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#106 Lenny

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Posted 14 May 2013 - 04:00 PM

well i want as factory looks as possible so he is going to show me the tints they have got before they put them on so will see what I think and once its done I will post up pics.
only having the rear of the car done as here in wales its illegal to have the drivers/passenger windows tinted.
had all my fiesta windows done and the police pounded my car and cost me 150 to get it back out so wount be cought like that again lol.

Look forward to the results mate,
In Ireland were allowed tint the fronts by up to 35% darkness maximum, it must allow 65% light through,
For me that is a bit dark on the front so I've phoned the local tint specialist today for 20% on the front and 30% on the rears
He may fit me in on Friday says it takes three hours, hopfully DMB side stripe arrives before then too.

Update:
Customised show plates arrived today from Irishnumberplates.com
http://www.irishnumberplates.ie/

Happy with the results and delivery speed, I just orderd yesterday morning.

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#107 Stoney871

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Posted 15 May 2013 - 12:25 AM

Like the plates.

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Posted 15 May 2013 - 07:59 AM

Like the plates.

Thanks Clive,
Trial fitted the rear plate after work this morning,

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Plan A was to unclip the plate surround and fit in the show plate, but the plate surround is blocking the bottom font.
So
Plan B
Purchase some velcro strips and fit the plates over the existing ones when required.

Lowering in the morning (Thursday)
Window tint on Friday, 190euro for all windows except windscreen,
Rears 35% front doors 20%
Re-paint brake drums Sunday if weather is good.
Hopfully stripes arrive from DMB soon and get them fitted too.

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Posted 15 May 2013 - 08:27 AM

liking the plates mate.

and look forwred to seeing your car once its tinted and with the side strip on



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Posted 16 May 2013 - 04:22 PM

Update:

Lowering took from 09:00-15:00 and then tried to charge me 65.10 more than previously Quoted by them last week.
I didn't pay the the extra 65.10 though
They said they had to cut off the existing rear camber bolts (as ford spot weld them secure on the production line) with a Grinder which cost extra and fit new bushes!,
Told me they had to do laser alignment and camber adjustment which cost extra,

Bit difficult since they don't actually have that equipment to do such alignment jobs in the first place,
I know this for a fact because a guy bought a focus from them last Friday while i was waiting on my cars service to be completed,
And they sent his focus off site for alignment prior to handing it over to him.

And I was watching all day, my focus left their site once for exactly 2minutes speeding up the road then back,
no way long enough to have gotten adjusted by an off site body.

they never consulted me prior to starting to build extra cost and I had 240 written in hand writing on a printed page from them 6 days ago here in front of me.

they said they need 295.10 for the job,
I said Im not paying 295.10 im paying 240.00 as written here in your very handwriting,  
You agreed 240 and that's why I came back here today to have it done for 240.00

They then created an invoice for 250.00 just like that,,,.
So I paid 250.00 today.
Needles to say i won't be back there to be taken advantage of on the next service,

As previously documented in this very build thread they told me last Friday 10th May 2013 @ 15:32
that ford etis says lowering takes 3.5hrs and I was supplying the parts
so labour would be 240.00 no more no less

Now try to spin some horse !Removed! story about fitting extra parts but never consulted me first or mentioned a higher price until the last minute,
when all was done.

I'm sick of it never again, charged me almost 400 last Friday for its fourth service then tries to get another 295 today lmao.

Very sad to see such operations in the current climate, so many genuinely skilled, dedicated people unemployed.

Here it is anyways guys,
I'm off to sleep, in work at 11pm handling is great,
All response going to the road,
No squat at all
Cornering improved too.
Mpg up by .2 on the average reading
Not much more bumpy than when on standard springs,
The 18's make the most difference on feeling the bumps,

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Posted 16 May 2013 - 09:26 PM

Sorry to hear about your run in with that dealership Lenny. Kudos to you for saying it to them as it is. What they tried to do was just bad practice. Their loss for losing you as a customer. 

 

Car looks ace man! Love how it looks on the lowered springs. Making me tempted to get that done myself now as springs and camber bolt kit is not too expensive. Hope you get the tints and decals done soon. Looking forward to the completed car :)



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Posted 17 May 2013 - 08:14 AM

looking good fella and sorry to hear about the bad experience with the cowboys.

it will look very sweet once you get the tints and side strip on



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Posted 17 May 2013 - 02:02 PM

Update:
I've just woken up after night shift,
Looked out the window and......


