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Wheels93

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#516799 Ford Focus Mk2.5 Build

Posted by Wheels93 on 28 August 2015 - 11:07 AM

Little bit more done to the motor. Got myself some rear RS LED lights which look lovely in the dark. They were dead easy to wire and fit. Find picture below:

RS%20Rear%20Lights_zpspevduobq.jpg

Got the dual reverse mod in the pipeline hopefully this month, partnered with an additional 12v socket in the boot :) C&C welcome.


#514534 "taking Oval To Blue Horizon" Lenny's Build Thread 2010-2015

Posted by Wheels93 on 22 August 2015 - 12:51 PM

Awesome mate, 
I plan to be there next year, 
Just gotta get the front and rear bumpers changed to ST then it's done. Considering a 3M Gloss White wrap with black roof and mirrors but not sure if it's worth the spend as I'd be looking to colour the alloys then as well maybe just change bumpers and done.
No I'm down in Co.Wexford 
If I do drive over to the UK I'll make it known on here first and meet up with a few members if possible but definitely at fordfair 2016. 


Sounds like a plan.. I'll keep you up to date with the motor and hopefully no issues!!


#514526 "taking Oval To Blue Horizon" Lenny's Build Thread 2010-2015

Posted by Wheels93 on 22 August 2015 - 12:36 PM

nah I'm just talking about a few days somewhere lol
probably over to UK on ferry to pick up an ST interior then home again or something :)
I've three kids and a mortgage I think that is enough to get enrolled on Interpol :lol: I couldn't go missing for more than one pay day or a lot of people would be tracking me down like a dog...
and I dont mean like your neighbours puppy thats jumped the fence i mean like a stray dog foaming at the mouth with rabies lmao :lol:


Ahaha.. Do you live in Northern Ireland? If so all you need is photo ID to fly into the UK or drive. You don't need a passport. I'd try rally up with you if you drove and had time!


#514520 "taking Oval To Blue Horizon" Lenny's Build Thread 2010-2015

Posted by Wheels93 on 22 August 2015 - 12:23 PM

RS tail lights are an excellent modification mate, some sivatec offset pin indicator bulbs would look great in them too.
See Guide here:

It's worth fitting the 12V socket in the boot at the same time because you will have the panel off anyway for fitting the tail lights.
The boot socket has come in very handy for charging my phone while shopping or plugging in the car WiFi router it's at a much more convenient location rather than reaching in to the glovebox or centre console just open the boot door and its there.
12V Boot socket fitting Guide:
http://www.fordowner...oot-focus-mk25/

Way ahead of you buddy. I've got them both downloaded and I about know them word for word lol. Should be pretty straight forward. Quite looking forward to getting those done to be fair. Been looking for some RS lights for a long time and one of the guys on here was selling a set down the road from me. Couldn't let them go. I am abroad at the moment so will pick them up the day I get back.

You should go travelling buddy. It's good fun. I'd wait until your youngest was about 2-3 before venturing too far. Need to make sure you have a nice break.


#514516 "taking Oval To Blue Horizon" Lenny's Build Thread 2010-2015

Posted by Wheels93 on 22 August 2015 - 12:15 PM

Forgot to mention.. Also adding the plug and cabelling so that I'll have dual reverse lights a usable rear fog too.


#514515 "taking Oval To Blue Horizon" Lenny's Build Thread 2010-2015

Posted by Wheels93 on 22 August 2015 - 12:11 PM

Well I've got to pick up some RS lights for the rear and fit then on Wednesday. So theres another afternoon of playing on the car.

I looked at the dewipering but don't know about stripping functionality that's all. It does look better and evens the rear out but can't work out if I'd miss my wiper if I did it. The sparco strap looks good though.

I've got your guide downloaded for the 12v boot install though. £8 sounds a fair cost for that functionality


#514491 "taking Oval To Blue Horizon" Lenny's Build Thread 2010-2015

Posted by Wheels93 on 22 August 2015 - 10:49 AM

some projects are best dragged out over six months as you find better ways of doing things along the way,
My entertainment upgrade took eight months to piece together but in that time the end results were improved by better planning.


