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Posted 01 November 2012 - 11:10 PM

Hi guys.

I just picked up my 2010 Ford Focus Zetec 1.6 TDCI today and very happy with the way she drives.

I had a Blaupunkt GTA 470 Amplifier, an Edge 12'' subwoofer and Pioneer TS-Q131C (speakers and twitters Renault fit) in my old car that I would like to transfer to my car. I was just wondering if there was a way to make this work with the factory Ford Headunit (6000 CD with Aux) to be able to plug in my mp3 player or would I need a new headunit.

If I would need a new headunit, this is one that I was considering. If anyone has any experience with it or could recommend a nice affordable touchscreen double din headunit with bluetooth, sub out and aux input, I would greatly appreciate it.

http://www.ebay.co.u...984.m1423.l2649


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Posted 02 November 2012 - 07:51 AM

The headunit you are considering is modern and high spec, but it requires a seperate module for the sat-nav, at extra cost

you can hook up a reversing camera to most of these units

the ones with the sat-nav built-in/ supplied are more expensive but probably better value

As long as the speakers actually fit it is possible for you to fit your speakers/ amp/ sub to your car/ CD6000

The 6000 is quite an old unit, but it works well and the sound quality is good and the remote works, you can get a Parrot bluetooth hands-free kit for it, and it is possible to fit an aux-in (mp3 player etc) via a device called a modulator

The 6000 will never be as "trendy" as a modern double-din touch-screen head unit, but is not as attractive to theives either!

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Posted 02 November 2012 - 11:34 AM

the speakers are all pop riveted in on the focus so youll have to drill out the old ones make the new ones fit then pop rivet them all back in

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Posted 02 November 2012 - 02:29 PM

Hi guys.

I just picked up my 2010 Ford Focus Zetec 1.6 TDCI today and very happy with the way she drives.

I had a Blaupunkt GTA 470 Amplifier, an Edge 12'' subwoofer and Pioneer TS-Q131C (speakers and twitters Renault fit) in my old car that I would like to transfer to my car. I was just wondering if there was a way to make this work with the factory Ford Headunit (6000 CD with Aux) to be able to plug in my mp3 player or would I need a new headunit.

If I would need a new headunit, this is one that I was considering. If anyone has any experience with it or could recommend a nice affordable touchscreen double din headunit with bluetooth, sub out and aux input, I would greatly appreciate it.

http://www.ebay.co.u...984.m1423.l2649


Thanks

Hassen


Welcome to the forum,
A sony focus head unit will give better sound from your existing speaker system.
And their are aux out looms available for the ford stereo loom manufactured by connect2 that provide sub/amp outputs

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Posted 02 November 2012 - 04:59 PM

The headunit you are considering is modern and high spec, but it requires a seperate module for the sat-nav, at extra cost

you can hook up a reversing camera to most of these units

the ones with the sat-nav built-in/ supplied are more expensive but probably better value

As long as the speakers actually fit it is possible for you to fit your speakers/ amp/ sub to your car/ CD6000

The 6000 is quite an old unit, but it works well and the sound quality is good and the remote works, you can get a Parrot bluetooth hands-free kit for it, and it is possible to fit an aux-in (mp3 player etc) via a device called a modulator

The 6000 will never be as "trendy" as a modern double-din touch-screen head unit, but is not as attractive to theives either!



Thanks for the info. I found out that there is already an Aux port in the glovebox built in but it's quite annoying as I can't close the glovebox and control the mp3 player from the Headunit. But, it is managable with the glovebox open and the mp3 player in the centre console.

I think the fancy headunit will have to wait due to lack of funds and I will just try to hook up the sub/amp/speaker combo to the car and make it work with the Ford headunit.

Btw, found out as well that it has bluetooth built in, which was surprisingly easy to connect to my phone(HTC One S works) and the call quality is good. It's possible to connect 6 phones in total according to the manual, but will just try to connect my personal and work phone for the moment.

