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?Leon Cupra R Spoiler?

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Managed to pick one of these up from my local Seat dealer for under 20 quid. Seen a few on Vortex fitted to Rs and wondered if anyone made an attempt fitting one so I could rack your brains. Part number for anyone who may like one is 1ML 805 903 'Front Spoiler'.

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I believe there is a short and sweet how-to on Vortex although the site is down right now so from memory:

Tools required:

screwdriver (torx bits confused.gif )

Seat Lip

Undo the screws a little which are on the underneath front edge of the front bumper, pull down the plastic liner a little and the seat lip fits snugly between the plastic piece and the actual bumper then simply do up the screws again.

I thought about doing this but my R is going to be close enough to the ground when I get the coilovers fitted on 28th and if it is screwed into the front bumper and i hit anything then id be worried about ripping or at least damaging the bumper quite severely.

cant wait to see some pic afterwards 169144-ok.gif

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Cheers 50. Vortex was back on for long enough to find that thread but its obviously an american r because it didn't have the small lips on either side of the undertray. Was wondering if they had to be cut off or if a small section can be unclipped. Looked like one big piece as opposed to the US spec which is made up of 4 pieces.

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I've tried this, with the bumper on and with the bumper off, I couldn't see any way of fitting it without drilling the bumper and putting more screws in (something I'm not prepared to do). If you manage give me a shout because I would love to know how to do it.

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Pls could you post the link to the thread on VW Vortex 169144-ok.gif

Edit

Is it this front lip spoiler..?

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yeah thats the one, you need to chop down the two little supports in the middle. I'll see if I've still got the link bookmarked

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Thanks Dubzter 169144-ok.gif

The first thread has the absolute best instructions on how to do it yourself. I reckon the third thread has the best pics.

Oh, and we're back onto intercoolers again with that third thread... wink.gif

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Is it just me or has there been a recent spate of R32 modding going on grin.gif

I thought it was just the US guys who liked to modify what was already a well put together, amazing looks car from the factory but it seems to be spreading over here too 169144-ok.gif

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I've always had the power and handling modding bugs, whichever car I've had, even going back to my 1968 1500 Beetle EEK2.GIF and have always steered fairly clear of aesthetic mods - spoilers etc, but have always liked subtle changes over standard to make the car slightly different and more individual.

I reckon that if you didn't know the chin spoiler was from a Cupra, it could be a standard feature of the R32.

A lot of the members on the uk-mkivs.net forum have done some fairly major bodywork mods, but yes, I think it may be creeping over to TsN... ROLLEY~14.GIF

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i have one ready to go on.....just going to wait until i get the whole lot re painted due to my bumper being cut so to fit the intercooler

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Why on earth would you want to?

The LCR is too low at the front anyway and I'm constantly catching it where other cars (M3's etc) have sailed over the same bit of surface. I'd not bother personally. Besides, mine is also always coming out of its clip holes.

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If any of you manage to get it to fit let me know. In fact maybe one of you want to do a How To type post/document.

It stumped me thats for sure.

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Why on earth would you want to?

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this is why you would want to! 169144-ok.gif see pic

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That's the decision made then... 169144-ok.gif

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ill have to get my hands on one of those too for when i fit the badgeless grill and CF bonnet then.

The 'performance upgrades' never end do they grin.gif

EDIT part ordered, should have it in a few days 169144-ok.gif

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I may even get mine painted at the same time as the other bits and bobs although with it being so close to the ground it may be hardly worth it as its inclined to get scratched and chaffed by road debris.

hmmmmmm

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Right. Fiddled with it for couple of hours and never quite got the fit I wanted. I'll post a photo but basically you undo the screws holding the black plastic undertray, slide in the LCR splitter and do the screws up. Not 100% convinced yet. Something doesn't sit quite right. Looks better on the darker colours, as above.

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Looks pretty smart to me, good job dan 169144-ok.gif

What'd you do about the stock corner splits on R?

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Top job Dan - mine should be here tomorrow so should get it fitted if it really is a 15 minute job.

What did you do about the existing chin spoiler "lips" on either side of the car which are there as standard on the R32?

Did you cut them off or fit the Cupra spoiler over the top of them?

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I left the spoiler lips on. I ended up trimming the LCR splitter to fit closer to these. Its soft enough to do with a Stanley knife. Loosen the screws and slide in over the top of the lips, so to speak!! You'll see what I mean about the fit though. The sides of the splitter won't follow the contour of the spoiler as well as I would like. I'm thinking some of the other attempts have been more successful/used some sort of heat gun to form the plastic a little bit. I'm going to carry on tomorrow. Lost the will to live messing about with it earlier!

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