Fiesta R5 Carbon spoiler and carbon wrapped pieces

Discussion in 'Fiesta ST Exterior Upgrades' started by kamakazee, Dec 7, 2014.

  1. kamakazee

    kamakazee Active Member

    I notice you have mudguards on the 2011 Fiesta. How effective are they? I'm considering Armor bodies whenever they plan on releasing them but wanted to get your feedback. Ever since I went with a wider wheel/tire package, I've been struggling to scrub crap like tar and other debris off the door panels and rear bumper. Any plans on installing them on your ST?
     
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  3. BRGT350

    BRGT350 Well-Known Member Staff Member

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    Fiesta ST UHMW underbody protection
    by Bryan Redeker BRGT350, on Flickr

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    2015 Ford Fiesta ST prepped for winter
    by Bryan Redeker BRGT350, on Flickr

    Already installed ;)

    I use WRC gravel urethane mud flaps up front and Sparco ones in the rear, both are universal. The fronts are going on 15 years old and starting to get a little rough. I only use them in winter to protect the sides from salt/sand abrasion and ice buildup. I also added UHMW underbody sheilds under the rear doors for extra protection. I installed a set of RokBlokz mudflaps on an ST this weekend and they look like they would do pretty good year round. I might get a set for the summer and then add the urethane ones on as extra protection. Our roads are horrible in Michigan with half the year being covered in salt/sand/ice/snow and the other half spent fixing the damage from winter.
     
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  4. kamakazee

    kamakazee Active Member

    Thank you for the feedback and pics, Bryan! I guess we really don't have it nearly as bad here in Southern California. Those RokBlokz look nice. I think it rained 3 or 4 days out of the whole year so far here, it's really pathetic at this point. We need the rain so bad but the spoiled brats of Socal think it is like the end of the world at the first sign of moisture in the air.
     
  5. BRGT350

    BRGT350 Well-Known Member Staff Member

    I can always tell when it rains in SoCal because my Instagram and Facebook feed is full of pictures showing rain drops as it is the first time they had ever seen such an event.

    The RokBlokz flaps would knock down a large amount of the road tar that gets kicked up from the tires. I try and keep the lower half of the doors and skirts well waxed to make it easier to remove contaminates. Since you have a white car, check out Iron-X spray. It helps get rid of all the rust particles that collect on the sides and rear. With the wing installed, I am guessing you will have more upward air flow behind the car, which will leave more crap on the rear hatch and bumper.

    When you had the rear diffuser wrapped, was it done on the car or removed?
     
  6. kamakazee

    kamakazee Active Member

    Very cool thanks for the tip! Yup the sides and rear have this build-up of brown contaminants that won't come off with normal car washes. I just purchased a Pinnicle clay bar kit from autogeek.net so hopefully that gets the job done.

    As for the rear diffuser, the guys did not have to remove the diffuer to wrap but I imagine it would be somewhat easier with it off of the car. Actually without a second pair of hands and depending on how flexible the piece is, it might be more difficult with it off since you have to stretch the wrap a little.

    I couldn't help myself. Yesterday, I paid the guys at Rolotech another visit to have a few more accent pieces wrapped which includes the rear license plate opening and fog lights opening. They didn't have time to black out the center piece right below the intercooler but that will be for next week. :)

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  7. BRGT350

    BRGT350 Well-Known Member Staff Member

    Huge fan of what you have done to your ST! Did you do the fog lamp area with matte black or carbon fiber? If you had white wheels, this thing would look like a narrow body R5.

    I think I will try the diffuser in the spring and maybe do something different with the fog lamp trim. It is a terribly complex part to wrap with the DiNoc, or at least complex for my skill level.
     
  8. aborbs87

    aborbs87 Active Member

    I agree with that, and always wondered what the R5 spoiler would look like on an ST. I love the look, but I'm not sure I'd have the balls to make the switch.

    Sorry if I missed this but is the spoiler the same one they use for the R5 or did you have it made?
     
