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#507888 Eve, It's Time For A Face Lift (mk2 Focus Zetec Climate 2.0)

Posted by Wheels93 on 01 August 2015 - 06:15 AM

Because I could!

Given that there was some kind of damage on every panel, Eve was going to need a full respray if I was going to get her looking good again. A wrap was a far cheaper option and even if I end up getting her wrapped again in a few years time, I'm no worse off.

Obviously, going for either a full respray or a wrap gave me the opportunity to change the colour. When I was going through all of the available options I did seriously consider getting her wrapped gloss black. I've had Eve for 7 years and although I'm not desperate to replace her I thought a change would be fun.

I really liked the panther black and thought it looked good on the five door but I feel like I've got a new car now so I think I made the right choice for me.

It most certainly is cheaper than a respray I would be happy with the finish too! Does looks very well done. Glad your happy with it. I got mine resprayed and it cost a small fortune!

#507867 Eve, It's Time For A Face Lift (mk2 Focus Zetec Climate 2.0)

Posted by Wheels93 on 31 July 2015 - 10:38 PM

Does look very good for a wrap. What made you change the colour?

#507400 Ford Focus Mk2.5 Build

Posted by Wheels93 on 30 July 2015 - 09:41 AM

No back has been fine since December,
Fell on to left side in May,
Landed on a large phone that was clipped to my pocket,
It dug in to my hip on impact causing the hip socket of my left leg to split,
Im gettin better though doing physio now

Jesus! Need to take better care of yourself :P think you'll be out of action much longer?

#507386 Ford Focus Mk2.5 Build

Posted by Wheels93 on 30 July 2015 - 09:14 AM

8700BT nice!!
I noticed the icons on screen looked a bit different compared to mine,
No problem regarding the calibration mic.
Ill ship it out along with a self addressed envelope inside the packaging for free,
So when your done just pop it in envelope and pay the return postage to an address in Northern Ireland BT36 4PE

The self calibration settings store themselves in the "Custom1" profile on the equaliser options,
You still retain all of the other equaliser profiles as they currently are aswell as "Custom2" should you decide to make your own adjustment.

I appreciate the welcome over to FordFair mate but sadly i cant drive at present and the focus needs a full service,
However next year i will be well prepared to make an appearance with the focus.
The alloys look great aswell mate the blue calipers go nicely with the graphite colour too.

Cheers buddy I'll PM you my address and everything when I get chance.. Your back still giving you grief?

#507361 Ford Focus Mk2.5 Build

Posted by Wheels93 on 30 July 2015 - 05:59 AM

Ive added two amps a DVB-TV tuner, playstation 2 and 10" roof monitor to mine just adds to the headache of fitting it all in but its capable of playing a movie in the back while doing another task in the front tis awesome.
I have the Pioneer self calibrating microphone if you would like a loan of it PM me address details,
It customises the headunits equaliser settings to optimise audio output from your headunit within your specific vehicle,
Plugs in to the front,
Mount on headrest
Evacuate vehicle for 5 minutes while it calibrates itself.
Link: http://www.fordowner...-2015/?p=434325
The AVH-X8600BT is an awesome headunit excellent purchase mate.
Log on to pioneer website aswell.
There's a software update available for free,
Link: http://www.pioneer.e...600BT/page.html
Download it to memory key and plug in to SLOT:01 to update the firmware From
Version: 1.030000
Version: 1.070400

Cheers buddy. Going to have a play and see what happens but might take you up on the offer. This head unit is the next on along Lenny, its the avh-x8700bt. Works a dream and can't wait to put I through its paces. Shame your not at ford fair. Could have hosted you for a weekend I'm sure!!

#507332 Ford Focus Mk2.5 Build

Posted by Wheels93 on 29 July 2015 - 10:13 PM

Cheers buddy. Have to come take a nose a ford fair at your motor!!

#507329 Ford Focus Mk2.5 Build

Posted by Wheels93 on 29 July 2015 - 10:07 PM

Myself and lenny were also lucky enough yo discover the vast array of connectors and cables that Pioneer headunits have to offer!

