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#416037 "taking Oval To Blue Horizon" Lenny's Build Thread 2010-2015

Posted by Hassen on 03 October 2014 - 05:52 PM

Might be cheaper getting it from Halfords with the 15% off. There is also this model. Looks cool.

 

http://www.halfords....h-apple-carplay




#416036 "taking Oval To Blue Horizon" Lenny's Build Thread 2010-2015

Posted by Hassen on 03 October 2014 - 05:48 PM

How do you make the Youtube videos come up? :)




#416033 "taking Oval To Blue Horizon" Lenny's Build Thread 2010-2015

Posted by Hassen on 03 October 2014 - 05:47 PM

Eh NO to Tina Turner :P

I think you will need to crank this tune up once you get all the sound sorted.

 

https://www.youtube....h?v=w-rv2BQa2OU




#416029 "taking Oval To Blue Horizon" Lenny's Build Thread 2010-2015

Posted by Hassen on 03 October 2014 - 05:44 PM

That's a really nice headunit Lenny. I should sound very good if it's anything like the previous Pioneer units. Paired up with the rest of the planned system, I have no doubt it will sound awesome. Roll on :)




#416023 "taking Oval To Blue Horizon" Lenny's Build Thread 2010-2015

Posted by Hassen on 03 October 2014 - 05:30 PM

Just had a second look at the Dynamic Sounds link that I sent you and there is a drop down option to select a Pioneer patch lead when ordering. It doesn't say the model/part number though. They are a very good company as I had issues when ordering and I was travelling to London to pick it up. They replied to an email within 30min and had the problem sorted in 1hr. The parcel was dispatched straight away such that I had it when I flew over for the weekend. Very good customer service. Their shipping to Ireland is expensive though. They do ship to N.Ireland for free as it's part of UK. You could always use Parcel Motel to get it delivered to you.




#416022 "taking Oval To Blue Horizon" Lenny's Build Thread 2010-2015

Posted by Hassen on 03 October 2014 - 05:29 PM

I looked into those links and went back to my 2013 build thread to see which one I bought. I got them all off Dynamic Sounds uk. This is the kit that I got and I asked them to send me the Pioneer patch lead so that I could connect my headunit. I found that buying it as a kit was cheaper than getting the parts separate. 

 

http://www.dynamicso...reo fitting kit

 

I reckon there might be other sellers on Ebay/Amazon selling the same kit as a deal. Would be worth googling round for it. As regards to the 2 links you provided, I am not sure that either of them would fit. Plus, they work out to be more expensive in the end as you will need other parts as well. 




#415861 2014 Upgrades

Posted by Hassen on 02 October 2014 - 10:27 PM

Think I got lucky there as I paid less than 1/2 price for the amp, which was brand new! Can't wait to have it in the car and hear the difference :)




#415860 Guide: Fitting Egr Blanking Plate 1.6Tdci Engine

Posted by Hassen on 02 October 2014 - 10:26 PM

hi hassen

you said you replaced all 4 tyres what make did you fit; was it summer or all season where did buy /pay for them reason  i am asking is looking for info what members fit to there cars

paul

 

Hi Paul.

 

4 tyres were summer tyres but the grip so far in the wet has been excellent and the same in the dry. The tyres I got were Avon ZV5 and the best quote I got was actually from my local Ford garage who had recommend it themselves. Might be worth a look checking with your local Ford garage to see if they can get you a good deal. For comparison, I paid €475 for 4 tyres, tracking, wheel balancing and tyre disposal. Works out at €118.75 per tyre, which I thought wasn't too bad as I drive a lot of motorway miles and need tyres that will last a while.

 

Hope this helps :)




#415853 Guide: Fitting Egr Blanking Plate 1.6Tdci Engine

Posted by Hassen on 02 October 2014 - 10:03 PM

Just wanted to report my first impressions of having the egr blanked:

 

1. There is no more turbo lag in 1st gear. This is brilliant as it really was annoying me getting out of junctions/roundabouts.

2. The whole rev range is much smoother.

3. When downshifting, the car doesn't sound that it is being forced at higher revs if that makes sense. Again, smoother to downshift

4. Low end torque has improved a lot. Previously, if I were to drive at 50km/h in 5th gear, the car would choke and want to cut out. Now, I can cruise in town in 5th without any problems all while the engine runs quietly round 1,000 rpm

5. No data on mpg so far as it's only been a week. I plan to disconnect the battery over the weekend for an hour or so to try to reset the ECU.Then I will run the car with a full thank of fuel over the next week on my usual driving routes to see if there is any significant improvement in mpg.

