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Hassen

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#506814 Hassen's Ford Focus 1.6 Tdci Build Thread

Posted by Hassen on 28 July 2015 - 11:41 AM

That's a good plan as I will be going through tyres at a quicker rate soon. Always good to get discounts, whatever the amount. And yea, no point in shelling for new tyres for me from now on or I won't be able to run the car. Also, there is still the remote possibility of me upgrading to a different car in the near future.

Got roadside assistance for free as part of servicing the car regularly at the Ford garage. Works within Europe which is kinda cool. I should probably ditch the spare tyre and get a can like you did at this stage. Any weight saving will be good.


#506811 Hassen's Ford Focus 1.6 Tdci Build Thread

Posted by Hassen on 28 July 2015 - 11:19 AM

Cheers Lenny. I realised very quickly about the Avons. They are great except for fuel efficiency. My commute going to be 200km return/day in a few weeks, so it needs to be running on more efficient tyres.
Got a place in Mullingar that I'm gonna call at lunchtime abd another recommended in Dublin over the weekend.


#506778 Hassen's Ford Focus 1.6 Tdci Build Thread

Posted by Hassen on 28 July 2015 - 08:29 AM

I didn't know that bit about the 3 year expiry. Good to know. Cheers Lenny. Gonna ring around today to find out if they have a pair in stock. I would normally get new tyres but funds are low at the moment with house renovation. Every little helps☺


#506750 Hassen's Ford Focus 1.6 Tdci Build Thread

Posted by Hassen on 27 July 2015 - 10:51 PM

Quick Question : What do you guys think of getting part worn tyres? My Avons are on the way out for the fronts after just over 20,000 miles. Need new front tyres soon as they are nearing the end of the thread depth.


#506748 Mk6 Fiesta Flame 1.4 Build Log (Was Fiesta Mk6 5 Door Custom Sub)

Posted by Hassen on 27 July 2015 - 10:48 PM

I think either Yellow as above, Lime Green or Dark Gold/Bronze colour to go with your blue paint☺


#506719 Hassen's Ford Focus 1.6 Tdci Build Thread

Posted by Hassen on 27 July 2015 - 08:53 PM

Awesome. It's a nifty lil addition and I do remember mine taking a bit more than 2 weeks for delivery. The guys at Mtec are good and I think they are based in N.Ireland.


#506718 Ford Focus Mk3, Sub, Amp & Speakers Upgrade

Posted by Hassen on 27 July 2015 - 08:51 PM

I personally prefer the first one, Black Snowflake. Not something you would see everyday. A twist on a classic ☺


#506634 Hassen's Ford Focus 1.6 Tdci Build Thread

Posted by Hassen on 27 July 2015 - 04:37 PM

I do on the computer. Will send it to you after dinner time.
This is the website :
www.mtecbrakes.com


#504740 Hassen's Ford Focus 1.6 Tdci Build Thread

Posted by Hassen on 21 July 2015 - 09:23 AM

Cheers man. I forgot to ask it to be moved as it started as 3 different threads. Some useful information in here for anyone considering a sound system overhaul.


#504718 Hassen's Ford Focus 1.6 Tdci Build Thread

Posted by Hassen on 21 July 2015 - 08:24 AM

And IMHO, it's ugly and the shape was dictated by drag coefficient rather than what would make a good looking car :)




#504717 Hassen's Ford Focus 1.6 Tdci Build Thread

Posted by Hassen on 21 July 2015 - 08:23 AM

Toyota Prius
Has battery in the back,
Large boot space,
Rear wheel drive,
Whisper quiet when driven at speeds under 50mph
Cruise control,
Auto headlights,
Auto wipers,
All as standard and guaranteed over 50mpg
;)

 

Thought the Prius was FWD? Or I'm I mistaken?

 

I don't think it would be any good on a motorway as it was designed for city driving. Noisy and not fuel efficient at motorway speeds, if and when it decides to reach 120km/h :P




#504682 Hassen's Ford Focus 1.6 Tdci Build Thread

Posted by Hassen on 20 July 2015 - 10:14 PM

If you fancy a rwd then the beemer IS the one to go for. It is possible to put 6.5"ers in the beemer. Just some metal removal needed and possibly a spacer. Battery in boot is brilliant for hifi installs. I'm remembering an old 3 series back in the 80's where it was ALL Alpine gear. 8x8" subs in the back firewall. Tweeters in the front air vents. Numerous amps and yes it won the sound off back then. I offered to swap my then audi quatro coupe turbo. He bottled it unfortunately. Go beemer. After all they are more fuel efficient than the mondy.

 

Good to know that 6.5" speakers is doable in the Bmw with some work. Battery in the boot is something I would be looking forward to such that there is no more long wires running from the front to the back of the car! 

 

The 3 series you are describing sounds sweet. I wouldn't mind an Audi Quattro turbo now these days as well lol. 

 

And yea, fuel efficiency is a must with the next car. It needs to do better than 50mpg. 




#504375 Dohboys St220 Wagon

Posted by Hassen on 20 July 2015 - 11:45 AM

Oh yea, I forgot to mention how the stopping power is much improved now with the braided line and the Mtec discs. Definitely worth it mate :)




#504360 Hassen's Ford Focus 1.6 Tdci Build Thread

Posted by Hassen on 20 July 2015 - 10:20 AM

You nailed it there James. My heart is saying keep it and my head is saying that it's time to move on. The automatics in the BMW make life so much easier along with cruise control for motorway driving. Plus, it can be overridden for enthusiatic driving :)

 

The biggest selling points for me for the BMW is the noise isolation, driving dynamics and relaxing motorway drive as a result. I don't really care about the badge or what it says about me. The drawbacks are a smaller boot compared to the Mondeo, higher running costs( tax, servicing) and the issue with transferring my current sound system which will need a few bits and bobs. Nothing major there and I just need to find one within budget, drive the Mondeo and the 320D back to back, and then make a decision :)




#504344 Hassen's Ford Focus 1.6 Tdci Build Thread

Posted by Hassen on 20 July 2015 - 09:35 AM

Thanks man. Not really a new new job as we move jobs within the HSE every 6 months. It's a new experience for me and I am looking forward to it as I didn't really like my previous posting. 

 

The Mondeo is still a definite maybe as well due to the hatchback boot being very practical. It would mean that I could get away from driving an estate car for another few years lol. I was thinking about the Titanium/Titanium X, 2L diesel, 160bhp. From reviews I read, it is refined, quiet on the motorways, has plenty of poke(albeit that I will probably remap it either way and gut the dpf) and has good driving dynamics for a FWD car. 

 

What is the main difference between the Titanium and the Titanium X for the MK4/4.5 Mondeo? The Mk4.5 has got really nice lines and looks very good on 18 inch rims. It's big without being too big, doesn't stand out which I like and is very practical with the hatchback boot. Plus, all of my sound system could be transferred over a weekend without too much hassle to the car. This is going to be a bit of an issue with the BMW as it uses 4 inch drivers for the speakers

:(