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White "Lion" Cupra - DSG converted track car
« on: April 16, 2015, 07:59:01 PM »
Hi everyone!

I'm Teo from Bucharest, Romania and this is my ride:

Seat Leon Cupra MK2 2008


Mods done:

DSG gearbox conversion
Quaife DSG LSD
Additional DSG radiator
External Mocal DSG oil pump
EVO-MS cold air intake
Wagner Tuning intercooler
AP Racing, 6 pot calipers, 355mm disc BBK
Pagid RS14 front brake pads
Reyland custom brake bells to use with AP Pacing CP4542-106/107 brake discs
HEL braided brake-line kit
S3/R32 rear brakes
Pagid RSL19 rear brake pads
Custom brake ducts
Motul RBF660 brake fluid
AST 5300 3 way adjustable coilovers
Stance+ alloy adjustable short/shortened front droplinks 270-320mm - DL270320B
Strongflex polyurethane bushes all-round
H&R 26mm front anti-roll bar
H&R 24mm rear anti-roll bar
Blueflame 3" full exhaust system interchangeable decat/100 cel cat
NGK Iridium BKR7EIX spark plugs
Autotech high pressure fuel pump
Bosh 044 low pressure fuel pump
RS4 fpr valve
RS4 fuel injectors
Rev D diverter valve
PCV delete
Runner flap delete
TT lower arms with adjustable ball joints
BSH Pendulum mount
Vibratechnics lower mount insert
034 Motorsport side/engine mounts
Subframe bolts and shims (N90823501 and 7M3499349A)
ATS DTC 18" 8.5J ET35 - Crystal Silver
Team Dynamics 18" 9J ET35 - Silver Glitter Gloss - for the front axle only
OZ Ultraleggera 18" 8J ET45 - Matt Graphite Silver - street use only
Michelin S9L 250/640/18 slicks 
Pirelly DM 245/645/18 slicks
Hankook F200 c52 240/640/18 slicks
Pirelli RE7 225/650/18 intermediate wet tyres
235/40/18 Federal RS-R - street/training
Sparco PRO 2000 II LF racing front seats - FIA approved 2020
Turn One 6 point race harnesses - FIA approved 2021
HOCO 1.7 Kgs battery and charger
OMP Corsica steering wheel - suede leather black anodized
OMP Steering wheel hub - OD/1960VW239A
DSG paddle shifters adapted on OMP Corsica steering wheel
Paddle shifters extensions
Additional water radiator
Additional oil radiator
Aluminium oil filter housing 06B115417F + 1.8T oil pump conversion
Balance shaft delete
Air conditioner (condenser + compressor) delete
Forge K04 wastegate actuator
GFB G-Force II electronic turbo boost controller EBC 3004
Carbon fiber adjustable splitter
VW CUP rear wing
Custom wider fenders and rear wheel arches
Focus RS MK2 bonnet vents
Rear wiper delete
Custom side skirts
Custom remap
DynoDrome DSG remap
Sunroof delete
Custom wheel arches with wing vents

Previous parts:

Southbend stage 3 endurance clutch
Reyland 355x32 brake discs
Tarox F2000 brake discs + OEM Cupra calipers
APR high pressure fuel pump
Bilstein B16 PSS10 coilovers
OEM MB Vito 280mm sway-bar end-links                                               
Atix Racing Solutions clutch + southbend stage 3 flywheel
Metal side-to-side shifter bracket - 1J0711203L
Wavetrac LSD                                                                               
S3 intercooler
BSH mount insert
OEM Cupra Orion 18" 7.5J ET51 + Dmack Trackday 225/40/18 Tyres
OEM Seat Leon FR ALHIOTH 17" 7J ET54 wheels + Federal FZ 201 225/45/17 semislicks
BBS VZ032 17" 8J ET50 wheels + Federal FZ 201 225/45/17 semislicks
OZ Ultraleggera 18" 8J ET35 matt black wheels
Team Dynamics 18" 8J ET45 - Federal FZ-201 235/40/18
Ferodo Racing DS2500 front/rear pads
Carbotech RP2 pads
Carbotech XP20 pads
Revo Stage 2+ remap
MRC DSG remap