Sadly due to lack of time, I will be bringing the car to my audio guy here in Tullamore, Ireland and get him to wire the whole thing up even though I would love to get my hands dirty and sort it out myself.

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Posted 02 November 2012 - 05:00 PM

the speakers are all pop riveted in on the focus so youll have to drill out the old ones make the new ones fit then pop rivet them all back in



Thanks for the info. Saves me the time opening it all up and then being faced with the rivets as I wouldn't be able to sort that out now. Will be bringing the car to the audio guy here and hope he can sort it all out and install the speakers. Fingers crossed.

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Posted 02 November 2012 - 05:10 PM

Welcome to the forum,
A sony focus head unit will give better sound from your existing speaker system.
And their are aux out looms available for the ford stereo loom manufactured by connect2 that provide sub/amp outputs


Thanks Lenny. Any ideas where I could get the Connect2 loom delivered here and which one it is in case I need it? I will be bringing all the bits to my audio guy here and gonna get him to wire it all up.

Off topic: Your car is awesome. Following the progress of it all. Love the way to Zetec S bodykit looks. You thinking of getting new wheels? Also, how did you find the new remap and exhaust from Souhan? I am planning to get the same done in the next year and wondering how much did it all cost for the remap and exhaust if you don't mind me asking.

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Posted 02 November 2012 - 08:55 PM

Thanks Lenny. Any ideas where I could get the Connect2 loom delivered here and which one it is in case I need it? I will be bringing all the bits to my audio guy here and gonna get him to wire it all up.

Off topic: Your car is awesome. Following the progress of it all. Love the way to Zetec S bodykit looks. You thinking of getting new wheels? Also, how did you find the new remap and exhaust from Souhan? I am planning to get the same done in the next year and wondering how much did it all cost for the remap and exhaust if you don't mind me asking.

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For best value for money mate your best to buy as much as possible online.
If you don't have a credit card you can get an O2 visa card for 10euro then top it up as you need, then join ebay and paypal.
Here are some links to RCA adaptor kits.
http://www.ebay.co.u...l-/260469204287

http://www.crunchusa.net/mx2.html

And thanks for comments regarding the focus.
Its been a long project of mine, remap cost 280 euro and DPF back T304 stainless 2.5" duplex from piper exhaust essex cost 650euro including P&P fitting cost 50euro and my stock exhaust.
So all in cost 980euro to bring the car from 90bhp-120bhp with no smoke and still 62mpg
Took a lot of saving though. And if my job lasts I'll be looking to purchase some 18/19" ST snow flake style alloys next year some time.
Has taken two years to come this far no drinking or smoking just saving and modding.

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Posted 02 November 2012 - 09:29 PM

For best value for money mate your best to buy as much as possible online.
If you don't have a credit card you can get an O2 visa card for 10euro then top it up as you need, then join ebay and paypal.
Here are some links to RCA adaptor kits.
http://www.ebay.co.u...l-/260469204287

http://www.crunchusa.net/mx2.html

And thanks for comments regarding the focus.
Its been a long project of mine, remap cost 280 euro and DPF back T304 stainless 2.5" duplex from piper exhaust essex cost 650euro including P&P fitting cost 50euro and my stock exhaust.
So all in cost 980euro to bring the car from 90bhp-120bhp with no smoke and still 62mpg
Took a lot of saving though. And if my job lasts I'll be looking to purchase some 18/19" ST snow flake style alloys next year some time.
Has taken two years to come this far no drinking or smoking just saving and modding.



Absolutely agree with you there Lenny on buying as much as possible online. I just ordered the Green Cotton air filter and expecting it next week after reading your post and fitting guide about it. I was going to get the K&N version as I had one in my old petrol car and it made a marked improvement on fuel consumption, but after reading your post, I changed my mind. Hoping to remap and get a nicer flowing single exhaust once the air filter is in the car from Souhan or ChippedIre.
Anyone has any experience with either?

