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Hassen

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#485049 Kpg's Focus Mk2 Titanium

Posted by Hassen on 11 May 2015 - 08:56 PM

Need for Speed Underground! What a class game. So many hours spent modding my Nissan Skyline on it!


#483471 Hassen's Ford Focus 1.6 Tdci Build Thread

Posted by Hassen on 07 May 2015 - 06:59 PM

Got the front brake discs, brake pads and the brake lines fitted today.  Here are some pictures.

 

Front brake discs:

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Front brake lines:

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Rear brake lines:

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So far, the pedal feel is improved slightly and the braking distance is definitely shorter. The car stops much quicker than before and driving the car, I feel much more confident on the brakes. Success on that front I think...and it also looks much better :)




#483412 Tuning Boxes, My Experience And Fitting Them

Posted by Hassen on 07 May 2015 - 03:40 PM

Highly recommend having Torque app and the bluetooth module. Really handy tool. 

 

Looks like you are on to a winner with that tuning box and that company. My old tuning box was from a company called Racehip and it didn't offer as much flexibility as yours as it didn't come with any instructions but had similar dials to yours. I had to go and dig up info online to find out how to get the best out of it, which was very tedious. It was very flexible to use in the end though. No remote control for it while driving though, which is quite a nice touch in yours. And yea, I myself have a family and child/kids, so reliability is very important to me too :)




#483253 Tuning Boxes, My Experience And Fitting Them

Posted by Hassen on 06 May 2015 - 10:16 PM

Very nice write up and definitely a good idea to have it as a guide. 

 

I have had both in the past and personally prefer the remap which had no spikes in power. The tuning box is a good option as well for anyone wanting a removable solution.

 

The power is definitely addictive! And well worth fitting the blanking plate as well. Such a cheap but effective mod :)




#482596 Kpg's Focus Mk2 Titanium

Posted by Hassen on 04 May 2015 - 09:39 PM

Wow. Now that's a day to remember!
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#481743 Hassen's Ford Focus 1.6 Tdci Build Thread

Posted by Hassen on 02 May 2015 - 01:03 AM

In other news, I have been researching the option of going active on my current speakers and ditching the rear speakers completely. The general plan would be to get the Audison Bit Ten and then use the Rockford Fosgate amp to drive the 2 tweeters and 2 mids at the front of the car in an active setup. 

 

I reckon with the above in place, that will extract the best sound quality from the whole system. Only problem is that I reckon the Audison Bit Ten is not easy to setup and I don't have any experience with it. Along with that, if I were to bring it to a car audio installer, they would need to be familiar with it to make full use of it's capabilities and maybe they would need to have a rTA for fine tuning. Finding it difficult to find any installer around here that would be familiar with it.

 

Any thoughts or is this not worth the money/hassle? 




#481742 Hassen's Ford Focus 1.6 Tdci Build Thread

Posted by Hassen on 02 May 2015 - 12:57 AM

Got the new bumper fitted today. Took about  2hr for the guys to do it as the bolts were all rusted and gave a lot of grief. Excellent job though as it looks spot on. Some pictures

 

Bumper off. The metal bar is badly rusted there and I couldn't believe how bad it was for a nearly 5 year old car!
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New bumper being prepped to be fitted:

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New bumper fitted:

 

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#481550 Hassen's Ford Focus 1.6 Tdci Build Thread

Posted by Hassen on 01 May 2015 - 10:16 AM

Thanks for the info and it does make sense. The Audison would be used to it full potential with the stock headunit. My own headunit doesn't have DSP built in I think. It does have some of the features you listed above. 

