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Aboyner
First off I'd like to say hello as I'm new to the forums! I currently have a mk1 Ford Focus Collection 1.6 which I love but today I put a deposit on a mk2 1.6 focus and am trading in my old one.

I'm looking to add a little bit to the car just to make it stand out a bit...although, I will say I'm on a budget! I'm just looking for some cheap little things that can really add overall to the car.
A few things I'm looking to do is:[list]
[*]I need a new piece of leather around the bottom of the gearstick(not sure of the tech. name) as the current is worn. Am hoping i can get this done for not too much in halfords
[*]I was also thinking of doing a bit of carbon wrapping around the gearstick (I'll have to look up how this is done)
[*]There is a god forsaken nokia phone cradle drilled into the dash, im looking to take this out and try fill in the holes, may have to see if halfords can also do this as the wire goes right in behing the dash/radio.
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Any comments and opinions welcome..... any ideas i can do to the outside for realatively cheap without looking tacky!? I was thinking of getting an 'S' badge for the grille as i think that adds a lot to the look at the front!

Anyway thanks for reading im going to add pics of the car from the website(I will have the car cleaner and hopefully better looking!)

Looking forward to your comments...





Preee
Hi and Welcome to FOC

Many ideas on here for you to go through , keep a close eye on the signatures as many contain guides
Aboyner
[quote name='Preee' timestamp='1339777833' post='187462']
Hi and Welcome to FOC

Many ideas on here for you to go through , keep a close eye on the signatures as many contain guides
[/quote]

Thanks Mate
Stoney871
Hi Aaron,
First welcome to the forum.
Have a look at my signature for possible ideas.
If you need any modification sources/advice I (and many others here) will be glad to help.
Aboyner
[quote name='Stoney871' timestamp='1339780098' post='187471']
Hi Aaron,
First welcome to the forum.
Have a look at my signature for possible ideas.
If you need any modification sources/advice I (and many others here) will be glad to help.
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Thanks. Im not collecting the car till monday so want to get a valet and service from ford then ill slowly start picking up bits and pieces to install.
Aboyner
Also if anyone knows or has done this....

The leather on the armrest seems to be a bit worn, anyone ever replaced this or know how about going about doing this?
dezwez
[color="#0000FF"][size="5"][font="Times New Roman"]Hi welcome[/font][/size][/color] :)
Stoney871
[quote name='Aboyner' timestamp='1339780719' post='187476']
Also if anyone knows or has done this....

The leather on the armrest seems to be a bit worn, anyone ever replaced this or know how about going about doing this?
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Yet again i reckon eBay can help.
There's usually sellers that do replacement covers or aftermarket bits to slip over the original bits.
Failing that some liquid leather scuff polish may improve the cosmetic appearance.
Lenny
[quote name='Aboyner' timestamp='1339776982' post='187460']
First off I'd like to say hello as I'm new to the forums! I currently have a mk1 Ford Focus Collection 1.6 which I love but today I put a deposit on a mk2 1.6 focus and am trading in my old one.

I'm looking to add a little bit to the car just to make it stand out a bit...although, I will say I'm on a budget! I'm just looking for some cheap little things that can really add overall to the car.
A few things I'm looking to do is:[list]
[*]I need a new piece of leather around the bottom of the gearstick(not sure of the tech. name) as the current is worn. Am hoping i can get this done for not too much in halfords
[*]I was also thinking of doing a bit of carbon wrapping around the gearstick (I'll have to look up how this is done)
[*]There is a god forsaken nokia phone cradle drilled into the dash, im looking to take this out and try fill in the holes, may have to see if halfords can also do this as the wire goes right in behing the dash/radio.
[/list]
Any comments and opinions welcome..... any ideas i can do to the outside for realatively cheap without looking tacky!? I was thinking of getting an 'S' badge for the grille as i think that adds a lot to the look at the front!

Anyway thanks for reading im going to add pics of the car from the website(I will have the car cleaner and hopefully better looking!)

Looking forward to your comments...

