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#450648 Fiesta Mk6 5 Door Custom Sub

Posted by Lenny on Yesterday, 07:51 PM

Aah so they do remaps aswell? Ah Lenny. You really are the tuning devil! Haha
You're right about the Bumpy roads in Yorkshire Vicki. I'd say about 30% of roads aren't too bad! Others are cr4p! The scenery makes up for it though.. When it isn't chucking it down

Yeah the do remaps, exhausts, alloy wheels, oil changes and breakfast rolls, what more could you want they had to kick me out last time :)

#450538 Guide: Fitting Aftermarket Headunit Mk2.5 Focus 2008-2011

Posted by Lenny on Yesterday, 01:13 PM

Thanks for that Dee, il have a look. How did you fit the mic?
What was the quality of the mic like? I had a built in mic in my previous HU in the old car and always had to shout to be heard!!

+1 i had a JVC single DIN headunit before with built in mic. Complete scuttery 5hite,
External microphone plugs in like a headphone plug to an mp3 player,
Pull out the door seal route cable up the A pillar refit door seal.

#450469 "taking Oval To Blue Horizon" Lenny's Build Thread 2010-2015

Posted by Lenny on Yesterday, 08:56 AM

This is going to be the tidiest electric install in Ireland. Mine is a total sea of wires, that I can't bring myself to tidy up as it's behind the back seat  :lol:

Each to there own mate i don't feel need to justify this is how i like to do it freedom of expressing individuality,
Perhaps I'm heavily OCD or fine attention to detail maybe both i dunno but feels pretty awesome i have to say :lol:
For me as a dedicated ford enthusiast five years now and modifying past nine years; its the attention to detail and planning and seeing the plan come to reality is what i enjoy the most, making it look factory fitted can at times be a challenge but its always part of my goal all it takes is a little extra time and planning to keep it looking OEM, for me if it doesn't look factory and i cant make it work i don't fit it, and I've not rejected any mod yet :)

Lenny I got some bits and bobs for you. Send me a pm with your address and I will post it over as these might come in handy soon.

its cool thanks I've bought 40 door card clips myself in the last update and I've got a dash panel removal kit on the way from Micksgarage.ie free shipping within Ireland brilliant,
Thanks for the offer but No I'm all planned out.

Also, do you think it's too early to start a thread for the Irish Meet for this year?

No need to ask me mate go ahead, earlier the better you organise it chance of gathering more people, I'm happy to arrive at the location same as everyone else on the day :)

#450367 Focus Titanium Mk2.5 Build Diary Has Started...

Posted by Lenny on 31 January 2015 - 09:03 PM

yes it is, whilst driving when it came on ,  although it didnt jerk /judder or feel any difference in drive.  i pulled in a garage & checked tyre pressure & realised rear tyre had only around 26 psi, it maybe less if the tyre was cold,i had been driving for 28 miles so warm.

Mine doesn't have the pressure sensor technology,
Felt vibrations on left side while driving,
Checked wheel 19PSI in a 35mm low profile tyre.
Not only that but my 18" rim is buckled,
Nice repair bill of 58 quid this week.

#450330 "taking Oval To Blue Horizon" Lenny's Build Thread 2010-2015

Posted by Lenny on 31 January 2015 - 07:35 PM

Little bit further on with fitting things together today,

Unpackaged the 4Ch Amp to size it up on the panel:


Looks pretty discreet :)

I then positioned the cables with connectors on the opposite side:


Baring in mind the amplifier connections will be the opposite when mounted on the outside of th3 panel i.e left will be right for the connections passing through the panel.

Ive now screwed down the three connectors to the panel.

