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#462248 "taking Oval To Blue Horizon" Lenny's Build Thread 2010-2015

Posted by Lenny on 07 March 2015 - 04:10 PM

Awww Yeah!!!

Got in touch with GelBadges.com there last week after measuring up the size of the oval badge on the rear of the XTRONS CR108HD 10" flip down DVD monitor.
Overlay arrived today :)

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So off with the old:

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Looks awesome if i do say so myself B) proper OEM just like ford could have done it.


#461353 Spot The Poor Vauxhall!

Posted by Lenny on 05 March 2015 - 10:07 AM

 
Can't say I care, the registration plate is worth more than the car, hence all the screws in it!

Perhaps a bid to make the car more Riveting
See what i did there........ :lol:


#461339 Spot The Poor Vauxhall!

Posted by Lenny on 05 March 2015 - 09:40 AM

Alexis (@PrestigeDiesels) tweeted at 9:03 AM on Thu, Mar 05, 2015:
Found this on a car this morning.

Number plate security is of the utmost highest in Portsmouth... http://t.co/M1H1iC6kSU
(https://twitter.com/...0889375744?s=02)

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#460523 Kpg's Focus Mk2 Titanium

Posted by Lenny on 03 March 2015 - 05:25 AM

Vtech just kicked in yo!

American Airforce were boasting there new Jet fighter plane on twitter saying its th3 fastest air breathing piloted jet at 475mph
I said " meh V-Tec is faster" :lol: never gets old that one


#460521 Mk6 Fiesta Flame 1.4 Build Log (Was Fiesta Mk6 5 Door Custom Sub)

Posted by Lenny on 03 March 2015 - 01:46 AM

So, after a few words and a headache the girlfriends okay with me transferring everything that's survived to the new car and I'll be flaring my rear arches too.. although she's not okay with me lowering it or anything else to the exterior :( as it'll look too much like a boy racer.. so she says.. its a 5 door fiesta...

Lowering would make it more stable on cornering as it lowers the centre of gravity mate,
Preventative maintenance if i may say...


#460367 Kpg's Focus Mk2 Titanium

Posted by Lenny on 02 March 2015 - 07:52 PM

Lol not sure if that's an insult or not ....
Sent from my iPhone 5s.

no insult just sayin adds +15Bhp :)


#460346 Kpg's Focus Mk2 Titanium

Posted by Lenny on 02 March 2015 - 07:33 PM

I rushed this morning to take out my special bulbs I had forgotten about before I though I was selling the car. So this afternoon I rushed to put them back in again before the snow.
Decisions, decisions:attachicon.gifImageUploadedByFord OC1425323147.596999.jpg
I went for the same setup I had in my Fiesta at the time, just for a change:
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6000k HIDs with yellow fogs :)
Sent from my iPhone 5s.

Looking very JDM there with yellow fogs appears like a Honda DC2 also known as the Integra Bwaap pip pip


#460157 Dohboys St220 Wagon

Posted by Lenny on 02 March 2015 - 07:39 AM

 
Congratulations man. We are expecting our second as well, end of May if all goes well. 
 
I think you got a real nice example of that car there. The hatchbacks can definitely work as well as family cars as demonstrated by Lenny and the 3 kids in his clan in the car  :)
 
I am not planning on changing my Mk 2.5 Focus anytime soon. If need be, the better half can get another car. 

Jesus put me on a podium why dont ya :lol:
Theres a bigger boot compartment in the focus hatch than the focus saloon,
The overall seating area is identical in both saloon and hatch,
The ST and RS models dont have a centre seat belt making them 4 seater cars,
But thankfully in this case mine has the middle seat belt and sufficent space for three child seats in the back.

I dont understand people whom go for a 7 seater SUV because they have two kids its like they dont trust themselves to be more careful next time they have S3x, better get a huge car encase we end up filling it.
Costs way more to run it aswell as trying to park it.

Im happy with my focus,
Two seats definitly fit in the back and three is most definitly not a problem,
Granted spme buggy frames are big but thankfully the baby elegance frame fits snugly in the boot.

This is not a dig at anyone,
The estate car in this thread is as said a beautiful motor but i prefer to keep my family affairs and travel arrangements off the forum.
Each to there own is the point im trying to make,
Everyone can clearly see the focus has 3 seats in the back without bringing me or my family in to it.


#460098 Go To Place For Car Audio?

Posted by Lenny on 01 March 2015 - 10:02 PM

ahhh can't decide between the JL c3-650s and the Focal 165KR, they both look good.

Focals are 80w RMS max. Power 160w
JL Audio's 75w RMS max. Power 150w

Ill read on for more differencrs that arr non cosmetic

Edit: C3's of course are convertable components focals are not meaning you cant fit them in 6.5" without additional mounting of tweeter.


#460086 Go To Place For Car Audio?

Posted by Lenny on 01 March 2015 - 09:32 PM

Here is the focal,

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Spec is on pdf: Attached File  Focal_165KR-2.htm   66.08KB   3 downloads

Focal developed the K2 Power range to allow you to reach the very top levels of acoustic resolution and sound pressure. These high grade speakers bring superb natural detailed sound with a large open soundstage. Thanks to their oversized voice coils the 165KR's have a high 91dB sensitivity, enabling them to reach distorion free high sound levels.
The 165 KR 6.5" component speakers feature a K2 composite sandwich cone for a neutral, coloration free sound. A butyl rubber surround helps control cone movement and promotes high power handling. The Zamak cast alloy basket provides a rigid, non-resonant housing for accurate, uncolored sound.

Focal designed the TNK inverted dome tweeter to disperse high frequencies evenly for a big, open soundstage. The included 2-way crossover with tweeter level control switch, ensures a smooth transition, so vocals and instruments sound natural.

