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  1. Hi Guys, I'm new to this forum and thought i would sign up seen as i have recently bought myself a 1.6 MK3 2011 Focus Titanium. I'm just writing to get some advice because i want to carry out some nice modifications to it. Nothing to extreme (don't want to look like a boy racer) however i would like to make some visual modifications to begin with, does any have any advice regarding this at all? maybe a nice body kit, rims etc. Has anybody made any modifications that they can share with myself and any tips at all. I'm new to this as this is my first car but i do love a custom job. Any help would be much appreciated! Thanks!
  2. Learn to Solder

    So how do i start this other than saying, being in this industry for so many years i have seen the brilliant to the extreme cowboy.Check my wheels tv will be providing video tutorials starting at the basics ranging up to the high voltage,Which is where the world is heading towards, we would of all heard about the 2040 big news and how not one combustion engine will be produced in the u.k and most likely europe for that matter. I belive we need to raise the awarness of how important, 1. Auto electrics are in todays world and 2. How important it is in tommorows world. I would like to know everybodies thoughts on this topics as well, not of the learning topic but more of the 2040. What type of business are you in and the effects of this new law. If there is enough interest in this then i will be making a topic of discussion just for this reason. please memember to subscribe to the youtube channel if you would like to learn and future videos thanks.
  3. Hey, new member here! I'm Nathan, 21, from Bradford. Had my zetec s for around a year now but only just got into the whole "modding scene" so I'm still learning... be kind Not going for any mods too big or too expensive just yet so only got the Halos and the Batman v Superman badge. Birthday this month so once that's out of the way I'll hopefully be adding something new to the car if anybody has any ideas. Thanks:)
  4. I love my car atm mods are coming real soon I'm just wondering has anyone has a custom/manufactured backbox fited to the car? I work nights a lot so I don't think it'd be too fair getting a full cat back, I had a sportex backbox on my old 2006 fiesta style and it sounded nice it was just too deafening. I imagine mine will have better sound proofing so it isnt that bad. So has anyone had a custom backbox/cat back fitted and whats the noise/drone like? thanks.
  5. Hi all! I need some advice.. im getting a stereo fitted that has apple car play. It requires a whole new facia, which Halfords have supplied. It's a double din facia. But they say I need a new hazard lock switch before they can fit it. They've said ask at a ford parts centre, which I have done & they say they don't sell the switch & it should all come together. So I'm confused as to what sort of button I need & where I can get it from. Any advice? the double din facia looks as though it's fit the switch that's came out the factory with
  6. Hi, I have a ford focus style 2010 basic model, looking at ideas to update and style it. So far ive done the simple things, replaced control knobs on the air con, heater dials, valves on tyres. Looking for ideas of easy simple things i can do, heard about the front jet washers and changing them to mist ones, where can i get these? Any other ideas would be amazing Thanks Adam
  7. Hi Gang, Figured I'd post my install as to be honest I loved making it and I think it came off pretty well. I'm a huge Marvel fan so even went so far as to use 1996 Uncanny X-Men in the design (same year as my car). Hope ya'll like it :D Thanks
  8. Hi Everyone, This is the first time ive ever particiated in any kind of Forums however i really want to make my Ford Focus 1.6 Zetec Auto 57 plate look as cool as possible without breaking the bank to do it. i have been so inspired by some of the topics ive read and as a kid have asked for advise. So i ask for as many advise and information on turning a standard interior, looking classy. So far i have managed to chnage the trims of the sterring wheel only because the standard silver was worn out and for £9.99 these are perfect. This post in particular was so inspiring http://www.fordownersclub.com/forums/topic/43265-radio-upgrade-on-a-mk2-focus-finally-finished/ thanks to Stoney and http://www.fordownersclub.com/forums/topic/43815-show-us-your-aftermarketupgraded-headunits/ thanks Mike for the reply. Now i want to change the following from the below standards (inspired by the above) Now for the above i need info on parts, Stoney has provided a guide to install a Factory Sony 2008 (i think) system into the car. however i need to find out where i can get the tools from or the carbon effect or unless i wrap it how do i do it? like shown in Mike's Pic