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#1 Niall_tdci

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Posted 19 February 2014 - 06:46 PM

Hey all

 

Got myself a focus 1.8 tdci zetec, just looking for a few ideas on what you can do with them. Did a bit of research and found out it's not the best engine for tuning, looking at about 146bhp max!

 

Looking at new alloys, lowering it, fitting drls. Was just wondering whether the zetec s boday work would transfer over? Or is it a pain??

 

Any other ideas on what people have done would be great!

 

Cheers!

 

Niall 



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#2 Stoney871

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Posted 19 February 2014 - 11:21 PM

The 1.8 engine is very tuneable, I have mine upto 148bhp using a Police spec map.

Have a look at TDI Tuning, they do a box that will go up to 144bhp for about £290.

I have heard nothing but good things about them.

 

http://www.tdi-tuning.co.uk/



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Posted 19 February 2014 - 11:41 PM

Zetec s bumpers will fit straight on I think the side trims may require a bit of modificaton to the body for clips ect

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Posted 19 February 2014 - 11:48 PM

The rear bumper itself wouldn't need swapping, just change the diffuser over or buy one of the Chinese stick over diffusers available on ebay.



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Posted 20 February 2014 - 07:30 AM

Have you just got a tuning box fitted to yours? I was told the best thing would be to get it remapped instead.

 

Will the front bumper of my car be the same as the zetec s bumper but obviously my car hasn't got the spliter. Can you just buy the splitter and stick to my bumper or do you need a complete bumper. 



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Posted 20 February 2014 - 08:22 AM

The bumpers are both different in shape not fitting and it would be a better bet to try and find the proper ones instead of stick on as they have a tendancy to fall of and you would have to get them painted

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Posted 20 February 2014 - 07:32 PM

Ah ok then mate! Cheers for that!



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Posted 20 February 2014 - 08:09 PM

No problem mate

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Posted 20 February 2014 - 08:14 PM

Seen a few on ebay, they all need a bit of work done to them though! Need to save some money up first though! 

 

Any other suggestions what to do with the car? 



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Posted 20 February 2014 - 09:20 PM

Thats my problem too lots of ideas and a lack of funds haha I got a 72 mini clubman in the garage that I want to do too

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Posted 20 February 2014 - 09:27 PM

Hey all
 
Got myself a focus 1.8 tdci zetec, just looking for a few ideas on what you can do with them. Did a bit of research and found out it's not the best engine for tuning, looking at about 146bhp max!
 
Looking at new alloys, lowering it, fitting drls. Was just wondering whether the zetec s boday work would transfer over? Or is it a pain??
 
Any other ideas on what people have done would be great!
 
Cheers!
 
Niall 


Hi niall,
If on a desktop click on my profile page for links to my 28 modification guides and see the link on my signature for my build thread,
ZetecS kit fits straight on, ST kit also fits if desired and duplex exhaust is also possible as you will see.

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Posted 20 February 2014 - 11:36 PM

Its all of the little subtle things that make a difference and really make your car stand out mate get inventive like paiting little bits or wrapping them its your car have it how you want it not how everyone else does

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Posted 21 February 2014 - 05:43 PM

Thanks for the replies! Just noticed some signs of rust today! Lad at the body shop where I work confirmed it!  :(



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Posted 21 February 2014 - 06:00 PM

Thanks for the replies! Just noticed some signs of rust today! Lad at the body shop where I work confirmed it!  :(

No its not !Removed!, that's definitely rust lol
Mine began to rust within 6 months off the production line

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Posted 21 February 2014 - 06:17 PM

Hopefully it's not a big job, going to get them to look at it and price it for me, hopefully a nice price as I work there!



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