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#445938 Mk6 Fiesta Flame 1.4 Build Log (Was Fiesta Mk6 5 Door Custom Sub)

Posted by Lenny on 19 January 2015 - 12:34 AM

#445937 Mk6 Fiesta Flame 1.4 Build Log (Was Fiesta Mk6 5 Door Custom Sub)

Posted by Lenny on 19 January 2015 - 12:26 AM

Thanks mate!
I' bypassed the Capacitor last night and the problem's gone so I'll leave it like this for now!
What's people's opinions on this http://pages.ebay.co...id=170942411158
It's on my shopping list as well as a few other top secret items ;) haha.. I'm still on the wall at the minute though

It_ nice but a bit pricey for what it is mate,
Ive saw Focus ST spoilers from ford sell new for 120GBP try searching for a pre-owned ZetecS spoiler may be cheaper,
Check out the range of Mk6 stock at european-parts a ford shop dedicated to enthusiasts see link:

I like these though: http://www.ebay.com/...le/271598621841
I like em alot :) the blue led on top reg plate is not attached to the reg surround,
The blue led fits inside dash to indicate to you that your reg is hidden.

#445869 Mk2.5 Tdci Focus Zetec

Posted by Lenny on 18 January 2015 - 10:51 PM

Looking good mate,
Ive done my diffuser section in peugeot Graphite Grey. Goes nicely with the moondust silver,
I picked up a can in halfords and presented it to the body shop.

#445766 Mk6 Fiesta Flame 1.4 Build Log (Was Fiesta Mk6 5 Door Custom Sub)

Posted by Lenny on 18 January 2015 - 07:40 PM

Are they based in the UK or Ireland Lenny?.. Just asking for postage etc
I'll have a read of the eBay link you've posted in a second! If I crimped it with a hammer (id probably stop myself from driving for a week.. I'd get pi55ed off when it wasn't crimping properly and smack it as hard as possible & crimp my fingers! But I might give it a go! :) )

There both in the UK mate,
I use parcel motel to ship from uk aswell so if you decide you dont want the 1 fared cap ill give you an address in the uk to ship it to.
Catch the crimp in two slips of wood and hammer the wood,
This will give an even smooth finish.

#445616 Mk6 Fiesta Flame 1.4 Build Log (Was Fiesta Mk6 5 Door Custom Sub)

Posted by Lenny on 18 January 2015 - 09:38 AM

#445613 Mk6 Fiesta Flame 1.4 Build Log (Was Fiesta Mk6 5 Door Custom Sub)

Posted by Lenny on 18 January 2015 - 09:35 AM

My capacitor has a sensor feed but I think you may be onto something with it consuming too much power to stay charged!
If I were to fit a relay to the 4awg.. It'd have to be a beefy bit of kit wouldn't it? Or would it?

It would be a big enough item mate,
I've not ever saw one my next suggestion had you chosen that option would be to talk to Dave at AutoStar electronics on eBay and ask him if he could source or supply such item.
Email: Support@autostar.co.uk

I'll have to have a look! When are you planning on purchasing the 1 farad capacitor? :)

Thursday Morning :)

Atleast I can have a temporary "fix?" Until I decide what to do! The cold weather won't be helping the battery either! Poor thing!!

+1 i notice a drain on the fan blower when the heated windscreen is active,

Another bit of advise but not related to the issue:
Check the size of your battery earth cable which goes from battery to the body of the car,
It now should be the same size as your 4AWG cable or bigger,
Car Audio Enthusiasts in America also rant on about what they call "the big three upgrade"
See video from EXO this guy is the next MightyCarMods:

#445607 "taking Oval To Blue Horizon" Lenny's Build Thread 2010-2015

Posted by Lenny on 18 January 2015 - 09:13 AM

in that car setup you posted above, how many subs did you have? I see the box with the Fusion sub but there are 2 more? speakers on the side? Or small speakers? Plus the 2 on the rear parcel shelf and I am guessing 2 more in the front!

That was my first car and first audio setup,

In the boot compartment:
Had a 15" ported Fusion Encounter sub enclosure with attached 8AWG 300watt Amp.

