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#459808 Go To Place For Car Audio?

Posted by Lenny on 28 February 2015 - 11:12 PM

 
Yea they have a shop about an hour away from me so i might make a visit, also checked the ebay you mentioned and its about the same on there now. £185
 
http://www.ebay.co.u...=item1c4eafba5b

Ive just traced back through my Paypal transaxtions and can confirm i paid 360GBP for two sets of C3-650s from fastcaraudio via text message :lol:


#459804 Go To Place For Car Audio?

Posted by Lenny on 28 February 2015 - 11:01 PM

Found the c3-650s for £179 on a uk site, seems a lot cheaper than average. Too good to be true?
 
http://www.roadradio...L-Audio/C3-650/

Excellent find there mate,
Worth a chance as they accept PayPal so you would get money back if item didnt arrive.


#459801 Ford Focus Mk3, Sub, Amp & Speakers Upgrade

Posted by Lenny on 28 February 2015 - 10:46 PM

Lenny - Just looking for Silvatec Indicator bulbs for the front of my car on Ebay. My car manual says the fitment is PY21W I am just wondering would these fit?
 
http://www.ebay.co.u...=item232b3b807b

They look to be correct ones mate yes


#459774 Go To Place For Car Audio?

Posted by Lenny on 28 February 2015 - 10:08 PM

wow I looked up the JL C3-650 speakers and they are around £270 quite a lot. I wish hear a bunch of speakers because i'm not sure how much better they are compared to the £100 or so range.

think i paid 250 per set from fastcaraudio
The build quality is fantastic mate and the magnets are huge.

I recommend fitting some DEi Boom speaker baffles to optimise performance regardless of speaker choice too.


#459769 Go To Place For Car Audio?

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#459763 Go To Place For Car Audio?

Posted by Lenny on 28 February 2015 - 09:47 PM

cheers mate ill check out the site, I was actually looking into jl audio and focal but am undecided.
PS
For 2 speakers and 1 sub do i need a 4 channel amp? or a 2 channel then a mono. If you're able to answer this that would be great.

Went for the JL C3-650 myself you may like to view my build thread from pafe 50 onwards its all about car audio installation see link: http://www.fordowner...10-2015/page-75
Now on page 77.

You would need a two channel stereo amp
And
A single channel mono suggest a JX300/1 Class D mono

You can run a single 0AWG cable from battery to boot, then a splitter in to two 4AWG feeding to each amp,
Recommend vibe "FlatBass" audio cable for mono amp to sub

GingerFlame is a fellow Mk6 owner whom has recently done an audio install aswell may be of interest to view his build too
Link: http://www.fordowner...oor-custom-sub/


#459741 Go To Place For Car Audio?

Posted by Lenny on 28 February 2015 - 09:20 PM

Looking for some high end car speakers. Anyone got a go to place in the UK for speakers and audio gear? I've seen a lot of sites but a some seem way over priced.
 
 

Hi Tom
JL Audio are top quality ive recently purchased two amps, 10" sub and two sets of component speakers from Fastcar Audio on ebay,
Link: http://www.ebay.co.u...=1&_ipg=&_from=
The also trade as SoundEvo see link: http://www.soundevo.co.uk/
Purchased all together saved me over 150gbp on RRP
If purchasing from Dan tell em lenny from fordownersclub sent you ;)

Vibe Audio
Supply some top end amplifier wiring kits link:
http://vibeaudio.co.uk/
Dynamic Sounds are cheapest supplier of Pioneer Headunits and model specific aftermarket headunit install kits
Link: http://www.dynamicsounds.co.uk/
Im also selling some brand new audio installation equipment if interested see link: http://www.ebay.co.u...=1&_ipg=&_from=


