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#452266 "taking Oval To Blue Horizon" Lenny's Build Thread 2010-2015

Posted by Hassen on 06 February 2015 - 09:24 PM

That was very nice of them to do that for you. Maybe just to name their business to get them some good advertising for free. It's always nice to see good people in trades.
I didn't get what you were trying to do until I saw the bracket shape. Powder coated, they will look ace and will not rust. Colour match the mdf panels as well.


#452165 Mk6 Fiesta Flame 1.4 Build Log (Was Fiesta Mk6 5 Door Custom Sub)

Posted by Hassen on 06 February 2015 - 03:47 PM

The wrap in the video is pretty cool. I actually like the colour of your Fiesta Kieran. Most Fietas here are either Red or Silver. I reckon that once you colour code the strips, it will look cool. Maybe an option would be to colour/plastidip the wheels an unusual colour to make the car stand out. 

 

As for the springs, if you can't have it lower due to speedbumps or potholes, consider just sticking with the stock height. Eibach Pro-Kit would only lower it by 30mm all round. Any chance of having a look at a car with that on already to decide whether it would work for you?




#452163 Guide: Fitting Egr Blanking Plate 1.6Tdci Engine

Posted by Hassen on 06 February 2015 - 03:37 PM

Also, another plus of blanking the EGR is that the lag that is usually present in 1st gear will be gone. 

 

I would love to see a C-Max modified with rims, lowered and bodykit! 




#451982 "taking Oval To Blue Horizon" Lenny's Build Thread 2010-2015

Posted by Hassen on 05 February 2015 - 11:01 PM

Hope it's sorted with the alignment Lenny and it doesn't happen again as that doesn't look safe.

 

You decided on what tyres you getting? Sticking with the same or a different set?




#451924 "taking Oval To Blue Horizon" Lenny's Build Thread 2010-2015

Posted by Hassen on 05 February 2015 - 09:49 PM

Lenny man, lucky escape there buddy! The tyres wouldn't have lasted any longer I reckon. Do you know how many miles/km you got on that set?

 

So, excuse my ignorance, but does it mean that running negative camber wears out one side of the tyre quicker? Just wondering for myself now if/when I do lower the car with rear camber. 

 

The Red Bull graphics turned out really well. Looks totally oem. Can't wait to see it all in the car  :)




#451581 "taking Oval To Blue Horizon" Lenny's Build Thread 2010-2015

Posted by Hassen on 04 February 2015 - 09:51 PM

Fingers and toes crossed that it all works out. It would look awesome with the aluminium  :)




#451166 Mk6 Fiesta Flame 1.4 Build Log (Was Fiesta Mk6 5 Door Custom Sub)

Posted by Hassen on 03 February 2015 - 01:09 PM

Good plan there to get it done properly. I remember as well that with all the materials, it didn't save a lot of money and I spent a huge amount of time trying to get it done.


#451049 Mk6 Fiesta Flame 1.4 Build Log (Was Fiesta Mk6 5 Door Custom Sub)

Posted by Hassen on 02 February 2015 - 10:38 PM

I think you can get a decent level of finish if you do it by yourself with rattle cans. The key to it is to take your time for the preparation work and get it all done properly even before applying the paint. Get a small electric sander. I bought one for 20 euro here and it was a huge time saver. There are youtube videos to learn from how to paint the parts. It's something that you do need good weather and warmer temperatures to make it work. You could always just get a paint shop to get it done for you as well  :)




#450923 Mk6 Fiesta Flame 1.4 Build Log (Was Fiesta Mk6 5 Door Custom Sub)

Posted by Hassen on 02 February 2015 - 04:19 PM

My preference would be to colour code. I remember doing the same to my old Renault Megane and it made a big visual impact on colour coding it. I might have an old picture to show the difference. 




