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Brigante
[quote name='Lenny' timestamp='1353840395' post='218248']
Im really lovin that mate,
Bit more clear laquor required to smooth the ripple of light on the surfaces but absolute top quality mate.
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Nice one mate

In those photos the lacquer was still fresh and only touch dry n the shine is from the camera flash. I may end up re-dipping the whole lot lol cause I fancy a darker base colour so it looks a bit more carbon. Was just experimenting with the paint I had at the time.
Brigante
Right ladies the day is upon us (and nearly gone already)

And I've fitted it

[IMG]http://i1256.photobucket.com/albums/ii487/therealbrigante/2012-11-25185737.jpg[/IMG]

[IMG]http://i1256.photobucket.com/albums/ii487/therealbrigante/2012-11-25194545.jpg[/IMG]

[IMG]http://i1256.photobucket.com/albums/ii487/therealbrigante/2012-11-25194714.jpg[/IMG]

Photos are a bit crappy cause they on my phones camera

I'm quite impressed with the dvd player

[IMG]http://i1256.photobucket.com/albums/ii487/therealbrigante/2012-11-25194352.jpg[/IMG]

The picture quality's obviously a lot better than that lol it's just hard to take a photo of

I mean the screens obviously way too small to actually want to sit n watch a dvd on, but I was really impressed with the sound quality, it's literally like sitting in the cinema, as the speakers are all around the car so you really get great surround sound.

It's like being in the cinema watching a very tiny screen lol

Have a mooch at my now finished guide for a dummy face plate


I've still got a few things to sort out on the stereo, one being I ain't had time to fit the reverse parking camera n dunno when I will.

And 2, even though my Missus shelled out on aerial and stalk control adaptors, neither appear to work as the radio still doesn't get a signal so theres just static, and the stalk controls don't work but also make the stereo have a weird fit so they've had to be unplugged.
Lenny
[quote name='Brigante' timestamp='1353882735' post='218354']
Right ladies the day is upon us (and nearly gone already)

And I've fitted it

[IMG]http://i1256.photobucket.com/albums/ii487/therealbrigante/2012-11-25194714.jpg[/IMG]

Photos are a bit crappy cause they on my phones camera

I'm quite impressed with the dvd player

The picture quality's obviously a lot better than that lol it's just hard to take a photo of

I mean the screens obviously way too small to actually want to sit n watch a dvd on, but I was really impressed with the sound quality, it's literally like sitting in the cinema, as the speakers are all around the car so you really get great surround sound.

It's like being in the cinema watching a very tiny screen lol

Have a mooch at my now finished guide for a dummy face plate

I've still got a few things to sort out on the stereo, one being I ain't had time to fit the reverse parking camera n dunno when I will.

And 2, even though my Missus shelled out on aerial and stalk control adaptors, neither appear to work as the radio still doesn't get a signal so theres just static, and the stalk controls don't work but also make the stereo have a weird fit so they've had to be unplugged.
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Looks fantastic mate,
The blue illumination matches in with the interior nicely,
Maybe remove the face of the 6000cd and hydro dip it then put back togeather and list on ebay auction.
karldenton
Where did you get heater controls from ? Are they easy to change?
Brigante
[quote name='karldenton' timestamp='1353961598' post='218487']
Where did you get heater controls from ? Are they easy to change?
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Heating controls are pee easy to change, just pull your existing ones out with pliers

Guide to them can be found here:

http://www.fordownersclub.com/forums/topic/26538-guide-to-converting-stock-climate-controls-to-custom-set/page__p__142063__fromsearch__1#entry142063

Theres a link to purchase them in the guide

Plenty of colours to choose from too
Brigante
Next big ish mod out the way

Finally wired in the reverse parking camera

[IMG]http://i1256.photobucket.com/albums/ii487/therealbrigante/DSCN0972.jpg[/IMG]

