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Old 11-11-2016, 05:06 PM   #41
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looking good. if it was mine I would defo put a splitter on the front
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Old 11-11-2016, 05:34 PM   #42
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I used to have a 2007 Fiesta ST in Imperial blue, and was so underwhelmed with it that I only had it a few weeks before moving it on, so, when this model was introduced I kind of dismissed it immediately, but the more I read on them now a few years on, I realise that I was being way too hasty, these are a different beast entirely and yours seems to be an excellent example.

What RS did you have? My good friend had a Mk2 and ended up parting ways with it recently due to "bogey induced stress".

Lovely car and I look forward to your updates
I had a 56 plate ST as well they decided to spit it's engine after 4k miles from new and I wasn't overly impressed either so I know where your coming from, the newer model is very different ford seem to have grasped the needs for handling and power with this one

I had a mk1 RS and before that a mk2 ST but before buying the fiesta I did look at several mk2 RS's but it just didn't feel that much different to my ST
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Old 18-11-2016, 05:47 PM   #43
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Finally had the intercooler fitted yesterday, the enemy was getting fed up with the box being in the house.

As expected in the cold temperatures it's made no noticeable difference other than looks but it's needed for the warmer weather and end of the month it'll have a uprated downpipe and new map

The oe intercooler isn't small by any means but put it against the uprated one there is a vast difference


Yes you have to dismantle the whole front of the car to get at it



I had the logo put on it but once the bumpers back on you really can't see it that we'll due to the grill
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Old 18-11-2016, 06:26 PM   #44
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Looks good mate. Really like these little fiestas. Do you miss the power of the rs at all?

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Old 18-11-2016, 06:33 PM   #45
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Looks good mate. Really like these little fiestas. Do you miss the power of the rs at all?

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Have to say no I don't, the fiesta is plenty quick enough and it's usable power it doesn't sit there spinning the wheels like the RS would

The chassis on the fiesta really is that good, I'll go into a corner at a ridiculous speed thinking it shouldn't come out the other side and it just takes it every time so what I've lost in outright bhp and willy 👋 figures I've gained in handling and comfort the heated seats are a revelation
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Old 28-11-2016, 01:31 PM   #46
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Really really pleased with today's delivery

I decided to sell most of my waxes to concentrate on having 2 waxes blended that would be 100% to my spec so I'd have one that is basically an all out show wax just for insane gloss with durability of a few weeks that will be sufficient for the summer months and after working for a few months Jay at Obsession cracked it, the specs were very specific it needed to also be extremely easy to use and applied to the whole car before removal without turning to concrete and being difficult to remove not only that but I didn't want to have to buff endlessly to remove a residue that some shoe waxes leave due to there high oil content

For this one I went with a white pot and contrasting black labels, this isn't my first custom blend some with remember inferno so this time I didn't want a name on the label as I find this can be a little strange and kitch, we've just added the "custom creation" so it's evident this isn't a mass produced wax

Natural in colour with a vanilla and coconut scent that's subtle but lingers wonderfully it oils up ridiculously easy making application an absolute breeze

To say I'm over the moon with the finished result is an understatement it's exceeded my expectations and we still have the other blend to finish







The 2nd white pot is my brothers it's a tweak on auna which was a limited run avaliable at waxstock but he's had the durability extended a little as it was a great wax to start with but just needed a little something extra.

Jay has just finalised my 2nd wax also, this one is another show ish wax but this one will have enhanced durability with winter in mind, this one hasn't been as easy as the first pot as it again needed to be easy to use but had to have the beading and sheeting of a winter wax and Jay cracked it

This one will be in a black pot again natural colour but with a coconut scent with a white label this time, it's only just been finalised so I'm not expecting it before the Xmas wax is released which I've also purchased (be rude not to) so with Trinity that's 4 waxes purchased in a very short space of time but Jay really has made a very big step in his recent blends I've only ever seen one other wax recently that's had the ease of use and beading and sheeting that are exactly what I look for again from a small bespoke wax company

I found the whole custom wax experience extremely enjoyable it's great getting a wax that's 100% to what you want and knowing it's one of one and no one else has it the hard part is deciding exactly what you want and even more difficult is choosing the colours and scents the options really are endless.

I'd advise anyone to give it a try it's not as costly as you may think and ultimately these 2 waxes will be all I'll ever need so it was money very well spent
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Old 08-06-2017, 06:05 PM   #47
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Well after resisting for a whole year on making it quicker yesterday I caved in and phoned Devil Developments, anyone that's followed my previous builds know these guys have done any performance work on all my cars and there the only people I trust
I phoned Lee yesterday and jokingly asked if he could fit me in today he straight away said yes (it wasn't because he's not busy all his ramps are full with builds and he has a car park full of cars awaiting his attention)
The car already had an uprated intercooler and stage 2 induction and an uprated downpipe so initially I said let's throw a map on it, he did say his stage 2 evolution map should make 240bhp 260lbft which was bang on what it made surprisingly 😂😂

Anyone that's driven the little ST knows just what a phenomenal chassis they have I can throw it into a corner at silly speeds and it'll come out the other side, in standard form it has enough power but tends to run out of puff higher up the rev range but now it just keeps pulling and picks up in the blink of an eye its ridiculously quick and handles like a go kart it really has enhanced the whole car without going stupid where its torque steer central like my RS was

Plans have been made that the car go's back to Devils while I'm away in Greece for the stage 3 conversion which is a hybrid turbo, hard boost pipe kit and a full exhaust which should see it in the 300bhp bracket

Today cemented why I use devils there customer service is top notch as is there attention to detail

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2 weeks to go and everything has been finalised for its visit with devil developments while I'm sunning myself in Crete

New turbo technics s242 turbo
Big boost pipes including turbo elbow
Full turbo back cobra resonated stainless exhaust
Stage 3 MSD/Evolution Map

Should then be running 300-320bhp




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Old 13-09-2017, 05:54 PM   #49
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Well, well and well

I've had a stunning holiday in Crete 35 degrees every day meant I got a bit burnt on the first day and even with factor 50 on I was still burning my bald head

While I was away I dropped the car off at devil developments for them to work there magic on it like they have with my focus ST and focus RS
I basically dropped it off with the request of wanting 300bhp which they've duly obliged

I already had an uprated intercooler and stage 2 auto specialists induction system thingy and a stage 2 devil development map which made 240bhp and it was very quick but there was always a plan to take it to stage 3, which involved adding the following

Pumaspeed x47r hybrid turbo
Auto specialists big boost cooler pipes
Full turbo back mongoose exhaust
Stage 3/4 devil developments map

The car weights nothing really so the power to weight is brilliant, as you'll see from the graph the power is very progressive so you don't get a huge chunk that just induces wheel spin as soon as you get on the loud pedal but at the same time with the esp/traction control turned off its extremely easy to have it spin its wheels in the first 4 gears in the wet and not much different in the dry even with a nearly new set of Yokohama prada 2's
The car just accelerates and doesn't stop till your out of revs, its an absolute blast to drive







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Old 13-09-2017, 06:32 PM   #50
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Congrats on the build mate. Any chance you could fix your links to the pics
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