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Author:  The Loumiester [ Thu Mar 07, 2013 10:57 am ]
Post subject:  Re: Focus ST170 - brakes

I read that about 70% of car manufacturors use them including the likes of volkwagon etc so they must be a reputable brand.

Author:  Chris [ Thu Mar 07, 2013 12:24 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: Focus ST170 - brakes

Worked good on track in my old ZS :-)

Author:  The Loumiester [ Thu Mar 07, 2013 6:52 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: Focus ST170 - brakes

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Is this the stuff you lot use? Thought while I got the calipers off mite aswell paint them.

Author:  - Danny Boy - [ Thu Mar 07, 2013 7:33 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: Focus ST170 - brakes

Yeah hammerite is pretty much good for anything

Author:  fezzy-si [ Fri Mar 08, 2013 11:22 am ]
Post subject:  Re: Focus ST170 - brakes

Being a Ford its just aswell you can apply it direct to rust LOL

Got to love them though

Author:  Dave G fsi [ Fri Mar 08, 2013 7:33 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: Focus ST170 - brakes

Thats the stuff on my brakes Lou :thumbsup:

Also, get some high temp silver spray paint to do your discs before you fit them so the bare metal that isnt contacted by the pad doesnt go rusty, as it is pretty visible on the focus :thumbsup:

Author:  The Loumiester [ Fri Mar 08, 2013 9:39 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: Focus ST170 - brakes

Will do, the current discs have been painted red although the calipers arent bizarley

Author:  The Loumiester [ Wed Jul 10, 2013 7:28 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: Focus ST170 - boring update

Abit of a boring update but iv nout to do and I like to keep a log of the crap iv changed :wack: .

firstly changed the brakes all round using the office at work to do it in:
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Next some bastard hit my mirror off so replaced it:
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and recently this week the rear exhaust mount snapped so iv bought a powerflex one, old vs new (plus cool keyring):
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will put that on either tonight or tomorrow when I can be bothered.

plans for the coming months (nothing exciting):
new rear shocks
paint calipers
powerflex rear bushes.
stones have chipped the paint at the bottom of the front wings (sill part) so gonna sand the them down and paint them panther black.

that's all the plans atm, once iv got a new house I will be investing money to tidy the bodywork up but atm its all save for mortgage.

and lastly im bidding on some wheel centres with the blue logo, things cost a fortune brand new so if any of you do see some cheap on any of the forums give me a shout. :thumbsup:

Author:  The Loumiester [ Wed Jul 10, 2013 7:31 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: Focus ST170 - boring update

thought id whack some pics of it nice and clean to:
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Author:  elPaulio [ Wed Jul 10, 2013 10:53 pm ]
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Is this them? Its the cheapest new I can find it.
http://www.vospers.com/parts/ford/focus ... 40062.html

Will keep an eye out for a cheap set if it is :)

Paul

Author:  The Loumiester [ Wed Jul 10, 2013 11:06 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: Focus ST170 - boring update

Yeah thats the ones, for brand new thats pretty cheap but parting with £60 for 4 would make my wallet hurt lol

Author:  onslack [ Thu Jul 11, 2013 8:31 am ]
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looking good there lou :thumbsup:

Author:  The Loumiester [ Thu Jul 11, 2013 9:59 am ]
Post subject:  Re: Focus ST170 - boring update

Cheers pal

Author:  fezzy-si [ Thu Jul 11, 2013 10:10 am ]
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Looks clean fella, nice motor 8-)

Author:  meilack [ Thu Jul 11, 2013 11:20 am ]
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looking good ;)

Author:  The Loumiester [ Thu Jul 11, 2013 2:41 pm ]
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Thanks, i wish I had a spare 3k, i saw a supercharger kit for it.

Author:  Spunkymonkey [ Thu Jul 11, 2013 5:11 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: Focus ST170 - boring update

Looking good!! I wouldnt mind an ST170 next!
How do you find it as an every day hack?
Fuel bad?
comfy?

Author:  The Loumiester [ Thu Jul 11, 2013 5:41 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: Focus ST170 - boring update

Its a comfy car and the fuel isnt as bad as you think, leathering it will reduce it but taking it easy it will be doing 30-35mpg and iv had 42mpg on a trip to blackpool doin 70-80mph.

I highly recommend it as it handles realy well and the power is right up to 7200rpm.

Goin from the si to it was a surprise as its well refined.

Author:  Spunkymonkey [ Thu Jul 11, 2013 6:28 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: Focus ST170 - boring update

I hear a lot of people saying its very rattly at high revs, unrefined that way... or is it smooth up the rev range? Its a shame because theres a lot of negative things i hear a lot about but the people that have them say otherwise... handling id say is superb!

Author:  The Loumiester [ Thu Jul 11, 2013 6:43 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: Focus ST170 - boring update

The engine does have a rattle to it which caused by the vct but i would say its smooth to drive and you barely hear anything inside until you tev it high.

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