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Roule Duke

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953 posts

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Tuesday 1st February 2011 quote quote all
As i’m sure some off you are aware i wrote my LCR over xmas when i failed to see a T junction in heavy fog, i was absolutely gutted. It was very close to being my perfect car, I always knew i was going to buy another one though, so after searching continuously for 4 weeks i found one. biggrin

Here’s the spec:

- 55,000 miles

- Full service history (last four years its been serviced at AmD)

- REVO stage one remap

- Forge Re-circ 007P Diverter Valve

- Dog Bone Engine Mount

- Uprated Suspension bushes (wishbone)

- EBC Ultimaxx slotted front discs

- Ferodo DS2500 front pads

- HID Xenon headlight with matching LED style sidelights

- Uprated VW front wipers and Fabia rear wiper

- "R" branded aluminium foot rest

- Alpine IDA-X305 iphone/ipod stereo

- Vibe 10" Active Subwoofer mounted in boot


Here’s some pictures from the advert


DSC_6580 by Roule Duke, on Flickr


DSC_6574 by Roule Duke, on Flickr

DSC_6634 by Roule Duke, on Flickr


DSC_6612 by Roule Duke, on Flickr


DSC_6617 by Roule Duke, on Flickr


It needs two front tyres and a 4 wheel alignment, other than that its spot on. Drives lovely, feels tight as a drum and goes like a stabbed rat. :drive1:

There’s a few things i plan on doing over the next few weeks:

- Remove all badges

- Full detail

- Modified airbox

- Replace front tyres

- 4 wheel laser alignment


For now im just going to drive it, at some point in the future i'll replace the suspension as i really miss my coilovers.

Some more pictures will follow once i've given it a detail, thanks for reading. smile

Edited by Roule Duke on Saturday 14th May 18:15


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wigit

89 posts

51 months

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great looking car and nice mods

al1991

4,352 posts

60 months

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Looks nice, never seen the interior on one of these before, I like it.

Roule Duke

Original Poster:

953 posts

77 months

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Well today Betty got some new shoes fitted and a wheel alignment, i went for Falkens FK452's in the end as funds are a little tight.

Apparently the tracking was way out, this i can well believe as it had tendency to wander all over the road, however this was partly due to the condition of the tyres which were VERY low. The shake i had under braking is now gone and the steering feel is much improved.. in short she drives lovely. biggrin

I drove straight from the garage to the OH parents to give her a wash. Jesus cleaning a black car is hard work, just drying it down after you've washed it takes some serious effort.

This was the first time i had a chance to look at the condition of the paint in detail, i'm pleased to say i found it to be in great condition.

I also remove the side and rear badges as they were looking very tatty, IMO the rear of the car looks much cleaner without any badges. I may put some news ones on the side... i havent decided yet.

heres a few pictures.


IMG_0399 by Roule Duke, on Flickr


IMG_0397 by Roule Duke, on Flickr


IMG_0396 by Roule Duke, on Flickr


IMG_0400 by Roule Duke, on Flickr


I plan on getting all the little niggle and tidying up sorted before i start modifying it. Tomorrow im going to modify the air box and clean the interior, next on the agenda after that is to refurb the front and rear brakes as they're look untidy, oh yeah and a new front splitter as the current one has got loads of scuffs and marks. I can see this list of little things getting quite long.

Edited by Roule Duke on Sunday 6th February 18:02


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wackojacko

8,521 posts

70 months

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Looks fantastic, great purchase chap thumbup

How are you finding the EBC ultimax discs ? It's a toss up between the EBC's and the Brembos for me ......
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Traveller

1,749 posts

97 months

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Lovely R, nicely modded to, very subtle. They are a great car, pity the new R has been a let down.

Locke

1,267 posts

64 months

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Very nice looking car, never been overly keen on Leons but that one looks very nice for some reason. smile

Olivera

1,885 posts

119 months

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Nice car! Mine is also debadged, and a lot dirtier...

Roule Duke

Original Poster:

953 posts

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Cheers for the kind comments chaps


wackojacko said:
How are you finding the EBC ultimax discs ? It's a toss up between the EBC's and the Brembos for me ......
I've had both and the EBC's are a little better than the Brembo's, really power when paired with the DS2500's, plus they aren't any noisier that the Brembo's which is a big plus as i hate noisy brakes.

