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    20 December 2008
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The Laser Automatic Wire Stripper is the easiest and quickest way to strip wires.
 
Overall rating 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Works very well
Posted21 August 2010
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leedsguy
fromLeeds, England
Age Group: 25 - 34
Gender: Male
Quality 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Value 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Performance 
5 / 5
5 / 5
After breaking my cheap automatic wire stripper tool bought elsewhere, I decided I needed something better. This works very well. It automatically cuts and pulls the plastic bit off without damaging any copper. I suspect this could be used on vehicle looms to split the covering to expose the copper wire in order to tap into it by wrapping a wire around and soldering then taping to insulate, without any cutting. I hope this tool lasts a long while and I wouldn't be without one. Don't struggle with the manual plier type ones with wire thickness numbers on, get this instead.
I recommend this product!
+6points
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 Stebel Compact Nautilus Car Horn
Stebel Compact Nautilus Car Horn
Give your car a noticable voice with the Stebel Compact Nautilus Car Horn.
 
Overall rating 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Nice and loud
Posted27 July 2010
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leedsguy
fromLeeds, England
Age Group: 25 - 34
Gender: Male
Quality 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Value 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Style/Appearance 
5 / 5
5 / 5
I bought this for an 02 Fabia after finding the full size horn (no longer available from Halfords) did not fit in the stock horn location, so this compact version was welcome. It just about comfortably fits but needs spacing out from the bracket with some washers. As the Fabia electrics (pre 07) have a 20a fuse for the horn (the fuse does not supply other circuits) and thick enough wire the relay is not required - but it will be required for most cars in order to prevent wires melting and fires etc - ensure you know what you're doing if you wire it yourself. Took me about an hour to fit (I wasn't in a rush).
I recommend this product!
I like:loud, pleasing sound (bit like a ferrari horn), better than stock horn
I don't like as much:needs some auto electrics knowledge, does not include wire and spade connectors, instructions not much help for the unknowledgeable
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Overall rating 
3 / 5
3 / 5
Bimetallic corrosion
Posted12 April 2009
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leedsguy
fromLeeds, England
Age Group: 25 - 34
Gender: Male
Quality 
3 / 5
3 / 5
Value 
3 / 5
3 / 5
Style/Appearance 
3 / 5
3 / 5
This is just a comment on the other review to help others who may consider purchasing aluminium valve caps of any kind.
These become stuck to the valve caps due to bimetallic corrosion with the copper on the valves. This can be avoided by putting a little vaseline or copper grease onto the threads and checking them regularly by undoing them - you should ideally check your tyre pressure at least every month or two anyway for which the cap must be removed.
No, I do not recommend this product.
+5points
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Prism Cockpit Bulbs will replace original 509T bulbs. For off road or show use only.
 
Overall rating 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Does the job
Posted20 December 2008
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leedsguy
fromLeeds, England
Age Group: 25 - 34
Gender: Male
Quality 
2 / 5
2 / 5
Value 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Style/Appearance 
4 / 5
4 / 5
These blue dashboard lights work, although not quite as bright as expected from an LED -(no risk of being dazzled). It may seem like a good idea, but I would NOT recommend attempting to remove the bulbs from their holders (to put them in the holders supplied with your car, which may have a much better clipping mechanism) as you'll find the solders on the diode and resistor will snap very very easily. It's probably best to make sure the metal bits grip the PCB they're being installed onto tightly by bending them if needed.
I recommend this product!
I like:blue dashboard bulb
I don't like as much:poorly soldered (not an issue if left in holder)
+7points
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leedsguy's Questions
 
 Castrol LM Grease 500g
Castrol LM Grease 500g
Castrol LM Grease lithium based, high melting point grease, designed as a wheel bearing grease
 

Is this grease suitable for lubricating brake caliper sliding pins?

5 years, 7 months ago
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leedsguy
Leeds, England
 
 Ripspeed Reflex 15" Alloy Wheels & Tyres
Ripspeed Reflex 15" Alloy Wheels & Tyres
Ripspeed Reflex 15" Alloy Wheels & Tyres
 

What is the centre spigot size?

What is the size of the diameter of the hole in the centre of the wheels?

This would be useful info for those with 57.1mm fitments as many 4x100 wheels have too small a spigot size.

Cheers.
6 years, 1 month ago
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leedsguy
Leeds
 
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 Summit Red Fade-in Sun Strip
Summit Red Fade-in Sun Strip
Red Fade-in Sun Strip
 

inside or out side of car window

just wondering donse it go on the inside or out side of window
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It is designed to go on the inside.
4 years, 3 months ago
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leedsguy
Leeds, England
 
 Summit Red Fade-in Sun Strip
Summit Red Fade-in Sun Strip
Red Fade-in Sun Strip
 

Is this sunstrip easy to install without wrecking it?

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I just installed one in 10 minutes following the instructions (methylated spirits [also available at Halfords] to clean screen and water with a little washing up liquid applied to screen before fitting). I found it best to remove the backing sheet first (trying to peel this off while sticking it to the screen does not work well) then hold it up at both top corners of the windscreen making sure it fits there, then arranging it so it fits (done easily with water and w/up liq on screen), and then smoothing it out with a squeegee. Mine does not have a rear view mirror attached to the screen, but most cars do so a hole will need to be cut for this which will probably be the most difficult part to make look tidy.
5 years, 11 months ago
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leedsguy
Leeds, England
 
Prism LED Door Handle Lighting Kit simply sticks underneath your door handles for a stylish look.
 

Are these legal??

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They will not be road legal if lit. However, this could be used in conjunction with an accessory output wire from a quality after market alarm system and a relay, so that they are illuminated when you press the button to unlock your doors only. If you have any doubts about how to do this, best to consult a qualified automotive electrician.
6 years, 1 month ago
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leedsguy
Leeds
 
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