Very very true. It took 3-4 months to justify that the head unit I fitted was the right one for me. So impressed with it now and works a dream!

Got a couple of smaller mods this month, just to keep it ticking along but think externally its about there. Just humming and arring about braking and suspension.


#514466 "taking Oval To Blue Horizon" Lenny's Build Thread 2010-2015

Posted by Wheels93 on 22 August 2015 - 09:25 AM

Think that will probably be the best way to be honest. Might as well bin the male to female ends and just crimp them together. Be tidier I suppose. Got to first get some headrests and then choose my screens. Might have to be a spanned project as the misses won't approve else.


#514031 People Favourite Car Films

Posted by Wheels93 on 20 August 2015 - 08:41 PM

Gran Torino with Clint Eastwood.. Gotta love some muscle


#513785 "taking Oval To Blue Horizon" Lenny's Build Thread 2010-2015

Posted by Wheels93 on 20 August 2015 - 08:09 AM

No prob i have it ready to despatch anytime,
The Torx required for the seats are a TX40 and a TX50 i bought them from Halfords in 3/4" Socket wrench form, i wasn't implying you were in any way financially inadequate mate just offering to lend them to save purchase as there not one's likely to be used twice that's all. :)

There's plenty of space inside the kick panels either side of the dash centre,
Also under the centre console,
The carpet is already pre-cut under the seats allowing the rear air ducts through,
If centre console and front seats were removed would be easiest way to route cables.

Then in theory if you had a length of electricians waven conduit pipe that they use for "first fix" putting cables in wall prior to plastering.

Anyways i reckon if you had a length of that;
Pop out one of the headrest sockets and route the waven down through to the bottom of the seat backing.

It should make it easier to route cables inside the chrome headrest pillar which will sit inside the waven conduit housing cables through to bottom of the seat.
May work just an idea.


I know buddy, I was on about cost for postage and if you wanted anything for lending me the microphone. That's all :)

Kick panels sound like a good idea to be fair. And will provide a good area to tuck the cables away. Do you think there will be enough room in the chrome pillars?

I hope I can get the cabelling behind the head unit. There isn't much room left unfortunately. Like you say could find somewhere in the centre to put the majority of cables though.


#513712 "taking Oval To Blue Horizon" Lenny's Build Thread 2010-2015

Posted by Wheels93 on 19 August 2015 - 08:10 PM

if you could get two full front seats would be best,
Run cables through the chrome headrest pillars down inside the body of the seat terminated in female sockets hidden underneath the seats themselves,
Would be very tidy,
I can supply torx wrench socket to remove seats if desired,
Purchased from Halfords for less than 8 quid though.
Just P&P on the mic. Would be 6 pound tracked shipping,
The return address is in Newtownabbey Co.Antrim so shouldnt cost that much to return.


Sounds good to me. Ill message you re cost and what not when I get home. Moneys not a problem.

Got plenty of torx sets to be fair so should be OK there.. Think I'm going to put the male to female connectors under the centre console to keep it clean. Just need to work out where its gonna trail. Shouldnt be too hard! Famous last words


#513702 "taking Oval To Blue Horizon" Lenny's Build Thread 2010-2015

Posted by Wheels93 on 19 August 2015 - 07:53 PM

Really appreciate that and i'll forward some money on to ;)

Sure does. I am looking at investing in some complete replacements so that I can cut them up and if it goes wrong ive not ruined the seats. Would be good if I could just swap the headrests with some predone ones but they only seem to come in leather which sucks!!

Plus like all my bits and pieces and with me. When it's had its day in that car. Easy to remove ;)


#513634 "taking Oval To Blue Horizon" Lenny's Build Thread 2010-2015

Posted by Wheels93 on 19 August 2015 - 04:42 PM

Connects2
Magazine interview is now live :)

https://twitter.com/...023420972408833


Abroad at the moment so can't see it unfortunately. Good to get some recognition for all the hard work you put it. Will message you soon about that mic as I'm coming to end of my abroad stint. Been investigating a rear display for my car. Quite fancy headrest screens though.


#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?