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    Seat Ibiza FR 1.9 TDi

    As everyone knows i'm a diesel fanboy, so when the Corsa was wrote off and i got a crap payout i decided to find a sporty diesel with a high market value to begin with.

    Today i drove home with a wee Ibiza FR Tdi. Not the highest spec Ibiza diesel, but the Cupra models are too expensive.
    Has lots of torque from the 130Bhp engine and later on when i decide to do some mods, it'll be quite a quick car.

    No mods for a while though so i can make sure it's reliable.
    2 owners before me. One was a dealership for 16 days
    FSH and most recent one had water pump, tentioner and belt replaced just a few weeks ago
    95k miles

    Will be a slow thread as not changing anything for a while but didn't feel at home here without a project thread

    Current mods
    Ibiza Cupra PD160 cold air feed pipe
    Plastic boot liner & carpet insert
    Seat parcel shelf tray
    Philips Blue Vision Ultra headlight bulbs
    Osram LED 6k sidelight bulbs
    Osram Nightbreaker Plus full beam bulbs
    Tailored black floor mats
    5% limo tint to rear windows
    SMD white number plate LEDs
    Cree white boot and interior LEDs
    Fly Eyes kit on rear lights
    Cree LED reverse light.
    2.5" Custom turbo back stainless exhaust
    JVC MP3 player stereo with bluetooth kit
    Pressed plates

    Planned mods
    EGR valve removed (got parts to do this)
    ERG valve cooler removed (got parts to do this)
    Custom remap with launch control and popcorn limiter
    Powerflex front suspension wishbone bushes (got)
    Powerflex front ARB bushes (got)
    Powerflex lower engine mount bush (got)
    OMP upper strut brace
    Audi TT 312mm front brake conversion
    17" wheels




    Seat Ibiza FR 1.9 TDi-544457_10151695828267368_937860313_n.jpg


    Seat Ibiza FR 1.9 TDi-995946_10151695828257368_1354508023_n.jpg
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    Thats nice actually, I've saw them in a darker grey and wasnt so keen but thats pretty good.

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    Cheers Shaggy.
    The paintwork seems perfect. No stone chips or scratches or dings. I'm a bit of a perfectionist and that used to drive me insane with my B. The paintwork was really bad on it up close.

    Future mods (depending how secure my job still is in say 6 months time)

    Cupra front mount intercooler with hard pipes.
    Miltek turbo back exhaust system with decat (2 silencers)
    EGR valve removed
    Mild remap.
    Upgraded anti roll bars
    JVC MP3 Player with bluetooth and android support

    Depending on how i feel at the time, the only cosmetic mods will be
    Debadge
    Rear window tints
    Pressed plates
    Leon Cupra Wheels
    Coilovers

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    Why a mild remap after doing the intercooler and exhaust? Can do a mild remap without doing them.

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    Don't want to put too much strain on the turbo for decent gains. FMIC gives arond 15+bhp on an aggresive remap and helps keep the charge temps down.
    Exhaust will sound nice with the turbo whistle and make the turbo breathe a little easier. Might lose a little low down but gain more in the mid to high revs.
    Decat keeps the turbo cooler as well.

    Would like around 170bhp. An aggressive remap alone can do that but it's smokey and puts a lot of strain on the turbo, so this way should be safer long term.

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    Its not a Corsa though

    Woudlnt know how to mod that to be honest, but I probably woudlnt touch the engine in anyway just cosmetic.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Shaggy View Post
    Its not a Corsa though

    Woudlnt know how to mod that to be honest, but I probably woudlnt touch the engine in anyway just cosmetic.
    I don't want another Vauxhall if i can help it, let alone a Corsa
    The rust on them started to do my head in and up here in Scotland it's always wet and cold so they seem to rust quicker.

    It'll be the opposite for me. Not much changes looks wise, but a few changes on the performance side of things. Don't get me wrong it feels really quick just now and even pulls well in 6th but since it's so easy to get more power from these it would be rude not to.

    Will try and get some proper, nicer pictures soon
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    I like it, they make a really good noise when all silencers are removed

    Still think you should have got a Leon FR or whatever they are called but if you're on a bit of a budget this is still good!
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    Leon Cupra was the one i was looking at but hard to find a good one for under 4k locally that's not been abused with FSH. I got this one for 3400, fsh and 1 owner and only 20bhp difference.

