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drsmith1979
06-03-2007, 19:09
Been on the phone to a guy today who has his own company making uprated ignition leads. His company has supplied various rally teams, (ford racing), formula 3, 2 etc..... so has a very good track record. They do a set of 8mm Silicone HT leads with a Ferroflex reactive core for performance. They are priced at 27.95 including VAT on their website and are made to order. carriage is 5.95.

I have spoken to them and they reckon if we could get 10 sets ordered and delivered to one address and subesquently redistributed, we could get the total carriage for 10 and a 25% discount per set. that makes each set circa 22 plus the extra delivery or free if you pick up or meet me etc...

website is www.performanceleads.co.uk

Does this interest anyone?

Geezer
06-03-2007, 19:13
I'll ask before anybody else does.... what colours does he offer?

Craig

drsmith1979
06-03-2007, 19:14
im not sure i will email him now and check, but lets just presum its the sky blue ones on his website.

Riley
06-03-2007, 19:52
do these come with the king lead?

Justin..
06-03-2007, 20:01
http://www.performanceleads.co.uk/showdetails.asp?id=181


Looking at their picture it does yes

Daz.
06-03-2007, 22:42
Could be interested!

drsmith1979
07-03-2007, 06:21
waiting for him to get back to me on colours etc... but circa 22 for uprated leads is pretty darn good! if you are interested can you put down your name and amend the list accordingly

list - definates:
drsmith1979 (me lol )

drsmith1979
07-03-2007, 12:30
can get them in red also

northy
07-03-2007, 12:42
what about black ?

drsmith1979
07-03-2007, 15:14
just red and blue at the moment, i will email and check though northy. **** me, no one ever looks under the bonnet so what does it matter, stop being fussy and get your names down! haha :D

drsmith1979
07-03-2007, 16:47
ok update, available colours are RED, BLUE, and BLACK. The BLACK are only 7mm ferroflex as per original equipment so arent the uprated ones. Its your choice, im happy with sky blue as they are covered by the plug facia anyway! lol

list (i need names!)
drsmith1979

Stoker Willi 1 303
07-03-2007, 20:20
list:

drsmith1979
Willi 1 303

My postage will be a bit more as i'm in the isle of man but usually 1-2 extra for a small package like that. so who do i pay :P you got paypal. but i would prefer to make 1 payment as soon as you can find out exact postage .

so get em bought asap i'l deffo have a set 8)

Stoker Willi 1 303
07-03-2007, 20:22
Sorry BLUE please :oops:

drsmith1979
07-03-2007, 20:49
i will speak with warren, ideally what will happen will be to pay them direct for the leads with a 25% discount plus the 1 postage. the leads will be then sent to me and i will distribute accordingly, which will cost extra but cheaper than the 5.95 they want to send independant packages etc...

list:
drsmith1979 (blue)
stoker willi 1 303 (blue)

drsmith1979
10-03-2007, 16:55
anymore for anymore? need 10 as per usual to get the discount, these are quality leads and are cheaper than standard items!

Andy
10-03-2007, 18:27
how much all in

richy
10-03-2007, 19:45
i will have some in blue, my leads are about dead anyway!

drsmith1979
10-03-2007, 20:12
@Andy - it should be 22 delivered to my door as a batch order then whatever it costs for me to post out to you directly or if you are local you can meet me etc... id say roughly 25 all in to be honest. uprated HT leads for that money is peanuts!

im going to the USA on the 20th march for 3 months so could do with getting it done before i go.

please can you update the list by copy and pasting as you add yourself:

Drsmith (blue)
stoker willi 1 (blue)
richy (-presuming blue?)

we need 7 more to get them at 25% off. put the word around.

richy
10-03-2007, 21:00
yes blue for me!

Allan
10-03-2007, 21:33
I will take a set ;)

1) Drsmith (Blue)
2) stoker willi 1 (Blue)
3) richy (Blue)
4) Allan (Blue)

Andy P
10-03-2007, 21:57
1) Drsmith (Blue)
2) stoker willi 1 (Blue)
3) richy (Blue)
4) Allan (Blue)
5) Andy P (Blue)

Daz.
10-03-2007, 22:18
1) Drsmith (Blue)
2) stoker willi 1 (Blue)
3) richy (Blue)
4) Allan (Blue)
5) Andy P (Blue)
6) Daz. (Blue)

drsmith1979
11-03-2007, 01:16
keep em coming lads, this rate we will be able to order on monday so should have them by the end of the week.

drsmith1979
12-03-2007, 19:44
need 4 more to get the discount as quoted so put the word out.

