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#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

#444504 Mk6 Fiesta Flame 1.4 Build Log (Was Fiesta Mk6 5 Door Custom Sub)

Posted by Hassen on 13 January 2015 - 09:27 PM

must admit... I was tempted to do exactly that before you recommended the focals ;)


Got to say thats probably one of the bigger compliments ive had about the car! Id love to go to ford fair! been thinking about it since i bought the car but ive never really looked into it! 2nd august & tickets are £18 online.. loads cheaper than i expected (£24 on gate but still..) Do you know what's included in that price? as the website is pretty vague unless everything is just that one price? :D


Not too sure what it includes. Maybe some other members who been to it in the past could help out. I remember seeing the pictures from last year and it did look like a big turnout and lots of fun. So wish I could bring the car over to the UK for it.  


Reckon once you have the car finished, it would definitely be a great addition to the fair. Like, how many Fiestas are out there with Focals and JL audio subs?  ;)

#444503 "taking Oval To Blue Horizon" Lenny's Build Thread 2010-2015

Posted by Hassen on 13 January 2015 - 09:20 PM

Great to hear the back is doing better there Lenny and you didn't require the injection in the end. Hoping that by the start of May, you are fit and ready to get the sound deadening in the car. Bring on May  :)

#444502 My Focus 1.6 Tdci Zetec (2010) - Remapped

Posted by Hassen on 13 January 2015 - 09:17 PM

found this on most their other items.. didnt look for it on the springs you were after but on the listing for fiesta springs it says "ATTENTION!!!

The mentioned freight charges are only valid for Germany. Please ask for freight charges to other countries before bidding."  :(  :(  :(  :(  :(  :( 


Although, I did manage to get my headunit shipped from germany to my house within 3 days for £4.50!


I didn't check the ones for the Fiesta. Might be cheaper for you to get it from UK with free shipping. For us in Ireland, the shipping charges are just ridiculous. Just another option to check on Ebay Germany in case they have cheaper prices. 

#444272 Mk6 Fiesta Flame 1.4 Build Log (Was Fiesta Mk6 5 Door Custom Sub)

Posted by Hassen on 12 January 2015 - 11:52 PM

Boy racers don't go to the trouble and effort to install Focal and JL audio components. They get the biggest 12 inch sub with the biggest peak power output and stick it in the boot to rattle the neighbourhood lol.


Your car is definitely NOT boy racer. Much more enthusiast car. Btw, I meant to say to you that you should think about putting it in the next Uk Ford Fair coz I think that once it's all done, it will make others realise the potential of this car  :)

#444268 Ford Focus Mk 2.5 - 2015 Upgrades

Posted by Hassen on 12 January 2015 - 11:39 PM

2015 upgrades planned for the car. Would love to hear your thoughts:


1. Upgraded disc pads from EBC Green stuff. If anyone has any experience with these, I would love the hear them. I decided I might as well get something better than the stock pads. Any other suggestions or alternatives?




2. Upgraded brake discs as my ones look a bit worn and have a lip at the edge. Thought about these as they are drilled and grooved. Alternatives to this one welcomed.




3. New battery as my current sound system is putting a strain on the stock battery of over 4 years and it's starting to take a little longer to star the car on cold mornings and I fear that the battery is on the way out.

Lenny suggested the Bosch S5 battery. My current ICE setup has 2 amps running and I would need a better battery than the current one to cope with the increased demand. 


4. Summer time, I will strip the car interior and apply Silent Coat sound deadedner and Dodo Mat sound barrier on the floor and boot area to further quieten the ride.


5. Timing belt and water pump due at next service.


6. Bisltein Eibach B12 Pro-Kit still on the cards at the tail end of this year.


7. If there's any funds left, planning on remapping the car and getting rid of the DPF since the car is at 103,500 miles and I fear the DPF as well might be on it's way out. 


