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Hassen

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#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?


#460635 Mk6 Fiesta Flame 1.4 Build Log (Was Fiesta Mk6 5 Door Custom Sub)

Posted by Hassen on 03 March 2015 - 02:18 PM

http://eibach.com/m-...ormance-testing


#460634 Mk6 Fiesta Flame 1.4 Build Log (Was Fiesta Mk6 5 Door Custom Sub)

Posted by Hassen on 03 March 2015 - 02:14 PM

Fitting Eibach lowering springs will increase your fuel economy by up to 15% as per research done by the company. Over time, it will pay for itself in fuel savings. I will dig up that article for you to show her


#460196 Go To Place For Car Audio?

Posted by Hassen on 02 March 2015 - 11:11 AM

The Focal is not as versatile as the JL audio ones. They are also older in design I think.
Maybe you could try to demo them to see if they are that different.
There are other Focal models that are not as expensive or require that much to power them. Also think of the amplifier needed to power your speakers as to get the best out of them, a decent one is a must.
Do you have a budget in mind, as that will help narrow down your options?
Along with that, a bit of Sound Deadening material will bring the mid bass out and stop rattles. E.g Dynamat, Silent Coat, Stp


#460193 Dohboys St220 Wagon

Posted by Hassen on 02 March 2015 - 11:04 AM

I get what you mean with the 7 seaters. It's just not something I would consider unless I had more than 3 children and had to ferry the in laws at the same time.

Didn't mean to cause any offence there. Apologies for it :)


#460134 Dohboys St220 Wagon

Posted by Hassen on 01 March 2015 - 11:34 PM

Exactly why I sought out an estate. Wife is due our second child in May. Took a bit of finding and I did look at a couple of hatchbacks... But they were all rough bar the final one!!


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Congratulations man. We are expecting our second as well, end of May if all goes well. 

 

I think you got a real nice example of that car there. The hatchbacks can definitely work as well as family cars as demonstrated by Lenny and the 3 kids in his clan in the car  :)

 

I am not planning on changing my Mk 2.5 Focus anytime soon. If need be, the better half can get another car. 




#459835 Go To Place For Car Audio?

Posted by Hassen on 01 March 2015 - 12:56 AM

The Flax cones are supposed to be the step up from the kevlar ones which I have. I can't wait to hear Lenny's system once completed to get an idea what the JL Audio ones sound like as I have never heard them before. 

 

Any chance you can listen to the Flax ones in a shop nearby? I know Focal are not that readily available. I got lucky and got to hear them in a sound shop in Mauritius while on holidays at my parents place. Ended up buying them there after demoing it in the shop.