[/quote]

Welcome to the forum mate,
the focus looks mint, sorry to hear about the Nokia cradle being mounted to the dash i hope you argued the price of the car a bit due to the cradle being mounted,
but its not the end of the world, depending on where it is mounted you may be able to replace the section, unless it is mounted to the bulk of the dash, and if it is then i know a guy on ebay who makes custom laser cut parts from stainless steel and he could manufacture a limited edition ford badge for you, if you choose a design such as ''focus zetec s limited edition number 0001'' he can manufacture a plate for you to stick over the holes and no one would be any wiser,
here is a link to some of his work and in the link their is a link to his store on ebay.
[url="http://www.fordownersclub.com/forums/topic/26813-custom-laser-cut-parts-for-your-focus/page__pid__145032#entry145032"]http://www.fordowner...032#entry145032[/url]

I have done some guides on modifications to the focus that you may be interested in, they are all listed below this post and can be download in PDF format so you can print them out making them even easier to follow,
the wiring loom in your focus is the same as my focus, the only changes between the two models is the body panels, some interior parts and the exterior lights.

im in co.wexford myself and if you looking at carbon wrapping some parts then see Stephens thread
[url="http://www.fordownersclub.com/forums/topic/33541-carbon-wapping-ideas/page__fromsearch__1"]http://www.fordowner...__fromsearch__1[/url]

Halfords is very expensive for parts if buying mate, even the local ford dealer can be a rip off merchant, i cut out the middle man on both places and i buy from ebay, their are ford dealers in the uk operating on ebay so you can contact them for parts and they are cheaper than your local dealer, i purchased all of my ford parts from the uk, as for detailing equipment and led's you can purchase directly from china yourself through ebay for less than 10 euro where hallfords would charge 25euro for two little strips manufactured by Prism, even the richbrook stuff is cheaper on ebay and their is also europeanparts.com they are based in germany but if your order is less than 100 the postage will be high and may not be worth it.

The ST rear spoiler is a very easy mod to do yourself, just swapping like for like and id recommend putting silicone between the rear poiler and the boot panel, under the spoiler because they are prone to leaking, that is weather you change the spoiler or not, it is a common fault,

and before you drive it away from the garage, see my link below titled ''is your focus rusting'' because their is a common fault on the top of the inside boot where the rubber hose goes from the roof in to the boot panel,
when the boot is closed it elbows and rubs off the body of the car, stripping the paint and causing rust,
happend mine when it was 3 months old back in 2010
Aboyner
Thanks Lenny I'd really be interested in getting that part made... Do you reckon I just email him with the dimensions? I was already looking at getting the focus strip for the glove compartment so it'd be great if I could get something to cover the holes!
Aboyner
Anyone get anything like these? Thinking about getting them but iv only a 2door so don't need the back ones...
http://www.ebay.com/itm/Door-sills-scuff-Step-plates-sill-plate-trim-panel-Fit-Ford-Focus-2012-2013-up?item=221041866641&cmd=ViewItem&_trksid=p5197.m185&_trkparms=algo%3DSIC.NPJS%26itu%3DI%252BUA%26otn%3D12%26pmod%3D221008736404%26po%3DLVI%26ps%3D63%26clkid%3D9175320253021476028#ht_3295wt_908

Stoney871
If you search eBay for lockwood you will get a reasonable choice for two doors.
Aboyner
[quote name='Lenny' timestamp='1339837631' post='187551']


Welcome to the forum mate,
the focus looks mint, sorry to hear about the Nokia cradle being mounted to the dash i hope you argued the price of the car a bit due to the cradle being mounted,
but its not the end of the world, depending on where it is mounted you may be able to replace the section, unless it is mounted to the bulk of the dash, and if it is then i know a guy on ebay who makes custom laser cut parts from stainless steel and he could manufacture a limited edition ford badge for you, if you choose a design such as ''focus zetec s limited edition number 0001'' he can manufacture a plate for you to stick over the holes and no one would be any wiser,
here is a link to some of his work and in the link their is a link to his store on ebay.
[url="http://www.fordownersclub.com/forums/topic/26813-custom-laser-cut-parts-for-your-focus/page__pid__145032#entry145032"]http://www.fordowner...032#entry145032[/url]

I have done some guides on modifications to the focus that you may be interested in, they are all listed below this post and can be download in PDF format so you can print them out making them even easier to follow,
the wiring loom in your focus is the same as my focus, the only changes between the two models is the body panels, some interior parts and the exterior lights.
im in co.wexford myself and if you looking at carbon wrapping some parts then see Stephens thread
[url="http://www.fordownersclub.com/forums/topic/33541-carbon-wapping-ideas/page__fromsearch__1"]http://www.fordowner...__fromsearch__1[/url]

