Platinum Grey Leon FR TDI Hybrid - The End!

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  1. jonjay

    jonjay 50 Years of 911

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    2005 Platinum Seat Leon FR modification list

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    CHASSIS
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    ~ KW Variant 3 Coilovers
    ~ 034 TrackDensity Top Mounts
    ~ Eibach Anti Roll Bars 25mm front & rear
    ~ VF Engineering Drop Links
    ~ Audi S3 upper strut brace
    ~ Audi S3 lower strut brace
    ~ Hughes Engineering rear strut brace
    ~ ATE High Performance Brake Kit (4 Pot, 326x30mm 2 piece discs, ATE pads and braided hoses)
    ~ Audi TT Rear Calipers (256x22mm vented discs and Ferodo DS2500s)
    ~ EBC DOT-5 brake fluid
    ~ Leon Cupra R 18" alloy wheels (machine faced w/ anthracite inserts)
    ~ Toyo T1-R tyres
    ~ Forge 10mm rear hubcentric spacers w/ longer bolts and locking wheel nuts
    ~ SuperPro Steering Rack bush
    ~ SuperPro DogBone mount kit
    ~ Superflex front wishbone with camber adjustment
    ~ SuperPro rear wishbone bushes
    ~ Powerflex rear beam bushes


    ENGINE
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    ~ TurboDynamics MD376 Stage 2 Turbo
    ~ AmD Technik Stage 3 custom remap (Kenny@AmD special)
    ~ Quaife ATB Differential
    ~ Blueprinted, Ported and Polished ARL Cylinder Head
    ~ Sachs Organic Clutch with DMF rated @ 407lb/ft
    ~ Hayward and Scott 3" Turbo Back Exhaust with custom H&S tip.
    ~ Wingnut EGR Stealth Race Pipe
    ~ Twin Cold Air Feed from fogs (custom)
    ~ Apexi Power Intake
    ~ Forge Short Shifter
    ~ SFS Performance Turbo Intake Pipe
    ~ Hayward and Scott custom Turbo Outlet Pipe
    ~ Hayward and Scott custom FMIC Boost Pipe kit
    ~ SEAT 5.5 Ltr Screenwash Bottle - for future watermeth


    EXTERIOR
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    ~ Leon Cupra R front bumper
    ~ Fabia rear wiper
    ~ Areo front wipers
    ~ LHD drivers side mirror
    ~ Front and rear number plate surrounds
    ~ Xenon 6000K H7 HIDs, Xenon 9 LED H3 sidelights
    ~ OSRAM Night breakers H1
    ~ Diadem OSRAM Indicator bulbs
    ~ Engine bay bonnet seal
    ~ Debadged slightly
    ~ Professionally Detailed by JonJay (myself)


    INTERIOR
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    ~ Becker Mexico Pro headunit
    ~ Audi S3 Autodim rear view mirror
    ~ Audi S3 Illuminated Vents
    ~ Audi S3 Pedals
    ~ Audi R8 Oil Cap
    ~ R32 Steering Wheel
    ~ VAG 2 button flip key - soon
    ~ Keyfob controlled windows
    ~ Leon Cupra R spare wheel (custom)
    ~ Leon Cupra R gear knob
    ~ Leon FR dead pedal (custom)
    ~ Brushed alloy oil dip-stick cover (custom)
    ~ Forge Strut Top Caps
    ~ VAG Cruise Control
    ~ Xenon White LED full interior conversion
    ~ Piano Black center console and battery cover.
    ~ SEAT Leon mats, leather handbrake cover, boot tidy and cargo net
    ~ CG-Lock



    POWER OUTPUT
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    RR - Cat Back, Panel Filter, No Remap
    RR - Smoothed Box, Cold Air Feed, Stg 1 remap
    RR - Milltek DP, SFS Hose Kit, Stg 1 remap
    RR - TD MD376 Turbo, Stg 3 map
    RR - SFS Alloy FMIC Pipes, Turbo Outlet & Pancake replacement


