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#407525 Mk3 Mondeo Build Thread

Posted by gforce on 08 September 2014 - 09:08 PM

Get those headlights de-tango'd and blackeye'd mate, will finish off that frond end perfectly! Grilles and fog surrounds sprayed a matching black might complete the colour scheme. And you ever think about doing the centre bottom lip in black too? Either wrapped or sprayed.


Loving the progress, giving me ideas!


You got a link for those repeaters by the way? Have seen a few on the bay but worried they'll either not be dark enough or else be a poor fit, so would ideally like to get ones that I know will be good!

#406322 Irish Meet August 2014

Posted by gforce on 06 September 2014 - 10:16 AM

There in spirit lads! Will look forward to next year!

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Have a good one, will keep an eye out for the photos!

Sent from my iPhone using Ford OC

#406206 Irish Meet August 2014

Posted by gforce on 05 September 2014 - 09:40 PM

Ah no worries at all Hassen, after I picked up the Mondeo I tended to spend more time over on STdriveRS as there was more goin on for the Mondy, here was different class for the Focus though. Just kinda drifted away then and logged in the other day for the first time in months.


Haha, cheers for the offer, but if I bailed at this stage of the game I could be needing a real sick-note the next time the lads got their hands on me!


Dylan will probably be passing through my neck of the woods too en route. :(

#363492 Aux Socket ..... ????

Posted by gforce on 12 May 2014 - 03:23 PM

There is definitely an option on the Sony's to turn on/off Auxiliary input...hold down the 'Menu' button for a few seconds, the VID number will flash up, press down and it brings you to the Aux menu, and across will cycle it between on and off...





#331730 Mondeo Mk3 Zenon Headlights

Posted by gforce on 12 February 2014 - 12:55 PM

No worries, only reason I asked was in case they had been retro-fitted and maybe corners had been cut in terms of the modified wiring or that. I have little experience of the Mondeo xenons myself, so hopefully someone else who has them will be able to help out with their own personal experience in terms of their brightness.


One thing I have read before is that they're not quite as bright as the really modern xenons if that's what you'd be comparing it too. Would be ideal to compare two Mondeos obviously, but not easy I'm sure! I'd say bulbs could be your best bet as a starting point anyway. Sorry I can't be of more help!

#327803 My Focus Zetec Mk2.5 Project

Posted by gforce on 31 January 2014 - 11:42 AM

Nice work buddy, those wheels look the part alright! And the genuine LED rear lights are always a winner! ;)

#327801 Jean Genie - Focus "stdci"

Posted by gforce on 31 January 2014 - 11:33 AM

Thanks very much pal! Unfortunately I never got round to fitting the blinds no, and as I mentioned (I think), tint wasn't really an option as I feared the breaks in the conductive paint on the rear windscreen could damage it. I like doing things on a budget, and there was a guy on the STOC forum selling a set for £40 when I was looking for them, but he refused to post in case they got damaged as he wasn't confident in trying to package them up sufficiently. Fair enough I suppose, but I just never got round to buying a new set then, and Santa didn't bring me them either!


I know the guys that use them, Clive (Stoney871) for example, speak very highly of them, and I like the fact they're removable too.


Have you looked into just trying to source proper factory tinted privacy glass from a breaker car? Bargains can be had on ebay (think Charlie (Brigante) got a full set of privacy glass for a steal), but as he found out, beware that the rear screen is slightly different between Mk2 and 2.5 facelift!

#327651 Zetec S Bumper

Posted by gforce on 30 January 2014 - 07:27 PM

Just to clarify, you're wanting to know if a Focus ST bumper can go on the Focus ZetecS? If so, then yes, straight swap.


Your exhaust tailpipe prob won't line up to the bumper cut out, and there'll be twin cut-outs on the ST bumper so you'll be after a custom twin exit exhaust then!


Front bumpers are interchangeable too by the way, and your Zetec S bumpers should fetch you most of your money back. Just make sure and get parts from a Mk2.5 facelift ST as the lights (fog/reverse in rear and everything on front!) are obviously different.


I'm assuming Sal's thinkin from the pics in your post your asking about putting a Fiesta bumper on the Focus? In which case, I'd say it would need a lot of work!

