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#461195 Focus Titanium Mk2.5 Build Diary Has Started...

Posted by Hassen on 04 March 2015 - 09:11 PM

I meant what paint brand/type?

#460635 Mk6 Fiesta Flame 1.4 Build Log (Was Fiesta Mk6 5 Door Custom Sub)

Posted by Hassen on 03 March 2015 - 02:18 PM


#460634 Mk6 Fiesta Flame 1.4 Build Log (Was Fiesta Mk6 5 Door Custom Sub)

Posted by Hassen on 03 March 2015 - 02:14 PM

Fitting Eibach lowering springs will increase your fuel economy by up to 15% as per research done by the company. Over time, it will pay for itself in fuel savings. I will dig up that article for you to show her

#460196 Go To Place For Car Audio?

Posted by Hassen on 02 March 2015 - 11:11 AM

The Focal is not as versatile as the JL audio ones. They are also older in design I think.
Maybe you could try to demo them to see if they are that different.
There are other Focal models that are not as expensive or require that much to power them. Also think of the amplifier needed to power your speakers as to get the best out of them, a decent one is a must.
Do you have a budget in mind, as that will help narrow down your options?
Along with that, a bit of Sound Deadening material will bring the mid bass out and stop rattles. E.g Dynamat, Silent Coat, Stp

#460193 Dohboys St220 Wagon

Posted by Hassen on 02 March 2015 - 11:04 AM

I get what you mean with the 7 seaters. It's just not something I would consider unless I had more than 3 children and had to ferry the in laws at the same time.

Didn't mean to cause any offence there. Apologies for it :)

#459814 Dohboys St220 Wagon

Posted by Hassen on 28 February 2015 - 11:33 PM

The Mondeo Titanium X was awesome. Glad to see you stuck with the Blue Oval and can't wait to see what you do with this one. 


Quite rare car you got there. If I remember correctly, in a old episode of Top Gear, Clarkson mentioned that the 4 door St220 Mondeo was rarer than the equivalent Aston Martin of the time as they produced less numbers. I can imagine that the estate version was even produced in lower numbers. It looks mint to me with those lovely seats.


What's next on the cards?

#459778 My Focus 1.6 Tdci Zetec (2010) - Remapped

Posted by Hassen on 28 February 2015 - 10:16 PM

Ford Motorcraft deal available in Ireland as well and getting myself that at my next service. I have been lucky so far with the Ford dealership that I get my car serviced as they have always looked after me well. Plus, it's nice to have a full dealer service history if you can manage it.

#459770 Mk6 Fiesta Flame 1.4 Build Log (Was Fiesta Mk6 5 Door Custom Sub)

Posted by Hassen on 28 February 2015 - 10:03 PM

I am gutted to hear what happened to your car man. I was going to suggest to just cut your losses and get another Fezz.
When you get the new car, post some pictures. Hoping the ecu and other bits swap work out. I actually drove a Petrol Fezz last weekend around Snowdonia in Wales and it was damn fun. I can only imagine how much fun it would be with your sound system!

#459628 Ford Focus Mk3, Sub, Amp & Speakers Upgrade

Posted by Hassen on 28 February 2015 - 03:23 PM

Lenny, I only saw the Osrams yesterday while my wife's Seat Leon was getting service. Always have had a good experience with Colton Motors Mullingar and Tullamore. Like you said, they also gave me a discount on my Avon tyres previously. I so wish they would take customer parts to fit on the car as I would get my B12 prokit done by them. They mentioned it could take up to 4hr labour and would consider fitting it for me.
As for genuine parts, they always use them as I can see their store room from the desk.
Also, they drop me to work and pick me up when the car is done. Wash the car after a service and even when I got a flat tyre sorted, which they fixed for free as part of their service. And also give me free breakdown cover. I can go on and on how efficient and courteous they are. That's why I go back

#459442 Ford Focus Mk3, Sub, Amp & Speakers Upgrade

Posted by Hassen on 27 February 2015 - 09:43 PM

+1 for the Osrams. Have been using them for more than 1 year and they are a significant improvement over stock. Funnily enough, my local Ford dealer has them stocked now and it works to be cheaper from them since they offer me a discount as I am a loyal customer. 

#459436 Mk6 Fiesta Flame 1.4 Build Log (Was Fiesta Mk6 5 Door Custom Sub)

Posted by Hassen on 27 February 2015 - 09:38 PM

Pictures or it didn't happen  :)  lol

#459096 "taking Oval To Blue Horizon" Lenny's Build Thread 2010-2015

Posted by Hassen on 26 February 2015 - 10:46 PM

Awesome read through the latest. When you putting it all in? May or you gonna start sooner?

#458452 Mk6 Fiesta Flame 1.4 Build Log (Was Fiesta Mk6 5 Door Custom Sub)

Posted by Hassen on 25 February 2015 - 12:10 PM

I think MCM also have an episode on how to flare your arches with a roller DIY style. It didn't look too complicated. 


As for going down low to the ground with speedbumps, I got no solution to that conumdrum. Btw, do consider just lowered springs if you don't want to go too low. Coilovers, the cheaper types, tend to be crashy from what I read. No personal experience there. 


That episode of MCM is one of my favourites and the way they had the tire/steel rim combo is visually really cool. 

#458432 Mk6 Fiesta Flame 1.4 Build Log (Was Fiesta Mk6 5 Door Custom Sub)

Posted by Hassen on 25 February 2015 - 10:54 AM

Great plan of attack there Kieran. It's all shaping up nicely.


As for the coilovers, I think they used the same brand in a Mighty Car Mods episode, where they redid a VW Golf with it. If it's good enough for them, then reckon it's good enough for you  :)


Here is the video. Forward to 17:40 to see the same make that you are thinking of getting.



#458356 Ford Focus Mk3, Sub, Amp & Speakers Upgrade

Posted by Hassen on 24 February 2015 - 11:32 PM

Interesting read through the topic. My ears perked when I heard speaker/sound upgrade :)


As usual, Lenny is a wealth of information and an all round great guy. He drove over on his day off previously to me to help me out with the car. Absolute gent.


With regards to the sound upgrade, I have completed mine on my Mk2.5 and have some bits of advice:


1. Consider doing it in steps if you don't want to shell out a lot of money from the get go. Also, that way you see/hear the results with each new component added. Trust me when I say that it's quite exciting getting new parts in the car to hear the difference. 



2. Plan the sound system you want and can afford. Check online sites for deals. If you are willing to wait, there is always deals available on Ebay, Amazon Warehouse etc. e.g I waited till one Ebay shop had a clearout and got my JL Audio sub for £20 less than RRP.


3. Research what you would like to buy and try to listen to it in a shop e.g speakers/subwoofers. 


4. From my own personal view, consider Focal for your speakers. They have different ones depending on your budget but if you want a bigger soundstage, their inverted dome tweeters make music a lot more fun to listen.


5. I second Lenny's suggestion for JL audio subs. They are a bit harder to find but the quality is very good.


6. I'm not sure how quiet the MK3 is but do consider sound deadening such as Silent Coat or Dynamat to reduce vibrations. It will make the music sound better in the car and you don't need loads of it. Start with the doors where the speakers are and then do the boot and maybe the floorpan. If you want to further make the car quieter, Mass Loaded Vinyl decoupled by a Closed Cell Foam Layer on the floorpan will help.


7. My own build thread for more info  



8. Mr_Spock' thread for inspiration



9. Lenny's build thread for his current sound upgrade.


Happy modding  :)