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.Ryan
Hiya guys,

Been floating around on here for a while but not posted anything really, so thought I'd better stick some pictures up of my motor! It's the Focus Zetec S 1.6 Petrol 115bhp:

[img]http://i1130.photobucket.com/albums/m521/rhino19/Focus%20Zetec%20S/IMG_1023.jpg[/img]


[img]http://i1130.photobucket.com/albums/m521/rhino19/Focus%20Zetec%20S/IMG_1025.jpg[/img]

[img]http://i1130.photobucket.com/albums/m521/rhino19/Focus%20Zetec%20S/dwsdsa.jpg[/img]


I don't intend to do much, but this is what i've done so far:
[list]
[*]De-badged the rear
[*]Changed interior bulbs (inc footwells) to LED
[*]Changed dipped beam to M-Tec Cosmos Blue 100w
[*]Placed "S" sticker on steering wheel
[/list]
Next steps are:
[list]
[*]Put the Focus on Sports Pack wheels (18" Y Spoke Style)
[*]Change main beam to M-Tec Cosmos Blue 100w to match dipped
[*]Change sidelights to LED
[*]Look at a twin tailpipe for the rear
[*]Window tints & deflectors
[/list]
As is with anything, it's all about money, and I have a service, MOT and Tax to pay for next month, so plans may well be on hold for a bit!

Cheers folks!
.Ryan
Managed to grab 3 of these over the last few months, currently hunting down the 4th! Can't wait to get them on, they will look awesome :)

[img]http://i1130.photobucket.com/albums/m521/rhino19/Focus%20Zetec%20S/9d663bc7.jpg[/img]
Stoney871
Welcome to the forum.
Your car looks cracking.
Good start on the mods, I'm sure you'll soon get tempted to do a couple more.
.Ryan
Thanks mate.

The list could go on, very tempted with an ST upper grill, but need to get the basics sorted first.
Stoney871
It's surprising what inspiration pops up.
Paddy H
[quote name='Rh1no' timestamp='1340659383' post='189070']

I don't intend to do much, but this is what i've done so far:[list]
[*]De-badged the rear
[*]Changed interior bulbs (inc footwells) to LED
[*]Changed dipped beam to M-Tec Cosmos Blue 100w
[*]Placed "S" sticker on steering wheel
[/list]
Next steps are:[list]
[*]Put the Focus on Sports Pack wheels (18" Y Spoke Style)
[*]Change main beam to M-Tec Cosmos Blue 100w to match dipped
[*]Change sidelights to LED
[*]Look at a twin tailpipe for the rear
[*]Window tints & deflectors
[/list]
As is with anything, it's all about money, and I have a service, MOT and Tax to pay for next month, so plans may well be on hold for a bit!

Cheers folks!
[/quote]


Your Zetec looks very tidy, i was considering de-badging the rear of mine.
Any chance when you can get some pictures of your interior with the mentioned mods on? Just curious to how they look. I looked at a blue led interior light but wasn't too sure how it'd look.

iv just ordered an upper ST grill, I'm debating to re-spraying my chrome lip to black or even the Ocean Blue colour.

Keep us posted pal.
.Ryan
[quote name='Paddy H' timestamp='1340665856' post='189107']
Your Zetec looks very tidy, i was considering de-badging the rear of mine.
Any chance when you can get some pictures of your interior with the mentioned mods on? Just curious to how they look. I looked at a blue led interior light but wasn't too sure how it'd look.

iv just ordered an upper ST grill, I'm debating to re-spraying my chrome lip to black or even the Ocean Blue colour.

Keep us posted pal.
[/quote]

Thanks mate.

Debagde all the way, looks miles better and much cleaner!!!

Only interior pic I have at the mo is my "S" sticker:

[img]http://i1130.photobucket.com/albums/m521/rhino19/Focus%20Zetec%20S/b1d4795c.jpg[/img]

Just adds a little something to the steering wheel I think :)

How much did you pay for your ST upper grill, and where from? I'd like to do it but I fear the whole locking flip badge may be a pain.......what you reckon?

