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This is my Focus estate 1.8 LX TDCI

I got this car a few weeks ago, had plenty of issues when I first got it, EML was on which was from a perished alternator cable, engine was juddering like mad and had hesitation while driving, which turned out to be the EGR valve, so blanked that off and its running better than ever.

This how it was looking:

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Then I bought some Angel eye headlights for it

Before

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After

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Managed to pick up some cheap standard alloy wheels for it, a temporary wheel till I find the wheels I want

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Last weekend I went and had the rear windows tinted in Limo Black

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That is currently how it sits, 30mm Eibach lowering springs will be next to go on, followed by smoked rear lights, exhaust, spoiler, wheels and a decent body kit if I can find one lol

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Nice start bud

 

 

 

Allan

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1 hour ago, Pug=309 said:

Nice start bud

 

 

 

Allan

Thanks mate, loads I want to do, but I also have 2 other project cars, one of which is costing an absolute fortune, Focus is cheap as chips to modify, will be starting on the engine after the external looks are where I want them lol

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If you don't mind me asking, what other project cars do you have?

 

We are planning the same, have her sitting and looking right, then bring on the dirty power

 

 

Allan

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8 hours ago, Pug=309 said:

If you don't mind me asking, what other project cars do you have?

 

We are planning the same, have her sitting and looking right, then bring on the dirty power

 

 

Allan

I have 4 vehicles in total lol a Haynes roadster I'm building, currently just a bare chassis lol and a Subaru Impreza facelift classic that I'm stripping ready for a colour change, haven't touched it in a couple weeks though, so it looks like this still

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Also have a MK6 Transit, but not doing anything with that lol

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Finish the looks on the Focus then I'll be back on to the Impreza lol

Yeah that's standard practice for me, do external looks, then brakes and suspension and then more power lol

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Both cars that were of a time when cars all looked different, I I do have a wee soft spot for the mighty Sierra.

 

Thanks is for sharing

 

Allan

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Yes definitely, I've had well over 50 cars, only 2 of them I miss, my white Sierra (I've had 5 lol) and my red Vauxhall Calibra (had 3 of them lol), all cars look the same these days

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Aye, I miss my 91 Peugeot 309, had big plans, but hey ho, yes they do, and there's very little that can be done to make your car unique,  as bad as it may sound, I miss those "max power" days of car modifying, even though there was enough crap kits out there to seal the hole in ozone layer, there were some pretty nicely done motors, but I digress.

I'll be watching for updates

 

 

Allan

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Well, the past couple of days I've been doing a few bits again, fitted a center console with an arm rest, fixed the snapped heat control cable and removed the Focus LX TDCI badges off the boot, looks a bit better

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Tail light tinting film and new carbon fibre and chrome ford badges will be arriving some time during the week 

Currently spoiler hunting

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Night and day bud, shes looking a lot better

 

 

Allan

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Thanks mate, still lots more to do

Back of the focus is currently loaded up with transit wheels lol

Transit is currently sat like this, waiting

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Hi,

The focus is Looking good and the other project cars aswell,

I have a few guides created on a mk2.5 which will also work on your mk2 maybe of interest: 

Also heres a site for some Diesel upgrade on the focus: https://nbstyling.co.uk/product-category/cars/ford/ 

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On 7/29/2019 at 6:51 PM, Lenny said:

Hi,

The focus is Looking good and the other project cars aswell,

I have a few guides created on a mk2.5 which will also work on your mk2 maybe of interest: 

Also heres a site for some Diesel upgrade on the focus: https://nbstyling.co.uk/product-category/cars/ford/ 

Oh that's absolutely perfect, thanks mate, I've been looking for somewhere to buy tuning parts, thank you

 

Well, today I went t get 2 new tyres for my transit, I ended up coming out with a set of 17" standard focus wheels, I quite like the look of them, I'll post a pic when I fit them tomorrow evening, my tail light tint turned up today too, so that will be happening in the next couple days

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Well, this evening I've fitted my new wheels, actually like these more than I thought I would lol

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The back is only sitting low because I have this lot in the boot lol

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Also had a go at tinting my rear lights, completely messed that up lol but I did manage to do it good enough to see what it would look like

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Thought it would be too dark, but the standard bulbs actually show up really well through it, so when I've changed to led bulbs that'll make them even better

Just need to find someone to tint them for me now lol

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Well, I shall be starting to fit my lowering springs this week in the evenings when I get home from work, just waiting on spring compressors to arrive which should be here Wednesday, got a set here but they've decided they want to disappear so had to get a new set, so pics to come soon when I start on the springs

But for now, here's a little before and after, can't believe how much it has changed within a month, madness 😂😂

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Well I now have to wait till the end of the month before I can lower my car, they sent the wrong springs for my car so now have to wait for them to send the correct ones, which are supposedly being delivered on the 28th🙄

On the bright side, it's booked in for the 23rd to be remapped will take it from 115bhp to 150bhp and from 245nm torque to around 300nm torque, can't complain about that

Also, if anyone knows where I can get a subtle body kit from that will fit my car that would be helpful, splitter, skirts, diffuser and spoiler, seems they're not the easiest thing to find these days

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Love an estate. Good to see the issue was just the egr. Always a cheap fix on these.

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Yeah I was happy to find it was just the EGR, when it gets remapped they're also going to map out the egr altogether, well worth the extra £20

Looks wise it's not far off being where I want it now, nice little standard body kit, spoiler, lowered, wheels refurbed in black and then that's the external done, then onto the engine to get as much power as possible, when the inevitable happens and it goes bang then I'll be looking at getting a bigger engine and doing all over again lol

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That's a good amount of gains with a map. Body kit I don't know of but I'm sure you can find parts separately like a splitter etc. 

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Body kit wise, well the rs front bumper and wings (if there wider) wound bolt right on, as would the st's, I think ford did a zetec s variant for the estate, I'll have a wee look tomorrow.

Cars starting to look good bud

 

 

Allan

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On 8/10/2019 at 11:48 AM, Imprezajay86 said:

Well I now have to wait till the end of the month before I can lower my car, they sent the wrong springs for my car so now have to wait for them to send the correct ones, which are supposedly being delivered on the 28th🙄

On the bright side, it's booked in for the 23rd to be remapped will take it from 115bhp to 150bhp and from 245nm torque to around 300nm torque, can't complain about that

Also, if anyone knows where I can get a subtle body kit from that will fit my car that would be helpful, splitter, skirts, diffuser and spoiler, seems they're not the easiest thing to find these days

Where are you getting your remap ? any review and are you getting it on a Dyno some thing I would like to get my tdci 

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On 8/16/2019 at 5:32 PM, Dave sport tdci said:

Where are you getting your remap ? any review and are you getting it on a Dyno some thing I would like to get my tdci 

Had my remap today mate, had it done at Richard brothers in Redruth, Cornwall, they've done a fantastic job, sooo much faster now, it's brilliant

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