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#504731 Focus Tdci Upgrades

Posted by Lenny on 21 July 2015 - 08:56 AM

The piper I was looking at was around £425 without fitting and long life is around £400. Only advantage for me is getting it to the spec and sound I want.
Been looking at them, making the list of one's I want to do

I will get a video of the piper for you today, its delayed as i cant do it myself at present and would prefer to have it done when neighbours are out, as not to draw attention :rolleyes:

#504723 Focus Tdci Upgrades

Posted by Lenny on 21 July 2015 - 08:45 AM

Yeah I couldn't decide if to go for piper or 10 minutes away from me there is a place that does longlife exhaust but I can't decide?
Yeah I will be doing that soon.
Wanting to get zunsport grilles at some point as well. But they are £150 for the set.
thanks for that guide mate

Longlife may be cheaper than the Piper,
The Zunsport grills are lovely, 8 have them in my watch list on eBay along with the ST bumpers,
Ive created over 30 How to Guides for the focus,
You may like to view full list in this thread, i keep it updated as i create more but im more/less finished,
See this link: http://www.fordowner...-lennys-guides/

#504689 Focus Tdci Upgrades

Posted by Lenny on 20 July 2015 - 11:18 PM

Well I've finally got the front and back st bumpers sprayed and fitted. Loving doing up the car already.
Next I want to get an exhaust as with having the st bumper and diffuser on it looks empty at the back without an exhaust showing.

Looks excellent mate,
Piper Performance sell a ready built ST replica duplex exhaust in 2.5" T304 stainless steel

Id colour code the bonnet lip,
You may also like to view my guide on fitting dual reverse lighting
Link: http://www.fordowner...25/#entry158997

#504505 Ford Focus Mk3, Sub, Amp & Speakers Upgrade

Posted by Lenny on 20 July 2015 - 04:55 PM

I was under the impression after reading numerous forum posts that the increase in alloy's to 18's causes the speedo to be out about 5mph, so say your speedo reads 45mph you would infact be doing 40mph. Please do tell me if I wrong lol.

You didn't seem argumentative to me I could of sworn they was the same as well but now you have mention it, it does look different.....
Anyone recently purchase any Gel Badges? I was going to use gelbadges.com but I contacts them over a week ago and not had a response as of yet...... 

The speedo is always reading over by a few mph
All speedos are like that to allow for speed camera tolerance in callibration there all set to 5 over actual,
But we can blame it on 18" rims if ya like :)

#504455 Help With Component

Posted by Lenny on 20 July 2015 - 03:03 PM

Spoke to a good friend on Twitter last night regarding this pipe,
His names David, he's a master technician at Peugeot Ireland,
Tweet: @Daithimbanner
Since this 1.6TDCi is a Peugeot engine i linked him t9 the thread.
He says its definitely the feed that goes in to turbo control solenoid,
Thanks very much David.


so if one end connects to the turbo control solenoid, where does the end in the picture sit? 

Maybe join twitter and talk to dave mate

#504446 Hassen's Ford Focus 1.6 Tdci Build Thread

Posted by Lenny on 20 July 2015 - 02:51 PM

I never really liked the look of the Passats. The CC is the only one I would consider and they are out of price range at the moment. Lovely cars to drive either of them. 
What do you mean by blowers? Subwoofer? Rear heated seats?! Noice!

My mother has one with fan vents in the rear of the centre console for rear passengers
Aswell as heaters in the rear seats,
Little wheel to adjust temperature of each seat.
Auto boot lift via remote boot pops,
Cruise control, auto lighting auto wipers front and rear parking sensors,
Umbrella holder inside drivers door cavity

#504421 Hassen's Ford Focus 1.6 Tdci Build Thread

Posted by Lenny on 20 July 2015 - 02:05 PM

VW Passat 2.0 Turbo Diesel 2006 onwards very well speced out and plenty of boot space,
Blowers in the rear of centre console, leather interior and full front & rear heated seats.
Plenty available too.


#504286 Is Lighter Socket Supposed To Be Always On?