#459638 Ford Focus Mk3, Sub, Amp & Speakers Upgrade

Posted by Lenny on 28 February 2015 - 03:55 PM

Lenny, I only saw the Osrams yesterday while my wife's Seat Leon was getting service. Always have had a good experience with Colton Motors Mullingar and Tullamore. Like you said, they also gave me a discount on my Avon tyres previously. I so wish they would take customer parts to fit on the car as I would get my B12 prokit done by them. They mentioned it could take up to 4hr labour and would consider fitting it for me.
As for genuine parts, they always use them as I can see their store room from the desk.
Also, they drop me to work and pick me up when the car is done. Wash the car after a service and even when I got a flat tyre sorted, which they fixed for free as part of their service. And also give me free breakdown cover. I can go on and on how efficient and courteous they are. That's why I go back

sounds great,
I mean its as it should be but why when all others are cowboys lol


#459573 Mk6 Fiesta Flame 1.4 Build Log (Was Fiesta Mk6 5 Door Custom Sub)

Posted by Lenny on 28 February 2015 - 12:23 PM

Hate to say it .. but my headlights have been destroyed and my rear lights, left hand doors are creased, front passenger wheel is hanging off and well.. it's not worth repairing :(
On the lookout for a new fezzy

If you could get another without telling the insurance you would be much better off in the long run,
What mark are you going for ?
A 1.6TDCi Mk6.5 ZetecS would be a good option as its much the same power as the 1.4 petrol before remapping,
Being diesel cheaper to run and probably same price on insurance,
More mods available too.


#459397 "taking Oval To Blue Horizon" Lenny's Build Thread 2010-2015

Posted by Lenny on 27 February 2015 - 07:53 PM

That sounds awesome, have you though about having a separate key fob linked to the solenoid as well as the button on the wing mirrors?
where do you come up with these great ideas?

Thanks David,
I've had this idea in my head for over a year now,
My kids give me the idea as when there excited about going some places they tend to hold on to the back door handle when the car is locked, expecting it to magically open for them while i or the missus fumble for the keys,

If there's no handle there then there's nothing to hold make me a lot happier smooth door panel.

I had considered a remote but I've had "auto start" engine and things like that before; i don't like carrying additional fobs and keyrings around, i prefer to just have car key and house key.

The only daunting part of this mod is removing door card, window and inner panel then routing cables,
Its worth doing it when putting somthing else in at the same time though.


#459365 "taking Oval To Blue Horizon" Lenny's Build Thread 2010-2015

Posted by Lenny on 27 February 2015 - 07:00 PM

Christ you are doing well. You ever use the brake? :D I have to change my discs because they were slightly pitted on the back according to the MOT and wishbones. Gonna order these I think
http://www.mister-au...OL-D011535.html
http://www.mister-au...161GDB1583.html
 
Do you know how to find the thread size on the lower control arms by any chance? Not sure which one I need http://www.mister-au...18302_g273.html
 
Should suffice I hope...

Nah handbrake and 2nd Gear lol think im on 2nd set of pads to be honest,
And i think there gone on inside but somthing slows the car when i press the brake pedal so all good,
Perhaps log on to micksgarage.com and enter your reg then study the part specs it may give you the desired information.


#459316 Ford Focus Mk3, Sub, Amp & Speakers Upgrade

Posted by Lenny on 27 February 2015 - 04:29 PM

Aah! I thought it was a shammy leather as a makeshift wiper!


It is now..... :lol: thats a great idea


#459234 "taking Oval To Blue Horizon" Lenny's Build Thread 2010-2015

Posted by Lenny on 27 February 2015 - 12:59 PM

Thanks for putting up the guide on installing the screen mate.
Your truly building the ultimate ride! Every time I look your adding something new it's brilliant :D

No prob mate, ill edit it to create a more detailed guide when fitting it soon,
The same link will remain valid.
Might aswell put it all in at the one time while the car is stripped,
I'm also fitting waterproof push button under each of the wing mirrors routing cables from then to rear doors,
Plan is to shave rear door handles and fit pop solenoids,
When car is unlocked press button on underside of wing mirror to open rear door on that side :)
Push button:
http://m.ebay.ie/itm/261080531706
Solenoid kit:
http://www.ebay.ie/itm/200698452988
15 Amp cable:
http://www.ebay.ie/itm/180513876557


#459164 "taking Oval To Blue Horizon" Lenny's Build Thread 2010-2015

Posted by Lenny on 27 February 2015 - 08:54 AM

Awesome read through the latest. When you putting it all in? May or you gonna start sooner?

