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Larcat 05-18-2016 04:27 PM

Should have posted one earlier.
 
Hi. Just bought my first en-thoo-see-asst car, in a '14 Fiesta ST.

Always wanted to play with a car, learn how to wrench, etc, never really had anyone in my close circle who knew what the deal was, so attacking it on my own. My lady likes cars as well -- drives an r56 Cooper S with a stick.

Last two cars were a 3-banger Fiesta and before that a MkII Jetta with an automatic that was taken care of by Jason at Mobile One in Glen Coe, who is a great guy to work with.

Hoping to build the car up for mild street performance over the next year or so.

Mook 05-18-2016 04:28 PM

:bigthumb:

Bru 05-18-2016 04:43 PM

Welcome :bigthumb: What plans do you have?

BS ISF 05-18-2016 04:45 PM

welcome!

Intel 05-18-2016 04:52 PM

where the pics be?

Larcat 05-18-2016 05:31 PM

Thanks all for the welcome!

Quote:

Originally Posted by Bru (Post 3387380)
Welcome :bigthumb: What plans do you have?

Oil catch can this weekend, and short shift sooner than later. then RMM (probably Cobb, maybe Boomba) when the 3/36 is up in Oct (some people have had passenger top motor mount break, so I want that covered if mine goes.) I'll probably get an accessport but not run a tune sooner rather than later. I'm a data guy and think I'll have fun with that :)

Next spring intercooler, intake and tune for sure. Dunno which intercooler, for intake probably Mishimoto. Maybe exhaust then. Probably delete the symposer around this time.

Steelies with winter tires.

Car came with Sparco Assetto Garas which are the rims I wanted anyways :D I promptly curb rashed one when I got home in my parking spot. Any suggestions on a cheap repair spot? These are only $120 rims so...

That's probably it for mods unless I feel suspension needs help after power increases?

I really like the stock FiST look so probably not much in the way of aesthetic mods. Car came with a good quality tint, and I had weather techs from my 3-banger.

Larcat 05-18-2016 05:32 PM

I'll get some up in the next couple days :D

Was thinking about trying to come out for the meetup tomorrow.

Smokinhot 05-18-2016 05:48 PM

Welcome! The Ford ST cars are pretty fun

Larcat 05-18-2016 05:57 PM

Yeah I was all ready to buy a GTI but the FiST made me make 12 year old "vroom" noises more.

Quote:

Originally Posted by Smokinhot (Post 3387401)
Welcome! The Ford ST cars are pretty fun


blueoval4life 05-18-2016 05:58 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Larcat (Post 3387373)
Hi. Just bought my first en-thoo-see-asst car, in a '14 Fiesta ST.

Always wanted to play with a car, learn how to wrench, etc, never really had anyone in my close circle who knew what the deal was, so attacking it on my own. My lady likes cars as well -- drives an r56 Cooper S with a stick.

Last two cars were a 3-banger Fiesta and before that a MkII Jetta with an automatic that was taken care of by Jason at Mobile One in Glen Coe, who is a great guy to work with.

Hoping to build the car up for mild street performance over the next year or so.


Welcome fellow FIST owner.

Larcat 05-18-2016 06:00 PM

Awesome. Have you tweaked it? Learn me everything :D

Quote:

Originally Posted by blueoval4life (Post 3387405)
Welcome fellow FIST owner.


blueoval4life 05-18-2016 06:24 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Larcat (Post 3387406)
Awesome. Have you tweaked it? Learn me everything :D

Unfortunately no. Currently to many other cars to play with . Although I was seriously considering it.

IDAFC21 05-18-2016 06:56 PM

Welcome!

The Italian 05-18-2016 08:03 PM

Welcome!!! Any pics?

Larcat 05-18-2016 08:41 PM

I'll get some up in the next day or two :D

P40E 05-22-2016 12:13 PM

:ttiwwp:

torquelover 05-22-2016 03:55 PM

Any mods for the 3 cyl turbo motor?

Larcat 05-22-2016 03:59 PM

Bunch in Europe. 1.0 Zetec is 145ish HP stock, with mountune and pumaspeed heavily supporting aftermarket.

No u.s based tuners are supporting. Puma has a plug and play, but very mixed reviews and no aftermarket support.

That's the main reason I switched -- became clear 1.0 tuning market wasn't going to materialize. Really cool motor though, and a great low pitched growl. I got close to 50 on the highway.

Quote:

Originally Posted by torquelover (Post 3388946)
Any mods for the 3 cyl turbo motor?


Larcat 05-24-2016 06:17 AM

I need to get front plate on or I'm going to end up with a ticket.

http://imgur.com/etlTI69.jpg
http://imgur.com/fwq16ki.jpg
http://imgur.com/f21fX9a.jpg

Boomba Racing 05-26-2016 01:32 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Larcat (Post 3389562)
I need to get front plate on or I'm going to end up with a ticket.

http://imgur.com/etlTI69.jpg
http://imgur.com/fwq16ki.jpg
http://imgur.com/f21fX9a.jpg

Beautiful FiST, let us know if you have any questions or need any help with installations.

MasterChief86 11-24-2016 06:12 PM

sweet! welcome on board from another newbie

Dasfinc 11-24-2016 10:11 PM

Where'd you buy it from? A bud of mine just traded in his 14 black Fiesta ST like 2 weeks ago...


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