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Discussion in 'General' started by RTT, 29 Oct 2007.

  1. Mister_Tad

    Mister_Tad Super Moderator Super Moderator

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    My random and unnecessary prime day purchase

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    I know the temperature of ALL THE THINGS now
     
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  2. legoman

    legoman breaker of things

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    pioneer avh-x490dab and a reverse camera, now I can watch as I back into things/people

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  3. fix-the-spade

    fix-the-spade Well-Known Member

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    You don't use those to measure temperatures, you paint them green and pretend it's a Romulan Disruptor!
     
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  4. jinq-sea

    jinq-sea 'write that down in your copy book' Super Moderator

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    I use one of those to confuse potential trainees at interview.
     
  5. Mister_Tad

    Mister_Tad Super Moderator Super Moderator

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    Remember kids, always wear protection

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  6. Canon

    Canon Reformed

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    I went out with a girl from Burnley once too..
     
  7. Wakka

    Wakka Yo, eat this, ya?

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    A set of SRAM Guide RSC brakes for £128.99 posted. eBay winning!

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  8. TheBlackSwordsMan

    TheBlackSwordsMan Fellow of the Teelzebub Society

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    A photographic thermometer. It glows in the dark!

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  9. Gunsmith

    Gunsmith Maximum Win

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    GoPro Hero 5, cant wait to hit the trails next week with it.
     
  10. The_Crapman

    The_Crapman Don't phone it's just for fun.

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    But those are outlawed! :nono:
     
  11. fix-the-spade

    fix-the-spade Well-Known Member

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    That's why you can only have a pretend one!
     
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  12. BentAnat

    BentAnat Software Dev

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    I Didn't buy it, but I was VERY tempted to pick up a Focus RS second hand over the weekend to replace the wife's aging Fiat Bravo.
    late '16 model, Nitro Blue, 20.000km on the clock...Was tempting, but just tyres on that cost more than the Bravo cost in repairs in the last 2 years
     
  13. liratheal

    liratheal Sharing is Caring

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    Worth noting, if you ever look at a Mk3 FRS again, you'll want to make sure it's had the head gasket issue resolved. Ford issued a TSB on it, I think it's a free recall repair, but not owning one I didn't look that hard.

    On topic:

    Wire!

    ~15m of various colours of 18awg
    10m of black
    5m of multi-core 18awg
    RTV silicon
    Multi-pack of grommets
    Multi-pack of various coloured heat shrink
    Ford WPT-5361 pigtail
    80amp strip Fuse & holder
    6-way fusebox
    RL/180-12 relay
    110 Amp rated 16mm red & black cables (1m)

    I've done individual fusing for most of the additions I've made (Electric seats, foot well lighting, hardwired dashcam) to the RS. I'm going to tidy that all up and make a distribution block so I have one tap into ignition switched 12v, instead of several. Motivator for this is I need to finish the install of the water temp gauge, and have provisions for installing the oil temp/pressure gauge.

    The pigtail is so I can use the connector off the AC compressor to run up a fan controller when I push the AC button in the car, and hopefully, fire a fan up on the intercooler for traffic-sitting moments/additional cooling - And maintain the factory connector, so I everything can be put back to standard in the future if necessary.

    Also thinking about re-using the rear-windscreen washer control to spray water on the intercooler by buggering about with the screenwash pump. More thought is required on that, though, so for now that's a pondering situation, not a buying situation.
     
  14. BentAnat

    BentAnat Software Dev

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    Yes, and yes.
    Yes, I am aware of this. Basically: the head gasket from the EcoBoost Mustang was used on the Focus RS wrongly by some installers the world over. The two engines are not entirely the same.
    And yes, it's a free thing to do.
    What got me was the overall price of maintenance on these, especially them being what they are. 19" tyres alone cost a fortune (smidhe over 200 pound each around here)
    Brakes on that another small fortune.
    And then I get the feeling that the motor is probably a handgrenade outside of warranty. Based on nothing but gut feeling.
    Also, there is such a thing as fast enough... that's around 200bhp in most cars. That's quicker than you're likely to use outside of track driving.
     
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  15. liratheal

    liratheal Sharing is Caring

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    It's the new generation of 'RS tax'. It's no better with the older ones - Tyres are a little cheaper on the Mk1's 18" wheels, but not much.

    Tbh, most of the Focus RS generations thus far haven't been too bad out of warranty. Typically, if anything, Ford have under-tuned them, so if you get one that's not been messed with too much, they seem pretty alright.

    But still, it's not cheap to run an RS of any generation as a daily! Hell, the cost of body panels and wheels if you have a non-writeoff accident is terrifying - Even in the Mk3!
     
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  16. Otis1337

    Otis1337 aka - Ripp3r

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    few things over the past few weeks:

    Arc'teryx Alpha AR Goretex PRO: £400 (RRP £500)

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    Arc'teryx Palisade Shorts: £62 (RRP £85)

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    Arc'teryx Phase AR beanie: £22 (RRP£25)
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    Arc'teryx starke trousers: £72 (RRP £95)

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    Arc'teryx Phasic Evolution shirt: £40 (RRP £55)

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    The NorthFace GoreTex cap: £30 (RRP £40)
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  17. perplekks45

    perplekks45 LIKE AN ANIMAL!

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    I really like their stuff and I know the quality is way up there but those prices are just insane. And I don't mean the RRPs.
     
  18. Otis1337

    Otis1337 aka - Ripp3r

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    There isnt any better Goretex craftsmanship than Arc'teryx, second to none.
    But also i like the style of there kit too, just looks way more refined and minimal than other outdoor brands. The customer service is really good too. They will repair or replace anything regardless of its age so long as you havnt been miss treating the kit.

    Also its not just for show, i spend multiple days trekking, wild camping and scrambling in the lakes,peaks and snowdonia. Hoping to spend a week in Scotland next year including the CMD route up Ben Nevis.
    Having a Goretex shell that i can rely on and robust but still super light is a big plus.
    Im no super light weight trekker but ill do 3 days (65k, 4500m total ascent) in a 38L bag, which with food will be about 10KG.

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  19. perplekks45

    perplekks45 LIKE AN ANIMAL!

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    Those pictures look amazing and make we want to start a spending spree. Also, I want to talk to my boss about paid leave for a week now... gotta hit those hills, maaan!

    Btw, am I the only one who looked at that picture and thought for a split second there was a tiny bear next to you, enjoying the sunset?
     
  20. Otis1337

    Otis1337 aka - Ripp3r

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    Haha, I didn't see that but now I can't unsee it

    There are plenty of cheaper brands that are quality.
    If you do start spending, I recommend Alpkit and Snugpak. Both top UK brands that don't cost an arm and a leg. Most of my kit is from them. Arc'teryx is a recent extravagance haha.
     
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