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#1 Lenny

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Posted 31 December 2013 - 11:49 AM

Well since tonite is the end of 2013, and its been the busiest year to date on the forum in terms of people modifying there fords.

Id like to hear from those people; in your own opinion what's the Best single modification or enhancement that you have done to your ford in 2013 and why

I look forward to reading your responses.

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Posted 31 December 2013 - 11:52 AM

I'll go first :lol:

The best mod I've done to my ford focus in 2013 was blanking the egr
Its fantastic value for money, has saved me 0.3MPG on fuel aswell as prevented the induction system from further contamination.

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Posted 31 December 2013 - 01:11 PM

I have a combination, I think the EGR blanking was a very good change, but I think I put it on par with my LED bulb replacement. The EGR has given a bit more OOMPH to the car, and the LED's are a great visual improvement.

 

If you want just one though, I think the EGR blank (much as I cursed the installation) probably is the top one!



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Posted 31 December 2013 - 03:34 PM

Replacing the speakers for something decent in The Van. Ye gods, the stock set were [INSERT EXPLETIVE HERE] to say the least...

Now, it's a van, so I'm not expecting the highest fidelity, but at least now, it doesn't have a farty bottom end.

...and neither does it's owner, ahthankyewverymuCHA!!!

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Posted 31 December 2013 - 03:45 PM

Mine too was the audio upgrade, all 4 speakers and a subwoofer installation, took we a while as none of the holes were in the right place to secure the speakers, but I got there in the end. Well pleased with it.
Having said that I haven't done many mods yet, got a couple planned for next year already :)

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Posted 31 December 2013 - 04:06 PM

Mine has to be the decals I've added, Gives it that Ford Pride to it. :)

 

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Posted 31 December 2013 - 04:21 PM

tbh mines was like most the egr block off, but today i installed a sub to the oem headunit and well please as i dint use any rca's, but it was a moo as the stereo has a permanant live so i had to figure out how to turn the sub on/off with no remote wire. but its done now



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Posted 31 December 2013 - 05:00 PM

tbh mines was like most the egr block off, but today i installed a sub to the oem headunit and well please as i dint use any rca's, but it was a moo as the stereo has a permanant live so i had to figure out how to turn the sub on/off with no remote wire. but its done now

Splice the sub remote sensor feed to the large red wire at the rear of your heater control unit mate,
Its an ignition positive,
That's what I use for my st pod gauges.

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Posted 31 December 2013 - 05:14 PM

but then lenny, how would you get bass coming out with no rca from the h/u? i have prolly done it in a way no one has then... no wonder it took me 1.5 hrs to figure out lmao



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Posted 31 December 2013 - 05:38 PM

but then lenny, how would you get bass coming out with no rca from the h/u? i have prolly done it in a way no one has then... no wonder it took me 1.5 hrs to figure out lmao

The amp for your sub has an ignition live sensor feed generally a blue cable,
It connects to an ignition live feed, when it sences power in it,
The amp becomes live and begins to draw power from the battery; for the duration power is felt in the sensor feed.
Nothing to do with the audio part but still very important to prevent battery being constantly drawn from when the car is parked.

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Posted 31 December 2013 - 05:43 PM

ive done it a cow boy way then......live direct from batt to amp, no remote wire, 6mm tex bolt into rear seat fixture, i then removed the stereo spliced into the rear speaker wires, added a 10a in line fuse also a dpsw and then threaded these to my high input on the amp. works a treat as the stereo has constant power feed.....



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Posted 31 December 2013 - 05:53 PM

ive done it a cow boy way then......live direct from batt to amp, no remote wire, 6mm tex bolt into rear seat fixture, i then removed the stereo spliced into the rear speaker wires, added a 10a in line fuse also a dpsw and then threaded these to my high input on the amp. works a treat as the stereo has constant power feed.....

I've followed all of that mate you done 100%
But I don't understand the bit " added a 10a in line fuse also a dpsw and then threaded these to my high input on the amp"

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Posted 31 December 2013 - 06:04 PM

Two favourites,-
Gen3 radio installation and RS dash trim/console transplant.

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Posted 31 December 2013 - 06:08 PM

because the oem doesnt have rca connectors for my sub, and i refuse to purchase a piggy back one from china so i wired it up differently. i spliced into the head unit speaker cable for my rear right side, on the live feed i put the fuse then this went into the dpsw anlong with the earth.... comping out of the dpsw i had more speaker cable which then i ran to my (mono) amp and this went into the high feed. i can now listen to the stereo with out sub, flick the dpsw then it comes on...... the louder i want it the more fader i put to the rear.................



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Posted 31 December 2013 - 06:11 PM

Two favourites,-
Gen3 radio installation and RS dash trim/console transplant.

 

??? lol



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