6.5" MDF custom Sealed sub enclosures fitted with the sub speakers from a set of Fusion Encounter components, tweeters removed but crossovers in place to prevent highs being sent to the sub's.

Parcel shelf:
6X9" Fusion Reactor speakers,
Had some 35cm oval rings made up to raise the 6x9's in the parcel shelf preventing them from fouling on the sub enclosure in the boot.

The audio cabls for the parcel shelf was fished through black rubber door seal which was glued to the parcel shelf keeping it stealth looking,
Then terminated with an Autoleads 4 core plug/socket allowing full removal.

Up front:
Set of 4" coaxial Fusion Encounter fitted inside the dash in factory locations,

Later fitted the tweeters from the 6.5" components in to the doors at front of the handles.

Had a JVC single Din headunit (with bluetooth which was awful mic. Built in to headunit)
Bought everything from caraudiodirect.co.uk at the time but that was before discovering the great deals on ebay.

Overall through experimenting and testing with that ported system and having heard your sealed enclosure i now prefer a sealed sub enclosure rather than a ported.

Ported projects the sound out but base isn't tight its loud.

Sealed is lower than ported punchy and tight.

The size of the sub itself also makes a difference,
It depends on the type of music you listen to what size of sub you should purchase.

If you listen to Fast bass then an 8" is best because it can flex quite quickly to catch the next beat.

A 10" sub is a good all rounder

A 12" or 15" ported is better for R&B music where the beat is more Boom, Boom, Clap. Its capable of projecting far and wide but takes a few milliseconds more to flex.

#445593 Mk6 Fiesta Flame 1.4 Build Log (Was Fiesta Mk6 5 Door Custom Sub)

Posted by Lenny on 18 January 2015 - 07:31 AM

I'll have a read of the forum & see what I can find about ford fair!
After comparing the audio quality& volume with & without the capacitor I've decided that for now I'm going to bypass it. I can do this easily as I have wired the vibe Fastplug male on car power feed & male on the capacitor feed to amp. This means I can just connect the female of the amp to the male plug of the car! Sorted!
Seem to be having problems with battery drain overnight.. I've had my battery tested and it's fine. I've unplugged both the amps & the cap and had no drain... As soon as the capacitor is connected there's a parasitic drain... Hmmm. I've tried discharging & recharging it to no avail
Any ideas?

there's a sensor feed input on most modern capacitors jut the same as those on the amps which shuts down the capacitor on ignition,
You may consider selling the capacitor for a 1fared which supports the sensor feed line and is more suited to your install.

Ill be purchasing a 1.0 Fared close to the end of this month,
If you would like to try it out and see if it solves your problem i can have it shipped to your address as i dont need it until March,
If it solves the problem you can either pay me for it in febuary or send it on to me and buy your own ill give you a UK address to ship it to in the event of shipping, just an idea :)
Heres the capacitor: http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/121530999151

Check your connections on the sensor feeds,
And check if the capacitor has a sensor feed input first,

I reckon by the capacitor being 2.0 fared its consuming too much power from the battery to maintain its optimum capacity,
Its optimum capacity is ready for an amp demanding 2000watts but your only running 500watts from it at full belt.

Another option is sourcing a relay for the 4AWG power line,
The relay would filter the line aswell as fit to a piggy back fuse on an ignition feed,
Results: the audio gets power only when the ignition is live,
This would save you unplugging the amps or changing the capacitor

#445449 "taking Oval To Blue Horizon" Lenny's Build Thread 2010-2015

Posted by Lenny on 17 January 2015 - 04:08 PM

I thought of your idea of having the 2 car side by side, with bluetooth paired playing the same song. Reckon we would scare the auld folks in the hotel with the bass!

having second thoughts on that idea mate, must be due to recently becoming a year older or somthing i dunno but i wont be cranking the tunes in public places from experience back when i was 19 see picture:


it gives off the wrong impression and generally attracts the Law :rolleyes: would be acceptable for a short duration at the Airside Retail Park where theres no hotel rooms or many static people around but i cant imagine the Hudson Bay being overly impressed or enthusiastic about a group of enthusiasts with a 2200w combined car audio outputof bass which would leave us all producing licence and insurance followed by life story beginning with the Dinosaurs,
And tell me why your telling me attitude from the cops.
I.e. ask you a question then ask it again while your half way through answering it.
I dont like drawing attention in general really to be honest.

