Seat Leon FR+ 2012 Black (newb with no mechanical knowledge)

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  1. Legojon

    Legojon Senior Member

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    Hi all. I got my Fr+ back in January and loved it from the second I test drove it. Found these forums which have cost me / are costing me a fortune. As in the title, I'm rubbish with cars so I'm limited in skill and £££. But I figured I'd add the bits and pieces I'm doing to it anyway. To start with here's the before pics and my todo list:

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    Todo:
    Better DRLs.
    LED Fogs.

    Done:
    Remove stupid dealer stickers from windows.
    FR car mats.
    Metal GTI pedals.
    Custom remap (205bhp / 340lbs).
    Black alloys.
    Seat center caps for new alloys (60mm).
    Update Satnav to 21st century.
    Carbon mirror caps.
    Dust caps.
    LED DRL / SideLights.
    Windscreen wipers (Valeo front and rear RIP after 5 months - Now Bosch aerotwin).
    Brake callipers painted.
    Superpro Antilift Kit.
    Poly bushes.
    H&R springs.
    Poly mount insert (now Vibra-Technics).
    Subwoofer.
    Diffuser (sprayed gloss black).
    Front splitter (Triple R gloss red).
    Spray front grill (red).
    Private reg.
    New rear window sticker.
    H&R Antiroll kit.
    Short Shifter.
    Spray wheel caps blaaaaaack.
    Rear Spoiler.
    Seat Sport Pedal Covers.
    Kenu Airframe+ phone mount.
    Tyres (Pilot Sport 4 all round :funk:).
     
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    Legojon Senior Member

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    First pic... mats and pedals. I'm cr@p with anything mechanical, so the pedals took me nearly 2 hours to do :cry: But well worth it.

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    Legojon Senior Member

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    Stage 1. Am really pleased with the results. Can't believe what a different it makes!

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    Legojon Senior Member

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    These are the alloys on order:

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    And the mirror caps I'm toying with (I don't want plain black and don't like the Fr mirrors):

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    Minty9 Senior Member

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    Where did you get your matts and pedals from mate? Look good
     
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    Legojon Senior Member

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    Daniel M Blackbelts & Chickenheads

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    Coming along nicely. You're not doing too bad considering you have limited £££'s lol.

    You can get H&R springs for £130 from Germany which will give around 40mm drop. (They're usually £200+ in the UK)
     
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    Legojon Senior Member

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    :D Yeah, I have already spent a fair bit. What I meant was though... I'd have liked eg an upgraded clutch for the map. Or an upgraded turbo. I had a bit of cash saved up... so I could have a few things like map, alloys, pedals. Or one big thing eg clutch.

    Ooo that's cheap. I've only got one price so far and thats £360 inc vat and fitting.
     
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    Nice mods so far.

    Liking the alloys too, used to have a set on my corsa
     
  10. LeonFRNik

    LeonFRNik Gear Head

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    Hi mate, where have you found the mirror caps in carbon fibre?
    Cheers
     
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    Fmxvxx Full Member

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    where abouts in the country are you? probably find someone here who could fit the springs for you.
     
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    It's funny how that happens isn't it!? So they are a direct fit to yours?
     
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    Car looking great, I'm sure the black wheels will look fantastic. Good power too :)
     
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    Daniel M Blackbelts & Chickenheads

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    The rear springs are very easy to change. So you could just get the fronts done somewhere and do the rears yourself. It really is easy
     
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    Right, wheels done... also... and don't laugh at me cause I've never actually cleaned my own car before:

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    Also... mirrors arrived, they don't fit right so am sending them back. They are the right mirrors / shape. But somehow the process has distorted them so they don't fit securely. Gutted!!

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    Oh... and updated satnav to 2014/2015:

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    Settled for wrapping the mirrors in the end...

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    And... just because:

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    Daniel M Blackbelts & Chickenheads

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    Did you wrap them yourself? They look very good.
     

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