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#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 I bought it from Woodies and kinda annoyed that the battery supplied with it was out of date and dead.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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#478581 Subtle Hint

Posted by Hassen on 21 April 2015 - 08:43 PM

Very cool man. Can't wait to see pictures :)




#478441 Hassen's Ford Focus 1.6 Tdci Build Thread

Posted by Hassen on 21 April 2015 - 10:33 AM

It's so the truth :) Anyways, it's not like I will be going to the Ford garage anytime soon myself after my recent posts. Still can't believe that they tried to charge me for something that didn't need replacing after being a loyal client for 3 years! Grrr!
Can't wait to get the multimeter now. Planning to do the tune on Saturday and also planning to go to a Hifi store to check out some speakers for the house. Trying to convince my better half that it's a good deal and that we will use it regularly, which is true on both counts :)


#478439 "taking Oval To Blue Horizon" Lenny's Build Thread 2010-2015

Posted by Hassen on 21 April 2015 - 10:29 AM

It's great to see kids go through the stages. All in their own time.
My son didn't start walking until 18 months. Within a few months then he was a nightmare to catch up with lol
New baby arriving end of May Lenny. By then, I will be taking a break from parenting duties by going being on call at work lol.


#478349 "taking Oval To Blue Horizon" Lenny's Build Thread 2010-2015

Posted by Hassen on 20 April 2015 - 10:42 PM

Great to hear he is doing well Lenny :)


#478347 "taking Oval To Blue Horizon" Lenny's Build Thread 2010-2015

Posted by Hassen on 20 April 2015 - 10:41 PM

Case looks very slick, professional and purposeful. Nice find. Will update when I tune the amps, hopefully over the weekend.


#478346 Hassen's Ford Focus 1.6 Tdci Build Thread

Posted by Hassen on 20 April 2015 - 10:39 PM

You're gas man. Made me lol reading it.

Tyres are so expensive and with the miles I put on the car, having bigger wheels make no sense. Plus, I like the comfort.

Like you said, I will wait till I get the B12 kit and see if it comes with tower strut bushes. Maybe other members who have the B12 kit on their cars can confirm if it does come with them?

Halford seems to have a decent multi meter and I'm gonna buy it over the weekend to tune the amps. Reckon it will be fun and informative.


#478187 "taking Oval To Blue Horizon" Lenny's Build Thread 2010-2015

Posted by Hassen on 20 April 2015 - 03:46 PM

Thanks a million for the offer Lenny but it's cheap enough in Halfords to buy one with the discount card and keep it for future uses.
As for the test tones, found them online and will just stick them on a usb to use it. Will try to do this over the weekend and report on findings. I reckon it will make a discernable difference.
Quite funny what you were saying about the neighbours and music from your car. I normally blast it during the day and it gets the kids dancing around. It's great fun for all of us


#478088 "taking Oval To Blue Horizon" Lenny's Build Thread 2010-2015

Posted by Hassen on 20 April 2015 - 11:08 AM

After reading this, I am gonna get a multimeter and get that done over the weekend to keep me entertained. It will also make me learn something new. I found the manuals online for my 2 amps and the voltages suggested.

Would a cheap Ebay multimeter do the trick? I found the two tracks as uncompressed files online. That should be good enough I think to use for testing.


#477972 Hassen's Ford Focus 1.6 Tdci Build Thread

Posted by Hassen on 19 April 2015 - 09:34 PM

Sadly powerflex don't do tower strut bushes as far as I can see on their website.