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#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 :)

#503940 Ford Focus Mk3, Sub, Amp & Speakers Upgrade

Posted by Lenny on 18 July 2015 - 09:55 PM

I dont need to see your role play outfits thanks!:lol:

Thats northern Ireland Belfast stig,
Up there hes not called "The Stig" he's called "The F@@kin Stig" :lol:

Off topic now but my favourite of all is this passport sized picture holder make yourself or someone be the stig lol
Put a head on the shoulders


Just had a quick look, depending on the tyres you want depends on how much you'll save although looking at the 225/40/18 they are practically the same price everywhere I've looked.
You have pictures for everything? (Must say they are very helpful) lol. Some very neat packaging that I'm just glad I won't have to do it lol.
Although I do have some of the old parts which where removed from my car at the time of adding the bodykit which I might need to package if they sell. Still need to pick these up from their Garage gonna get my brother to use his van  :P lol

Im proud of that packaging lol spent three days in customs after i sent them out :lol:
Perhaps because i signed Tony Montanna on the dispatch invoice
He was the lead guy in the movie "Scar Face"

#503935 Ford Focus Mk3, Sub, Amp & Speakers Upgrade

Posted by Lenny on 18 July 2015 - 09:45 PM

LMAO! Lenny, have you got photos of EVERYTHING you do?:lol:

Been on here five years now mate, lol
Ive built up quite an archive having done almost everything to the car at this point in time,
Pictures keep it interesting though


#503924 Ford Focus Mk3, Sub, Amp & Speakers Upgrade

Posted by Lenny on 18 July 2015 - 09:30 PM

They are indeed, I'd of probably charged more if I'd of sold them on Ebay but the Shipping would of been a nightmare lol...

Sold mine to a buyer in the uk on ebay lol
Packaged them up like baby bell cheese, shipping was 67 euro for all four,
I made 340 pounds on them bought the RS focus tail lights from sandicliffe
Here's pictures of the packaging process









#503888 Smoke First Thing In The Morning?

Posted by Lenny on 18 July 2015 - 08:42 PM

Slow down then...you've got enough kids :P

Fractured pelvis since may Sean :lol: all safe here pal even in the nip.im no way able atall

#503881 Smoke First Thing In The Morning?

Posted by Lenny on 18 July 2015 - 08:35 PM

BTW i only smoke after !Removed!

#503646 Rear Suspension Damage

Posted by Lenny on 18 July 2015 - 08:07 AM

My car (Focus, Mk1 - '04) this evening suffered minor accident damage (rear end impact, speed less than 10mph) to the rear right corner. Wheel impacted a kerb, burst the tyre and now the right rear suspension arm seems to be misaligned by a few degrees. Body work gaps between the wheel arch and the wheels are also skewif compared to the left side.
Has anyone ever had a similiar accident, if so what were the consequences? How strong is the suspension hardware? I paid less than £2k for the car so if it's likely to cost upwards of about a £1k then it may be bye bye motor :(
Any info or costing or parts required would be much appreciated.
Thanks Guys.

Firstly its not safe to continue driving the car in that condition as it wont steer or lean properly resulting in a bigger accident I'm not saying this in a negative way mate only to advise for your safety and the safety of others.

I'm guessing the rear tyres are in need of replacement which caused the car to slide in the first place,
New tyres were fitted to the front instead of the rear,
Either way the result was the front tyres had more grip on "lateral G" which swung the rear out,
New tyres should always go on the rear this way you cant swing out like this

To correct the car and leave it safe on the road you could be looking at a bill of up to 600 including labour.

The wheel will be buckled,
Rear camber will definitely be out of like, which eats tyres
Rear camber bolts.
The suspension tower socket on the chassis will need hammering back to shape,

You could pick up a full rear end assembly from breakers for less around 150
Then pay to have the chassis damage repaired,
Fitting the new rear end parts,
450-500 including labour,

Best thing to do is get it up on a mechanics ramp soon as to access the damage,
Rear disc brake could be warped needing replaced,

In an impact such as this slide and smack,
Its the weight of the car causes the damage not so much the speed.