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james132
This week there has been a few mods made to the car.

First off the ScanGaugeII...

[img]http://i927.photobucket.com/albums/ad115/james132stomp/DSCF8565.jpg[/img]

(See my guide on how to do this)

And also a new set of wheels, Iv been looking at/wanting a set of these for a long time now and some come up just at the time I had to buy 4 new tyres for the existing wheels, so used that as an excuse to buy these :D

Before:

[img]http://i927.photobucket.com/albums/ad115/james132stomp/DSC_8219.jpg[/img]

After (Excuse the filth!!)

[img]http://i927.photobucket.com/albums/ad115/james132stomp/DSCF8569.jpg[/img]

[img]http://i927.photobucket.com/albums/ad115/james132stomp/DSCF8570.jpg[/img]

[img]http://i927.photobucket.com/albums/ad115/james132stomp/DSCF8571.jpg[/img]

[img]http://i927.photobucket.com/albums/ad115/james132stomp/DSCF8573.jpg[/img]

It sits a little bit high, but no where near as bad as I expected... So im happy for now. The wheels are a little bit shabby, but not too bad, when I have some spare cash il have them refurbed, and il also lower the car with Eibachs.

What do you think?
MrGrumpy
Scan guage mod looks great, wheels look great!

What more can be said :)
Lenny
[url="http://focusowners-social.com/forum/posting.php?mode=reply&f=10&t=2891&sid=642cf43f0ecf8705fab9991225b4ea92#"][img]http://focusowners-social.com/forum/images/smilies/icon_e_surprised.gif[/img][/url]Excellent work done mate,
the scangauge fitment is absolutly Fantastic!! and i love the gun metal gray alloys,
looks 100% OEM and matches the dial screen perfectly, what boos readings are you getting from it mate?
james132
[quote name='Lenny' timestamp='1342634442' post='194509']
[url="http://focusowners-social.com/forum/posting.php?mode=reply&f=10&t=2891&sid=642cf43f0ecf8705fab9991225b4ea92#"][img]http://focusowners-social.com/forum/images/smilies/icon_e_surprised.gif[/img][/url]Excellent work done mate,
the scangauge fitment is absolutly Fantastic!! and i love the gun metal gray alloys,
looks 100% OEM and matches the dial screen perfectly, what boos readings are you getting from it mate?
[/quote]

Thanks mate.

Boost readings at roughly 2000rpm are 17.5PSI which I beleive is about 1.6bar? Voltage readings are perfect (Ought to be seems its a brand new battery) Time to play with other settings and functions not to mention the colour selection! :D
salsheikh
James, that is a sterling job on the gauge and the wheels look good too. It look really good once its lowered, keep up the good work sir. So, whats next???
Lenny
ST rear Spoiler and lowering would transform the appearance of it no end mate.
the st spoiler would carry the flow of the car better and the lowering would make it sit nice on those lovely alloys.
but its your car and ive already caused enough financial dammage to people on here [url="http://www.focusowners-social.com/forum/posting.php?mode=reply&f=38&t=12512&sid=5a652f6dd1f898b726e79060a2a89131#"][img]http://www.focusowners-social.com/forum/images/smilies/cantlook.gif[/img][/url]
james132
Thanks for the comments.

To do list is:
Interior LED lights
Wheels refurbed
Cambelt change (belt or chain???) in 8K
ST spoiler? Maybe....

