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Seat Sport Intercooler on 1.8T AUQ?

Discussion in 'Leon Mk1 (2000-2006)' started by nd-photo.nl, Jun 11, 2012.

  1. nd-photo.nl

    nd-photo.nl Active Member

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    I'm researching the possibilities for an uprated intercooler, and also found the "lesser" known Seat Sport intercooler, which is the default kit for an Ibiza FR TD (from a certain year). I'm wondering who has slapped on this piece of ace kit on his Leon 1.8T, and which parts have been used. I already found out the part nr's and found out the prices around here. Its considerably cheaper than a Forge FMIC kit, and found out via a known tuning company in the NL that the Forge one is a tad restrictive and there are better options out there.

    Will it fit with the Forge Ibiza kit? Im running a Leon with the Topsport bumper and would want to keep my fogs.

    Forge Ibiza IC kit
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    Seat Sport vs stock IC
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    Part nr's
    Seat Sport Intercooler 6LL145804 / €460
    Bracket 6LL1458808C / €15
    Bracket 6LL1458808B / €13
    Bolts to fit the brackets to the intercooler- N90280904 / €2 a piece

    Links
    http://www.seatcupra.net/forums/showthread.php?t=202608&page=2
    http://www.briskoda.net/forums/topic/159529-fmic-finally-fitted/
    http://www.seatcupra.net/forums/showthread.php?t=123308
    http://www.vwwatercooled.org.au/forums/f127/seat-sport-intercooler-upgrade-36754.html

    Other options
    Toyosports FMIC / +-€300
    Celtemp FMIC kit / +- €750
    Forge FMIC kit / +-€900

    I will be glad to hear from you!
     
  2. charlie_j17

    charlie_j17 Its good to torque!

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    Im also intrested in this option as i want to stick to a twinpass intercooler and keep my fogs.

    Any info on this would be good!!
     
  3. Mr OCD

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    Give it a go... worse case you'll need to buy some extra silicone pipes?
     
  4. nd-photo.nl

    nd-photo.nl Active Member

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    Unfortunately money doesnt grow on my back haha. I'm still investigating atm before I'm pulling out my wallet. Hasnt anyone here tried this solution on a Leon 1M?
     
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    nd-photo.nl Active Member

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    Thank you for your input!
     
  7. charlie_j17

    charlie_j17 Its good to torque!

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    Whoa that looks good, even silicone hoses and piping included. Seems like it would fit...
     
  9. charlie_j17

    charlie_j17 Its good to torque!

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    Cant really see why it wouldnt......
     
  10. Dozer360

    Dozer360 mk1 Seat Leon 20v T

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    would this work?

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    i thought it could fit here
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    would look badass
     
  11. nd-photo.nl

    nd-photo.nl Active Member

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    I asked THS about it and received this:

     
  12. traumapat

    traumapat Leon Cupra IHI

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    worth noting i found the forge cooler restrictive after 270bhp but im more prone to think it was its twin pass system and pipework more than the cooler itself.
    If this is going to end up with a bigger turbo on it Id only be looking at a single pass cooler.
     
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    The THS Golf 4 kit can be made to fit an Octavia VRS1.8T without to much trouble, so can't see it being much of a problem on a Leon, they are all basically the same car underneath.
     
  14. charlie_j17

    charlie_j17 Its good to torque!

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    Do you know what mods were needed to make the intercooler fit??
     
    #14 charlie_j17, Jun 21, 2012
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    nd-photo.nl Active Member

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    I also want to know that. The THS kit also comes with a better performing "pancake" replacement for a fraction of the price of the Forge kit.
     
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    I'll see if i can find the relevant link and post it up, from what i can remember fitment is very similar to the Forge intercooler, think one of the hoses needed extending a couple of inches and the bumper bar needed some grinding back to avoid rubbing.
     
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    #17 andy68, Jun 24, 2012
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    nd-photo.nl Active Member

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    Hmm indeed, nice find on the link. THS also sells a similar Seat Sport IC as well btw, they claim theirs performs better.
     
  19. Dante L2A2

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    Did you get the THS kit.
     
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