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ReDBull - '03 Leon Cupra R
« on: 24 September 2012, 21:20 »
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Re: bullyboy - '03 Leon Cupra R
« Reply #1 on: 28 September 2012, 14:40 »
Thanks jv :wink:

Well I've started a project thread elsewhere but I thought I'd post it here as well.
So here goes, the first few post are directly coped and pasted. Sorry for the poor photos it's all done on my iPhone.


Right then I thought it was about time I started a build thread.
I drive a 2003 210 LCR which has been in the family for six years now. In 2006 my brother put a deposit down on a CTR but after talking to him about it we went out to look at other cars. The first garage we went to was Seat. On the way my brother sais he liked the yellow leons with black wheels. Guess what the first car was we saw!
So last June 2011 me and my brother again got talking. He wanted to sell his LCR and buy a cheaper car to run. I wanted to sell my MKII Golf GTI project and buy a larger, safer, fun practical car. So a deal was struck, cars where swaped and cash my brothers way.
Unfortunatly my lap top is currently broken so it's going to be a bit light on photos.

This is the GTI I sold and you can just see the Mondeo ST TDCI family car we had at the time.


This is my LCR


IT had a few mods when I bought it but noting major.
Nuespeed P-Flow indution kit and heat sheald.
Forge 007p DV.
Smoked rear lights.

It was in need of an MOT which was done straight away and passed. Four new tires so Goodyear eagle F1 Asye 2 where ordered from E tyers (If you have'nt tryed them give them a go great service :clap:). 60 k service was also due along with water pump and cam belt. The service was carried out at Jabbasport. Who also strongly recomended the fule lines where replaced that run next to the charge pipe.
Next up was fixing the leaking door seals. As I promised my wife when buying the car that Id keep it standard and not spend a small furtune modifying it thats the way it stayed. :( :?:
« Last Edit: 11 October 2012, 18:31 by bullyboy »
03 210 Seat LCR. Badger5 V2.2TIP, Fordge 007p, Wellycooler, Quaife ATB LSD, Nuespeed ARB's, KW Clubsports, 330mm discs, 3" turbo back de cat and still on the standard map!
My project thread: http://www.golfgtiforum.co.uk/index.php?topic=241116.0

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Re: bullyboy - '03 Leon Cupra R
« Reply #2 on: 28 September 2012, 14:41 »
First impressions of the car where good. It just did'nt drive how I thought it should though. The power delivery was not very smooth which peaks and trough in the boost curve. Then the power dropped off at the top end.
Also I hate the front seats I just can't get comfortable in them. The kids seats are much more comfortable

At the service they they also recommended new discs and pads fornt and back, brake fluid change and found a broken spring near side rear :( .
So with all this needing to be done I bought a Badger 5 V1 TIP from Bill :D . I'd been reading on the forums about how good they where so thought I'd give it a go.



What can I say that has not been said already about the B% TIP. Everything you read about the qulity, and improvemnts in performance is true. I especaily found at the top end the car pulls alot stronger now. I know that there are others on the market since I bought mine but I'd still buy a B5 TIP over the others. In fact I'm thinking of buy a V2.2.
Oh and another job the wheels need a refurb ;) OH and my air filter has not been used as a punch bag.
03 210 Seat LCR. Badger5 V2.2TIP, Fordge 007p, Wellycooler, Quaife ATB LSD, Nuespeed ARB's, KW Clubsports, 330mm discs, 3" turbo back de cat and still on the standard map!
My project thread: http://www.golfgtiforum.co.uk/index.php?topic=241116.0

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Re: bullyboy - '03 Leon Cupra R
« Reply #3 on: 28 September 2012, 14:43 »
So at this point with the improvments with the B5 TIP. I changed my mind on the no mods approach and decided to replace any parts that need replacing with better ones (just don't tell the wife) :D .
My plan now was to replace the old suspension. Sort the brakes out and try and ignore the patchy paint work.
Then one night on the way home from work at 5pm on the university bridge in Lincoln. I was sat at a red light which changed to green and it wouldn't go into gear.
Great. Hazzards on I sat for over an hour while the kids where bundled into the back of the Mondeo and Emma came with the tow rope. IT's amazing sat in a Yellow car with the hazzards on how many people nearly drove into the back of me.
Anyway. I rang Jabba and we disscussed what the likely cause was. Over the phone it was diagnosed as the selection fork between 1st and 2nd gears. So it was gear box out time for a part that cost a few pounds. On hearing this my first thought was LSD...
Jabba picked my car up form my house and trailered it back to there work shop as we wern't 100% sure what the problem with the gear box was. It did turn out to be the selection fork that had dropped off and needed riveting back on. The clutch and fly wheel also needed replacing. Along with a new slave cylinder, the bog bone bush was replaced with a superpro polly bush. Oh and they fitted a Quaife ATB diff.
Grand total nearly 2200 pounds (sorry the key on the works computer for the pound sign is not working). Oh and I also need to re paint the brake callipars and put on some new Brembo stickers. :o
03 210 Seat LCR. Badger5 V2.2TIP, Fordge 007p, Wellycooler, Quaife ATB LSD, Nuespeed ARB's, KW Clubsports, 330mm discs, 3" turbo back de cat and still on the standard map!
My project thread: http://www.golfgtiforum.co.uk/index.php?topic=241116.0

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Re: bullyboy - '03 Leon Cupra R
« Reply #4 on: 28 September 2012, 14:44 »
It tuck me a while to get used to the diff. Mainly I didn't realise how much more grip I had. It's very subtle in operation and I had to get used to small steering inputs at speed. Under steer is practically none existent now in comparison. In short everyone should have one.
I found a few small issues on the way home from Jabba. First of all the cup holder broke as I tried to put a can in it  :? . Then I realised the fog lights where on and I couldn't turn them off :? . The next day the engine light came on and displayed this code

Which I believe is efficancy of the first cat?
03 210 Seat LCR. Badger5 V2.2TIP, Fordge 007p, Wellycooler, Quaife ATB LSD, Nuespeed ARB's, KW Clubsports, 330mm discs, 3" turbo back de cat and still on the standard map!
My project thread: http://www.golfgtiforum.co.uk/index.php?topic=241116.0

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Re: bullyboy - '03 Leon Cupra R
« Reply #5 on: 28 September 2012, 14:45 »
Next up I contacted Mike and he sorted out a batch of the Hugh's engineering rear strut braces
 
Looks good but I'm not sure if it made any difference?
With Christmas approaching and the money saved up for breaks and suspension spent. All plans where put on hold until the new year.
03 210 Seat LCR. Badger5 V2.2TIP, Fordge 007p, Wellycooler, Quaife ATB LSD, Nuespeed ARB's, KW Clubsports, 330mm discs, 3" turbo back de cat and still on the standard map!
My project thread: http://www.golfgtiforum.co.uk/index.php?topic=241116.0

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Re: bullyboy - '03 Leon Cupra R
« Reply #6 on: 28 September 2012, 14:47 »
Now the Mondeo.... We bought it at 10 months old and it never caused any problems. That was until it pop out a drive shaft on the way home from Centreparcs. Then a couple of weeks later the other one failed. The breaks needed replacing, clutch began to slip etc. So that was the suspension and break money spent again!
The Mondeo had to go so we replaced it with this

It's a checky little mod in it's self. Keeps me in the good books and it cost bugger all to run. £20.31 a month insurance!!!
Back to a full VAG family again  :)
03 210 Seat LCR. Badger5 V2.2TIP, Fordge 007p, Wellycooler, Quaife ATB LSD, Nuespeed ARB's, KW Clubsports, 330mm discs, 3" turbo back de cat and still on the standard map!
My project thread: http://www.golfgtiforum.co.uk/index.php?topic=241116.0

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Re: bullyboy - '03 Leon Cupra R
« Reply #7 on: 28 September 2012, 14:49 »
So then I finally got around to fitting my boost gauge

Here's a fitting guild
http://www.secretseatsociety.co.uk/forums/viewtopic.php?f=20&t=728
It's not finised yet but functional.
Then my Dad fitted my forge side to side and back to front short shifters

Also a Nuespeed 28 mm rear ARB, I also have a 25mm front to fit

The rear ARB in combination with the diff make it much pointer than it was before. Yes I know I still need breaks, suspension and to sort out the cat but Awsome GTI gave my a very good offer on buying the two ARBs together ;)
03 210 Seat LCR. Badger5 V2.2TIP, Fordge 007p, Wellycooler, Quaife ATB LSD, Nuespeed ARB's, KW Clubsports, 330mm discs, 3" turbo back de cat and still on the standard map!
My project thread: http://www.golfgtiforum.co.uk/index.php?topic=241116.0

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Re: bullyboy - '03 Leon Cupra R
« Reply #8 on: 28 September 2012, 14:50 »
A few tarty bits
Painted front badge

Rear badge which I'm not to happy with but I'll re do at some point

Dust caps

New R badges

Stickers  :D

Polo ariel
03 210 Seat LCR. Badger5 V2.2TIP, Fordge 007p, Wellycooler, Quaife ATB LSD, Nuespeed ARB's, KW Clubsports, 330mm discs, 3" turbo back de cat and still on the standard map!
My project thread: http://www.golfgtiforum.co.uk/index.php?topic=241116.0

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Re: bullyboy - '03 Leon Cupra R
« Reply #9 on: 28 September 2012, 14:52 »
I've managed to track down a MKIV Golf arm rest and TT front strut brace for reasonable money.

The strut brace will be fitted soon.
Next up will be the breaks at last just trying to decide whether to go for Godspeed two piece 330mm discs or standard size.
Grooved
http://www.godspeedbrakes.co.uk/~godspeed/product.php?id_product=81
Two piece
http://www.godspeedbrakes.co.uk/~godspeed/product.php?id_product=82
I'll be using DS2500 pads either way.
03 210 Seat LCR. Badger5 V2.2TIP, Fordge 007p, Wellycooler, Quaife ATB LSD, Nuespeed ARB's, KW Clubsports, 330mm discs, 3" turbo back de cat and still on the standard map!
My project thread: http://www.golfgtiforum.co.uk/index.php?topic=241116.0