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  1. Dan FR

    Dan FR Meth addict. Stage 2+ Yo!

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    Had loads of work done in the past by Charlie but last time I enquired about an exhaust for the Leon he quoted me silly money so I went elsewhere.

    Can't fault his work though
     
  2. pigeon fancier

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    I was quoted £280for a sportscat fitted,
    Just weighting up which one to get and how big a difference it would be?
     
  3. Dan FR

    Dan FR Meth addict. Stage 2+ Yo!

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    Do what I did, interchangeable de-cat pipe :)

    Decat makes a huge difference to both noise and power/pull/acceleration
     
  4. RSAlex

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    That's what I've just had done today at Welsh Coast Customs in Newport.

    Turns out the old turbo impeller was left lodged in the cat!

    Well I guess that's why it was replaced.

    I was very worried when I saw him pick it up from under the car :)
     
  5. pigeon fancier

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    Where did you get it done mate?
     
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    How did it go mate?
    What's the biggest difference?
    Get a video up:lol:
     
  7. RSAlex

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    I was really impressed with them there. Only took about 20 minutes to do. I had the cat and the centre box taken out. But there is still a Powerflow box on the back, don't understand why the previous owner put it on there.

    The biggest difference is I can hear the turbo whistling a lot louder. It idles a bit deeper now, and is a fair bit louder when booting it.

    But it doesn't drone at all, and is surprisingly civilised driving normally.

    Edit: And of course, the turbo feels like it spools up much faster now

    So overall, I'm very happy :p
     
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    Sounds good lol.
    Is it all noise or noticeable power gains?
    Pricewise?pm if you like
     
  9. RSAlex

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    If there are any power gains, I wouldn't say they were significant, but I was thinking it'll help me get a few more ponies in the future when I get a few more bits changed and get it remapped. It's worth it for the noise anyway.

    When I changed the exhaust on the Focus though it made a MASSIVE difference. I think you would get more benefit from a de-cat in yours than I have in my sports tractor :)

    The price was only £80, but he only had to cut out the box and the cat, and fit a 1.5m pipe.
     
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    Bloody decisions lol.
    Sportscat or de-cat????:shrug::cry:
     
  11. Dan FR

    Dan FR Meth addict. Stage 2+ Yo!

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    Longlife in Caerphilly mate, Only as i made sure Pete made it (the boss) and i gave them strict instructions on how i wanted it done:)

    Was just about to ask whether you meant the Focus or Ibiza. On a diesel its a lot more subtle and isn't anywhere near as much of a hindrance as it is on a petrol. On the Leon it transformed the car even before turning the boost and timing up.

    Sports cat:

    Pros: Fit and forget, huge improvement over standard but not as good as a de-cat, shouldnt have an issue with EML.

    Cons: Price, not quite as free-flowing as a de-cat.

    if you know a friendly MOT station or dont mind swapping the cat over once a year then i would go with a de-cat - but that's me :p
     
  12. RSAlex

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    De-cat for sure :)
     
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    Someone in my village has just got his Toledo V5 running. I'm calling in to scan it with vagcom tomorrow evening so I'll see if he is interested in the RR day.
     
  14. RSAlex

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    Sounds good, hopefully we can get a few more to show interest for this, and then we can decide something a bit more definite
     
  15. RSAlex

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    My mate Scott seems interested so that's one more for the list.

    We're getting there :)

    1. RSAlex - Seat Ibiza TDI - 170hp / 280 lb/fts
    2. Charlesz1066- Seat Altea TDI - ??? hp / ??? lb/Fts
    3. Pigeon Fancier Leon Cupra r 273 bhp 250 ft lb
    4. Dan FR - Leon FR TFSI - 260hp / 280 lbft
    5. GJF47 - Leon Cupra R - ??????
    6. Nath PD150 (Nate_G UK-MKIVS) - Golf PD150 - 182hp / 320(???) lbft
    7. Scott - Focus ST mk2 - 280hp / 298 lb/fts
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  16. Dan FR

    Dan FR Meth addict. Stage 2+ Yo!

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    Looks like we're getting there slowly :D
     
  17. Dan FR

    Dan FR Meth addict. Stage 2+ Yo!

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    Few more potentially interested. Number 10 isn't sure what car to run yet.


    1. RSAlex - Seat Ibiza TDI - 170hp / 280 lb/fts
    2. Charlesz1066- Seat Altea TDI - ??? hp / ??? lb/Fts
    3. Pigeon Fancier Leon Cupra r 273 bhp 250 ft lb
    4. Dan FR - Leon FR TFSI - 260hp / 280 lbft
    5. GJF47 - Leon Cupra R - ??????
    6. Nath PD150 (Nate_G UK-MKIVS) - Golf PD150 - 182hp / 320(???) lbft
    7. Scott - Focus ST mk2 (Contact through RSAlex) - 280hp / 298 lb/fts
    8. Josh - Fabia PD130 (Contact through Nate_G) - Fabia PD130 - 175hp (est) / ??? lbft
    9. Aled - PD130 (Contact through Nate_G) - Fabia PD130 - 170hp (est) / ??? lbft TBC
    10. Brendan ??? (Contact through Nate_G) - ??? - ???hp (est) / ??? lbft TBC
     
  18. RSAlex

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    Nice one Dan, we'll leave it a bit longer and get a few more people hopefully. But we should be able to go ahead with 10 cars if not
     
  19. Dan FR

    Dan FR Meth addict. Stage 2+ Yo!

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    Yeah leave it a little longer, would still need to confirm everyone is 100% interested and go from there. Looking promising though :)
     
  20. RSAlex

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    I posted this on Briskoda.net the other day, and we've just had one more sign up :)

    1. RSAlex - Seat Ibiza TDI - 170hp / 280 lb/fts
    2. Charlesz1066- Seat Altea TDI - ??? hp / ??? lb/Fts
    3. Pigeon Fancier Leon Cupra r 273 bhp 250 ft lb
    4. Dan FR - Leon FR TFSI - 260hp / 280 lbft
    5. GJF47 - Leon Cupra R - ??????
    6. Nath PD150 (Nate_G UK-MKIVS) - Golf PD150 - 182hp / 320(???) lbft
    7. Scott - Focus ST mk2 (Contact through RSAlex) - 280hp / 298 lb/fts
    8. Josh - Fabia PD130 (Contact through Nate_G) - Fabia PD130 - 175hp (est) / ??? lbft
    9. Aled - PD130 (Contact through Nate_G) - Fabia PD130 - 170hp (est) / ??? lbft TBC
    10. Brendan ??? (Contact through Nate_G) - ??? - ???hp (est) / ??? lbft TBC
    11. billywhiz040480 (Briskoda.net) - Skoda Octavia Sport 2.0 TDi - 185bhp / 296lbft
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