All will come when funds allow.
Paddy H
Cracking effort on the gauge! Looks great mate. Car looks nice, from side view it does look abit high but looks great. Keep it up. St spoiler definitley.
james132
So after driving all of 16miles I think il be investing in a set of eibach lowering springs, it drives terrible!!!
james132
Took advantage of the lovley weather this morning and spent best part of 4 hours washing and polishing the car. Im quite happy how it turned out:

[img]http://i927.photobucket.com/albums/ad115/james132stomp/DSCF8609.jpg[/img]

[img]http://i927.photobucket.com/albums/ad115/james132stomp/DSCF8610.jpg[/img]

[img]http://i927.photobucket.com/albums/ad115/james132stomp/DSCF8611.jpg[/img]

[img]http://i927.photobucket.com/albums/ad115/james132stomp/DSCF8612.jpg[/img]

[img]http://i927.photobucket.com/albums/ad115/james132stomp/DSCF8613.jpg[/img]

[img]http://i927.photobucket.com/albums/ad115/james132stomp/DSCF8614.jpg[/img]
MrGrumpy
Cracking results!! What did you use?
james132
Maguiars NXT Gen wash and Maguiars NXT Gen Tech Wax.

What do people recomend for the windows? Last time I washed the car I washed the windows with the wash and they have been very smeery in the rain since, this time I didnt wash the windscreen.
Lenny
[quote name='james132' timestamp='1342874092' post='195313']
Took advantage of the lovley weather this morning and spent best part of 4 hours washing and polishing the car. Im quite happy how it turned out:

[img]http://i927.photobucket.com/albums/ad115/james132stomp/DSCF8611.jpg[/img]

[img]http://i927.photobucket.com/albums/ad115/james132stomp/DSCF8612.jpg[/img]

[/quote]

The car is looking excellent mate,[url="http://focusowners-social.com/forum/posting.php?mode=smilies&f=10#"][img]http://focusowners-social.com/forum/images/smilies/thumbup.gif[/img][/url]
dont suppose your available to come over and do mine soon? [url="http://focusowners-social.com/forum/posting.php?mode=smilies&f=10#"][img]http://focusowners-social.com/forum/images/smilies/sign09.gif[/img][/url]
james132
[quote name='Lenny' timestamp='1342951697' post='195525']
The car is looking excellent mate,[url="http://focusowners-social.com/forum/posting.php?mode=smilies&f=10#"][img]http://focusowners-social.com/forum/images/smilies/thumbup.gif[/img][/url]
dont suppose your available to come over and do mine soon? [url="http://focusowners-social.com/forum/posting.php?mode=smilies&f=10#"][img]http://focusowners-social.com/forum/images/smilies/sign09.gif[/img][/url]
[/quote]

Haha thanks.

Mum had me doing hers after spending almost 4 hours on mine, shes got a zafira, like cleaning a bus!

Il come and clean yours for exchange of a weeks free stay so I can have a look about Ireland!
Lenny
[quote name='james132' timestamp='1342954088' post='195529']
Haha thanks.

Mum had me doing hers after spending almost 4 hours on mine, shes got a zafira, like cleaning a bus!

Il come and clean yours for exchange of a weeks free stay so I can have a look about Ireland!
[/quote]

Deal !!
early morning noise starts at 7am though as ive got a 3 and a 5 year old in the house
MrGrumpy
I use Meguiars too, but my results are not as good as yours :( perhaps i dont put enough elbow grease into it..
Lenny
[quote name='MrGrumpy' timestamp='1342978948' post='195586']
I use Meguiars too, but my results are not as good as yours :( perhaps i dont put enough elbow grease into it..
[/quote]

maybe if you put down the Pick axe and tucked in the beard,
then get a 3 step ladder so you can reach above the window sills you might get better results ;)
or get the other 6 lads to help ya :D
martyntdci
i think it looks sweet dude, will post some pics of mine up once our has being washed.... its not being washed now for 2 weeks, and also got stuck in mud today, had to get pulled out of a bog lol, the soil/grass etc... half way up my front wheels totally stuck, and the centre of the cars body was bottomed out on a large lump of grass going from the front mudguard (almost ripped off) to the rear wheels lmao, the misses wasnt impressed.....

In situ's like this wish would stil ov had the scoob lol
james132
Well not much of an update..

I was hoping to lower the car 30mm with the Eibach springs... However I had always thaught it might be a problem when towing. Today when I loaded the car and trailer up and its obvious lowering the car is now out of the question.