Andy
13-03-2007, 08:32
go on then blue please

1fast6
13-03-2007, 09:06
1) Drsmith (Blue)
2) stoker willi 1 (Blue)
3) richy (Blue)
4) Allan (Blue)
5) Andy P (Blue)
6) Daz. (Blue)
7) Andy (Blue)
8) 1fast6 (Blue)

simonr85
13-03-2007, 10:36
1) Drsmith (Blue)
2) stoker willi 1 (Blue)
3) richy (Blue)
4) Allan (Blue)
5) Andy P (Blue)
6) Daz. (Blue)
7) Andy (Blue)
8) 1fast6 (Blue)
9)simonr85(Blue) put me down

drsmith1979
13-03-2007, 12:52
ok just one more and we can order today, i will ring the guy today and sort out an account password, it will simply be 'williamsclio.co.uk' you pay him and the goods are shipped out to my address and i will subsequently post them on to your addresses. the cost can be paid to mye via paypal, but cant see it being more than a couple of pounds.

simonr85
13-03-2007, 12:59
Will these make any difference performance wise or do they just look better?

drsmith1979
13-03-2007, 13:03
i want to be able to order these today so can someone bully a member into getting a set so we can complete the order please?! :lol:

drsmith1979
13-03-2007, 13:05
they are uprated 8mm ferroflex cored leads, with a sillicone outer protective sheath, basically the same as magnecor, luminition etc... theoretically they should be condusive to a better and more consistent spark, so yeah they should affect performance in a good way. for 22 plus postage, got to be worth a try?!

drsmith1979
13-03-2007, 13:53
IMPORTANT ANOUNCEMENT:

Those people who are currently on the list, can you please pm me your username and your real name so i can send the list to the company to use as a check list so we can keep tabs on whos paid, whos ordered and what etc... once we have all 10 orders (come on someone must know one more person!) you will ring up pay on your card, once all 10 have been sorted they will be couriered next day to my address and i will distribute them.

For those who are humming and arrrghing about buying them, the prices have just gone up on the website but as i sorted a price and discount before this was done they are going to give us the better price. so if you were thinking of waiting and maybe getting some later, i would do it now as the price is better and once this deal is done, the price will increase.

1fast6
13-03-2007, 16:58
drsmith1979, you have PM regarding my concerns on the turnaround time.

drsmith1979
13-03-2007, 18:10
we will order them tomorrow and get them sent out next day courier, i will send them out over the weekend.

drsmith1979
13-03-2007, 18:35
IMPORTANT NOTICE:

ok the sets are going to be made up tomorrow and sent out to me at 3.30pm.

Can all those people who have put their name on the list please ring up the following number and say you are part of the williamsclio.co.uk group buy, i have sent them a full list of your usernames so they can check them off and send them to me. only those that are paid for tomorow will be sent out to me, which means the others will have to incurr an additional postage cost to receive them. As i am going away with work on the 20th i have to act quickly in order to guarentee everyone their leads.

number: 01208 264546

The company is fastlaneauto's and the guy i have been dealing with is Warren Bailey. if there are any problems please feel free to pm me or get Warrent to ring me.

1fast6
13-03-2007, 19:31
cool. I will deffo pay tomorrow then.

drsmith1979
13-03-2007, 19:36
confirmed as paying tomorrow

drsmith1979
andy (moderator)
Richy
1fast6

Andy P
13-03-2007, 20:26
Thats close to me. So i will pick my set up and pay in person.

Cool 8)

Allan
13-03-2007, 22:28
i will pay for mine tomorrow ;D

Daz.
14-03-2007, 00:17
****s sake I go to scotland till Saturday morning in 5 hrs time :shock:

Only came on to check my pm's!

Will I be ok to sort it out Saturday? I'm deffo having them just can't do anything about it now.

1fast6
14-03-2007, 14:17
I've just paid for mine. I opted to pay for my own carriage direct to me in the end as they told me that no-one else had paid for a set at this point :shock: and that they expected to ship the sets to David for 19th March.

So anyway, 27.95 direct to your door or 22 and arrange with David for re-direction.

