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#402016 Irish Meet August 2014

Posted by Hassen on 27 August 2014 - 09:57 AM

Mackers91, what you getting done to the car?

#401946 My Ford Focus Mk2 Tdci

Posted by Hassen on 26 August 2014 - 09:50 PM

Looks sweet. I reckon it might be more than a 20mm drop on the front. More pictures please :)

#401934 Irish Meet August 2014

Posted by Hassen on 26 August 2014 - 09:33 PM

Exclusive Gift for the first six members of the forum to sign up and arrive on the day. :)


+1 Yippee. I am so in :D

#401860 Irish Meet August 2014

Posted by Hassen on 26 August 2014 - 06:27 PM

Cheers for the response guys. So, date set for the 6th September. So far confirmed are:

1. Myself

2. Lenny


Who else can confirm they would be able to make it on the 6th?


Such that we can try to find a spot that would suit most of us then. I am flexible for driving around Ireland within reason. If we have a confirmed number, I will get on with researching a spot for all of us to meet and what to do on the day. Looking forward to this :)


Mackers91, you are absolute welcomed as is anyone else you guys might know who would be interested. Anyone driving a Ford. Would be awesome if someone had an older vintage Ford :)

#401857 "taking Oval To Blue Horizon" Lenny's Build Thread 2010-2013

Posted by Hassen on 26 August 2014 - 06:18 PM

Looks cool. Reckon it will work better with light coloured cars e.g Moondust silver.

#401466 2014 Upgrades

Posted by Hassen on 25 August 2014 - 12:28 PM

Thanks a million for the kind words. It took a while but I am glad I did most of it myself. 


So, thinking that when funds allow, which might be a while, I will get the Infinity amp to replace the Blaupunkt one. Unsure whether I will then keep the Blaupunkt and go passive with the Focal speakers or use the Infinity Amp to go active with the Focal and power the rear speakers with the Blaupunkt amp. Guess I will cross that bridge when I get there.


Massive thanks for all the info given as I have learnt a lot and know that there is still more reading and learning to do. Love how this sound upgrade project started with me knowing very little with the basic stock components in the car and now I have something that I am quite proud out. It still surprises people when they hear it for the first time and that makes me smile :)

#401463 Irish Meet August 2014

Posted by Hassen on 25 August 2014 - 12:21 PM

Saturday 6th September works for me. Who else can make it that day?


Just wanted to confirm it with you guys and also we can take it from there in finding a place to meet. So far, Cavan car park is good but around the area, there is no scenic spot to go take pictures etc. It's a shame really. I was thinking that once we knew who would be able to attend, we could try to decide, as a group where to meet up so that it would suit most people. Gives us about 12 days to come up with a location and a plan :) 

#401364 Exciting News! Ford Owners Club Halfords Discount Cards Now Available...

Posted by Hassen on 24 August 2014 - 09:44 PM

Got my membership card. Thanks for the quick dispatch. Can't wait to put the stickers on the car :)

#400660 Projekt Focus "rst"

Posted by Hassen on 22 August 2014 - 06:29 PM

Thanks man. I will have to look around as I live in Ireland and delivery charges to here, even though we are only across the water, is ridiculous.
How do you find the Bit Ten?

#400359 Exciting News! Ford Owners Club Halfords Discount Cards Now Available...

Posted by Hassen on 21 August 2014 - 07:16 PM

Just checking if my pack was sent to Ireland yet? Can't wait to get my mits on it with the stickers :)

#400256 2014 Upgrades

Posted by Hassen on 21 August 2014 - 01:45 PM

What you said makes perfect sense and I don't think I will be changing components. I like the Focal very much and I'm trying to get the most out of them, that's the reasoning behind me asking all the questions. 


The sub woofer cross over frequency at the moment is at 80Hz. Reckon it should be higher? I can definitely hear the bass, but it doesn't "thump" as much as I would like it to. If that makes any sense to you :)
I have all the speakers wired properly in phase and made sure to double check them.


As for the Vibes, I totally agree, they are cheap and do tend to muddy up the clarity of the sound coming from the Focals. I tend to turn them down low and can barely hear them. Maybe at some point, when funds allow, I will get a set of Focal PS165 for the rear. 


With regards to listening to hi-fi setup and then eqing the car system, thats exactly what I been doing to my car. I also got a test cd disc that was about 1hr long with different frequencies etc. I should probably post the link in here. It was a free cd that had a torrent link. Is that allowed on the forums btw?


With regards to passive/active x-overs: If I were to go active, I am guessing, and correct me if I am wrong, that I would need all 4 channels on the Baupunkt amp to drive the 2 woofers and 2 tweeters up front? I would then leave the rear Vibe speakers to be powered by the headunit amp.


I totally agree with what you saying about the Bit Ten. I think I should get the basics right and then see if it needs anything else. And agreed about the money spent. Like everything in life, you get to a point that you get diminishing returns and very little to show for it. 


Next step, when funds allow, would be to get more Silent Coat for the floor and also, Dodo mat-a CCF and MLV layer for the floor pan as well. This should in theory reduce the road noise coming from ambient surrounding and tyres, which would help make the car a better listening environment. I reckon that will probably happen sometime next year now :)

#400068 Hi From New Member

Posted by Hassen on 20 August 2014 - 09:35 PM

Welcome Mark :)

#400064 Projekt Focus "rst"

Posted by Hassen on 20 August 2014 - 09:31 PM

Congrats and awesome work buddy. 


After seeing your thread, I have been doing a bit of research about the Audison Bit Ten processor. How do you find it? Any thoughts or advice about it? Very tempted to get one :)

#399232 2014 Upgrades

Posted by Hassen on 18 August 2014 - 09:48 PM

Small update: Hyrule had the nice heater knobs and he very generously posted them to me for me. Absolute legend! Got them today and installed them without any trouble. Definitely brings up the interior. Also, the tactile feel for the knobs is much nicer than the previous rubber/plastic ones :)


Tools used:



Stock heater knobs:




Stock knobs off:




New shiny knobs: IMAG2015_zps16goh04i.jpg


New knobs lit up:



#399193 Irish Meet August 2014

Posted by Hassen on 18 August 2014 - 08:56 PM

Good suggestion Lenny. I like the idea of car park, food and toilet :) Would come in handy after a long drive indeed. Then convoy to a scenic spot for pictures would be the cherry on top. 


How far would that be for you kpg? Is it too far? Maybe take a sick day off work? I could give you a cert :P