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#403480 Irish Meet August 2014

Posted by Hassen on 30 August 2014 - 08:41 PM

What's M Sport kit btw ? Like BMW M sport ?


#403477 Irish Meet August 2014

Posted by Hassen on 30 August 2014 - 08:41 PM

Nice. The Mondeo ST is a wolf in sheeps clothing. I wonder if there was an estate version?
Speaking of which saw not 1 but 2 Focus RS in Stillorgan today. White and blue. Lovely noise from them :)


#403451 Irish Meet August 2014

Posted by Hassen on 30 August 2014 - 07:32 PM

The more the merrier. Might just convince them to join the FOC :)


#403103 Painted My 16" Rims Satin Black And Done My Callipers Red

Posted by Hassen on 29 August 2014 - 05:18 PM

Looks very slick. How hard was it to do? How is it standing up to the elements so far?




#403096 2014 Upgrades

Posted by Hassen on 29 August 2014 - 05:02 PM

Hi Vince. Thanks for the kind words :)

 

For the door speaker swap, the way I did it was that I unplugged the wires and used a small hacksaw to cut out the stock speakers leaving the ring that I used to mount the new speakers. The other option is to drill out the rivets and thus you can get the whole thing out. You will need to get some adaptor rings then to be able to fit the new speakers. Check out Mr_Spock build thread for pictures drilling out the rivets and my own thread for the hacksaw method. Pictures makes more sense. Both ways I think are fairly straight forward. 

 

Regarding the amplifiers, I have the front pair and the rear pair of speakers running off the 4 channel Blaupunkt amp. Thus, I had to get another amp for the subwoofer. I could have gone with a 1 amplifier setup, which was the case until recently with the front speakers powered by the amp and the subwoofer as well in bridged mode. The rear speakers were being run off the headunit but in this case, I couldn't control front/rear fade. If I gather correctly, the outboard crossover still need to be wired to an amp to get the most out of the speakers. 




#403027 Irish Meet August 2014

Posted by Hassen on 29 August 2014 - 01:45 PM

Cool. Will keep that offer in mind if I do decide to wrap the car :)




#402858 Irish Meet August 2014

Posted by Hassen on 28 August 2014 - 10:31 PM

The car would really only be athlone at weekends and the odd evening, as i have the work van during the day. where in athlone you working?

 

Ah, that explains. I work in the Clonbrusk Primary care centre, next to the B&Q :)




#402857 Irish Meet August 2014

Posted by Hassen on 28 August 2014 - 10:29 PM

+1 for the sunstrip idea. I been meaning to look into that as when driving, sometimes even with sunglasses the glare is unbearable. It would be nice to get a faded black sunstrip for my car. Lenny, any places in Ireland that would sell and install it?

Glad you guys looking forward to it as much as I am. I think my car from the outside is totally stock so far and missing a few wheel nut covers that were stolen along with my wind deflectors a while back. Reckon mine will be the least impressive on the outside, lol. My funds have been sunk into the sound system mainly. I will have to bring the tablet with pictures as inside the car at present, the only indication of any work is the Pioneer double din. In the boot, it's the sub enclosure, subwoofer and 2 amps :)

 

Btw, are we all driving a Focus that day? In a few different colours! Love it :D

 

So guys, tomorrow I will call Airside Ford and the time we are meeting up on Saturday 6th September is 12:30pm. Just in case you haven't put it down in your diary yet :P Once I speak to them, I will let you know what they say. Fingers crossed they are happy to host us in the car park :)




#402795 Irish Meet August 2014

Posted by Hassen on 28 August 2014 - 09:17 PM

I work in Athlone 3 days per week but barely drive around or else I would have noticed the car :)




#402749 Irish Meet August 2014

Posted by Hassen on 28 August 2014 - 08:34 PM

Lenny, I was thinking maybe 12:30 pm. That way, we get there, introduce ourselves to the people in Ford, set up and they can come check out the cars on their lunch break if they feel like it. 

 

So far, there will be 6 of us and 6 cars. 6 parking spaces in a row would be nice if possible :)




#402722 Irish Meet August 2014

Posted by Hassen on 28 August 2014 - 08:19 PM

Would love to come across from Scotland but a bit of journey :(


Sent from my iPhone using Ford OC

 

Next time man, we will try to get organised earlier so you can plan the trip over :)




#402614 2014 Upgrades

Posted by Hassen on 28 August 2014 - 03:08 PM

Update:

Last week, I managed to put some Silent Coat on the underside of the car bonnet. This helped reduce the vibrations and also reduce the noise coming from the engine as well. You now have to really strain your ears to hear the engine purr. 

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Also, I recently became a premium member of FOC. Got my Halfords discount card and 2 FOC stickers. Took me a while but I finally got them onto the car. Top tip for putting stickers/sunstrip: use soap and water, put it on the area of the window that you will be applying the sticker. Apply your sticker and then with a credit card, take out the air bubbles. Since the soap and water are still under the adhesive, you can move the sticker as much as you want until the water evaporates. Much easier to put a sticker and a lot easier to take out air bubbles. Hope this helps.

 

The pictures of the sticker are not great as that window is tinted and you have to be close to the car to see it. I like things subtle and this definitely suits me.

 

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#402591 Hi There, Rs 400Bhp From The Netherlands

Posted by Hassen on 28 August 2014 - 02:15 PM

Welcome to the club. Very nice car and I am not usually a fan of white cars :)

Lenny, the legend that he is, making waves worldwide now :P




#402579 Irish Meet August 2014

Posted by Hassen on 28 August 2014 - 02:00 PM

Am currently trying to get in touch with the Ford owners club Northern Ireland on Facebook to see if I can get a few of them down :D

 

Chris that would be brilliant. I love it when a plan comes together.

 

So, just need to confirm time now with you guys and then I will call Airside Ford to see if they can help us out. I know we are all travelling from a fair bit so, definitely not morning time. Suggestions?

 

Lenny, I checked and yea, the RS Owners club were there on the 14/04/14. I am hoping Airside Ford will lend us their carpark on a busy Saturday for a few hours :)

 




#402569 Irish Meet August 2014

Posted by Hassen on 28 August 2014 - 01:12 PM

Cool. If i get a chance this afternoon, I will call the Airside Ford and see if we could use their car park for a few hours.

Really excited about this. Never been to a meet before!