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#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.




#459831 Go To Place For Car Audio?

Posted by Hassen on 01 March 2015 - 12:22 AM

Along with Lenny and GingerFlame, I finished my own car audio install a while back. I chose to get a set of Focal 165KR and to my ears, they do sound really good. I have the same sub as Lenny. GingerFlame has a set of Focals as well, the Flax ones and I would love to hear it.  The bass from that JL Audio sub, is punchy and not loud, rattle your car type. 

 

If you want/need info, check out my thread:

 

http://www.fordowner...i-build-thread/

 

Also, Lenny has a wealth of info on the subject as he has researched it extensively. It's very well documented in his thread. 




#459814 Dohboys St220 Wagon

Posted by Hassen on 28 February 2015 - 11:33 PM

The Mondeo Titanium X was awesome. Glad to see you stuck with the Blue Oval and can't wait to see what you do with this one. 

 

Quite rare car you got there. If I remember correctly, in a old episode of Top Gear, Clarkson mentioned that the 4 door St220 Mondeo was rarer than the equivalent Aston Martin of the time as they produced less numbers. I can imagine that the estate version was even produced in lower numbers. It looks mint to me with those lovely seats.

 

What's next on the cards?




#459778 My Focus 1.6 Tdci Zetec (2010) - Remapped

Posted by Hassen on 28 February 2015 - 10:16 PM

Ford Motorcraft deal available in Ireland as well and getting myself that at my next service. I have been lucky so far with the Ford dealership that I get my car serviced as they have always looked after me well. Plus, it's nice to have a full dealer service history if you can manage it.


#459770 Mk6 Fiesta Flame 1.4 Build Log (Was Fiesta Mk6 5 Door Custom Sub)

Posted by Hassen on 28 February 2015 - 10:03 PM

I am gutted to hear what happened to your car man. I was going to suggest to just cut your losses and get another Fezz.
When you get the new car, post some pictures. Hoping the ecu and other bits swap work out. I actually drove a Petrol Fezz last weekend around Snowdonia in Wales and it was damn fun. I can only imagine how much fun it would be with your sound system!


#459628 Ford Focus Mk3, Sub, Amp & Speakers Upgrade

Posted by Hassen on 28 February 2015 - 03:23 PM

Lenny, I only saw the Osrams yesterday while my wife's Seat Leon was getting service. Always have had a good experience with Colton Motors Mullingar and Tullamore. Like you said, they also gave me a discount on my Avon tyres previously. I so wish they would take customer parts to fit on the car as I would get my B12 prokit done by them. They mentioned it could take up to 4hr labour and would consider fitting it for me.
As for genuine parts, they always use them as I can see their store room from the desk.
Also, they drop me to work and pick me up when the car is done. Wash the car after a service and even when I got a flat tyre sorted, which they fixed for free as part of their service. And also give me free breakdown cover. I can go on and on how efficient and courteous they are. That's why I go back


#459442 Ford Focus Mk3, Sub, Amp & Speakers Upgrade

Posted by Hassen on 27 February 2015 - 09:43 PM

+1 for the Osrams. Have been using them for more than 1 year and they are a significant improvement over stock. Funnily enough, my local Ford dealer has them stocked now and it works to be cheaper from them since they offer me a discount as I am a loyal customer. 




#459436 Mk6 Fiesta Flame 1.4 Build Log (Was Fiesta Mk6 5 Door Custom Sub)

Posted by Hassen on 27 February 2015 - 09:38 PM

Pictures or it didn't happen  :)  lol




#459096 "taking Oval To Blue Horizon" Lenny's Build Thread 2010-2015

Posted by Hassen on 26 February 2015 - 10:46 PM

Awesome read through the latest. When you putting it all in? May or you gonna start sooner?


#458452 Mk6 Fiesta Flame 1.4 Build Log (Was Fiesta Mk6 5 Door Custom Sub)

Posted by Hassen on 25 February 2015 - 12:10 PM

I think MCM also have an episode on how to flare your arches with a roller DIY style. It didn't look too complicated. 

 

As for going down low to the ground with speedbumps, I got no solution to that conumdrum. Btw, do consider just lowered springs if you don't want to go too low. Coilovers, the cheaper types, tend to be crashy from what I read. No personal experience there. 

 

That episode of MCM is one of my favourites and the way they had the tire/steel rim combo is visually really cool. 




#458432 Mk6 Fiesta Flame 1.4 Build Log (Was Fiesta Mk6 5 Door Custom Sub)

Posted by Hassen on 25 February 2015 - 10:54 AM

Great plan of attack there Kieran. It's all shaping up nicely.

 

As for the coilovers, I think they used the same brand in a Mighty Car Mods episode, where they redid a VW Golf with it. If it's good enough for them, then reckon it's good enough for you  :)

 

Here is the video. Forward to 17:40 to see the same make that you are thinking of getting.

 

https://www.youtube....h?v=s7Iv42AOZIk