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what did you and your mk3 leon do today

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

  1. ChrisJKM

    ChrisJKM Full Member

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    have u got a video of both out? want to see if its worth removing my muffler as well .

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  2. Rob G

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  4. Blowski

    Blowski Cupra 280 DSG

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    Anyone on here with a red Cupra and was in the Dover area on Friday evening? If so, apparently you humbled my bro in law in his stage 2 S3 8p and he hasn't stop talking about it since :roflmao:
     
  5. Maypack

    Maypack Ambassador for Cumberland Sausage

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    Followed my wife to our local dealer so she could drop off her Leon Xcellence for its first service. Whilst there saw these wheels which I thought looked pretty sweet.

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    I’ve no idea if the price is good or bad but they would have looked great on my old FR.
     
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  6. Damo H

    Damo H Because I was inverted...

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    With tyres that's pretty good!
     
  7. Rob66

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    That is a superb model does anyone know where to get these? Cheers
     
  8. Rob66

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    Look like great value be good with winter tyres perhaps.
     
  9. theoldboy

    theoldboy The Beast from the East

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    Yep they are hand crafted by @Jimbobcook but you have to attend a meet and win a prize. there is a thread on him building them
     
  10. Rob66

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    Cheers old boy.
     
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  11. Jordan Neill

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    right okay that could be interesting. I havet any videos at the moment but will get some done and post up
     
  12. Jimbobcook

    Jimbobcook MK2 Cupra R Stock+
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    Didn't do much with my Leon as it was a (extremely rare where i live) snowy day, but i took care of the key and key chain.

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  14. Hogey

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    Today I took my 280 Sub 8 in for the brakes to be electronically bled & fluid changed, mainly because of how spongey the brake pedal felt compared to my 290 which didn’t have the Brembo’s. The bite was always towards the top of the pedal range & didn’t require multiple pumps to stop on a dime.

    Anyway I got it back & it’s actually not any better... the Seat dealer says this is because the pads are down to 4mm & there’s ‘extra distance to cover’ for the pad to contact the disc. To me this doesn’t seem correct but I’d be interested to see what you guys think
     
  15. Damo H

    Damo H Because I was inverted...

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    I'm no expert and I understand the theory of what they are saying, but I'd still call BS on that. When my 280 needed new pads (not Brembos I admit), the pedal feel didn't change after the new pads were fitted (it was never bad prior to the pad change).

    In fact thinking back to the Stoptechs on the MINI, after 60k and needing new pads the pedal bite point hadn't changed on that either...
     
  16. Hogey

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    I think the service desk guy is thinking of brakes that you’d see on a mountain bike which retract back to a set position. But on a car it’s the rotation of the disc which pushes the calliper open to say 1mm from the disc surface. The depth of the pad sat beyond the surface is somewhat irrelevant
     
  17. Damo H

    Damo H Because I was inverted...

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    Yeah I would not expect the pistons to be 'sucked' back all the way into the caliper.

    Not ideal, maybe worth taking it into an independant VAG Specialist. Where are you based?
     
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  18. Damo H

    Damo H Because I was inverted...

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    Mrs Wilson was particularly impressed with her fuel consumption yesterday, on a short trip through the roadworks on the M6 to Crewe. Personally I didn't think this mpg was possible in a 300 ST 4 Drive!
     

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  20. zeffania

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    Impressive. My wife would probably be in the 20s. I really can't see how she can get mine so low when she drives or, if I let her
     

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