Still a damn good buy!

drsmith1979
14-03-2007, 14:24
Aidy, sneaky so and so! haha only joking mucka, ive just been on the phone now and ordered 4 sets so thats 5 sets in total paid for. they will be couriered to me overnight so i should get them tomorrow, this is what warren has promised me so no need to worry! lol

paid:
1fast6
Daz
Andy moderator
Richy
drsmith1979

simonr85
14-03-2007, 15:05
im going to phone up after i finish work tonight and pay the extra for direct dlvry to myself, thank you for sorting this out :D

drsmith1979
14-03-2007, 15:07
CAN EVERYONE WHO HAS PAID TODAY PLEASE SEND ME YOUR CONTACT DETAILS AND ADDRESSES SO I CAN START SENDING THE LEADS OUT ASAP.

I will get getting the leads tomorrow so should be able to start sending out the same afternoon, i will let people know the additional costs of postage. There will also be a slight increase in overall postage as 2 people are not having their leads sent as a job lot to my address. The carriage is based on a set weight limit so as 2 people have decided to do other things the cost will then have to be shared out among the remaining 7 people, still will only be an extra 50p or so. i will be paying this charge to make things simple, but will simply add it to your additional postage costs. please pm me with any problems or questions,

David

1fast6
14-03-2007, 15:28
Sorry if i have caused any inconvenience chap it's just the girl on the phone didn't give me the impression that everything would be sorted before u went away! Obviously it is now though!

Anyway!, have they made up the leads or have they still gotta make em?

Much appreciated for sorting this out :)

drsmith1979
14-03-2007, 15:40
Warren kindly rang me and discussed the whole set up to clarify some points. dont worry about getting them shipped to your house directly, its your call at the end of the day!

no worries for sorting it out, it just means i get discount too! lol

as for making them? hes in the work shop now grafting so they can all be sent at 3.30pm

1fast6
15-03-2007, 08:57
Cool, i should get them today then :D

drsmith1979
15-03-2007, 11:30
mine have arrived this morning! wooohooo! they look great quality and smell totally new lol 8)

just nipping the post office to see what the best way to package and send them is so for those people who have given me their address:
Allan McPeake,
Nathan Stoker
Andrew Northrop,

you should be getting them in the next day or so! now thats service

1fast6
15-03-2007, 13:10
Hmm still haven't had mine.

What courier did they use?

drsmith1979
15-03-2007, 14:44
not sure to be honest, give them a bell or email etc...

Allan McPeake,
Nathan Stowell,
Andy Northrop,

your leads have been posted to you this lunchtime via first class post. the exact cost was 2.20 plus 70p for the jiffy bag. so the extra additional costs will be 3 in total. Andy has already paid me this additional cost, so that will leave:

Allan McPeake,
Nathan stowell, (3)
Richy, (25 in total)
Daz (25 in total),

to pay the extra of 3. The rest have paid the extra for direct shipping or will be picking them up in person.

All that is left to say is a big thank you to everyone involved for getting their orders in on time and trusting me to send everything out. A massive big 'up' to Warren at fastlane sports products for actually having the patience to sort things for us and for giving us discount on postage and the products. Hopefully this will be the first of many group buys and will enable the club to forge a good business partnership with a very well established performance leads manufacturer. Thanks to everyone involved....

I'm fitting mine in 10mins so will post some pics and details 8)

Stoker Willi 1 303
15-03-2007, 15:13
drsmith pm me your email so i can send you your money via paypal.
Thanks hope to get mine tomo :D

Very quick turnaround that mate.

drsmith1979
15-03-2007, 15:24
Ok and here are the fruits of our labour! they look really good as far as i am concerned! car sparked into life with a bit more zest too! so they are defo better than my old minging ones! lol I hope everyone enjoys them as much as i am going to.

The only issue i found is that as they are 8mm they are wider than the standard cables so are a little awkward to get into the grooves! lol, i dont have my cover on anyway as the retaining screws have broken but those of you who run with one may have to do some jiggery pokery to get it to fit flush but thats something of nothing! really impressed with the build quality and standard of workmanship. Thanks Warren and all those at fastlane.

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v220/drsmith/15032007068.jpg
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v220/drsmith/15032007069.jpg

1fast6
15-03-2007, 16:29
nice 1 they look great! Dave you've got to get the rest of your engine bay mint now though!


Just gave them a bell and my leads will be here 2mz :D

drsmith1979
15-03-2007, 17:00
haha one step at a time, one step at a time 8)

Justin..
15-03-2007, 19:18
Nice. Is that curry sauce your using for coolant :lol: :)

richy
15-03-2007, 20:27
look cool, cant wait for mine! my std are ****ed anyway!

drsmith1979
16-03-2007, 00:39
@justin - fyi the coolant is a vibrant green and free from any particles! its just the resovoir plastic that is discoloured :D

Daz.
16-03-2007, 16:38
I'm back!!! got back early cus I worked mt tits off for the last couple of days... I rock 8) :lol:

Stoker Willi 1 303
16-03-2007, 16:48
yehey mine arrived today my missus opened them and phoned me at work sayin 'THE BLUE TUBE THINGS ARE HERE' ..................