MY CAR IS GONE!!

For tinting ;)
Thanks to vicki (my missus) for staying in today to hand it over.
Its gone to very good hands www.atint.ie
I'll update with pictures later.

Stripes arrived yesterday but may not be fitted today as they don't do graphics
But he has a sister company that specialises in graphic application and will try fit me in today.

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Posted 17 May 2013 - 02:07 PM

Nice one mate, would be a welcome bonus if they could get the stripes down today as well after yesterday's experience!

 

Car is lookin amazin by the way, will only get better too as the springs 'settle' over the coming days/weeks.



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Posted 17 May 2013 - 06:04 PM

Sorry to hear about your run in with that dealership Lenny. Kudos to you for saying it to them as it is. What they tried to do was just bad practice. Their loss for losing you as a customer. 
Car looks ace man! Love how it looks on the lowered springs. Making me tempted to get that done myself now as springs and camber bolt kit is not too expensive. Hope you get the tints and decals done soon. Looking forward to the completed car :)

 
Thanks mate,
The lowering parts are worth every penny,
But fitting can be a grey area in terms of cost and commitment to a price.
As I found with Senor Ghia yesterday evening

looking good fella and sorry to hear about the bad experience with the cowboys.
it will look very sweet once you get the tints and side strip on

Thanks mate,

Nice one mate, would be a welcome bonus if they could get the stripes down today as well after yesterday's experience!
Car is lookin amazin by the way, will only get better too as the springs 'settle' over the coming days/weeks.

Thanks mate,
Focus has just arrived back from Atint.ie absolutly fantastic job done.
Very happy with todays results, 190.00euro very well spent, light tint front door windows, 35% tint rear windows,
Can't open windows for 4 days to allow the tint fully settle,

Side stripes not fitted yet but I will arrange it for next week some time when they are available to do it.
Here are some pictures from the house,
I'll upload more detailed tomorrow when I'm off night shift.

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Posted 17 May 2013 - 06:25 PM

tints are looking sweet mate

 

car looks very mean

 

looking forward to some more photos of the tints



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Posted 17 May 2013 - 06:50 PM

car just gets nicer and nicer !!!!

Nice one Lenny... 

i reckon you should Spray your DRL fog surrounds the same silver as the car, I think I will be doing that ... Ordered my DRL's Todayyy :) 



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Posted 17 May 2013 - 07:14 PM

Lenny, just seen your pics in another thread... Your car is looking Seriously Sweet now mate!!

 

Its almost worth the road trip to come and see it in the flesh!!

 

I'll have to get some decent pics done of mine in the not to distant future!



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Posted 17 May 2013 - 08:40 PM

tints are looking sweet mate
 car looks very mean
 looking forward to some more photos of the tints

 
Thanks Charlie,
Ill upload some pictures tomorrow evening in more detail,
Ive got some 14" silver decals for the rear door windows to fit tomorrow aswell
 

car just gets nicer and nicer !!!!
Nice one Lenny... 
i reckon you should Spray your DRL fog surrounds the same silver as the car, I think I will be doing that ... Ordered my DRL's Todayyy :)

 
Thanks Oliver,
Good purchase with the drl's mate,
I had thought of having them colour coded prior to going gloss taxi black on them and the grills.
I'm considering changing the front bumper to a ST one in November,
I'm on modification holiday from 01st June - 01st November.
But I think an ST front end with gloss black grills, smooth over headlight washer caps and a TrippleRcomposites front splitter would be nice although I'll lose my drl's
 

Lenny, just seen your pics in another thread... Your car is looking Seriously Sweet now mate!!
Its almost worth the road trip to come and see it in the flesh!!
I'll have to get some decent pics done of mine in the not to distant future!

Thanks Dave,
It will be on display at Causeway Coast Ford Fair on Sunday 02nd June if you would like to join,
Look forward to seeing your pictures when uploaded mate,

Cheers for the comments guys.



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Posted 17 May 2013 - 08:44 PM

If only I could mate! I would join you like a shot! The FOC Zetec S Owners Club Spinoff!!

 

Thanks Dave,
It will be on display at Causeway Coast Ford Fair on Sunday 02nd June if you would like to join,
Look forward to seeing your pictures when uploaded mate,



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