Looks quite neat I think


Here's what the picture is like

[IMG]http://i1256.photobucket.com/albums/ii487/therealbrigante/2012-12-09164935.jpg[/IMG]
Lenny
looks good mate,
A night shot would look sweet with the cree Q5 illuminating the area.
Brigante
[quote name='Lenny' timestamp='1355140546' post='220461']
looks good mate,
A night shot would look sweet with the cree Q5 illuminating the area.
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Night shots aren't very good mate cause it's night vision, so it just looks black and white so it's hard to actually see the cree illumination

This is the best I could manage

[img]http://i1256.photobucket.com/albums/ii487/therealbrigante/2012-12-10005909.jpg[/img]

You can just about see the beams of light from the twin cree's

It looks crap on my camera, can't really tell what any of it is. But actually sitting in the seat looking at the screen I can clearly see what it is. It's just a gravel driveway and hedges anyway lol.

Here's a little video of it in action

[media='480x360']http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Gij1mNBx98w&feature=youtu.be[/media]
Brigante
Next little mod turned up today..

Gel overlays

[IMG]http://i1256.photobucket.com/albums/ii487/therealbrigante/2012-12-11134115.jpg[/IMG]

Was dark by the time I fitted em so the photos are crap from having to have the flash on, which made the colour look crap

[IMG]http://i1256.photobucket.com/albums/ii487/therealbrigante/2012-12-11172405.jpg[/IMG]

[IMG]http://i1256.photobucket.com/albums/ii487/therealbrigante/2012-12-11172004.jpg[/IMG]

[IMG]http://i1256.photobucket.com/albums/ii487/therealbrigante/2012-12-11172040.jpg[/IMG]

You get the idea though

Better day shots to follow


I've also got a set of mud flaps sitting waiting to fit, really need to try and get time to doing em.
Brigante
Some kind of better overlay shots

[IMG]http://i1256.photobucket.com/albums/ii487/therealbrigante/2012-12-12152419.jpg[/IMG]

[IMG]http://i1256.photobucket.com/albums/ii487/therealbrigante/2012-12-12151736-1.jpg[/IMG]

[IMG]http://i1256.photobucket.com/albums/ii487/therealbrigante/2012-12-12151749-1.jpg[/IMG]

[IMG]http://i1256.photobucket.com/albums/ii487/therealbrigante/2012-12-12151815-1.jpg[/IMG]

[IMG]http://i1256.photobucket.com/albums/ii487/therealbrigante/2012-12-12151808.jpg[/IMG]
Stoney871
Tidy
Brigante
Bit of an update on the camera.

I have added a bit more wiring, so it's now also wired to a switched live on ignition feed.

So now the camera doesn't only have power when reverse gear is selected, but has a permanant live feed when the car is turned on.

So that the camera isn't permanently on though I have also wired it to switch which I have conveniently installed in the obd pocket for easy reach while driving.

This means not only does the camera automatically turn itself on when in reverse gear, but at the flick of a switch it can also be turned on while driving forward.

For use when visibility out the rear window is reduced like when it's taking its time defrosting in this weather for example.

Or keeping an eye on a trailer if I was towing one. Or if i was to get the back window tinted.

Or even just to see how close some speed demon in an audi is tailgating me.

Overall I must say I am very pleased with this new bit of wiring and it really makes the most of having the camera.
gc88
You smarty pants, you!

looks gooood!
Brigante
[quote name='gc88' timestamp='1355577296' post='221282']
You smarty pants, you!

looks gooood!
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Lol nice one mate. I've actually impressed myself on this one.
Brigante
Here's a better day time video of the camera in action using my newly wired in switch

[media='480x360']http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2QTYfzc1EJc&feature=youtu.be[/media]
(the glare on the screen is the flash from my phones camera)
Stoney871
Cracking.
Good drills sir. :)
Rh1no
Looks good mate!
Brigante
Nice one lads ;)

And now after Preee suggested it, I'm gonna order n install a relay, so that if I've already got the camera turned on with the switch when it comes to reversing, the relay will cut the power from the switch so that only reverse gears live feed will be going to the camera so that I don't end up having two live feeds going into it at the same time.

