Jump to content
Do Not Sell My Personal Information


My MK4 Fiesta - Puma Conversion


Recommended Posts

  • Replies 259
  • Created
  • Last Reply

Top Posters In This Topic

Top Posters In This Topic

Popular Posts

The new t shirt my misses got me haha 😂 think it mite be a hint lol 😂

Or just fit them reversed back to front be different?

may go for venom then, it's a bit cheaper than the other places selling it

Posted Images

20 hours ago, FiestaForever said:

Hello, welcome, good luck with the conversion. Just out of interest, why not buy a puma?

I think it would be a fun project and a good chance for me to learn something new ☺️ Although the puma is a very lovely and fun car, I just really love the look and shape of Fords older hatchbacks and really want to get the same power as what you'd get in a puma 😅

Link to post
Share on other sites

That is fair enough buddy, I am in process of tuning mine and many many people just think that because it something that they wouldn.t do, then no one else should either. I was just curious, I have driven a puma and quite liked it and also its looks.

Link to post
Share on other sites

Tuning your mk6? How's that going?? Was looking into the capabilities of the 1.3 but it's really not worth tuning it apparently! Feels so sluggish as standard though, so maybe a little tune wouldn't hurt 🤔 

Link to post
Share on other sites

The mk6 1.25 has 75 hp so not so bad, I have a sports cat to put on and will in all likelihood get a cat back exhaust too. Have plans to stage 1 & 2 remap, possible cams upgrade and I have my eye on a small supercharger that will possibly increase power by 20% through the rev range. Have had the throttle body bored to a larger spec which has helped with performance. Also installed a malpassi rising rate fuel pressure regulator, and high power coil with magnacor sports ignition leads, ngk iridium plugs. It’s running pretty good already but it’s kind of a hobby to tune I had for some time now.

Link to post
Share on other sites
19 hours ago, FiestaForever said:

The mk6 1.25 has 75 hp so not so bad, I have a sports cat to put on and will in all likelihood get a cat back exhaust too. Have plans to stage 1 & 2 remap, possible cams upgrade and I have my eye on a small supercharger that will possibly increase power by 20% through the rev range. Have had the throttle body bored to a larger spec which has helped with performance. Also installed a malpassi rising rate fuel pressure regulator, and high power coil with magnacor sports ignition leads, ngk iridium plugs. It’s running pretty good already but it’s kind of a hobby to tune I had for some time now.

Jheez man! it's sounding very nice so far! my mk4 only has 59 hp 😥 checked with a tuning company near me and if tuned, the 1.3 would only make an extra 8-10 hp so not much of an increase! even more reason for me to do a conversion lol. I've put a sportex backbox and race pipe on and really want to slap a 4-2-1 decat manifold on, done lowering springs (plans for coilovers to come) and started the zs bodykit (still trying to find a rear bumper and some skirts which are seeming hard to come by at the moment). I also fixed my idle issue last night! was well chuffed with myself!  

Link to post
Share on other sites
52 minutes ago, sleepyhimiko said:

Jheez man! it's sounding very nice so far! my mk4 only has 59 hp 😥 checked with a tuning company near me and if tuned, the 1.3 would only make an extra 8-10 hp so not much of an increase! even more reason for me to do a conversion lol. I've put a sportex backbox and race pipe on and really want to slap a 4-2-1 decat manifold on, done lowering springs (plans for coilovers to come) and started the zs bodykit (still trying to find a rear bumper and some skirts which are seeming hard to come by at the moment). I also fixed my idle issue last night! was well chuffed with myself!  

I think you could achieve a bit more than 8-10 extra bhp, but would cost some money to do. I think perhaps throwing a puma engine in would solve that issue in one go and then you would have the option to add more later. I think puma is around the 125bhp mark so that would be a considerable upgrade to the 59hp. I would be happy with just over 100 with mine to be fair but any more would be a bonus.

Won't you have an issue with MOT test results with the decat system, thought it might not pass the exhaust fume test without a cat. What shape sportex exhaust do you have? I have been looking at their cat back systems, was interested in either the twin round back box or the boxta one.

iwwaBva.jpgAHPysST.jpg

this is the sports cat/manifold I got here waiting to be fitted.

