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Andy H Dibley

Member Since 06 May 2012
Offline Last Active Oct 23 2014 09:24 PM

#281755 St Xenon Headlight Advice

Posted by Andy H Dibley on 12 August 2013 - 10:44 AM

Personally, don't go for the HID kit option if you're keeping your regular headlights. It's a terrible compromise and illegal. It won't make your car uninsured but most definitely liable to getting a tug and a lot of flashes to remind you of how much you're blinding other people!

The Xenon head lamps are projector lenses that reject upward light into on coming cars. Because a halogen bulb isn't anywhere near as bright a bog standard reflector head light doesn't cause too much grief to on coming cars. Stick a HID kit in and you'll soon be blinding lots of people.

I've been there, done it, had the tug, not worth the agro!

Get the proper lenses, at that price I would bite their hands off for them!

#281750 Ford Fair 2013 Picture & Video Topic

Posted by Andy H Dibley on 12 August 2013 - 10:32 AM

i left my car door open and left the car unattended for over an hour. didnt even know the door was open - thankfully nothing in their of value and nothing got nicked!

I was watching it mate ;)

#271164 Real Sharkfin Aerial Fitted To Mk1 Focus. Advice?

Posted by Andy H Dibley on 28 June 2013 - 07:13 AM


Btw, using the mobile site, went to go hit the thumbs up to like it, and instead it gives a thumbs down?!

#269378 Decent Wiper Blades

Posted by Andy H Dibley on 21 June 2013 - 07:55 AM

Get onto www.wiperblades.co.uk - use their online comparison thing and get some aeroblades or which ever variety of the flat wiper blades.

As your car has the old hook style attachment, you'll be looking at purchasing ones that have an adaptor on them, all this does is sometimes raise the air up by about half an inch. That will be the only difference from stock, however the clean and wipe will be much better for much longer.

#262050 Ford Fair

Posted by Andy H Dibley on 22 May 2013 - 02:25 PM

Will be second years this year, as a club though we definitely need to be a bit more sociable though!

One thing I think needs organising is some sort of BBQ or table and chairs thing. We were off to one side and had a massive piece of grass land behind the stand. Also perhaps setting up the stand a bit better?

All the same, was good fun and ended up meeting people I wouldn't have before as well as getting ideas I didn't have before!

#261429 Some Damage Advice

Posted by Andy H Dibley on 20 May 2013 - 03:15 PM

I might be talking out of my backside, but is there not some aerodynamic benefit to this panel? 

Not really, what you might be thinking of is the same panels that racing cars have fitted. These panels are there to speed up the air flow under the car, from the splitter at the front to the defuser at the back. It makes the car like a reverse airplane wing and offers down force.

For this to work though the car needs to have an almost uninterrupted flat surface from front to rear and needs to be travelling at fair old speeds. Somewhere in excess of highest speed limit for it to be of any use.

#261401 Some Damage Advice

Posted by Andy H Dibley on 20 May 2013 - 02:08 PM

Lost my under tray when I hit a deer just before Christmas, first car I've owned that's had one. They mainly provide protection from gravel roads and splash protection from big puddles. Been driving without one for 6 months, no issues yet. First car I've had with one tbh.

The only bit that is semi important is the air dam either side of the from AC condenser, that kinda focuses air onto it. Not a huge pain if its not there, just handy.

#227701 19" Snow Flake Alloys Fitment To 1.6Tdci Will They Fit?

Posted by Andy H Dibley on 17 January 2013 - 02:18 PM

On it like a car bonnet!

Please do a guide for the steering limiter ;-)

#227693 19" Snow Flake Alloys Fitment To 1.6Tdci Will They Fit?

Posted by Andy H Dibley on 17 January 2013 - 01:48 PM

Hey Lenny,

Thinking of getting some 18" RS wheels, I know I'll look a complete div with them on my stock Zetec, but adding the 18" wheels with possible lowering springs, is the steering limiting kit required as well?

All stuff going on the list of mods for this year!

#202389 Auto Lights, Auto Wipers & Rear Dimming Mirror

Posted by Andy H Dibley on 21 August 2012 - 10:21 AM

Hi Mo!

Welcome! I found I was browsing this place for a long time and then I had to start asking questions and signed up!

I have a 2008 Focus Mk2.5 (means its had the facelift) its just a Zetec as well but would really like some of those Titanium features.

I think for the best answers to your questions, this thread oughta be moved to the Focus sub-forum. There are a bunch of guys in there who have done some great OEM mods like the ones you're doing.

Best of luck with them and if you haven't already, take loads of photos. If you get a chance post them up, even better would be to post them up and write a guide about what you did, how you did it and any pitfalls or helpful tips you found. These guides really make the forum and community great on here.