I pulled off the downpipe and exhaust today to take a look, rolling my own now:)

Discussion in 'Fiesta ST Engine Upgrades' started by raamaudio, Apr 7, 2014.

  1. raamaudio

    raamaudio Active Member

    I thought I was doing building such parts but found out I still have the bug so ordering parts in and going for it. 3" catted down pipe but with a 5" diameter 100 cell cat, highest flowing cat I have ever seen. I was going to run a 2.5" exhaust but after talking with 2J and today ATP I will build a 3" as will get the GT turbo kit from ATP when done:)

    I have never been much for posting pics but here are some things I have done in the past.

    First 1ZZ turbo build in the world.


    Scion TC, GT3076R manifold

    The TC, built for audio comps, street and Time Trial and it was great for all of them, 275lbs lighter than stock, Carbo/kevlar roof, entire chassis foam filled, two race seats, A/C, cruise, 15" sub, 138.4 db on music, won sound quality audio comps as not built to thump,


    Forged LS powered M3 I was building to be the fastest ever.


    S50 before I swapped to S54 before I swapped to the built LS......


    I decided to go for the best, 3-way Ohlins, ouch $$$$$$$$$$


    I plan on making a very fine little ST:)
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  3. moshaholic2

    moshaholic2 Active Member

    F-ing awesome Ohlins!!

    Whats the part #? And mind disclosing the price? (Although those pictured dont look like ST struts)
  4. raamaudio

    raamaudio Active Member

    The Ohlins were for the E36M3 race car I was building, goal was as close to 2300 lbs as I could get, full tubular suspension except rear trailing arms but somebody was working on a design for them, I had around $12k in suspension, $5k in brakes, custom wing and doing the rest of the aero myself, ducted flat bottom, forged LS with 600 HP, just the shifter was $800, 3 way tilton floor pedals, Woodward steering column, seats mounted way back, etc.......I decided to retire and take much less income from my business and that car was going to be over $100k and costly to run and simply to fast for my skill level on unknown tracks all over NA.

    I got a bit of a deal as waited a few months, it was the first done for that car, $8500.


    For the ST I am seriously considering BC as the owner of the company worked with me directly on a custom setup for my Forester XT and I was totally happy with them, passing a full on STI race car at an HPDE in a full interior FXT, fast enough the head instructor at the track came down from the tower to check it out, it was a fast car. But, the only thing under the car stock was the block and heads, all JDM STI or better, mostly better.

    After awhile the car was just to fast for not having safety gear and to easy to drive, as I find RWD, I like making a FWD fast, I have built two now, the Matrix was far quicker than the sum of its parts would leaned on to believe, the TC was still being developed when I built the turbo system and I simply lost interest in it after having it for many years, it just sat around not quite finished so I finally let it go, I need to sell the turbo system as well, to bad the GT3076R is a bit big for the ST though!

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