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#449328 "taking Oval To Blue Horizon" Lenny's Build Thread 2010-2015

Posted by Lenny on 28 January 2015 - 12:31 PM

It's all starting to take shape now. You must have been like a kid on Christmas morning when the deliveries came. I totally agree with you when it comes to JL Audio products. I have the same sub as you and an older model mono amp. Btw, was the sub grill expensive? I might be tempted to get one to protect it as the pram keeps hitting the sub when it's the boot.

Here's a link mate fast shipping too:

The Irish company "Baby elegance" manufacture the "Beep Twist" travel systems fold flat and fit in the boot compartment with around 3" of a gap between the frame and the sub enclosure,
But it would make contact if you enthusiastically took a right turn :)
Here's the website: http://www.babyelega...ages/999-bundle
I was dancing like Moog at the Dyno when collecting the parcels mate was epic.
Was nervous at casting out so much line before i caught the salmon but now he's in the bag I'm feeling pretty Euphoric yo!! :)

I've also sourced a supplier of Bosch S4 007 battery's for 85 inc. VAT ill keep you updated on this if it comes through successfully next month. Halfords were 140

#449275 "taking Oval To Blue Horizon" Lenny's Build Thread 2010-2015

Posted by Lenny on 28 January 2015 - 12:00 AM

You totally have to see if you can get hold of a JL Beast sticker for the back if the car.

:lol: does look promissing but id fear advertising to thieves, thankfully i dont live in a rough area but you never know where you'll end up parking tomorrow.

Now that the Connects2 Digital 1.0 Fared capacitor has arrived i decided to measure it up and source a supplier for the RedBull can styled vinyl wrap to put on it.

Two ways to measure the size of wrap required,

You could use a Vernon callipers and perform some calculations:



If you missed the special offer that Thursday in Aldi and don't have a Vernon Callipers you can go the easier route; by using an A4 sheet of paper, ruler and pen.


Lay the capacitor on top of the paper and wrap it around until there is a small gap between start & finish of the sheet then mark this location with a pen:



Once marked out,
Remove the sheet of paper from the capacitor and cut the A4 page in a straight line along where you've marked it with pen.


Measure the size of this sheet height and width,
As you can see in the image below mine is:
Height: 21.0cm
Width: 23.5cm


Ill update with images when i source a company willing to take on the task of printing.

#449273 "taking Oval To Blue Horizon" Lenny's Build Thread 2010-2015

Posted by Lenny on 27 January 2015 - 11:57 PM

#449270 "taking Oval To Blue Horizon" Lenny's Build Thread 2010-2015

Posted by Lenny on 27 January 2015 - 11:50 PM

January Update:
Ow Yes Progress has been made :)
I've finally gotten my eBay watch list down to one single page for first time in five years!

ParcelMotel have been a Godsend in assisting with reducing the overall cost of this months update; I've had all of the items shipped from sellers within the UK to ParcelMotel in Northern Ireland for Free,
ParcelMotel have received and shipped all of these items to my local collection point for a total cost of 27.42
Whats up with that!! :)

Now if you're upgrading your speakers or considering installing a Sub;
JL Audio are top quality Car Audio Manufacturers,
There's no better UK supplier of JL Audio than FastCarAudio on eBay
Link: http://www.ebay.co.u...=p2047675.l2559

There prices are the lowest in Europe for JL Audio Equipment and Next Day Delivery within the UK is Free and Tracked via Reputable Couriers FedEx and UPS.

If like me you live in southern Ireland; sign up to ParcelMotel and avail of free UK shipping. :)


Don't be fooled by low priced items shipping from America on eBay.com The Customs in all EU Countries will fleece you with import taxes when any Item from the USA reaches the shore trust me it costs more in the long run, even if the item is declared to be a Gift or imported to an American Company ;)
Shipping from the US in to Europe is not like shipping from Asia where customs charges can be avoided.

