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Merv130

Phoebe The Mk7 S1600 (Pic Heavy)

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Where did you bought the fog caps?

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these?

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off ebay.de the german ebay

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Thanks from the answer, your car really kills me

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no problem mate :)

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The cat back you can pick up for around £200 second hand, and it means you can upgrade to the rest later on if you want

I was hoping to be paying around that tbh it's just waiting to find one :(

Them smoked fogs look smart as well!

Cheers for your help mate.

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this is probably the biggest update I have had so far, purchased a set of new (well second hand) wheels!


the night I got them

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I washed, detarred, iron clensed and used the below on them before I put them on the car, hopefully brake dust shouldn't be a problem for a while


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streetpacks and spacers off, new wheels on


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I'll hopefully get a few better shots when the car is clean and I can rope a mate into taking some proper photos not off a phone camera.


well pleased with them though

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Love the wheel's. Very clean, especially for second hand.

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cheers bud, yeah they are only 4-5 months old so they are in really good condition.

They are sitting better now the springs have settled down a bit again, i'm really happy with them

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So this update is basically me fixing a few **** ups I made previously. I bought cheap chinese HIDs for my fog lights and it should really come as no surprise that they let in condensation. This was really annoying me as it looked awful


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so i set about taking the fog lights out and getting rid of the condensation that had built up by shaking out as much as I could


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then using a hairdryer to dry out the rest.


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The HID bulbs went straight in the bin and I purchasd some 50w Cree LED fog light bulbs.


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Fitted, such a difference with no condensation, looks far better! time will tell if the LEDs are up to scratch


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the second mistake I made was to buy the wrong HID bulbs for my new headlights, I assumed the dipped beam was the same bulb as the full, and I was wrong! so I finally got the right set (no chinese cheap ones this time) and set about fitting them. this is going to be a bit long winded for those that know how to fit these but I was asked to make a bit of a guide by one of the guys who bought the same lights so here it goes.


first of all remove the rear cover off the dipped beam and disconnect the wires from the bulb, you will need to pull of the rubber gromit around the wires and push them through the hole so you can take the cover off completely


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The next step is to drill a hole in the cover for the wiring for the HIDs. A normal drill will do, but I do recommend getting a stepped drill bit as it made this step very easy


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the next step is to feed the wiring through the hole making sure to fix the grommet in place so no condensation will form. the original light wires will also need to be refitted.




out with the old bulb, in with the new


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fit the bulb in place using the spring clip and connect the hid wires to the original connectors, put the cover back on and it should look like this from the outside


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then it is a matter of finding a place to fit the ballasts. I originally cable tied them to the car as below


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but I wasn't happy with it as the wires weren't really long enough and it meant disconnecting them every time I wanted to remove the headlight. So I purchased some heavy duty velcro and stuck the ballast onto the bottom of the light unit...


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now all that is left to do is connect the wires to the ballast and refit the light.


before shot


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after shot


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with the new led fogs on


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and a rather rubbish night shot to give a bit of an idea of what they are like


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so spent all day on the car today fitting amplified sound system in the car, first step was to strip out the interior


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I then bought an SOT lead and adapted it using RCA adapters, I could have done it without the SOT lead but it means I didn't have to cut the original cables.


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Rear speakers out and new ones in with new speaker cable running to the amp


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front speakers got the same treatment with component speakers


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tweeters


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crossovers stuck onto door trim using heavy duty velcro and wired up.


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and speaker wires ran through the door loom


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power cable ran through the grommet shown here


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I ran the remote wire to a fuse tap in the fusebox, forgot to take a photo.


in process of wiring up the amp


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and finished


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now I have put everything back together i'm really happy with how tidy it all is, you would never know there is an amp hidden under the seat and the sound quality is far better.


But I have interference when the car is running which isn't there when the ignition is on. I think I need a better ground, I ran it to one the bolts for the handbrake which I think was a mistake. I'll change it to a seat bolt and make sure it makes good contact to see if it gets rid of it

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Excellent work done mate, you have gone to great lengths making a very tidy job of everything

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great work fella and looks like you have been busy.

liking the new wheels and can I ask what make the are?

im sure what you have cleaned them up with will be more then enough to stop the barke dust from sticking to them

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Excellent work done mate, you have gone to great lengths making a very tidy job of everything

Cheers Lenny, I fear I have some sort of OCD :lol:

great work fella and looks like you have been busy.

liking the new wheels and can I ask what make the are?

im sure what you have cleaned them up with will be more then enough to stop the barke dust from sticking to them

they are fifteen52 tarmacs, they can only be gotten by importing them from America

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Very nice, I like how you do everything to make it look as if the car came out with it, thanx for the info about the lights, may I ask what the name was for the HID lights that you purchased, so I don't make the same mistake purchasing a cheap set?

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Thanks Jeff, I purchased my HIDs from custom led.co.uk. for the dipped beam, but for the fogs i ended up going for led bulbs from ebay.

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Thanks Jeff, I purchased my HIDs from custom led.co.uk. for the dipped beam, but for the fogs i ended up going for led bulbs from ebay.

+1 Cree bulbs are great for fogs and reverse bulbs, there were some members reported being stung by cheap replica Cree purchased on ebay from china,

Cree are American, trusted supplier of all Cree LED bulbs is alltronix.co.uk

Just thought id share this information regarding Cree led as i dont want to see anyone else getting stung neither,

Norman was lucky purchasing them from ebay 80% chance they could have been duds thankfully not though.

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+1 Cree bulbs are great for fogs and reverse bulbs, there were some members reported being stung by cheap replica Cree purchased on ebay from china,

Cree are American, trusted supplier of all Cree LED bulbs is alltronix.co.uk

Just thought id share this information regarding Cree led as i dont want to see anyone else getting stung neither,

Norman was lucky purchasing them from ebay 80% chance they could have been duds thankfully not though.

I hope mine are legit, cost me £30 for the two bulbs :lol:

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so while I'm waiting on new RCA adapters coming I got my new brakes fitted, focus ST170 300mm upgrade with callipers professionally painted in performance blue


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look far better than before and once bedded in should be a good improvement on standard.


One issue I have spotted is that the the brake pads extend beyond the discs as shown in this picture


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this isn't ideal surely as I will be loosing out on brake performance and once the pads wear it may cause other issues.

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looking good and like the colour on the calipers

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This is one of the best projects I have seen in awhile. Just want to congratulate you on your progress so far :)

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