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#1 Rossostopher

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Posted 20 September 2012 - 06:45 PM

I have a standard Focus Mk2 1.6 Zetec (Climate Pack). Nothing has ever been done to it, I have owned it for a year and am looking to start modifying it.

I am only looking for inexpensive ideas, nothing drastic, just things like induction kits and window tints. I have considered a remap but will install other parts first (i.e. induction kit.). On the outside I am considering getting the whole car color coded with window tints and some alloys.

Any ideas on performance mods or any other visual mods would be appreciated. I will post pictures of my car now and then progress as I do it.

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Posted 20 September 2012 - 07:42 PM

Welcome to the forums mate.

For some cheap but effective mods like a second reverse light or LED interior have a look at what I've listed so far in my signature.

If any of it is of some inspiration, have a mooch through my thread at the progress of my mods so far:

http://www.fordowner...nor +mods +date

As for the remap, is your motor a diesel or a petrol? If it's a diesel, the remap will be well worth it, if its a petrol the remap will be very expensive for a very little gain in power. Like you said, you would need to get all performance mods like induction kit etc done before the remap or you'd just have to remap it again after.

As for tints, check with your insurance company first as some will see you have a massive rise in your premium, and some fellow members of the forum have even had their policy canceled by their insurer as they don't allow tints at all.

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Posted 20 September 2012 - 07:45 PM

welcome to the forum,

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Posted 20 September 2012 - 08:42 PM

Welcome aboard.
I'm sure you'll find inspiration on this forum.

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Posted 20 September 2012 - 09:07 PM

Thanks guys, I have had a look through most of your thread, your car is looking nice! I especially like the new spoiler, that's something I was looking at but wasn't 100% on.

I do sadly have the petrol 1.6, which in hindsight was a bad mistake because I feel like it doesn't really have any power what so ever. I was looking at replacing the spark plugs and leads, and haven't decided on whether to get a decent panel filter or go for a full induction kit, any ideas?

I have already debadged the rear and was also looking at rear Lexus style lights just now, maybe put some brows on the front ones too after I have changed the bulbs out.

Have you got any how to guides on the interior lighting? I am not great with electronics but your car looks good with them!

I am definitely ordering the mist screen washer jets as they are 100% better than the standard crap.

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Posted 20 September 2012 - 09:34 PM

the st spoiler is a great mod mate, took me literally minutes and it's extremely simple to do, Clive has already written up a guide on fitting a mk2.5 spoiler to a mk2 and it can be found here:

http://www.fordowner...mk2-mk25-focus/

fitting an st spoiler is exactly the same procedure but requires sight rewiring, basically the plug is different on the st spoiler brake light, you simply cut this off, cut the plug off the mk2 brake light, then splice the 2 earth wires together, tape it up tight with insulation tape, then do the same with the live wires then put it all back together as showed in the guide then admire your work. With the mk2 brake light, both wires are black but the thicker wire is the live wire.


As for the LED interior, do you have front footwell lighting? Stick your head under the footwell n see if you have a bulb holder, if you do, you may already have power to it in which case just pop a w5w wedge bulb in and your good to go. You may find you have the wires but no bulb holder, or nothing at all. in which case, Lenny has written a guide on installing footwell lighting here:

http://www.fordowner...__fromsearch__1

if you do have front footwell lighting already in place, it will be very easy to install rear footwell lighting, this is also covered in the guide.

if you've seen the photo's of mine in my thread, you will know they speak for themselves.


as for the remap, seeing as you have the 1.6 petrol same as me, you will just be throwing money away cause it'll be several hundred quid for like a 4bhp gain.

i'm sure fellow members will be able to advise on the induction kit n filters, you may be interested in a k&n or green cotton filter

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Posted 20 September 2012 - 09:42 PM

as for the mist washer jets, this is also a very worth while mod a lot of us have already done, however, the price has recently gone up something silly from like 6quid to 30quid. fords fault for thinking they was selling em too cheap in the first place and whacked the price up by like 4times

as for the head light bulbs, a lot of members have recently been having a discussion on they're own personal bulb preferences here:

http://www.fordowner...971-what-bulbs/

i currently have the osram cool blue intense h1 and h7s, if you look on my thread there should be photos of them as well as in this thread i just linked.

if i can be of any help concerning mods i may have already done, feel free to drop me a pm sometime.

also, look at the mods in fellow members signatures, Lenny and Stoney's signatures for instance can be very inspiring and was a lot of help to me personally when I first bought my car completely stock, now look at it.

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Posted 20 September 2012 - 10:14 PM

Any questions or problems, don't be afraid to ask.
We're all pretty much house trained on here :D
Charlie, thanks for the props mate, really nice to see you're paying it forward. :)


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Posted 20 September 2012 - 10:23 PM

Lol a lot of my mod ideas came from you and Lenny mate and your both very helpful and full of wisdom when it comes to mods.

If I was to say all my mod ideas was my own I'd be lying :P

You both wrote some very helpful guides so only right to give you the mention lol ;)

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Posted 20 September 2012 - 10:48 PM

I have loads of dumb luck and big knackers. :D
I am generally an inventive and practical person, if I need something I just tend to figure out a solution.
It may not always be pretty but by god it will work.

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Posted 20 September 2012 - 11:08 PM

Lol know what you mean mate I'm exactly the same. If I wanna do summin I'll find a solution n do it. But it just happens I come here n everything been done already lol n theres a load of helpful chaps like yourself about so my poor insomniac brian doesn't have to work as hard figuring it out ;)

when you reckon your leds will turn up uncle?

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Posted 20 September 2012 - 11:56 PM

They arrived today and to me seemed as dim as ditch water.
I've ordered some of these as well to wire in and see if that helps-
http://www.ebay.co.u...984.m1497.l2649

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Posted 21 September 2012 - 12:11 AM

:S really?? Mine seem to do the job great n you can see that from me photos. Confused now

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Posted 21 September 2012 - 07:11 AM

i have purchased a Green Performance induction filter from www.priracing.com and im due to recieve it today aswell as create a fitting guide with a review on the performance from them.
the seller has been so kind to offer all forum members 10% discount on his site when purchasing a green performance filter.
the 10% Discount Code is: FORDOWNERSCLUB10
and for purchasing any items by ritchbrook from the site get 20% discount using code: RICHBROOK20 s
pecial thanks to Ross at Priracing for being so kind to offer us 10% off green performance filters. i will create the fitting guide tomorrow aswell as quoting the discount codes again
The Discount codes work for any ford model not just the focus.
busy today fitting piper oval duplex DPF back stainless system aswell as Green Performanc Filter and a remap to bring the bhp up around 135 and torque to 290 as soon as the delivery guy gets here with the kit.

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Posted 21 September 2012 - 08:58 AM

1.6 climate so its likely a ti vct in which case its already fitted with a cold air intake induction kits rob power on these cars so a panel filter is about it remaps not worth it though if theres no power you may have an issue if its a ti vct as trust me theres plenty of power in there

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