Formerly SVTf, now FiST

Discussion in 'Fiesta ST Chat and Discussion' started by LBoogie, Sep 14, 2013.

  1. LBoogie

    LBoogie New Member

    Picking up my FiST from the dealer in about 90min, super stoked!

    My car history ; 83 Civic - 88 Civic - 2001 focus zx3 - 2004 focus SVT - 2007 wrx - 2010 wrx

    Looking forward to having something small, light, and quick. That hasn't stopped me from pondering all the mods we love.

    One thing that came up...EU parts, do they have anything over there which we don't? I'm actually going to be spending a fair bit of time in the Netherlands this coming quarter. Wonder what I can pickup for my new FiST and ship back in the company create. Hmmmmm.

    Good to be back in the Blue Oval saddle again, now with moar Recaro
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  3. RodMoe

    RodMoe Well-Known Member

    Congrats and enjoy pics and details be nice when you find time. Think the EU car is different enough not much will be a direct bolt on and the ECU is different from what I understand. That said anything can be made to fit with time effort and $$$ ;)
  4. moshaholic2

    moshaholic2 Active Member

    Pretty sure the only difference is the ECU. Everything else should be bolt on. But, after SEMA, I doubt there will be anything we need to go overseas for other than likely cosmetic things (splitters, wide bodies etc)
  5. RodMoe

    RodMoe Well-Known Member

    But there again with wide Body kits the doors are different as are the bumper's (making the exhaust a smidge longer at the tips?)and I think the hood and headlights. But I could be mistaken :confused: Agree though after SEMA we should be up and running ....
  6. amathophobia

    amathophobia Member

    Aren't the EU headlights led or xenon or something?
  7. brian

    brian Member

    I thought the European cars came with HIDs?
  8. Removed

    Removed Guest

    As an option. The EU-spec St also has an auto-heating windshield, rear fog lamp, leather e-brake handle, and probably more that I'm forgetting, that the US does not.
  9. swansong

    swansong New Member

    I'd love to hear a detailed comparison of the Fiesta ST to the SVT, in terms of driving dynamics, practicality, usable space, etc.
  10. EvoNiner

    EvoNiner Active Member

    Hey bud! I'm glad to see another old SVTF owner among us! I used to own a 03 and 02 SVTF!

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  11. EvoNiner

    EvoNiner Active Member

    I could give you that break down also...

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  12. xorpheous

    xorpheous Member

    PLEASE tell me the FiST has better throttle response! I love my SVTF, but my biggest complaint I have about it is how sluggish it is to respond to throttle input. @Smokin knows what I mean.
  13. swansong

    swansong New Member

    Let's hear it! This thread, or separate, I don't care. I really think that the FiST is the reincarnation of the SVT, so I'll take all the comparisons I can find of the two.
    Really? I think my SVT has great throttle response. I push it and the engine responds with oopmh. And that's with the stock throttle body, I've heard aftermarket units like CFM's make it crazy repsonsive, almost too much so.

    Every modern throttle-by-wire car I've driven, including the Focus ST, 2013 Fusion, my wife's 2010 Focus SES, and even a Honda S2000, has had less than desirable throttle response. I think I'm just used to the connectivity of a cable throttle.
  14. wash

    wash Active Member

    I don't notice myself waiting for it to respond.

    I think the ecu smartly uses the TiVCT to generate exhaust volume and spin up the turbo so its not laggy at all.

    I'm not sure throttle response is a cable vs. wire deal, plenty of cable operated carbs have bad response when the accelerator pump isn't right or something else is screwed up.

    And speaking of accelerator pumps, a direct injection engine could add gas on a cylinder whose intake valve is already closed. If its set for a lean burn off throttle, it could already have the air to burn it.

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