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Phil 87

Member Since 03 Dec 2012
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#424039 People's Preferences For Headlight Bulbs Fiesta St180

Posted by Phil 87 on Today, 08:27 AM

Just want my lights to look good, had HiD's on my old fez, think they were like 5k, nice intense white but with a bit too much blue- didn't like that bit lol


In that case I think you want the CrystalVisions. I think you can get HIDs set to lower colour temps like 4300K so that might be an option if you don't like them to look blue.

#422754 My New Mobius Dashcam

Posted by Phil 87 on 25 October 2014 - 05:42 PM

Tried opening it up and physically moving the lens?


I thought about it, but it's not worth it cos I adjusted the camera to the point where the middle of the videos is pointing in the direction I'm going. It just looks a bit funny when you see the camera pointing slightly to the left.

#422477 Do You Trust Leaving Your Car At A Garage?

Posted by Phil 87 on 24 October 2014 - 06:44 PM

I definitely agree that some dealers just can't be trusted, but I think I've been lucky so far. Since I moved almost a year ago I've taken my cars to the local Ford dealer quite a few times and they seem quite trustworthy. I guess you can never me sure though. At least next time my dash cam will be in, and if I watch back the videos and find any missing (ie they disconnected the camera so there's no video in between me parking the car and picking it up) then I'll get very suspicious.

#422376 Do You Trust Leaving Your Car At A Garage?

Posted by Phil 87 on 24 October 2014 - 01:31 PM

Hmm did that get edited or something :/


Yes it did, I read it earlier today. That's some nice stealthy editing James :P

#422373 Avengers: Age Of Ultron

Posted by Phil 87 on 24 October 2014 - 01:27 PM

When's it out on DVD in America? :P
If its before may I think I'm going to have to import it lol.

Aren't they changing everything though?


Never mind importing it, I'll just download it :). Oops I forgot there are police on this forum, I meant I'll pay to download it, honestly :P

#421949 My Son's Ordered A Fiesta St3

Posted by Phil 87 on 23 October 2014 - 07:35 AM

Awesome :) I bet that seemed like a really long wait. Looking forward to seeing it in person.

#421848 Mobius Action Cam

Posted by Phil 87 on 22 October 2014 - 08:08 PM

Thank you very much Phil now I am off to spec savers


Good thing too cos that was Ben, not me lol :)

#421312 Mk7.5 Bulb Help

Posted by Phil 87 on 21 October 2014 - 07:29 AM

Yes they pull straight out but can be quite stiff. It's best to let them cool down for a while first because they get very hot, but apart from that there's no problem pulling them out when they're on.

#420698 Uk Winter 2014/15

Posted by Phil 87 on 19 October 2014 - 11:12 AM

This video not only shows the yawning gap in snow performance with winter tyres over summer tyres but also shows the difference in the rain below +7C.


Thanks for sharing that, I didn't know the difference was quite so huge. I think the thing that stood out for me was the braking test on snow from 30 mph, at the point the car with winter tyres had stopped, the one with summer tyres was still doing 25 mph  :o


I think I'll seriously think of getting winter tyres fitted once temps fall into single figures. Better go look at some prices. Does anyone know if some particular winter tyres are known to be better than others?

#420625 Uk Winter 2014/15

Posted by Phil 87 on 19 October 2014 - 07:50 AM

Driving in snow stopped being fun when front wheel drive cars became the norm!

Not that I ever did anything I shouldn't do anywhere I shouldn't have been doing it........honest! ;)


I've only ever had FWD cars but certainly had some fun in the snow. A couple of times turning right into a road at what I thought was a safe speed (one time barely moving at all), suddenly noticing the car doesn't want to steer, and after a brief moment of panic it regains grip again lol.



My old BMW (all three of them) were absolute crap in snow. The one that had traction control was the worst, had to switch it off to get anywhere!


Yeah my dad had a 3 series and had to borrow my old MK6 Fiesta for work when it snowed lol.

#420621 My Fiesta Mk7 St3 Panther Black

Posted by Phil 87 on 19 October 2014 - 07:44 AM

Looking good, I'm just glad mine's blue so I don't have to bother changing the standard blue badges :P

#420620 Mother Chuffing Corsa!

Posted by Phil 87 on 19 October 2014 - 07:43 AM

My dad did the RoSPA course when he was a driving instructor.

Does teach you a lot about reading the road ahead, little things like looking for phone lines and the direction of hedges so you can gauge where the road is going, and obviously a lot more.

I might do one of the advanced driving courses in future, I definitely think that some sort of pass plus at a minimum should be required for new drivers. There is so much that it is not taught before being given your licence and getting in your rust bucket corsa...


I'm also thinking of doing the Rospa course soon, I even joined their local group about a year ago and went to a few meetings. I was all ready to get assessed and start training when I decided to order the ST, and thought I'd put it off til I have the new car and am used to it, but just kept putting it off because this car makes me want to drive in ways that Rospa might not agree with lol.


I need to get the training started really, everyone I've spoken to says it's well worth it, including my dad who did the IAM course a long time ago. It seems unfair that insurance companies don't usually offer reductions for advanced drivers though. What was the statistic they mention, something like 35% less likely to be involved in an accident? Surely that deserves a reduction in insurance costs, then more people would get the training too.

#420161 Uk Winter 2014/15

Posted by Phil 87 on 17 October 2014 - 01:42 PM

It's all about driving without throttle to get moving, and light throttle when you do.


I find setting off in 2nd works quite well, and then changing up as soon as possible. One time my dad and I cleared away some snow  just outside his house so we could build up some momentum to get up the hill :)

#419195 Do You Trust Leaving Your Car At A Garage?

Posted by Phil 87 on 14 October 2014 - 12:53 PM

Sadly we can't get dash-cam installed from day one room taking the keys so it's a trust basis.


Yeah it's a shame you can't get a dashcam as an optional extra, maybe you can in some cars but I don't know. I think car manufacturers are missing a trick here, they could build in a dashcam equivalent to a Mobius or other cheap camera very cheaply and charge something silly like £300 for it, and people would pay it.

#418843 People's Preferences For Headlight Bulbs Fiesta St180

Posted by Phil 87 on 13 October 2014 - 10:54 AM

Does anyone know if the W5W bulbs that come with the Crystal Visions are sold seperately? I used them for the number plate and they look good, almost as white as LEDs, so I might try them as interior bulbs if I can find them.


They probably aren't road legal but I've decided I don't care about that any more :P. I'm sure there are loads of Audis, Mercs etc driving around with white number plate bulbs.