I think i had better teach her some basics on engine components????
we can't go on like this...lol :roll:

Andy
16-03-2007, 17:26
thankyou mate

they look great :P

drsmith1979
16-03-2007, 17:55
glad you are all as pleased as me! Richy and Daz will have theirs sent off tomorrow

Allan
16-03-2007, 20:28
aye got mine today looking good :D

Allan
17-03-2007, 19:13
http://www.williamsclio.co.uk/forum/viewtopic.php?t=20505

Allan
17-03-2007, 19:15
oopz ment to post this lol

All fitted and working fine
http://www.niggy.co.uk/pics/williams/newleads.JPG

northy
19-03-2007, 09:54
Look great here mate.....Congratulations on the group buy !

http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y107/northy_com/DSC00703.jpg

drsmith1979
19-03-2007, 12:47
looking good there Northy! 8)

Another successful group buy under Williamsclio.co.uk and hopefully the start of many with the company. Cheap performance leads for the masses! :D

richy
20-03-2007, 20:28
got my leads today, all fitted on now

cheers :)

MAXIBOY
20-03-2007, 20:37
northy your top mounts fubared

Justin..
20-03-2007, 22:47
pmsl :lol:

northy
21-03-2007, 08:58
lol - its a 172 mount thats fitted at the min :winkey:

drsmith1979
21-03-2007, 16:43
glad everyone is happy with their purchases! im now in the USA but obviously still have all the contact details of the company. if anyone else is interested in a further group buy then pm me or Northy and we will see what we can sort out.

Daz.
21-03-2007, 20:42
my lass rang me to say mine are waiting at home - shame i'm 300 miles away from them eh!

drsmith1979
22-06-2007, 01:54
Ok, its been a number of months since i ran this group buy there are a couple of things i would like to know:

1) i would like some honest critical feedback on the leads, pro's & con's etc..

2) would there be enough interest to run this deal again? although the price would be slightly higher due to the increase in normal rrp price.

3) i would also like to stress to anyone who may think there is an ulteria motive to me doing this, i made no money, i was not offered any more discount than anyone else. infact i had to pay for 4 peoples leads to get the deal sorted and then post out, i was re-embursed of course but i like things to be as transparent as possible.

let me know!

love mine!

Allan
22-06-2007, 02:11
I cant say they have improved anything, but as they were cheaper then standard leads and work just as well i would recommend them :D + side they look nicer then the grey ones too!

drsmith1979
22-06-2007, 02:17
Cheers allan,

well anyone expecting a 10bhp increase was obviously going to be disappointed lol. i have noticed it is easier to start on colder days than it was, so they are slightly more functional than the OE i had fitted. bargain price for the quality!

so thats

Allan - thumbs up
Me - thumbs up

please cut and past the list as you update it

cliolord
22-06-2007, 09:06
[quote="simonr85"]1) Drsmith (Blue)
2) stoker willi 1 (Blue)
3) richy (Blue)
4) Allan (Blue)
5) Andy P (Blue)
6) Daz. (Blue)
7) Andy (Blue)
8) 1fast6 (Blue)
9)simonr85(Blue) put me down
10) Cliolord (Blue)

cliolord
22-06-2007, 09:08
can I get a set of these before 30th June? :cry:

drsmith1979
22-06-2007, 09:14
you could get them at full price im sure, they are 32.99 on the website i think? the group buy is obviously finished and was 4 months or so ago lol

cliolord
22-06-2007, 09:16
have you got the website mate :D

Daz.
22-06-2007, 14:16
As said no improvements for me that I can tell, but look good 8)

Ironically twas a shame that I found a receipt only a few weeks later for new oem plugs for the car lol

Oh well backups rock :lol:

drsmith1979
22-06-2007, 19:47
hi cliolord, its on page one of thise thread :wink:

ae
22-06-2007, 20:35
I've seen no improvement over standard but they look good and are cheaper than others out there :thumbsup:

Andrew

drsmith1979
23-06-2007, 01:14
Allan - thumbs up
Me - thumbs up
Daz - thumbs up
AE - thumbs up

cliolord
23-06-2007, 20:21
ordered as I need a new king lead anyway, its burnt right out :P sexy blue