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tuckerp

My Focus Mk2 1.8 Tdci

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Well here we go this is my focus MK2 55 plate 1.8 TDCi Zetec.

Not a bad looking car standard, but I like mods.

The Start

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First mod I did was swapped out the standard side light bulbs, and put in some LED ones.

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Next Mod was to fit some DRL's had a fun day trying to get a wire through the engine bay. Was going to put a switch in for them, but ended up taking the easy option and running of the side lights.

But they look ok running with the side lights.

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For my next Mod was a new exhaust, I went for a Powerflow stainless cat back custom made by rebel power pipes. Here is the before and after photos.

Old exhaust

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Old one gone

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New One been fitted

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All finished looking good

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Now with the new exhaust fitted I had the car remapped to release the additional horses.

These where the figures I was quoted:

Standard: 115 BHP 250NM

Remapped: 145 BHP 305NM

The car feels much more responsive.

Now this thread is up to date as some of these mods was done a month or to ago.

This is how the car currently sits but more to come.

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Mods to Do

ERG Blank

Head light Bulbs

MK2.5 painted spoiler

Lowering 30mm

Might Change the wheels

More stickers

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nice example of the mk2 there paul.....

1 mistake, unless its warm dont rev it like that, as this is where majority of the engine wear comes from..... let oil circulate proper first....

other than that, sounds sweet.... :D

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Thanks should be some more updates soon.

Don't worry the engine was warm before filming that clip.

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Some more updates this weeks mod of Foot-well lighting.

I was given this neon light rig from my brother, and instead of letting it go to waist I decided to install it.

I have see similar rigs on ebay for people wanting to install this.

This the Rig

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I did want to have to run a cable through the engine bay to get a live feed. I could of got one off the interior lights. But I decided to piggy back off the cig lighter.

This is how the cig lighter is normally wired.

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I made up some cables to piggy back off this, Made up off a spade and female + male piggy back connector.

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This then gave me the live I needed for the lights.

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But I could still leave the original connector in place, if in need to revert this mod.

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Now to feed all the wires back, I uses to double sided foam tape to stick the blue box back behind so it didn't rattle about.

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I used one of the blanks to mount a switch in.

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I mounted the neon strips at the top of each foot-well, Now I had to wait until it was dark, and this was the out come.

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very nice neon mod! very bright indeed!

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very nice neon mod! very bright indeed!

Thanks

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Some more updates from over the weekend.

New bulbs arrived H7 xeone for the dipped headlights, newer LED side lights as a bit brighter, and LED's for the tail number plate.

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New vs Old number plate lights

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New dipped headlights looked grate

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My ERG blank also arrived

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And now installed

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Also my MK2.5 spoiler arrived

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So is now fitted

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Now all up to date but some more to come soon, Comments and suggestions welcome.

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coming on really nice now... how does it feel now the egr is blanked? its amazing of the outcome replacing a few bulbs can do....carry on dude, spend more money = more mods lol

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coming on really nice now... how does it feel now the egr is blanked? its amazing of the outcome replacing a few bulbs can do....carry on dude, spend more money = more mods lol

Yeah it is off into the body shop next need some paint work touching up. Yeah with the ERG blank in 2nd and 3rd boost comes on sooner only a bit, and has changed the exhaust sound slightly. But with it all ready remapped it's pokiey anyway. I have made a recording of the exhaust today so will post a before and after.

Next mods are eibach pro kit springs and new rims :)

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remember with bigger rims, you make need a steering limiter, and new camber bolts

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Some more updated from the weekend.

New stereo I went for the Alpine CDE-W235BT 2-Din with bluetooth Parrot built in.

Had to get a a wiring loom for my stork which all together looked like this.

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This is it installed, also added some new AC nobs.

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I also chucked a cheep sub in.

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looking good fella

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looking good fella

Thanks it's getting there, still more to do.

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I love that headunit!

I had it in my CMAX, but when I transferred over to the mondy I didnt have the cage for it, so handed it over to the father in law to use in his motor.

It is a very good headunit!

The other mods look like they will all add up nicely!

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I love that headunit!

I had it in my CMAX, but when I transferred over to the mondy I didnt have the cage for it, so handed it over to the father in law to use in his motor.

It is a very good headunit!

The other mods look like they will all add up nicely!

Thanks just trying to get it ready for the Ford Fair. So much to do :)

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Nice build!! I've got the same headunit in my focus... Had a ton of problems hooking it up but it works well now!!

Going to take a few tips from your build blog to use on mine!

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Nice build!! I've got the same headunit in my focus... Had a ton of problems hooking it up but it works well now!!

Going to take a few tips from your build blog to use on mine!

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Thanks if you need any help on the mods just let me know :)

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Seen as the sun is out it also brings the bad drivers out the woodwork.

So I through I would put my go pro to good use. Seen as go pro charge £40 for a mount and I didn't fancy a hong kong special off ebay.

So for the sum of £3 I made my own.

One suction cup off a phone holder,with a piece of metal screwed on.

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Affix flat mount which came with the go pro.

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Attach camera

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Stick in windscreen.

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This is a photo from the go pro, with the wide angle you get a good field of view.

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Job done :)

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that pic is quite clear for a tiny cam........

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that pic is quite clear for a tiny cam........

Yeah it's not bad full 1080p but for £200 you get what you pay for :)

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£200 :o :o :o

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A few more updates new bulbs for boot light and interior light.

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New boot light

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Old interior light

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New interior to match my neon mod

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Also had Cam belt done yesterday, just getting some quotes for some paint and body work :)

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Found another yellow bulb hiding in the glove box. Well not for long :)

goodbye yellow

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Hello LED

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