Thanks mate,
It's looking like it's going to be some week in June weather permitting,

don't want to rush anything or be under pressure when doing the installation process, for me that's the most therapeutic part which I enjoy the most; installing and writing about the process,

I really don't know what I'm going to do when it's all been installed :lol: ill have nothing to plan or obstacles to overcome the end results are just another trophy on the shelve it's the doing I enjoy more than the done.
I've not completed the shopping list yet, I've gotta get some more Vibe 4AWG Flatflex, small sheet of MDF, waterproof push button switches, all the soundproofing materials, four more packs of Velcro, braided cable sleeving, Mono Amp brackets powder coated, big three 0AWG upgrade cable kit, aswell as some masking tape to keep all screws in panels after I remove them.
I've also gotta take some time this weekend to lay everything out and go through the fitting in my head in order to find out if I'm missing anything that I'm going to need at the time of fitting as I definitely don't want to purchase any "Just encase i need it" items and at the same time don't want to be stuck for something on the week of installation.

 

Nice update Lenny.......how come your a month ahead of everyone lol? Could I have the winning lotto numbers please. :D

Lmao :lol: ah it's just the way things panned out mate,

I got a a pain in my.

storing progress updates in the draft folder of my email on the phone,

I had planned to hold off until Sunday to post the March update but I was worried something may happen to the update while being stored on my phone in the draft folder so I played safe and updated early.
I write the detail and insert links in my spare time then insert the images as the items arrive, then when the update is close to completion or complete I upload it.
There won't be another purchase update now until April as previously mentioned I'm taking some time out to recap on progress ensure all is as it should be and nothing has been over saw as I hate purchasing in error and got stung badly in this area with the bolts having purchased the wrong size three times cost me dearly in Parcel Motel aswell as the shop having purchased three separate times due to my own bad planning, Sir Alan Sugar would have me horse drawn and quartered for such a school boy error.

 

That's gunna look great when it's in mate, your gunna be a busy man getting everything in but will be well worth it.
How does the screen attach to the roof?

Thanks very much David,
Regarding how it mounts; I've decided to create the fitting guide thread a little early and posted my response in there,
I figured by doing this then editing the linked thread at a later date when fitting.
This link will remain valid and perhaps help others whom may be reading this via Google at a later date bearing the same question as yourself.
So here's a link to the fitting guide thread which is not yet complete but holds the answer to your question mate: http://www.fordowner...focus-mk2-mk25/

 

That is one awesome car!! Miss my 59plate focus TDCi now
Saul

Thanks very much Saul,
The focus responds well to the mods as it looks great to begin with, sorry to hear your missing a previously owned motor, I know how that feels miss my Toyota Levin BZR from time to time,
Was a 1.6 VTi Twin-Cam Naturally aspirated 175bhp motor, still have the driver's seat in the house and plan to eventually have some 2.5" stainless exhaust piping mandrel bent C shape to create some legs turning it in to a house chair :)




#459161 Guide: Fitting 10" Hd Flip Down Roof Monitor Dvd To Focus Mk2 & Mk2.5

Posted by Lenny on 27 February 2015 - 08:47 AM

Ill be working on this guide across the next few months will be complete in May/June as part of my overall install plans.
im just posting this information now because a fellow member asked me about fitting to the roof lining on a post in my build thread,
so i decided to create the the guide thread early in order to keep all relevant guide links valid in the future.

Heres the 10" HD flip down DVD player:
Link to supplier: http://www.ebay.co.u...=STRK:MEBIDX:IT

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Most American videos on YouTube will show cutting a large hole in the roof lining like this:

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This in my opinion weakens the structure of the roof lining,
The unit Ive purchased has a banking plate to fit inside the roof lining,
I wont cut out the roof lining to fit it in there,
Instead ill take an additional 20 minutes of my time to remove the roof lining which I will show you how to do aswell,
Line up the four M6 holes and drill them out in the centre of the roof lining to grip the screen unit to the plate o the opposite side of the roof lining no need to cut a huge hole.
Just a single 19mm hole then to route the cables through.

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All coming soon.