Nice to see another Zetec S too :)
Paddy H
Ah yeah looks alrite actually. Il tell you whatl look good on that, a nice white and black overlay.
http://www.dmb.uk.com/cat/22/ford-badges-gel-overlays

As for the grill one of the lads here linked me up on ebay to a much cheaper grill. £33..
http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/110886868631?ssPageName=STRK:MEWNX:IT&_trksid=p3984.m1497.l2649#ht_500wt_732

I did get quoted around and on ebay £75 but after one of the lads on here linked it to me i bought it immediately.

As for the whole locking flip badge, it did pass through my mind but il give it a go and see and if its nails il put up a guide. It shouldn't be that hard mind. Near enough a straight swap few clips.

I was debating spraying my grills gloss black because as you already know the Zetec grills come in a dark dark grey colour and personally i like the dark look. My grills here in 4 days so il get onto it soonest then il book my window tint in and should have my DRL.

What have you done to you interior light?
.Ryan
Quite like the carbon look badges from DMB!

Interior lights I have just swapped the standard yellow 501 bulbs for LED's, a nice crisp white look, 10 x better in my opinion :)
Paddy H
[quote name='Rh1no' timestamp='1340670056' post='189115']
Quite like the carbon look badges from DMB!

Interior lights I have just swapped the standard yellow 501 bulbs for LED's, a nice crisp white look, 10 x better in my opinion :)
[/quote]

Am i being a retard here or what isn't anything over 55w illegal with reference to your M-Tec Blue Cosmos ? How much did they cost and was it a pain?
.Ryan
[quote name='Paddy H' timestamp='1340670445' post='189116']
Am i being a retard here or what isn't anything over 55w illegal with reference to your M-Tec Blue Cosmos ? How much did they cost and was it a pain?
[/quote]

Your bang on mate, but although they are 100w they don't dazzle and I'd say they are the closest to looking HID without having the kit. No hassle at all, pop the old yellow bulbs out and stick these in!

Cost me £17, here you go :) [url="http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/370268986657"]http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/370268986657[/url]
Haz93
Hi mate, nice looking car you got there :)
Very interested in the steering wheel 'S' badge, think it looks great. Any chance you got a link to seller?

Shocked to here you have the footwell lights in your 1.6 as I thought these were only on bigger engine versions. might do a retrofit at some point

Glad to see another Zetec S on here :)
.Ryan
[quote name='Haz93' timestamp='1340708631' post='189160']
Hi mate, nice looking car you got there :)
Very interested in the steering wheel 'S' badge, think it looks great. Any chance you got a link to seller?

Shocked to here you have the footwell lights in your 1.6 as I thought these were only on bigger engine versions. might do a retrofit at some point

Glad to see another Zetec S on here :)
[/quote]

Hiya mate.

I will dig out the details for the seller when I'm back on my desktop.

As far as I'm aware, all of the mk2.5 Focus have the footwell lights, Ford just send them out of the factory without bulbs in! I just bought the bulbs and popped them in :)
Paddy H
[quote name='Rh1no' timestamp='1340710505' post='189177']
Hiya mate.

I will dig out the details for the seller when I'm back on my desktop.

As far as I'm aware, all of the mk2.5 Focus have the footwell lights, Ford just send them out of the factory without bulbs in! I just bought the bulbs and popped them in :)
[/quote]

I will have to look into this i was never aware i had them. Are the fittings hidden behind any carpet? Or should i visually see them when i get my head down?

Cheers for the link to bulbs.
021C
[quote name='Rh1no' timestamp='1340659497' post='189071']
Managed to grab 3 of these over the last few months, currently hunting down the 4th! Can't wait to get them on, they will look awesome :)

[img]http://i1130.photobucket.com/albums/m521/rhino19/Focus%20Zetec%20S/9d663bc7.jpg[/img]
[/quote]

Nice car!