Edited by Roule Duke on Sunday 6th February 18:55

Olivera

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Sorry, but EBC ultimax discs are terrible. I tracked mine and the discs literally warped within 10 minutes, and I did put them through several heat-cycles beforehand. I've also tracked the standard Brembo discs on several occasions and had no such problems. You get what you pay for I'm afraid.

Roule Duke

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953 posts

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Olivera said:
Sorry, but EBC ultimax discs are terrible. I tracked mine and the discs literally warped within 10 minutes, and I did put them through several heat-cycles beforehand. I've also tracked the standard Brembo discs on several occasions and had no such problems. You get what you pay for I'm afraid.
That's not good to hear, i've only had the car a couple of weeks so i can only go by the driving i've been doing. Thanks for the heads ups, i'll make a point of not giving them too much stick as i dont want to warp them!



Roule Duke

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953 posts

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I thought i would update as it's been a while, she's had her MOT the other day which she passed with flying colours, always a little worrying when you have a MOT for the first time with a car.

As the weather has been so good this year i finally for around to giving her a good wash, she was clayed, polished and waxed. She came up really nice, rather pleased with the results.


DSCF3728 by Roule Duke, on Flickr


DSCF3702 by Roule Duke, on Flickr


DSCF3708 by Roule Duke, on Flickr


DSCF3736 by Roule Duke, on Flickr


DSCF3733 by Roule Duke, on Flickr


DSCF3735 by Roule Duke, on Flickr


DSCF3732 by Roule Duke, on Flickr


DSCF3731 by Roule Duke, on Flickr


DSCF3729 by Roule Duke, on Flickr


DSCF3744 by Roule Duke, on Flickr


DSCF3743 by Roule Duke, on Flickr


DSCF3746 by Roule Duke, on Flickr


DSCF3747 by Roule Duke, on Flickr


DSCF3748 by Roule Duke, on Flickr


DSCF3752 by Roule Duke, on Flickr


DSCF3750 by Roule Duke, on Flickr

The wheels are really letting the side down, they're on the to do list. I'm leaning toward get bright silver powder coat.

It's booked in for a full service at AmD Technik's for the end of the month, I'll be getting a yellow spring fitted to my Forge 007P DV while im there as I discovered the previous owner hadn't fitted the correct spring, as a result I've been losing boost under load. I can hear it leaking when giving it the beans, this is what made me check it in the first place. While i was checking it i gave it a service.

The follow month it will be getting some Weitec coilovers with a wheel refurb the following month. I've got to get my ar$e in gear and get it all sorted in the next few months as the OH is due to drop at the end of August and getting approval for mod's is going to get very difficult. smile


Edited by Roule Duke on Friday 13th May 22:07

DR10

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She is looking good at eight years old. A credit to her former (and current) owners.

Traveller

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Get it done now, after the pitter patter of small feet arrive, bye bye mods or even petrol money!

Roule Duke

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DR10 said:
She is looking good at eight years old. A credit to her former (and current) owners.
Thanks, she's was definitely looked after by the previous onwer, he would drive all the way from stanstead to AmD at lakeside to get it serviced. It's been serviced the last four / five years. That's the sort of thing i want to see in the service history of a car... someone as obsessive as me with car maintenance.

Traveller said:
Get it done now, after the pitter patter of small feet arrive, bye bye mods or even petrol money!
LOL dont worried its all in hand, it's been planned out in minute detail, i've even create a spreadsheet to make sure i fit it all in. wink

i've got loads of other small things in the list too, i'm in no illusion this is the last of the modifications for sometime. I'm going to make sure it counts! smile

Edited by Roule Duke on Saturday 14th May 14:54

Mastodon2

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From one LCR 225 owner to another, that's a corker of a car. But aren't they all? wink

What kind of exhaust is on there, is it the standard one? It looks to me like it might be a Blueflame, but you didn't mention it on your mods list. I've got the Milltek on mine, sounds fantastic - I only wish the car didn't have so much sound proofing so I could hear it a bit better at lower revs without having to wind the windows down, but at other times I love the noise insulation.

