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Hassen

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#477953 Hassen's Ford Focus 1.6 Tdci Build Thread

Posted by Hassen on 19 April 2015 - 08:17 PM

Eh, what's that disclaimer banner? I have never seen that before. Is it new?




#477670 Reflection Shots

Posted by Hassen on 18 April 2015 - 08:35 PM

Last year at the FOC Ireland meet.

 

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#477581 "taking Oval To Blue Horizon" Lenny's Build Thread 2010-2015

Posted by Hassen on 18 April 2015 - 03:22 PM

You started running calibration yet?
After you posted the videos on how to set up with a multimeter, I am now tempted to do the same as I have had my system for a while and never did a proper calibration. Only did it by ear. Will await eagerly to hear how your tests turn out.


#477569 Mk6 Fiesta Flame 1.4 Build Log (Was Fiesta Mk6 5 Door Custom Sub)

Posted by Hassen on 18 April 2015 - 02:45 PM

Personally, I would go with the Eibach springs and it will lower the car to a reasonable amount. It will still be drivable and you will not need to crawl over speedbumps with the fear of scrapping the whole underside of the car. I use my car as a daily driver for long distances but your use might be different. 

 

With coilovers, you sacrifice a lot of comfort but gain the stanced look. It will work well with the new wheels you plan on getting Do expect a harsh ride though. Ultimately, it's up to yourself and what you would like to achieve. 




#477522 Hassen's Ford Focus 1.6 Tdci Build Thread

Posted by Hassen on 18 April 2015 - 11:27 AM

Starting to plan ahead a bit. I contacted the seller in Germany for the B12 kit and he mentioned that it will take 10-15 days to be delivered. 

 

Just double checking now. Will this fit my car? It does say so in the description but want to be 100% sure.

http://www.ebay.co.u...=STRK:MEBIDX:IT

 

Mechanic quoted me €180-200 to fit it and do the tracking. If all goes well, car should be at the mechanics to fit front discs, pads, steel brake lines, rear anti roll bar, rear camber bolts and b12 suspension kit on the 9th May. I will book it in once all parts are ordered. 




#477412 Key Battery Low?

Posted by Hassen on 17 April 2015 - 10:01 PM

Exactly the right one.

 

Brilliant. Gonna order a few just in case I need more than 1 :P




#477389 Key Battery Low?

Posted by Hassen on 17 April 2015 - 09:07 PM

My key fob has been on the fritz as well and I suspect the battery is on the way out. Would this fit my 2010 Focus 1.6 Tdci?

http://www.ebay.co.u...=item4864796798




#477288 Hassen's Ford Focus 1.6 Tdci Build Thread

Posted by Hassen on 17 April 2015 - 04:50 PM

Got Mtech drilled and grooved discs along with Mintex pads yesterday. 

 

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Early next week should have the Goodridge steel brake lines delivered. The following week then, the Whiteline non-adjustable rear anti-roll bars should be delivered from Demon Tweaks. Hoping all is here by the 29-30th April so that I could bring the car to the mechanic to have it all installed on the 1st May. That's the hope :)




#476466 Hassen's Ford Focus 1.6 Tdci Build Thread

Posted by Hassen on 14 April 2015 - 10:53 PM

I think I am done bringing the car to the dealership to be honest. I had a good run so far :)

 

Pictures of the front lip, were as I suspected, from a standard Focus. The seller posted the wrong stock picture. So, I decided to forget about the Zetec S bodykit for now and concentrate on getting the car driving much better and more sound deadening it further. 

 

As for the B12 kit, I think it lowers it 30mm front and back. It might not be a significant drop from my current Zetec springs which is exactly what I want as the car is a daily driver and has to go over bumps and potholes. I am hoping the B8 dampers are a significant improvement over the stock ones, which are probably past their prime with 110k miles on them. 

 

If I can make back €100-150 from the shocks and springs, I will be happy with that. Unsure though if I will be able to sell them on. The springs are light enough to be shipped if anyone was interested in them. 

 

Regarding the sway bar, I couldn't do that to anyone else. It would be too cruel.