    DETAILING INDEX
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    Vauxhall Corsa 1.2 - Paint Correction Detail
    mk1 Seat Leon Cupra - Soundwaves Paint Correction Detail
    mk3 Ibiza Cupra - lm_gauci Paint Correction Detail
    mk1 Seat Leon Cupra R - DJM's Paint Correction Detail
    Detailing Foam Lance
    Vauxhall Corsa 1.2 - Paint Enhancement
    mk1 Seat leon FR Tdi - JonJay's Car Detailed Pictures
    Orca's mk4 Ovni Seat Ibiza FR Paint Correction Detail
    Roscoe's Audi A3 Paint Correction Detail
    EmDee's Camaro SS - Paint Correction Detail
    Pug 106 Turbo 450BHP - Paint Correction Detail
    JJs mini detail for Auto Finesse show 2009
    mk1 Seat Leon FR Tdi - Slicks Paint Correction Detail
    mk1 Seat Leon Cupra R - Wookies Paint Correction Detail
    SCN National 2009 Show n Shine winner
    Ford Escort RS Cosworth 500BHP - Paint Correction Detail
    mk3 VW Golf - Skorchio's Paint Correction Detail
    mk1 Seat Leon Cupra R - Paint Correction Detail - Leon correctional facility
    mk3 Ibiza Cupra - lm_Gauci annual Paint Correction Detail #2
    BMW e46 330d - 2 Stage Paint Correction Detail - my mate dave
    BMW e92 320d - 2 Stage Paint Correction Detail - Gleam the Beemer
    mk1 Leon Cupra R - 2 Stage Paint Correction Detail - Karma when detailing the beast
    Audi A4 Avant 2.5TDI - Enhancement Detail
    BMW 530i - Full Paint Correction Detail
    Platinum Leon FR TDI - Summer spruce up
    VW Passat Estate TDI - FullWerkes Detail
    mk4 Golf TDI PD250 - Dirty Dirty Deisel Paint Correction
    BMW e46 M3 SMG - Paint Enhancement Detail
    mk1 Seat Leon FR TDI - Jonjay & Gleammachine Paint Enhancement Detail
    mk5 Seat Ibiza 1.6CR TDI - Paint Correction
    mk1 Seat Leon Cupra R - Project Carbon - Paint Correction Detail
    E90 BMW Le Mans Blue BMW 330d – 2 Stage Paint Correction Detail
    E87 BMW 123d - Alpine White - New Car Correction + Winter Protection Detail
    E91 BMW 320d - Black Sapphire - 1 Stage Paint Correction Detail
    1mk Seat Leon Cupra R - Emotion Red - 2 Stage Paint Correction Detail
    mk4 VW Golf TDI - Black - Paint Correction + Some Wetsanding

    CAR INDEX
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    H&R Suspension and Pipercraft Exhaust
    312mm Brake Upgrade, Fabia Rear Wiper and LCR Splitter
    Fabia Rear Wiper
    Audi TT Pedals
    Eibach Anti Roll Bars
    Audi S3 Lower Strut Brace
    HIDs and LED side lights
    Becker Head Unit
    Grey Centre Console 1
    Grey Centre Console Finished
    Indicator Lights Upgrade
    Indicator Lights Upgrade 2
    Audi S3 Upper Strut Brace
    AmD Stage 1 remap
    Custom LCR Alloys
    Custom LCR Alloys 2
    ATE Big Brake Kit - 1
    ATE Big Brake Kit - 2
    ATE Big Brake Kit - 3
    ATE Big Brake Kit - review
    Full LED conversion
    Full LED conversion 2
    Full LED conversion 3
    4" Cold Air Feed
    4" Cold Air Feed #2
    Painted Airbox, Battery Cover and Forge 10mm Spacers
    Twin Cold Air Feed
    Painted Engine Cover and clean engine bay
    Rear Parcel Shelf, Net and Rear Strut Brace
    Piano Black Centre Console
    Bonnet Seal
    Miltek Exhaust Review and SFS pipe no.4
    SFS FMIC Pipework and TIP
    SFS Pipework Results
    Forge Catch Tank
    FR Dead Pedal
    Quaife ATB Diff and Sachs racing clutch
    Sachs Clutch and Quaife ATB Diff - review
    TurboDynamics MD376 Big Turbo Review
    TurboDynamics MD376 Big Turbo Impressions
    TurboDynamics MD376 Big Turbo Final Thoughts
    Painted Rear Brakes
    AmD RR Day pictures
    Rolling Road video
    GTI International Springfest 2009
    OE Pipework back on and New AmD remap
    Wingnut EGR Mod, Cruise Control and Autodim Rear View Mirror
    Official Leon BTTC splitter
    Wingnut EGR Review
    SFS FMIC Alloy Piping, Turbo outlet and pancake replacement
    SFS Goodies Day #1 thoughts
    Audi S3 Vents, LCR Bumper and Skorchio Detail
    Leon Cupra R Bumper
    Forced Induction Twin Cold Air Feed from fogs
    KW Variant 3 - Low and slow review
    Hayward and Scott: Boost Pipes and Exhaust
    Hayward and Scott: Boost Pipes and Exhaust Pictures #1
    Hayward and Scott: Boost Pipes and Exhaust Pictures #2
    Hayward and Scott: Opinion #1
    Apexi Power Intake and SuperPro Bushes
    VF Engineering Drop Links review
    034 Motorsport Top Mounts
     