I have these on my Black 1.8 TDCI Titanium with privacy tints and they look great!
Haz93
Okay thanks mate :)
Yeah I have looked for my footwell lights before when it came up in another thread but turned out I didn't have the wiring or bulb holders at all :S
The footwell lights are ment to be just under the plastic trim in the roof of the footwell, if you get your head in there and look up, close to the centre console there should be a holder for the bulbs, one in the drivers and one in passengers. Looks almost like a random bit of plastic for a clip on bit of trim but has a wire coming from the other side if your car has it
Millsy1
after reading this post about the footwell lights, i went and had a look, i couldnt see any wires or bulb clips anywhere. but i couldnt check fully as couldnt open doors all the way.

read alot about changing the footwell lights 2 a slight blue glow. wouldnt mind doing it myself.

with the hid bulbs u say, have u got a photo with them being on? interested myself now :D
.Ryan
Will get pics of the footwell lights and a headlight shot later on with any luck :)
Paul Zetec-S
What about getting LED rear clusters?

Mine before:

[IMG]http://i1142.photobucket.com/albums/n603/Ghostangelpaul/a9c94084.jpg[/IMG]

Mine after:

[IMG]http://i1142.photobucket.com/albums/n603/Ghostangelpaul/cf62746c.jpg[/IMG]

[IMG]http://i1142.photobucket.com/albums/n603/Ghostangelpaul/27d98775.jpg[/IMG]
.Ryan
Are they full unit changes or just bulbs mate? Commented on those pics on your thread, make the car look awesome!
Lenny
[quote name='Rh1no' timestamp='1340743459' post='189292']
Are they full unit changes or just bulbs mate? Commented on those pics on your thread, make the car look awesome!
[/quote]

Full unit change mate,
and i really have to get myself a set [url="http://focusowners-social.com/forum/posting.php?mode=smilies&f=10#"][img]http://focusowners-social.com/forum/images/smilies/thumbup.gif[/img][/url]
do you need to splice the loom or anything?
Millsy1
that look pretty fancy :D liking the look of them, including the spolier which alot of people on here seem 2 have.
was that spoiler standard or aftermarket?
.Ryan
Looks pretty standard, my Zetec S has the same one.
Paul Zetec-S
Spoiler is standard. The whole cluster has been replaced.
.Ryan
Pretty sure it's the same as the ST spoiler too?
Lenny
[quote name='Rh1no' timestamp='1340758528' post='189335']
Pretty sure it's the same as the ST spoiler too?
[/quote]

yes it is the ST spoiler and the zetec s spoiler are the same one,
kinda like smoky & the bandit, Smoky is ther Bandit
.Ryan
New air filter fitted :)

[img]http://i1130.photobucket.com/albums/m521/rhino19/Focus%20Zetec%20S/88d14b4c.jpg[/img]
.Ryan
Mk3 spray type washer jets fitted, nice little mod for £6!

[img]http://i1130.photobucket.com/albums/m521/rhino19/Focus%20Zetec%20S/IMG_1080.jpg[/img]
Stoney871
Getting there buddy. :)
.Ryan
[quote name='Stoney871' timestamp='1341182912' post='190316']
Getting there buddy. :)
[/quote]

Yes mate, still hunting for wheel no4 but looking at cheap (as it's service, tax & MOT month) little mods this month. Thinking when I get my replacement Mtec Cosmos 55w (road legal!) replacements and I manage to get the LH sidelight replaced, the front end will look much better.

Would also like my bonnet lip wrapped in carbon fibre but I'm crap with that kind of thing!
Millsy1
very nice dude. whats the induction kit sound like? is it jus the filter u replaced and not all the pipes?
.Ryan
Sounds good!

Just normal at standard revs, normal driving style but when you put your toe down a bit, towards 3000rpm it gives out a nice roar! Just a straight swap of the air filter, no pipes changed.
Millsy1
got a link for the filter dude. i didnt know u could do it this way i was looking at jus panel filters.
.Ryan
[quote name='Millsy1' timestamp='1341228127' post='190382']
got a link for the filter dude. i didnt know u could do it this way i was looking at jus panel filters.
[/quote]

[url="http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/221038526240"]http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/221038526240[/url]