Still funny that the lick of paint will be the upgrade lol. Do Mountune sell sway bars for our car?




#476399 Mk6 Fiesta Flame 1.4 Build Log (Was Fiesta Mk6 5 Door Custom Sub)

Posted by Hassen on 14 April 2015 - 08:34 PM

Lenny that particular song has the low frequency bass at tge start that is very difficult to hear on lesser systems or headphones. It shakes you to the core. It's epic!


#476316 Hassen's Ford Focus 1.6 Tdci Build Thread

Posted by Hassen on 14 April 2015 - 05:52 PM

I had to have a long think about it all and decided to hold off on getting the bodykit parts from the breakers. My issue is that, there is no guarantee that it will all fit without any problems to the car as it depends on condition, which I can't assess myself from a visual inspection. At the best, it's a gamble to get all the parts and I know myself that I will not be happy until it's all there: Front+rear bumper, side skirts and spoiler. This would become costly very quickly.

 

I just picked up the from the independent  local garage where the timing belt, water pump and rear bushes were done. The mechanic was very honest in saying that the rear drum brakes were still in good nick and they didn't bother changing it. The Ford garage had written on their report that it was 80% worn! I am not impressed about this tbh and I don't think I will be going back to the Ford garage in the future. 

 

I decided rather to focus(pun intended) my efforts on making it a better driving car rather than a better looking one. Independent garage quoted me €180 labour to fit in the Bilstein B12 Eibach Pro Kit. According to them, there's nothing wrong with the current shocks and springs. But, I reckon they are past their prime with just over 110k miles on the clock. Plus, the car will drive better I think with the Bilstein on. 

 

I will decide during the week on whether to go ahead with the above plan. Already ordered Mtec Front gooved and drilled discs along with Mintex pads. Also ordered a Whiteline non-adjustable rear Anti Roll Bar 22mm from Demon Tweeks, which should be over here in 2 weeks or so. The adjustable one has been discontinued by the manufacturer.




#476297 Mk6 Fiesta Flame 1.4 Build Log (Was Fiesta Mk6 5 Door Custom Sub)

Posted by Hassen on 14 April 2015 - 04:58 PM

Hopefully you get the speakers sorted soon and you will be back up running. Can we have some pictures of the whole setup if you get a chance?

 

Regarding wheels, check out the new Fox FX range along with Team Dynamics. 

 

Found this which I thought would look good on your car.

http://www.ebay.co.u...=item27fd0c9372




#476072 Hassen's Ford Focus 1.6 Tdci Build Thread

Posted by Hassen on 13 April 2015 - 08:27 PM

Called them up and he was asking for €130 for the rear bumper. It's in very good nick from the pictures. Also, if I were to get the rear spoiler and side skirts, he said it cost €400. I didn't try to haggle with him and I think he might take less if I was there offering him cash on the spot.
What do you think? Worth it or not? Also, there's a guy around the Midlands who mentioned he had a Zs front bumper that needs a bit of work and he is asking for €40 for it!


#475672 "taking Oval To Blue Horizon" Lenny's Build Thread 2010-2015

Posted by Hassen on 12 April 2015 - 07:21 PM

Cool. Can't wait to see pictures of the whole system in all its glory :)

Did you buy the Sound deadening btw? 

 

How's the flip down monitor coming up?

I agree with you about the hybrid turbo. A lot of money for a diminishing return in power gains. 




#474884 Hassen's Ford Focus 1.6 Tdci Build Thread

Posted by Hassen on 10 April 2015 - 09:34 AM

No can do as our childminder is amazing with our son. And she's mad into cars! She drives an Audi A4 2003 1.9Tdi Quattro with an all leather interior. Her car only has a few scrapes which will probably buff out with some T-Cut :)

 

Just got off the phone with the breakers and that car rear bumper is in very good condition. He sent me a picture and I asked for a few more of the side skirts, rear spoiler and front bumper. If they are in good nick and the price is right, I think I might be doing a 3hr round trip to pick it up next week. I can already see my Panther Black car with the Zetec S kit :)

On a side note, the breakers think it's an ST and I was trying hard not to sound like a know it all to tell him it's a Zetec S instead :P