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PostPosted: Wed Feb 06, 2013 8:01 pm 
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PostPosted: Thu Feb 07, 2013 10:12 pm 
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Cheers guys, now I have these bits for now I know I'm keeping the car lol need to get the brakes done now doh

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it sounds awesome! and goes well as usual :)

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PostPosted: Thu Feb 21, 2013 4:24 pm 
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Cheers Adam :)

Right now i know i need new discs that has now been foretold to me, but seeing as i don't do much Track work and mostly road and OEM brake discs and pads being bloody good do i just change for a new set of these?

But Ford Fair helped warp the discs a little more :/ So, do we reckon a change to Black Diamond compo's (De glaze and extra cooling and friction coating) and some uprated pads a better investment now the car is in the 300ish BHP area?
Black Diamond Discs all round are about £300 and the pads are extra but it will all fit straight on, i will get the calipers repainted at the same time and flush the brake system and upgrade to Mobil 5.1 Dot brake Fluid too as this is meant to help prevent Fluid Boil which can be suffered

Also on the Subject seeing as im keeping this car for longer, i would like to put my own signature on the car, i have a personalised plate and would like to get the paintwork eventually done and a splitter on the bottom of the front bumper and a diffuser to break up the back end and tint the rear windows slightly

I also have ideas for some body ideas to split up the blue and make the car stand out from others, but i would be keen on what others might think would help make it unique, or would it be better to keep the car "naked" as it is? I wasn't sure as everyone can see its an ST and the fat twin exhaust sticking out the back lol

Penny for your thoughts? :)

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PostPosted: Thu Feb 21, 2013 4:40 pm 
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brake upgrade would be worth it if you can afford it and do track time more often :)

what are your thoughts for the bodywork :D

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Get an RS Splitter on it if it fits!

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PostPosted: Thu Feb 21, 2013 5:25 pm 
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brake upgrade would be worth it if you can afford it and do track time more often :)

what are your thoughts for the bodywork :D


Thoughts are some form of side stripe to run the body tosplit the blue, inline with the wing badges and/or something along the bottom of the doors but not the usual ford stripes, something different

Better brakes (circa £450) will mean i will have to wait longer, same as the bilstein suspension kit (£450 as i have the springs already)

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Get an RS Splitter on it if it fits!


Not Sure on this, but there are similar if not the same splitters made for ST cars front splitter and rear valance definately looking into a set of these (about £250-300) just to break the car up as its all blue lol but the front splitter i want to wait til my front bumper is fixed and resprayed then install to protect it again from such damage :lol:

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PostPosted: Thu Feb 21, 2013 8:06 pm 
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It probably makes sense to save a bit longer and go for the better brakes buddy

In terms of the bodywork mods, go for it, they sound good :thumbsup:

Whats the personal plate then? :halo:

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PostPosted: Fri Feb 22, 2013 9:16 am 
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PB56 ADE :D


Awesome :chill:

I have been pondering one for the FRS, but think I like its standard reg too so cant decide..... :doh:

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PostPosted: Fri Feb 22, 2013 12:05 pm 
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I had more in mind but the lovely wifey bought it as a gift, couldn't believe it totally wasn't expecting it they are awesome, pics at the next meet no doubt ;)

I had a feeling as the brakes were twice the price almost they should be twice as good but somehow i don't think so but if they can deal with more punishment i should make the investment, so much to do and yet i want my holidays this year too lol

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PostPosted: Fri Feb 22, 2013 1:41 pm 
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I would go for the best fast road pads you can get for your OEM callipers, but stay on the side of caution as a little squealing when cold is easy to live with but it really comes down to the brake dust they emit and how regularly you clean your car/alloys as the deposits are a bitch.

I would pay less attention to the brake discs as proper brake pads and brake fluid will do most of the work personally, just make sure your pistons, sliders, etc are in good condition :)

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PostPosted: Sat Apr 06, 2013 6:56 pm 
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Long Time no update, there will be one with pictures soon I promise, the next bit of work is taking place immediately after Central Day

The car is going into the bodyshop for a full refresh of all the body work and the front is being fixed, I am also having the paintwork fully machined and the grills are being professionally sprayed in a Glossy black as opposed to the Halfords bad can jobbies.

At the same time the paintwork is completed the car will be fitted with a Lower front Splitter to assist the front at speed and to stop the bumper being shot to bits again, im still undecided on the rear splitter!

Also I have just today taken delivery of custom decals/stripes for the car Courtesy of DMB :thumbsup:

So hopefully end of april we should have a big update with pictures :)

I have also decided on Standard Ford Discs all round again (incredibly good value for performance) and the car will get Brembo DS2500 brake pads all round (best to be had to fit standard on Focus ST) and new 5.1 Dot Fluids and at the same time will refresh the calipers

Then hopefully before Ford Fair another fresh set of fluids and my suspension (Courtesy of Bilstein kit and whiteline or Elevate RARB and possibly polybushes)

And there was me saying no to spending more on the motor might aswell go crazy for a bit longer :P

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Sweet! Is it costing you a lot for the paint refresh?

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Sweet! Is it costing you a lot for the paint refresh?


About £350 at mates rates for front end respray, all chips and scratches dents done and grill and fog sprays and a machine, but thats a strictly me offer, got a good friend further up the country where labour is cheaper, but as a mate and at that price couldn't turn it down :)

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PostPosted: Sat Apr 06, 2013 10:37 pm 
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Damn mates rates! Lol I need me some of that action with bodywork

Will smarten the car up no end! You need a bonnet bra and cover the front end in low tac tape everywhere you go or youll cry when it chips again haha

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Nice choice on the braking upgrade, the pads and fluid will be all you need, just keep your wheels clean and waxed often!

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