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#16 AJ_sXe

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Posted 19 July 2012 - 09:52 PM

Oh and out of 10 Allan how easy and quick is the change over.


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I would say it was a 7/8 (easy with some niggles) mostly the hardest part was getting the old grill off as it was not happy about it!

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Posted 19 July 2012 - 10:01 PM

I was thinking the two line number plate! I think it will look good on the rear :)


Sure you were, copycat! ;)
Maybe if the boot lid had a deeper indent for the plate like the US fiesta does, but Im not sure how it'd look on ours. You should try the rear for us and I'll try the front. (I originally planned on getting the Asian/Aussie upgrade grille simply coz it doesn't have the british sized plate shaped into the plastic like our standard ones do - and therefore would not make a front 2 line plate so wrong).

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Posted 19 July 2012 - 10:05 PM

With the help of Nath's YouTube video:


I would say it was a 7/8 (easy with some niggles) mostly the hardest part was getting the old grill off as it was not happy about it!


ah, cheers

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Posted 19 July 2012 - 11:57 PM

Sure you were, copycat! ;)
Maybe if the boot lid had a deeper indent for the plate like the US fiesta does, but Im not sure how it'd look on ours. You should try the rear for us and I'll try the front. (I originally planned on getting the Asian/Aussie upgrade grille simply coz it doesn't have the british sized plate shaped into the plastic like our standard ones do - and therefore would not make a front 2 line plate so wrong).



haha i am not copying you....(much) haha

yeah ill get my local garage, (which my uncle ownes, not ford tho) to get me a two line number plate for the rear.

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Posted 21 July 2012 - 11:38 AM

I need opinions before I fit the aussie grille to my black fiesta....

I got a 2 line plate just to see what it would look like (coz Im obsessed with U.S stuff so this shape is closer to their size plates than the normal british ones are), if it looks crap then no big deal, I'll put my old standard plate back on.

But before I drill into the 2 liner, where do your think it should go:

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You might just be able to make out on the pic above that the grille has a plastic lip at the top, so this would need to be cut into and flattened in the centre so the plate could rest flat, rather than tilting forwards down to the road a bit.

Please post your suggestions.

Thanks :)

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Posted 21 July 2012 - 11:42 AM

id go higher mate,
and put a pad at the rear top of the plate so as it is mounted in a way that it leans in to the grill at the bottom,
this will force more air in to the engine

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Posted 21 July 2012 - 11:46 AM

id go higher mate,
and put a pad at the rear top of the plate so as it is mounted in a way that it leans in to the grill at the bottom,
this will force more air in to the engine


Hmm, I just thought if it was flat it wouldn't look so after market kinda thing and slapped on. Plus wouldn't it be better flat for speed cameras etc? :s

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Posted 21 July 2012 - 12:24 PM

Hmm, I just thought if it was flat it wouldn't look so after market kinda thing and slapped on. Plus wouldn't it be better flat for speed cameras etc? :s


Posted Image ''wouldn't it be better flat for speed cameras etc?''

What & why?
so as they can fine you?
why dont you stick your bank account details on the bottom of the reg so as they dont even need to post you the bill.Posted Image they can charge you directly from the photo. Posted Image

mount it flat if you want to mate, it may look out of place sitting at an angle.

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Posted 21 July 2012 - 12:30 PM

lol Point taken. Was thinking is this something for the police to comment on on the off chance I'm pulled over - just as theres always a debate if 2 line plates are legal to start with on non-import/4x4s/taxis/hyundais, but the plate maker shop I got them off said they are perfectly legal so as of this morning I'm not worrying about it anymore

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Posted 21 July 2012 - 12:36 PM

lol Point taken. Was thinking is this something for the police to comment on on the off chance I'm pulled over - just as theres always a debate if 2 line plates are legal to start with on non-import/4x4s/taxis/hyundais, but the plate maker shop I got them off said they are perfectly legal so as of this morning I'm not worrying about it anymore


not sure about the uk mate,
but over here the two types of plate are 100% legal and you bay even be allowed to go for a slighty smaller square too.
stoney will advise you better on the law but i dont see any problems,
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Posted 21 July 2012 - 01:14 PM

I need opinions before I fit the aussie grille to my black fiesta....

I got a 2 line plate just to see what it would look like (coz Im obsessed with U.S stuff so this shape is closer to their size plates than the normal british ones are), if it looks crap then no big deal, I'll put my old standard plate back on.

But before I drill into the 2 liner, where do your think it should go:

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You might just be able to make out on the pic above that the grille has a plastic lip at the top, so this would need to be cut into and flattened in the centre so the plate could rest flat, rather than tilting forwards down to the road a bit.

Please post your suggestions.

Thanks :)


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Posted 21 July 2012 - 01:19 PM

HIGHER!!


*sigh* so much extra work though! lol

Wheres this rear 2 liner you promised? ;) :P

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Posted 21 July 2012 - 01:22 PM

HIGHER!!


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Posted 21 July 2012 - 01:22 PM

LOWER!!!

(But it's all down to personal preference and at the end of the day you'll be the one looking at it each time you get in the car so make sure you're happy with it!)

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Posted 21 July 2012 - 01:26 PM

LOWER!!!

(But it's all down to personal preference and at the end of the day you'll be the one looking at it each time you get in the car so make sure you're happy with it!)


I know :s When I first lay the plate over the grille I thought higher straight away, but looking at the lower pic it looks neater sitting below the top of the grille's cross section

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