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Wheels93

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#468142 Ford Focus Mk2.5 Build

Posted by Wheels93 on 21 March 2015 - 06:56 PM

Complements to jbeer for successfully implementing DDS, ECO mode, anti hijack and additional radio functionality.. Somehow I think I got the better end of a trade but hats off and beers owed!!


#467340 Ford Fair 2015

Posted by Wheels93 on 19 March 2015 - 05:09 PM

I'm just driving down.. Bed sounds better


#466875 Ford Fair 2015

Posted by Wheels93 on 18 March 2015 - 03:45 PM

Hope to see you all there. I'm on a different stand but will poke my head around.


#466669 Ford Focus Mk2.5 Build

Posted by Wheels93 on 17 March 2015 - 09:48 PM

Also, if you can have a look at another car with the side skirts, that might help you make up your mind. Keep an eye out on breakers as you never know what might come in if you are not in a hurry for the part  :)


I've seen the without and with and can't make up my mind exactly. It's a nice to have at the moment and I think if something comes up at the right price at the right time i might invest.


#466395 Ford Fair 2015

Posted by Wheels93 on 17 March 2015 - 10:14 AM

Crashed it. Well someone crashed into me! Divs! On wrong side of the road.....at night.......with their full beam lights on :(


Jesus.. Hope you are all OK.. Some people are muppets on the road!

The car a write off?


#466301 Ford Focus Mk2.5 Build

Posted by Wheels93 on 16 March 2015 - 11:33 PM

I think you could leave the side skirts out, wait till one pops up on Ebay/breakers and then decide if you really want it. Just with the front and rear bumpers, the car will look a lot better. The mudflaps do look nice and does protect the paint as well. I also like the idea of having the front grill painted gloss black. Adds a bit of flair to the front end. 


I am going gloss I think .. I've got an ST upper grill, zetec s lower grill and the fogs to do which I'll do myself. Saves some dollar. Sounds like a plan to me regarding the side skirts. Can't decide on them yet.


#466284 Ford Focus Mk2.5 Build

Posted by Wheels93 on 16 March 2015 - 10:55 PM

It is true. I don't see too many of them, especially with Ford Privacy Glass and in sea grey. I would love the side skirts but they are on the nice to haves at the moment. Rally flaps should give the lower look. Hyrules thread doesn't have side skirts and I like the stance.. Whats your view?


#466259 Ford Focus Mk2.5 Build

Posted by Wheels93 on 16 March 2015 - 10:05 PM

 
Cheers man. I try to keep it tidy.
 
With regards to the wheels, I agree. It would make the most drastic change. I always tend to think that non-car people miss out on subtle details like bodykits. E.g my wife isn't a car person and she would't know the difference between a Zetec S and a Style. But, the first thing she always sees are wheels. 
 
How are you planning to get the colour changed? I toyed the idea myself of getting it Plasti Dipped. It worked out to be too expensive in the end for what was a non permanent solution.


I prefer subtle mods though or tasteful as I prefer to call them. The wheels won't take a weekend and whilst I've got some spare coppers, I need my kit and exhaust on.

I am looking at sanding the wheels down and taking the top layer off to get them smooth to remove the imperfections. Once this has been done I will just respray if I don't take too much off and then lacquer up. I've got a spray gun so will sort it that way. What you think?


#466240 Ford Focus Mk2.5 Build

Posted by Wheels93 on 16 March 2015 - 09:36 PM

Nice looking motor there and liking what you got planned next. Mine has similar wheels as yours with the tinted rear windows. Car is in Panther Black. 
 
Looking forward to seeing how your wheels turn out with the Dark Gunmetal grey as thats what I wanted to do since mine have a lot of curb rash and need a refurb. 


I can remember browsing through some snaps of your car Hassen. Great looking car!

I think I'm going to do the wheels myself. Want to have a play plus it keep the price down immensely. The old man has got some experience in the field so that'll help. He wants me to do the wheels next rather than the bodykit because he thinks it will have a bigger effect. What you guys think?


#466225 Ford Focus Mk2.5 Build

Posted by Wheels93 on 16 March 2015 - 09:10 PM

Here you go for brand new primed.
I think the cheapest. £187 a pair. At caraccessoriesplus
Yunii
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I've seen them but can't justify £200 plus the cost of spraying them and fitting them if my car doesn't need them to finish the look. Guess we will see.


#466208 Ford Focus Mk2.5 Build

Posted by Wheels93 on 16 March 2015 - 08:32 PM

Yeah they are. I know a ford breaker and he gives me first dibs on most things but he's only got 3 door skirts. He's not came across any 5 door ones. He offered me a full fabric recaro set the other day for £240!!!

I would love side skirts but they are robbery. Like I said, I'll stick the flaps on and see how it stands. I think it'll look OK to be honest.


#466205 Ford Focus Mk2.5 Build

Posted by Wheels93 on 16 March 2015 - 08:25 PM

I am yes.. They will remain silver for a couple of months post kit but will then be resprayed a dark gun metal grey. I like the wheels and haven't got any plans to change them to ST ones.

Unfortunately I dont have the side skirts but I will be putting rally flaps on. Hopefully it will look OK. Might have to buy some if it doesn't but they are a rare find


#466101 Ford Fair 2015

Posted by Wheels93 on 16 March 2015 - 03:41 PM

That's great news mate!


Yes and even better news, the misses is coming "/ at least someone will find my crap jokes funny


#466092 Ford Fair 2015

Posted by Wheels93 on 16 March 2015 - 03:15 PM

if its just a mate or a distant relative then you aint missing too much. Miss Ford Fair and you do miss much!
 
tell whoever is getting married that you cant come as you have already made plans!


Change of events. Im at ford fair


#465998 Ford Focus Mk2.5 Build

Posted by Wheels93 on 16 March 2015 - 07:57 AM

looking clean. yes I have the same shape focus but in avlon blue


Just looked on your thread and looks really good. You planning much else for it? I've got a zetec s kit to go on and a twin pipe system and that will be the big mods done.