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#441881 Hyrule's Build Thread

Posted by Lenny on 04 January 2015 - 06:41 PM

I'll bet it goes like a Bat out of hell since you've fitted that mate :)

#441818 Focus Zetec S Questions (2009-2010)

Posted by Lenny on 04 January 2015 - 04:47 PM

Ah,hadnt seen the climate control like that before but head unit had seen a fair number of times . I got to find something to catch you out on......but might be here a long time trying haha ;-)
Yep thats where i used to get most of my parts was the ad section in Max Power.....before T'internet came about. Guess Peco must have gone under or something as i looked as soon as i thought about the Focus to see if they did anything....and "they" seem to be no more . Shame really,great back boxes.

Ah im in my fifth year of forum membership and a father of three not much i haven't saw at this point lol

Peco were still in operation back in 2006 i used to be on the uk starlet forum and there were a few members there with peco exhausts,
Nowadays its piper performance, magnaflow, Remus or mongoose

Heres my first car from back then :lol:



#441458 Focus Zetec S Questions (2009-2010)

Posted by Lenny on 03 January 2015 - 11:06 AM

Whats the head unit you have in there Lenny ? Looking for something with a good size screen and dont fancy going for one of the Ebay units from China.

Well my current project on my build thread is sound proofing the body and upgrading the speakers,
Link to my build thread at the point where sound upgrade more/less begins:

So I've just recently fitted a pioneer Avh-x8600bt ticks all the boxes and supports CarPlay allowing you to send/receive texts, emails or calls using your voice while driving.


I've recently created guides on:
Upgrading Focus headunit to aftermarket:

Fitting a reverse camera:

Installing custom 10" sub enclosure:

Weather your budget is 200 or 600 there's a pioneer double Din headunit for you,
Unbeatable value and sound.

#441450 Focus Zetec S Questions (2009-2010)

Posted by Lenny on 03 January 2015 - 10:27 AM

Double Post

#441447 Focus Zetec S Questions (2009-2010)

Posted by Lenny on 03 January 2015 - 10:22 AM

I think the 1.6tdci is great, despite its French origins and stupid design, whats more, every day you get home without it exploding is like Christmas all over again! :)

Lmfao I've the 1.6TDCi pushing 35bhp more than stock now at 190,000km on factory turbo.


What's the secret?
Gutted DPF
Blanked EGR
Wynn's engine flush on every oil change

Dee the getting home bit did make me laugh!!
Lenny i did think about changing the seats but just wish there was some company that could do an improved colour on the inside.Just looks a bit of a naff colour scheme although the layout itself is actually very nice. My budget is a bit limited and was shocked when the insurance folk wanted £300 extra for an exhaust upgrade! So it is the gamble of doing it and not mentioning it or paying way over the odds . However do think a nice exhaust note is far better than the standard non existant one.

You can fit a duplex exit to the stock exhaust so thats technically attaching a tip not upgrading lol
Same results on appearance,


I've had a 9000rpm 1.6 twin-cam Toyota Levin BZR with Yamaha throttle body induction before,
To be honest you get sick of the rasp Bwaap pit thong, pit thong, id keep it subtle but tastefully modified.



Just seen your pod guide too Lenny......you Sir are a Focus genius ! Really know your stuff and think it is fantastic that you dont mind passing on tips and making up guides like that....what a star!!!

Thanks very much mate,
I enjoy sharing ideas with others,
Cant stand those whom post up a picture and say "look what i did" then don't share knowledge,
That's what a good forum is all about sharing interests and knowledge
See my profile page for links to all my guides add me as your friend for easy shortcut to my profile from yours

#441440 Focus Zetec S Questions (2009-2010)

Posted by Lenny on 03 January 2015 - 09:44 AM

Many thanks for the warm welcome Gents,really appreciate it.
Wow Lenny thats a real good post giving me ideas to look out for . I like the look of the S especially three door (Siler or White with the tinted rear looks superb even if the GF tells me she wouldnt get in a white one with me as its to Essex haha) and seems the only car on the market of that age thats got a bit of the old hot hatch look to it. As i say it is a shame Ford did not pay more attention to the seats and colour of interior but still miles ahead of the greay plastic Astra interiors!!!!
The diesel does sound pretty good but so set in my ways i am sticking out for petrol . Yeah i know,im like !Removed! Jeremy Clarkson ;-)
Thanks again guys,really is appreciated and always open to some advice as i am new to Fords again so taking in all the info i can.
Happy new year guys.