;)
Millsy1
so should be a straight fit for my 2005 zetec? didnt know it was that cheap :o panel filters cost more!
artscot79
theres a reason why decent filters cost more they are tested and specific for the car these universal ones are extremely cheap made with poor filtration that lets particles through which isnt good for the engine and since they arent developed for the car most actually hamper performance if you want an intake buy from kandn they are developed and tested for the car
Lenny
[quote name='artscot79' timestamp='1341233021' post='190395']
theres a reason why decent filters cost more they are tested and specific for the car these universal ones are extremely cheap made with poor filtration that lets particles through which isnt good for the engine and since they arent developed for the car most actually hamper performance if you want an intake buy from kandn they are developed and tested for the car
[/quote]

+1 i bought an air filter for the partners, nissan almera 1.5 petrol in hallfords and the car wasnt as fuel efficent,
as it was when it had the genuine Nissan filter in it, even the expected distance on a full tank of fuel was showing as much as 50km less per tank compared to the genuine filter, and neither of the filters were performance filters. and their was no difference in power
.Ryan
Must admit the mpg does seem a bit low :( would getting a decent quality K&N be any better?
Paddy H
[quote name='Rh1no' timestamp='1341363064' post='190886']
Must admit the mpg does seem a bit low :( would getting a decent quality K&N be any better?
[/quote]

K&N cost a fair bit more but they can last unto 1,000,000 miles. Well its what they advertise. They let less crap through and will improve performance abit (I'm not mega sure on that)
Im gonna get one i think, maybe full induction kit but i believe its around £180 mark. Im unsure if just the rounded filter would just do.
Maybe someone can elaborate more.
.Ryan
[quote name='Paddy H' timestamp='1341395010' post='190919']
K&N cost a fair bit more but they can last unto 1,000,000 miles. Well its what they advertise. They let less crap through and will improve performance abit (I'm not mega sure on that)
Im gonna get one i think, maybe full induction kit but i believe its around £180 mark. Im unsure if just the rounded filter would just do.
Maybe someone can elaborate more.
[/quote]

Which full kit have you been looking at mate?

And yea if someone could elaborate that would be ace :)
Millsy1
hey guys. i been looking around for a K&N Filter. and noticed u said about pricing. have a look at this one. its for my model of car but gives u an idea prices arent that bad.

http://www.knfilters.co.uk/search/product.aspx?Prod=57-0632
artscot79
k and n are tested on that specific engine and car and theyre quality is second to none its worth paying for a decent one avoid pipercross ive had one and theyre just a pain to clean and reoil
.Ryan
[quote name='artscot79' timestamp='1341413950' post='190995']
k and n are tested on that specific engine and car and theyre quality is second to none its worth paying for a decent one avoid pipercross ive had one and theyre just a pain to clean and reoil
[/quote]

Better MPG with the K&N you reckon?
artscot79
the mpg on the k and n is b etter but like anything it will be worse than the standard airbox with a k and n panel filter when you give it some welly the only thing with the induction kit is you need to prevent heat soak so a cold air feed is a must as is a heat shield otherwise no matter what filter you use the engine will lose power due to the warm air being sucked in from the engine bay induction kits just make noise thats all
.Ryan
I see, hmmmmmm, I need to rethink this I think <_<
.Ryan
ST grill fitted (although got major bonnet lock opening issues!):

[img]http://i1130.photobucket.com/albums/m521/rhino19/Focus%20Zetec%20S/IMG_1102.jpg[/img]
Haz93
Looks great mate :)
On the other hand with the bonnet lock opening the only way to sort it is to cut the grille open, if you take it to ford that is what the will do as had it happen to mine before when just fiddling with the grille, not even removing it !!
It's a very serious design fault that has been mentioned hundreds of times before
Haz93
Basically if you look through the grill to the actuall release mechanism you can see a white disc on the other end of the key lock. When the grill gets tampered with it pulls the white disc out from the unseen components making the locking mechanism useless. Ford have to cut out the grill to release the bonnet then replace the grill. Best not to tamper with the grills at all, just get ford or a mechanic to do it with the right tools
.Ryan
Thanks for the replies Haz, gutted to be honest :(
.Ryan
Sorted this with the help of some awesome advice and some brute force, car is going for a wash today and this week it will be getting some much needed love...

[img]http://i1130.photobucket.com/albums/m521/rhino19/Focus%20Zetec%20S/IMG_1135.jpg[/img]


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