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"taking Oval To Blue Horizon" Lenny's Build Thread 2010-2013


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#46 Lenny

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Posted 05 April 2013 - 05:47 PM

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Quick picture of this bad boy in front of the local court house lol
It may land me there some day too.

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#47 artscot79

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Posted 05 April 2013 - 06:13 PM

is that blood spatter i see no wonder shes been quiet ...............take a few trips with a shovel did you lol

 

its stunning mate a credit not sure if ide lower it looking at the pics wont give much clearance



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Posted 05 April 2013 - 06:28 PM

Lenny

hey have made a massive difference to your Focus m8 , really really nice.

 

p.s that miracle grow really does work haha



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Posted 05 April 2013 - 06:32 PM

is that blood spatter i see no wonder shes been quiet ...............take a few trips with a shovel did you lol
 
its stunning mate a credit not sure if ide lower it looking at the pics wont give much clearance

lol often tempted but would never venture,
I'm worried about lowering mate,
I've spent 190pounds on eibach springs and camber though,
Would a 40mm drop be too much ?
Would I gain anything from lowering it ?

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Posted 05 April 2013 - 06:35 PM

Lenny
hey have made a massive difference to your Focus m8 , really really nice.
 
p.s that miracle grow really does work haha

Before:

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24hrs Later.... Boom check me out y'all!!

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Posted 05 April 2013 - 06:47 PM

Haha lenny

 

 

Some great pictures there m8 , turning into a David Bailey



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Posted 05 April 2013 - 07:03 PM

Haha lenny
Some great pictures there m8 , turning into a David Bailey

lol feelin more like Liam Bailey "blind faith" big hit in the 90's

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Posted 05 April 2013 - 07:04 PM

lol often tempted but would never venture,
I'm worried about lowering mate,
I've spent 190pounds on eibach springs and camber though,
Would a 40mm drop be too much ?
Would I gain anything from lowering it ?

I don't think it needs lowereing any more, in my opinion, it looks about right in the pictures, (does not look too high) mostly, lowering is about cosmetic apperance, and does not improve handling, and can make it worse on bumpy roads, if its lowered more it wold reduce the travel and give the car a "boneshaker" ride, and force you to slow down to 2mph for speed bumps,

 

So technically you are probably better off not lowering it any more, but lowering it more might give it the "wow" factor (more "extreeme" looking) as a show car etc, it just depends on your priorities

 

Perhaps deeper side skrts/ lower front spoiler would give the desired apperance without some of the drawbacks   



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Posted 05 April 2013 - 07:27 PM

As above from past experience its easy to catch the front end on kerbs snow and see that hard work torn off i dont think it will improve the handling i mean ford dont deck thr st do they you struggle over bumps etc personally i wouldnt but its youre choice mate

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Posted 05 April 2013 - 07:56 PM

I don't think it needs lowereing any more, in my opinion, it looks about right in the pictures, (does not look too high) mostly, lowering is about cosmetic apperance, and does not improve handling, and can make it worse on bumpy roads, if its lowered more it wold reduce the travel and give the car a "boneshaker" ride, and force you to slow down to 2mph for speed bumps,
 
So technically you are probably better off not lowering it any more, but lowering it more might give it the "wow" factor (more "extreeme" looking) as a show car etc, it just depends on your priorities
 
Perhaps deeper side skrts/ lower front spoiler would give the desired apperance without some of the drawbacks   

  

As above from past experience its easy to catch the front end on kerbs snow and see that hard work torn off i dont think it will improve the handling i mean ford dont deck thr st do they you struggle over bumps etc personally i wouldnt but its youre choice mate

2Mph whats that in KMH lol
Thanks guys quality advise accepted,
I just thought id ask if I was going to miss out on anything by not lowering, as id be gutted to hear id have gotten away with it,
Since I have them here,
But now I know I wont miss anything and the ride height is good enough; I'll stick the springs,camber bolts and steering limiter kit in thebuy&sell section tomorrow, would suit a 16" or 17" wheel nicely.
Thanks guys,
Saved me finding out the hard way, as it is the kit for lowering is brand new still in the box's

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Posted 05 April 2013 - 09:48 PM

looks amazing lenny, butid still be tempted to spray the dark section of the rear diffuser gloss black to match the front trim haha and clean them exhaust tips lol apart from that its by far the best focus 'style' ive ever seen... well done !!



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Posted 06 April 2013 - 01:34 AM

Looks cracking mate. Just 37 pics? Did your battery die or what?!

 

As for lowering, I'd go for it as you have everything there and ready to go! Mind you, you've better chance of getting your money back keeping it all new and unused to would be a costly experiment.

 

As above, it's just a cosmetic mod really and you may notice a serious deterioration in ride quality going from 16s to lowered on 18s. Does the rear look a little high though or is it just me from some of the photos?

 

Are Eibachs 40mm all round on the Focus? Think on my Mondeo they were 40 front and 30 rear (or maybe vice versa).

 

Whatever you decide on, the car looks stunning as is, and given the time and effort gone into keeping the mods genuine, it really shows in the end product. Top job!



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Posted 06 April 2013 - 07:23 AM

looks amazing lenny, butid still be tempted to spray the dark section of the rear diffuser gloss black to match the front trim haha and clean them exhaust tips lol apart from that its by far the best focus 'style' ive ever seen... well done !!

Thanks Aaron mate,
I like the contrast of the rear diffuser personally if it was black then the exhaust tips would blend in to it,
Its impossible to keep the exhaust tips clean; bad choice of tips for a diesel but my own doing lol
I need to purchase some nanotec based cleaner to coat the chrome tips and protect them from carbon sticking would be easier to maintain,

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Posted 06 April 2013 - 07:41 AM

Looks cracking mate. Just 37 pics? Did your battery die or what?!

lol didn't realise it was 37 until I upload them,
Lucky they don't charge for uploading like they do for printing lol

Looks cracking mate. Just 37 pics? Did your battery die or what?!
 
As for lowering, I'd go for it as you have everything there and ready to go! Mind you, you've better chance of getting your money back keeping it all new and unused to would be a costly experiment.
 
As above, it's just a cosmetic mod really and you may notice a serious deterioration in ride quality going from 16s to lowered on 18s. Does the rear look a little high though or is it just me from some of the photos?
 
Are Eibachs 40mm all round on the Focus? Think on my Mondeo they were 40 front and 30 rear (or maybe vice versa).
 
Whatever you decide on, the car looks stunning as is, and given the time and effort gone into keeping the mods genuine, it really shows in the end product. Top job!

Thanks Gary mate,
You speak the same lingo as the devil on my shoulder that tells me to buy things for the car lol
The rear is a little higher than the front and it would be nice to have it sitting flush but as you have said it would be costly experement at the hands of my local ford mechanic who would offer to boil the kettle while I test drive it; to gain extra labour costs lol

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If I could get 15mm springs would be nice ,
I've never lowerd a car before or even driven a lowerd car, first car driven with 18's was my own last Thursday lol
I don't want to be scraping on speed ramps or scuffing along country roads,
Think I'll sell em mate but I'll find out the front and rear lowering size first,

Is your focus lowerd mate?

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Posted 06 April 2013 - 08:37 AM

Hi Lenny


Excellent post, you can write tons of info but we all like a picture…. I thought the dashboard mod was very brave. I think you can get a lot of satisfaction from creating and mod-ing the car yourself. Me personally I like to by a lower spec car and then add the bits I like from other models, I suppose it’s like buying a new car and then choosing all the optional extras but at a fraction of the cost.


Nice post



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