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#458085 Focus Titanium Mk2.5 Build Diary Has Started...

Posted by Lenny on 24 February 2015 - 11:08 AM

I have rainsport 2's on the back.still like new.

how many miles do you get before the plastic wrap wears off?

#457851 Playstation 2 In The Car, Should I Fit?

Posted by Lenny on 23 February 2015 - 07:22 PM

Nice haul there! I gave mine away to a friend with about 100 or more games! They are still good fun. Hope the children like their new console and leave you to drive in peace on long journeys  :)
If I were to have games in my car in the future, I would do something a bit different and have a Raspberry Pi, running Android and wireless bluetooth controllers. That way, any game in the Play Store for Android would be available to load onto the Raspberry Pi. Just a thought. 

Sounds good mate,
Easily add a 3G router to the glovebox for online browsing

#457835 "taking Oval To Blue Horizon" Lenny's Build Thread 2010-2015

Posted by Lenny on 23 February 2015 - 06:32 PM

Short Progress Update:
The M5 x 40 black Allen Head bolts Have arrived today from Demon Motorsport on eBay
Link: http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/151211574998


as i mentioned in a previous post;
I initially purchased the wrong length of these and as result I was unable to complete the mounting of the 4 Channel Amplifier to the Carpeted MDF Panel,
Thankfully the 4 Channel Amp and panel is now complete thanks to their arrival.

Aluminium 8mm Bushes fitted like washers to bolts between amplifier and carpet allowing for maximum air flow,
The cavity panel is now fully complete.



Fitted M5 Stainless Nylon Insert lock nuts followed by plastic M5 Dome head cap to head of bolt which prevents risk of cutting in to cables



Quick trial fit in the car :)
Ill fit the brushed aluminium panel to the amp at a later date when its been permanently fitted.





Fantastic Start to the week :)

#457717 Mk6 Fiesta Flame 1.4 Build Log (Was Fiesta Mk6 5 Door Custom Sub)

Posted by Lenny on 23 February 2015 - 10:03 AM

Been considering what to use the old phone for as it's not in a resell able state...
Girlfriend suggested taking advantage of the fact that iPhones have half decent GPS..
Just been having a browse at Sim only, data only tariffs... About £20 a year.
Thoughts on hiding the phone wired into a switched live so it charges when the ignitions on.. Then having it there ready to be tracked via "find my iphone" If the car gets robbed

If your Pioneer headunit supports Apple CarPlay,
It will mirror the phone screen ;)

#457459 Mk6 Fiesta Flame 1.4 Build Log (Was Fiesta Mk6 5 Door Custom Sub)

Posted by Lenny on 22 February 2015 - 02:09 PM

Hmmm.... I'd say an inch, inch & a half? Pushing it at two but if I did that I would force myself to slam it!
As for the phone situation.. HTC One M8 Coming tomorrow :D

Experement with some cardboard and a stanley blade mate,
Then yes deffo gotta slam it on some 15" green rotas

#457383 Help Hard-Wiring Dashcam

Posted by Lenny on 22 February 2015 - 10:27 AM

3 amp will be fine, I think that's the lowest size blade fuse you can get.

Found some 1 amp
Good for bridging gaps between brain cells i suppose :) dunno anything else that has such a low draw of current.

1 amp Mini Fuse:

2 Amp Mini fuse:

#457368 Mk6 Fiesta Flame 1.4 Build Log (Was Fiesta Mk6 5 Door Custom Sub)

Posted by Lenny on 22 February 2015 - 09:39 AM

Somebody's just mentioned that the arches are rolled from the factory?
If so, does that mean I can't abuse them with that tool?

That statement is true if you watch "how its made" you will see the whole car is rolled out of metal by the factory :lol:
Theres nothing to stop them being rolled out further which creates a bigger arch.

#457366 Help Hard-Wiring Dashcam

Posted by Lenny on 22 February 2015 - 09:34 AM

That's what I thought too, although the hardwire kit has a transformer which will probably use a bit more. Still even if I put a 5 amp fuse in, that would allow up to 60W which is probably 10x more than it needs lol.
I think all I'll need to do is go buy a fuse and stick it in the spare slot on the piggy back holder. The mechanic probably did the job 99% right, and just didn't know the piggy back holder needed a fuse in each slot.

Do you reckon you could get your money back under those circumstances?
Still great to get it sorted though.