Ordered/To do:

TTE480 turbo
Mahle forged pistons 83mm bore and 9:1 CR
Bar-Tek I Beam forged cromoly steel light rods with ARP 2000 3/8 inches Connection Bolts
ACL Motorsport Bearings
ARP Head Stud Kit
Dynodrome 165 fpr valve
TT aluminum rear hubs (still have to find a way to fit them)
Carbon fiber or fiberglass bonnet
Rear diffuser
Rev G diverter valve
TTRS master cylinder 25.4 mm
2 more Team Dynamics 18" 9J ET35 - Silver Glitter Gloss


 





These are the mods:


The first one was the S3 intercooler, full aluminium, larger then the stock (gti) one:







Then came the cold air intake, I choose EVO-MS for the WRC like sound and the good reviews at the time:







Got the Blueflame exhaust, 3", 100 cel catalyst (later de-cat):







The car made a lot of power, but it had some hard time staying on the road. It was time for coilovers, Bilstein PSS10:







...and for anti roll bars - H&R 26mm front, 24mm rear:







...i decided i needed more power  :signLOL: - APR high pressure fuel pump:







...and the clutch couldn't take it...so I have bought Southbend Stage 3 Endurance + SMF:








Then I had upgraded the dogbone + mount insert with the ones from BSH:







I've found some cheap used TT lower arms (it proved to be one of the best upgrades that I've ever made). Because of the negative camber everything changed, superb steering feel, greatly reduced understeer:







Then I got my Wavetrack LSD:








Installed new coils and plugs (NGK Iridium BKR8EIX):







... and the RS4 fuel pressure regulator:








Then I had to change the lower mount to Vibratechnics and motor + gearbox to 034 density line - (no real picture) to eliminate the wheel hop:










Then the endless problem with braking overheating begun - at first I have upgraded the front with Tarox F2000 discs and Carbotech RP2 and rear with DS2500 brake pads:








...then the trackday wheels OEM Seat Leon FR 7J + Federal FZ 201 semislicks (which were too close to the brakes):









Because they were 7J (no brake clearance - or so I thought at the time) I boiled the brake fluid at my first trackday after upgrading and cracked one disc...so I've decided to change them with these (BBS VZ 032 8J):










Same thing happened, everything cooked again, calipers, pads, fluid:








I've received the rear brakes to S3/R32 310mm and I've sent them for a paint job so they will match with the AP Racing BBK that I've ordered:







I really hope the new ventilated rear rotors will help with the heat dissipation, otherwise it is just added weight, front's do all the braking.

Because I've ordered AP Racing's Formula BBK CP5575M1011R2.CG12, I had to also order a new set of 8x18 Team Dynamics wheels and new 18" tyres, these will not fit under 17" wheels.
The tyres are here:







They are DMAK Trackday tyres, never used them before, I will see what they can do. They have kevlar sidewall, I've never seen anything harder
Now I still have to wait 2 weeks for the wheels and 7 for the BBK. 

If the overheating problem continues I will have to build brake ducts.

By the way the car was remaped by Revo (Stage 2+).
« Last Edit: December 13, 2018, 09:28:49 PM by teo_parvu »

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Re: White "Lion" Cupra
« Reply #1 on: April 17, 2015, 11:40:28 AM »
Very nice, my friend  :congrats: :congrats: :congrats: :congrats:
A lot of information and a lot of work for one post  :grin:.


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Re: White "Lion" Cupra
« Reply #2 on: April 17, 2015, 11:47:53 AM »
What an awesome build!!  :happy2: :happy2:

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Re: White "Lion" Cupra
« Reply #3 on: April 17, 2015, 12:24:48 PM »
Thats very nice buddy

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Re: White "Lion" Cupra
« Reply #4 on: April 17, 2015, 12:52:33 PM »
Awesome car m8,similar spec to my old Cupra K1
Golf R mk6 R-tech tuned GTX3071r

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Re: White "Lion" Cupra
« Reply #5 on: April 17, 2015, 03:03:28 PM »
Thanks you guys very much!
I'm really happy you like the car, there are some monster builds around here.

