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ford=win

Budding Enthusiast
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About ford=win

  • Rank
    Feet Under The Table
  • Birthday 09/25/1990

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  • First Name
    Rob

Profile Information

  • Gender*
    Male
  • Ford Model
    Ford Fiesta MK7 Metal
  • Ford Year
    2012
  • UK/Ireland Location
    Kent
  • Annual Mileage
    10,001 to 15,000
  • Interests
    General Automotive
    Motorsport & Racing
    Car Modification
    Road Trips
    Entertainment
    Computers & Electronics
  1. Hi everyone I know a few people including myself have been asking about how to remove the front radiator grill of the MK7 fiesta, so when i got my asian spec grill i decided to make one hope it helps everyone First thing first this is a really easy job, took me no longer than 15 minutes and i didn't need any tools, just my hands and a bit of careful persuasion. If possible get the car to a comfortable working height, i had access to a ramp but it really isn't needed, this grill is only held in by clips so no hidden screws to worry about Best technique i found was start in a corner, i chose bottom left (no real reason for that) then with hand pressed firmly on the bumper and one hand holding the grill give it a short sharp tug, there will be a bit of resistance but if there is to much don't try and force it out cause you may end up breaking something, just move on to a different part of the grill Once you have one side of the grill out start working your way to the other end pulling the top and bottom alternately all the time keeping one hand on the bumper as you pull the grill, as a little tip try and keep the grill parallel to the bumper as this stops you stressing the clips and makes it easier to remove. By the time you get to the other end it should just pull out nice and easy, once again don't try and force it if it seems stuck, just move on to a different section of the grill. Once the grill is removed your left with a toothless looking fiesta lol, reinstalling the grill is pretty simple whether your just putting the old one back in or like me putting in the Asian spec unit. One thing i would say about the reinstallation is there are little locating points all around the grill ( if you look at the picture above you can seem them pretty clearly) make sure when you put the grill back in you slide the lip of the grill under these locating points or you'll have a very messy grill fitment. Once its all in the car should look good as new in my opinion with the Asian grill better than new Hope this guides helps, any question please to hesitate to post on this guide and answer as best i can Rob
  2. only thing i dnt like on it is that grill, hope the Zetec S has a better grill
  3. it could be a standard feature that was brought in later, what reg were the ones you were looking at?
  4. MIght have to try the autodrome, i absolutely loved it, couple of us at work have actually discussed getting proper track day car, something we can strip out
  5. Personally I've never really like the banded steel look on fords, more of a VW thing in my opinion. But wheels are a really individual thing, one thing i would recommend is find out things like tyre sizes and how much tread is left ton them, because you could buy them and find out you need put new tyres on within a month that are really expensive As far as the alloys go as long as you think they will look good then go for it :) hope this helps
  6. i like that tip, that could be useful thanks mate
  7. I felt the same, was very nervous when i signed up but when i got down there i realised its actually really safe, they give you a full safety briefing and if you act to silly they pull you off calm you down and let you go back out, i did mine at brands hatch and the run off areas are huge, so even if you did get unlucky you get some room to get yourself out of trouble
  8. Im sure everyone here knows about track days for people that want to drive the own car round a race track, but they are very expensive and most people can't afford that sort of money but me and a friend have just finished a something called a taster session which for £25 (£35 if you need to hire a helmet) gives you 20mins hammering it round and having a laugh. It was easily the best £25 ive ever spent so i just wanted to let all others know about them you can do them at and MSV race track in the country
  9. i am currently trying to upload photos to my personal gallery so i can and a picture in to a post but once ive selected the picture its does nothing and there doesn't seem to be a button i can press to begin the upload. any help would be appreciated thanks rob
  10. tell me which challenge it is and ill see if i can beat ya :)
  11. ive been reading about a supercharger that jamsport has just finished developing, cant give you any prices but the results were very impressive, 197bhp!
  12. Pro Race 3s are epic!

  13. ahh so its only something that comes up with a ford diagnostic computer, i thought it was a dash light lol
  14. same here, the new focus st looks like a beast! I'm just interested to see what the fiesta st will be like before i commit
  15. what is the hex flag?