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#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.

 

https://www.youtube....h?v=s7Iv42AOZIk




#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. 

http://wwv.crutchfie...o-the-test.html

 

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  

http://www.fordowner...i-build-thread/

 

8. Mr_Spock' thread for inspiration

http://www.fordowner...tion-focus-mk2/

 

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

 

Happy modding  :)




#457928 "taking Oval To Blue Horizon" Lenny's Build Thread 2010-2015

Posted by Hassen on 23 February 2015 - 09:56 PM

This looks so neat. Can't wait to see the rest of the setup  :)




#457802 Playstation 2 In The Car, Should I Fit?

Posted by Hassen on 23 February 2015 - 04:24 PM

Nice haul there! I gave mine away to a friend with about 100 or more games! They are still good fun. Hope the children like their new console and leave you to drive in peace on long journeys  :)

 

If I were to have games in my car in the future, I would do something a bit different and have a Raspberry Pi, running Android and wireless bluetooth controllers. That way, any game in the Play Store for Android would be available to load onto the Raspberry Pi. Just a thought. 




#457645 Mk6 Fiesta Flame 1.4 Build Log (Was Fiesta Mk6 5 Door Custom Sub)

Posted by Hassen on 22 February 2015 - 10:08 PM

+1 for getting the HTC One M8. I was away for a few days and just caught up with the latest. Even before I could suggest the M8, you had already ordered it. You will be getting Android Lollipop upgrade as well and the phone should last you a while. It's a very good phone and if I didn't have my M7, I would have gotten one. Let me know what you think of it. 




#457149 My Focus 1.6 Tdci Zetec (2010) - Remapped

Posted by Hassen on 21 February 2015 - 06:48 PM

The mist jets are really useful and worth the money. If you have a spray can which is the colour of your car, you could colour code it for that extra bit of stealth. 30-60 min job which makes the bonnet more streamlined.


#456994 My Focus 1.6 Tdci Zetec (2010) - Remapped

Posted by Hassen on 21 February 2015 - 11:39 AM

Avon ZV5 on mine as well and the difference in noise levels is noticable. Best bit that is that I got a bit of a discount from my local Ford dealer. Well worth it. 




#456988 "taking Oval To Blue Horizon" Lenny's Build Thread 2010-2015

Posted by Hassen on 21 February 2015 - 11:12 AM

Great to hear about the back Lenny. Maybe consider swimming as well as that would help. 

 

On holidays here in Wales and had to check on your progress. FYI, the roads around Snowdonia in Wales are really fun to drive. Definitely recommended  :)




#456168 Hassen's Ford Focus 1.6 Tdci Build Thread

Posted by Hassen on 18 February 2015 - 11:07 PM

I'm liking the subwoofer encloser. I've got a single 10" sub, but it takes up room in the boot. Did you buy the one from eBay after all?

 

I must say, the enclosure if really well made and you can get it from a few sellers on Ebay. I got lucky by ordering from Radio World and it was delivered no problem at all to Ireland for a reasonable postage price. Lenny on the other hand had big difficulties with the same seller and in the end it was not a pleasant experience. He might tell you more himself. 

 

Bass Junkies seller has one for £20 more than Radio World. If you want to look at their feedback scores for each and then decide

http://www.ebay.co.u...=item3a8dfc279a

 

With regards to space, that was my main reason for getting the custom sub enclosure. It takes very little space and I have ample room in the boot now for a pram and a whole bunch of other things for the little one. Plus, it's solidly made, the carpet is nice and easy to clean. Depending on the subwoofer you have, check the specs that they need i.e volume for the sub to see if it matches. My JL Audio 10W0V3 specs matches the enclosure very well and the sound quality is very good. Don't expect very loud volumes from it as it isn't ported. If you want to hear quality bass and enjoy the subtleties in the music, then this is highly recommended  :)




#456167 Hassen's Ford Focus 1.6 Tdci Build Thread

Posted by Hassen on 18 February 2015 - 10:58 PM

Yeah, better working it out yourself......did you have yours on the rolling road?

 

I got an app called Mileage on Android that does the job very well with lots of stats such as money spent per month, year etc. Do check it out. 

 

https://play.google....harlton.mileage

 

Have not got mine on a rolling road next and I was seriously thinking about that. Then, I thought that others who are based in Ireland might be interested to make a day out of it and if we could get a few cars on the rolling road and being part of the owners club, we might get a discount.

 

Lenny, would you be interested in a rolling road for your car?