Here are some trackday videos:


<iframe width="640" height="385" src="//www.youtube.com/embed/zPucpmUGFOM?fs=1&start=" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe><iframe width="640" height="385" src="//www.youtube.com/embed/dPqd6kL-hPs?fs=1&start=" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe>
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I would appreciate any thoughts about how can i further improve this car.

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Re: White "Lion" Cupra
« Reply #6 on: April 19, 2015, 02:54:22 PM »
Yesterday I got the rear calipers powder-coated:






If they don't help with the cooling, it is just added weight:
 
Caliper:                1,8 Kg
Caliper Carrier:      1,3 Kg
Rotor:                  6,8 Kg

I still have to find out how much the GTI rear brakes weigh.
« Last Edit: June 20, 2015, 10:52:54 AM by teo_parvu »

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Re: White "Lion" Cupra
« Reply #7 on: April 19, 2015, 03:57:41 PM »
Awesome Teo, I'll check the track vids out in a bit  :happy2:

Some great spec going in here.
I like the BBS, a rarer set in the UK.

I've sorted a used S3 intercooler out now, too  :smiley: :wink:
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Re: White "Lion" Cupra
« Reply #8 on: April 19, 2015, 05:01:11 PM »
Going well so far there. Add some Ground control adjustable camber mounts.

Also you could opt for the Superpro front control arm kit.

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Re: White "Lion" Cupra
« Reply #9 on: April 19, 2015, 05:26:23 PM »
Awesome Teo, I'll check the track vids out in a bit  :happy2:

Some great spec going in here.
I like the BBS, a rarer set in the UK.

I've sorted a used S3 intercooler out now, too  :smiley: :wink:

Thanks Pete! The BBS are gone now, they were 17" and the new BBK needs minimum 18" wheel.
I made somebody very happy, I used them once.  :smiley:
I've ordered TD Pro Race 1.2 8x18. (eta 2 weeks)

Great news with the IC, it will be more than enough for your setup!  :happy2:

Going well so far there. Add some Ground control adjustable camber mounts.

Also you could opt for the Superpro front control arm kit.

 :happy2:

Thanks for your suggestions!
I was thinking about camber plates, but I still have to find some for Cupra/B16.
I will read more about the Superpro front control arm kit.

Cheers!  :drinking:

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Re: White "Lion" Cupra
« Reply #10 on: April 19, 2015, 05:57:19 PM »
I like the look of this, lots of high end parts on this, definitely one to watch! Doing any UK track days?

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Re: White "Lion" Cupra
« Reply #11 on: April 19, 2015, 06:22:51 PM »
Thanks m8!
Hmmm...I whould realy like to, you have superb tracks, but it is too expensive to get there with the car. :(
This fall I'll try to get to Nordschleife and Spa.

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Re: White "Lion" Cupra
« Reply #12 on: April 28, 2015, 06:31:20 PM »
Update:

I had to repaint the passenger sill and the tailgate, there were  some old "injuries". I have some before and after pictures.

Before:








After:









And the new wheels arrived so i put the DMACK's on them. Because of the kevlar sidewall it was a real battle getting then on the rim. After inflating to 9.5 bar, they've given up.
Still 3 weeks until the final piece, AP Racing's BBk. And then....race mode - on.  :driver:






« Last Edit: June 20, 2015, 10:54:41 AM by teo_parvu »

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Re: White "Lion" Cupra
« Reply #13 on: April 29, 2015, 06:05:19 PM »
What a machine! Great build! So many goodies fitted! :congrats:


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Re: White "Lion" Cupra
« Reply #14 on: April 30, 2015, 07:00:08 AM »
Cheers mate!  :drinking:
I had also a diesel GtSport before this, then got the K04 spanish petrol version.  :driver: