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Posted 13 January 2013 - 04:23 PM

true.. the misses has got me selling my sub and amp, ive just not posted it up yet lol...... she says im middle aged, i say im fooking 30!!!!!!!11 she says ur getting old........ i say u want a slap lmao....
She says we got the focus for the boot and economy....... i say so what, my car i can fit it in anyway....
she says with the dog in the boot i say ooooooohh fook..... end of convo she wins again lol

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Posted 13 January 2013 - 04:58 PM

true.. the misses has got me selling my sub and amp, ive just not posted it up yet lol...... she says im middle aged, i say im fooking 30!!!!!!!11 she says ur getting old........ i say u want a slap lmao....
She says we got the focus for the boot and economy....... i say so what, my car i can fit it in anyway....
she says with the dog in the boot i say ooooooohh fook..... end of convo she wins again lol

Lol ah i used to listen and argue when i was in love too lol now i dont put forward any modification plans to be subjected to ridicule lol
I used to have a sub system in my last car and considering fitting a pioneer twin 10" flat sub in the focus. Takes up very little space just 2"tall

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Posted 13 January 2013 - 05:22 PM

i used to have 2 12" in the scoob, with 3 amps and a 5 farad powercap..... etc.... then she moaned so i did a custon install and fibered glassed them into each corner of the boot, so i had all boot to play with still.... she moaned about that... so i down sided to 1 12" which got used for approx 3-4 mth then sold the scoob..... i said i want to fit it again, that when she said no.... ive been looking at the 1's for under seat but doubt it will have the same out come as what i have here...

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Posted 13 January 2013 - 05:44 PM

i used to have 2 12" in the scoob, with 3 amps and a 5 farad powercap..... etc.... then she moaned so i did a custon install and fibered glassed them into each corner of the boot, so i had all boot to play with still.... she moaned about that... so i down sided to 1 12" which got used for approx 3-4 mth then sold the scoob..... i said i want to fit it again, that when she said no.... ive been looking at the 1's for under seat but doubt it will have the same out come as what i have here...

Jesus mate a 5 fared power cap is like a pringles tin but i wouldnt like to get a tickle off of it lol
Salsheikh had links to custom built sub box's for the focus that come pre coverd in carpet to match interior and fit in to the space on each side between the arch and boot door. Just need to fit amps some place then.
See here:
http://www.fordowner...es/page__st__60

And here:
http://cgi.ebay.co.u...em=150977571137

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Posted 13 January 2013 - 06:25 PM

have just emailed them, lets see what they say...... quite looking forward to this.... thanks lenny

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Posted 13 January 2013 - 06:35 PM

have just emailed them, lets see what they say...... quite looking forward to this.... thanks lenny

No problem sir,
I didnt really help on this one, i just relayed information.

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Posted 13 January 2013 - 07:00 PM

had a reply, they said it can be done for free, they need the car 9-5 wich i think is a little sus???

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Posted 13 January 2013 - 07:44 PM

had a reply, they said it can be done for free, they need the car 9-5 wich i think is a little sus???

It does say in the listing, if they dont have your car shape listed then they will supply to you for free because they can then sell the design to others after creating a template from yours.
And 9-5 is a normal working day, id trust them but prior to leaving the car in with them, id drop in to the cop station close to their premises and ask the cops about them and share your concerns, they should then keep an eye but im sure its 100% secure mate.
Cost of materials would be around 50pounds to build for you, and if they sell for 200 to others then its worth doing yours for free.

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Posted 13 January 2013 - 08:06 PM

just keep it unlocked, take everything out and take the key with me lol...... maybe il think about it..... tbh it sounds to good to be true...

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Posted 13 January 2013 - 08:47 PM

Hi all,
Ive got a question regarding the spare tyre well in the mk2 and mk2.5 focus from 2005-2011

If anyone has a mk2 or mk2.5 focus,
With the standard space saver tyre kit,
Could you please take a picture of it, or tell me if their is a sheet of wood that sits over the space saver to level out the boot area before the carpet covers the area?

Reason im asking is:
Ive got a full size spare tyre with boot raiser kit,


So the tyre sits flush with the polystirene surround and doesnt require any sheet to level the boot.
But im now removing the 205/55/R16 spare wheel and boot raiser kit and i will be left with an empty tyre well in the centre,
So i want 5o know if ford supply a cover to sit over the tyre well on the models with the space saver tyre.

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Why are you removing the spare wheel/ tyre, to save weight?

If you sell the spare, will you have another spare of any kind?

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Posted 14 January 2013 - 05:32 AM

Why are you removing the spare wheel/ tyre, to save weight?

If you sell the spare, will you have another spare of any kind?

Hi Foca,
Im currently carrying a full size 16" steel rim in the boot with the use of the ford full size spare boot kit.
Im upgrading the wheels to 18" so its pointless carrying a 16" spare in the boot,
So ive purchased a polystirene pad from ford designed for the mk1 RS focus, and it fits perfectly in to the tyre well bringing the surface flush with the boot floor.
I wont be carrying a spare wheel or jack anymore, but i currently have a can of Holtz tyre foam, and im working on purchasing a ford compressor to fit in to the designated slot on the new tyre well pad.