Left plug is: front speakers output from amplifier
Right socket is rear speakers output from amplifier
And of course the vibe socket is power and sensor feeds


Im now waiting on the 19mm and 22mm hole saws to arrive from china enabling me to drill the corresponding holes,
Fit the grommets,
Mount the amp and fit the cables.
ALso awaiting 0.5metre RCA extension cables to return back in to stock on ebay shop to terminate them at rear of panel aswell,

When in normal operation it will look somthing like this:


The extra socket saw on the left is audio feed from the headunits internal amp,


This feed can be used to plug in the front speaker connection;
In the event the panel with amp needs removing and rear seat folded down,
The front speakers can be powered directly from the headunit :)
simply unplug from the panel and plug in to this socket instead if needing to remove the panel.

Ive also listed some excess items open to offers i dont like holding exces

#450214 Ford Focus Mk 2.5 - 2015 Upgrades

Posted by Lenny on 31 January 2015 - 12:30 PM

Lenny, sorry if I came across as someone who knows about these things!!
I'm a complete newbie and amateur when it comes to these things!
My focus is a 1.8 petrol.
What 7 inch screen did you go for? I'm thinking of buying something similar as the my sony gen2 is without bluetooth.
What do you think of something like this.....http://www.ebay.co.u...f13=80&ff14=108

No problem mate,
The S4 is a good upgrade for economy driving in petrol engines,
NGK iridium spark plugs would also go nicely,
Since your new ill say mate people don't like having there threads hijacked :)
Ill happily discuss aftermarket headunit install with you on this thread: http://www.fordowner...ocus-2008-2011/

Reverse camera fitting on this thread: http://www.fordowner...ocus-2008-2011/

And 10" sub installation on this thread: http://www.fordowner...ocus-2005-2011/

Just copy & paste your question over to that thread.
I recommend anything from pioneer, start at 250 with parrot bluetooth built in.
I've personally got the pioneer AVH-86000BT but I'm in the process of a 2.5k audio build since September.

#450194 Spot The Poor Vauxhall!

Posted by Lenny on 31 January 2015 - 10:59 AM

Even Honda drivers hate vauxhall

#450192 "taking Oval To Blue Horizon" Lenny's Build Thread 2010-2015

Posted by Lenny on 31 January 2015 - 10:39 AM

Nice one Lenny. Did they say when they can get it back to you?

no i didn't ask but i don't need it until May, I'm guessing five days via Royal mail, DMB don't charge much for shipping to Ireland as its only a hard backed envelope,  

It's on the inner wing so won't get hot, back in the day lol.....we used cut the coke, beer cans etc and wrap them round. :)
Dave done my number plates, top job he does. :)

Excellent i didn't know that mate,
I just googled "RedBull can print" and the graphic came up, unfortunately its not in English think its German but it will do,
There was one in English but the silver sections were more white than proper silver,
If you can find a can print then Dave can print it :lol: see what i did there.... Can print it.

Asked the maintenance guys in work yesterday if they could bend these aluminium strips when they arrive,
They said they don't have the facility's to get identical bends on both strips,

They could blow torch it and bend, but may not bend accurately,
They recommend i consult there outsourced engineering contractor whom manufactures bespoke applications and ask if they can bend it,
They also advised that aluminium can be quite brittle when bending,

So ill enquire with the company when the strips arrive.

Ultimately the amp will be mounted in the desired position at 45 degrees,
It may not be these aluminium strips that's holding it there i may have to chose an alternative material.

#450184 My Focus 1.6 Tdci Zetec (2010) - Remapped

Posted by Lenny on 31 January 2015 - 10:07 AM

Nice.....but do you want me to get castrated lol :o

Ooh Suit you Sir, Suit you :lol:
Just tell her it takes time for the remap to fully take effect,
Then fit the hybrid turbo while shes in work lol

#450180 My Focus 1.6 Tdci Zetec (2010) - Remapped

Posted by Lenny on 31 January 2015 - 09:57 AM

Don't want to be a devil on your shoulder now mate but eh check these guys out:

#450169 Spot The Poor Vauxhall!

