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My Candy White Leon FR Tdi Progress Thread * Map tweak 25/09/10*

Discussion in 'Readers Rides (SEAT)' started by White_Lady_170, Aug 22, 2009.

  1. White_Lady_170

    White_Lady_170 Dirty Derv

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    I thought it was about time i did a running commentary on the mods that have taken place over this last while.

    For those of you that haven't seen, here are a few of the car the way she came from the dealer

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    Before i picked the car up i had the following done

    - FR grey wing mirror caps removed, replaced with Cupra gloss black
    - FR chrome front grill removed, replaced with Cupra gloss black grill
    - FR front bumper colour coded number plate panel and bottom centre section resprayed in gloss black, Cupra style.

    First modification was number plates off
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    Spanish plates fitted
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    These soon got removed again as they attracted the wrong attention and i was told to remove...

    Next on the list was a set of HID's, 6000k
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    These were the first set which turned out not to work so well so were replaced with a better set of H7R ones, specifically designed for reflector headlamps so as not to cause glare.

    Around about the same time, i removed the standard side repeaters and replaced them with clear ones, also changing the orange bulbs for chrome ones which only flash orange... to give it a more cleaner look from the side.

    Moving on, having had a chat with a fellow FR driver one night in the town (nice yellow one) it came to my attention that the b & c pillars of the FR's and the Cupra's are different. Mine having been the crappy looking rough plastic ones and the Cupra having tasteful gloss black ones, i soon sourced myself a set and with the help of a mate, fitted these.
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    Supplied by David at SERE Motors, Belfast and were the final addition to complete the Cupra look.
     
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  2. White_Lady_170

    White_Lady_170 Dirty Derv

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    By this stage i had also ordered and fitted a couple of SEATCUPRA.NET interior vinyls/stickers and opted to place them here, one on either side.
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    nice and subtle i thought.

    Now since i was happy with the exterior at this point, i started thinking about what i could do to spice up the interior. I came up with a few ideas...
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    chrome dial and vent surrounds, which i think should have been a factory fit.
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    footpedals from a MK5 Golf Gti and footrest was sourced from Ebay

    After having a look round a few cars on show at Ballee a while back, i noticed a few cars, a white clio sport in particular, had changed their boring, ugly, orange front indicator bulbs to very eye catching sort of multi-coloured ones. Onto powerbulbs i went and ordered me some of these
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    They are Osram Diadem's. Although i am not 100% sure they are the same as i seen, they remove the fried-egg look from the front of the car so i'm happy. (plus the way my headlamps are designed the bulb is almost completely blurred out anyway :)

    Browsing on SEATCUPRA.NET day in, day out (in work, sshhh...) had me buying and fitting a set of sill-guards next. Rolling with the black and white theme i decided carbon fibre would be a nice touch. To top it off i got onto Ebay again and had a few white decals made up to add to them. here is the outcome...
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  3. White_Lady_170

    White_Lady_170 Dirty Derv

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    Now for the most recent addition, my most expensive mod yet, but worth the money. Full coilover kit fitted.

    Standard suspension
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    Coilovers
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    So thats how she sits at the minute, could do with a bit more of a drop at the front but other than that im reallly happy with the outcome!

    now for a few quick photoshoot shots with my gf's Corsa and my Mini
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    White_Lady_170 Dirty Derv

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    Leon & Corsa = pre-coilovers
    Leon & Mini = post-coilovers

    Thats me for now, hope you liked! C&C's welcome!
     
  5. alimcb1981

    alimcb1981 Guest

    I have a Luna Grey Fr and I have done nothing to it since I got it as my funds were light!!! I've saved a bit now and want to do a few mods. Your car looks class, brilliant job and a credit to you. I've got a couple of questions for you if you don't mind. Where did you buy the foot pedals/rest etc and how much did they cost and also how much did you pay for the b&c pillars and do you have any contact information for David a Sere? Cheers in advance.
     
  6. Looks good. Nice mods so far.

    Just needs to be a little lower at the front or that back raised a bit.
     
  7. rompetangas

    rompetangas Guest

    nice fr, good changes
    although the mini... I love it! Congratulations you have it beautiful. :drool:
     
  8. stezo2k

    stezo2k Anjuna Monkey

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    what a gorgeous car, i love the candy white, such a great colour

    love the interior mods too, especially the seal guards

    i'm jealous *drools*
     
  9. lil3520

    lil3520 IBIZA 1.9 TDI SPORT 08

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    nice job done on your motor.
     
  10. White_Lady_170

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    i bought the pedals off a fella locally that was breaking a Gti Golf. The footrest was bought from the Bay of E. I cant honestly remember how much i paid for the pedals but the footrest was £25 iirc. B&C pillars again i cant quite remember a figure off hand but give David a ring and he will sort you out! 02890 205 115. Thanks for the comments and good luck with the modding! ;)
     
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    All sorted out. The back adjusters were completely left out in the beginning and when i tried to level it out by lowering the front, she started to rub :cry:

    In the end i had the back adjusters put in that the rear raised up to level out with the front which hasn't rubbed since... so far, so good! :D
     
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    Cheers mate! I still have a few more ideas/changes in mind for both of them ;)
     
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    White_Lady_170 Dirty Derv

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    A very subtle touch that made a big difference i think! Thanks, white is the only colour for them :)
     
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    White_Lady_170 Dirty Derv

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    Thankyou.

    More comments welcome folks, il try and get a few more pics up shortly :funk:
     
  15. AndrewJB

    AndrewJB Friend to SEAT UK & Cupra Racing

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    Car looks ace

    im thinking about getting a new FR CR TDI , in candy white naturally , i will be fitting black mirrors, cupra grill and Black cupra wheels

    is that rear spoiler standard? looks like the BTCC / K1 one?
     
  16. White_Lady_170

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    Yes mate that is the spoiler from the BTCC, as far as i know it is not a direct fitment on the facelift MK2, they have there own design, but i think it looks good, you should go for it!
     
  17. CupraCol

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    decals

    Hi m8, your car looks brill, what type of decals dod you opt for

    Think my red one could benefit from them

    Cheers

    Col
     
  18. White_Lady_170

    White_Lady_170 Dirty Derv

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    Cheers. By decals what do you actually mean? the Window stickers or the stickers for the sill guards or what?
     
  19. AndrewJB

    AndrewJB Friend to SEAT UK & Cupra Racing

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    I pick my red one up on 30th Dec (21st bday) :)

    Its got Black BTCC Wheels already and Mirrors and Grill are on there way :)

    can you send me details of where you got your HID's from because my ibiza HID's arent Can-Bus compatible have you got LED Sidelights aswell?
     
  20. AZZ

    AZZ Guest

    looks really good bud, seen it on jon44
     

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