Discussion in 'Fiesta ST Engine Upgrades' started by ted lorendo, Aug 13, 2014.

  1. ted lorendo

    ted lorendo Member

    I know im not the only one thinking this question. Professionals please give your 2 cents. Im curious how much power the 1.6 is capable of when rebuilt. Also what should we be looking at price wise for the build.

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  3. Cesso

    Cesso Member

    Nobody to my knowledge has ever found the limit of the engine with all stock internals, let alone built it. Right now the limitation is the high pressure fuel pump as it can't supply enough fuel to make enough power to break the motor as it is from the factory.
  4. ted lorendo

    ted lorendo Member

    Well thats a good fail safe from ford. Smart. Im just curious.
  5. djdennehy

    djdennehy Active Member

    From what is available, all of the Cobb products thrown at the FiST will make well over 250 horsepower and 300 lbs feet of torque to the wheels, and they are just bolt ons and a tune. You may want to pursue European forums being that they have had the car longer and more quickly adopt fast hatches. I would have to imagine that the block can withstand major power bumps, but its a new platform and engine so the limits have yet to be tested.
  6. razorlab

    razorlab Active Member

    Where are you getting this nonsense from? Cobb Stage 3 is basically just a 25whp/50wtq gain from stock. On their mustang dyno, it made approx 220whp/290wtq.
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  7. totusPorcus

    totusPorcus Member

    engine is capable of 500 to 600 hp if BUILT. (lots if variables though into that 'if') if you get there, be sure to throw in a aftermarket all wheel drive system.

    for the normal guy, i expect you might approach close to 300 at the wheels on this car before having to 'build' it. whether or not you could put that power down and would the tranny hold out is another question. probably 250+ to the wheels is a good honest goal for this car if you want it streetable with some longevity in mind.
  8. djdennehy

    djdennehy Active Member

    @razorlab you are correct! Enter Matt Farah...
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