 

From the little bit of research I did, the Audison takes sound customisation futher. e.g it has a 31 band eq while my own headunit has 7! Also, it maximises the power from the amp by only feeding the amp the frequencies it has to amplify e.g subwoofer amp gets only fed the subwoofer frequencies you choose. I think it's an elegant solution for people who want to retain their stock headunit and with an aftermarket headunit, gives another level of tweaking that takes the whole system to another level. Been watching a good few videos about it and I am still tempted lol




#481121 "taking Oval To Blue Horizon" Lenny's Build Thread 2010-2015

Posted by Hassen on 29 April 2015 - 10:07 PM

Cheers for the info about setting up the amp with the multimeter. Got mine done today and no more distortion. Happy days :)




#481119 Mk6 Fiesta Flame 1.4 Build Log (Was Fiesta Mk6 5 Door Custom Sub)

Posted by Hassen on 29 April 2015 - 10:04 PM

A mark 7 would be a bigger upgrade and if you do decide to get a new car, maybe might be a good idea to hold off on some of the more costly mods planned on this current car to save up for the next. Just a thought :)




#481115 Hassen's Ford Focus 1.6 Tdci Build Thread

Posted by Hassen on 29 April 2015 - 09:52 PM

Thanks for the info Lenny. With regards to speakers, if I were to get rear speakers, I would stick with the Focal in the same range to keep things homogenous.

 

So today I got a chance in the evening to use the multimeter to calibrate the amplifiers and speakers. I bought it from Woodies and kinda annoyed that the battery supplied with it was out of date and dead. Thankfully I had a spare one at home. 

 

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Used the multimeter as directed off a Youtube video to set the gains for my 2 amplifiers. The JL Audio JX250/1 needed 26.5V and the Rockford Fosgate P100X4D required 24.5V. Whole process took me about 30min as it was dark and taking out the wires connected to the speakers was fiddly. 

 

The results are discernable to my ear. I can push the volume louder without the whole system distorting and as a result the sound is clearer. Also, I realised that the amp gain was too high for both the JL Audio and the Rockford Fosgate and in the long term might damage them.

 

Overall, I am quite happy to have spent the time to get it tuned properly. I have a 2-3hr round trip tomorrow and will report back with the results.




#480821 Mk6 Fiesta Flame 1.4 Build Log (Was Fiesta Mk6 5 Door Custom Sub)

Posted by Hassen on 29 April 2015 - 08:17 AM

Sorry to hear about your recent near accident. The good thing is that you didn't hit anything/anyone and you are safe :)

 

If you didn't want to paint the panels and wanted to make the car really stand out, here are a couple of ideas from Mighty Car Mods. I thought it was rad!
https://www.youtube....h?v=s7Iv42AOZIk

 

Btw, did you decide against the coilovers in the end? What made you change your mind?




#480320 Hassen's Ford Focus 1.6 Tdci Build Thread

Posted by Hassen on 27 April 2015 - 06:59 PM

I will be putting rear speakers in when I do my build. I am also putting components in. I found these on eBay so it looks stock when I install.

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Did you find these door cards with the tweeter locations? I wonder if they would fit my 5 door Mk 2.5? Also have to weigh up the benefit of having components in the rear and the price cost as this would add buying the 2 door cards to the total. I want to be in a position to return the car back to stock when selling it as I plan on keeping the speakers for the next car. Along with that, I rarely have people in the back of the car, so these planned speakers would only be used for rear fill/ambience rather than for people in the back listening.

 

So far cheapest place to get them were Ebay. If anyone seen them for cheaper, please let me know. Cheers :)




#480318 Hassen's Ford Focus 1.6 Tdci Build Thread

Posted by Hassen on 27 April 2015 - 06:56 PM

Yunii, I reckon the rear led lights are awesome. I am holding back on any visual upgrades for now and focussing on getting the car to drive and sound just the way I want to. 




#480234 Hassen's Ford Focus 1.6 Tdci Build Thread

Posted by Hassen on 27 April 2015 - 04:46 PM

Also, got the Goodridge brake lines delivered last Friday. Still awaiting the Whiteline rear antiroll bar and then going to get them fitted by the mechanic. Hoping it arrives this week :)

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