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GlynnZS

Member Since 22 Aug 2013
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#410715 Suggestions For Front Speakers

Posted by GlynnZS on Yesterday, 08:31 PM

im picking up an ST3 next week and this is the only thing im worried im going to be disappointed with over my ZS.  As already said, the ZS system sounds pretty good, ive upgraded stereo and speakers in all my previous cars, the last one being fully amped components with JL subs, and i havent felt the need in the ZS.  Ok it doesn't shake the car or play the deepest notes, but its more than reasonably clear and has a decent frequency range.

 

If its that bad and i plan on keeping the ST for a while, i may have to pay someone to put a system in, as i cba doing it myself anymore.




#409064 1.0 Ecoboost Europe Road Trip Report, Inc Nurburgring Nordschleiffe

Posted by GlynnZS on 12 September 2014 - 07:52 PM

Oh and I pick up my ST in two weeks! No messing about, only came back home yesterday haha


#409061 One Gripe With The St

Posted by GlynnZS on 12 September 2014 - 07:48 PM

Haha! I have long arms, and I was thinking about it today while driving, I change from 3rd to 4th with just a flick of the wrist rather than a whole arm movement...


#408679 One Gripe With The St

Posted by GlynnZS on 11 September 2014 - 07:03 PM

i like mine too, i think how far back you have your chair will make a difference.  Im 6'2" so i have my chair fairly far back and as low as it goes, then drive with right hand on the wheel and left on the armrest.  Never seems to get in the way changing gears either...




#408673 1.0 Ecoboost Europe Road Trip Report, Inc Nurburgring Nordschleiffe

Posted by GlynnZS on 11 September 2014 - 06:49 PM

I totally agree with you on the workman  and tools analogy, I'm not a skilled racing driver.  I'm not saying the brakes are unfit for general purpose, but that they are not good enough for fast driving, and the car is pretty quick.  The nurburgring, alpine passes and autobahn are different from a closed race track in that you may need to stop from a high speed as quick as possible, and with the standard brakes, that ain't fast enough!

 

In contrast I have just test-driven an ST, and that could stop a hell of a lot quicker.  The salesman was egging me on a fair bit so we were going quite quick.  Back to back the brakes are uncomparable.

 

The ST really is a great car, and in the morning I should hopefully find out if the finance has been approved and the one ive put a deposit on will be mine!!  Cant wait! 




#408586 1.0 Ecoboost Europe Road Trip Report, Inc Nurburgring Nordschleiffe

Posted by GlynnZS on 11 September 2014 - 03:27 PM

Haha thanks.  43mpg, which is very reasonable considering the speeds I was doing.  On the two lane autobahn you pretty much do 60mph with the trucks or 100mph+ with everyone else.  I got 48mpg from Manchester to Dover on the way to France, but that was the only part of the trip that I tried to stick to a reasonable 70-75mph and be economical.  Even on the way back to Manchester last night at 2am it's safe to say I wasn't doing the speed limit.

That's all from the onboard computer too, i haven't measured it, all i know is I filled up 6 times and used it all




#359998 Best Way To Clean Seats?

Posted by GlynnZS on 04 May 2014 - 11:24 AM

im gonna guess it was some kind of sauce from a mcdonalds, as it was just after someone ate one in the car


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Vanish foam, and use the persons face as an applicator tool




#358888 Ecoboost 1.0 Tuning Possibilities = More Powerrrr!!!!

Posted by GlynnZS on 01 May 2014 - 11:50 AM

speedo generally reads a few mph faster than if you gps'd it. 65mph on speedo is about 62 on my sat nav




#356095 Real Mpg Of Ecoboost Engines

Posted by GlynnZS on 23 April 2014 - 01:17 AM

If you want to get anywhere near 60mpg you need to have run in the engine to the point where it no longer doesn't like going below 1500rpm...and then never go above 1500rpm. Also accelerate very slowly so as to never let the turbo spin up. If you start to feel the torque surge you've used too much throttle. When I first got mine it didn't like sitting at anything less than 45mph in 5th, now its happy sitting at 32mph on a flat road at 1100rpm in 5th, with the instant mpg showing 80mpg.

On an 8mile trip to work I managed 62mpg there and 58 round trip (more traffic on way home), though it was incredibly boring and probably annoying to people wanting to go faster, but I needed to save the fuel!

If you go over 60mph on motorways then you have little chance of 55mpg+
It is possible to get in the 60's but you have to be very careful and drive slower than most of the traffic on the road. I generally get 44mpg with lots of "feck it, I'm putting my foot down" bursts of speed.


#356043 Ecoboost 1.0 Tuning Possibilities = More Powerrrr!!!!

Posted by GlynnZS on 22 April 2014 - 10:32 PM

Can you link these disputes ?


I'm going to guess and say it's unfounded speculation by people who don't want to admit it's a great engine. Ford will do 100's of thousands of miles of testing on these engines, that's good enough for me. I don't think I'll be pushing it to 170bhp though.


#355279 Dump Valve

Posted by GlynnZS on 20 April 2014 - 12:20 PM

This is what it sounds like on an ST, I don't think I'd find that annoying, its not that loud.

https://www.youtube....h?v=gWyTYfHnVh4




#355265 Dump Valve

Posted by GlynnZS on 20 April 2014 - 11:54 AM

Shake your stick at them as they drive past!

 

Sorry, couldn't resist :-)




#353741 Ecoboost 1.0 Tuning Possibilities = More Powerrrr!!!!

Posted by GlynnZS on 14 April 2014 - 08:34 PM

Nicely put!
 
You might be able to break traffic laws but you cant break the laws of phisics  
 
With a conventional diff a FWD car does not grip well with one of the front wheels off the ground - need to invest in an ATB (automatic torque biasing) diff to get the power down, traction control, ESP etc just cuts the power to the front wheel with the least grip and a regular diff with no TC/ ESP just spins - try putting 370+nm down with FWD, no TC / or anything + remember the gearbox acts like a torque multiplier in the lower gears
 
Thats it - fit a Bluefin and whinge and moan that you are getting more wheelspin - more power/ torque = more wheelspin
 
 


Wow you're condescending. You think you are the only person on here who understands how things work. The traction control used to allow some slip before cutting the power altogether, now you don't feel any slip and boom the powers gone. You don't even get a chance to regulate the throttle yourself, which you could before. I am well aware more power and torque equals more potential wheel spin.



I'm not bitching and moaning, I'm asking for other people's experiences before I either contact superchips or just adjust my driving style, this is what forums are for.


#350644 Ecoboost 1.0 Tuning Possibilities = More Powerrrr!!!!

Posted by GlynnZS on 04 April 2014 - 08:38 AM

Lol! What a ****! Sling it through his window


#332016 Fiesta Bulbs List

Posted by GlynnZS on 13 February 2014 - 01:13 PM

Just fitted some CREE LED bulbs in my fog lights and thought I'd let people know a very easy way to change fog light bulbs on a mk7.5...Turn your front wheels full lock to one side and unscrew two screws on the lining of the arch just behind where the fog light is, the arch lining then moves away really easily and you can get to the rear of the fog light and also see what you are doing.  The bulb holder/plug then just twists 90 degrees and comes out allowing you to change the bulbs.

 

Much easier than taking the headlight off and doing it through the bonnet, as the passenger side fog light is blocked by the windscreen wash reservoir.