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About shabazmo

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  • Birthday 09/17/1959

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  • First Name Shabaz

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  • Gender* Male
  • Ford Model Ford Fiesta 1.4 Titanium
  • Ford Year 2009
  • UK/Ireland Location Hampshire
  • Annual Mileage 5001 to 10,000
  1. IMG 0227[1]

    From the album My new car

  2. IMG 0226[1]

    From the album My new car

    From a 2013 car. Different ofset and with 195 50 16 tyres and 12 spoke wheels not 15 spoke
  3. IMG 0225[1]

    From the album My new car

    Came with the car. titanium spec optional extra with 195 45 16 tyres
  4. Switching From 195 45 16 To 195 50 16

    There is no need to re calibrate the speedo as it was over reading by 4mph, but with the new tyres it only over reads by 2mph. New wheel and tyre with 195 50 16 tyre as above Old wheel with 195 45 16 tyre
  5. Switching From 195 45 16 To 195 50 16

    Yes, I have put on 195 50 16, and its much better. i may put on 195 55 16 next time. I am into comfort and dont throw the car around
  6. Mk7 Tyres 195 50 16

    Yes, I have made the change and its quieter, rides the bumps better and makes the speedo more accurate. I may even go to 195 55 16 next time.
  7. Not many votes but it seems that this forum more followers from the newer fiesta community
  8. Mk 7 And Mk 7.5 Wheel Nuts

    Just found out that the 2012 onwards Mk 7.5 wheel nuts are different. The older ones will fit but the bevel part is larger and will be more exposed, or stick out more than ideal. This does not affect how many threads are engaged with the hub bolts
  9. It probably easier getting a used part from ebay for about £40, and keep the existing one for spares for the next misshap.
  10. Mk7 And Mk7.5 Alloys

    I am trying to fit mk 7.5 12 spoke titanium X alloys to my 2009 fiesta. I know the offset is lightly different but wheels do fit. I know that the wheel bolt holes are smaller but they do fit the studs. The question is do I ned different wheel nuts.
  11. Mk 7 And Mk 7.5 Wheel Nuts

    I am upgrading my alloys from Mk7 to Mk7.5 Titanium X wheels 12 spoke. I know the offset is different by 5mm but this is not a problem and I know that the wheel bolt hole diameters are different, but they still fit. Due to the wheel hole dia being smaller, what I need to know is, do I need different wheel nuts or will the existing ones do. Thanks
  12. Battery Drain

    Charlie, as always a great response.
  13. Battery Drain

    You need one of these. A current fuse tester available on ebay. Just remove each fuse and plug in and see the current drain.
  14. I am doing some research on how well the MK7, 8 is progressing since its introduction in 2009. For this poll I am interested in the number of miles owners have on their cars. Your help would be grateful and when your mileage increases, you can delete your vote and vote at the next level. It would also be helpful if you could post how many miles you do each year Honest answers please. Thank you. Oh, and I do 11,000 miles each year
  15. Switching From 195 45 16 To 195 50 16

    All cars over read and have done so over many decades. The allowance is 10%. Most cars are between 5 and 10% out. In the fiesta 30mph on the sat nav reads 27. 70 mph reads 66 on the satnav.