Posted by Lenny on 31 January 2015 - 09:33 AM

That's is ment to look like that mate it's been modded ! Look at the camber they have got on them treads ! Looks sweeeeet boss!! Brap
(that is how Corsa owners talk)
Sent from my iPhone using Ford OC

Id like to nominate Nathan to be our FordOwnersClub representative spokes person to the Vauxhall community as he speaks the lingo,
Perhaps together we can reform some of them and make the roads a safer place :) Bwap!!

#450138 My Focus 1.6 Tdci Zetec (2010) - Remapped

Posted by Lenny on 31 January 2015 - 02:51 AM

Thats a nice blue strapon......... The dyno :)

#450136 Fiesta Mk6 5 Door Custom Sub

Posted by Lenny on 31 January 2015 - 02:31 AM

That's much faster than I expected! I was reading their side about Mendrel bends vs regular bends and it's one of those things that must make quite a difference.. That I've just never thought about!
The casting couch? Never heard of that.. Or anything similar ;) (girlfriend's taken an interest in what I'm up to with the car.. And she's found this thread! Yay!)
I'd probably just wonder round the town admiring the lack of seagulls if I'm honest! No more entertainment needed! :D

Mandrel bent is pure smooth pipe inside no imperfections,
The smoother and quicker you can take in air or expel waste gasses that's the best recipe for power.

Hello Missus Kieran :) im the tuning devil on your boyfriends shoulder

Did the exhaust make a big difference in your opinion?
Didn't know about the prefix'... I'll have to have a read up on them now! Probably made myself look a moron I the email I sent to Souhan's!
So the Prefix to call Irish mobiles from here is 00353?

yes 00353 is mobile prefix,
Regarding difference in power:
With the focus i had it remapped at the same time as they fitted the piper duplex so i cant really say.

And the Levin lost a bit of performance because its original exhaust was leaking out before the cat lol much like a screamer pipe.
Did make a nice tone and increased torque but lost a little acceleration.

If i was you getting a bargain,
Id consider pricing a 200cell cat
Remove stock cat,
Have the 200 cell fitted further back in the system should help a bit.

All would be well,
Providing your car doesn't have two oxygen sensors one on either side of the cat,
If i5 just has one that's great.

#450132 Fiesta Mk6 5 Door Custom Sub

Posted by Lenny on 31 January 2015 - 01:55 AM

Darren's who I've been in contact with :)
That's dirt cheap! Looking closer to £550 here :( . How long did the work take?
If there's a whole town attached then that doesn't sound so bad! I couldn't be couped up around food all day!
I can't find a piper exhaust to fit the 5 door, all say 3 door & they seem more expensive than a custom Catback
As for skype, I could always just make the call to the garage from skype using the credits.. It'll save my mobile bill going through the roof.
Don't want to sound stupid. But can you call Irish numbers from UK mobiles/landlines?
I know with some countries you can't, but others you can

You will be booked in advance so when you arrive; one of the staff will be ready to work on your car,
1.5 to 2 hrs maximum time mate,
That's because they have to custom bend the single pipe,
No welding bits together this is one 3 metre pipe mandrel bent.

Its a normal petrol station attached,
They operate a Deli same as all fuel stations but theres no seats or anything.

Small waiting room attached to the workshop with leather sofa and a TV fells like "casting couch" but its somewhere to wait,

Or you can walk around the town will kill an hour,
Supermarket directly across the road too.

Part of the waiting is the suspense of what your cars going to be like when its done,

You can call any country to country when you know the prefix,

For me to call your mobile or text : 0771234567
Id dial: 0044771234567

Over here
My number is 0861234567
If your calling me or text dial

There's another prefix for landlines just phone BT and they will tell you how to dial.

#450128 Fiesta Mk6 5 Door Custom Sub

Posted by Lenny on 31 January 2015 - 01:30 AM

At Souhan's Darren is the man you need to talk to,
Nice fella and fantastic work but he's got no time atall for bull 5h1t cant see him doing skype to be honest :lol:
Stainless Steel cat back for the Levin was €290
Nice food in Souhan's service station but theres a whole town attached there too.
Have you priced an off the shelf bolt in system from piper?