And yea, no competition. I prefer friendly Ford get togethers we chat about cars.
Btw, off topic, have you guys seen the new Ford GT and Mustang from the auto show?!

Saw them in there own Relevant Topic Thread's
Ford GT link:

Ford Mustang link:

#445268 "taking Oval To Blue Horizon" Lenny's Build Thread 2010-2015

Posted by Lenny on 16 January 2015 - 07:33 PM

Lenny has the pictures of the meet linked in somewhere here. It was a fun day and if we get the weather again like last time, it will be good fun. Especially as Lenny should have the new sound system in the car and I'm looking forward to hearing it next to my car

Ah see now your becoming competitive :lol: i just want a friendly get together no Audiophile competitions
Your Focal 165KR's and Rockford Fosgate Punch P1000X4D puts out 250W per Door
My JL will put out 75w per door that's only half your output but it satisfies my everyday requirements
I just want a friendly ford get together no competitions,

Here's the pictures of last years meet post on page:32 of this Thread:

#445147 "taking Oval To Blue Horizon" Lenny's Build Thread 2010-2015

Posted by Lenny on 16 January 2015 - 01:00 PM

I know what you mean with the Irish online sites. My personal experience is that I had no issues with Adverts so far. Done Deal is full of scammers. Never used Irish Gumtree to sell/buy stuff so far. 
As for the next Irish meet, I am totally in. Not much has changed with my car since the last meet and if things progressed, the only new mod will be the sound deadening which you can't really see lol. Would be awesome if we can start rallying the troops for the next meet. As for the venue, I second it. The Hudson Bay Hotel, is brilliant. I worked in Athlone for 1 year and know the place. Like you said, if they are happy with us in the car park, others can go in to have tea/coffee and food etc. Plus, if the children come along like last time, depending on weather, they can roam around and be entertained. 
Looking forward to the next Ford Owners Club Ireland meet  :)


Jaysus... I'll have to get me h0le in gear an get my auld hape cleaned up.... Not posting much lads but I'm in here almost daily...

Its just a bit of fun put faces to names and take a few photos of the cars

#444742 Kpg's Focus Mk2 Titanium

Posted by Lenny on 14 January 2015 - 09:34 PM

Actually, being the impatient child that I am, I pulled the nose of my car into the garage and installed the lights lol
Peeing with rain and wind blowing a storm I persevered and got them in.
They look class, very pleased:
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The bulbs for the rings were a nightmare. Lots of swearing, my long narrow fingers didn't even help, took a layer of skin off to get the very corner ones changed.
I'll go and get them aligned tomorrow on my lunch.
One thing I noticed was the driver side light was a bit of a tight fit. Lots of fiddling to get right, sits about 1mm further than the passenger side one but only noticeable if you run your hand along the front of the light and wing. Can't see that affecting the beam pattern much but we'll see.
I'll get some daytime pics tomorrow.
Sent from my iPhone 5s.

Headlights look awsome mate,
Well worth the struggle changing the bulbs too
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#444680 Spot The Poor Vauxhall!

Posted by Lenny on 14 January 2015 - 06:37 PM

Or all the frustrated girlfriends of corsa drivers rubbing themselves against a real car.

ugh snail trail :lol:

#444675 "taking Oval To Blue Horizon" Lenny's Build Thread 2010-2015

Posted by Lenny on 14 January 2015 - 06:31 PM

How much is the kit with all shown in clip?
I was looking at Edge ones on ebay at £35 kit for fronts only or back .

there £190 per set mate and that's on Special :) if i bring my Granny in on first Tuesday of the month get pensioners discount, RRP. 230-250

#444656 "taking Oval To Blue Horizon" Lenny's Build Thread 2010-2015

Posted by Lenny on 14 January 2015 - 05:41 PM