These guys at FastCarAudio are UK based suppliers at lower than UK prices.
I've saved over £75 on this combined purchase from FastCarAudio compared to purchasing the same four JL Audio items from ANY of there European competitors. Yes £75.00!!! Less than RRP.

I'm absolutely delighted to be physically holding these items in my hand's :) this purchase has been the most expensive single online transaction I've ever made to date and that's with a Discount from the seller due to me purchasing all four items at once.
well worth every penny.

Here's direct links to items purchased:
JL AUDIO 10W0V3-4 10" 300RMS Sub:
JL AUDIO XD400/4v2 CLASS D 400 RMS 4 Channel Amp:
JL AUDIO SGRU-10 Sub Grill

Now here's some picture's of each item and what's in the box's



1 Channel 300 Watt Mono Amp:





10" 300 Watt Sub:









4 Channel 400 watt full range Amp:





JL AUDIO SGRU-10 Sub Grill



The sub grill by JL Audio slots directly on to the sub,
No need to drill holes in the enclosure or any brackets,
Great protection.

Ive really gotta compliment JL Audio Class D amplifiers,
These aluminium cased amps are tiny in physical size while producing high audio power,
Class D consume much less power comparing to Class A/B amps,
The D have built in technoligy which regulates and semi shuts down the amp when its not required,
This means less heat is produced and less power consumed,
JL are one of the first Car Audio manufacturers to bring this Class D style of amplifier to the car audio scene.

Next item purchased was from RadioWorld the same supplier of the custom sub enclosure saw on page: 46 of this build thread, link to page 46: http://www.fordowner...-2015/?p=422667
This time they supplied me with the following items:
7 Metres of Vibe 4AWG Positive FlatLine power cable, (sold per metre)
Link: http://www.ebay.co.u...ar/251113035519



The FlatLine power cable is part of the new FlatFlex range of cables available from Vibe,
This wasnt a selling factor for me on this occasion i just required a 7 metre length of vibe 4 gauge cable and this flatline type was only available.

Here it is compared to standard 4AWG


The reason i required a 7 metre length is because my choice of location for the Mono Amp is under the drivers side boot panel; and the 5 metre length supplied with the vibe slick kit isn't long enough to reach this desired area:


Next item also from RadioWorld was again 2 Metres of Vibe 4AWG Negative feed cable, same "FlatLine" design as the positive; only difference is the colour of sleeving symbolises Negative current (Sold Per Metre)
Link: http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/261070670815



While with RadioWorld i decided to purchase the "AutoLeads SAK-1518" Focus Rear Door Speaker adaptor kit; which i also had in my watch list bookmarked to purchase from there store,
This was the last item sourced through there store that i required and purchasing now saved money on group shipping as it was shipped in part parcel with the cables through ParcelMotel.
Link: http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/261082740273


Next item to arrive was from CarAudioWarehouse these guys were the cheapest supplier of "AutoLeads SAK-1517" Focus front door aftermarket speaker adaptor kit.
Since i had purchased the rear kit, figured i should purchase the fronts now to have that adaptor category of things complete rather than trying to remember which ones i had left to purchase at a later date.
Link: http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/181322863877


these adaptors came with some screws aswell as some OEM connection to Aftermarket speaker loom adaptors from Connects2; i wont be using the loom adaptors though, as ill be running thicker Vibe 16AWG replacement lines to each door.

Next item to arrive was from WheelsNbitsltd. these guys were the cheapest supplier of the "Connects2" 1.0 Fared Capacitor.
Connects2 are a highly regarded global supplier of high quality model specific to aftermarket car audio adaptor looms, reverse cameras, aux adaptors for OEM headunit's and there capacitors are an extension of there quality range.
Link: http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/121530999151




Nice three digital blue illuminated display capable of displaying two forms of decimal point and gold plated clamp down posts,


I'm surprised to say; its considerably light compared to the Vibe 3.0 Fared i had in a previous install, This Capacitor is only 1Kg and lighter is great because it means less impact on MPG with no sacrifice to audio quality.
For those whom don't know what this item is;
A capacitor is like a reservoir for electrical power,
It stores a quantity of power which is available to the amplifier at a much faster flow rate than the stand alone battery can supply it;
This will be fitted to filter the positive cable feeding to the 300W Mono Amplifier, resulting in the sub never lacking in punch or missing a beat.