Halfords is very expensive for parts if buying mate, even the local ford dealer can be a rip off merchant, i cut out the middle man on both places and i buy from ebay, their are ford dealers in the uk operating on ebay so you can contact them for parts and they are cheaper than your local dealer, i purchased all of my ford parts from the uk, as for detailing equipment and led's you can purchase directly from china yourself through ebay for less than 10 euro where hallfords would charge 25euro for two little strips manufactured by Prism, even the richbrook stuff is cheaper on ebay and their is also europeanparts.com they are based in germany but if your order is less than 100 the postage will be
high and may not be worth it.

The ST rear spoiler is a very easy mod to do yourself, just swapping like for like and id recommend putting silicone between the rear poiler and the boot panel, under the spoiler because they are prone to leaking, that is weather you change the spoiler or not, it is a common fault,
and before you drive it away from the garage, see my link below titled ''is your focus rusting'' because their is a common fault on the top of the inside boot where the rubber hose goes from the roof in to the boot panel,
when the boot is closed it elbows and rubs off the body of the car, stripping the paint and causing rust,
happend mine when it was 3 months old back in 2010
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[quote name='Stoney871' timestamp='1339852100' post='187586']
If you search eBay for lockwood you will get a reasonable choice for two doors.
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Found a nice set already thanks!

Do you think this would attach to my front grille? It's self adhesive... I reckon it might fall off...
http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/FORD-FIESTA-FOCUS-ZETEC-S-BADGE-EMBLEM-BOOT-WING-KA-C-MAX-GALAXY-RS-GRILL-BLUE-/320924211809?pt=UK_CarsParts_Vehicles_CarParts_SM&hash=item4ab892da61#ht_500wt_922

Or would I be better off with this one and just 'try' carefully cut off the R..
http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/AUDI-PORSCHE-FORD-FIESTA-FOCUS-VW-SUBARU-IMPREZA-BADGE-FRONT-GRILL-RS-BLUE-PINS-/110892810990?pt=UK_CarsParts_Vehicles_CarParts_SM&hash=item19d1ba02ee#ht_1115wt_858

Iv seen a focus driving around with the S on the grille and it looks really good!

Would this exhaust trim fit the mk2 focus?
http://www.halfords.ie/webapp/wcs/stores/servlet/product_storeId_11101_catalogId_15551_productId_765091_langId_-1_categoryId_212380#tab1

Or would I have to shell out for this:
http://www.ebay.ie/itm/Sport-Exhaust-Chrome-Tail-Pipe-Tip-Trim-Ford-Focus-Mk2-Hatchback-2005-2012-/300629037212?pt=UK_CarsParts_Vehicles_CarParts_SM&hash=item45fee3109c#ht_1016wt_702
Aboyner
just collected the car today...cant wait to start all my little mods on it! :)
Lenny
[quote name='Aboyner' timestamp='1339853520' post='187588']
Found a nice set already thanks!

Do you think this would attach to my front grille? It's self adhesive... I reckon it might fall off...
[url="http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/FORD-FIESTA-FOCUS-ZETEC-S-BADGE-EMBLEM-BOOT-WING-KA-C-MAX-GALAXY-RS-GRILL-BLUE-/320924211809?pt=UK_CarsParts_Vehicles_CarParts_SM&hash=item4ab892da61#ht_500wt_922"]http://www.ebay.co.u...61#ht_500wt_922[/url]

Or would I be better off with this one and just 'try' carefully cut off the R..
[url="http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/AUDI-PORSCHE-FORD-FIESTA-FOCUS-VW-SUBARU-IMPREZA-BADGE-FRONT-GRILL-RS-BLUE-PINS-/110892810990?pt=UK_CarsParts_Vehicles_CarParts_SM&hash=item19d1ba02ee#ht_1115wt_858"]http://www.ebay.co.u...e#ht_1115wt_858[/url]

Iv seen a focus driving around with the S on the grille and it looks really good!

