I'mAnExpertTrustMe

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    Courtney
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    ST-2
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    2014
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    Somerset

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  1. Volvo Anthracite? Think I read the same post a while back. Was looking at getting mine done a while back but will probably just end up getting a slightly darker metallic silver rather than standard.
  2. You'll want to have a look into the error code causing limp mode. I had the same issue because the previous muppet owner put on a cheap cone filter, meaning that too much air was being sucked in.
  3. Please do know my username is sarcastic - But unless I'm reading this wrong, I'm more concerned that your sideskirt is connected with tape. Mine has small self-tapping bolts to secure it. I can potentially understand just a Poly-filler/Sealant. But if it is just tape, you might want to be careful with that....
  4. Fog Light surrounds are CEUK or AutoBeam (Personally use AutoBeam, but others will prefer CEUK) Eyebrows are CMComposites or TRC, or cheap Ebay ones. 90% come in black, maybe some in carbon. Splitters/side skirt/rear (splitter?) is Delta Styling, CEUK, MaxtonDesign, TRC. Was given MaxtonDesign as a present, they kind of fit? But definitely had to force it to fit well. Pinstripe is available on Ebay, 3mm or 6mm usually. Be careful on price<quality as I bought one that turned out to be a bit transparent? Was definitely cheap as I only wanted to trial it. If yours has the ST style rear bumper, I like the rear diffusers that you can buy, however I made my own with Arcylic very easily. Other Aesthetic Mods - Wind deflector (Which are actually quite functional). - Ford Gel Badges - Wheel Centre cap Gel Badges - Tinted side indicators (But please buy LED indicators so they actually shine through if you do that) - Sunstrip (Which I love, again quite functional) - Mud flaps? I'd definitely let insurance know about bodykit pieces, however stuff you've stuck on, like pinstripe.....don't think it really needs to be mentioned? Happy Modding.
  5. Bought a "Stock" (Stage 2, unknown to me) ST-2 over a year ago. Took it to a dyno and was pushing 218 (Stock filter, stock exhaust, stage 2 intercooler) but got it properly tuned to 230bhp (Was forced to after that whole re-call issue and ford not caring about remaps) I average 40mpg and do a mix of city/motorway miles. My one issue with Mountune/Revo/etc remaps is they chuck in some generic preset values, push it on the dyno, and just show you bhp/torque. However getting a personal remap for exactly the same price, they do 5-6 dyno runs to BEST tune the car to itself. However, it is definitely more fun than stock. I have not gotten tired of driving it after all this time.
  6. Pretty much what Luke says. For 8k~ you could get a 2013 ST, remap, bodykit, and have a nice looking car with 200+bhp for no more than an extra 1k. Unless I've got it wrong, these types of kits are looking to be 2-3k. And that's just the look, if you start going for performance, that figure will more than double. I'm all for having a project car, something you can modify and call your own, but just know you're gonna get a lot of...feedback when you have a rally car that moves like my nan's fiesta. In any case, if you do go ahead with this, I look forward to seeing the progress.
  7. Are you saying just the body? As I assumed the M Sport WRC was a 2013+ 380bhp beast with custom body and rollcage and much more. However because of how much is changed in the kit, I assume it's all new panels/bolt-ons, so it doesn't massively matter about the "shell" beneath it, most variants of Fiesta are pretty similar, and if you're wanting to spend that much on a kit, I'm sure a little extra can be spent to make sure it all fits together. Is this just for a project/bit of fun? Or looking to kit it out?
  8. Same for me, bought a remapped car by Revo (Unknown to me at purchase) and took it to an independent tuner, showed me how it was running rich on fuel and not properly tuned for the car, pushed it to 230 hp. Absolutely love it. Your engine/gearbox should handle it up to roughly 280-300 hp (I think?) Before any real concerns, so not too risky! Enjoy it.
  9. For mine, I had to unscrew the number plate (As it slightly overlaps) and yeah, one hard pull will start to remove the clips. It's a horrible feeling but gotta trust it. Some of these clips did snap off (As they're thin as) but most held in tact.
  10. I'm not familiar with 09 fiestas, but making a few assumptions - If your engine bay is anything like the image below, typically the cone filter will attach to the clamp circled in red, it should come with a MAF sensor housing (that little connection at the top right of my amazing drawing skills). If yours come with this tubing, it may all be detached from the clamps, but there may be a idle air control hose (??) which would also need to be unclipped before you rip the bugger out. (Highlighted Blue because that might not be right)
  11. Basically what the 2 above are saying. To simplify in terms of flow - 0 is water - 30 is honey. Both will work just fine in the ST, and a 5W30 might help if you are a little heavy footed. Some say 5W30 is used because normally it is cheaper and makes the enginer quieter (Negligible?) And supposedly it comes out of ford factories with 5W30 in it. But the issue is you will always get conflicting opinions as in the grand scheme, they aren't all that different. I believe most garages would probably go for 5W20 as that's the first choice.
  12. Glad to hear you've got it to stick down! Should stay there, but just go gentle when cleaning.
  13. No worries. Means that I can update as a year later - No error has been repeated and haven't had my engine go into limp mode since. (And I've done my fair share of abusing that engine with mods) So I can only assume the cheap kitchen-sponge of a filter the previous owner put on, wasn't actually acting as a filter. But thanks for giving more info incase anyone else is suffering.
  14. With the criteria in mind: <£5k, <50kmiles, >100bhp?, and you only doing 4k miles a year (Bicycles could be a cheap option?) At a very quick glance, you're looking at: 2010 Citroen DS3, 2010 Vauxhall corsa 1.6 turbo, or 2011 Ford Mondeo. All petrol cars, so the low mileage won't bung them up as easily, and all are looking at 150bhp (With Mondeo at 200~)
  15. I would support that. Maxton Design appear to make....good looking products, but making them fit? Nah. I got side-skirts and a front splitter for a christmas present. The splitter just about fits, but the side-skirts seem like they were copied over from Mk6. Sent them an email about fitment because it just didn't seem to marry up to my car. "Thank you for confirming and for the additional information. I have spoken with the manager and he has advised that, even with the side skirts splitters covering the jacking points slightly this will not have any issues if you do need to raise the car for any reason. The bodyshop would just need to deal with this slowly and carefully in order to not damage the splitters. If you take this to a bodyshop they should be able to fit these for you as well. The manager has also advised that, as these would need to be fitted with self tapping screws this would be easy to remove and screw back in should you need to remove these for any reason. " Can I add that "Will not have any issues to jacking points" Was a bunch of bull when I hit the god of potholes and had to take the skirt off to jack my car up. I fitted them myself, but it was definitely a bodge of a job to get them fitting well. They're now on the car and do look good, but agree with MarksST. I'm reluctant to buying anything from them. To actually try and help you - If it is a sticky pad, you could try carefully using a heatgun/hair dryer (Without melting the plastic) to warm up the adhesive, and maybe use G-clamps, or some method of weighing the trim down to the spoiler. Hopefully that helps.