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#301 Brigante

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Posted 09 November 2012 - 05:02 PM

Seems to dis-colour me fog light though. Now it shines a funny colour. I'll see what it looks like at night in a bit.

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Posted 09 November 2012 - 07:10 PM

Looking great , i like the front fly eye matched in well

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Posted 09 November 2012 - 07:24 PM

Nice one mate. Just need to find a few hour window in the bad weather so I can clean the poor thing.

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Posted 09 November 2012 - 07:27 PM

Looks good mate :)

Not something I would do personally but looks good with the black car

About the st exhaust, there is a video on YouTube somewhere of a 1.6 focus with an ST exhaust fitted under the spare wheel well and tbf doesn't look low at all. I will try and find if I can as it was in German :S

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Posted 09 November 2012 - 07:30 PM

http://m.youtube.com...h?v=SaZnumIkVF8

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Posted 09 November 2012 - 07:47 PM

http://m.youtube.com...h?v=SaZnumIkVF8

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I know mate I saw it quite a while ago trying to work out if it would work. It works with the standard bumper n sits right under it, but the standard bumper doesn't have the big cut outs, so with the ST bumper it would sit too low cause the cut outs would be empty if you get what I mean?

At some point I'm gonna fit actual black light units. The fly eyes are just a temporary cheap measure to make em all look black while still letting the light shine through. Its only when up close you can see its perforated.

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Posted 09 November 2012 - 08:50 PM

Think the fly-eyed fogs look great with it. I wouldn't worry too much about it altering the colour a bit, wouldn't worry about it at all actually.

That's good to know about the RS box, didn't realise it was shallower so in theory sounds a winner, especially with the bigger tips too. I seen a Focus recently on a local ads site with the ST rear bumper and standard box put on and it def looked too low. My car's lowered as well so it wouldn't be an option for me at all I don't think.

My wagon's absolutely pigging at the minute too, hasn't been washed in about a thousand miles I'd say. Might do it in the morning if the rain holds off.

Might be too late on my front end parts mate, unless you want me to hold them for you? I responded to a wanted ad on the STOC forum for them, so just sending a couple of pics and might have a buyer. Was thinking £30 for fog surrounds and £20 for lower grille plus a tenner or so postage. Guy didn't question the price so will see what he says after the pics...should be fine as they're in great nick. Suits me rightly as I can put the cash towards picking up the front bumper, complete with all grilles and fog lights for £120 I think so don't think I can turn that down. Seller seems keen to shift other parts too so I might see what else I can mooch. By the way, if anyone wants any ST bits, let me know and I could ask him for prices. If reasonable I could pick them up and post them out.

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Posted 09 November 2012 - 08:54 PM

The st bumper is lower than the standard one, if you look in comparison with the rear light units on your st bumper where the actuall cutouts are, and look where the exhaust sits on the YouTube Standard one, to me it seems like they would just about fit.

Could always try bending the tips up a bit too. I personally think the focus with the st exhaust sounds better than a custom made exhaust. Sounds deeper and less raspy

Anyways all to their own :)

I'm sure it will looks good either way mate.

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Posted 09 November 2012 - 09:12 PM

I've been looking into it for ages mate, I know the ST bumper sits lower than standard, but the cut outs would still be too high so the tips would sit too low in em. Can't remember where I wrote it down but I worked out the measurements.

But easy way to think of it is if you look where the tips sit nicely in the bumper cut outs of an actual ST with no spare wheel, the tips would sit a few inches lower on a standard focus. Maybe about 4 inches lower.

So best bet is the RS exhaust cause the back box ain't as deep n the bigger tips will compensate sitting a little lower by filling the cut outs more.

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Posted 11 November 2012 - 10:49 AM

Looks excellent mate,
Maybe yellow flyeye on the fogs to give some contrast,
But looks fantastic front and back, not too dark and not too light, just spot on perfect
Your focus is coming togeathdr nicely, rear looks very sporty, some flaps like the custom sets for the zetecs would fit a treat, protect body from dirt and also help finish the rear to look low and wide.

Agreed that it's lookin great!
Wouldn't be keen on going with yellow for the front fogs though. I know what Lenny's saying about adding a bit of contrast, but the yellow fogs aren't for me at all...just personal opinion obviously!

I know yellow fogs are a JDM thing and not usually saw on OEM motor scene but ive saw a few focus with the yellow fly eye fogs.

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Posted 11 November 2012 - 12:26 PM

I've been following Ash's saloon build there in the top pic, serious amount of time and effort gone in to that, and a fair few quid too! But fair play to him, he's done a cracking job with it. Well, apart from the yellow fogs of course, haha! Just kidding, but I'm not a fan of them.

And that one below it, think I've followed it on a Belfast car scene forum maybe. There's actually a full ST lookalike on ebay in that same colour at the minute based in Belfast. He said in the ad, "everything from a ST3 and i mean there's nothing from a ST it does not have"...must have in really small white print "apart from the 2.5 litre 5 pot power-plant"! Still, looks a cracker.
http://www.ebay.co.u...984.m1423.l2649

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Posted 11 November 2012 - 08:07 PM

I've been following Ash's saloon build there in the top pic, serious amount of time and effort gone in to that, and a fair few quid too! But fair play to him, he's done a cracking job with it. Well, apart from the yellow fogs of course, haha! Just kidding, but I'm not a fan of them.

And that one below it, think I've followed it on a Belfast car scene forum maybe. There's actually a full ST lookalike on ebay in that same colour at the minute based in Belfast. He said in the ad, "everything from a ST3 and i mean there's nothing from a ST it does not have"...must have in really small white print "apart from the 2.5 litre 5 pot power-plant"! Still, looks a cracker.
http://www.ebay.co.u...984.m1423.l2649


Spot on with both mate,
Ash has created the first ST saloon with custom rear end, and the beautiful focus is from belfast,
My favourite axcent after letterkenny and armagh lol
If i had the spare cash id drive to belfast and but that focus, has it got the dash pod?
Last i checked neither of the lads had it.

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Posted 11 November 2012 - 08:33 PM

Is there a link to Ash's thread so I can have a mooch?

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Posted 12 November 2012 - 07:33 AM

Here ya go mate, 85 pages so should keep you goin a couple of days! Lots of great detailed pics on there too of bumper swaps etc.

http://www.focusowne...php?f=17&t=5930

I suggested to him about gettin that bump strip/insert smoothed on the rear, but he seems happy with it. Think it'd finish it off nicely though. Also think pedal covers and heater knobs would do his interior the world of good.

Neither have the dash pod, but that one in Belfast on ebay does. Said the car was damaged though so that's why he did the full ST conversion.

Lenny, as for accents...I work in Letterkenny and the missus is from Armagh, so not sure if I could associate either of those with my favourites, haha!

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Posted 12 November 2012 - 05:07 PM

Lenny, as for accents...I work in Letterkenny and the missus is from Armagh, so not sure if I could associate either of those with my favourites, haha!

Ah its surprising how much can be taken for granted when you live among it lol
I used to have a monaghan accent but now a fluent bleedin dub one wha? Lol 10 years now

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