Will come in handy for say reversing into a tight garage when I'll be reversing and edging forwards before reversing again for example. Be useful to have the camera on the whole time and not risk 2 lives going into it at once.
Brigante
Been a bit quiet on here for a while with no new mods

Think I've decided to treat the car to some black head light units

I'm currently torn between these

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/350687840771?ssPageName=STRK:MEWAX:IT&_trksid=p3984.m1438.l2649

Better photos here

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Ford-Focus-ST-Black-Full-LED-DRL-Projector-Headlights-Headlamps-brand-New-/321048632136?_trksid=p2047675.l2557&ssPageName=STRK%3AMEWAX%3AIT&nma=true&si=aWiquaeG6xHwqr0C3qEXAxMgA%252Bc%253D&orig_cvip=true&rt=nc


And these

http://www.carparts-tuning.co.uk/en/Promotion-sale-items/Lighting-Promotion/Headlight-Promotion/Headlight-Angel-Eyes-Set-suitable-for-Ford-Focus-yr-05-black-RHD-LHD.html?sid=64dd3b53d9d6121bd9c5b85893189e38&listtype=search&searchparam=ford%20focus


With any luck I might even get them next week if not before


What's everyone think?
Gavc
Defo the first ones in my opinion mate ;)
Aldoo
+1 for the first ones mate
am i right thinking you currently have standard lights with the osram cool blues? :)
Brigante
[quote name='Aldoo' timestamp='1358895913' post='229415']
+1 for the first ones mate
am i right thinking you currently have standard lights with the osram cool blues? :)
[/quote]

yes mate that's right
k13r4n
+2 first ones look soo much better
Brigante
to make it a bit fairer, here's some photos (borrowed from ash) of the second set in action

[IMG]http://i1256.photobucket.com/albums/ii487/therealbrigante/DSCF3854_zps484b9a29.jpg[/IMG]

[IMG]http://i1256.photobucket.com/albums/ii487/therealbrigante/DSCF3855_zps15d398a4.jpg[/IMG]

[IMG]http://i1256.photobucket.com/albums/ii487/therealbrigante/DSCF3867_zps66c71e5e.jpg[/IMG]


so both sets of headlights have built in drl's

except the first set have them in the form of a strip (audi)

and the second set have them in the form of a halo (bmw)

so it's a choice between bmw and audi really
TDCiST
Personally, I prefer the second...
Aldoo
those pics have swayed me now!! :)
i thought the second were just plain, but obv they not

..i think every company is copying the audi strip style now, so the BMW ones are a bit different again ...for now lol
Brigante
must say the more i look at the halo set in action the more i'm edging towards em
Stoney871
;)
Lenny
Id go for the halo ones personaly mate,
Brigante
At the moment i think i am set on the halos.

Just waiting for the funds to land in me account n i think i'll get em ordered
TDCiST
Good Choice!
Stoney871
Go for it, you know it makes sense. ;)
Brigante
This forum is a dangerous place
TDCiST
[quote name='Brigante' timestamp='1359057058' post='230005']
This forum is a dangerous place
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We can spend your money quicker than you can if you'll let us ;)
Lenny
[quote name='Brigante' timestamp='1359057058' post='230005']
This forum is a dangerous place
[/quote]
Are you adding HiD to the magnafied dome lens on these halo units mate?
As far as i know HiD's are acceptable when installed in those enclosed lens units like the ST and RS units have aswell as the halo units your looking at purchasing,
TDCiST
[quote name='Lenny' timestamp='1359061349' post='230033']
Are you adding HiD to the magnafied dome lens on these halo units mate?
As far as i know HiD's are acceptable when installed in those enclosed lens units like the ST and RS units have aswell as the halo units your looking at purchasing,
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They will still need auto levelling and wash system...
Aldoo
why is the wash system so important on hid? i dont understand how it is more important than other lights?
cheers
TDCiST
guessing its got something to do with beam pattern and dispersion if the lens get dirty...
Brigante
I bet you would mate ;)
Brigante
Thought about hids, but like dave says about the washer system etc. Would be nice though
Haz93
[quote name='Aldoo' timestamp='1359061743' post='230039']
why is the wash system so important on hid? i dont understand how it is more important than other lights?
cheers
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Don't know if you have looked up close at a car with factory Xenon headlights but you will notice it projects the beam pattern onto the plastic cover of the headlight and the more dust/dirt that gets on there from the road the more obvious it is that you can see the pattern as it stops the projector from working as efficiently and causes other drivers to get distracted. I have noticed this driving around with the Xenon lights in and have resorted to giving them a spray of glass cleaner every other day or so. I really need to get the washers sorted soon as this is really annoying