  9. kamakazee

    kamakazee Active Member

    Thanks! Most of my inspiration has come from the R5 itself along with the Olsbergs edition for the fog light trim. I decided to go with the matte black wrap for the foglights. Before I even purchased the Team Dynamics wheels, I thought about having it painted white but I've had white wheels before and they are a nightmare to maintain, especially with how much brake dust the pads emit. They would stain the wheels in no time so I settled with the Bronze for now. I might go with a satin back down the line.
     
  10. kamakazee

    kamakazee Active Member

    Yes the carbon spoiler is the exact replica used on the R5. It is produced by Cestra Racing based in Italy. I purchased the brackets that have to be welded to the tailgate directly from M-sport at approx. $50 a piece along with stainless steel nuts and bolts. The base spoiler I purchased on Ebay for $60 and had them paint to match the car. I took a big chance and invested a lot of money in this project but I'm happy with the results.
     
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  11. BRGT350

    BRGT350 Well-Known Member Staff Member

    yeah, white wheels are no fun to clean. I go out every lunch hour in the summer and wipe down the wheels at work. It keeps them ok, but it sure gets old having to clean them daily. Went with the dark grey wheels for the winter when cleaning daily isn't an option.

    I could easily see a market for making the matte black fog lamp decals, or any color for that matter. Really looks good!
     
  12. TapTapPull

    TapTapPull Active Member

    Your newest photos really showcase the mods - they add up to a pretty terrific-looking package. Well done. I'm especially surprised by the fog light housing vinyl - very Lamborghini, and I mean that in a good way.
     
  13. kamakazee

    kamakazee Active Member

    That's exactly what I had to do to maintain white wheels on my motorcycle as well. It was definitely a labor of love.

    I like the fact that I can describe to Dave at Rolotech exactly what I want done and it gets done better than I expected :) He did mention that it was a little tough to get the vinyl underneath the black fog light shroud but in the end it worked out. Cobb did their Pat Tilman ST in a red trim against black and it looks great as well!
     
  14. kamakazee

    kamakazee Active Member

    Thanks man! I agree, the individual mods by themselves aren't too impressive until you put it all into one package. I'm still not quite content with the front and rear set-up but I'll be sure to post the changes in the coming week...or two.
     
  15. FOMOCO

    FOMOCO Member

    Great looking Fiesta. I really like it....
     
  16. level42

    level42 Active Member

    Which front lip is that? And where did you get those side skirts?
     
  17. kamakazee

    kamakazee Active Member

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  19. kamakazee

    kamakazee Active Member

    It has been a while so don't quote me on it but I think it was around $500-$600. Yes it is expensive but only because they aren't mass manufactured. Coming from the motorcycle industry, this isn't too bad considering a carbon fender can cost about the same if not more.
     
  20. level42

    level42 Active Member

    Thanks for the info, I may spring for the side skirt this summer, but I'll hold off on the splitter for now.
     
  21. meFiSTo

    meFiSTo Active Member

    I think you did a great job with the wing. Looking at the way it's attached (and given the thing itself is an "exact" replica), I bet it actually does some real work at track speeds (thinking stability in very high speed sweepers and stand-on-it breaking situations at the end of long straight, heading into a slow-speed sequence). It looks a lot like the wing on one of the Team O'Neill rally cars.

    A couple images of that application:

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    So, to me, this wing is more functional than cosmetic (hah, rare to be able to say that) which makes me wonder about the lip/splitter. Is there any under tray to that thing or is it like the Triple R piece -- purely cosmetic? I'd be wary myself of adding downforce to the back end without something on the nose to help balance/tune the aero effects.

    Thanks for sharing. I think that wing is a good option (with your attachment setup) for someone wanting to tune out any rear-end instability.

    My opinion: It's not really just a spoiler as it actually sits in the relatively clean air stream just above the tail of the car, and assuming it's "flying upside down," the wing provides real downforce at speed -- not so much for a daily driver. A spoiler is usually just a device that is flush to the hood (or maybe with a bit of a vertical lip) meant to break up the trailing edge vortex (reducing drag and lift).
     
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