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Hassen

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#466836 Ford Focus Mk2.5 Build

Posted by Hassen on 18 March 2015 - 01:03 PM

Good call. That's how I got most of my stereo equipment. I just waited as I was in no rush.


#466835 Mk6 Fiesta Flame 1.4 Build Log (Was Fiesta Mk6 5 Door Custom Sub)

Posted by Hassen on 18 March 2015 - 01:02 PM

That's pants!

Keep looking mate. You are bound to find one owned by a careful granny with very little miles as she only took the car to the shops abd mass on Sunday :)


#466653 Ford Focus Mk2.5 Build

Posted by Hassen on 17 March 2015 - 09:39 PM

Also, if you can have a look at another car with the side skirts, that might help you make up your mind. Keep an eye out on breakers as you never know what might come in if you are not in a hurry for the part  :)




#466644 Mk6 Fiesta Flame 1.4 Build Log (Was Fiesta Mk6 5 Door Custom Sub)

Posted by Hassen on 17 March 2015 - 09:25 PM

I know how it feels to have ridiculous insurance quotes. Paid €1300 or thereabouts for a Renault Megane 1.4L Petrol here a few years back. It was ridiculous as I was over 30 at the time but with no NCB. Utter pants!




#466299 Ford Focus Mk2.5 Build

Posted by Hassen on 16 March 2015 - 11:28 PM

I think you could leave the side skirts out, wait till one pops up on Ebay/breakers and then decide if you really want it. Just with the front and rear bumpers, the car will look a lot better. The mudflaps do look nice and does protect the paint as well. I also like the idea of having the front grill painted gloss black. Adds a bit of flair to the front end. 




#466273 Ford Focus Mk2.5 Build

Posted by Hassen on 16 March 2015 - 10:33 PM

I think if you got the parts for the kit, go for it as it does make the car stand out from my personal point of view. I always look twice a the Zetec S bodykits as they are a bit rarer and do add that little bit of excitement to the car. Plus, as it stands, your wheels are already not the standard ones like on most Foci. Reckon once the kit is on, with the exhaust, it will look very slick.




#466238 Ford Focus Mk2.5 Build

Posted by Hassen on 16 March 2015 - 09:30 PM

Nice looking motor there and liking what you got planned next. Mine has similar wheels as yours with the tinted rear windows. Car is in Panther Black. 

 

Looking forward to seeing how your wheels turn out with the Dark Gunmetal grey as thats what I wanted to do since mine have a lot of curb rash and need a refurb. 




#465005 My Focus 1.6 Tdci Zetec (2010) - Remapped

Posted by Hassen on 13 March 2015 - 04:35 PM

I loved my wind deflectors while I had them, until they got kicked. With the privacy glass, it looks like it belongs there.


#464155 Mk6 Fiesta Flame 1.4 Build Log (Was Fiesta Mk6 5 Door Custom Sub)

Posted by Hassen on 11 March 2015 - 02:30 PM

Need pictures by tonight or you will called a tease lol


#464072 Mk6 Fiesta Flame 1.4 Build Log (Was Fiesta Mk6 5 Door Custom Sub)

Posted by Hassen on 11 March 2015 - 10:53 AM

ST Front bumper and rear? New exhaust system? 

 

Go on, show it already!  :)




#462981 Go To Place For Car Audio?

Posted by Hassen on 09 March 2015 - 10:47 AM

On the budget front, if you don't wanna spend a huge chunk at one go, consider doing it in stages. That's what I did. I changed the front speakers first and powered them with 1 amp. Then added a sub, still powered by the same amp. Next step was a new headunit. Then, I upgraded the sub and powered it with a dedicated mono amp. After that upgraded the front speakers to the Focal and moved the Vibe to the rear for light fill. Last step was to get a more powerful amp to get the most of the Focals. Along the way, the doors were sound deadened with Silent Coat.
You don't need to do all of the above of course and it depends on how far you want to push it as it does become an expensive hobby. But, if like me you spend a fair bit of time driving and every time I put the music on, there's a big smile on my face, then go for it. The sky is the limit for car audio


#462472 Mk6 Fiesta Flame 1.4 Build Log (Was Fiesta Mk6 5 Door Custom Sub)

Posted by Hassen on 08 March 2015 - 09:24 AM

Sorry to hear that didn't work out mate. At least, you know that was going to be a money lit and did the right thing by walking away.


#462066 Go To Place For Car Audio?

Posted by Hassen on 06 March 2015 - 10:18 PM

Don't have a budget really, maybe around £500-600 tops at the moment. I'm just looking for speakers with excellent clarity and detail.

 

That budget is just for speakers or combo of speakers and amplifier? That would definitely cover a pair of component speakers and a 4 channel amplifier.

 

From my humble experience with my Focal set, they offer excellent detail and the soundstage is a lot wider than other speakers I have had in the past. Granted they were not that expensive from Pioneer and Vibe. Focal uses the inverted dome tweeters and after having heard them for cars and in the home audio setting, it definitely does make a difference to my ears. Also, the high end is very clear and not muddy at all. The frequency response is fairly flat and on the car headunit, it requires very little tweaking of the eq i.e it's very easy to make it sound good.

 

Check out the Focal range of speakers and if you are interested, read up a bit about the company. They have a pretty cool history and still make speakers by hand in this day and age.




#461696 Mk6 Fiesta Flame 1.4 Build Log (Was Fiesta Mk6 5 Door Custom Sub)

Posted by Hassen on 05 March 2015 - 11:41 PM

Awesome purchase. I am looking forward on how it will turn out. 




#461195 Focus Titanium Mk2.5 Build Diary Has Started...

Posted by Hassen on 04 March 2015 - 09:11 PM

I meant what paint brand/type?