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Member Since 11 Sep 2010
Offline Last Active Apr 30 2012 01:53 PM

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In Topic: Fiesta Mk7 Vs. Long Legs

28 April 2012 - 10:02 PM

Hightower was my thoughts exactly!

I'm 6'3", I have the seat reclined a bit (partly because I'm uber cool, partly because I have gorilla arms) but unlike my other recent cars - Corolla, Pug 206 - I don't have to have the seat all the way back - in fact I'd say I have it about 4-5 notches forward. I can get a friend in the back, admittedly a short woman. At 6'8", I probably wouldn't expect to get anyone in the back, but if you're going to fit in any small car, it'll probably be a Fiesta :)

In Topic: Aluminium Pedals

26 April 2012 - 08:29 PM

im through admiral insurance and was wondering how much extra this would cost ?....

My fiesta is a 12 plate and iv noticed there is no lights under the front when the doors open, is there any way of hooking up my own ? cause was hoping to get red ones in ?


Well I'm with Elephant (Who own/are owned by Admiral) and they charged me £20 for my alloys. Always worth asking and I believe they can even sort this out over email. Make sure they get it right though - on my previous car they put the alloys down as transmission modifications. FWIW I'm a 23 y/o with 3 years no claims - my insurance was £400 this year, all mods declared.

On the second point, I believe there is some good information on the boards if you search - I have none as mine came fitted and all I had to do was change the bulbs.

In Topic: Aluminium Pedals

26 April 2012 - 07:33 PM

Proper alloy pedals from Ford are £50 plus but good quality.
You can get Chinese ones for a few quid but you get what you pay for.

I believe I got mine for £45 + free delivery. I'll see if I can find the email receipt to see where from.

EDIT: Found the receipt, and I'm an eejiot - it was £45 ex VAT.

In Topic: Aluminium Pedals

26 April 2012 - 07:10 PM

I fitted mine a few weeks ago. It's not technically demanding or complicated at all but you do need nimble fingers. The pedals are held on by rubber 'surrounds' - these have large tabs attached which you will need to pull to stretch the surrounds to fit over the pedal. It's tricky and I swore alot, but it one of the easiest things I've done. Brute force and experimentation to find the right angle helps.

Oh, and you will also need to remove the existing pedal rubbers. This is easy, again brute force and ignorance are your friends.

In Topic: Overtaking In Driving School Car

24 April 2012 - 11:48 PM

Must be lakenheath and mildenhall.
Used to go drinking in lakenheath from my base not far away.
Good times.

Aye, indeed. Small world!