    Think i've found my first mod
    Cotton green panel filter and Cupra cold air feed. Won't do much for power at this stage but nice turbo flutter with it and will help it breath later down the line.

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    Will be keeping an eye on this, I like them.
    [CENTER]Understeer: when you hit the wall with the front of the car.
    Oversteer: when you hit the wall with the back of the car.
    Horsepower: how fast you hit the wall.
    Torque: how far you take the wall with you.[/CENTER]

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hardcore View Post
    Don't want to put too much strain on the turbo for decent gains. FMIC gives arond 15+bhp on an aggresive remap and helps keep the charge temps down.
    Exhaust will sound nice with the turbo whistle and make the turbo breathe a little easier. Might lose a little low down but gain more in the mid to high revs.
    Decat keeps the turbo cooler as well.

    Would like around 170bhp. An aggressive remap alone can do that but it's smokey and puts a lot of strain on the turbo, so this way should be safer long term.
    The Ibiza cupra tdi has 180 standard, what's the difference engine wise between the two?

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    Ibiza Cupra of the same shape as this is only 160bhp.
    Different cold air feed, map, big front mount intercooler and bigger turbo IIRC. Remap alone on them takes them to 190+bhp

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    Seems like you picked a good car in terms of condition and history etc. Not a huge fan of the looks, never liked the high fat arse on them. Can look good with a few simple mods though.

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    I do like these, seems like you've picked up a good one also!
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    Quote Originally Posted by nibnob21 View Post
    Seems like you picked a good car in terms of condition and history etc. Not a huge fan of the looks, never liked the high fat arse on them. Can look good with a few simple mods though.
    It's lovely to drive, handles better, much faster and even better mpg than my Corsa did so feeling pretty happy with it.
    I really wanted a Polo to be honest, but one with similar spec to this is about a grand or so more expensive so i went the cheaper route. Polo, this and the Fabia are all the same running gear so just mainly cosmetic differences.
    What would you suggest changing on it? I agree, they don't look the best. It looks nicer in person tbh but i'm not a fan of the ride height ot rear lights much.

    Quote Originally Posted by BenWilliams21 View Post
    I do like these, seems like you've picked up a good one also!
    Cheers man! Kinda wish i got the Cupra tdi model but was far too expensive

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    Purchased a few intake mods tonight

    Intake pipe that feeds from the front bumper to the air box. This one is from the 160Bhp Cupra TDi model and a direct fit.
    Expensive though but keeps it OEM and should mean improved turbo whoosh noises and less smoke when it's remapped.

    Genuine Seat Ibiza Cupra PD160 Air Intake Upgrade Kit SeatSport Polo / Fabia | eBay

    Green cotton air filter as well.

    Green Cotton Performance Air Filter SEAT IBIZA 4 (6L1) 02/02 12/09 FR 1.9L TDI | eBay



    Normal air feed pipe vs the Cupra one.




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    Ouch on the price of that!

    Panel filter looks interesting haha
    [CENTER]Understeer: when you hit the wall with the front of the car.
    Oversteer: when you hit the wall with the back of the car.
    Horsepower: how fast you hit the wall.
    Torque: how far you take the wall with you.[/CENTER]

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    Yeah the price for the pipe is too much really, but bugger it. Hope it's worth it.

    I think for the handling i'll go with OMP upper and lower front strut braces and adjustable whiteline ARB for the rear.
    Should improve the already good handling without changing the ride height or stiffness. Already reasonably stiff as standard to be honest.

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    Some goodies arrived today

    Cupra PD160 cold air feed pipe and plastic boot liner. I do a lot of camping so ideal when wet dirty stuff ends up in the boot




    Standard, restrictive PD130 air feed pipe




    Two air feeds together




    New air feed fitted



    The engine noise is slightly louder. Can hear the diesel growl more at low revs and a bit more turbo whistle. Seems to pull the same, but i imagine it will give more gains once remapped.
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    Nice Tam, Does the airbox have the two tube set up. Inlet / outlet like the vauxhalls and fords?

    If so you removing them?

    Again Nice Tam
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