No problem,
ZetecS skirts & Spoiler are identical to the ST so an ST replica only requires changing front & rear bumpers grills and color code the bonnet lip,
Piper performance exhausts also manufacture an off the shelf duplex exhaust :)
And ive done a guide on fitting the ST pod,
You can always swap the seats out for some ST Recaro's




#441431 "taking Oval To Blue Horizon" Lenny's Build Thread 2010-2015

Posted by Lenny on 03 January 2015 - 07:51 AM

Woohoo five pay days in January and im hitting the big three ow this month,
Nice little update planned for 24th :)

#441335 "taking Oval To Blue Horizon" Lenny's Build Thread 2010-2015

Posted by Lenny on 02 January 2015 - 10:23 PM

Sean as soon as I get my delivery il get ye an un-airbrushed picture of lenny in something crotchless pmsl

ye may order a wide angle lens for the camera aswell so.

#441281 "taking Oval To Blue Horizon" Lenny's Build Thread 2010-2015

Posted by Lenny on 02 January 2015 - 08:31 PM

Extra 10% off today!!
(how boring...they airbrush the photos :()

:lol: i said "something from the Snap-On Range" VICTORIA!!! Not Strap-on :lol:

#441055 Focus Zetec S Questions (2009-2010)

Posted by Lenny on 02 January 2015 - 09:33 AM

Hiya folks,
Just joined and been trawling through lots of good info on the forums and hope you dont mind me asking a couple of questions as you seem to be the folk who are really in the know!
Have been looking for a number of months for a Zetec S around the £6 to 6.5K mark as apart from the seats i like the look of the model.
Now it may seem a bit petty but wanted folks views regarding engine size . Dont really fancy a 1.6 as i am doing a bit more motorway driving and in the past have seemed to go for 1.8 petrol engines (Never been a diesel fan,not sure why) . Now that obviously limits availability and just thought maybe then as insurance isnt an issue i might start looking at a 2 litre as an option .
So the questions i now have are :
Have people found a big difference in mpg between the 1.8 and 2 litre ?
Have people found a major difference in performace between the two ?
And in general as somone not really in the loop are there any Zetec s models to avoid ?
Not taken one for a test drive yet so really appreciate any comments/pointers if folk have the time to and are kind enough.
A very happy new year to you all :-)
Best wishes,

Hi Jon,
The zetecS is a standard focus with lower springs and a body kit, I've built my own :)
The chassis is the same 2005-2011 zetecS was on facelift model 2008-2011 designed by jari matti fords rally driver back then in 2008


There's a common problem with all focus hatch 2005-2011 where the rubber hose for rear window washer rubs off the body causing rust see here:


Easy fix,
another common issue is the seals on the boot spoiler give way and boot leaks,
Just silicon around bolts never happens again,

Avoid the 1.6 petrol no mods for it no potential,
Avoid 1.6TDCi and 2.0TDCi there Citroen engines
Best advice i can give you is to purchase a 1.8TDCi blank the egr valve, fit a green cotton induction filter and nd remap it,
Get around 58mpg and 150bhp under the bonnet,
Best engine in the range and completely bullet proof, no dpf neither,
Fit a nice duplex exhaust to finish the rear end.

#441038 How Much Did You Save At Halfords

Posted by Lenny on 02 January 2015 - 06:41 AM

Haha you would need access to a lot of stores lol

Fuel prices are coming down jeeb and i strongly believe that distance is nothing when you have an agenda :lol:

Cost me.€7 on Diesel to collect and return from Halfords,
Saved €6.60 in store, so cost me as if i had a Halfords close to home.

#440960 How Much Did You Save At Halfords

Posted by Lenny on 01 January 2015 - 09:26 PM

...I keep forgetting the details of my purchases, however I desperately needed some screen wash the other day and nipped into halfords and bought their bog standard blue stuff... I believe it's circa £3.50 (might be closer to 3 or closer to 4)... Anyway... Somehow I got an 88p discount on it.. As I said I've not checked the details of the receipt but considering you'd need a 20% discount on £4.40 to get 88p, I can only conclude the poor baffled lad on the till made a slight error...
As we keep saying "if only it'd been a big purchase!"
Sent via carrier pigeon using Ford OC

We could be like Mike Brewer trading up,
Travel around Halfords stores purchasing an item with 15% Discount then part exchanging it without receipt in the next Halfords store this way you get back 15% more than you ever paid :)
Continuing on until we end up with a free Kutcher Power Washer :lol:

#440950 Fiesta Mk6 5 Door Custom Sub

Posted by Lenny on 01 January 2015 - 08:41 PM

That was the video i watched a while back Lenny! It's amazing the power both amps push out for such a small size without costing £500+
JL Audio are such good value for money! & the quality Is more than I expected for the price! I've heard they're heavy though.. Especially for the size which is always a good thing to hear!

Amps are generally heavy i assumed its because of all the capacitors inside,
I saw the video and thought id post it on here as i know its the one you purchased,
Im surprised at how small the actually are for the power they provide its excellent

#440924 Fiesta Mk6 5 Door Custom Sub

Posted by Lenny on 01 January 2015 - 06:54 PM

#440898 "taking Oval To Blue Horizon" Lenny's Build Thread 2010-2015

Posted by Lenny on 01 January 2015 - 04:34 PM