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What else to change when fitting Weitecs?

Discussion in 'Leon Mk1 (2000-2006)' started by Andrewcupra TDI, Dec 9, 2009.

  1. Andrewcupra TDI

    Andrewcupra TDI Resident Desk Jockey

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    ok so ive ordered some weitecs :D

    whats worth sourcing and changing the same time , its been suggested top mounts

    now do i go oem or other

    Any other parts that could be done the same time ,

    The other little mission im onto is vag com

    i hear the earlier leons cam with the feature of when engaging reverse (mirror switched to drivers view ) the passenger mirror would dip to the floor so helping you see to reverse to the dreaded kurb

    so mine dont come with that :confused::blink: so surely must just be coding it the same as earlier ones ???

    im also wondering can you adapt a convenience wipe while selecting reverese again , to wipe the rear if you have fronts on (not sure if its done sure mark said his mrs golf does it )

    i have tried the searching with no joy

    thanks all

    Andrew
     
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  2. SalSheikh

    SalSheikh Under the Hood

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    i replaced mine top mounts with oem ones on my previous car cos it had done 90k miles.

    regarding the mirrors/rear wiper i wish i had this option too.
     
  3. Faisal

    Faisal UK's 1st Liquid Yello LCR

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    most people go for standard top mounts from Seat. depending on your mileage, you could get your bushes done. iv replaced all of mine with powerflex and it feels much better now :)
     
  4. adam cupra 20vt

    adam cupra 20vt Built Not Bought.

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    Might need uprated front ARB depending on low your going.

    New top mounts and bearings as mentioned.
     
  5. Andrewcupra TDI

    Andrewcupra TDI Resident Desk Jockey

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    i didnt point out to be clear its a 53 plate leon tdi 150
    its on 70k now

    the witec 30mm drop so not low really

    wel bit of luck it may be available for us :)
     
  6. vwbassett

    vwbassett Joined the Dark Side

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    Got my weitecs fitted 2 weeks back its a very nice kit. Id go original top mounts as well.
     
  7. Andrewcupra TDI

    Andrewcupra TDI Resident Desk Jockey

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    so top mounts , what bushes / bearings , il be ringing up tps shortly so need to know what to ask for
    cheers
     
  8. adam cupra 20vt

    adam cupra 20vt Built Not Bought.

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    Top suspension mounts and if they don't come with the bearings then order them to.

    Not sure what bushes people replace when changing shocks? I never replaced any.
     
  9. Andrewcupra TDI

    Andrewcupra TDI Resident Desk Jockey

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    just ordered now £7 odd for the mounts and a couple of pounds for the bearings , is it worth ordering the bump stops for the rear ?? they wernt much money ,

    cheers
     
  10. adam cupra 20vt

    adam cupra 20vt Built Not Bought.

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    I never changed mine, they had done 64k when I changed suspension and were in great condition so I re used them.
     
  11. tedvagas

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    I went a bit mad when i put my weitecs on
    all oem bits

    top mounts front and back
    wishbone bushes front/back
    track rods
    ball joints
    anti roll bar link rods
    arb bushes

    the only thing i left was the subframe bushes:)

    alittle extreme but once i stripped it down i did notice some play in most of these components

    Well worth going the extra mile on this one as it will transform your car as in mine :D
     

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