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Posted 02 November 2012 - 09:44 PM

And yea, it's nice having a great little nippy car with great mpg. I think the snowflake wheels will look ace. Found this place for replica alloys if it is of any use:

http://www.alloy-wheels.ie/ford.html

Does the remap make a big difference in the power delivery? At the moment, there is a big surge in power when the turbo kicks in. This is my first turbo diesel car and still getting used to feathering the throttle unlike the way I drove in the old petrol car lol

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Posted 04 November 2012 - 08:22 AM

Absolutely agree with you there Lenny on buying as much as possible online. I just ordered the Green Cotton air filter and expecting it next week after reading your post and fitting guide about it. I was going to get the K&N version as I had one in my old petrol car and it made a marked improvement on fuel consumption, but after reading your post, I changed my mind. Hoping to remap and get a nicer flowing single exhaust once the air filter is in the car from Souhan or ChippedIre.
Anyone has any experience with either?

And yea, it's nice having a great little nippy car with great mpg. I think the snowflake wheels will look ace. Found this place for replica alloys if it is of any use:

http://www.alloy-wheels.ie/ford.html

Does the remap make a big difference in the power delivery? At the moment, there is a big surge in power when the turbo kicks in. This is my first turbo diesel car and still getting used to feathering the throttle unlike the way I drove in the old petrol car lol


Thanks mate,
Glad you found the Green cotton filter thread of use, it will be interesting to read your review on it since you have used K&N in the past.
And regarding experience in dealing with tuning company's in ireland;
Their are only around 17-20 irish members on the forum including me and you mate, and to date I'm the only remapped member of the forum from the emerald isle lol
But I've been to P.J Souhans and I highly recommend their services to others, family run business with a passion for their work.
They are a certified Magnaflow exhaust specialist so quality is assured, and as you can see in the background of the image below they have a full range of stainless steel piping, cats and tips in stock. Also appointment is essentail so log on to souhan.ie to contact them and discuss cost and times etc. The ideal job would be to get the exhaust and remap done on the same day, because the way they remap is:
Scan
your ecu, copy it and email it to Germany then wait for them to configure the remap and email back to them for upload to the ecu.
So it would be two birds one stone if the exhaust was beiñg built while the ecu file was being remapped.

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Regarding the current lack of power then the sudden surge;
I too had that as standard but the Green COTTON filter, 2.5" bore exhaust and remap all played their part in reducing the surge to a smooth incline of performance with 2-3 seconds of lag in 1st Gear only then smooth power with 90kmh in 3rd @ 3,000Rpm and
140kmh in 4th @3,200Rpm then limited to 185kmh in 5th and still 56-62MPG depending how you drive it.

Now regarding your MP3 player cable and the Glovebox.
Open the glovebox,
Plug in cable to Aux socket,
Put rest of cable through the gap in between glovebox hinges,
Close Glovebox,
Connect MP3.
Works well and looks much better, while still allowing full control.

Finally thanks for the link to the alloys,
But they are Mk2 ST and I'm after some Mk2.5 ST alloys, they have extra angles to catch the light and look better in my opinion here they are in a crazy 20 inch:
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Posted 04 November 2012 - 10:59 AM

Also when fitting your amplifer,
Their is already a constant 12v positive feed on the drivers side of boot behind the panel. See my guide on fitting a 12v socket in the boot for images of the cable and reference. Also for best sound quality I recommend you run the blue amp to stereo cable on the drivers side to the stereo and run the audio cable on the passenger side to the stereo.
This will prevent any unwanted Hum or pop on the sub.
I used to like watts of Bass too lol

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Not anymore though,
Traded those baby's for two of these in the back instead lol :

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Posted 04 November 2012 - 11:24 AM

Regarding the AUX , what i did to my Nephew's was removed glove box , and then removed the AUX , then fed his cable through a hole in the back of his Ashtray chubby hole and connected it to the AUX , that way he could close the garage door on the Ash tray and hide his cable.

