2014 Ford Fiesta ST Engine Noise and Sound Symposer

Discussion in 'Fiesta ST Chat and Discussion' started by WRC Fan, Aug 17, 2013.

  1. WRC Fan

    WRC Fan Administrator Staff Member

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  3. wash

    wash Active Member

    It does sound pretty nuts at red line in second.

    Its hard to recreate the volume but its quiet at idle and low rpm but if you get on the gas, it gets pretty loud pretty quick.

    Its not painfully loud but don't expect to hold a conversation at high rpm.

    I liked it a lot and the engine note sounds better than just about every 4 cylinder I've heard.
  4. D1JL

    D1JL Well-Known Member

    I know that the FiST uses a mechanical Sound Symposer.
    I like the sound but I do hope there is a way to turn it off.

    The only thing that WILL be painfully loud, will be my wife screaming,
    "The car is too loud"
    "Your going too fast".

  5. WRC Fan

    WRC Fan Administrator Staff Member

    Have you gotten a chance to drive/ride in the Focus ST with the Sound Symposer? It really only makes itself known under hard acceleration.
  6. Devon

    Devon Member

    Sounds fairly similar to the mighty Golf R.
  7. RodMoe

    RodMoe Well-Known Member

    The Fist has No Valve in the feed tube to the cabin must like the Mustang where as I believe the FoST has a valve that opens when you get on the gas hard(I read some were failing and needed warranty work) its not a big deal to delete the feed tube and cover the opening on the Air box and fire wall. infact on the Mustang the after market had this delete as a option when you ordered a CAI for the car. Only time will tell for sure though as I don't have my car yet this is based on what I read off the interweb so I know it is the TRUTH :rolleyes:
  8. D1JL

    D1JL Well-Known Member

    The info I posted was based on "Dealer Information", so it may NOT be the truth.
    My Mini had a similar system that was operated by vacuum and easily defeated.
    I am hoping for something that shut down from inside the car so that I can do so only when my wife is with me.
    As I too do not have a FiST yet I guess I will just have to wait.

  9. RodMoe

    RodMoe Well-Known Member

    If this is the biggest issue we are gonna be just fine :) LOL Was at a AutoX event this past week where a few Dodge Neon SRT-4's were entered with a Blow off valve sound I got to thinking what if we get one of them for the FiST and delete the cabin noise all together. LOL on Dealer and Interweb Truths good point :) thanks for the smile with my coffee ;)
  10. D1JL

    D1JL Well-Known Member

    You don't have to put up with my wife.
    And we are just getting started.

  11. RodMoe

    RodMoe Well-Known Member

    Oh I think I understand though I may not be as patient as you being I'm on my 3rd and FINAL one LOL
  12. D1JL

    D1JL Well-Known Member

    OK, I see how that went wrong.
    I was referring to this being the biggest issue with the car.

    Heck NO, I wouldn't do that again, I am still married to my first one.
    In two weeks, it will be 41 years.

  13. RodMoe

    RodMoe Well-Known Member

    WOW Congrats and I am truly happy for you and her :) its all good as long as we are learning from it ;)
  14. BRGT350

    BRGT350 Well-Known Member Staff Member

    Here is the clip I recorded with the Fiesta ST


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