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lukenobrains

Member Since 09 Dec 2012
Offline Last Active Dec 14 2012 02:34 PM
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In Topic: New Guy Looking To Join The St Crew!

13 December 2012 - 04:55 PM

I come to the conclusion the other night that my Celica is crap on fuel anyways so the ST cant be much worse :)

In Topic: New Guy Looking To Join The St Crew!

12 December 2012 - 07:30 PM

Do like I do, don't worry about fuel consumption and just drive the darn thing and enjoy it. ;)


Sounds like a plan lol

In Topic: New Guy Looking To Join The St Crew!

10 December 2012 - 11:31 PM

Points and a fine maybe?! Haha, only kidding mate. To be honest, given some of the previous forums I've been on you'd have been crucified for that, so glad to see the guys on here aren't all holier than thou! Would do the same myself, but I'm in a TDCi.

Realistic MPG figures are 20-25 I think. I've heard people say they can get low 30s but that's with proper eco-driving, which we know isn't easy!

As for mods, you're starting at 225, so bigger intercooler, performance exhaust and a good map (would be looking £700 at least for these three alone probably) will get you into the high 200s. There also seems to be a lot of map options available at different stages to compliment further mod upgrades like RS injectors, RS clutch, bigger turbo etc etc.

As far as sport button goes, think it's just that big flat pedal under your right foot...the harder you press it, the sportier it gets!

As said, I'm a lowly TDCi owner (have done 35k in the year I've had my Focus so no chance of an ST for me!) but I love the ST styling and have the parts gathered up to fit the complete kit...it'll be my first STD! :D

I've been on the STOC forum for quite a while for styling tips and mods which is where I've picked up the limited knowledge I have of the ST.

http://www.focusstoc.com/forums/

Best advice I could give you would be to get on that forum yourself as it's a fountain of knowledge specifically for the ST. You'll come across plenty of modded STs over there, putting out 300 and even 400+ bhp.

Not trying to scare you off here by the way so keep us posted on your progress/decisions!


Well I've joined that forum hoping to further my knowledge before taking the plunge... 25mpg I think I could live with but 20mpg would kill me lol, I'm only 22 and soon to be a LCpl, dont get paid enough for that sort of fuel bill.... At the moment anyways :)

Aw I was hoping they would have a sports button lol.... Being a squaddie we like things to poke and press... Then again it would be something else for me to break lol! I'm always pressing Tims sport button, he loves hates it lol..

Does anyone know what the standard sound system is in ST? I know they differ from 1 2 and 3 but in general? QAnd do they have cruise control? That should help economy a little...

In Topic: New Guy Looking To Join The St Crew!

09 December 2012 - 11:28 PM

Wow thats alot lower than I expected! I could drive my MG at 90 all day long and get 350 miles to the tank (50L)... The Celica I had to lower the speed down to 80 but was still getting between 300 and 350... And at 20mpg that takes it all the way down to 240!

I was hoping to get the 'combined' rates at 30mpg as apposed to the 'extra urban' of 40... But wow... This makes me sad lol

EDIT; After doing some maths, the 41.5mpg the ST claims to have on the motorway would mean a single full tank should last over 500 miles... Which is ridiculous for a performance car... Therefore must be total bull... Who were Ford trying to kid with that?? My mates Diesel Mongayo only manages 600...

Still probably wont stop me getting one though hahah... I'll just have to change my driving style... Or get switchable maps for eco and fun or something... Does the ST have a sport button or anything? My mates VXR does and he has eco for normal and an angry map for sport mode lol

I guess I'll have to slow to 70/80... Journeys gonna take longer now lol
Atleast I'll be more comfortable though...

In Topic: New Guy Looking To Join The St Crew!

09 December 2012 - 10:40 PM

Lol!!! My cars arent that bad... My MG is being used by my mom for now, as it's little 1.4 lump is good for bouncing around town and doing the shopping in... My Celica is an awesome sports car, but not awesome every day car...

With the ST going to be an every day car, I wouldn't want too much out of it, with it being a step up from the Celica power wise I probably wouldnt fettle at all for atleast 6 months... That said you always want more power... With it being a FWD I wouldnt go stupid though... I've always said 250bhp max on a FWD without an LSD but apparently the ST has one? So tops I'd go would probably be 300-350... Depending on cost... I've heard someone say you can get to 300 with just breathing mods and a map... Which I believe must be a little optimistic but hey!

I'm just hoping to learn enough about them to make sure this is the car I want before I take the plunge and get one, and hoping you guys will be able to help me work that out!!

Also thanks for the welcome, Mike :)