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    jonjay 50 Years of 911

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    continued...

    Mk5 Seat Ibiza 1.6TDI CR
    Actuator Adjustment - Smoke issues cleared
    Final Remap review
    Audi TT Rear Calipers - Painted
    Left Hand Drive - Dual View Mirror
    R32 Steering Wheel
    256mm Brake Conversion + Spare Wheel ready
    Wingnut Mod - Anti Shudder Valve thoughts
    Hayward and Scott 3" DP and Turbo Outlet review
    Dual View Mirror, Toyo T1-Rs & OSRAM Nightbreakers
    Workshop / Detailing Studio Build #1
    Workshop / Detailing Studio Build #2
    Workshop / Detailing Studio Build #3
    Workshop / Detailing Studio Build #4
    Workshop / Detailing Studio Build #5
    Workshop / Detailing Studio Build #5 - 2
    Workshop / Detailing Studio Build #6
    Workshop / Detailing Studio Build #6 - 2
    Workshop / Detailing Studio Build #7



    PROJECT: THE NEXT STEP
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    ARL Cylinder Head - Purchased
    ARL Blueprinted, Ported and Polished Cylinder Head



    H&R Cup Kit Suspension
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    I originally was going to go for Koni FSDs with Eibach springs as I was worried about the ride comfort with the coilover route. I also read that KoniFSD's gave around a 20mm drop which is about the drop I wanted anyway. However Koni sent AmD the wrong set TWICE! so not to waste my time further AmD stated that they had the H&R Cup Kit (with a good discount) in which is every bit as good and in their opinion better than the Koni FSD route.

    Being skeptical I contacted a few well known members/friends on here and they confirmed that the H&R Kit was an amazing bit of kit. I stated various concerns to AmD and they offered to fit these at a discounted price and if I was not happy they will fit the KoniFSDs & Eibachs as per original order for free. They also said they would fit my Green Panel Filter and Dogbone mounts for free too!

    Results: I am so happy with the H&Rs that I didn't even want to try to KoniFSDs. To get a second opinion I drove to Slick's place and we took the car round a myriad of roundabouts...needless to say Slick was very impressed as well. I'd like to thank AmD for a good service!

    www.hrsuspension.co.uk
    H&R Cup Kit Part No: HR-31-017-2

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    Just to prove the nose is not pointing down
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    Exhaust
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    Quite well know that a mufflerectomy is a cheap and good mod for the TDI. Took my car to Pipecraft in Basildon. Good little workshop which came highly recommended. I basically asked for a for a de-muffler pipe, it removes the backbox with just a straight though pipe. You also get to pick a shaped tip of your own choice so I choice an Oval tip (LCR style) to give a more OE look.

    Results: The sound the car now gives is truly amazing! A real night and day difference. I also noticed that it has freed up a few extra horses. The car is more free revving and has not problem revving up to 4.5k rpm without the power suddenly tailing off. I also noticed how much more soot comes out, bottom lip after driving a mile or two got dirty already.

