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#444504 Mk6 Fiesta Flame 1.4 Build Log (Was Fiesta Mk6 5 Door Custom Sub)

Posted by Hassen on 13 January 2015 - 09:27 PM

must admit... I was tempted to do exactly that before you recommended the focals ;)


Got to say thats probably one of the bigger compliments ive had about the car! Id love to go to ford fair! been thinking about it since i bought the car but ive never really looked into it! 2nd august & tickets are £18 online.. loads cheaper than i expected (£24 on gate but still..) Do you know what's included in that price? as the website is pretty vague unless everything is just that one price? :D


Not too sure what it includes. Maybe some other members who been to it in the past could help out. I remember seeing the pictures from last year and it did look like a big turnout and lots of fun. So wish I could bring the car over to the UK for it.  


Reckon once you have the car finished, it would definitely be a great addition to the fair. Like, how many Fiestas are out there with Focals and JL audio subs?  ;)

#444503 "taking Oval To Blue Horizon" Lenny's Build Thread 2010-2015

Posted by Hassen on 13 January 2015 - 09:20 PM

Great to hear the back is doing better there Lenny and you didn't require the injection in the end. Hoping that by the start of May, you are fit and ready to get the sound deadening in the car. Bring on May  :)

#444502 My Focus 1.6 Tdci Zetec (2010) - Remapped

Posted by Hassen on 13 January 2015 - 09:17 PM

found this on most their other items.. didnt look for it on the springs you were after but on the listing for fiesta springs it says "ATTENTION!!!

The mentioned freight charges are only valid for Germany. Please ask for freight charges to other countries before bidding."  :(  :(  :(  :(  :(  :( 


Although, I did manage to get my headunit shipped from germany to my house within 3 days for £4.50!


I didn't check the ones for the Fiesta. Might be cheaper for you to get it from UK with free shipping. For us in Ireland, the shipping charges are just ridiculous. Just another option to check on Ebay Germany in case they have cheaper prices. 

#444272 Mk6 Fiesta Flame 1.4 Build Log (Was Fiesta Mk6 5 Door Custom Sub)

Posted by Hassen on 12 January 2015 - 11:52 PM

Boy racers don't go to the trouble and effort to install Focal and JL audio components. They get the biggest 12 inch sub with the biggest peak power output and stick it in the boot to rattle the neighbourhood lol.


Your car is definitely NOT boy racer. Much more enthusiast car. Btw, I meant to say to you that you should think about putting it in the next Uk Ford Fair coz I think that once it's all done, it will make others realise the potential of this car  :)

#444268 Ford Focus Mk 2.5 - 2015 Upgrades

Posted by Hassen on 12 January 2015 - 11:39 PM

2015 upgrades planned for the car. Would love to hear your thoughts:


1. Upgraded disc pads from EBC Green stuff. If anyone has any experience with these, I would love the hear them. I decided I might as well get something better than the stock pads. Any other suggestions or alternatives?




2. Upgraded brake discs as my ones look a bit worn and have a lip at the edge. Thought about these as they are drilled and grooved. Alternatives to this one welcomed.




3. New battery as my current sound system is putting a strain on the stock battery of over 4 years and it's starting to take a little longer to star the car on cold mornings and I fear that the battery is on the way out.

Lenny suggested the Bosch S5 battery. My current ICE setup has 2 amps running and I would need a better battery than the current one to cope with the increased demand. 


4. Summer time, I will strip the car interior and apply Silent Coat sound deadedner and Dodo Mat sound barrier on the floor and boot area to further quieten the ride.


5. Timing belt and water pump due at next service.


6. Bisltein Eibach B12 Pro-Kit still on the cards at the tail end of this year.


7. If there's any funds left, planning on remapping the car and getting rid of the DPF since the car is at 103,500 miles and I fear the DPF as well might be on it's way out. 


8. Whiteline rear Anti Roll Bar - still debating the benefits of this one. 



#444267 "taking Oval To Blue Horizon" Lenny's Build Thread 2010-2015

Posted by Hassen on 12 January 2015 - 11:28 PM

Very neat and professional looking. A tad bit OCD re the colours of the wire, but I think we are all like that when it comes to the car  :P


Lenny, the flat speaker wires are the business. I like how when routing them, they fit in a very small gap and makes life much easier. Plus, they look awesome!

#444266 My Focus 1.6 Tdci Zetec (2010) - Remapped

Posted by Hassen on 12 January 2015 - 11:25 PM

Maybe get the missus out for a nice meal and drinks after. Then ask nicely if you can get the springs as you found them for much cheaper shipped from Germany. Hoping she says yes coz I managed to dig up the link  :)




I myself am so very tempted now to get them and screw the idea of having the whole kit fitted. Damn late night internet window shopping!

#444264 Mk6 Fiesta Flame 1.4 Build Log (Was Fiesta Mk6 5 Door Custom Sub)

Posted by Hassen on 12 January 2015 - 11:18 PM

Keep the badge. It looks a bit too boy racer I think without the badge. 

#443773 My Focus 1.6 Tdci Zetec (2010) - Remapped

Posted by Hassen on 11 January 2015 - 12:56 PM

If you want to go the full hog, Bilstein Eibach do the B-12 Pro Kit. Bilstein B8 dampers and Eibach Pro Kit lowering springs (approx 30mm drop). This is the cheapest place I found it online. I myself plan on getting this once my dampers need replacing. 




Also, if you just want the springs, cheapest place I found it was Ebay Germany including shipping. 


