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what did you and your mk3 leon do today

Discussion in 'Leon Mk3' started by seatleon2012, Apr 16, 2013.

  1. FR3

    FR3 Full Member

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    FR but catback system with a delete, in eco, tiniest amount of drone but honestly not noticeable really day to day. Driving like a normal person it's pretty quiet especially once it warms up. Only audible on startups, when the car is dead silent (no radio etc) or when your putting your foot down. Definitely audible in sport as it goes into higher revs which is what you want anyway.

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  2. FR3

    FR3 Full Member

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    Apolgies but is this a forum meet? I feel like I saw something about a Jan meet but I can't find the thread anywhere.

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  3. wms_F1

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    If you do find a 280 ST on a OEM exhaust with a Res Delete, could you please take a video and share?? I would be very interested to hear it. I have a a 280 ST and NEED more noise but cant justify the outlay for a cat-back system at the moment.

    Thank you
     
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  4. Daire92

    Daire92 Cupra 290 DSG

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    You would end up sounding very similar to this, if memory serves me right the 280 ST and 290 ST had the same exhausts. the 280 ST had only 1 resonator but the 280 hatchback had 2 resonators. The 290 was when both hatch and ST had 1 resonator.
     
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  5. Hogey

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    Anyone know which resonator is to be deleted to make the 280 like the 290? (Hatch) front or back?
     
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  6. FR3

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    Minus the extra baubles, my fr sounds exactly like this, maybe a touch deeper.

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  7. Blowski

    Blowski Cupra 280 DSG

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    It’s the middle silencer. Resonator stays as it is and the rear back box.

    I’ve had it done, sounds better but won’t sound totally like a 290 as the internals of the rear back box are different.

    Still quiet and refined on the inside but sounds decent without being loud from the outside.


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  8. trebor

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    Said goodbye to the Cupra today, it has served me extremely well.

    Cupra.jpg

    Said hello to the replacement - M140i

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  9. Naylor92

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    Both nice cars and totally different to drive. Cupra looks far better in my opinion. Specially the one you had with that spec. Looked mint.
     
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  10. trebor

    trebor Full Member

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    I can't disagree with you there, the Cupra is more of a looker.
    I do have a splitter and side skirt extensions planned to improve the BMW looks but its all about the drive for me with this change. I've done FWD and 4WD to death but not had RWD or a straight 6 engine for that matter. Everything just came together to make this the time to try it and I was in the right place at the right time as far as a deal went.

    Highly likely that I'll be back to SEAT sometime in the future if they keep making good cars.
     
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  11. Mystery290

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    Although I eagerly await my Cupra’s arrival - of all the cars I’ve had I miss my 1 Series the most so comfortable and the gearbox is fantastic - plus you got the best colour haha...Estoril Blue looks absolutely fantastic when polished & waxed!
    Don’t be put off by the RWD either - BMW’s traction control is almost telepathic - my mother could comfortably drive it in bad weather without worry, but knock the assistance off and the chassis is genuinely easy to control and playful! Enjoy!
     
  12. paddy6789

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    Think I just drove past you
     
  13. kiddo

    kiddo ST Cupra

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    Yeah I thought it was you going the other way close to the shell garage on Wigan Rd. i only twigged it was you once you'd gone passed and I'm happy to say no drone ;)
     
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  14. trebor

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    Enjoying it so far, 345 miles covered since 3pm yesterday.
     
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  15. Maypack

    Maypack Ambassador for Cumberland Sausage

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    Met a few of the members off here at the Blackpool meet and won this bad boy as I had the dirtiest car (not by choice)
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    Excellent work @Jimbobcook

    Also thanks to @Sharpy for the Meguiars cleaning kit. Looking forward to using it to try and win the cleanest car next time
     
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  16. Jordan Neill

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    Fitted my double res delete on the 280, mechanics couldn't just change the middle res with the exhaust parts I bought. Sounds alot louder, gargle and bubbles on lift off and has some pops on gear change (manual).
    On normal driving it sounds quiet enough and happy with that. Mine was the Zaustworx exhaust, anyone else done the double?
     
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  17. ChrisJKM

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    I've got the single with the front resonator taken out and the rear muffler still in. have you got any videos of both out?

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  18. Rob G

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    Yup, fitted mine a couple of months back! Pleased with it, good amount of extra noise but minimal drone when cruising.
    Only issue with mine is the tips have dropped slightly, probably down to me fitting it on my drive. Really need to get it up in the air properly and have a play!!
     
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  19. ChrisJKM

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    did u have the muffler or resonator taken out ?

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  20. Rob G

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    Both. The zaustworx pipe removes them both.
     
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