Funny thing really, I'd never even considered getting a Seat, or even a turbo car, I didn't think it was going to happen, and I was in the market for a decent RS Clio 182. Then I saw an LCR 225, then I got a test drive, and I knew there was no other option!

Roule Duke

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Mastodon2 said:
From one LCR 225 owner to another, that's a corker of a car. But aren't they all? wink

What kind of exhaust is on there, is it the standard one? It looks to me like it might be a Blueflame, but you didn't mention it on your mods list. I've got the Milltek on mine, sounds fantastic - I only wish the car didn't have so much sound proofing so I could hear it a bit better at lower revs without having to wind the windows down, but at other times I love the noise insulation.

Funny thing really, I'd never even considered getting a Seat, or even a turbo car, I didn't think it was going to happen, and I was in the market for a decent RS Clio 182. Then I saw an LCR 225, then I got a test drive, and I knew there was no other option!
Thanks, they really are cracking car, they really do it all. This is my second LCR, my first one meet an unfortunate end in some heavy fog.frown It's a standard exhaust unfortunately, i'd like an exhaust at some point as it's a little quiet. I've modified the airbox which makes a nice induction noise.

They're great cars for the money, it's an all rounder. Chuffed that i don't need to sell it when the little un arrives, its got 4 doors, a big boot, good MPG when driven gently and goes like a stab rat when you poke it.

It's a great family hatch that just happens to have 265BHP.

Are you on seatcupra.net?

Edited by Roule Duke on Saturday 14th May 13:49

Mastodon2

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I am on Seatcupra.net but I don't post often, I use the same username as on here.

With regard to modifying the exhaust, both of the big options are great. The Millteks seem to be a bit bassier and fatter sounding, like a burbling woof, whereas the Blueflame is more like a hollow growl.

As for modifying the air intake, what mods are available? My car has a big green cone filter on currently and the plastic airbox cover was not sold with the car. This green filter looks a bit tatty and I'd like to replace it at some point, any idea what kind of brand it might be, and if I have any better options / mods that could be done to improve the induction noise? It already sounds great but when it comes to time to change the filter I'd like to keep it as good or better, and not risk spoiling it with a different air filter.

Chunkychucky

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Lovely looker, when you first mentioned the de-badging I thought "No!!", but to be fair you're right, it has made the car look alot cleaner and smoother (if that's possible?). Looks awesome!

Roule Duke

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Mastodon2 said:
I am on Seatcupra.net but I don't post often, I use the same username as on here.

With regard to modifying the exhaust, both of the big options are great. The Millteks seem to be a bit bassier and fatter sounding, like a burbling woof, whereas the Blueflame is more like a hollow growl.

As for modifying the air intake, what mods are available? My car has a big green cone filter on currently and the plastic airbox cover was not sold with the car. This green filter looks a bit tatty and I'd like to replace it at some point, any idea what kind of brand it might be, and if I have any better options / mods that could be done to improve the induction noise? It already sounds great but when it comes to time to change the filter I'd like to keep it as good or better, and not risk spoiling it with a different air filter.
It sounds like you have the Jetex filter fitted, you can buy a replacement filter from the link below. Quite reasonably priced too, about £70 for the filter and pipe work.

http://www.seatcupra.net/forums/showthread.php?t=5...

I was talking about modifying the standard air box, you can smooth out the internals and attach a R32 intake pipe, this is much bigger and allow more cold air feed to the filter.

There are some things we can do to optimize your set up, you can buy a extension pipe to take the filter closer to the wing. Jabbasports also do a heat shield which helps to reduce heat soak from the engine bay. A cold air feed would be worth doing if you havent already.

If you're really feeling flush you could also get a Badger 5 3" turbo inlet pipe to attach to the filter (same seller as the link above), its 3" all the way to the turbo. It been proven to make some very impressive gains, up to 20BHP on mapped cars.

Chunkychucky said:
Lovely looker, when you first mentioned the de-badging I thought "No!!", but to be fair you're right, it has made the car look alot cleaner and smoother (if that's possible?). Looks awesome!
Thanks... I've always like the de-badge look on my cars, make it much easier to polish as well. Plus you can catch people out when they underestimate you. wink




Edited by Roule Duke on Saturday 14th May 18:13

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