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Lenny

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  1. It still keeps that function as normal and has the camera built in to the construction of the handle, It looks factory fitted better quality than the original unit,
  2. Hi Paul, Sorry to say the alloys sold at a 75% loss due to fractured spokes 😦 too much speed on the back roads and singing dancing at the cross roads 😉 sold on eBay to the UK for 250GBP which I used to purchase a set of 16" snowflake alloys, so people at work barely even noticed the change and they came with my eBay user name on the address😂 The filter and housing sold for a 60% loss two weeks Before the alloys
  3. Lindy cables are indeed highly recommended, I've personally used Ibra cables in all network and Television connections I've found there range to be superior quality for the price. Twisted cables are a thing, it's a method used to block out surrounding electromagnetic interference from frequencies such as 2G 3G 4G and terrestrial signals etc. I've used double shielded CAT7 cables along with NetGear Gigabit routers to use as little WiFi as possible. Here's a high quality RJ11 cable; is Nice https://www.amazon.com/C2G-Cables-28721-High-Speed-Internet/dp/B000083JZ0
  4. If your engine is petrol then the filter will increase the tone a little but not performance unless it's turbo If diesel it will increase performance and induction noise but not the exhaust tone due to the network of emissions filters which baffle the tone considerably
  5. Any double din aftermarket headunit will fit, The best of them would be a Pioneer double din with Android built in. The pioneers have Parrot Bluetooth built in and digital equiliser with self calibrating technology Here's some guides may help: Guide to Fitting Aftermarket headunit focus Mk2 & Mk2.5 Click Here Guide To fitting 10" HD Flip Down Monitor Focus Mk2 & Mk2.5 Click Here Custom 10" Sub enclosure & Amp panel Focus Mk2 & Mk2.5Click Here Guide Installing Reverse Camera Focus Mk2.5 2008 - 2011Click Here
  6. The link is for example purposes; I recommend contacting supplier prior to purchase
  7. Here's an example for mk3 springs http://fordpartsuk.com/shop/ford_focus_mk2_and_mk3_eibach_spring_kit__f_1367646.htm
  8. ZetecS is just a zetec with a body kit and lower springs, You could do better than ZetecS by fitting eibach lowering springs. Ford can supply them for your focus there's different springs for petrol models and diesel models They fit the existing shocks by design and improve handling aswell as apperance. Just make sure you have the laser tracking alignment done around two weeks after lowering to correct the wheel surface contact with the road.
  9. I'm not 100% sure on what I'm about to tell you; because I haven't bothered to check it out for myself but I did hear on here a few times about there being two locations in the passenger footwell fuse board which operate the 12v sockets. You should only have the fuse in either of the two, you shouldn't have a fuse in both of them. The purpose is supposed to be: If the fuse is in fuse location A for example; then the 12v sockets only become live when the key is in the ignition. And If the fuse is in fuse location B for example; then the 12v sockets stay live all of the time and until 1 hour after the car has been locked untouched. The boot socket (if fitted) stays live all of the time regardless. If you would like to fit a usb socket in the glovebox which becomes live along with the ignition see part of this guide: Guide Fitting Dual Camera DVR System Focus Mk2 & Mk2.5Click Here
  10. I'm sure you won the heart of every mother in the place 😉
  11. It is possible, You just need to measure the existing filter and then search the internet for a Green Cotton Performance filter which matches the size,
  12. Last weekend i removed two standard white aluminium radiators from the house; one from the kitchen and one from the bathroom upstairs which was a bit rusty, I took them out the back garden and hosed them out then left them to drip dry. I've ordered replacements and im replacing them on the 1st week of August when I get a week off work, Yesterday I put them in the boot of the car and went to the local recycle centre with my wife; with the intention of disposing them in the scrap metal skip which I had done previously with the living room radiator And the recycle centre is free. So we get there and see a Que of vehicles outside which is unusual because you drive through the gate to a large concrete yard; but at the gate there was 3 cars in front of us and I noticed a new automatic lifting arm on the gate area with a female driver struggling to get it open for entry, there's no signs up or anything, and the usual long term unemployed individual with the bull dog attitude is on patrol within the compound in his full high visibility oil skins. I say long term unemployed because the only way you get that council job is if you avoid getting a job for three years they put you in to a job like that. So I asked the wife to pull up outside the railing and I'll walk in with the radiators to throw them in the skip. I open the boot lift out a radiator and as I'm walking in; the guy shouts at me "hey two euro, bring in the car" i said "you what" He says "you have to pay 2 euro at the gate for entry" I said "even for pedestrian access it's 2 euro?" He says "yep 2 euro no pedestrian access" I said "Goodluck with that enterprise" I then drove 15 minutes out to a local scrap yard where they paid me 1.15 euro that's one euro and fifteen cent to take the radiators from me, I asked the guy for a receipt for the 1.15 and he laughed at me, I then explained about the council's recycle centre want to charge me €2 and I was going to go back to show that what I was giving them was worth money 😀 He couldn't give a recipet but I went home then the wife drove 20 minutes to the next town which also has a recycling centre which is also operated by the council but in a different county and there still completely free. I pay on average €400 per week on tax and I pay for my own refuse charges to a private wheelie bin company, I refuse to pay €2 to bring some scrap metal or even some cardboard to the local recycle centre.
  13. Surly would either 8AWG or 4AWG just fit a 25Amp fuse
  14. If there's not one there then the only option is to run one from the battery or the centre console, It takes a large diameter of cable to provide the 25Amp required by a 12v socket, using any lesser gauge of cable would overload the cable causing excessive heat build up and possibly fire.