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Tomm Smith

Member Since 13 Jan 2014
Offline Last Active Feb 26 2015 12:48 AM

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In Topic: Has Anyone Had The St250Rs Kit On Their Focus St

19 August 2014 - 11:25 AM

My old ST made a lot less torque running stage 3 than Superchips graph shows, power curve looked similar but down like 100Nm with the torque. But with the dyno lottery it gave 20 bhp difference on different dynos on consecutive weekends  :rolleyes: Sticking to wheel horsepower is a much better comparison - some dyno's run a coast-down to estimate transmission losses, others just apply an arbritary correction figure.
Generally as the gear ratios get higher and spread out further the car will feel like it's pulling for longer as it takes more time to reach peak rpms and you feel the boost for longer. ST's always tend to feel really punchy around 2500-4500 rpm, which is why power figures don't tell the whole story - you need to consider the torque curve too.
I always just found with Bluefin, Mountune and Dreamscience maps as well it was very difficult to get away quickly without losing traction, trying to get shifting in the wet and performance seemed to drop off sharply after that - the Collins maps feel very linear, progressive in comparison and tractable in comparison.

Ok so after everything that has been said I am considering just buying a full blown RS; however I still do like the idea if a highly modified focus ST. What's the cheapest way to bring the car up to around 300bhp?

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In Topic: Ford Fiesta Mk7 Asian Grill Wanted

24 March 2014 - 10:44 AM

Found this on eBay



In Topic: New Shocks With Lowering Springs

23 March 2014 - 07:35 PM

Ok well I can afford coilovers how good are the prosport coilovers compared to the likes of AP

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In Topic: Some Questions About Fiesta Parts

19 March 2014 - 11:29 PM

Yeah something like that would do fine, it's basically just to stop the filter sucking in all the HOT HOT HOT air from under the bonnet, notice the rubber strip around the top on the photo, this is to block warm air entering the cold air feed,,,, if your adventurous you could always try to make one yourself, possibly from the airbox your about to remove, and save yourself a few quid ?


Well not feeling adventurous yet aha as ill probably mess it up, im looking at the pipercross one now aswell, it doesnt seem to sound as good though. But with the J1 i definitely wouldn't need any extra hose or anything to suck cold air in?

In Topic: Some Questions About Fiesta Parts

19 March 2014 - 07:38 PM

All will do pretty much the same job really, and yes, to improve the sound you've got the right idea. Though if fitting an induction kit, a good cold air feed is ESSENTIAL, as if it sucks warm air from the engine, it will worsten the standard performance.


Okay so what the best way to give it a cold air feed? I was just looking at this other air filter by K&N which claims to be a cold filter kit with really good air flow, would this be ok? link is below.