 

So far, even with all the effort it took, I am very happy with the results. Cherry on top would be better mpg :)




#415523 "taking Oval To Blue Horizon" Lenny's Build Thread 2010-2015

Posted by Hassen on 01 October 2014 - 10:43 PM

This is how mine looks to give you an idea.

 

IMAG1060_zps6629f0b0.jpg




#415518 2014 Upgrades

Posted by Hassen on 01 October 2014 - 10:18 PM

ICE Update:

 

I have been looking at upgrading the amplifier in the car for a while now and kept an eye for bargains on Ebay. Found a Rockford Fosgate Punch P1000X4D, brand new, unused being sold by someone who didn't couldn't their audio project. It's a Class D amplifier rated at 150W rms x 4. I was the only bidder on it and won it at what I think is a reasonable price. It should be here sometime next week and I can't wait to fit it in the car and mess with the knobs. If anyone is looking to get a used amplifier, I will have my trusted Blaupunkt GTA 470 on sale. Pm me for details.

 

Here are the specs for the Rockford Fosgate amplifier:

 

 
CEA-2006 Compliant: CEA-2006_icon.gif
Number of Channels: 4
Rated Power 
(RMS Continuous Power): 150 Watts x 4 @ 4-Ohm 
250 Watts x 4 @ 2-Ohm 
500 Watts x 2 @ 4-Ohm Bridged
Total Power 
(Sum of Rated Power): 1000 Watts RMS
Dynamic Power 
(PVC/PowerCube® Measurement): 760 Watts x 4 @ 4-Ohms 
1225 Watts x 4 @ 2-Ohms
Bridgeable: Yes
Frequency Response: 10Hz - 35kHz +/-3dB
Efficiency (average): 85% @ 4-Ohm 
85% @ 2-Ohm
Crossover Controls: Front: LP/HP/AP 50Hz - 500Hz @ 12dB/Octave 
Rear: LP/HP/AP 50Hz - 500Hz @ 12dB/Octave
Tone Controls: Front: 0dB to +18dB @ 45Hz 
Rear: 0dB to +18dB @ 45Hz
Signal Input: Input Switch: Hi/Low level input 
Input Switch: 2/4 channel input 
Hi/Low Level: 2 RCA Pair
Signal Output: Low Level: 1 RCA Pair
Power Input Connector: Block
Power Wire Gauge: 4 AWG
Speaker Output Connector: Block
Speaker Wire Gauge: 12 AWG
Heat Sink Type: Cast
Cooling: Convection
Remote Controls: n/a
Visual Indicators: Power 
Thermal 
Protect
Circuit Topology Class: Full Range Class-D
Shipping Weight: 10.8 Lbs. 
(4.89 Kg.)
Dimensions (HxWxL): 2.2 x 8.1 x 11.9 (in) 
5.6 x 22.6 x 30.2 (cm)



#415514 "taking Oval To Blue Horizon" Lenny's Build Thread 2010-2015

Posted by Hassen on 01 October 2014 - 10:11 PM

Ohhh aftermarket I look forward to seeing the Head Unit you went for! I have been wanting to change my 6000cd for a while now but worried about losing the all silver oem look.


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There are a few headunits that are silver in colour which would retain the oem look. Mine is black, rectangular from Pioneer and it doesn't look too bad :) 




#414499 "taking Oval To Blue Horizon" Lenny's Build Thread 2010-2015

Posted by Hassen on 28 September 2014 - 09:55 PM

Your too kind Lenny. Definitely no use for the bluetooth module when you are going aftermarket with the new headunit. Exciting times ahead :)




#414332 Guide: Fitting Egr Blanking Plate 1.6Tdci Engine

Posted by Hassen on 28 September 2014 - 02:51 PM

Forgot to say how much fun it was on the afternoon with the sun, great company and good craic. I think the best bit was the use of duct tape. We had a great laugh when it worked first time round. Well worth keeping some in the toolbox.
Highly recommend getting the egr plate fitted to anyone considering it. Best cheap and fun mod IMHO :)


#414171 Guide: Fitting Egr Blanking Plate 1.6Tdci Engine

Posted by Hassen on 27 September 2014 - 09:33 PM

And here is the plate in place: IMAG2098_zpsdd3cb116.jpg