Would this exhaust trim fit the mk2 focus?
[url="http://www.halfords.ie/webapp/wcs/stores/servlet/product_storeId_11101_catalogId_15551_productId_765091_langId_-1_categoryId_212380#tab1"]http://www.halfords....yId_212380#tab1[/url]

Or would I have to shell out for this:
[url="http://www.ebay.ie/itm/Sport-Exhaust-Chrome-Tail-Pipe-Tip-Trim-Ford-Focus-Mk2-Hatchback-2005-2012-/300629037212?pt=UK_CarsParts_Vehicles_CarParts_SM&hash=item45fee3109c#ht_1016wt_702"]http://www.ebay.ie/i...c#ht_1016wt_702[/url]
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for the S badge i would purchase a small black cable tie and a sticky back cable tie pad,
then using a dremil or a stanley blade,
trim down the pad to become a straight rectangle in vertical form,
then stick the S badge to the pad and cable tie it to the grill by putting another pad on the inside of the grill to grip it on the opposite side, this way it will sit flush on the grill. with no visible sign of the cable tie.
[img]http://i575.photobucket.com/albums/ss192/lennymanwoods/discussions/cable-tie-mount-pad.jpg[/img]

as for the exhaust tip, my exhaust tip is curved on the end to flew the exhaust gases down towards the ground and i think yours may be the same, so if you were to fit the exhaust tip on the second link above then you would need to remove the current length that comes from the rear silencer.
but the first one you linked wont fit your model correctly but here is another option that will fit your exhaust:
[url="http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Stainless-bolt-on-rooled-angle-cut-slanted-oval-exhaust-tip-tips-muffler-036-/140700741261?pt=UK_CarsParts_Vehicles_CarParts_SM&hash=item20c26aee8d"]http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Stainless-bolt-on-rooled-angle-cut-slanted-oval-exhaust-tip-tips-muffler-036-/140700741261?pt=UK_CarsParts_Vehicles_CarParts_SM&hash=item20c26aee8d[/url]

[url="http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Exhaust-Tip-Angle-Stainless-Steel-Echo-Jazz-Vitz-Yaris-Getz-Barina-Excel-Civic-/370618660311?pt=AU_Car_Parts_Accessories&hash=item564a97f5d7"]http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Exhaust-Tip-Angle-Stainless-Steel-Echo-Jazz-Vitz-Yaris-Getz-Barina-Excel-Civic-/370618660311?pt=AU_Car_Parts_Accessories&hash=item564a97f5d7[/url]
Aboyner
[quote name='Lenny' timestamp='1340042966' post='187915']



for the S badge i would purchase a small black cable tie and a sticky back cable tie pad,
then using a dremil or a stanley blade,
trim down the pad to become a straight rectangle in vertical form,
then stick the S badge to the pad and cable tie it to the grill by putting another pad on the inside of the grill to grip it on the opposite side, this way it will sit flush on the grill. with no visible sign of the cable tie.
[img]http://i575.photobucket.com/albums/ss192/lennymanwoods/discussions/cable-tie-mount-pad.jpg[/img]

as for the exhaust tip, my exhaust tip is curved on the end to flew the exhaust gases down towards the ground and i think yours may be the same, so if you were to fit the exhaust tip on the second link above then you would need to remove the current length that comes from the rear silencer.
but the first one you linked wont fit your model correctly but here is another option that will fit your exhaust:
[url="http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Stainless-bolt-on-rooled-angle-cut-slanted-oval-exhaust-tip-tips-muffler-036-/140700741261?pt=UK_CarsParts_Vehicles_CarParts_SM&hash=item20c26aee8d"]http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Stainless-bolt-on-rooled-angle-cut-slanted-oval-exhaust-tip-tips-muffler-036-/140700741261?pt=UK_CarsParts_Vehicles_CarParts_SM&hash=item20c26aee8d[/url]