8. Whiteline rear Anti Roll Bar - still debating the benefits of this one. 



#444267 "taking Oval To Blue Horizon" Lenny's Build Thread 2010-2015

Posted by Hassen on 12 January 2015 - 11:28 PM

Very neat and professional looking. A tad bit OCD re the colours of the wire, but I think we are all like that when it comes to the car  :P


Lenny, the flat speaker wires are the business. I like how when routing them, they fit in a very small gap and makes life much easier. Plus, they look awesome!

#444266 My Focus 1.6 Tdci Zetec (2010) - Remapped

Posted by Hassen on 12 January 2015 - 11:25 PM

Maybe get the missus out for a nice meal and drinks after. Then ask nicely if you can get the springs as you found them for much cheaper shipped from Germany. Hoping she says yes coz I managed to dig up the link  :)




I myself am so very tempted now to get them and screw the idea of having the whole kit fitted. Damn late night internet window shopping!

#444264 Mk6 Fiesta Flame 1.4 Build Log (Was Fiesta Mk6 5 Door Custom Sub)

Posted by Hassen on 12 January 2015 - 11:18 PM

Keep the badge. It looks a bit too boy racer I think without the badge. 

#443773 My Focus 1.6 Tdci Zetec (2010) - Remapped

Posted by Hassen on 11 January 2015 - 12:56 PM

If you want to go the full hog, Bilstein Eibach do the B-12 Pro Kit. Bilstein B8 dampers and Eibach Pro Kit lowering springs (approx 30mm drop). This is the cheapest place I found it online. I myself plan on getting this once my dampers need replacing. 




Also, if you just want the springs, cheapest place I found it was Ebay Germany including shipping. 


Lenny has the Eibach Prokit on his car with 18" alloys. It looks ace and the car is more level now rather than higher at the back. Plus, I don't remember his complaining about speed bumps or potholes so far. With the 17" alloys you got, I reckon the advantages outweight the drawbacks. Plus, the stance would be so much better along with the handling  :)

#443772 "taking Oval To Blue Horizon" Lenny's Build Thread 2010-2015

Posted by Hassen on 11 January 2015 - 12:45 PM

Rockford Fosgate make quality products. I have my 4 channel amp from them and it rocks. Sadly they don't seem to be as widely available here as they are in the USA. I reckon that the kit would be a lot tidier and easier to fit. I myself with the 2 vibe kits should have considered the option you mentioned. In the end for me I did it in steps, so having two wires from the battery was the easier option. 


I still have my capacitor and still debating whether to fit it back in but I know already that the mono amp would benefit from it. I have noticed that if I have the car running and put on the front and rear windscreen heaters, the power is sapped from the car. I reckon having 2 amps in the car does have a drain on the battery. Speaking of which, any recommendations for a new battery? My one is ok at the moment but it's starting to show signs of aging. 


With the regards to the sound deadening, I think I will have to wait till spring/summer time to get it done myself. I reckon if I start saving now then I can afford a weekend to get it all done. 2 days to strip the car, apply Silent coat and then the Dodo Liner would do the trick. Realistically it will have to be when we move in the new house as there will be my new covered garage there  :P


As for the Red Bull decal, reckon it will look ace. And the tablets look cool. Just remember that kids figure out how to use them very quickly and have a passcode for the Play store as my little one bought stuff on it twice already. Also, have a parental lock on it for adult content as it's far too easy to access by mistake. The tablets would come in handy for long car journeys. No need for a flip down screen then and they each have their own  :)

#443632 "taking Oval To Blue Horizon" Lenny's Build Thread 2010-2015

Posted by Hassen on 10 January 2015 - 10:11 PM

Lenny, had a look at that website selling the sound deadening stuff in Monoghan. Do they do the install as well?


I been looking around for a company to do the work in Ireland but no such luck. The only reason behind that is lack of time and a dry place or else I would be doing it myself since I know already what materials I need.  Think it might be helpful as well to get a Haynes manual finally for the car to help disassemble the interior. 

#443128 Disappointing Mightycarmods Episode

Posted by Hassen on 09 January 2015 - 11:31 AM

Nicely done Lenny. No excuse indeed. I need to add them to my twitter feed.