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Leon 5f St Fr

Discussion in 'Readers Rides (SEAT)' started by Damien Sales, Aug 15, 2019.

  1. Damien Sales

    Damien Sales Active Member

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    Hi all ex mechanic of 15 years and always been into my cars, this is the first form I have been a part of and first ever log of my car/plans and updates, I will try and post as much as I can

    Down to the car, I brought a 2014 leon st fr (150bhp tdi) slight high mileage of 160k but with what's planned I'm not fussed with this, and the price I paid I definitely got the deal I wanted,
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    First things I done was to put my wheels from an old car on nothing special but all good tyers so why not, sizes are 18" with an 8j front 9j rear and et of 45/42 I think
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    After a week of running with no faults next little job was to carry out some coding as I have vag com and wanted some extra features, and what iv done is
    • Needle swipe on start up
    • Clip on locking and unlocking with key
    • Rear DTRL'S turned on
    • Stop/start system deactivated
    • Front fog light delete (this will be explained why later)
    • Lap time recorder on dash features
    • 1st and 2nd gear torque restrictions removed so have full power/torque from the off
    Most of this has been done for personal preference, and have no real effect on anything apart from torque limit removed this I have found to have changed the car for the better, no more slight sluggish when pulling out for a gap,

    After this cupl of silly jobs like heko wind deflectors, interior lights all to led, front washer jets replaced with golf mk7 mist spray system (a gr8 littl swap as I find the standard 3 nozel jet as standard are just poor for cleaning the screen) and last was a dtuk turning box, this was a free be from a old work m8 that no longer water it, I have always had my cars remapped properly and never used these plug and play turning box's however I am pleasantly surprised with it, definitely fill a difference and I have also gone from 58-61mpg to getting 65+mpg on long runs,

    Next up was stopping the car I had previously had brembo 18z on a different car a gd Caliper for the price but I didn't want something so big and to be honest after running for 2 months front discs was worped so If your looking for a Caliper just for looks then it's OK, if you want stopping power I'd look else where, so what I did with the leon I went down the route of a brembo 4 pot from the audi ttrs running a 340mm disc, this kit come with a nomal brembo disc which I have used but once I need to replace I will be going for the club sport disc's with a saving of 900g per side, rears are stock 232mm soild disc, I do have a set of 310mm vented rear setbut not fitted yet, and have gone to a 5.1 dot brake fluid
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    Now this brings me up to last week, my standard rear bumper was the bumper tiper where there was no interchangeable rear splitter/Diffuser so I have brought a face lift cupra rear bumper and fitter the rieger cupra Diffuser and I have seen some ppl questions if the face lift bumper will fit the pre face lift model I can confirm on the leon st it does fit and had no problem fitting it, apart from the standard exhaust I had to removed one of the tail pipes to clear Diffuser (not a problem as I'm not using the car untill new exhaust is fitted) while I was fitting have changed to led number plate lights and fitted a rear camera for future radio upgrade, so now just waiting till beginning of September to have custom exhaust made up
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    Future plans for the car are sort out suspension/engine turning with darkside aiming for 250bhp as not wanting to do head work for an extra 20hp and they have said there is no way at the moment to get any more that 280hp, with the engine upgrade some stuff may seem abit over kill but I want to keep things at a very safe level e.g temperatures of engine, once parts start coming in I will upload and report and give feed back to help anyone else wanting to go down a similar route,
     
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  2. BenH1993

    BenH1993 Active Member

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    I've got the same motor but not the estate. I'm hoping to get the coding sorted in mine too and get the engine upgraded! Hoping the facelift cupra bumper fits on my hatchback too as this is definitely something I've been wanting to do.... hope it all goes well for you pal

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  3. Damien Sales

    Damien Sales Active Member

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    Update: had exhaust made up yesterday I went 2.5 inch stainless steel from the actuator on the exhaust back into 135mm tips, back box removed and no replacement box's have been fitted and this has had no real change in exhaust noise, _20190903_134659.JPG _20190903_134734.JPG
     
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