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#449314 "taking Oval To Blue Horizon" Lenny's Build Thread 2010-2015

Posted by Hassen on Today, 10:53 AM

It's all starting to take shape now. You must have been like a kid on Christmas morning when the deliveries came. I totally agree with you when it comes to JL Audio products. I have the same sub as you and an older model mono amp. Btw, was the sub grill expensive? I might be tempted to get one to protect it as the pram keeps hitting the sub when it's the boot.

#448304 "taking Oval To Blue Horizon" Lenny's Build Thread 2010-2015

Posted by Hassen on 25 January 2015 - 10:07 AM

Had a good laugh reading the last few posts.
The guy selling the Focal is selling it for €200 but I reckon he would be open to an offer. Think brand new they retail around £200 on Ebay. One guy is selling a used set for £180. I will find some links once I am on the computer and will post it to your thread. Best thing though would be to have the same speakers front and rear.

#448299 2.0Tdci Ghia Project, Better Late Then Never

Posted by Hassen on 25 January 2015 - 09:42 AM

Congratulations on the new arrival! And don't worry,once he is out of the baby phase, you will be back full on moding the car

#447917 "taking Oval To Blue Horizon" Lenny's Build Thread 2010-2015

Posted by Hassen on 24 January 2015 - 02:21 AM

Just saw these Lenny and I think they are a bargain at that price. I have the exact same. Not sure if you would be tempted :)


Focal 165 KR used



#447172 Fiesta Mk6 5 Door Custom Sub

Posted by Hassen on 21 January 2015 - 10:41 PM

You know already what I will say to get for the rear speakers :P Maybe consider another set of Focals, but depending on budget, you could get away with just a lower end set, which would still be better than most other manufactures and match the front ones. Or go for broke and get the same for the rears, which would be wicked!


Looking forward to the surprise mods. As for lowering, you are probably right about it if the roads are going to wreck it. White alloys are a huge pain to keep clean. I can barely keep my stock silver ones clean  :unsure:

#446943 Fiesta Mk6 5 Door Custom Sub

Posted by Hassen on 21 January 2015 - 02:57 PM

Weather has been dreadful here. I am waiting for it to clear up then mini valet time!


As for the rear speakers, mine are completely dimmed down as I found out it really muddles the quality coming from the front. I rarely have passengers in the rear as well, but if there are any, I can always bring the level up with the fader. Once you have the sub running off the Mono amp, you could get a better set of coaxials and wire them up to the Blaupunkt amp such that with the double din unit then, you can crossfade, back/front and left/right. 


You still thinking of going to the Ford Fair?

Also, any thoughts of lowering the car yet? As I see you got some nice alloys there! I have seen a few Fiesta's with your car colour on white alloys. Tempted?  :)

#446727 Fiesta Mk6 5 Door Custom Sub

Posted by Hassen on 20 January 2015 - 10:08 PM

Messy indeed. You should see the sorry state of my car driving around the midlands here. It badly needs a wash but I am waiting for the weather to clear a bit before sending it over to get a mini valet.


How's the sound system keeping you entertained?

#445926 "taking Oval To Blue Horizon" Lenny's Build Thread 2010-2015

Posted by Hassen on 18 January 2015 - 11:58 PM

One word: WOW! Must have taken you a while to set it all up.


And yea, I tend to think the same about ported versus sealed enclosure. I had a 12 inch ported sub as my first ever one. It was loud, shook the car all over but was not defined at all. Then had a sealed 10 inch sub, the Vibe one and realised that it was much musical. The current one fits the bill so much better. It's not loud but very clear and concise. For the money I paid for it, I think it was a great find. 

#445923 Fiesta Mk6 5 Door Custom Sub

Posted by Hassen on 18 January 2015 - 11:54 PM

Hope you get sorted with the electrical gremlins man. I know nothing about it and sadly can't help. Only thing I was told for my setup was not to run the audio system without starting the car up first as it would definitely kill my battery. I didn't dare to try otherwise lol

#445539 "taking Oval To Blue Horizon" Lenny's Build Thread 2010-2015

Posted by Hassen on 17 January 2015 - 09:07 PM

I know what you mean there Lenny. Fair point and I get stopped over enough times as it is around the midlands. Car and driver just look dodgy lol.


Btw, in that car setup you posted above, how many subs did you have? I see the box with the Fusion sub but there are 2 more ?speakers on the side? Or small speakers? Plus the 2 on the rear parcel shelf and I am guessing 2 more in the front!

#445391 "taking Oval To Blue Horizon" Lenny's Build Thread 2010-2015

Posted by Hassen on 17 January 2015 - 12:12 PM

And yea, no competition. I prefer friendly Ford get togethers we chat about cars.


Btw, off topic, have you guys seen the new Ford GT and Mustang from the auto show?!