Posted by Lenny on 19 July 2015 - 10:06 PM

thanks stoney, I guess there will be a guide somewhere for this ? i need something easy to follow , step by step lol

See my guide here fitting dual camera system fed through a piggy back fuse adaptor in to fuse F100
Comes on and off with ignition,
No splicing easily removed.
Link: http://www.fordowner...-mk25/?p=438442

#504281 Ford Focus Mk3, Sub, Amp & Speakers Upgrade

Posted by Lenny on 19 July 2015 - 09:52 PM

I need to pick up the old ones which where removed as I asked to keep any parts which where taken off so I could sell them on once I've got them I'll have a look and maybe get a picture I'm sure there probably the same lol. I only purchased new ones as the texture of the black trim wouldn't of looked right I didn't think.
Also back onto the 18" alloys will I need to get my Speedo re-calibrated?

No because the rolling radious is the same size,
You will experience a reduction in take off power though,
Because the wheels are heavier they contribute to the level of "unsprung mass"
This is a term given to all items carried outside of the sprung chassis,
Brake calipers, discs, pads, wheel nuts, alloy wheel, tyres all contribute to unsprung mass
More weight more power to get rolling not much more but a bit.

The ESP will need to be toned down to prevent premature wear of your brakes,
You can do this yourself using a modified elm327 just tick the box that says "ST alloys"
This reduces the sensitivity of the ESP (traction control) allows for a bit of wheel spin or the rotation of a larger mass.

#504155 Ford Focus Mk3, Sub, Amp & Speakers Upgrade

Posted by Lenny on 19 July 2015 - 05:43 PM

Didnt even know they existed! Do they fit over the chrome caps that are already on ours?

These caps slide over the existing 19mm nut,
If the tin cap should come off your existing nut it will then be an 18mm
I hate ford supplied nuts there made of cheese,
I swapped all out for McGard but cost me over 100 pounds

The caps on my factory nuts came lose then twisted on the inside nut thus becoming warped
Had to use a hammer and flat head screwdriver to remove the warped caps


Resulting in the nuts looking like this:


These capless nuts are 18mm
Found this out when i tried to remove them using the ford wheel brace.

The 18mm nut warped the 19mm socket in the brace rendering it useless.



Had to purchase new wheel brace and new nuts:



#504140 Ford Focus Mk3, Sub, Amp & Speakers Upgrade

Posted by Lenny on 19 July 2015 - 05:24 PM

The only problem with black nuts is that as soon as you put your wheel brace on them they will get scratched and look a mess. The nut caps sound a better option although ive not see them myself.

Link: http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/271669166658

#504074 Ford Focus Mk3, Sub, Amp & Speakers Upgrade

Posted by Lenny on 19 July 2015 - 02:24 PM

Lower the front,
Put some 16" snow flake on front,

Dont lower the back, leave it stock
And fit some 18" snow flake
Proper Racer

#504016 Ford Focus Mk3, Sub, Amp & Speakers Upgrade

Posted by Lenny on 19 July 2015 - 10:03 AM

Just had a thought over night as you do...... If I upgrade to the 18's what if anything do I need to do about the spacesaver spare wheel in my boot? Just in case I every have to use it.

Your overall rolling radius of the wheel will remain the same mate,
When changing from 16" to 18" the side wall of the tyre becomes replaced with alloy rim,
16" have a 55mm profile (side wall depth)
18" have a 35mm or 40mm profile (side wall depth)
Overall size is the same, but if you ever get a front puncture as always you will have to take a rear wheel off to put it on the front, then fit spare on rear for safety.

Alternativly like me you could ditch the spare and join the AA :lol:


Ive fitted a foam wad from a Mk1 RS Focus in mine no spare.
Sleep tight ;)




#504010 Dohboys St220 Wagon

Posted by Lenny on 19 July 2015 - 09:27 AM

Thanks guys. I'm happy with the finish so far... Eventually going to get some grooved and dimpled discs and updated pads. Also really want some lows now!! Just need to save up some dolla.

I was thinking that some EBC discs and pads would finish it off nicely along with some Goodrich braided brake lines all available at the one place ebcbrakeshop.co.uk
No point in fitting them until the existing ones are worn to get the most value from upgrade,
That's what I'm doing with mine service update on my build thread coming soon.

#503950 Help With Component

Posted by Lenny on 18 July 2015 - 10:18 PM

That picture could be worth around 6 grand :)