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