#327285 Jean Genie - Focus "stdci"

Posted by gforce on 29 January 2014 - 03:39 PM

Cheers pal, as I mentioned on your thread I gathered up all my parts separately over a long time and with some serious bargain hunting but was so chuffed with the end result when it was all finished, well worth the wait in my eyes and shows it can be done! ;-)


This thread has been pretty dead for quite some time now as I don't feel there's much more to be done and as I've had the car over two years now and put a lot of miles on it I've actually been toying with the idea of changing for a few months now. So I've been hesitant to do much more to it that probably won't add any value to it asides from personal gratification


I don't think I'm gonna go down the performance route with this car, have one or two decent aesthetic mods that I'd still like to complete, like the boost pod and a wheel refurb, but I'd say that could be the height of it!


The only real 'mods' I have to report of late are getting round to completing the upper and lower front grilles in gloss black, and replacing my bonnet lock, which wasn't great craic at all!


Next 'mod' is to replace my boot switch...was gonna carry out the fix from the guide on here, even lifted an old mouse from work to get a micro-switch out of, but think I've sourced one off ebay now anyway. My own got temperamental last year and a clean and WD40 cured it for a while, but started playing up again over the holidays and is well and truly knackered at this stage!

#327253 Mk2 Focus, Removal Of Black Plastic Trim Under Bumper??

Posted by gforce on 29 January 2014 - 01:22 PM

Pretty sure they're just clipped in the whole way along, but not certain. I'm sure someone on here is bound to have removed them before so would be better placed to help.


If I had kept my car standard this would have been a must for me. I actually asked the garage who fitted my ST kit to keep the old standard parts for this very reason so I could provide them to someone who wanted to attempt colour coding, but I didn't get back to them for weeks afterwards and when I had they'd binned the bumpers as they were scrap anyway and taking up space and just kept me a box of the smaller parts (fogs, plates, grille etc).


Only heads up I'd give is that I see from your avatar you've already done your complete fog surrounds...some people would rather keep some sort of black in there to break things up a little. Personally, if it were me, I'd probably colour code the bumper valances, and maybe gloss black the lower part of the fog surrounds, but you could always decide on that after you get the valances done. Definitely go for it anyway mate, will make a great difference I reckon.

#322872 Rear Tail Lights Mk2.5 Focus

Posted by gforce on 17 January 2014 - 04:11 PM

Ah right! I work in Ballyraine there and come in the road from Lifford so don't be up the town too much past the IT. The odd trip to the Colonel or the shopping centre for lunch is about the height of it!


Will keep an eye out for ye!

#322813 Hyrule's Build Thread

Posted by gforce on 17 January 2014 - 01:38 PM

I posted this pic on another thread recently showing the difference too, and how one of the tabs can be modified to fit...might be handy if anyone has the wrong bulbs or is putting an ST or facelift front end on!


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Monumental difference as you can see!

#321905 Debadging Grill Opinion With Picture (Ford Fusion)

Posted by gforce on 15 January 2014 - 10:41 AM

Think the debadge looks well ya know!


Personally, I'm not a fan a big fan of the yellow fogs, I'm still liking my 6000k Cree bulbs in there to match my xenons and sides, but maybe that's a bit behind the times now and euro-style yellow fogs are the new thing. Think it looks ok on newer Golfs and that, but even then only in certain colours, like white!


Just my 2 cents worth though as it's opinions you're after. Notice from your euro-style plates you might be into that style/scene so go for it if you like it! ;)

#320956 Boost Gauge And Usb

Posted by gforce on 13 January 2014 - 12:25 PM

Haha, cracker mate. You're prob right nuff anyway in terms of style over substance, unlike your set up which has both! B)

#320949 Boost Gauge And Usb

Posted by gforce on 13 January 2014 - 11:52 AM

Yeah, haven't asked him yet if he managed a work around that so will be interesting to see. There was someone who fitted aftermarket gauges but kept the boost pod fascia in place on a TDCi (video on youtube and guide on here) for the OEM look, but not sure how that reads.


The ST gauge goes to 1.2bar and the RS one goes to 1.8bar so even that mightn't be much good and think they cost a fortune!