#457288 Mk6 Fiesta Flame 1.4 Build Log (Was Fiesta Mk6 5 Door Custom Sub)

Posted by Lenny on 21 February 2015 - 11:25 PM

#457286 Mk6 Fiesta Flame 1.4 Build Log (Was Fiesta Mk6 5 Door Custom Sub)

Posted by Lenny on 21 February 2015 - 11:23 PM

That's a good price! But I need a phone with a bit of umph behind it.. Hence whhy I'm sick of iPhones ;) ahah!
Need to start reading some reviews!! Definitely don't want a samsung though.. Horrible things
Would this do it? http://pages.ebay.co...id=370992236201

Yep thats the job mate,
Auction one here: http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/291384782200
MighyyCarMods also done a video on arch rolling:

#457281 Mk6 Fiesta Flame 1.4 Build Log (Was Fiesta Mk6 5 Door Custom Sub)

Posted by Lenny on 21 February 2015 - 11:08 PM

Girlfriend dropped my phone today and screen's shattered and it's £50 to buy out my contract now...
So, android here I come! Is ther a FOC app for android? If so, does it actually work?

There is but in my opinion its designed by vauxhall lol i dont use it atall,
My phone cost me 30 euro 3" android based alkatel pay as you go with vodafone,
Ive been using it for all internet access since december 2013 and still going strong today,
Done guides and everything on here with it since 2013 and it only cost me 30 euro :)

Also, my rear arches are catching the tyres & I'm determined to keep the axle spacers fitted.. So out comes the hammer... And the arches ;)

Pick up an arch roller on ebay,
Bolt on to the hub instead of the wheel and rolls out the arch mate,

#457257 Playstation 2 In The Car, Should I Fit?

Posted by Lenny on 21 February 2015 - 10:30 PM

Sounds ok to me, never posted to Northern Ireland before though, so you'll have to find the courier company for me. :)

same as a uk address mate has a post code and everything same as shipping within the uk,
Its parcel motel, they will receive it on my behalf then ship it to republic, works out cheaper than shipping directly ill pm you address.

Parcel2go.com may be easiest for you,
Just package it up,
Weigh it on bathroom scales and measure it,
Enter details on there website to receive a range of quotes,
Select cheapest quote,
Pay via PayPal using funds i will send you,
They then give you a barcode to print and attach to the parcel,
The selected courier will call and collect the parcel from your house,
I then get an automated email to say its been collected.

#457243 Playstation 2 In The Car, Should I Fit?

Posted by Lenny on 21 February 2015 - 09:54 PM

Yeah mate lol......it's been in the loft for a few years, so time to get rid...my son has a xbox 360. And I don't have time to play it.
Make me a offer, don't know what it's worth.

60 GBP without the football games shipped to Northern Ireland?
Ive spent all my mod money this month already but ill be recharged on 5th March can purchase then if your happy with my offer,
Kiefer may like to make an offer aswell as he was saying he's consisering doing the same,
Im not in to football atall so if he want_ to outbid or anything im happy,
Or if you want to stick in on an ebay auction ill bid 60 if i get outbid then your better off lol

#457240 Ford Focus Mk3, Sub, Amp & Speakers Upgrade

Posted by Lenny on 21 February 2015 - 09:32 PM

I've spotted the ST side skirts which come pre-painted to you cars colour it would just be figuring out how to remove the old ones and fit these [url="""]http://www.ebay.co.u...=item2589b7d0a2[/url] 

That's a good price for sprayed parts mate,
Not sure what the setup is on the mk3 but on my mk2 i had to remove the existing black strips by taking out some Torx screws and clips,
Then using the same Torx to hold the skirts




Reading over some forums people have suggested the Philips X-Treme Vision for the headlights. Also lots of people have said to avoid the LEDs for the parking lights due to flickering and not lasting very long.

I can vouch for the T10 led parking bulbs i linked you to in previous post, I've got a set fitted over three years now and still 100%




There's a lot of debate on all forums regarding Philips vs. Osram,
Philips have fingers in many pies, which in my opinion means they don't put much R&D in to items as its not there sole bread and butter,
Osram make bulbs its all they do,
Its there reputation and i personally favour them for that.
I don't get involved in debates personally some people just cant be helped lol i put advise out there for others and respond to questions when asked but i tend not to get involved in senseless debates in situations like that i stick to my own advise and walk away.
Same when others begin throwing advise; saves me time and energy if someone else wants to take over lol

Is it possible to change the black trim on the rear bumper only? 

I'm not sure what sort of setup is on the Mk3 weather its a case of swapping out diffusers on the bumper or if its like the mk2 where the panel fits over the stock bumper.

#457218 Help Hard-Wiring Dashcam

Posted by Lenny on 21 February 2015 - 08:47 PM

Ok I'll give that a try in the morning. My next question is about how the fuse piggy back is meant to work. Am I right in thinking I need to take out the instrument cluster fuse, put the piggy back thing in its place, and then connect the fuse to the piggy back so it also has power? And on the picture below, does it matter which slots I connect the fuse to, because it looks like there are 2 ways I can connect it?

Yes remove fuse from fuse board,
Put it in to the bottom slot of the piggy back adaptor,

The top slot on the piggy back is the fuse for the dash cam.