Now since the Amplifiers are Class D they consume much less constant power than there predecessors so fitting a 1 fared capacitor is more than sufficient for any Amplifier up to an output of 1000W.

I plan to get this Connects2 1.0 Fared capacitors cylindrical shape measured up myself then contact some printing companys to have a Redbull Can style Vinyl wrap printed for it, more progress on this coming soon.

Next item to arrive was "20 x Ford Door Card Clips"
Link: http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/390599381190


These are for use in replacing any that are broken when removing the door cards.

Next item to arrive was from ACC4U these guys were cheapest supplier of the "VIBE GB41 banana plugs"
Link: http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/140459071440



These will fit to the ends of the amplified Vibe 13AWG FlatBass Audio cable that connects in to the binding posts at the rear of the sub enclosure coming from the Mono amp resulting in a clean easy to remove connection, in the event the sub enclosure ever needs to be removed.

Second item purchased from ACC4U then is two sets of "Vibe RT4 4 AWG Gauge Gold Crimp Ring Terminals"
Link: http://www.ebay.co.u...s-/140891628755


Although the Vibe Slick 4AWG kits came with pre-crimped ends on the cables, i require another four ring terminals in order to fit the 1.0 Fared Capacitor so here they are.

Final purchase's of the Month now and yet to arrive from China are:

The "Pioneer Unofficial Auxiliary patch cable" to allow connection of the previously installed 3.5mm Phono jack in the arm rest to the rear of the Headunit.
Link: http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/250863767479



I say Unofficial because its not the Genuine article :rolleyes:
Pioneer do Manufacture the same loom called a "Pioneer CD-RM10" however it retails at around £35.00 bit pricey just for a cable that its only purpose for me is to enable the 3.5mm AUX port fitted in the centre console to function.
So I've settled for a Replica item from China instead, nobody's going to see it inside the dash anyway. :)
These guy's wouldn't ship directly to Ireland from China so i had to have it shipped through Parcel Motel :rolleyes:

I'm also awaiting delivery of two Hole-Saw drill bits from China shipping directly to drill the MDF panel and install the previously purchased 19 & 22mm plastic ring inserts to protect the cables feeding the 4 channel Amp.
19.5mm Hole-Saw

25.0mm Hole-Saw

Link to seller of previously purchased 19 & 25mm plastic inserts:

That's January's purchase update now complete.
Thanks for viewing,
And special thanks to the guys FastCarAudio i highly recommend there business and i will be in touch to deal again very Soon,

Respect to the Man in the Night line Van delivered everything to my collection point in excellent condition.

#449076 How did you find the Ford Owners Club?

Posted by Lenny on 27 January 2015 - 11:21 AM

Can't remember but it's amazing. :)
Sent from my iPhone 5s.

If only people would say the same thing, the morning after been drugged with Rohypnol :)

#448885 Kpg's Focus Mk2 Titanium

Posted by Lenny on 26 January 2015 - 07:58 PM

April 2016. Congratulations to you and yours.
Sent from my iPhone 5s.

thanks mine was purly for tax evasion :lol: more money for mods :)
Joking im jokin... Hope vicki's not reading this thread

#448859 Kpg's Focus Mk2 Titanium

Posted by Lenny on 26 January 2015 - 07:09 PM

I got a quote from a local outfit for a 2.5" cat back system with one silencer, but they wanted £400 for that which I thought was steep. Who does it for £200? Off the shelf items seem fairly pricey as well!