http://www.fordownersclub.com/forums/topic/43815-show-us-your-aftermarketupgraded-headunits/ finally the below pic, am little confused as my Cigg lighter doesnt have a flap as shown in Mike's pic http://www.fordownersclub.com/forums/topic/43815-show-us-your-aftermarketupgraded-headunits/. Is this something i can add/install? and can you tell me what they are called plz so guys, you know what the plan is now i need you all to help with guidance and ref to make it possible. O yes before i forget, my rear speakers have busted and i dont have a clue what to replace them with... Ive read many articles however it doesnt say what size are the correct ones and or if any other sizes can be installed without any hassle. So guys your help on the above will be much appreciated and i wait in exitment on your response. As you may have gathered ive never done anything like this before, always a first hey :) :D
  9. Hello all, I'm new to the forum and this is my first post. I own a 2003 MK6 Fiesta Zetec which I fitted a Parrot MK1900i bluetooth system to the car. I use the bluetooth system for all my calls and for playing my audio making my Ford 4500 radio completely redundant. Anyway, i want to upgrade my stock speakers however i've been advised that in doing so i will have to upgrade my head unit. I'd rather not do this because it wouldn't get used and would overall be a waste of money. I was wondering whether theres a way i can upgrade the speakers and possibly install a subwoofer without changing the stock radio? Any help would be appreciated, thanks smokecal
  10. Welcome to my ongoing project with my 2009 MK7 Fiesta Zetec S. My 'motto' might change in the future, but I believe that "less is more"; I like to make small alterations and modifications to my car that improve its looks, but don't require many hours of labour or a ridiculous amount of money. I aim to provide links, approximate prices (not including postage where applicable), pictures and a short blurb of all the modifications to make life that little bit easier for those who might just be inspired. Here is my car when it was on sale: And more recently: As you can see, it doesn't look too much different, but the following modifications have been made... White Zetec S Rear Inlay £1.99 from DMB This was my first modification. Although it is beginning to peel slightly (I blame the pressure washer), I couldn't resist it to eliminate the red S on my blue car! S Steering Wheel Gel Badge £4.99 from DMB (product is now unavailable) Simply put, every Zetec S Fiesta should come with a badge like this. Passengers have commented on it and not even known it wasn't originally on the car! White Steering Wheel Gel Overlay £3.00~ from gelbadges@gmail.com I wasn't happy that this one came through looking a bit pixelated. Still, from where I sit, it isn't that noticeable and it is a nice touch against the rest of the interior. Lockwood Door Sills £32.99 from Amazon Practical and good looking. What could be better? It also covers up a few scuffs on the driver's side that were on the sill and protects from further ones occurring. Aluminium Sport Pedal Covers £5.00~ from AliExpress Having decided £50+ for official Ford ones was not going to happen, finding these on the forums was too good a deal to miss. Delivery time was reasonable, too. Short Radio Aerial £5.00~ from eBay I don't use the radio in my car, so having a long aerial was not necessary. So, I swapped it for this one, which is much more discrete (but I do still have signal in my area if I did suddenly want the radio after all...) Ford Owners Club Stickers £3.99 from Mufflebox Why not represent the club? Attached on both sides, they make it obvious that I do rather like my car and, no, it is not okay to leave a dent in my car when you park next to it at Tesco... Numberplate LED Bulbs £2.50~ from eBay Every time I unlock my car, I love the white glow that appears at the back. Simply put, this modification easily contends for the best one I've done to my car. LED Panel for the Boot £2.99 from eBay Quite difficult to capture in a photo, but I stuck the LED panel just below the boot catch on the inside of the boot. I ran some wire round from the original boot light to provide the power. Despite being removed and adjusted a couple of times, the self-adhesive back is still going strong. At night, this boot light is simply brilliant. LED Panels for Interior Lighting £5.98 from eBay This required a little bit of rewiring, but nothing too difficult. Instead of a single bulb (and I did try with LEDs), I chose to add two LED panels to my interior lighting. These are brilliant. Enough light finds its way to the back seats and the front is suitably bright and white, also. Front Footwell Lighting Bulb holders: £2.79 from eBay Bulbs: £0.99 from eBay After some wiring extension across the windscreen and down the pillars of the car, I have fitted front footwell lighting. The bulbs I got for this aren't actually