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Ainarkar

Budding Enthusiast
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About Ainarkar

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  • Birthday 09/03/1989

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  • First Name Suhail

Profile Information

  • Gender* Male
  • Ford Model Focus Zetec S 1.5 TDCi
  • Ford Year 2015
  • UK/Ireland Location Lancashire
  • Annual Mileage 15,001 to 20,000
  • Interests General Automotive
    Car Modification
    Travel
    Road Trips

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  • Location Blackburn/Manchester
  1. Look forward to making my first conference presentation at @FIPWC2016 in Montréal. #newbie #podiatry #research @SCP_PodiatryUK

  2. Muprichard

    Welcome. I've just upgraded from a Fiesta to a Focus....so far it seems like it was a gooddecision.
  3. Long time hire car question

    Most insurers have a limited period for which they provide a hire car, which isn't the same as acourtesy car usually provided by the garage during the time your car is off road. If the third party was at fault, their insurer won't be too pleased to be paying for s hire car for longer than was necessary. Best option would be to arrange a repair asap (doesn't seem like there is any reason for a delay) and discuss with own insurer - they usually appoint a third party accident managing company who have areputation for inflatinginsurance claims. Good luck!
  4. Insurance problems

    I was declined the 7 day complimentary drive away insurance provided by Ford, so tried arranging temp cover to allow me tocollect my car last week. They didn't want to insure me either...ended up having to pay for an annual policy which wasn't cheap - may cancel this and give Flux a try.
  5. Your Insurance Annual?

    Aged26 driving a2015 Focus ZS (65) - No Mods Annual Premium: £2360 (£350 vol excess) 2 nonfault claims,1claim for malicious damage (supposedly my fault) and1 genuine fault claim. 0 NCB as previously named driver/company car with 8 years driving experience. Cover: Fully comprehensive with business use, 12 month telematics box, breakdown and hire car (not the pointless 1.0l courtesy cars) Cheapest online comparison quotes were a couple of hundred pounds more, which didn't include the extrasand with a compulsory excess of a staggering £3000 - more than my annual premium!!
  6. Living Room Project

    That was actually a rather good read...good luck with the he rest of it and look forward to the next progress update.
  7. 2013 (13) Fiesta just gone 54k 2015 (65) Focus just done 9k I'mclocking up thesemilesdaily...should considerlivingcloser to work, or work closer to home
  8. Reading through the insurance threads and I can understand the frustrations people have with their insurance premiums. But then I think about my premium and think, surely the companies are adding an unnecessary 0 at the end of my premium?!! I'd happily pay some of the premiums that are been quoted in herethree/four times over and it would probably still come at half of what I'm being robbed of! Three years ago I was silly enough to have bought a 7 year old Corsa (I know...never again, I learnt the hard way) and the insurers then were quoting me at least £2500 despite 5 years driving experience and no claims history! I ended up opting for a company/lease car with insurance/maintenance and recovery included whichworked out cheaper than my insurance alone! Three years on and they're still fleecing me for the same amount. That seems to be mostly due to some idiots that was drivingaround uninsured with false plates andfailed to stop, and other low-lifeswho find it amusing tovandalisesomeone else property. This isn't a rant, but I'm sure many others have experienced similar and knowing you're not alone will somewhat lessen the blow!
  9. Focus Bulb Lists

    Looking to replace the glove compartment, interior courtesy lights and boot lights with LEDs in my 2015 Focus ZS. Would anyone know which bulbs I will need and ifthey would need to be canbusLED? The guy at the local car accessory store subjected they would and this they were priced at £15 for bulbs (can't remember the fitting). Will most likely get them off eBay once I know which ones o need.
  10. Show Us Your Mk3.5!

    Thanks Alex - although that is a real shame like other have said previously. It would have suited the car really well. They've done a great job of styling it, and seem to have overlooked the small thing. also I noticed the wing mirrors - did they pull them off a transit? They're huge and square!! Ha
  11. Show Us Your Mk3.5!

    I picked up my Focus ZS 1.5 TDCion Thursday. I managed to take a few pics for your appreciation yesterday. This is the first car I've owned (not a lease or company car) so I'm fairly new to mods etc but quite practical.I'll no doubt be picking your brains and seeking your help on here. The plan so far is as follows: 1) Upgrade interior courtesy lightsto LED. Has anyone done this that is able torecommend any suppliers of white LED bulbs? I've watched the following tutorial but it's a company in the US(also checked the thread forbulbs list but came up with nothing for the Mk 3 or 3.5). 2) Apply 'S' badge to front grille. Undecided on whether it shouldbe red (which is quite popular) or blue, which I think looks different and would compliment the magnetic colour and allow the car to be a bit ore individual to me . https://www.ebay.co.uk/ulk/itm/201541639613 3) I was hoping that the looms would be present for adding interior footwell lights (blue), but it seems that this is no longer the case in the Mk3.5. Has anyone managed to find these looks or add this in themselves and have a guide for this? 4) I have the Appearance Pack 2 on my Focuz ZS so have the 18" 8 spoke Y alloys which I really like. With the car being a dark grey I was thinking of darkening the alloys (similar to the colour in the final pic of the BMW 4 series - ?gun metal?). What's the best option? Plasti Dip, wrapping, spraying? 5) If I decide on doing 4 I'll probably also de-chrome the front grille and chromewindow line, depending on what it looks like. I think for now that is as much as I'll do. Imaybe do the headlights but need to read up on the legality of HID, xenon, bi xenon and fly eyes/tints. Would someone with some photoshop skills please give me an idea of what 2, 4 and 5 would look like? If you need additional pics I'll be happy to provide these, but I think I've got all angles covered. Apologies for the long post and look forward to sharing progress and finding inspiration in here. Suhail
  12. Show Us Your Mk3.5!

    I'm I right in thinking they no longer have the looms in place anymore? I was hoping it would be the same...slightly disappointed as I have it in my 2013 Fiesta Zetec and it does look nice.
  13. @BBCLancashire @lancstelegraph RTC at jct of Whalley New Road/Ramsgreave Drive. 24/03/16 (19:50) https://t.co/og3qo8rwfQ

  14. Show Us Your Mk3.5!

    I'vehad my eye on the Focus ZS for some time now, and will be taking delivery of it later this week! While the standard ZS looks great I'm hopingto make a few subtle mods so it doesn'tlooklike every other ZS out there. Iwill be following this thread closely for any recommendations. I was unsure whether Ishould get the Deep Impact Blue (which by theway looks great)or Magnetic, but eventually wentfor the later with Appearance Pack 2. Loving the flyeye tint and the S badge. A little unsure about the flyeye tints after reading some of the comments but think this would look great on the Magnetic, so may go ahead with it. I've taken a quick look for the S badge on eBay which Ican only find in red, blue and black. I'd like to put on the black S badge but think it would probably just get lost amongst the black grill. Not particularly keen on either the red or blue with the car being a dark colour. Update: In addition to the above I'm keeping the 18" 8 Yspoke alloys - but considering getting them in a darker colour (maybe gunmetal - open to suggestions) - How can Ibest achieve this? Spray paint, Plastidip or other options?New to this so a little unsure - any help will be much appreciated. Anyone have any thoughts, or pics which would be great to help make up my mind. I'll post pics up once I take dlivery. :)