2-way 6.5" component speakers
Composite Sandwich woofer with butyl rubber surround
TNK inverted dome tweeter
Non-resonant Zamak cast alloy basket
Outboard crossover with 3-level tweeter control (-3, 0, +3 dB)
Grilles included
80 watts RMS power
160 watts peak
Frequency response: 60-20,000 Hz
Sensitivity: 91 dB
Mounting depth: 71mm (2-13/16")


#460076 Go To Place For Car Audio?

Posted by Lenny on 01 March 2015 - 08:56 PM

I want to get speakers with great sound and clarity but I don't listen to music loud. Do you think its worth buying speakers like this to listen at "comfortable" volumes?
 
http://www.focal.com...4051751322.html

based on that picture id say the C3's are of better build quality than that perticular model of focal,
Because looking at there woofer magnet its exposed and very retro design it doesnt look like modern development,
Im 30yrs old husband and father of three kids i dont like cruising with thumping bass neither lolb
Id say go for which ever suits your budget but if that model of focal isint more than 50 gbp cheaper than the JL C3's then id go for the JL as there newer technoligy and in that case better value for your money
And consider fitting some DEi Boom speaker baffles.

Heres some pictures to compare for yourself:

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#460049 Go To Place For Car Audio?

Posted by Lenny on 01 March 2015 - 07:13 PM

will 6''1/2  speakers fit in a fiesta 2005 3dr? 

Best advise i give to people in this regard is;
Log on to ebay.co.uk, search for "Mk6 fiesta aftermarket door speaker adaptors"
They will appear and say there 6.5" or whatever size they are,

You then know what size speakers you need,

But im pretty sure Kieran "GingerFlame" fitted 6.5" components to his front doors,


#459893 Dohboys St220 Wagon

Posted by Lenny on 01 March 2015 - 10:54 AM

Looks sweet mate,
Saw some nice ford racing centre console clocks on ebay straight swap clock as in time display clock,
A pioneer double din would look rote at home up front perhaps 15" flip down for rear passengers


#459872 Guide: Fitting Boot Door Umbrella Holder Focus Mk2 & Mk2.5

Posted by Lenny on 01 March 2015 - 09:16 AM

Small guide this one,
Decided to create it in order to create awareness of this item more than "how to" as fitting is quite simple,
Umbrella purchased separately and always easy to locate in the boot compartment.

Shopping list:
Umbrella clips
http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/261681811992

The kit comes complete with screws and backing plates for additional support at inside of panel.

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Ill complete this fitting guide with images and text when item arrives.

Thanks for viewing,
Here's my other Guides:
Guide to Fitting Genuine focus Mk2.5 ZetecS rear Diffuser Click Here
Guide to Fitting Genuine focus Mk2.5 ZetecS Front Lip spoiler Click Here
Guide To Activating Single & Multi Door Unlock on yor Ford Click Here
Guide To Spraying Rear View Mirror Click Here
Guide To Changing Lower Front Grill On Mk2.5 Focus Click Here
Guide to Fitting Custom Built Climate Controls on Focus Click Here
Guide to Converting Rear Fog Light To Clear Click Here
Guide to Fitting New Ford Mist Type Jets on all Models Click Here
Guide to Wiper Blade Change Focus Mk2 Mk2.5 Click Here
Guide To Fitting Boot Door Umbrella Holder Focus Mk2 & Mk2.5 Click Here
The Ultimate Rear Seat Protection Click Here
Guide to Fitting additional Boot Light Click Here
Guide To Fitting ST Gauge Pod To Focus Dash Click Here
Guide To Fitting Second Reverse Light Ford Focus Mk2.5 Click Here
Guide to Fitting Auto Dimmer Unit to Gauges or DRL's Click Here
Guide to Fitting additional 12v Socket in Boot of Focus Click Here
Guide to Fitting Footwell Lighting In Your Ford Click Here
Guide to Induction Filter Upgrade in Your Ford Click Here
Guide to Fitting Custom Bonnet Dampers Focus Mk2 & Mk2.5 Click Here
Guide to Fitting EGR Blanking Plate 1,6TDCi Click Here
Guide to fitting Ford puddle lights Focus 05-12 Click Here
Guide to Fitting Genuine focus RS LED tail lights Mk2.5 Click Here
Guide to Fitting Aftermarket headunit focus Mk2 & Mk2.5 Click Here
Guide To fitting 10" HD Flip Down Monitor Focus Mk2 & Mk2.5 Click Here
Fitting Custom 10" Sub enclosure & Amp panel Focus Mk2 & Mk2.5Click Here
Guide Installing Reverse Camera Focus Mk2.5 2008 - 2011Click Here
Fitting Dual Camera DVR System Focus Mk2 & Mk2.5Click Here
Full ZetecS Kit Fitted to Mk2.5 Focus Click Here
The Ultimate Reverse Bulb Click Here
Custom Laser Cut Interior Parts For Your Ford Click Here
Guide To Storing Vehicle For Long Periods Click Here


#459815 Go To Place For Car Audio?

Posted by Lenny on 28 February 2015 - 11:34 PM

 
What sub and amps have you got ? I do like bass but not massive amounts and i prefer punchy rather than drowning. Not really a "basshead" either and not sure if a 12" sub would be too much.


I went for
JX300/1V2 300watt Mono Amp
And a
10WOV3 300watt 10" sub

See link:
http://www.fordowner...-2015/?p=449270

Then fitted it to a 10" focus custom sub enclosure,

I'm not in to over powering bass neither 300w is sufficient in a sealed not ported enclosure,

Ported will be louder

Sealed will be tighter and shake.