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Fake Bosch Aerotwin Wipers

28 August 2014 - 09:28 AM

Bought these Bosch wiper blades for my Focus , on receiving them they don't look anything like the old Bosch blades I had. Now I know manufacturers change their designs over time, but my initial thoughts are they are fakes. What's your thoughts, has anyone bought Bosch Aerotwins lately and what do they look like? Bottom photo is the new blade.





Wheel Balancing Weights

24 April 2014 - 09:13 AM

I had a set of Goodyear Efficient Grip Performance fitted to my car yesterday for the rear to replace a worn conti and dangerous (no grip) autogrip that were on the car when I got it, bought from tyreshopper and fitted by National tyres in West Brom. First of all really notice the difference in grip and ride quality/noise, but......

I was washing it this morning and noticed there were no stick on weights anymore, checking underneath the car I see that that have used clip on weights o. The inside rim of the wheel.

Is it standard to fit clip ons onto alloys? I thought it was standard to use stick ons on alloys, although a Google showed clip ons were available specifically for alloys.

I had Kwik fit, fit clip ons once when I had a new set of tyres on my last car and they used steel wheel weights that fell off when I touched them! When I took it back there they replaced with stick ons.

I must say they seem nice and secure this time and only one small one per wheel.

Interested on your thoughts on this, is there an industry standard?

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Did Anyone On Here Buy These Wheels?

30 March 2014 - 07:17 PM

I was watching some 2013 focus ST wheels on ebay and they went for an absolute steal. Any focus owner on here buy them?

I nearly put a bid in for £500 but chickened out at the last minute as I can't justify it when I have immaculate ZS alloys.

I expect the seller is feeling robbed at the moment.


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Rgm Rear Bumper Protector

17 February 2014 - 06:11 PM

Wondering if any mk 2.5 owners have purchased one of these, and even better if any zetec s owners have one. I need to get something like this as my other half has taken a chunk of paint out of the rear bumper twice since having the car (touched up and looks "OK"). Not sure how the black is going to look against the silver rear diffuser and my blue car, might look a bit odd. If you have any opinions/experience/pictures of one of these please share!


Higgsy's Zetec S Thread

16 November 2013 - 09:25 PM

Decided create a thread tracking what I've been doing with my Zetec S.


Well my journey started at the end of September 2013 when after looking at new cars for a few months and originally looking at BMW 3 series and Mondeo's I came across the Focus Zetec S and instantly was struck my the looks and also the very reasonable price tag!


Here's the car as I first saw it on Auto Trader. The car came from Knights in Stoke, a huge BMW dealership, who sell any nice examples they take in part exchange on their forecourt and much reduced prices than similar cars elsewhere.











I started off with some basic protection mods:


Ford Genuine Rubber Mats 

Seat covers

Boot liner http://www.ebay.co.u...984.m1497.l2649

Lockwood Sill Protectors http://www.ebay.co.u...984.m1497.l2649




First Mod was to debadge and rebadge with just S badges, like many others I had a Zetec S with not 1 S badge, So I went with S badges on the wings/rear and Eventually on the Grille. I just went for the cheap non genuine badges for about £3 each on ebay and will see how they fair.






I was thinking on how to mount the S badge on the Grille, so I made a bracket by butchering an old bracket I never used from my old Corsa's Irmscher Grille, which turned out very good:




However once mounted I found it was at the completely wrong angle and not swept back enough, so I then decided to just stick it on using the good old double sided automotive grade tape, and its surprisingly secure and looks loads better.




Next thing on my list was my interior lighting, I wanted to replace the interior lights with leds and add footwell lights


So I got myself some of these from ebay: http://www.ebay.co.u...984.m1497.l2649


Unfortunately I didn't have the  wiring loom/bulb holders as standard, so I set about making my own loom, I ordered the parts I needed for it from http://www.thetoolboxshop.com/ (spade connectors, multi connectors, heat shrink etc.  apart from the wire which I had hanging around at home.


Unfortunately me  being me I didn't take any photos of the loom (bull in a china shop lol) or the fitting in the car but it was  very easy and took about 2 hours to make and fit the loom.  I must make sure I take photos of all stages from now on as I was really proud of the loom - did a proper job with heat shrink etc.


Finshed article:








I originally replace the boot bulb with one of the LED's however I thought it could do to be a little brighter so I bought an LED panel from ebay and fitted that http://www.ebay.co.u...984.m1497.l2649






To be continued.....


So that's really all so far


Mods planned and will definitely happen:



Custom Heater Knobs

Rear Window tints

Rear footwell lighting (already have a spare connector waiting for connection to this)


Mods I'm thinking about:


Custom Stainless exhaust

Changing colour of alloys

Leather seats

Lowering 30mm (Eibachs)

Alloy colour chage

Android Stereo