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Focus MK2 1.8 TDCi mods

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#1 tuckerp

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Posted 31 May 2014 - 09:24 PM

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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DRL 1.jpg

 

 

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

New Exhaust Back.jpg

New Exhaust Side.jpg

New Top.jpg

 

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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#2 tuckerp

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Posted 31 May 2014 - 09:34 PM

This is how the exhaust sounds.

 

https://www.youtube....h?v=4h-_BC6vDsE

 

:D  :D



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Posted 31 May 2014 - 09:53 PM

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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Posted 01 June 2014 - 07:00 AM

Thanks should be some more updates soon.

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


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Posted 05 June 2014 - 01:55 PM

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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Posted 05 June 2014 - 04:04 PM

very nice neon mod! very bright indeed!



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Posted 05 June 2014 - 05:41 PM

very nice neon mod! very bright indeed!


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Posted 08 June 2014 - 05:40 PM

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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Posted 08 June 2014 - 06:08 PM

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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Posted 08 June 2014 - 06:44 PM

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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Posted 08 June 2014 - 06:50 PM

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



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Posted 17 June 2014 - 05:36 PM

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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Posted 17 June 2014 - 05:47 PM

looking good fella

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Posted 17 June 2014 - 06:27 PM

looking good fella

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



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Posted 17 June 2014 - 06:45 PM

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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