Lenny has the Eibach Prokit on his car with 18" alloys. It looks ace and the car is more level now rather than higher at the back. Plus, I don't remember his complaining about speed bumps or potholes so far. With the 17" alloys you got, I reckon the advantages outweight the drawbacks. Plus, the stance would be so much better along with the handling  :)

#443772 "taking Oval To Blue Horizon" Lenny's Build Thread 2010-2015

Posted by Hassen on 11 January 2015 - 12:45 PM

Rockford Fosgate make quality products. I have my 4 channel amp from them and it rocks. Sadly they don't seem to be as widely available here as they are in the USA. I reckon that the kit would be a lot tidier and easier to fit. I myself with the 2 vibe kits should have considered the option you mentioned. In the end for me I did it in steps, so having two wires from the battery was the easier option. 


I still have my capacitor and still debating whether to fit it back in but I know already that the mono amp would benefit from it. I have noticed that if I have the car running and put on the front and rear windscreen heaters, the power is sapped from the car. I reckon having 2 amps in the car does have a drain on the battery. Speaking of which, any recommendations for a new battery? My one is ok at the moment but it's starting to show signs of aging. 


With the regards to the sound deadening, I think I will have to wait till spring/summer time to get it done myself. I reckon if I start saving now then I can afford a weekend to get it all done. 2 days to strip the car, apply Silent coat and then the Dodo Liner would do the trick. Realistically it will have to be when we move in the new house as there will be my new covered garage there  :P


As for the Red Bull decal, reckon it will look ace. And the tablets look cool. Just remember that kids figure out how to use them very quickly and have a passcode for the Play store as my little one bought stuff on it twice already. Also, have a parental lock on it for adult content as it's far too easy to access by mistake. The tablets would come in handy for long car journeys. No need for a flip down screen then and they each have their own  :)

#443632 "taking Oval To Blue Horizon" Lenny's Build Thread 2010-2015

Posted by Hassen on 10 January 2015 - 10:11 PM

Lenny, had a look at that website selling the sound deadening stuff in Monoghan. Do they do the install as well?


I been looking around for a company to do the work in Ireland but no such luck. The only reason behind that is lack of time and a dry place or else I would be doing it myself since I know already what materials I need.  Think it might be helpful as well to get a Haynes manual finally for the car to help disassemble the interior. 

#443128 Disappointing Mightycarmods Episode

Posted by Hassen on 09 January 2015 - 11:31 AM

Nicely done Lenny. No excuse indeed. I need to add them to my twitter feed.

#443062 Mk6 Fiesta Flame 1.4 Build Log (Was Fiesta Mk6 5 Door Custom Sub)

Posted by Hassen on 08 January 2015 - 11:41 PM

I'm really chuffed with my combination of JL audio & Focals!
Thanks for the suggestion of the Focal PS165F Hassen! I'm really happy with them! And thanks for everybody's recommendations on JL audio! The value for money is outstanding!

I'll have to give that test cd a try when I've got everything back where it lives! Sounds good! Thanks for that :) I'll spend as much time as I possibly can before either •deafening myself or •getting noise complaints from houses near me! Haha


That's a great combination from my own setup and being confirmed by your setup. To be honest, the Focals are brilliant and I thought that you would appreciate it being in the sound industry. I would highly recommend JL Audio subs and amps. Sadly they don't seem to be as popular in Europe. Hope this changes. 


The test cd was very helpful to me. With regards to the mic calibration, I am not a fan of it as I tried it on my home theatre and it wasn't to my liking. I prefer trusting my ears and making sound good to me  :)


With regards to noise complaints, in the estate me live, I am known to be the weird person who works on his car on the driveway on weekends, messing with the sound and making the kids dance with the music :lol:


How's the Silent Coat going? I really liked how it quietened my car and planning to further sound deaden the car once the weather gets a bit better to strip the car with CCF and MLV. 


I actually have a capacitor unused here and wonder if I should bother putting it onto the 4 channel amp. Is it worth it?

#443056 Disappointing Mightycarmods Episode

Posted by Hassen on 08 January 2015 - 10:55 PM

I thought parts of the episode was good but really poor choice on components for their sound system.


In saying so, I can understand their rationale. I am not 100% sure, but the headunit already looks aftermarket. So that's probably why they wanted to keep it and retain the stalk funtions. Also, I think I saw the speakers being Alpine. No details on type etc. The car being a convertible, I personally wouldn't want to spend mad money on high end speakers as I don't think they will sound great either way due to the car having no roof. 


Looking forward to the next one as I reckon that once it is all put together, it will make more sense. Personally I like how he left the car stock for so long with barely any mods. I would not have survived that long with no music or crappy sound quality in my own car lol. I think I started my sound mods within 1 month of me buying my Focus!

#442910 "taking Oval To Blue Horizon" Lenny's Build Thread 2010-2015

Posted by Hassen on 08 January 2015 - 03:41 PM

Great to hear you got your plan sorted out Lenny. Are you going to sound deaden just the doors and boot or anywhere else? I been reading a fair bit about sound deadening cars and it's very interesting. One of the things that reduces mostly road noise now is Closed Cell Foam and Mass Loaded Vinyl put together. This used in conjunction with sound dampening material such as Dynamat, gets the best result and value for money. Since you will have the car stripped out, this might be the opportunity to get all of it done at one go. I plan on doing that to my own car, weather permitting soon as the noise on the motorway is actually starting to annoy me. 


This is something I found that will do the job. Works out to be a bit cheaper than the Dodo Liner.