    For anyone who wants the same done:
    www.pipecraft.biz
    Pipecraft
    23 Orion Court
    Cranes Farm Road
    Basildon
    Essex
    SS14 3DB

    Telephone 01268 285535
    Fax on: 01268 285535

    Pics:
    Picture of the shaped Tip and the H&R spring and dampener...all that rain made them dirty :(

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    Old backbox being taken off

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    And the end results

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    jonjay 50 Years of 911

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    Brakes
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    After a lot of research I decided to purchase that doing the 312mm brake conversion was the way forward. I finally chose the following:

    ATE Powerdiscs ATE Part No. 24.0325.0123
    EuroCarParts Part No: 926440280 eurocarparts.com
    312mm calliper carriers: from vagparts.com
    Ferodo DS2500's: FCP590H from badger-5.com

    I heard a lot of good things about the PowerDiscs and the price for the pair was quite reasonable. DS2500s is a forum favourite and feeling the stopping power in Slicks car there really was no other option!

    Results:
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    As you can see the callipers need painting when the weather decides to be nice for a change.


    Other mods
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    Few other mods I done were debadged back. Left the Leon and TDI badge there as I want people to know it is a TDI and not trying to be something its not. I know we have argued about this on many occasions. Oh and the good old Fabia rear wiper is as good as ever.

    Debadged back and Fabia wiper:
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    Splitter took a good hour for put on. When my friend and I were preping the splitter we decided to chop off (flatten) the lugs so the splitter is flat on the bumper. This took most of our time but was well worth it.

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    Final little mod was the tax disc holder...:funk:

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    Looks very nice.

    I'm definitely going to be going the 312mm brakes route when I have the money/need to replace the discs. Wouldn't mind mine lowered, but might just get some springs and keep the standard shocks because I only really drive on motorways :D

    Don't agree about the TDI badge, but then mine has never had one. Infact it just has a spaced out L E O N below the seat badge. Looks nice a clean. :)

    How much did it cost for the full brake upgrade if you don't mind?
     
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    jonjay 50 Years of 911

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    The whole brake upgrade cost around £350 but the price went up because of the PowerDiscs and brake pads. You can shop of like 100 quid by getting standard Audi S3 discs and Mintex Extreme pads which is quite good aswell.
     
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    olaf Dodo Lover!!

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    Looking good!

    You have done several of the mods I am planning.

    Definetly need to come down to have a look at your car sometime soon.
     
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    i want a bigger brake set up

    looking good mate :)
     
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    jonjay 50 Years of 911

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    Yea Olaf please do come down. Just let me know in advance then I can clear the diary :)
     
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    jonjay 50 Years of 911

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    Cheers Stuart.

    Still got a lot of mods to do!
     
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    jonjay 50 Years of 911

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    Updated the Posts with Part No's so if anyone wants to do something similar.
     
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    Looks good mate, ive done the same with the badging looks good

    On the pic with it lowered has the back settled any more as from pic seems abit high?

    I quite fancy doing the brake upgrade but my account over rules and says no :cartman:
     
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    jonjay 50 Years of 911

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    The back is slightly higher because engine is at the front of course. Only way your going to stop that is if you get coilovers and a spirit level.
     
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    Have you got any sound clips for the exhaust?
     
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    jonjay 50 Years of 911

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    I will try and take some over the weekend and post them up.
     
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    Cheers. Your car is looking good
     
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    Phil K Here's your sign

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    Does look good! tbh I think I'd have stuck with the twin pipe set up with that bumper but thats just my opinion... have been meaning to get one of those tax disc holders myself :D
     
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    jonjay 50 Years of 911

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    I think the Oval pipe makes it look more purposeful. Anyway the sound and performance gains from it are great.
     
  18. olaf

    olaf Dodo Lover!!

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    Cheers for yesterday Maz, and to Rodger aswell!

    The exhaust sounds good, definetly a worthwhile mod. Plus as you say it seems to have unleashed a little bit more.

    Hope you have got over the disapointment of BBT only having one set of ARBs :lol:

    Rodgers car on the other hand is something else:D:D:D
     
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    jonjay 50 Years of 911

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    Your very welcome Ollie, it was great to meet you - was quite a good laugh actually. The look on your face when we went round the roundabout was so funny :lol:

    Anytime you want to do it again, you got my number give me a shout.

    I will never forgive Rodger when we were at BBT haha! I still cant believe they only had one set, I was so ready to get it! Rodger has kindly given me the part number so I know what exactly I am to buy now anyway.

    One for the album:
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    UncleFester Grumpier by the day!

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    Watching a set of Ferodo DS2500 at the moment matey, front and rear pads .... will know if i've won soon :) They just happen to be the same part numbers as you've had fitted so cheers for putting the numbers in the post :)
     

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