400 is steep for a single side mate, i bought my 2.5" duplex off the shelf from Piper Performance for 400 via ZenSport, i know a Magnaflow specialist in Trim co.meath best in the country would build a single side for around €240 which is around £200 www.souhan.ie

Hmm. I like the price tag of just the tail pipe but I'd like a bit of a deeper tone.
Have to go for the cheaper option these days as I'm getting married next April :o

April this year?
Got married myself last August.

#448844 Mk6 Fiesta Flame 1.4 Build Log (Was Fiesta Mk6 5 Door Custom Sub)

Posted by Lenny on 26 January 2015 - 06:34 PM

Looks great mate,
Se eh when are you doing mine?

#448839 Kpg's Focus Mk2 Titanium

Posted by Lenny on 26 January 2015 - 06:27 PM

I Spose that would change the sound of the car then? Deeper?
Sent from my iPhone 5s.

it wont change the tone of the exhaust atall mate,
You could get a 2.5" cat back Stainless custom exhaust for around 200 GBP which could look the same as that and sound different but the tip itself will just look good.

#448626 Mk6 Fiesta Flame 1.4 Build Log (Was Fiesta Mk6 5 Door Custom Sub)

Posted by Lenny on 26 January 2015 - 05:53 AM

Wonder if it'd provide enough boost to power these machines https://www.facebook...433760430108669

:lol: they are definitly the power of dreams, spoiler on the spoiler lol thats a new one,
Must be what happens when one finishes modding there car they begin to add it again.

#448625 Kpg's Focus Mk2 Titanium

Posted by Lenny on 26 January 2015 - 05:47 AM

Anyone seen or heard anything about these ? http://www.greggson....-tail-pipe.html
Sent from my iPhone 5s.

Looks good mate,
Replaces the existing pipe from muffler and mounts on the existing hanger,
Id have an exhaust specialist fit it and 100% worth it, I've saw them selling for 140GBP on eBay.

#448511 Kpg's Focus Mk2 Titanium

Posted by Lenny on 25 January 2015 - 08:15 PM

New series top gear is on bbc two now :)

#448503 Kpg's Focus Mk2 Titanium

Posted by Lenny on 25 January 2015 - 08:00 PM

I've earthed mine to the reverse light loom and seems grand.

Ugh ya Jammy Bass Third :lol:

#448500 Kpg's Focus Mk2 Titanium

Posted by Lenny on 25 January 2015 - 07:53 PM

Cameras looking great,
Ive got fuzzy lines on mine because ive earth it to the reverse loom instead of earthing to the body so i need to sort it out.
Then ill be as cool as you with your nice clear picture on screen :)
Pain in the A55 to install but pure euphoric feeling when its done.

#448494 Mk6 Fiesta Flame 1.4 Build Log (Was Fiesta Mk6 5 Door Custom Sub)

Posted by Lenny on 25 January 2015 - 07:44 PM

So here's a few pictures of the conduit I purchased! Note the horrible greenish colour of the included zip ties (left) and the more blue coloured ones I had from when I first bought the car.
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The silicone tubing in the left hand corner is what I've got left from my windscreen washers. It has an inner diameter of 4mm. The tubing I originally put on had an outer diameter of 4mm (silly me!) so the mist washers I had fitted barely touched the windscreen at the best of times. Now I've fitted the 4mm ID the mist almost washes the car! Haha
Will take a few snaps tomorrow as I add abit more conduit attachicon.gifImageUploadedByFord OC1422054182.612795.jpg

 Conduit is looking good mate i have the same kit in my kitchen well not fitted obviously :lol: just storing it there.

Just been having a play with the sub... It'll play 10hz.. Daren't turn it right up to get a dB reading but the flex is ridiculous!!! WOW
The MDF enclosure flexes at the front.. And it's managed to blow a corner slightly.. You can hear the air chugging out! :D BA BABABABABABABABABBAAAASSSSSS

:lol: sounds awesome the sub has blown its own port in the enclosure that's impressive what spec is the amp?   

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Got boost?

Can you imagine the lag time on that spooling :lol: 6000 litres of fuel later just about ready to go :lol: