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PostPosted: Sun Feb 24, 2013 12:33 pm 
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good plans here man, shame about the news but no doubt you will have it sorted and at an even better spec.

really like the looks of those wheels, very unique

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PostPosted: Sun Feb 24, 2013 3:21 pm 
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good plans here man, shame about the news but no doubt you will have it sorted and at an even better spec.

really like the looks of those wheels, very unique

Problem i got is, the turbo and clutch i want, need alot of supporting mods like manifold, injectors and a map to work properly, which cost as much again as the turbo and clutch. might be saving stupid money right in to the summer. finished product should give any BMW 330D M Sport, Focus Rs MK2 etc a run for its money, looking to brake the 300BHP barrier. Most ive seen squeezed out these engines is 340BHP

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PostPosted: Sun Feb 24, 2013 6:15 pm 
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very nice... not tempted to go for another car... eg a ford? :P

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PostPosted: Sun Feb 24, 2013 6:33 pm 
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very nice... not tempted to go for another car... eg a ford? :P

dont know if i could find a ford that can kick out that power and still hold 50+MPG. did look at the Focus MK2 TDCI Zetec S, but its down on power and not much in the way of performance tweeks. If my work arrangements were different id go with petrol, but due to millage ive got to stick with Diesel.

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PostPosted: Fri Mar 01, 2013 11:37 am 
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Given the power upgrade costs on the Leon, could something like this, a 335D 286BHP instead

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PostPosted: Fri Mar 01, 2013 11:49 am 
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tempted? :lol:

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PostPosted: Fri Mar 01, 2013 12:11 pm 
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tempted? :lol:

Some of the 330D's are going for about £8k, i could get around £5k for the leon, putting it back to standard and selling the bits off

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PostPosted: Fri Mar 01, 2013 12:23 pm 
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well it would be newer and quick - as much as i like the leon :lol:

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335D
Auto only :(

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330D
Would be top of my list if I needed another 4dr/estate :thumbsup:

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PostPosted: Fri Mar 01, 2013 2:28 pm 
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i knocked the 335d on the head when i see the compromise in MPG, the 330D is more balanced, the extra poke from the 335D isnt worth the MPG loss, the 330D is quick enough as it is. Either manual or auto with F1 paddle shifters

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PostPosted: Fri Mar 01, 2013 5:35 pm 
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Was doing some calculating based on Shell Diesel V-Power being £1.45 per Liter and the cars MPG combined statistics

335D will see 515 Miles per tank (17.5p per mile based on £90 to fill)
330D will see 603 miles per tank (14.9p per mile based on £90 to fill)

MY Leon will see 632 miles per tank (12.6p per mile based on £80 to fill)

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PostPosted: Fri Mar 01, 2013 6:44 pm 
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And if you put £80 worth of fuel in the other cars, they will do even less miles.

600 mile to a tank... not bad at all really :)

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PostPosted: Sat Mar 02, 2013 12:25 am 
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just picked up a standard turbo tnight to keep the car going for now, took a slow drive to pick it up and averaged 57.2 MPG, mainly doing 60-70 on the motorway

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PostPosted: Sat Mar 02, 2013 4:03 pm 
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Pics of the recon unit. its done 15,000 miles and had a recent inspection last week from BTN Turbo and was said to be in good working condition

BMW Idea is on hold. I really do like them but not in a position or prepared to go into debit for it, for sure though it will be something i look at when moving on from the Leon. Plans for the leon for now are, fit the recon turbo, uprated clutch, fit the brembo brakes and a stage 1 map should see me good for 190+BHP, ill hold back on spending silly money on turbo upgrades, injectors etc until i decide what iam doing. Ive also bought a braided oil line feed from Darkside Devleopments, just got to wait for that to arrive before i can fit

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PostPosted: Sun Mar 03, 2013 7:31 pm 
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should be better when fitted - 190bhp will keep you entertained!

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PostPosted: Thu Mar 07, 2013 12:57 pm 
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fair play what a stunning leon!

looks like you have spent a fortune on this!!

ive been looking for a new car recently and come across one of these in silver locally. 58k fsh 1 owner with the full cupra bodykit and wheels on it. its really smart. ive always liked them.

ive driven the golf gt tdi 150bhp and it went really well i thought,

and these look the nuts, quick, cheap insurance and tax and good on fuel!

whats it like to drive? performance? what would it compare to?

i would want mine mapped but pretty sure you need to uprate clutch for that too?

how does it handle? thats one thing i would miss i think, i couldnt really see these being anywhere near as good as the ignis.

i really love vags i miss my arosa sport. they are so well built and refined. and the PD engines are soo good.

shame to hear about your problems. but im sure once you have the turbo map and clutch it will be an animal.

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PostPosted: Sun Mar 10, 2013 9:37 pm 
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Fitted new recon Garrett GT1749VB Turbo along with a Darkside Developments Braided oil feed line. No more police siren sounds or bad over boosting :D This was just a fix to keep the car going until i decide when the time and moneys right for more power.

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PostPosted: Sun Mar 10, 2013 9:43 pm 
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fair play what a stunning leon!

looks like you have spent a fortune on this!!

ive been looking for a new car recently and come across one of these in silver locally. 58k fsh 1 owner with the full cupra bodykit and wheels on it. its really smart. ive always liked them.

ive driven the golf gt tdi 150bhp and it went really well i thought,

and these look the nuts, quick, cheap insurance and tax and good on fuel!

whats it like to drive? performance? what would it compare to?

i would want mine mapped but pretty sure you need to uprate clutch for that too?

how does it handle? thats one thing i would miss i think, i couldnt really see these being anywhere near as good as the ignis.

i really love vags i miss my arosa sport. they are so well built and refined. and the PD engines are soo good.

shame to hear about your problems. but im sure once you have the turbo map and clutch it will be an animal.


performance on these are pretty good as standard with loads of modding potential (some of these are running over 300BHP). handling on these is not that great......coilovers, decent tyres, ARB's and strut braces improves it no end.

can stage 1 map it to about 190bhp on the standard clutch and turbo but if you have a weak or old clutch the map tends to kill them off, i was planning an insane stage 2 clutch to cope with everything i throw at it at a later date. Easily sees 50+MPG on the motorway and £135 a year to tax. Car is a dream to drive though. I regularly do 4 hour stints in this and comfy for the entire journey....i do love it tbh

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