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TimST2 last won the day on May 24

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About TimST2

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    Fiesta ST-2
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  1. Yes I'll sell it - should get at least £50 for it which will make buying a discounted new one cheaper than getting mine refurbed. Sent from my SM-G900F using Tapatalk
  2. My new wheel arrived today. As always, superb price and service from Rates Ford. I'm looking forward to needing to change tyres now so I can replace the damaged wheel and try out a pair of PS4s
  3. So I replaced my Sparco stubby aerial with an OEM Mk8 Fiesta one (due to the paint on the Sparco aerial changing colour), and the reception is much improved. No DAB dropouts on my commute this morning Sent from my SM-G900F using Tapatalk
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    Car history

    1988 Peugeot 205 XL 2000 Ford Focus Zetec 1999 Lotus Elise 2012 Fiesta Zetec 2016 Fiesta ST (still own) 2020 Caterham Seven 310R (on order) I've gone fully Ford-engined now... Sent from my SM-G900F using Tapatalk
  5. I must remember that excuse for future performance car purchases - "I need an ST because I don't do enough miles to make anything else a sensible purchase". Sent from my SM-G900F using Tapatalk
  6. No not really. They get you to take painkillers. To be honest the extraction didn't hurt either, although the medieval process was a bit surprising. I'm terrible with injections though so that was where I embarrassed myself and nearly passed out... Sent from my SM-G900F using Tapatalk
  7. 0815: [DHL] Your parcel will be delivered between 1200 and 1300 0816: [Me] Leave with neighbour 12:53: [DHL] You weren't in so we took your parcel back to the depot Morons. Sent from my SM-G900F using Tapatalk
  8. I had a wisdom tooth removed recently. They inject the gum with anaesthetic (which was the worst bit), then they go in with the pliers! It's not a subtle procedure... Sent from my SM-G900F using Tapatalk
  9. Nice one Tom - new wheel ordered for £8 less than Ford wanted for a tyre for it!
  10. Looking at it I could actually get a further £15 off the £209 fitted price with Black Circles' current buy 2 offer, but I've got some life left in my current fronts so I'll check back when I need some. The £163 wheel is currently £29% off so I'm tempted to get that now - Rates Ford have been selling a batch at that price but only have 5 left...
  11. Yep, Ford quoted me a very vague £100 inc. VAT to refurbish mine. At that price it wouldn't be any more expensive to buy a new one for £163 (from Ford) and sell my old one (removing any risk that it wouldn't be a perfect job too). At the same time, I enquired about getting either OEM Bridgestones or PS4s fitted and they couldn't give me a price on the Bridgestones because they were out of stock (WTF?). The PS4s were coming in at £155 fitted each (!) when I can get a pair fitted at Protyre for £209. That's with Ford claiming they won't be beaten on price and that you can get a refund of the difference if you find them cheaper elsewhere. I think in this case I'll bypass Ford altogether and save the hassle. With my previous Fiesta they were the cheapest...
  12. So Sparco have completely ignored me - great customer service . I think I'll order a Mk8 stubby aerial as I think it was @STJAY who said he'd had fitted one and it looked good.
  13. Yeah - Nexen N FERA SU1, whatever that is! Sent from my SM-G900F using Tapatalk
  14. You might have noticed from the photos that my front tyres don't have built in rim protectors - thats because the car was supplied with the original Bridgestone Potenzas on the rear but new cheaper tyres on the front. They're sold by Ford but I dont know if it was Ford or the previous owner trying to save money. Either way, it's annoying because a rim protector just might have saved the wheel. Whatever goes on next (Potenzas or PS4s) will have them though. Sent from my SM-G900F using Tapatalk
  15. Nothing clever at all - quite the opposite in fact! I first took a file to it (!), then applied two coats of paint and two coats of lacquer from a £5 eBay alloy wheel touch up kit matched to Ford Rock Grey, lightly rubbing down with some Meguires ScratchX on a microfibre cloth between coats. You can't see the damage from a distance, but it's by no means a professional job and doesn't pass close inspection. As I said, it'll have to do until I get it sorted properly.