very bright. However, for this purpose, I find the brightness is perfect as it is subtle on feet and not blinding instead! LED Reversing Lights £5.99 from eBay I don't know quite what inspired me to get these. Needless to say, they look better when reversing, give out at least as much light and they look cool even when they aren't in use! "De-tangoed" Indicator Bulbs Front: £13.00~ from Amazon Rear: £13.00~ from Amazon Side: £2.99 from eBay I think the side ones, despite being the cheapest, are possibly the best looking! The front ones were a real pain to change, but all of them were worth changing. Whenever I'm behind another Fiesta, the orange indicator bulbs are always too noticeable for my liking! Cool Blue Intense Main Beam and Fog Lights (and LED sidelights!) Main (H1): £12.00~ from Amazon Fog (H11): £27.00~ from Amazon Sidelights: £0.99 from eBay It is hard to capture these as they are so bright! The colour of them is definitely whiter than the standard bulbs and both were fitted without much trouble. The main beam blue bulbs are slightly visible, though the colour goes with my blue car anyway! The fog lights and the full beams on dark nights are both simply brilliant; definitely an improvement. LED sidelights are also necessary and quick to fit. I did have to use some Amazon vouchers to justify the fog lights, though, as they are pretty steep... 6000K H7 HID Kit £12.00~ from AliExpress I was sceptical about fitting HIDs, but the forums suggested these. For the price, I had to have a go and I can say that they work very well. The fitting was okay and the light, spread, etc is really nice. I can't make comparisons against other kits and I know some are sceptical about cheaper kits, but I have run these for a two hour journey and they are still exactly as I fitted them without melting or blowing up, so initial signs are good, right? I also found them less tiring than my previous lights (Osram Nightbreakers, £17.00~ from Amazon) to drive home at one o'clock in the morning on the motorway. White S Stickers £1.00 x2 from DMB I don't know why I got these, other than the fact they were cheap! I just thought I needed to put something on the small front windows and these did the job nicely for only £1.00 each! Climair Wind Deflectors £40.00~ from Ford Parts UK (although I got them from a very kind forum member!) It took a week or so for me to get to like these, and I think then it was actually because of the practical side to them! It is great being able to have the windows down in the warmer months without getting blown constantly in your face, so they really do work well for their designed purpose. The look of them has now got to me and I'm very glad they are now permanently fitted to my car! Mobius Actioncams £55.00 x2~ from Hobbyking (plus about £20~ in extra cables, piggybacks, holders etc.) Unfortunately, this purchase decision followed on from my older sister being in two crashes within the space of a few months. It has literally taken a year (written March 2016) for both of these to be approaching solutions and, knowing they wouldn't be resolved quickly, I wanted to make sure I had a little extra 'protection' of my own. There are a lot of dashcams around these days, some easier to set up than others. I have found these Mobius Actioncams to do exactly what I want; they turn on when my car is on, stay on for a short while when my car is off and continuously loop record everything that goes off in front of me and behind me. The front camera is about as discreet as it can be; the rear camera, held up with Velcro and Blu-Tack (it works!) is in a discreet enough position that it is barely noticeable through the tinted rear windscreen. I'm pleased to say I've only used these to view comical footage or footage of bad drivers, and hope that it stays that way! What is strange is how vulnerable I feel in others' cars when they don't have these fitted... And not really modifications, but... Kenwood KSC-SW11 Underseat Subwoofer £102.99 from Amazon I didn't want a subwoofer that took up half my boot and would never get used to its full potential, so I bought one of these instead. Fitting it took a couple of hours, maybe, and connects to the back of the stereo speaker cables. Wired in through piggyback connectors of the fuse box and hidden under the drivers seat, I have found this has worked brilliantly throughout all the months I've had it now. The car doors no longer vibrate with each beat as the bass is coming out of this, rather than the door speakers! I also get to 'feel' the music as I drive a long - something I might add to the passenger side too one day if I have a spare £100! Kingston 32GB Micro Duo Flash Drive £9.00 from Amazon A very fast and discrete flash drive for storing music on for use in the car. It has two ends; the other connects directly into the Micro-USB sockets on most current smartphones, which is also useful! Last updated 3rd March 2016.