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Posted 04 November 2012 - 11:40 PM

Thanks mate,
Glad you found the Green cotton filter thread of use, it will be interesting to read your review on it since you have used K&N in the past.
And regarding experience in dealing with tuning company's in ireland;
Their are only around 17-20 irish members on the forum including me and you mate, and to date I'm the only remapped member of the forum from the emerald isle lol
But I've been to P.J Souhans and I highly recommend their services to others, family run business with a passion for their work.
They are a certified Magnaflow exhaust specialist so quality is assured, and as you can see in the background of the image below they have a full range of stainless steel piping, cats and tips in stock. Also appointment is essentail so log on to souhan.ie to contact them and discuss cost and times etc. The ideal job would be to get the exhaust and remap done on the same day, because the way they remap is:
Scan
your ecu, copy it and email it to Germany then wait for them to configure the remap and email back to them for upload to the ecu.
So it would be two birds one stone if the exhaust was beiñg built while the ecu file was being remapped.

Posted Image

Regarding the current lack of power then the sudden surge;
I too had that as standard but the Green COTTON filter, 2.5" bore exhaust and remap all played their part in reducing the surge to a smooth incline of performance with 2-3 seconds of lag in 1st Gear only then smooth power with 90kmh in 3rd @ 3,000Rpm and
140kmh in 4th @3,200Rpm then limited to 185kmh in 5th and still 56-62MPG depending how you drive it.

Now regarding your MP3 player cable and the Glovebox.
Open the glovebox,
Plug in cable to Aux socket,
Put rest of cable through the gap in between glovebox hinges,
Close Glovebox,
Connect MP3.
Works well and looks much better, while still allowing full control.

Finally thanks for the link to the alloys,
But they are Mk2 ST and I'm after some Mk2.5 ST alloys, they have extra angles to catch the light and look better in my opinion here they are in a crazy 20 inch:
Posted Image



Green Cotton filter is being shipped and should be fitted some time this week. Will update you on how I find it compared to the K&N filter.

Definitely thinking of the remap now after the airfilter is in and also trying to convince my father in law to get his 90bhp Ford Focus Style to be remapped. Any suggestions about exhausts? I don't have a big budget and want to keep the spending to a minimum as most of my budget went towards purchasing the car. I know nothing about them as in what diameter the tubes need to be to fit etc. I found this online and quite like it. Would it fit my Focus without making it ridiculously loud and still getting a better performance than the standard exhaust with the remap and the air filter? Will probably get it done at Souhan after your recommendation

http://www.adverts.i...exhaust/2147277


Thanks for the tip about the Aux. Did it and worked a treat. Looks much better than driving around with the glovebox open and stuff falling out at every bend lol

And, damn those 20 inch wheels look slick. Unsure about ride quality with such big wheels and myself prefer having 17 inch wheels with the added comfort on the lovely irish roads we have around the midlands lol

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Posted 04 November 2012 - 11:44 PM

Also when fitting your amplifer,
Their is already a constant 12v positive feed on the drivers side of boot behind the panel. See my guide on fitting a 12v socket in the boot for images of the cable and reference. Also for best sound quality I recommend you run the blue amp to stereo cable on the drivers side to the stereo and run the audio cable on the passenger side to the stereo.
This will prevent any unwanted Hum or pop on the sub.
I used to like watts of Bass too lol

Posted Image

Not anymore though,
Traded those baby's for two of these in the back instead lol :

Posted Image


That is a great idea about using the 12v port to power the amp in the boot. Will just have to run cables to the headunit then and keep them separate on each side of the car. I am not a big bass head but I do love a decent sound system as I drive a fair bit to work and at work and it keeps me sane on the roads.
Plus, the only time I get to crank the music is when I am driving alone as I have one of those baby seats myself in the back for my lil one. I like how you got 2 at the back of yours and colour coordinated as well. Nice!

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