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    See me in my wet t-shirt. stevieg's Avatar
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    I like that does it interfere with pulling up the handbrake?
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    Quote Originally Posted by stevieg
    I like that does it interfere with pulling up the handbrake?
    To be honest "a bit". But you probably noticed that it actually tilts up out of the way if necessary, so it's only minor interference if that.

    My stupid handbrake seems to reach the top very quickly after adjustment, but I'm afraid that's probably caused by the fact that the car sits on a downward sloping drive at home, as you can see by the opening photo on this carpc project. I don't think this is a typical trait of the focus breed.

    One thing I must say is that the position and height is spot-on for comfort and don't forget that it is also a handy storage space. Bit on the pricey side at 50 odd quid, but I am still very pleased with it.

    Wizz

    PS: If you don't reply to my last PM ( hint, aerial photo's ! ) I'm going to let your tyres down, OR WORSE ( Yes, ask the council to put sleeping policemen in your street ! )

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    Quote Originally Posted by wizz
    To be honest "a bit". But you probably noticed that it actually tilts up out of the way if necessary, so it's only minor interference if that.

    My stupid handbrake seems to reach the top very quickly after adjustment, but I'm afraid that's probably caused by the fact that the car sits on a downward sloping drive at home, as you can see by the opening photo on this carpc project. I don't think this is a typical trait of the focus breed.

    One thing I must say is that the position and height is spot-on for comfort and don't forget that it is also a handy storage space. Bit on the pricey side at 50 odd quid, but I am still very pleased with it.

    Wizz

    PS: If you don't reply to my last PM ( hint, aerial photo's ! ) I'm going to let your tyres down, OR WORSE ( Yes, ask the council to put sleeping policemen in your street ! )

    EDIT: Tried to PM you with Humble appologies, but your PM box has exceeded it's limit....please clear some crap out ( prob from ME !) The answer is 1meg....now what's the question ?
    LOL I replied just after replying to this, I read it before I left work and been out this evening visitng family Honest not ignoring you!

    Hmmm I think I wont get one I tend to er, yank the handbrake occasionally round corners

    Hahaha they can put all the sleeping policemen they want down my road I don't mind them I don't ever exceed 30 in a 30, 20 in a 20 and so on... Leaving my spirited driving for the right place
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    I know what you mean about intefering with the handbrake! I have to reach round it to apply the handbrake, if there is a fatty in the passenger seat I have to lift the armrest up!

    However, great place for my extra buttons and storage underneath that panel, and also very comfortable!

    Install is looking good now well done!
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    Quote Originally Posted by stevieg
    Hahaha they can put all the sleeping policemen they want down my road I don't mind them I don't ever exceed 30 in a 30, 20 in a 20 and so on... Leaving my spirited driving for the right place
    Yeh, RIGHT !! That means your a GOOD MAN (sick joke !)
    Daren't ask where the right place is !

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    Quote Originally Posted by Henry Winx
    I know what you mean about intefering with the handbrake! I have to reach round it to apply the handbrake, if there is a fatty in the passenger seat I have to lift the armrest up!

    However, great place for my extra buttons and storage underneath that panel, and also very comfortable!

    Install is looking good now well done!
    Thanks, Henry

    Just thinking about the next Add-on. I have a USB2 TV card that I had setup and running fine before putting the flip screen in, but the grahics changes seems to have screwed it up ( pinched the overlay, I think ) so I might have another go at getting it to live in harmony with everything else.

    Or maybe amps & speakers...I'm sure Stevieg with give me some pointers in that direction, if need be.

    Wizz
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    Carpc :Galaxy GT-P1000 Original 7in Tab
    Mounted in "On Dash" Custom Install

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    definately look into audio upgrades, when I first got my focus I couldnt see myself wanting to upgrade what I thought was perfectly adequate, having upgraded everything I am amazed at the difference, yeah it hits lot of bass when crancked up but there is loads more detail to it at moderate listening volumes, the sound is fuiller... blah blah!! Anyways I would deffo go for some subtle upgrades!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Henry Winx
    definately look into audio upgrades, when I first got my focus I couldnt see myself wanting to upgrade what I thought was perfectly adequate, having upgraded everything I am amazed at the difference, yeah it hits lot of bass when crancked up but there is loads more detail to it at moderate listening volumes, the sound is fuiller... blah blah!! Anyways I would deffo go for some subtle upgrades!
    Don't have a clue what to buy in amps, speakers etc
    Any recommendations.

    @stevieg Did you get your steering wheel stalk sorted ?

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    I'd like to know about the steering wheel stalk too.. I'm very tempted to go buy a new one from Ford so I can have a play with it.

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    Here Comes Summer - We Hope !

    There has been a lot of chat on the Forums about sunlight readable skins, particularly a replacement for BrushedMetal the MediaCar/RoadRunner skin which is the one that I use.

    So I thought I'd go one stage further and get myself a removable sun shade for the car
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    Car : Ford Focus Zetec S 1800cc
    Carpc :Galaxy GT-P1000 Original 7in Tab
    Mounted in "On Dash" Custom Install

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