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#518408 Hassen's Ford Focus 1.6 Tdci Build Thread

Posted by Hassen on 01 September 2015 - 10:47 PM

2mm silent coat? That's got me interested. I mean, I wasn't too keen on using some of these sound deadening materials due to the added weight. But really, if your only doing parts of door, not whole car incl boot and roof, then I guess at most your adding on the equivalent of a permanent child passenger in terms of weight. How have you routed cables from amp to front door speakers, or you used original loom?

 

Apologies, only seeing this now. The 2mm Silent Coat, use appropriately will not add on too much weight. You can see from pictures in previous posts that I went a bit mad with the front doors as I had the speakers in there and sparingly used in the rear doors. They do make a significant improvement in sound quality. 

 

As for routing the wires, I couldn't use the original loom and just have them through the side rubber joint and exposed at the doors. I think there is a previous picture in this thread on how it looks. If you don't mind seeing it everytime you open the door, it's the simplest of solutions :)




#514027 "taking Oval To Blue Horizon" Lenny's Build Thread 2010-2015

Posted by Hassen on 20 August 2015 - 08:38 PM

Just read it. Woohoo! Nice interview and good info. Congrats Lenny :)




#512371 "taking Oval To Blue Horizon" Lenny's Build Thread 2010-2015

Posted by Hassen on 14 August 2015 - 10:42 PM

Laughed my head off watching it but according to them, it did sound good. I do trust them when it comes to music as it is their daily jobs after all. Plus it looks ghetto as hell, which is what makes it even cooler :P




#512009 "taking Oval To Blue Horizon" Lenny's Build Thread 2010-2015

Posted by Hassen on 13 August 2015 - 10:03 PM

It does make sense and is a nice little purposeful mod. New episode out this week at some point! Wohoo!


#511971 "taking Oval To Blue Horizon" Lenny's Build Thread 2010-2015

Posted by Hassen on 13 August 2015 - 09:11 PM

Mighty Car Mods episode gave you the idea?


#510753 Hassen's Ford Focus 1.6 Tdci Build Thread

Posted by Hassen on 10 August 2015 - 01:40 AM

Most people know how much I am biased towards the Focal sound but I agree with what Kieran said above. FYI, it's well past 2am here and it still makes sense what you wrote :P

If you are going to overhaul the sound setup in the car, do it in stages and you will definitely hear the difference. I highly recommend to amp the speakers just like Kieran mentioned. 

 

p.s: Kieran, I got the Boom Mats too thanks to Lenny. They do make a difference and protect the speakers from moisture/water. 




#510751 Hassen's Ford Focus 1.6 Tdci Build Thread

Posted by Hassen on 10 August 2015 - 12:40 AM

Interesting idea. My humble opinion: The speakers and tweeter combination are designed to work together. Mixing them up from different ranges might not give you the desired results and even muddy the sound. Also, if you want deep bass, the best option is to get a subwoofer. It doesn't need to be a big one, any decent 8-10 inch sub would do a better job at reproducing the low end frequencies better than the 6.5 inch mid range drivers(their frequency range doesn't go as low as the frequencies a subwoofer can reproduce) that will be in the doors. Even the flat underseat subwoofers will be a big improvement on sound. You can always upgrade it further down the line when you get bored/have more funds/want an upgrade. 

 

My recommendation: Get a good 4 channel amp pushing enough rms watt to drive the Focals. Just get one pair of component Focal speakers (Flax or even the KR Kevlar ones-yellow in colour). Run 2 channels off the amp to power the speakers in the front. Disconnect and forget the rear stock speakers for the moment. With the other 2 free channels off the amp, bridge them and power a small sub in your boot. It doesn't need to be something fancy.A 10 inch second hand subwoofer in a good ported or vented box will make do for the moment. Go bigger if you don't mind losing some boot space and you want more bass. If you have the funds, get a 10 inch JL Audio subwoofer and a custom subwoofer enclosure for the car like I did. Links in this thread. 

 

I think the above setup will be a big improvement over stock as the Focals offer very good dynamics, note definition and clarity.

 

What headunit are you going to have in the car?

 




#510610 Hassen's Ford Focus 1.6 Tdci Build Thread

Posted by Hassen on 09 August 2015 - 03:09 PM

The size of most Focal speakers are similar if I recall correctly. Maybe check if GingerFlame member here got that one as he got a set of Focals as well. Do you have a build thread so I can have a look?


#508541 Focus Titanium Mk2.5 Build Diary Has Started...

Posted by Hassen on 03 August 2015 - 01:23 PM

Awesome pictures. Looks like the FOC was well represented. Must have been funny to match owners faces to their cars. I probably know more about member's cars here than the owner lol


#507918 Focus Titanium Mk2.5 Build Diary Has Started...

Posted by Hassen on 01 August 2015 - 09:47 AM

Sorry to hear that man. Same thing happened to me a while back and no idea when and where it was stolen. This is pure vandalism.
Maybe look into the wind deflectors that not just slide in but lock into place for your replacement?


#507527 Hassen's Ford Focus 1.6 Tdci Build Thread

Posted by Hassen on 30 July 2015 - 06:58 PM

I thought so too. Just depends on what brand and model they have. They bring them from Germany and a friend of mine who does a lot of miles recommended them.


#507520 Hassen's Ford Focus 1.6 Tdci Build Thread

Posted by Hassen on 30 July 2015 - 06:49 PM

Update: Walkinstown Tyre Centre have my size in new stock part worn. Going to head there over the weekend to have a look. €40/tyre including fitting. Going to get fronts and see how they fare.


#506854 Hassen's Ford Focus 1.6 Tdci Build Thread

Posted by Hassen on 28 July 2015 - 02:36 PM

That's a good suggestion about the 16“ rims. It would work out cheaper and less road noise. I still have to check out the places in Dublin. They might have a bigger stockpile. Hoping I can get the partworn ones or else the local Ford garage as usual gave me a deal on the Avon ZV5.


#506846 Hassen's Ford Focus 1.6 Tdci Build Thread

Posted by Hassen on 28 July 2015 - 01:47 PM

Lenny, can you recommend anywhere for part worn tyres as I need 205 50 R17 and it's kinda hard to come across part worn here.


#506845 Hassen's Ford Focus 1.6 Tdci Build Thread

Posted by Hassen on 28 July 2015 - 01:46 PM

Wow that does look and sound like the business. Need to check if they have it in Halfords. Well worth it with the weather we have here.

As for H7 bulbs, got a pair in the centre console always, even though it's the cheapo ones just in case I get stopped. Always be prepared lol

I used to have a pair of Adidas/Goodyear driving shoes. Sadly they wore out but they were so comfortable to drive with.