As for the light units I really don't like halo ones :/ personal thing as I hate seeing BMW's right up your rear ^_^ just generally think too many chavy corsas etc... with them on. The first ones look better imho. But everyone to their own :)
Brigante
Like i said previously haz mate, the halo ones are like bmw yes but the other ones are audi.

So i gotta make a choice about which i hate less out of the 2 germans lol.

Must say i dont get that many bmw's behind me, it is mainly audi's up me rear bumper.

Like today driving round in a residential 30 zone durin the day, i had an audi tailgating me for ages, and to add insult to injury it had the exact shape of drl's as the first head lights i linked
Haz93
[quote name='Brigante' timestamp='1359065534' post='230087']
Like i said previously haz mate, the halo ones are like bmw yes but the other ones are audi.

So i gotta make a choice about which i hate less out of the 2 germans lol.

Must say i dont get that many bmw's behind me, it is mainly audi's up me rear bumper.

Like today driving round in a residential 30 zone durin the day, i had an audi tailgating me for ages, and to add insult to injury it had the exact shape of drl's as the first head lights i linked
[/quote]

Yeah I see your point mate :)

Think I have a sweet spot for Audi's though, as in to look at and drool over the RS models.
Think the designs are much more sleek than BMW's plus I know a few people with BMs who had them, say they are crap to drive etc.

I am not saying I like the way people drive either of them as especially Audi drivers get way to offensive when driving. personally for me its how a car looks not the people that drive them.
you could always go for one that is a mix of both :)

http://compare.ebay.co.uk/like/150525519843?var=lv&ltyp=AllFixedPriceItemTypes&var=sbar&cbt=y

[i] [/i]
Brigante
Was lookin at them from a UK company but they only had them for LHD cars :wacko:

Whats everyone think to these?
Stoney871
BMW drivers used to be the looney's on the road but as many company cars are now Audi's you're more likely to be annoyed by them nowadays.
I work with a guy that owns an A3 and he is a true looney (traffic cop). :P
Brigante
I remember em sayin on topgear how all the looney's that used to drive M3's have now migrated over to audi
Brigante
little update

finally got round to ordering the halo head lights :P


didn't realize they was coming from germany though :blink: so god knows when they'll turn up <_<
Stoney871
They'll probably go via Poland. ;)
k13r4n
[quote name='Haz93' timestamp='1359065053' post='230082']


Don't know if you have looked up close at a car with factory Xenon headlights but you will notice it projects the beam pattern onto the plastic cover of the headlight and the more dust/dirt that gets on there from the road the more obvious it is that you can see the pattern as it stops the projector from working as efficiently and causes other drivers to get distracted. I have noticed this driving around with the Xenon lights in and have resorted to giving them a spray of glass cleaner every other day or so. I really need to get the washers sorted soon as this is really annoying

As for the light units I really don't like halo ones :/ personal thing as I hate seeing BMW's right up your rear ^_^ just generally think too many chavy corsas etc... with them on. The first ones look better imho. But everyone to their own :)
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Ha you say Chavy corsas just after Charlie put this idea up I was inspired to get some angel eyes too but saw a corsa and thought na would rather copy you when your xenon conversion is complete
Brigante
[quote name='k13r4n' timestamp='1359503331' post='231584']
Ha you say Chavy corsas just after Charlie put this idea up I was inspired to get some angel eyes too but saw a corsa and thought na would rather copy you when your xenon conversion is complete
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Don't get me wrong mate, i hate halo headlights for that exact reason lol

Chavy corsas sums it right up and i always said i'd never get em

The ones i've ordered however are literally the only exception

Looking at em they really do look near enough oem and do look very close to stock ST head lights so for that reason i'm happy with em

At first glances when I first saw em i thought they actually was the ST's


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