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  1. Same here David. For peace of mind i did put in new seals and sliders, cheap enough in kit form from Big Red. When it came to the rears i got a complete axle assembly, arrived with everything included down to every nut and bolt. Sometimes used parts can be a top option.
  2. Don't know if you are looking for new parts are used but fleabay have heaps of used stuff. heres a link for one lot, https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/FORD-FIESTA-ST-180-MK7-MK7-5-PAIR-OF-FRONT-BRAKE-CALIPERS-DISCS-AND-PADS-KIT/254451746299?hash=item3b3e8185fb:g:LrgAAOSwLfxd5otQ
  3. Try the search button it is all here on the forums on how to do this
  4. I put on 278mm discs and st180 calipers. never had to change hoses or splashguards. As for finding someone are you not cofident to do it yourself it is really straightforward. The piddly bit is bleeding the brakes afterwards but i used one of those one man bleed kits with relative ease.
  5. Adrian flux, fully comp 6,000 a year sdp no commute
  6. Just paid the renewal to Flux for another years insurance, £367. run the mods past them again and the guy comes back with "oh, it's actually gone down to £287" Tacked key loss on for a total of £304....Result !!
  7. £30 but as mine renews now it's free.
  8. Having done the conversion i cant say braking is noticeaby any better, the st fronts i put on seem to handle most of the stopping more than adequatley. I guess the rear discs do help a little better than drums,Crazy i know but i look at the rears and smile as it just looks so much better than drums.If i was doing anything on the brakes for performance then i would look at going beyond the st fronts but as with all things racing it will cost a lot more. The price of some kits could outprice the car !! lol
  9. ? It's well worth the effort took me a couple of hours to drop an axle and put the new on in. longest part was moving all the heatshields to do the handbrake cable. Whether you are modding or racing cant see what the racing things all about , racing wont give you any benefits with an st180 axle,but modding then yes the rear setup looks a lot better than drums
  10. Rang my insurers and ran my mods past them. Came back with a brilliant reply, "we have entered your mods into the system, your premium will remain the same" Result !!! well done Adrian Flux.
  11. Funny you should mention the rear discs, i was only looking at mine yesterday thinking that they looked a bit tiny, mk1 focus carriers seem to be a little elusive are they the only ones that will fit? Also are the focus rear discs not 281mm?
  12. Dunno how you managed with st150 calipers. This is what i got mistakenly at first, while the 278mm discs fitted fine the calipers wouldnt fit even with the larger carriers as the holes dont match up and the standard carriers dont give clearance for anything over the standard disc. Karls post is spot on with what you need and what choices you have St200 also work. I also did the rear axle swap out from drums to disc. Didnt mess about i just dropped the whole axle and replaced it with one from a st. The hardest part with this was taking all the heatshields out from underneath to get at the handbrake linkage and once i worked out how the cable actually releases it was fine just to swap them over, cant say the rears make a lot of difference performance wise but it makes a huge difference to look at with the red calipers it must be good for another 5mph.😁
  13. I went back to a standard airbox with standard filter from a mountune box with k&n on my 7.5. For me the standard set up is better, as i have the bluefin i found the k&n just wasnt up for the job and the standard filter handles it so much better in the top end. The only thing i kept on was Airtec primary and secondary hoses which do give a throatier noise when planting the foot. The thing i notice now is at 80-100mph, on a private road of course, i have a vibration that you can feel through the steering probably unrelated but just something i noticed from a 500 mile round trip i have just done. I have messed around with my car all year and what i have found with the mk7.5 fez is they are very finnicky when it comes to the intake system. It certainly isn't a one works for all thing.
  14. As i recall the block that goes into the set is numbered the numbers are very small but on mine they were there. Im sure too that there are images here alraedy from the post i followed. On the display screen connector pin 12 is blue/green pin 6 is blue. On the c1 big connector that goes into the radio pin 5 is blue/green pin 4 is blue The connections between pin 12 and 5 and 6 and 4 were not too bad i never had the wiring in the c1 adapter so just made up the wires and plugged straight into the holes the display end i was able to splice into which is a lot easier when you slide out the connector and wires from the housing.casing I remember that the numbers are on the c1 block but you have to slide it out of its casing use a small screwdriver, its fiddly but it does come apart Read this it will help Here is another post cleary showing the blocks and how to get the block apart where the numbers can be seen. scroll down to the relevant piccys