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#1 vibeone

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Posted 01 May 2013 - 10:09 AM

The diary starts slightly half way through.  I've already sorted the custom heater controls, and put some trim detail on the back bumper.  I'm not into heavy mods - just the quick and easy bits!  I might try some more major stuff eventually, but for now...

 

Front

 

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Front Grill Decisions

 

Back Bumper Detail



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#2 Lenny

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Posted 01 May 2013 - 10:32 AM

Looks excellent Mark,
Wish mine was as clean as yours now too,
May I recommend blanking your EGR valve and fitting a direct replacement Green Cotton induction filter,
Your csr will be cleaner inside, increased 2-3MPG aswell as almost no lag on acceleration.
All for under 80 pounds.
Some ford mud flaps enhance the appearance aswell as protecting the clean body work from dirt and chipping,
Unless you plan to fit side skirts, in that case a custom set of flaps would be required instead.
Both sets of flaps are very easy to fit and if purchasing from ford then mk2 flaps from 2005 onwards fit the same.
also if you ever decide to fit chrome headlights instead of the black,
I have a genuine ford set of chrome removed from my focus, I'll swap you chrome for black,
Either colour suits me as I'm just keeping them for MOT test as I've painted browes on my black set and may not pass next year,

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Posted 01 May 2013 - 10:45 AM

Hi Lenny,

 

Thanks for your advice.

 

I cleaned it last night, and then used what Halfords are announcing as 'new' Meguires 'Cleaner Wax'.  It supposedly covers all 3 of their 3 step Clean/Polish/Wax stuff, so I thought I'd try it, and I'm pretty impressed to be honest!  I don't know if FOC have a prefered brand though!

 

I've already blanked the EGR, but despite doing a fair few miles, it's turned the engine management light on, so I may remove it again.  I've confirmed it is the EGR High alarm, but it means I can't see if anything else goes wrong while the light is on.  That said, I've been getting 55mpg on the last 3 fillups (checked at 52mpg via Road Trip on iPhone) so I'm well happy!

 

I've recently replaced the air filter so I'll stick with that for now (replaced like for like as the old one was knackered, warped and didn't fit - bit of an emergency buy).  Do you really see a big change with a Green Cotton?

 

I'm tempted with the mudflaps, and I don't think I'll be putting the zetec S kit on it any time soon (finding it in Sea Grey is tough, and I can't afford to have it painted!), so may well go down this route.

 

Also picking up an ST grille from Ford at lunchtime today!



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Posted 01 May 2013 - 01:02 PM

And its on.... Very easy to do thanks to TDCiST's guide ( http://www.fordowner...-on-mk25-focus/ )

 

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and

 



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Posted 01 May 2013 - 01:39 PM

Bottom grill on.... I'm not totally convinced.... what do you guys think?

 

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Posted 01 May 2013 - 05:03 PM

Cars looking great mate! Bottom grill looks good is that an oem part? Cant say ive seen that grill on a focus before? Maybe just me

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Posted 02 May 2013 - 08:57 AM

Cars looking great mate! Bottom grill looks good is that an oem part? Cant say ive seen that grill on a focus before? Maybe just me

 

Thanks Dan.  Yes its just the Zetec S grill as far as I know.  Ford OEM, dated 2010.  I should have got a part number before installing but that would have required common sense.

 

It's growing on me a little bit, but I still miss the chrome.

 

Maybe thinking of using my remaining trim detail around it and/or around the scoops.

 

Edit: OK, so here is the trim, taped on, and photoshop to remove the tape (badly)... just to see if it works or not.  Personally I think it does, but interested in views before I stick it down properly....

 



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Posted 02 May 2013 - 02:55 PM

Parking Sensors (Actually same kit as preee, but with Iron Grey (car is Sea Grey).  They do a sea grey, but couldn't confirm if its the same colour or not!)

 

 

Parking Sensor Screen:

 

 

Screen, Mirror, Video Camera:

 

 

Video Camera:

 

 

Custom Heater Controls:

 

 

Loads more pics here:

 

http://s1350.photobucket.com/user/zoonyxnet/library/Focus%20YR59%20-%2002-05-13



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Posted 02 May 2013 - 04:16 PM

 
Thanks Dan.  Yes its just the Zetec S grill as far as I know.  Ford OEM, dated 2010.  I should have got a part number before installing but that would have required common sense.
 
It's growing on me a little bit, but I still miss the chrome.
 
Maybe thinking of using my remaining trim detail around it and/or around the scoops.
 
Edit: OK, so here is the trim, taped on, and photoshop to remove the tape (badly)... just to see if it works or not.  Personally I think it does, but interested in views before I stick it down properly....
 


Yeah mate the chrome detailing looks pretty decent some people arent a big fan of chrome trimming but used in small doses I think it can look quite good

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Posted 02 May 2013 - 04:17 PM

Maybe do the same around the fog inserts?

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Posted 02 May 2013 - 05:17 PM

Car looks great m8 , colour match looks fine on the parking sensors , i need to find a better location for mr camera  , as at night the LEDS are bright and in my face.



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Posted 03 May 2013 - 09:28 AM

I got my camera from South Korea.  It's a Itronics ITB-100HD.  Good quality day and night, but the bitrate is too low really.  Need a hack to up it a bit.  So its blocky when lots going on in bright conditions etc.

 

What camera do you have?  I taped mine up with black insulation tape to hide the fact its a camera a bit.

 

Day (note mini roundabout incident!):

 

 

Night:

 



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Posted 03 May 2013 - 10:16 AM

liking what you have done so far and liking the st grill and zetec s grill



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Posted 03 May 2013 - 12:48 PM

Thanks Barry,

 

Unfortunately I didn't much like the new grill, and luckily enough clips were intact for me to put the chrome one back on with the ST upper...

 



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Posted 16 May 2013 - 09:28 AM

Cheeky bump...

 

Teh Zetec S grill is now for sale in the Buy/Sell section...

 

http://www.fordowner...view=getnewpost



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