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#376719 2014 Upgrades

Posted by Hassen on 20 June 2014 - 07:36 PM

Osram Nightbreaker Unlimited fitted and very happy with them. Hoping they last a bit longer than the previous Osrams :




#374754 Focus Titanium Mk2.5 Build Diary Has Started...

Posted by Hassen on 14 June 2014 - 08:57 PM

Looking very good. Car looks spot on with that amount of lowering. Practical and purposeful at the same time. Nicely done :)

#373991 "taking Oval To Blue Horizon" Lenny's Build Thread 2010-2013

Posted by Hassen on 12 June 2014 - 07:16 PM

Ok, now that's taking the mikey! I never received anything of the sort from the Ford place I go to normally. I mean, that was before any parts or labour *cough-bolshit*!


Good thing you don't go to them anymore. They sound to be just out for a quick buck and have no customers in mind.

#373781 2014 Upgrades

Posted by Hassen on 11 June 2014 - 09:05 PM

Any recommendations for a decent set of component speakers preferrably around less than £150 as an upgrade. Amp pushes max 75W rms that would drive the speakers.


So far my thoughts are:
1. Focal PS 165

2. Infinity Kappy 65.9CS


Anyone has them or has any advice about them?


#373779 "taking Oval To Blue Horizon" Lenny's Build Thread 2010-2013

Posted by Hassen on 11 June 2014 - 08:54 PM

Nicely done Vicki. I was very lazy and asked the guy at the Ford Dealership to change the wiper blades :P

Btw Lenny, if you need work done by a Ford Garage, I highly recommend Colton Motors in Mullingar. I know it might be a bit far, but I have had zero issues with them so far. Very fair and good quality of work.

#365924 My St / Rs Mk2 Build Up. Project Phenomenal!

Posted by Hassen on 19 May 2014 - 09:40 PM

Man, the sheer amount of work involved to get the project to this point deserves total respect. I can't wait to see it all finished up in gleaming with that paint :)

#365921 Ford Mondeo St Tdci

Posted by Hassen on 19 May 2014 - 09:37 PM

Also, think about ride quality and whether the shocks will need replacing as with that amount of miles, they are probably past their prime. Might be a good idea to get an uprated set of shocks(Bilsteins) if they are worn out and can also use this to bargain the price down :)

#365501 Heys Guys! Got My First Car Today! Check It Out :)

Posted by Hassen on 18 May 2014 - 09:53 PM

Congrats on the new car. I really wish I had bought a Ford instead of the money pit that was my old Renault Megane as my first car. Good luck with the practising :)

#365180 My Ford Focus Mk2.5 2009

Posted by Hassen on 17 May 2014 - 08:21 PM

Welcome and best of luck with the modifying journey. Great to see another person from Ireland here :)


My first recommendation would be to get the car either remapped or get a tuning box. IMHO, best bang for the buck modification and everything else can be done gradually over time. Added benefit, your mpg will be slightly better which technically pays for itself over time :)

#363246 2014 Upgrades

Posted by Hassen on 11 May 2014 - 10:18 PM

Dipped headlights on the right side packed in today after 6 months of excellent use. I had the Osram Nightbreakers Plus and for the amount of time they lasted, I think I got good value for money. Just ordered 2 sets of Osram Nightbreakers Unlimited from Ebay with free shipping. Think it was the cheapest around for free shipping to Ireland even though you can get it for cheaper without shipping on Amazon.




Once installed, I will test them out properly and write a short review.

#362993 2014 Upgrades

Posted by Hassen on 11 May 2014 - 11:23 AM

So, this weekend had a bit of time and had received the JL Audio sub woofer earlier. At first, I was going to wait till I have the funds to buy the sub enclosure and then fit it in the car. I couldn't wait and decided to take out the sub woofer out of the Vibe Slick 10 SLR that I had in the car and use the enclosure for the JL Audio sub. Here are some pictures.


JL Audio 10W0V3-4 sub woofer. It's quite heavy and you can tell the difference in quality from the Vibe subwoofer.





This is the enclosure without the sub woofer.




And here it is all fitted in.




Finally in it's place for the moment in the boot.




It was fairly easy to fit and just had to drill new holes for the JL Audio sub. I had some old screws at home and use them to secure the sub woofer to the enclosure. I think the enclosure might be a bit too big for this sub but for now it will have to do.


Impressions so far:

The difference in sound quality is staggering, and this is with the sub woofer not having bedded in properly or matched to a proper enclosure! This sub is definitely more musical than the Vibe one. It has that characteristic "thump" that hits your body hard and so far after a little bit of tweaking with the settings, it plays loud and doesn't distort at those volumes. I will have to run it in for a few weeks, get the enclosure, the one I mentioned before, which is better matched volume wise for this sub before making a proper review. So far though, I am very happy with it and I think, it will only get better in the next couple of weeks :)

#359133 2014 Upgrades

Posted by Hassen on 01 May 2014 - 08:42 PM

Tempted to build my own sub but realistically, to get something that will fit, it will take a lot more time and effort than a few hours. Sadly these days, I don't have the luxury of spending time to build things which I always enjoy. By any chance, would you know where to get a diagram for the sub enclosure build?

#358941 2014 Upgrades

Posted by Hassen on 01 May 2014 - 01:58 PM

So found a good deal that I couldn't pass up on Ebay today. I got the JL audio 10W0V3-4 subwoofer after making an offer. I been looking for that for a while as I now plan on getting the subwoofer enclosure as above and also Silent Coat 4mm sound deadening. This will be the summer project to get these in the car and make it quieter on long motorway journeys. Anyone here used the 4mm SIlent Coat in their cars? Any tips and reviews will be appreciated :)


#358924 Easy / Cheapish Mods?

Posted by Hassen on 01 May 2014 - 01:33 PM

The one resource you need is Lenny's plague of mods...errr, I mean Lenny's page. Damn page cost me money every time I have a look at it :P

In all seriousness, Lenny has a good few guides and that will get you started nicely.


What type of engine do you have, petrol or diesel? One of my favourite mods which was the most fun was getting a tuning box for the car. A remap would do the same and I think it will definitely make the car a lot more fun to drive, if it's a diesel or a turbocharged petrol :)

#357311 Snagglepuss Build Thread Lenny's New Whip

Posted by Hassen on 26 April 2014 - 07:48 PM

What type of doctor, a shrink?  :D


Someone need my expertise for my line of work? :P