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Torchwood

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About Torchwood

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    ST.....Seriously Tempting!

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  • First Name Torchwood_HK

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  • Gender* Male
  • Ford Model Fiesta ST3
  • Ford Year 2014
  • UK/Ireland Location Dorset
  • Annual Mileage 5001 to 10,000
  • Interests General Automotive
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  • Location Dorset
  1. Well I found out the total closure by accident.. but peeps weren't sure on the rest. But, result!!! :D
  2. HA... The light just came on saying "Check Tyre Pressures"... Don't you just love those little things you weren't too sure about... Then find out for sure later that make you smile!! Looks like ST3 does have same spec as Titanium X... :D :D :D
  3. Changing Speakers On St

    Ha ha ha... Just saw this.. Perhaps dmizz93 when the weather changes for the better we could do a mini ST meet!!?
  4. Hid Install Mk7.5

    What did you do???
  5. St-3 Sync Voice Level

    I like it... If you could have the interior colour choice on ALL paint colours, i would have gone for it.
  6. Sat Nav System

    Not forgetting the wiring looms between them, and most importantly, the modules to enable it all to work.
  7. Changing Speakers On St

    When my ST3 arrived i took out the rear seats, rear quarter panels, no the mesh grills do not come off separately, and took the front door cards off. What i did was buy the large roll of Dyno matt... Where the rear speakers sit i covered the outer car body behind the speaker in dyno matt and all over... Stuck the fibre padding (supplied) to the lower body, then i sealed the rear part of the car with hollow fibre wadding, so the large space where the speaker is was sealed off to the rest of the space towards the back of the car to act as an enclosure. I put a foam strip round the rear speakers and refitted it all. I then fitted dyno matt to the flimsy metal panel that the rear speaker bolts to, and in the surrounding areas, leaving enough for the front speakers. Then i removed the front door cards, sealed any holes from the inner black cover, and again fitted dyno matt behind the speaker position and over most of the door body. Since the speaker sits on the black plastic cover this is adequate for insulation to the speaker. Put it all back on and.... woooo! Increased bass, no tin sound where the bass hz is lost through the metal!! Since bass frequency is between 80-120hz it rattles the panels which absorb the sound which is what distortion is when it upsets the speaker. I can now hear the rear speakers far better, high range is crisp, but its the mid range and lower range that is vastly improved i think. My car now sounds A LOT better, ST 2 & 3 and Titanium's are fitted with the premium speakers with the Sony stereo pack, but the body is the same as any other fiesta. When i met up with a fellow ST owner, i tapped on the rear quarter panels of my car to their car. Theirs was hollow, tinny sounding, mine was dense, thick. So not allowing the sound to escape. Yes, get better speakers! And do not use the OEM Wires but then that means after market head unit, and then you start losing integrated features from the car and slipping down that route of complete ICE, so i left mine alone! Improve the insulation, its far cheaper for the benefits you get. Hope that helps.. :D
  8. One Gripe With The St

    I like it.. Use it as an arm rest, and good storage. I dont elbow it at all?? Got me think now, just another excuse to go sit in my ST3... :D :D :D
  9. The New St Has Arrived....

    Suspension is 15mm lower still, and it is all round a fair bit firmer then the ZS... Oh you're going to have an injury when you get yours having not road tested!!!!! From smiling too much, lol. :D :D :D :D
  10. Halogen Bulbs For St

    They were Redline bulbs on ebay Smurphy.. Think you can go to Redline direct but i saw them in ebay first, pretty fast delivery too.. I'm going to get a full set once i sorted a faulty fog light unit, and one the previously used main beam H1 was broken.
  11. New Zetec S

