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Hassen

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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. 




#477960 Hassen's Ford Focus 1.6 Tdci Build Thread

Posted by Hassen on 19 April 2015 - 08:46 PM

Thanks a million for the info Lenny. I didn't think about the tower strut bushes and what you said makes perfect sense as it's a good time to change them with the maintenance work being carried out. I am pretty sure they need changing at this point with over 110k miles on the clock. I will check the Powerflex website.

 

As for the camber bolts, I remember what happened with your car and definitely getting them as well along with a laser alignment. Don't want a repeat of what happened to your rear tyres. 

 

With regards to the rims/tyres, I think I will keep the 17" ones for comforts sake and the fact that 18" tyres can be quite expensive. Looking forward to it all now :)

 

 

Think I got lucky there finding a seller for that price online and the mechanic here is genuine about his work. 




#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.