IMG_1606.thumb.JPG.984bd8e051b82afc8c3cb8a2bfee378c.jpg.6371cbd4d0bcd021e3f17503b04fe8fb.jpg

Link to post
Share on other sites

1 hour ago, FiestaForever said:

I think you could achieve a bit more than 8-10 extra bhp, but would cost some money to do. I think perhaps throwing a puma engine in would solve that issue in one go and then you would have the option to add more later. I think puma is around the 125bhp mark so that would be a considerable upgrade to the 59hp. I would be happy with just over 100 with mine to be fair but any more would be a bonus.

Won't you have an issue with MOT test results with the decat system, thought it might not pass the exhaust fume test without a cat. What shape sportex exhaust do you have? I have been looking at their cat back systems, was interested in either the twin round back box or the boxta one.

iwwaBva.jpgAHPysST.jpg

this is the sports cat/manifold I got here waiting to be fitted.

IMG_1606.thumb.JPG.984bd8e051b82afc8c3cb8a2bfee378c.jpg.6371cbd4d0bcd021e3f17503b04fe8fb.jpg

That's what I was thinking and why I want to drop the puma engine in! The MOT would fail with the decat so I may see if I can get a cat back system sorted sometime! I don't have the MOT until November so there is time to do a few bits and source some parts!

This is the exhaust system I have in at the moment! Just a single exit 3" backbox which I think looks quite smart on the old boy! it was the first modification I made to the fez and I'm very glad I did it! sounds way better than the standard system!  

06079c92880f0061090c02439236fb7b.thumb.jpg.d9c0a8ee58d835702505dc667cca85b9.jpg

I personally like the twin exit that you attached, would look very nice once it's on! I couldn't decide between a hoffmann system or a sportex at first! I've had a gander for a sports cat for my mk4 but can't find anything 😕 

Link to post
Share on other sites
1 hour ago, sleepyhimiko said:

That's what I was thinking and why I want to drop the puma engine in! The MOT would fail with the decat so I may see if I can get a cat back system sorted sometime! I don't have the MOT until November so there is time to do a few bits and source some parts!

This is the exhaust system I have in at the moment! Just a single exit 3" backbox which I think looks quite smart on the old boy! it was the first modification I made to the fez and I'm very glad I did it! sounds way better than the standard system!  

06079c92880f0061090c02439236fb7b.thumb.jpg.d9c0a8ee58d835702505dc667cca85b9.jpg

I personally like the twin exit that you attached, would look very nice once it's on! I couldn't decide between a hoffmann system or a sportex at first! I've had a gander for a sports cat for my mk4 but can't find anything 😕 

Exhaust looks nice brother, the sportex are good value for money. They have a deeper sound than oe exhaust.
 

Shame you cannot find a specific exhaust for the mk4, I’m sure I saw a universal 200cpi sports cat pipe somewhere on the net. You would get a header or other manifold, and then have the universal sports cat in the middle section with that setup.

Link to post
Share on other sites

Twin exhaust looks good. Can’t comment on the legality of driving around with cat by pass fora year and swapping back when MOT is due. Could cost a bit doing the swap if it’s something that is not readily doable by yourself. The authorities have stopped the emission spot checks but have instead installed noise cameras instead to catch noisy exhausts, fines of £50 are being handed out.

Link to post
Share on other sites
1 minute ago, Chaz84 said:

the noise dose get a bit much on a long drive but 4 bolts easy swap in and out lol

I guess that the exhaust wouldn’t be sealed properly unless it had gasket either end of the cat by pass pipe. Nice vents, I was looking at a few different types but felt it was a hassle to cut the bonnet for installing.

Link to post
Share on other sites

Cutting wasn’t to bad tbh just have all the prep ready lime make templates mark it do all the measurements Mach up cover the engine tape it down a used blocks off wood good metal drill bit. And a jigsaw and went at it lol

Link to post
Share on other sites

Join the conversation

You can post now and register later. If you have an account, sign in now to post with your account.

Guest
Reply to this topic...

×   Pasted as rich text.   Paste as plain text instead

  Only 75 emoji are allowed.

×   Your link has been automatically embedded.   Display as a link instead

×   Your previous content has been restored.   Clear editor

×   You cannot paste images directly. Upload or insert images from URL.






×
×
  • Create New...

Forums


News


Membership