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Phil 87

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    Fiesta ST3 MP215
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    10,001 to 15,000
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  1. Got my tickets . We're on the B22 stand, the one that's actually part of the track. Some of us are camping the night before so will probably be on the stand early if help is needed with organising. 3rd year at Ford Fair for the ST, this was it last weekend after a polish and wax:
  2. Nice one :). Will you be bringing it to Ford Fair if you have it in time, although you won't be able to get on the club stand?
  3. ^ Yeah only a week and a bit til Ford Fair haha.
  4. That's good to hear :). What car are you getting?
  5. I just found out that CrystalVision bulbs are now available with the E1 marking which means they are road legal, which was not the case until recently. I'm already using these bulbs and just bought a spare pair from here: 4300 K-12972CVUSM-E1 tested/dp/B01FJW6RR8/ref=sr_1_2?ie=UTF8&qid=1469720515&sr=8-2&keywords=philips+crystal+vision+h7 I was not sure if they were advertising it incorrectly because there is nothing on the packaging which shows that the bulbs are road legal, but sure enough there is an E1 marking under the bulbs. The older CrystalVisions had a marking which says "Not for use in EU / USA". I'm tempted to swap these new ones in to make sure I'm fully road legal, or at least check if the bulbs I bought last year already had the E1 marking. More info on bulb markings here: Edit: Don't go buying these just yet because it looks like Philips might be cheating a bit here. The blue tinting on these new bulbs is a lot weaker than the older bulbs, and they have removed the "4300K" from the description on the packaging. I suspect the colour temperature is a lot lower which makes sense because that would allow for a higher light output, and that's probably why they are road legal and the older CrystalVisions are not. I'll swap out one of these at some point and compare to the older bulbs to see if I'm right about the colour temperature. Another edit: more info here: Apparently halogen bulbs over 4200K are not road legal, so it's not just how they are tested that affects this. Or maybe that's part of the test; if the colour temp is over 4200K that's a fail (obviously not the case for HIDs).
  6. Yeah I had a Focus following me the other day with the badge flipped over, had to stop myself looking in the mirror cos it's so annoying haha.
  7. Looks like you're having a similar experience to me with the upgrade, and I'm still enjoying mine after almost 2 years :). It's worth looking at the Mountune exhaust too, it compliments the MP215 perfectly and sounds great.
  8. ^ They are the standard Bridgestone Potenza tyres that came with the car, fronts were replaced with the same tyres. I think I'll just not buy these tyres again and won't be keeping them much longer anyway, just till they wear down to 3mm. Then I'll find the best reviewed tyres of this size and buy 4 of them (or hope that those CrossClimates become available in this size, not likely).
  9. I always park with my wheels straight, but the car has been outside for basically the whole 2 and a bit years of its life so maybe this tyre cracking is inevitable.
  10. Good to know, I thought it would probably be ok. I'm going to get them rotated soon. The fronts were replaced less than a year ago and they're already starting to show these small cracks, but all 4 tyres are down to about 5mm so will get them rotated soon and then 4 new ones when they're all down to 3mm. I use Autoglym tyre dressing around the edges of the tyres regularly, only on the sides facing outwards obviously. I think there's a warning on it which says to not use it on the parts of the tyres that are actually in contact with the road, because it could reduce grip.
  11. I've noticed some small cracks around the edges of my tyres (see photo below). Are these normal or could it be a problem? The tyres are the standard Bridgestones that came with the car, these are the rear ones which have been on for the whole 2 years I've had the car, just over 22k miles, and still have about 5mm tread.
  12. That's the thing, it wasn't the exhaust. They just didn't know how to fit it properly so it was knocking all the time. I can only tell you about my own experience with them, and I certainly won't be going back.
  13. Based on my experience I'd say steer clear of them, they took about 6 attempts to fit my exhaust correctly and went through 2 exhausts in the process.
  14. I'd say go for the MP215 first and the exhaust next. But that's just because those are the only two things I've bought for my car and have been impressed with both.