Especially when you're running the RCAs for front, rear & sub it's crazy

It's unbelievable really.. Like HDMI, When the hell am I gonna use that but hell yeah I fitted it lol. Itll produce a better picture than the RGB at least if I decide to fit something

#507325 Ford Focus Mk2.5 Build

Posted by Wheels93 on 29 July 2015 - 10:03 PM

Well here we go guys. All four wheels are done and on the car. Happy with the finish but am going to polish them up for Ford Fair. C&C welcome


The radio has been fitted to and has fit really well to be fair. The fit is really really snug and only just made it into the cage due to all of the connections that are at the back ***For the record the stalk does still work*** You will see below how many connections the god damn things got lol. Firstly here is a picture of the radio:


The picture below shows the amount of connections that are available:


The following two pictures show the Glove Box and the Arm Rest. The Glove Box contains a USB port and a HDMI connection. The Arm Rest contains another USB port and a AUX port. The USB port in the Glove Box alloys iPhones to use Car play and the second one is for Android Auto.



Here is a simple photo of the radio interface and how the screen looks.


The next screenshots are of Android Auto. The first picture shows the splash screen, the second shows Google Cards, the third shows Spotify intergration.




Sorry if I have bored you but I am open to questions in regards to anything wheels or radio or anything else :)

#507199 Ford Focus Mk2.5 Build

Posted by Wheels93 on 29 July 2015 - 03:00 PM

Fitted my radio yesterday and finalised the install today. USB and AUX in the armrest using the ford plate that was already fitted. Installed a HMDI in and additional USB in the glove box if I fancy spreading the radios wings. Taken the ford microphone out and fitted the pioneer mic in its place up in the courtesy light.

There is also another reason for having two USB ports. Who can guess what they can do?

Had to file down the bezel a little bit as the radio didn't like opening so had to take a little bit off.

Seats have had their valet now so waiting for them to dry and hoping they come out well soon.

Two of the four wheels have been sprayed and currently waiting for them to dry too.

#506630 Mk6 Fiesta Flame 1.4 Build Log (Was Fiesta Mk6 5 Door Custom Sub)

Posted by Wheels93 on 27 July 2015 - 04:20 PM

Looks good. I've flattened off my wheels and gonna paint them Friday night. Leaving plenty of time for FF "/ lol

Got to valet my seats, fit some overlays, fit my radio and detail too.. Cutting it fine!!

#506446 Ford Focus Mk2.5 Build

Posted by Wheels93 on 26 July 2015 - 09:09 PM

No as bodyshop i use are too busy.for prices i pay worth the wait.

Aww that's a shame. Im dreading and looking forward to ford fair. Biggest show I'll do this year

#506443 Ford Focus Mk2.5 Build

Posted by Wheels93 on 26 July 2015 - 09:03 PM

Here is mine with cree led bulbs.

Does look good.. Can't wait to take a nosey at yours. You think the side skirts will be on? I want RS lights :(

#506442 Ford Focus Mk2.5 Build

Posted by Wheels93 on 26 July 2015 - 09:02 PM

Me too , did you do twin reverse lights in the euro reverse or is it just a red fog bulb?

I've just got a red bulb in.. I'll consider doing a dual reverse after ford fair but got so much to do in the next week. I am really pushing the boundaries with work and car "/

#506416 Ford Focus Mk2.5 Build

Posted by Wheels93 on 26 July 2015 - 08:24 PM

Looks good Yunni. Looking forward to seeing the motor on stand in a weeks time.

Well today wasn't too bad. Managed to get all four alloys rubbed down and prepped for paint. Now time for a class of wine and some crisps.

Just praying I get done in time :(

#506019 Ford Focus Mk2.5 Build

Posted by Wheels93 on 25 July 2015 - 07:54 PM

Sorry.. Only a little update that wasn't planned. A LHD fog came up on FFOC earlier today so snapped it up ASAP! Needless to say its fitted already ;)

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