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#487772 Sound Deadening

Posted by Hassen on 19 May 2015 - 11:37 PM

Clean the area well with white spirits, use a roller to apply and wear gloves as the metal bits are razor sharp. Take your time and don't rush it as it will stay there for a long time. Plenty of Youtube videos available to get an idea on how to apply the product. Have fun :)

#487743 Sound Deadening

Posted by Hassen on 19 May 2015 - 09:21 PM

Thanks. Leant something new today :)

I'm hoping to achieve that German feel this summer once the rest of the project is completed with more sound deadening. Can't wait for it :)

#487580 Sound Deadening

Posted by Hassen on 19 May 2015 - 02:31 PM

You will definitely hear the difference as mine is a diesel too. At present, I can barely hear the engine unless under load. Cruising on the motorway the 2 types of noise are mainly wind and road noise from tyres. Hoping that the combination of Silent Coat and Dodo Mat on the floor will cause a significant drop in noise levels and increase comfort. 

#487402 Sound Deadening

Posted by Hassen on 18 May 2015 - 10:05 PM

Just wanted to share my own experience. Last year I did my sound system upgrade over the course of months and I used Silent Coat on my doors, bonnet and boot.


Here are a few pictures:













With the amount of Silent Coat I used, the noise on motorways and national roads(100-120km/h) has decreased by about 5-7Db (measured with the phone app). The car feels more solid and quieter but it's not BMW/Mercedes level of refinement...yet. I am planning to add more Silent Coat on the floorpan along with a Mass Loaded Vinyl/Closed Cell Foam layer branded Dodo Mat. I used nearly 2 packs of Silent Coat so far and plan to buy another one(24 sheets) to put on the floor pan during the summertime. 

I would highly recommend the Silent Coat if you are looking to reduce vibration. For airborne noise, Mass Loaded Vinyl decoupled with a Closed Cell Foam layer is what would work best from the research I have done so far. I have no experience with the flash tape but some people have had good results with it. 

#485134 My Focus Sport

Posted by Hassen on 12 May 2015 - 08:40 AM

Front or rear speakers? Depends on your budget as well.

#485049 Kpg's Focus Mk2 Titanium

Posted by Hassen on 11 May 2015 - 08:56 PM

Need for Speed Underground! What a class game. So many hours spent modding my Nissan Skyline on it!

#483471 Hassen's Ford Focus 1.6 Tdci Build Thread

Posted by Hassen on 07 May 2015 - 06:59 PM

Got the front brake discs, brake pads and the brake lines fitted today.  Here are some pictures.


Front brake discs:



Front brake lines:



Rear brake lines:



So far, the pedal feel is improved slightly and the braking distance is definitely shorter. The car stops much quicker than before and driving the car, I feel much more confident on the brakes. Success on that front I think...and it also looks much better :)

#483412 Tuning Boxes, My Experience And Fitting Them

Posted by Hassen on 07 May 2015 - 03:40 PM

Highly recommend having Torque app and the bluetooth module. Really handy tool. 


Looks like you are on to a winner with that tuning box and that company. My old tuning box was from a company called Racehip and it didn't offer as much flexibility as yours as it didn't come with any instructions but had similar dials to yours. I had to go and dig up info online to find out how to get the best out of it, which was very tedious. It was very flexible to use in the end though. No remote control for it while driving though, which is quite a nice touch in yours. And yea, I myself have a family and child/kids, so reliability is very important to me too :)

#483253 Tuning Boxes, My Experience And Fitting Them

Posted by Hassen on 06 May 2015 - 10:16 PM

Very nice write up and definitely a good idea to have it as a guide. 


I have had both in the past and personally prefer the remap which had no spikes in power. The tuning box is a good option as well for anyone wanting a removable solution.


The power is definitely addictive! And well worth fitting the blanking plate as well. Such a cheap but effective mod :)

#482596 Kpg's Focus Mk2 Titanium

Posted by Hassen on 04 May 2015 - 09:39 PM

Wow. Now that's a day to remember!

#481743 Hassen's Ford Focus 1.6 Tdci Build Thread

Posted by Hassen on 02 May 2015 - 01:03 AM

In other news, I have been researching the option of going active on my current speakers and ditching the rear speakers completely. The general plan would be to get the Audison Bit Ten and then use the Rockford Fosgate amp to drive the 2 tweeters and 2 mids at the front of the car in an active setup. 


I reckon with the above in place, that will extract the best sound quality from the whole system. Only problem is that I reckon the Audison Bit Ten is not easy to setup and I don't have any experience with it. Along with that, if I were to bring it to a car audio installer, they would need to be familiar with it to make full use of it's capabilities and maybe they would need to have a rTA for fine tuning. Finding it difficult to find any installer around here that would be familiar with it.


Any thoughts or is this not worth the money/hassle? 

#481742 Hassen's Ford Focus 1.6 Tdci Build Thread

Posted by Hassen on 02 May 2015 - 12:57 AM

Got the new bumper fitted today. Took about  2hr for the guys to do it as the bolts were all rusted and gave a lot of grief. Excellent job though as it looks spot on. Some pictures


Bumper off. The metal bar is badly rusted there and I couldn't believe how bad it was for a nearly 5 year old car!



New bumper being prepped to be fitted:




New bumper fitted:



#481550 Hassen's Ford Focus 1.6 Tdci Build Thread

Posted by Hassen on 01 May 2015 - 10:16 AM

Thanks for the info and it does make sense. The Audison would be used to it full potential with the stock headunit. My own headunit doesn't have DSP built in I think. It does have some of the features you listed above. 


From the little bit of research I did, the Audison takes sound customisation futher. e.g it has a 31 band eq while my own headunit has 7! Also, it maximises the power from the amp by only feeding the amp the frequencies it has to amplify e.g subwoofer amp gets only fed the subwoofer frequencies you choose. I think it's an elegant solution for people who want to retain their stock headunit and with an aftermarket headunit, gives another level of tweaking that takes the whole system to another level. Been watching a good few videos about it and I am still tempted lol

#481121 "taking Oval To Blue Horizon" Lenny's Build Thread 2010-2015

Posted by Hassen on 29 April 2015 - 10:07 PM

Cheers for the info about setting up the amp with the multimeter. Got mine done today and no more distortion. Happy days :)

#481119 Mk6 Fiesta Flame 1.4 Build Log (Was Fiesta Mk6 5 Door Custom Sub)

Posted by Hassen on 29 April 2015 - 10:04 PM

A mark 7 would be a bigger upgrade and if you do decide to get a new car, maybe might be a good idea to hold off on some of the more costly mods planned on this current car to save up for the next. Just a thought :)