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#331581 Snagglepuss Build Thread Lenny's New Whip

Posted by Hassen on 11 February 2014 - 09:51 PM

Yay. Nicely done. A video would be nice now :)

#329856 Snagglepuss Build Thread Lenny's New Whip

Posted by Hassen on 06 February 2014 - 04:27 PM

Nice find Lenny. Looking forward to seeing it all fit together and the car on the road :)

#329024 2014 Upgrades

Posted by Hassen on 03 February 2014 - 11:20 PM

So, new year and new upgrade plans.


Just wanted to hear the thoughts of anyone who has these in their cars:


1. Focal Performance PS165


2 New: Focal Performance PS165FX


Is the new material in the FX worth the price bump from the PS165. I have no way of hearing them myself in person and I can only rely on reviews off the internet. So far, no decent review on the FX but it did win some awards, so it can't be half bad.


Also, I found this off Ebay and was wondering if it would fit my MK2.5 even though it is meant for the MK2:



Plan would be to get the sub enclosure and also get this JL Audio 10" sub to pair it up with:




Any suggestions regarding front speakers and 10" sub woofers would be greatly appreciated.


Thanks :)

#321209 "taking Oval To Blue Horizon" Lenny's Build Thread 2010-2013

Posted by Hassen on 13 January 2014 - 08:52 PM

I like the look of the cool blue intense. It's subtle enough not to attract the wrong kind of attention and doesn't seem to be the type to blind other drivers. I particularly do not appreciate dipped lights that are aftermarket but which totally blind you if you are driving on the other side. 

Looking forward to the night shots. 

#311652 2013 Upgrades

Posted by Hassen on 13 December 2013 - 10:25 PM

I had 2 years no claims last time round with the Ford Focus and no mods at all at that time. Total was I think €880. 

That's a huge difference in price for you after having the full license. I really don't understand how they calculate all this. I think a few reasons mine was cheaper was that I was 31, had the provisional for about 6 years, had the international license and my wife was on the same policy. The insurance reduced a lot from moving from my Renault Megane 1.4 to the Focus. I think my first ever quote for the car was around €1300!

#311647 2013 Upgrades

Posted by Hassen on 13 December 2013 - 09:57 PM

You too mate,
I've been stopped for tax&insurance visual windscreen checks,
Never asked for licence even when I had the provisional but I never had L plates on the car so they assumed I was a full licences driver,
Shir those magnet plates constantly get stolen off the car just before checkpoints ;)
All good now anyways.
When I processed mine last week they give me a barcode print out to produce until the licence came through but they did say it would be 2-3 weeks before delivery.



Got mine done today.€55 euro and they said it might take up to 5 weeks to get my license back! Unreal! Got the same barcode and told to keep it with me if I need to produce it. Good thing is the license is for the next 10 years :)

#311643 2013 Upgrades

Posted by Hassen on 13 December 2013 - 09:48 PM


Hassen, have you driving all this time without a license then?

anyways, congrats mate


Sal, had a provisional driving license for a while. Also, an international driving license. Insurance was not cheap as a result :(

#311393 2013 Upgrades

Posted by Hassen on 12 December 2013 - 11:26 PM

Cheers Lenny. Yea heard they changed the whole process. I only got the new credit card type provisional license about 2 months ago for €35! Ragging now I got to pay another €55! Bah, will get it done asap. Just relieved I got it done finally coz my insurance was just ridiculous and I am well over 30 now. Will bring all the required documents to get it sorted. Apparently they have a massive backlog in processing the new licenses at the moment. 

So far, I have already been stopped in Tullamore but that's a routine thing here for them checking for Red diesel. Lost track how many times I have been stopped here at checkpoints for that.


Have a good christmas season Lenny :)

#306002 Snagglepuss Build Thread Lenny's New Whip

Posted by Hassen on 16 November 2013 - 03:28 PM

In fairness Lenny. the skirts do look nicer than the stock ones. But like you said, it's a fair chunk of money before x-mas. 

Btw, I really like the current alloys. Powder coat them Gun Metal grey and you have a nice spare set now.  And definitely lowered stance for the car for the future :)

#305842 2013 Upgrades

Posted by Hassen on 15 November 2013 - 08:23 PM

Came back from work early today and decided to put in the LEDs inside the car lights. It was already getting dark and I didn't realise what I was supposed to do to get old bulbs out. Armed with my trusty box of screwdrivers and my little helper in the shape of my son (He did hand me some screwdrivers to help).

So took me about 1/2 hr in total with some fiddling to get the LEDs working. To be honest, it was quite finicky as it needed adjusting in some of them. In the end they all work and I am very happy with the result. Here are some pictures:







#305830 Snagglepuss Build Thread Lenny's New Whip

Posted by Hassen on 15 November 2013 - 08:10 PM

ROFL> What kinda skirts is he thinking of getting for himself? That is a lot for postage now. Must be some really fancy skirts.

I think he should have a Vicki Fund as well from now on for when he buys stuff for the new car. Christmas is fast approaching :P

#305681 Snagglepuss Build Thread Lenny's New Whip

Posted by Hassen on 15 November 2013 - 02:50 PM

Lenny, a lot of sellers might have either cheaper or free shipping to England. Check out Parcel Motel to take care of shipping. I have used it numerous times in the past and no issues. If the item is free shipping to United Kingdom, register a Parcel Motel account, get it shipped to Antrim, and then it is shipped to you in Ireland where you can collect it in the numerous locations around the country. Just check off their website is there is a Parcel Motel near yours.
3.50 euro per parcel delivered to Ireland. That's one way that I save on shipping :)


#302979 2013 Upgrades

Posted by Hassen on 06 November 2013 - 10:55 PM

Cheers Lenny. Ordered them off Ebay along with 2 pads. One for the glove box and one for the boot. Can't wait to get it all and fit them in. Realised how useful proper lights are in the car in these dark winter days. Pictures to follow once installed.

#302380 2013 Upgrades

Posted by Hassen on 05 November 2013 - 12:21 PM

Didn't realise you could fit the bulbs upside down as they only fit one way in the headlamps! lol.
Sorted out the driver side as I couldn't tighten the screw that night due to not having the right tools. Father in laws toolbox in Dublin is lacking badly in everything lol.


So far, very happy with the purchase. Thinking of upgrading the side lights now to LEDs. I found these ones on Ebay. Would they work and be a straight swap? 




Also thinking of upgrading the interior lights to LEDs. Which ones would I need?

Thanks :)

#295635 Lenny Purchase A New Whip? Or Get Serious!!

Posted by Hassen on 09 October 2013 - 09:04 PM

Ah not to worry with the gears. I am sure you will be used to it in a few minutes. Plus, I think that to get into reverse with the Focus, you have to pull the gear lever towards you and then pull back. The 6th gear just slots right below the 5th. No pulling towards you in this case.


The drive home should be a fun one. Is Vicki driving with you down to Cork?


As for the paint, the price you got for the full respray is very competitive. Plus, they did a great job previously for you.


That picture posted about of the black Levin lowered looks ace. Deep dish Bobets not really my cup of tea as well but the stance is spot on. Not ridiculously low and still very usable everyday. Nice find georgen.