fit and forget and a direct bolt on solution, but these kits sold from Forge and PA come at a price of course
     
  16. adam cupra 20vt

    adam cupra 20vt Built Not Bought.

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    I think it does bolt straight on? Thats proper kit with the MAP pipe not the mk4 golf kit.

    I know Dan has this kit on his so sure he can tell us.

    Dont think it needs a modified crash bar either.
     
  17. seatcupra2001

    seatcupra2001 Full Member

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    But also for £250 aint bad cheaper then forge an pro alloy;)
     
  18. adam cupra 20vt

    adam cupra 20vt Built Not Bought.

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    Yeah its unusual to get beaded pipes, silicon couplers and proper T bar clamps for that price.

    The cooler may not be the same build quality as the really expensive ones but people who have the cheap ones report no problems from what I can see.
     
  19. I run a PA on my hybrid, overkill as some might say, but boy, it does its job alright:D

    I got the full setup from PA for £500.......;) (fitted)
     
  20. adam cupra 20vt

    adam cupra 20vt Built Not Bought.

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    Yeah mines overkill to as its huge.......and cost half that but I fitted it myself.

    £500 fitted is not bad at all :)
     

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