    Sorry, but it does matter. I know someone who bought a car from Motorpoint, was assured after many calls to confirm where it came from and if it was registered here. Only to find out after the V5 arrived, it wasn't!! Yes it was a hire car, but being thrashed wasn't the point i was making here!? it was only used for 4 months and 1000 miles, and was in excellent condition, like new! But they had an awful time insuring it, checking it was UK spec etc, had a higher premium that wasn't a mere £50 higher, it was a lot more.! Indeed some ex hire and fleet cars are all motorway miles, and they are great cars. Just coming from personal experience and pointing out things most people might overlook. The v5 had none of the Co2 information and other info recorded on it, but what was annotated on the bottom front page that was a big pain, that's all i was highlighting. It affected the re sell too, so long term pointers!
  12. Mountune Mp215 To A Standard St

    Explained well. I have person knowledge of his explanations having gone out for a blast with Tom when he had the mp215. We did get the chance to both be in the right frame of mind when a car up front pulled off the road. I have to say i was able to stay with Tom better than i thought, even Tom was surprised. I like the sound mine makes stock, any more might sound a bit too, boy racer ish, for me. Now i have had mine a couple weeks, been out with Tom read a few pointers. I must say as i said to Tom, the cost of the Mountune for what you get does not grab me! I'm in no hurry to upgrade, the margin gains are too small to warrant the £650 - £700 price tag. I can hear the 'hiss' with windows up, as i am not listening to any music at the mo... The rasp from the exhaust along with the hiss is too infectious... Big cheesy grin. Yes will always be interesting to here others views, like yours Phil when its done.
  13. My Son's Ordered A Fiesta St3

    Congrats to son Tom.. Yep Phil... Puddle lights, folding mirrors, DDS, ambient lighting to death.. Mine has total closure, so sure other ST3's have too! Pretty much the same spec as a Titanium X but the centre head rest is optional which i got myself. Think the Style pack is free at the mo too, heard that from Clarky. As Alex said.. Red one next.. that would be a great pic, all in the same family too :D Maybe upgrade from a mk6 to a new one.... Although i do really like the mk6.5 ST's... Something about them!
  14. New Zetec S

    Watch Motorpoint, they are hit and miss... Be VERY clear WHERE the car came from.. Most are from Jersey, Guernsey, IOM, ex hire cars, check they were UK registered first before going out to such places... This is most important as that affects insurance! I know Ford will give you an additional discount if financed through Ford new, and not as much levy on used. Ask yourself, how long will i own this.? If you are thinking hmm, 3 odd years, then maybe go lease and options. If you want to own this car a long time, go towards a poss part ex, and Ford acquire, you get money off for the part ex, ford deposit allowance, ford finance discount.. Ending up owning the car at the end as opposed to having a balance to pay. Choice is yours, you seem to have a budget per month in hand, plus think about what car options you might add on either option. APR is lower at the moment at 7.2%... Was 7.9%. I just did a quick quote for a 1.0T ZS metallic paint a few options, and acquire was a little more but you own the car in around the same time as doing by options but still having a GMFV of 6 and a half grand balance at the end.
  15. St Ride Firmness

    Sat in a Cup, and an old Clio sport.. Firm YES, unforgiving on your jewels..YES! I could have sang the opera when i got back out the car if not for the pain. The ST is comfortable, I did an hour journey when i first got mine, i need cruise control for my battered Wayne Rainey type right knee, and with the curved seats too, the forward part of the bum really holds the underside of your legs right up to where they bend at the knees. Pity you are in Sussex, you could come sit in mine to put your woes to rest.. Ah good example there, the Abarth 500 is quite a stiff ride, Alison is right! Been in one, too small, = small seats. The recaro's really do wrap around you, and there heated for the winter... Bigger cheesy grin!!! ...oof 3 weeks! Hmm, have you been to the doctors to help you along until then! I did and mine prescribed Fiesta ST patience pills, he knew exactly what was wrong when i explained the symptoms... Subconsciously grinning from ear to ear, holding an imaginary steering wheel in front of you whilst making barrr broom broom, barrrr noises, tilting your head from left to right as you sweep round imaginary corners, and sometimes all at the same time! They did help me sleep... ;) Although some nights i woke up sat up in bed with a reshaped pillow as a steering wheel,!!