[url="http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Exhaust-Tip-Angle-Stainless-Steel-Echo-Jazz-Vitz-Yaris-Getz-Barina-Excel-Civic-/370618660311?pt=AU_Car_Parts_Accessories&hash=item564a97f5d7"]http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Exhaust-Tip-Angle-Stainless-Steel-Echo-Jazz-Vitz-Yaris-Getz-Barina-Excel-Civic-/370618660311?pt=AU_Car_Parts_Accessories&hash=item564a97f5d7[/url]
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Thanks for the reply mate and great idea for the badge... That should work :)
Lenny
[quote name='Aboyner' timestamp='1340043417' post='187916']
Thanks for the reply mate and great idea for the badge... That should work :)
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no probs,
i plan to do the same myself with a red S badge in the coming months and thats how i plan to do it too lol
Aboyner
I think I'll order it soon and if I get it done I'll upload a pic so you can see how it looks :)
Lenny
[quote name='Aboyner' timestamp='1340043741' post='187918']
I think I'll order it soon and if I get it done I'll upload a pic so you can see how it looks :)
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thats great thanks mate,
your local woodies or DIY store may be able to supply you with two of those sticky pads because you will find it hard to purchase a quantity of less than 50 on ebay lol
Aboyner
[quote name='Lenny' timestamp='1340044037' post='187920']


thats great thanks mate,
your local woodies or DIY store may be able to supply you with two of those sticky pads because you will find it hard to purchase a quantity of less than 50 on ebay lol
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Ha thanks I'm gonna look tomorrow and I'll put up the prices I get them for.
Aboyner
Anyone bought and fitted one of these? did you just replace the drivers side handle with it?

[url="http://www.ebay.ie/itm/Ford-FOCUS-Sunglasses-Holder-Roof-Mounted-Cream-Grey-Flip-Down-BNIB-/320923503881?pt=UK_CarsParts_Vehicles_CarParts_SM&hash=item4ab8880d09#ht_1055wt_1270"]http://www.ebay.ie/itm/Ford-FOCUS-Sunglasses-Holder-Roof-Mounted-Cream-Grey-Flip-Down-BNIB-/320923503881?pt=UK_CarsParts_Vehicles_CarParts_SM&hash=item4ab8880d09#ht_1055wt_1270[/url]
GSM
Definitely suggest putting on a mk2.5 high spec spoiler or an ST spoiler - very simple modification, not too expensive, easy for a novice, don't need many tools, and it makes the car look about 100 times better.

I also see that lots of your trim is not body-coloured (the plastic strips along the doors, the plastic underneath and above the rear bumpber, the plastic strips along the top of the front fog light surround. I have a mk2 1.6 Ghia in Panther Black which thankfully came with EVERYTHING (except, for some reason, the original mk2 spoiler) body-coloured, and I'm really thankful for that because it looks a lot better than that grey plastic trim everywhere.
GSM
[quote name='Aboyner' timestamp='1341229814' post='190386']
Anyone bought and fitted one of these? did you just replace the drivers side handle with it?

[url="http://www.ebay.ie/itm/Ford-FOCUS-Sunglasses-Holder-Roof-Mounted-Cream-Grey-Flip-Down-BNIB-/320923503881?pt=UK_CarsParts_Vehicles_CarParts_SM&hash=item4ab8880d09#ht_1055wt_1270"]http://www.ebay.ie/i...#ht_1055wt_1270[/url]
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My Ghia came with that too - and yes, just replaces the drivers side handle.
Stoney871
That particular one is designed for cars without driver side handle.
I know this as I have one from that seller.
If you want one to replace a handle, I have one available, a unused ST unit in black.
£17 inc postage.
PM me if that suits you and we'll organise a paypal transfer and delivery address.

[IMG]http://i1130.photobucket.com/albums/m522/stoney871/Snapbucket/Car%20Photos/DSC_0362.jpg[/IMG]
gc88
[quote name='Lenny' timestamp='1340043626' post='187917']
no probs,
i plan to do the same myself with a red S badge in the coming months and thats how i plan to do it too lol
[/quote]

Hi Lenny mate,

I've got the same S badge from ebay, but in red.

I've just used the self adhesive backing and stuck it straight to my front grille

[IMG]http://i1072.photobucket.com/albums/w365/gavc88/sbadge.jpg[/IMG]

I'm not massively keen on where i put it, and was going to try a few different places, but its well and truely stuck on!

I wish i tried the cable tie pad, seems more secure! Not that i think mines coming off anytime soon LOL
Lenny
[quote name='gc88' timestamp='1341238701' post='190431']
Hi Lenny mate,

I've got the same S badge from ebay, but in red.
I've just used the self adhesive backing and stuck it straight to my front grille
I'm not massively keen on where i put it, and was going to try a few different places, but its well and truely stuck on!