#445390 "taking Oval To Blue Horizon" Lenny's Build Thread 2010-2015

Posted by Hassen on 17 January 2015 - 12:11 PM

Ah see now your becoming competitive :lol: i just want a friendly get together no Audiophile competitions
Your Focal 165KR's and Rockford Fosgate Punch P1000X4D puts out 250W per Door
My JL will put out 75w per door that's only half your output but it satisfies my everyday requirements
I just want a friendly ford get together no competitions,



I thought of your idea of having the 2 car side by side, with bluetooth paired playing the same song. Reckon we would scare the auld folks in the hotel with the bass!


Cus' it's all about the bass bout bass bout bass bass bass no treble


I am trying to link the Youtube video but it doesn't want to show it! Grr!

#445179 "taking Oval To Blue Horizon" Lenny's Build Thread 2010-2015

Posted by Hassen on 16 January 2015 - 03:39 PM

Lenny has the pictures of the meet linked in somewhere here. It was a fun day and if we get the weather again like last time, it will be good fun. Especially as Lenny should have the new sound system in the car and I'm looking forward to hearing it next to my car

#444774 "taking Oval To Blue Horizon" Lenny's Build Thread 2010-2015

Posted by Hassen on 14 January 2015 - 11:19 PM

 Thanks mate,
Hope it continues to improve and i dont need to go back fingers crossed,
And there's some exciting updates in the pipeline between now and May :)
Adverts.ie from my experience with it id rather sell it for copper myself Boss!! Rather than giving out my contact details and address to someone whom would come for the bit of copper and come back for the stainless exhaust or possibly the whole car,
Its not worth bringing unwanted attention to my self, ebay is much easier i get the money they get the item,
No meets, no violin poor boy stories you want it you pay for it i ship it you get it, no snooping around or asking why i had it :lol: eff off!!
Guarantee if i advertise 2metres of 4 Gauge cable for sale on adverts ill get some guy wanting to collect it from my house,
Then looking to know why i had it, what i used it for, and when am i selling that too,
Then tell me his mother,brother,sister or son is on a life support machine but the HSE are switching it off and he really needs 2 metres of 4 gauge to assist him build his own machine in the car to allow him bring them home. So could i donate the 4 gauge to the cause so he can bring them to the beach..

the electricty has been cut in the house the government has provided him with mortgage free because he spent the dole money on drink and needs the 4 gauge for free to splice in to the Tram line.

Ya know what i mean ?
I hate DoneDeal, Gumtree and Adverts.ie now im sure there are lots of descent genuine people whom use these trading sites however i regret to say in all five transactions ive done 4 on adverts and 1 on donedeal ive not met them atall :)
Anyways rant over.

Now Speaking of us enthusiasts meeting;its 2015 and time for another forum meet,
In the past few months there's been a few more Irish members joining,
One of those members has been George from Athlone
Profile: http://www.fordowner...9-irishman1127/
We spoke about last years first meet which had a strong turn out considering it was first attempt
George apposed the Hodson bay hotel in Athlone to be a scenic central location situated on the side of Lough Ree should be a nice location for a meet.
Plenty of activities there for those of us whom have kids aswell,
The hotel doesn't have a problem with car enthusiast meets as George has informed me; BMW members get together there for meets on occasion.

Sounds all positive to me so hoping to see at least 6 members of the forum in attendance this year

However at present my focus isint looking all that presentable,
DRL Fog surrounds (SOLD)
ZetecS Front lip (SOLD)
TripleRcomposites Front Splitter (SOLD)
ZetecS Front Grills (SOLD)

Currently rolling stock bumper with stock grills and no fog surrounds lookin very sexy indeed.
My plan is fitting an ST front end i sold the items as buyers became interested,
As i know if i held off until ST bumper was fitted id find myself stuck with a ZetecS front end sitting around the house that nobody wants.
If the meet is in July/August i should have an ST front end sprayed up and fitted looking presentable once again. :)


I know what you mean with the Irish online sites. My personal experience is that I had no issues with Adverts so far. Done Deal is full of scammers. Never used Irish Gumtree to sell/buy stuff so far. 


As for the next Irish meet, I am totally in. Not much has changed with my car since the last meet and if things progressed, the only new mod will be the sound deadening which you can't really see lol. Would be awesome if we can start rallying the troops for the next meet. As for the venue, I second it. The Hudson Bay Hotel, is brilliant. I worked in Athlone for 1 year and know the place. Like you said, if they are happy with us in the car park, others can go in to have tea/coffee and food etc. Plus, if the children come along like last time, depending on weather, they can roam around and be entertained. 


Looking forward to the next Ford Owners Club Ireland meet  :)

#444517 "taking Oval To Blue Horizon" Lenny's Build Thread 2010-2015

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

Thanks for the kind words Lenny. Next time we meet up, you will have to listen to it with the newer amplifier. I must say as well that I was inspired and read up Mr_Spock's thread. It gave me the motivation to start my project and the way to do it as well. His setup is so clean and efficient. 


And I agree with you to not cut corners as the quality of the work is remarkable. Plus, when it comes to wiring, safety first as electricity is no joke. Reckon if you put it on Ebay, you might recoup some of the money back for the cables. Or try Adverts.ie