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swapping inlet manifold from left to right?

Discussion in 'Leon Mk1 (2000-2006)' started by Copra, Jul 2, 2006.

  1. Copra

    Copra Used To Be "mk4polo"

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    any one know of any problems that may come from swapping the inlet manifold on my leon cupra (currently inlet pipe is on the left of the engine bay) to one from a cupra R, or ibiza cupra etc (still small port) so the inlet pipe comess from the right of the engine bay.

    the reason for this is in the future, performance reasons, i want a single pass FMIC. it looks like the forge kits for the LC are twin pass and the LCR kit is single pass. id rather fit the single pass system.

    any problems, anyone done it? any reasons why i shouldnt?

    mark
     
  2. m0rk

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    brake vacuum lines, possibley some wiring changes (DBW throttle)

    Then just find some LCR intake pipes.

    In all honesty, if you want an FMIC, the Forge twin pass works as well as any other. You might be creating work for no reason?
     
  3. Copra

    Copra Used To Be "mk4polo"

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    thakns,

    yes, i knew someone would ask something along those lines. im going to fit a larger turbo (ko4 based) at some point (before i get it mapped obviously) and i was thinking the twin pass works fine with ko3 based turbos, but would it be ok with larger?
     
  4. m0rk

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    tell you once I finally get the GTRS on with it.

    I suspect it'll be fine.
     
  5. Copra

    Copra Used To Be "mk4polo"

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    right, sounds like thats one job i can cross off my list then!

    gtrs is fine then poxy ko4 hybrid will be!

    thanks.
     
  6. Feel

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    I think the APR Golf/Cupra one is single pass and keeps the standard inlet manifold.
     
  7. GaryM

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    James from JBS has a Forge twin pass on his Octy with over 400bhp as does EddyH who will also be over 400bhp when mapped.
    I also have the same IC on my K03s car and its a good piece of kit, works really well.
     
  8. Copra

    Copra Used To Be "mk4polo"

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    thanks for the info, thats good to know.

    my only worries came from my past experiances with a twin pas fmic on my old ibiza cupra.

    this one sounds alot better.

    mark
     
  9. m0rk

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    that's because forge designed & tested their product :)
     

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