#450914 Ford Focus Mk 2.5 - 2015 Upgrades

Posted by Hassen on 02 February 2015 - 03:30 PM

From my research, and there was lots of it, the best starting place is getting a decent headunit. I can't vouch for the sound quality for the one you liked but a decent Pioneer one will do the job. You might get less bells and whistles, but the sound quality and the Bluetooth compatibility will be well worth it. If you don't mind, also check out Amazon Warehouse deals and Ebay for open box returns etc. That will save you a few £££. 




#450418 "taking Oval To Blue Horizon" Lenny's Build Thread 2010-2015

Posted by Hassen on 01 February 2015 - 12:02 AM

This is going to be the tidiest electric install in Ireland. Mine is a total sea of wires, that I can't bring myself to tidy up as it's behind the back seat  :lol:

 

Lenny I got some bits and bobs for you. Send me a pm with your address and I will post it over as these might come in handy soon.

 

Also, do you think it's too early to start a thread for the Irish Meet for this year?




#450417 My Focus 1.6 Tdci Zetec (2010) - Remapped

Posted by Hassen on 31 January 2015 - 11:57 PM

That looks/sounds awesome. I had a good look at the torque curve more than anything and exactly what I would like mine to look like which would suit my driving needs as I mainly do National roads at 100km/h or Motorway at 120 km/h. The max torque is at the lower end and that way you don't have to rev the engine hard to get the grin factor. As a result of that, you end up getting better mpg. Exactly what I would like for myself. I might just show the guys your print out for them to get an idea what I am looking for.

 

Does the car feel like a different animal now? I bet it's a lot more fun to drive  :)

 

And yea, if we all listened to Lenny, the human race would not be able to continue since we would all end up castrated lol. He does have a point though on doing the mods when no one is around  ;)




#450326 Ford Focus Mk 2.5 - 2015 Upgrades

Posted by Hassen on 31 January 2015 - 07:22 PM

Mudz, I don't mind at all and if you want info re head units and sound systems, check out my thread as well. I will link it once I am at the laptop.
Word of warning, sound system upgrades can be quite addictive. Just ask Lenny and Kieran lol


#450119 Mk6 Fiesta Flame 1.4 Build Log (Was Fiesta Mk6 5 Door Custom Sub)

Posted by Hassen on 31 January 2015 - 12:42 AM

The custom work they do is pretty impressive and I think they do Magnaflow as well. I reckon it's tough to sort out phone calls when you are in the UK. One of the cheap options is to buy credits on Skype and then call them from it. Or better, ask them if they are on Skype and you could video call them.

 

Right next to Souhan's they run a place for food and drinks! That's where most people go wait while work is being done on their car. I could drive down there as its about 1hr away from me only! I could always convince myself that I need a better simpler free flowing exhaust on the car with a nice tip...for fuel efficiency reasons of course  :)

 

Take your time with the sound upgrades and get it done right. I rushed my connections as well and then went back to do them right. I think now, with all the mid bass, there seems to be a rattle from the left front door and it drives me mad as it distracts from the music! 

 

The Silent Coat is pretty impressive stuff. The difference it makes is quite staggering because I remember how it used to sound before and after. Plus, the noise levels in the cabin has dropped by about 5-7db, which is discernable, 

 

Fuel for your car shouldn't be too bad. How many mpg do you get roughly? The road to Trim from Dublin isn't too bad and not too boring. I am not too sure how much the Ferry would be as there are 2 options: the slow and fast ferry. Where will you be taking it from? There are a few ferry companies, so check them out and if you book in advance, it's cheaper. 

 

I am as surprised as you to hear that it's cheaper here than in the UK! What kind of work are you hoping to get done? The exchange rate does help a lot  :)




#450111 Mk6 Fiesta Flame 1.4 Build Log (Was Fiesta Mk6 5 Door Custom Sub)

Posted by Hassen on 31 January 2015 - 12:18 AM

I seen Souhan's work on Lenny's car and recommend them. Their website is informative and the guys will answer your questions promptly. If you driving here, we will have to try to meet up as I would love to hear the sound system in your car. Plus, Souhan is in Trim and I am not too far of a drive away  :)