The down side of things is currenly the boot floor was raised by the fitment of the full spare kit to be level with the bottom of the boot door,
So the floor carpet for the boot is a different shape to those with a space saver.
End result; ive gotta buy a new boot carpet too lol

Now the full size spare kit is for sale.
Consisting of:
Polystirene raised pads
Boot floor carpet
Extended tyre clamp bolt

This kit is also used in the ST and RS focus as an option to carry a space saver tyre.
Because the ST and RS models dont have a tyre well,
This kit raises the boot floor allowing space to store a space saver tyre on the ST and RS models.
The kit is also used on the standard mk2 and mk2.5 to double the depth of the tyre well allowing the wheel brace, jack and a full size 205/55/R16 to be carried along with some additional storage compartments surrounding the wheel.

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Posted 14 January 2013 - 08:45 PM

The 16" spare steel wheel can still be used as a spare for the 18" wheels - the higher profile tyre on the 16" wheel means it has a similar circumference to the lower profile 18" wheels, it obviously fits on the hubs, the ST Mondeo is supplied with 18" road wheels and a 16" spacesaver in the boot - so i presume its legal - you might need (5) wheel nuts for steel wheels - (Ford used different nuts for alloys - is that still the case?)

The trouble with running without a spare, is you may get "caught out" the foam and/ or compressor does not fix every puncture, when you use the foam it "writes off" the tyre, if the foam does not work, you may "write off"/ damage your tyre and a wheel even a crawling speeds with a puncture, the AA/ RAC may not be able to help you , you may be stranded miles from home

"S0ds" law - when you have a good spare you go for 10 years without a puncture, take the spare out and you may get a puncture (unfixable with the foam/ compressor) at the worst time/ place, miles from home/ help with your good expensive 18" tyres wheels that you cant run on

If you had to replace a tyre locally on the day (because you had no spare) it may cost "over the odds" compared to buying online/ searching for a bargain - apart from the hassle/ wasted time etc

Another problem is if you damage a wheel (eg hit a kerb swerving to miss a little old lady or hit a bad pothole etc) the rim can be damaged beyond repair and fitting a tyre won't sort it, the car would be effectively disabled if another wheel is not available

This would be a bit inconvenient if you were far from home

I suppose you could keep a spare at home so if you had a puncture/ blowout damaged your wheel you could get your friends/ family to get it for you - but if you were going on a long trip it may be worth carrying a spare (full size or spacesaver)

Lots of people replace the supplied foam with spacesavers, or their spacesavers with full size wheels

Some buy a spare alloy to match the ones on the car (or 4 with winter tyres on)

Are you keeping your old wheels as backup/ for winter?

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Posted 15 January 2013 - 07:42 AM

The 16" spare steel wheel can still be used as a spare for the 18" wheels - the higher profile tyre on the 16" wheel means it has a similar circumference to the lower profile 18" wheels, it obviously fits on the hubs, the ST Mondeo is supplied with 18" road wheels and a 16" spacesaver in the boot - so i presume its legal - you might need (5) wheel nuts for steel wheels - (Ford used different nuts for alloys - is that still the case?)

The trouble with running without a spare, is you may get "caught out" the foam and/ or compressor does not fix every puncture, when you use the foam it "writes off" the tyre, if the foam does not work, you may "write off"/ damage your tyre and a wheel even a crawling speeds with a puncture, the AA/ RAC may not be able to help you , you may be stranded miles from home

"S0ds" law - when you have a good spare you go for 10 years without a puncture, take the spare out and you may get a puncture (unfixable with the foam/ compressor) at the worst time/ place, miles from home/ help with your good expensive 18" tyres wheels that you cant run on

If you had to replace a tyre locally on the day (because you had no spare) it may cost "over the odds" compared to buying online/ searching for a bargain - apart from the hassle/ wasted time etc

Another problem is if you damage a wheel (eg hit a kerb swerving to miss a little old lady or hit a bad pothole etc) the rim can be damaged beyond repair and fitting a tyre won't sort it, the car would be effectively disabled if another wheel is not available

This would be a bit inconvenient if you were far from home

I suppose you could keep a spare at home so if you had a puncture/ blowout damaged your wheel you could get your friends/ family to get it for you - but if you were going on a long trip it may be worth carrying a spare (full size or spacesaver)

Lots of people replace the supplied foam with spacesavers, or their spacesavers with full size wheels

Some buy a spare alloy to match the ones on the car (or 4 with winter tyres on)

Are you keeping your old wheels as backup/ for winter?


Your right mate, i had a space saver spare in my last car, got a side wall tear on the inside of the front tyre 154miles from home, but i was visiting my mothors, it happend when i pulled over on a country road to allow a tractor pass, as result the raised tarmac road cut the side wall as i pulled over on the hedge.
It was a bank holiday weekend at 8pm saturday, so no tyre repair open until tuesday, and you cant put a space saver on the front steering wheels, so it was a case of;
Off with puncture
On with space saver.
Off with rear wheel,
On with puncture wheel,
Off with space saver (front)
On with wheel from rear
Off with flat tyre from rear
Then finally on with space saver lol
And had to keep off the motorway all the way home arghhh!! 80kmh speed limit on wheel barrow spare. So since then i carried a full size spare,
I'll keep the 16" steel full size spare at home and try get a 16" space saver kit perhaps in exchange for the full size kit.
The existing 16" snow flake alloys and tyres have been sold to a fellow south east member of the forum im not sure if he wants to be named but time will tell lol, exchange will take place in may/june when i have fitted the 18's

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Posted 16 January 2013 - 10:32 PM

bet ur looking foward to the more bumpy harsh ride lol..........

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Posted 17 January 2013 - 12:02 AM

bet ur looking foward to the more bumpy harsh ride lol..........

Yes lol counting the days, and trying to figure out how in any way i could get them sooner.
Id sell my granny if she was still alive lol

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