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luke.grimbley

Hi everyone, first post in this forum.

 

Just bought my second Focus, a Mk2.5 Titanium. Got a few plans for it already and thought i'd keep a log of what i get done. Any idea's, feedback and comments would be much appreciated.

Here she is when i first got her home:

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First thing i did was hive her a good wash and wax:

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Very pleased with the car so far and hopefully will be updating often. What's everyone's thoughts?

Jake90087

Looks very nice! As for suggestions you could look at Lenny and Hyrule's threads on their cars. Interior lighting and the matching reverse/Fog lights is great for these cars. Of if you're like FOCA go the whole hog and mod everything. ;) 

Hyrule

Looking good mate. My advise start small lol. Do interior LED's, boot and glove box LED pads, heater control knobs and rear fog conversion.

 

Then funds allowing head onto the bigger stuff ;)
 

luke.grimbley

Yeah fogs and led's are a definite. Already got the led sidelights in, just need to do the interior ones. Was thinking blue for foot wells (after seeing how good they look in your Hyrule) and white everywhere else. 

 

Anyone know if theres a way to fit 2 bulbs in the fog housings? The plan being to wire 2 fog lights and 2 reverse lights. 

luke.grimbley

Not much of an update but its been a great weekend so had a bit of a road trip. 

Glad its got aircon..

First chance iv had on twisting a roads since i got the car and I'm very impressed. Not the best photographer in the world so forgive me. 

Also got some pics of my led side lights at night. Again sorry about the horrible photos.

Currently waiting for carbon wrap to arrive so i can start on the chrome and interior. Not sure how the carbon effect will look against the black paint so might end up color coding instead. More updates soon. 

Lenny
Looks good,
Looking forward to seeing the progress updates on this thread.
Hyrule

Looks nice mate, my sidelight halogen bulbs just went, tempted to put LED's in, but I know ill end up breaking the flimsy housing. Got a link to the ones you used at all?

Preee

Looking good mate , i'm sure you will find plenty of things to do from everyones guide .

luke.grimbley

I used these http://www.amazon.co.uk/OSRAM-6000k-replacement-bulbs-blister/dp/B0088XET0S/ref=sr_1_6?ie=UTF8&qid=1374507263&sr=8-6&keywords=osram+w5w

 

Can get led bulbs a lot cheaper but i find the cheap ones tend to need changing as often as halogen bulbs. There bad for blowing a few leds at a time, if that makes sense.

 

Another shot of the sidelights

luke.grimbley

Sorry about the lack of updates. Had some unexpected financial problems as of late. Good news is i think their ending and i can get back to work on the car.

 

Got a few things planned:

  • Colour code chrome trim.
  • LHD reverse light with dual fog and reverse at both sides.
  • Currently looking into a few performance options but not sure which path im going down yet.

Hopefully be updating properly soon and some pics of my new leds:)

b4zz

will look forwred to the following mods fella

luke.grimbley

Small update:

 

I spent Wednesday night removing the "obstructive plastic" part of the air intake. 

Thanks to Vinnie for the idea and info. For me this is just as a test as I don't know what this plastic part is for. I may re install if I find out it's to keep water/muck out but i'm hoping its just a silencer of some kind.

 

Also got some pics of my new headlight bulbs, so much cleaner looking that the stock ones and just as much light on the road while driving. Compared to the fog lights and my 6000k side lights.

 

More to come soon.

luke.grimbley

Finally an update!

 

Been rather busy with moving and starting a new job recently so the poor cars been neglected. Put 6000 miles on her now it's service time. Got some parcels with service stuff today as well as this... ;)

 

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Also got round to finishing my LED upgrade all round, will get pics when i do the service at the weekend. Got mudflaps on order too..

 

Luke

luke.grimbley

The weekend job is a service so getting the new filter installed.

From this:

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To this...

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Certainly needed the change. Noticed an instant improvement in the throttle response.

Oliverb
So you have a link for that please :-)
Any difference in sound ??
luke.grimbley

So you have a link for that please :-)
Any difference in sound ??

Best price I could find when I bought mine - http://www.autoinparts.com/p137584/FORD_FOCUS_II_2,0L_-_Standard_Replacement_Filter/product_info.html

Came the next day so definitely recommend.

 

Notice a bit more roar for sure. Lenny has a thread on here if you have't already seen it, very useful:)

http://www.fordownersclub.com/forums/topic/36783-green-cotton-performance-induction-filter-fitting-guide/

luke.grimbley

Bit of an update..finally.

 

Since the last time I posted here I have:

 

Fitted mud flaps from Focus Essentials.

Fitted a LHD reverse light and dual reverse.

Installed Zetec S lower Grill.

Installed ST upper Grill.

Upgraded front brakes to EBC Yellowstuff pads and Ultimax slotted disks.

New Wheels - Team Dynamics Pro Race 1.2's. Wrapped in Toyo Proxes T1 Sport tyres.

 

Got them fitted today but the rain came on heavy, will get some up to date photos tomorrow of them on the car.

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I have a few thing's planned including lowering and painted callipers. Also considering a new cat back exhaust, cams and remap to try and gain a little more HP.

 

Will get pics tomorrow :)

luke.grimbley

Photos as promised..

 

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What does everyone think?

tomo91

Looks decent mate! The rims and front end look very nice, that chrome lip could do with being black though ;), one thing i cant wait to do on mine is to get the front end gloss black, just need to buy the st upper grill like yourself and get them all in the paintshop! Did you use the guide on here to install it the upper grill?

luke.grimbley

Looks decent mate! The rims and front end look very nice, that chrome lip could do with being black though ;), one thing i cant wait to do on mine is to get the front end gloss black, just need to buy the st upper grill like yourself and get them all in the paintshop! Did you use the guide on here to install it the upper grill?

Cheers! I have the paint, just not had the time to spray it. Want rid of all the chrome so fog surrounds will be black too. Yeah used the guide, really helps for the bonnet lock part, the rest is easy. Only takes about 20 minutes if I remember right.

Hyrule

Arrrggh lower grille would have looked ace in gloss black on that colour car  <_<  ^_^

luke.grimbley

Arrrggh lower grille would have looked ace in gloss black on that colour car  <_<  ^_^

Might well happen, still trying to decide :)

Hyrule

Might well happen, still trying to decide :)

 

Decide, what's to decide :)

 

Gloss black on grilles and fogs, go go. Here's some of mine to give you an idea, on a sea grey focus. sexxxyyyy  :lol:

 

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luke.grimbley

 

Decide, what's to decide :)

 

Gloss black on grilles and fogs, go go. Here's some of mine to give you an idea, on a sea grey focus. sexxxyyyy  :lol:

 

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It was actually those pics on your thread that gave me the idea in the first place :rolleyes: Just not sure how the 2 different blacks will look. Out of interest what paint did you use?

Hyrule

Took it to a bodyshop, had them spray it high gloss black. You could always get it sprayed in your body colour, the paint code is in the drivers door, on a stick with your VIN number.

luke.grimbley

Well I already have the body colour paint for doing the bonnet lip. I'm considering a satin black so there is a distinct difference. 

Hyrule

Anything but the standard greyish  ;)



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