I wish i tried the cable tie pad, seems more secure! Not that i think mines coming off anytime soon LOL
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Hi mate,
thanks for the image, i thim it looks good where you have positioned it mate,
my S badge has arrived today and its red the same as yours, i just need to purchase the lower grill now and get them sprayed black before i fit the badge in a similar fasion to yourself [url="http://focusowners-social.com/forum/posting.php?mode=smilies&f=10#"][img]http://focusowners-social.com/forum/images/smilies/bravo.gif[/img][/url]
Aboyner
[quote name='GSM' timestamp='1341231937' post='190391']
Definitely suggest putting on a mk2.5 high spec spoiler or an ST spoiler - very simple modification, not too expensive, easy for a novice, don't need many tools, and it makes the car look about 100 times better.

I also see that lots of your trim is not body-coloured (the plastic strips along the doors, the plastic underneath and above the rear bumpber, the plastic strips along the top of the front fog light surround. I have a mk2 1.6 Ghia in Panther Black which thankfully came with EVERYTHING (except, for some reason, the original mk2 spoiler) body-coloured, and I'm really thankful for that because it looks a lot better than that grey plastic trim everywhere.
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Ye it's really annoying but I'm unsure about how much it'll cost to get it colour coded and don't want to pay out loads!!
Any pics of your car? Have you done much with it?
GSM
[quote name='Aboyner' timestamp='1341267270' post='190585']


Ye it's really annoying but I'm unsure about how much it'll cost to get it colour coded and don't want to pay out loads!!
Any pics of your car? Have you done much with it?
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I've done bugger all with it apart from putting a mk2.5 colour coded spoiler on it.

I'll get some pics up for you tomorrow, although don't have any pics with the new spoiler yet... those to follow!
.Ryan
Think the S badge would look great on an ST upper grill!
GSM
Here's some pics of mine as requested. Fairly bog standard Focus Mk2, except I now have the Mk2.5 spoiler.

To my horror, I discovered that actually most of my trim is NOT body coloured... the door strips are, but not the bits of trim above the boot and at the front fog light surrounds. I have no idea why I had the idea in my head that it was all colour-coded, but there you go - bit of a thick moment.



Next mods for me, in no particular order:

- Fit Mk2.5 tailgate lights
- Body-colour the ugly grey plastic trims (might chrome some of them!)
- Get a decent set of alloys - when I got this car they were already quite heavily damaged (one female owner prev...) and I'm not particularly keen on the alloys anyway. Much prefer the standards you get on the zetecs - or, perhaps, some ST ones :D.
- Rear parking sensors
- Power folding mirrors (anybody done this to a Mk2?)
- Change cabin lights to blue
Lenny
[quote name='GSM' timestamp='1341343399' post='190773']
Here's some pics of mine as requested. Fairly bog standard Focus Mk2, except I now have the Mk2.5 spoiler.

To my horror, I discovered that actually most of my trim is NOT body coloured... the door strips are, but not the bits of trim above the boot and at the front fog light surrounds. I have no idea why I had the idea in my head that it was all colour-coded, but there you go - bit of a thick moment.

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car looks tidy mate,
i see you have cruise control aswell
Stoney871
The facelift spoiler does look better don't it?
It's surprising how many mk2.5 I see around with the Mk2 spoilers on.
GSM
[quote name='Lenny' timestamp='1341345140' post='190784']
car looks tidy mate,
i see you have cruise control aswell
[/quote]

Cheers!

Yeah, standard on the Ghia.
GSM
[quote name='Stoney871' timestamp='1341345828' post='190789']
The facelift spoiler does look better don't it?
It's surprising how many mk2.5 I see around with the Mk2 spoilers on.
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Aye - it's strange how much two wee flaps that cover the top of the tail-lights makes such a difference to the general styling of the car.

I think the "mk2.5" spoiler is in fact only standard on Zetec and Titanium trims - Studio, Style and Econetic trims only have the "mk2" spoiler as standard.

That's the pattern I've noticed anyway.
Stoney871
The mk2 spoiler is boring and ruins the flow of the roof.
It was one thing I was determined to remedy as soon as I was able.
Very glad I did, it looks far better.
A definite upgrade I'd recommend to all mk2 owners.
Aboyner
[quote name='GSM' timestamp='1341346262' post='190795']


Cheers!

