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Winter Bulb Upgrade Focus Mk2.5 2008-2012 Model

17 September 2014 - 01:24 PM

Hi all,
I've recently had a member of the forum contact me via PM asking "whats the best road legal bulbs i can upgrade to in preparation for winter on my Mk2.5 Focus 2008-2011"

I've since responded to the member but i also decided to post a copy of my response here on the open forum as it may help others with the same question.

DRL's would be a nice mod in time for winter if possible, in terms of making you most visible to other traffic:
http://m.ebay.co.uk/...6094?nav=SEARCH
The exact kit linked contains Osram E Marked Road legal 100% reliable led units,
Ive got a set fitted 32 months now still going great.

Fitting guide for the exact DRL kit linked above can be viewed and download here:
http://www.fordowner...hts-focus-mk25/

These led parking lights have been fitted to mine over two years and still going strong, there available to suit both black or chrome headlight,

If you have black headlights see here:
http://m.ebay.co.uk/...8190?nav=SEARCH

If you have chrome headlights see here:
http://m.ebay.co.uk/...1024?nav=SEARCH

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Then for low and high beam in terms of you getting maximum visibility i recommend:
Osram Night breakers
Here's the set for you:
http://m.ebay.co.uk/...8817?nav=SEARCH

And for front fogs:
http://m.ebay.co.uk/...6837?nav=SEARCH

I recommend having the Osram fitted and aligned by your local car garage for optimum results.

These bulbs are by far the best road legal units available on the market today and worth every penny.

For rear fog i recommend cree led:
http://www.alltronix...products_id=322

For reverse bulbs i recommend cree
http://www.alltronix...products_id=517

For visual pleasure then you may like to upgrade the indicator bulbs to silvatec.

Wing mirror indicator bulbs:
http://m.ebay.co.uk/...4720?nav=SEARCH

Tail light unit indicator bulbs:
http://m.ebay.co.uk/...4370?nav=SEARCH

You may also like to view my guide on changing the wiper blades front and rear:
http://www.fordowner...focus-mk2-mk25/

Kids Back To School Summer Is Over

01 September 2014 - 07:21 AM


Guide: Fitting Mud Flaps Focus St Focus Rs Focus Zetecs

31 August 2014 - 12:17 AM

Hi all,
Ford don't manufacture mud flaps for the Mk2 or Mk2.5 Focus ST, RS or ZetecS body,
So here's a guide on how to make your own factory look set that will last a lifetime.

You need to purchase a set of these exact flaps:
http://m.ebay.co.uk/...2401?nav=SEARCH

Then you need to make up a little bracket,
Now you can use two 2p coins for this, all your doing is bridging the existing screw,
Let me explain:

The below image shows the rear wheel arch with top and bottom factory screw in place,
The top screw will go through the bracket, while the second hole will grip the custom mud flap to the bracket allowing the wide flap to sit tidy,
Bottom factory screw also drill through custom flap insert factory screw through flap in to factory hole

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See here little bracket fitted,

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Lower factory screw also fitted gripping the flap tight:

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Repeat process on passenger side rear arch,

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Now for the front flaps fitting...


See markings in image below,
A small plate is fitted to the top factory scew,
This plate sits between the arch and mud flap to keep the flap flush with the side skirt.

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The screws supplied with the universal flaps are 3/32
This is the reason you need to use a 3/32 drill bit when adding additional pilot holes,

The measurements marked out on the skirt:
160mm
And
Inwards 12mm
This exact location is a hollow cavity within the side skirt,
You can safely drill in to the skirt end cap securing the mud flap without making contact with any metal of the car.

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Fitted over two years now, still like the first day fitted,
My cars lowerd 35mm ST ride height no issues scraping flaps atall.
Even picked up an aero wrapper which i thought was funny since the flaps themselves are quite lite,

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Pictures Rs Owners Club Ireland Meet @ Bolands Ford New Ross Co. Wexford

17 August 2014 - 02:58 PM

Hi all,
Here are some pictures from todays show at Bolands Ford in New Ross Co. Wexford Ireland
Supported by RS owners club Ireland,
I wasnt aware that non RS models would be acceptable on display so i was in the car park but there's always next year,
Enjoy the pictures guys some beautiful models on show: )

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"shelby The Swamp Man" On History Sky Ch: 529

01 August 2014 - 03:18 PM

Ok nothing ford related except for the guys name "Shelby"
But any of you whom have a Sky+ box i recommend setting it to record an episode or two of shelby the swap man,
Sky Channel: 529
Ive saw two episodes and the guy is wired to the Moon for sure lol
Lives in the swaps and went with an auctioneer to buy a boat house,
Next thing he's shooting out the window of the boat house with the auctioneer standong beside him lol