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Philf1

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Philf1's Spirit Blue Fiesta St2

06 April 2015 - 10:44 AM

So guys I’ve had my ST2 for about 15 months now and have done quite a few cosmetic mods to it so decided it was time I put a thread up for you all to see how it’s progressing.  Hope you enjoy reading this as much as I’ve enjoyed do all the mods.

So here we go;

This is the day I picked it up from the dealers In January 2014 after a 4 month wait from ordering due to Ford completely under estimating the demand in the UK. Seen here with my ZS going the other way in part ex after 11 months ownership.

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Took it out for the first drive up on Saddleworth moor, it was January so it got dark pretty early that day,

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Mods started pretty much straight away.

First up I put my Brodit phone cradle in powered from the 12v power socket so my iPhone is always charging, very useful when I have the sat nav app running.

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Next up added a few extra bhp by adding the club sticker. Decided to place it on the rear window

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K&N filter and Mountune silicon inlet hose went in next, this is my only real “performance” mod although let’s be honest the difference is negligible, probably less than the FOC sticker!

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Next up lights. Started with de-tango all round

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Then number plate bulbs, fitted Cree’s first but wasn’t happy with the light spread so changed for a  different style of Cree bulb which give a much better appearance

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Finally HID 6000k 35w headlight conversion (just need to hide the ballasts down under the light now)

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They do have a slight blue tinge to them so I am considering a change of bulb temp and maybe an upgrade to 55w, although the ones I had in the ZS were 55w and they wouldn’t work in the ST they just flickered then went out so I’m not sure of best way for these?

Next job was interior lights Cree’s again (I do love them) plus red foot well bulbs and a LED strip light in the boot makes it far easier to see at night

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2014 Fiesta Safety Recall

23 February 2015 - 09:33 PM

Just a heads up guys Ford have issued a safety recall on all Fiestas manufactured after 17/09/14 due to a fault with rear seatbelts. My son got an email from our local dealer today so if affected you should be contacted but might be worth being pro-active and getting in touch with them if you may be affected.

 

I found this on Fiesta STOC which gives a bit more detail.

 

"Seat belt buckles made 17/09/14 up to 30/09/14, (build date of the car is irrelevant) the date is on the back of them so if its inbetween and including those dates it needs checking by your dealer, I wouldn't worry as Ford themselves will send out a letter to owners of affected vehicles."

 

 


Advice Wanted From Scottish Members

18 February 2015 - 09:15 PM

Hi guys North of the border I'm hoping you can give me some advice.

Me and my son are planning a driving trip to your wonderful country this June or July. We will have 4 maybe 5 days. We want to drive some spectacular routes in the mountains and visit john o'groats at some point.

I've already pencilled in Applecross pass but if you have any other suggestions I'd be really grateful to hear them.

Also any where we should avoid?

Cheers guys.


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Paintmodz Fiesta St Exterior Plastics Upgrade

24 January 2015 - 10:23 PM

Today I've had my exterior plastics changed to piano black gloss ones by Chris at Paintmodz in Blackpool. You can also order them via SICO Developments. You can order direct to fit yourself or go to Blackpool and exchange them to get them cheaper, that's what I did and Chris will fit them for you as well having watched him fit the new parts I recommend that you do as well.

 

Quality is excellent and I would really recommend anyone who wants to change the appearance of their car have this done. It's what Ford should have done when they released the car in the first place.

 

Here's what I've had done today;

 

Fog Light surrounds

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Lower grill

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Rear Valance

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Rear wiper arm

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Washer jets

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He can do any car and also paints the engine cover and various other parts.

 

Very reasonable prices make it a win win all round.

 

Here is Chris's buisness card (I have no connection with him and only recommend him based on the quality and price of his service) He is just starting out on his own after many years working in a local Ford dealer

 

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Heater Controls

06 January 2015 - 06:15 PM

Does anyone know if I could swap the manual heater/aircon controls for the EATC electronic one. I have a 2014 ST2 and have seen one on eBay and fancy the upgrade if it's possible


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