Yeah, standard on the Ghia.
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Car is looking good mate..

I'm also looking at getting rear parking sensors on and would be interested in getting them automatic mirrors done if not too expensive!
How much did it cost to get the mk2.5 spoiler? And is it hard to fit?
Stoney871
Prices vary depending on if you get a new unpainted one or a second hand one ready to go in the correct colour.
I managed to grab one for £45 plus postage and apart from minor scratches was ready to fit.
Check my signature for my fitting guide.
GSM
[quote name='Aboyner' timestamp='1341355843' post='190872']
Car is looking good mate..

I'm also looking at getting rear parking sensors on and would be interested in getting them automatic mirrors done if not too expensive!
How much did it cost to get the mk2.5 spoiler? And is it hard to fit?
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Rear parking sensors aren't too expensive - there are a variety of kits on eBay sub £30, and it's easy enough to fit - a bit of measuring (unless your bumper already has the hole positions marked), a bit of drilling, and then a bunch of fitting wires through various small spaces.

I honestly have no idea about the power folding mirrors - I don't know of anybody who has added that after-market thus far, and would be interested to hear of anybody who has, but my guess is that the parts would be expensive and the fitting would be fiddly (having to add extra buttons in the cabin, etc). It's just something I'd really love to do - it's quite a pain having to do a lap round the car to shove your mirrors in when necessary, and I don't know how many times I've driven off without realising that I need to unfold them.

The mk2.5 spoiler varies in price. I watched eBay for about 2 months before a suitable one came up in my colour at a price I was willing to pay, although unfortunately it was almost double what Clive paid for his. Probably if I waited a bit longer one would have come up at a more reasonable price, but I just couldn't wait!

The fitting is easy peasy. The spoiler is held on by 5x10mm bolts hidden under the trim in the inside of the hatch and two retaining clips at either end which will come out easy with a set of pliers. After that you need to use a torx screwdriver to remove the light fighting. Then you unhook the wire into the light fitting and unhook the plumbing for the rear washer jet.

Reverse the procedure with the new spoiler and you'll be finished. Whole job takes 10 minutes, and Clive's guide is very useful.
Stoney871
[quote name='GSM' timestamp='1341358607' post='190879']
I honestly have no idea about the power folding mirrors - I don't know of anybody who has added that after-market thus far, and would be interested to hear of anybody who has, but my guess is that the parts would be expensive and the fitting would be fiddly (having to add extra buttons in the cabin, etc). It's just something I'd really love to do - it's quite a pain having to do a lap round the car to shove your mirrors in when necessary, and I don't know how many times I've driven off without realising that I need to unfold them.
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I always fold my mirrors in when at home as 1) I live near the local clubland and the local inebriates like to swing on protruding bits of cars, and 2) my road is narrow but very busy and some drivers really don't leave enough space between themselves and parked cars.
Self fold would be very useful to me.

[quote name='GSM' timestamp='1341358607' post='190879']
The mk2.5 spoiler varies in price. I watched eBay for about 2 months before a suitable one came up in my colour at a price I was willing to pay, although unfortunately it was almost double what Clive paid for his. Probably if I waited a bit longer one would have come up at a more reasonable price, but I just couldn't wait!
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I was Very lucky the one I got came up for that price and in good condition, some cheap ones are in terrible condtion.

[quote name='GSM' timestamp='1341358607' post='190879']
The fitting is easy peasy. The spoiler is held on by 5x10mm bolts hidden under the trim in the inside of the hatch and two retaining clips at either end which will come out easy with a set of pliers. After that you need to use a torx screwdriver to remove the light fighting. Then you unhook the wire into the light fitting and unhook the plumbing for the rear washer jet.
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Don't forget the sillicone, very necessary.

[quote name='GSM' timestamp='1341358607' post='190879']
Whole job takes 10 minutes, and Clive's guide is very useful.
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Gee thanks, :D
Aboyner
[quote name='Stoney871' timestamp='1341233157' post='190396']
That particular one is designed for cars without driver side handle.
I know this as I have one from that seller.
If you want one to replace a handle, I have one available, a unused ST unit in black.
£17 inc postage.
PM me if that suits you and we'll organise a paypal transfer and delivery address.

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Thanks for the offer mate but my roof is cream so i think the black/grey glasses hlder would stand out too much!!


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