[img]http://i927.photobucket.com/albums/ad115/james132stomp/DSCF8638.jpg[/img]

[img]http://i927.photobucket.com/albums/ad115/james132stomp/DSCF8642.jpg[/img]

The second picture is without the trailer on, just loaded up with the usual spares etc. Guess thats saved me a little money.
MrGrumpy
[quote name='Lenny' timestamp='1342979553' post='195589']
maybe if you put down the Pick axe and tucked in the beard,
then get a 3 step ladder so you can reach above the window sills you might get better results ;)
or get the other 6 lads to help ya :D
[/quote]

Awesome! the other 6 have got their own thing so im on my own :(
MrGrumpy
[quote name='james132' timestamp='1343513213' post='197234']
Well not much of an update..

I was hoping to lower the car 30mm with the Eibach springs... However I had always thaught it might be a problem when towing. Today when I loaded the car and trailer up and its obvious lowering the car is now out of the question.

[img]http://i927.photobucket.com/albums/ad115/james132stomp/DSCF8638.jpg[/img]

[img]http://i927.photobucket.com/albums/ad115/james132stomp/DSCF8642.jpg[/img]

The second picture is without the trailer on, just loaded up with the usual spares etc. Guess thats saved me a little money.
[/quote]

the eibach springs will give you 30mm drop, so it would be fine! I just lowered mine on eibach springs it feels great
james132
[quote name='MrGrumpy' timestamp='1343560168' post='197302']
the eibach springs will give you 30mm drop, so it would be fine! I just lowered mine on eibach springs it feels great
[/quote]

The picture above is without trailer, people in the car, 20kg gazebo and a weekends worth of food/drink. I dont think lowering it will be a good idea... :(
Lenny
[quote name='james132' timestamp='1343587567' post='197368']
The picture above is without trailer, people in the car, 20kg gazebo and a weekends worth of food/drink. I dont think lowering it will be a good idea... :(
[/quote]

[url="http://focusowners-social.com/forum/posting.php?mode=smilies&f=10#"][img]http://focusowners-social.com/forum/images/smilies/icon_razz.gif[/img][/url]cut back on the drink and you could lower it a bit mate [url="http://focusowners-social.com/forum/posting.php?mode=smilies&f=10#"][img]http://focusowners-social.com/forum/images/smilies/drinking.gif[/img][/url]
Stoney871
Keep the drink and bin everything else. :P
Lenny
[quote name='Stoney871' timestamp='1343598621' post='197419']
Keep the drink and bin everything else. :P
[/quote]

buy cans instead of bottles :lol:
Stoney871
Buy wine boxes, no weight at all ;)
Paddy H
Leave the kids - If any.
Stoney871
Just you and a keg, job done. :D
gc88
Forget the car, save the petrol, get more beer and a cheap tent.

Set it up in the garden, get legless.
Stoney871
Sod the tent, just find a cardboard box and crawl in with a bottle of Thunderbird.

[IMG]http://i1130.photobucket.com/albums/m522/stoney871/imagesCASGX3KQ.jpg[/IMG]
james132
Love the above comments.. Verry amusing! :lol:
james132
This is for anyone who wants a giggle..

What happened to me yesterday:

[url="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XYmD5_uE_Qs&feature=plcp"]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XYmD5_uE_Qs&feature=plcp[/url]
gc88
[quote name='james132' timestamp='1343645702' post='197490']
This is for anyone who wants a giggle..

What happened to me yesterday:

[i]video[/i]
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We were joking about the amount of alcohol...
Lenny
[quote name='james132' timestamp='1343645702' post='197490']
This is for anyone who wants a giggle..

What happened to me yesterday:

[/quote]

ouch mate,
nothing funny about high sideing off a bike
james132
[quote name='Lenny' timestamp='1343666136' post='197544']
ouch mate,
nothing funny about high sideing off a bike
[/quote]

Nope, must say it did hurt a fair bit, bike was alright though B)


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