  11. Well I've got one of my badges for customisation. So far so good, removed the sticker covering the rear plastic injection sprues and dremeled out the sprues holding in the outer blue ring. I've model cemented all holes and lightly sanded the front for a key Ready and waiting is the spray paint for the black and white enamel for the infill Watch this space
  12. Hi All, I am new to this so apologies if I have posted in the wrong group. I have a black 1.6l Escort Finese that I'm looking to sell and was wondering what a good price would be. I have an MOT until August/September (I think). I have some Wolfrace Alloys, a K&N Air Filter, a lip on the front bumper, Escort GTi sidekirts, a ST2000 style rear bumper, Seabring exhaust and a few other customised bits and bobs like metal door levers and customised floor mats. What do you guys think would be a reasonable price? I would like to get rid of it by the end of the week. I also have 4 escort GTi alloys on some Pirelli tyres. 2 Tyres have a lot of thread left, how much do you think I could get for these? I will try to take and upload some pictures tonight. Thanks
  13. So a few months back I purchased my first Ford, a Mk6 fiesta finesse, nothing to fancy as I was only 19 at the time (now 20). After gathering some experience with cars within my job (Halfords) and out of research I decided I wanted to make my fiesta something special to me, I'm still undecided on a full ST conversion or just to get the exterior and custom build/make the interior of my car. This was the week after I bought her, all cleaned, polished and waxed A few weeks later and after much research I found her a new set of wheels, The wheels need a reverb which I plan on doing myself but they do fill up the arches nicely compared to what it was before, a full list of planned mods and pictures will be posted
  14. Hey guys After deciding to keep my 1.4 ford fiesta zetec I now want to start making look and perform better, I'm talking after-market spoilers, front splitter, alloys, exhaust system etc. However I'm not to sure where to find the RIGHT stuff to go on it, does anyone have a website where I can buy all this fancy after market stuff (ps I'm still undecided on whether or not to make it an ST replica. Please note the car has already been lowered with red springs and has a sony after market stereo system set up with Bluetooth so that work does not need doing. Pictures of how the car is NOW are below, please leave any website or places for me to get hold of some stuff I'd like to mod the car with and by all means leave opinions on any ideas you think I should do to make the car look and perform better.
  15. West Midlands Wrapping

    So fingers crossed in the next week I will have my new zetec s but im planning on getting it vinyl wrapped! does anyone know of any good companys around the west midlands? seen one or two sites but had no replies to emails and sites don't look 100% legit!
  16. Hi I've just joined the forums to share my wee fiesta project. I bought my first car a year and a half ago. Its a ford fiesta mk6 1.25 in blue. Time came to mot it and it needed alot of work. So instead of scrapping it or selling it on as I didn't have money at the time I started to rip it apart with the intentions to rebuild it. 10 months later and I'm done. The dark blue paint job was scratched and chipping away in places so thought I will paint it myself to save money. Looked around for a bit and decided on BLACKBOARD PAINT! its pretty epic. Put a new engine in it. Its a 1.6 07 plate engine along with brand new well everything from driveshafts to subframe to rear axle, brakes, interior, facelift bumpers etc. Still not completely finished as I'm having problems with engine codes :( and god damn airbags!!! Still bits of work to do here or there but will upload pics of the build as it went on. Oh little tip - if you ever need to paint a car buy a gazebo. Works wonders
  17. hi there, i just done a custom boot storage myself. and i thought id share it with you. been a long follower of this forum, but this will be my first post. i hope you guys will enjoy it. i always carry my bags with me in the car, and ive realized that when i do some shopping or carry extra stuff, i always need to keep them on top of my bags, which i didnt really like. i had some lino and carpet left over from a house job that i did. so i spent £13 on an mdf board. Ive put a lino down first then build the storage and covered it with carpet. Here some pictures, puting down the lino first put the first mdf in then added the side and the top covered the side with carpet covered the top with carpet and placed it and the final picture
  18. Hi all Has anyone had power (either via a cigarette port or USB port) installed in the rear of their S Max after purchase? It seems odd that the only power points for charging devices are in the front glove box (wtf!) and in the boot. I'd like to install either a cigarette point or USB port (the USB port would just be needed for power, not actual data). Is this doable? Is it possible to get it installed in the rear of the drivers arm rest storage column bit? Olly
  19. New Rims Photoshop

    I need someone to put these rims on my car also if you can lower it to look around 70mm low. She's not much at the moment but she will be.
  20. Hey all, im a new member on here and really hope people can help me. :) in the next month ill be picking up a 2012 plate 1.6 tdci titanium focus and im looking for the best websites to get accesories from that will fit my car (so links would be very usefull) im uk based things im after are better bulbs (ive heard xenon are good?) headlights, indicator and number plate K&N Filter also im pretty sure ill have footwell LED Lights so im looking for the best place to get them as well. scuff plates/sill protectors many thanks people ! ;)
  21. I keep seeing pictures of fiesta's with custom dash's and really fancy getting one myself but don't know where to look. I've searched the net and can't find a thing. Does anybody know where I can find one?
  22. Oil Pressure Gauge Help!

    Hi there guys i' hoping someone can help me i have a 2005 ford fiesta zetec s tdci and ive just put a new engine in due to the previous engine failing. ive just finished fitting the new engine in but the oil light is coming up but when hold the revs up slightly the light goes off. so i bought an oil pressure gauge along with a boost gauge and a oil temperature gauge. but the t-piece ive bought separately doesn't fit into the engine block (its a t-piece) so has anyone here fitting gauges to their fiesta? please could someone back to me regarding this. Thanks in advance Ryan