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14 April 2014 - 09:41 PM

Hi guys. 


Just wondering if anyone has any thoughts when to change the shocks on a Ford Focus 1.6 TDCI 2010 with about 88000 miles on the clock?


Lately going round corners, the car feels a bit wobbly and dives a fair bit under heavy acceleration and braking. Tried the method of putting my own body weight on top of the front corners but the car doesn't keep wobbling after I let go. 


Other things I have noticed is that my mpg has gone from a steady 50-52mpg to 47-49mpg. I do the same trip over the course of the week and has been driving the same way I drive usually. I was just wondering if a defective shock could be the cause of that as the car was recently serviced and there was no issues to be found.


If the shocks need replacing, I was thinking of uprating the shocks and the springs at the same time. Plan would be to get a full set of Eibach Pro kit springs with Bilstein B8 dampers. (Eibach Bilstein b12 Pro Kit)




Anyone has used these on the Mk2.5 Focus? Would like to hear your thoughts.







Ford Focus Zetec S Bodykit Silver

11 February 2014 - 09:13 PM

Hi guys.


I live in Tullamore, Ireland and was at the Texaco petrol station today for the usual fill up and thought I might have seen the above car with Northern Ireland number plates. The car was a Ford Focus with a Zetec S bodykit. Also had 18 inch snowflake alloys and was lowered. Car looked very familiar and thought it might have been one of the members of the Ford Owners Club car. It looked ace and was lowered just the right amount. Can't remember the number plate but I did stand there like an idiot grinning for a full minute just looking at the car.

To whoever owns the car, nicely done mate :)

2014 Upgrades

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 :)

Rear Anti Roll Bar/sway Bar Question

07 August 2013 - 11:46 PM

Hi guys.


Quick questions:

1. Would the rear anti roll bar from a 2009 Ford Focus ST-3 be thicker in dimension and any different than the one on a 2010 Ford Focus 1.6 TDCI? 


2. Would there be any benefit from swapping the one currently on my TDCI to the one on the ST-3?






Halfords Car Wash Kit, Meguiars Ultimate Liquid Wax, Meguiars Interior Detailer Cleaner

06 May 2013 - 10:04 PM

May bank holiday Monday was car wash and wax day.


I used the following products:


1. Halfords car wash kit

2. Meguiars Ultimate Liquid Wax

3. Meguiars Interior Detailer Cleaner.


Washed 3 cars by hand with the 2 buckets system and then waxed it according to the instructions. Going to keep this short and simple and I think the wax and interior cleaner are very good products. Going to have to wait and see how it holds up against the Irish weather. Hoping to get some sunny days to keep it and going and will give an update in a few weeks. 

Here are some pictures of the 3 cars we cleaned today.