iLiptiKal's Performance Blue Fiesta ST

Discussion in 'Fiesta ST Photos and Media' started by iLiptiKal, Jul 5, 2014.

  1. iLiptiKal

    iLiptiKal Active Member

    I have loved every second of driving my ST since I picked it up May 3rd 2014, and it continues to surprise me how much I love this little car that the ST team delivered, so a huge thanks to them. That being said, for some of us a stock car just doesn't cut it and thus we choose to modify our cars to make them truly ours.

    This is the story of my FiST

    Delivery Day!

    Here I am at my parents place showing her off for the first time
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    Later that day at home
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    Dat Ass
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    Yahoo for Recaro's in Canada :cool:
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    1st "weekend project": (happened to be in the middle of the week )

    After 5000km I had 4 rock chips on my hood and some damage to the rear section of my roof from a piece of clay that came off the roof of my house in a rain storm, so that was the first thing to be fixed.

    To fix the damaged areas I followed the guide here on the /Drive network. The process worked great for me, although I have to admit I was a little scared to wet sand my brand new car, especially on the hood.

    Here is what it looks like using 2000 git wet sand paper before buffing (my test area)
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    To get rid of the hazing caused by wet sanding I used the Meguiars DA Power System that attaches to my cordless drill, and uses 2 products and sponges to buff everything out. The DA system worked great, needing 3-4 applications of the coarsest compound depending on the spot, followed by polishing and then waxing.
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    I still need another application of paint, wet sanding, and polishing for me to be happy, but I didn't have another overnight drying period where I could wet sand and polish in the morning, so I'll come back to it soon and make it perfect.

    Here's the result on the roof where it's most visible, the chips on the hood are hard to pick up with my phone camera due to the small size.
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    On day two after finishing the touch-up project I moved onto plasti-dipping my wheels black and moved the ST badge to the "proper" side.

    For Plasti-dip I chose to do the entire rim, so that meant the car went on jack stands for the day, and a friend was kind enough to let me use his garage and backyard to paint.

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    After cleaning the wheels, and prepping the tires, and then 5ish coats (4 rattle cans) of Plasti Dip I'm happy with how they look.
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    For the de-badge/re-badge I used the heat gun and dental floss method to get both badges off, and then goo-gone and paper towel to work off the foam tape. It's really easy if you start to get some goo-gone behind the tape and work it away from the paint, the spray bottle version is handy here. Finally a finish with the DA polish and yellow sponge, and then final cleaning with rubbing alcohol. To re-apply the ST logo, I removed all the previous foam and glue, covered the entire back of the badge with outdoor 3M double sided tape, then cut the extra off with an x-acto knife.

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    Here are the rims after drying and back on the car.
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    Thanks for reading!



    Hopefully coming sooner than later:
    ST centre wheel caps
    Tints
    Cobb RMM
    Leather centre console cover and door arm rest covers
    Rally Armor MudFlaps (once available)

    I'll continue to update as things are checked off my list, and add other things as they get closer in my timeline.
     
    Last edited: Dec 25, 2014
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  3. iLiptiKal

    iLiptiKal Active Member

    Picked up a package from Mrtn today :D
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    Now I'm just waiting to hear back from Ken or someone from Mountune about upgrading to the MP215.

    I've spoken to two dealerships so far about the install and neither knew anything about the Mountune/FordRacing partnership and neither have gotten back to me in regards to a firm price yet.

    I also kind of expected hose clamps to come with the silicone intake hose, so the install of that has to wait as well.

    Super happy with the deal I got on the parts though, so I just need to be patient until I can get everything in.
     
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  4. mrtn

    mrtn Active Member

    You can just re use the clamps that are already on the stock intake hose. Unless you really want the Mountune ones... I know I was bummed that the hose didn't come with them either though, and now they are available on their site for $10. I think I'd prefer the clamps over the plate frames or that air freshener lol
     
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  5. iLiptiKal

    iLiptiKal Active Member

    Yeah, me too lol, but I will still use the frames unless I find something I really like more.
     
  6. iLiptiKal

    iLiptiKal Active Member

    Done and done, with filter too. :D
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  7. 0C3LOT

    0C3LOT New Member

    From one Performance Blue owner to the next, great looking FiST! :)
     
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  8. ISO100

    ISO100 Member

    Very nice!

    And 0C3LOT you're local and also have a Performance Blue?

    Sent from my Nexus 7 using Tapatalk
     
  9. 0C3LOT

    0C3LOT New Member

    That's correct! =)
     
  10. iLiptiKal

    iLiptiKal Active Member

    Finally got my Mountune Induction kit installed today, along with my first service.

    For what it's worth I don't notice a huge change in noise this time, but did when I changed out just the filter and silicone hose.
     
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  11. Carlos V.

    Carlos V. New Member

    Did you notice any difference in performance with the Mountune Induction and the K&N filter?
     
  12. iLiptiKal

    iLiptiKal Active Member

    Yeah, from the butt-dyno only though :p
    Boost comes on earlier for sure, and traction is more of an issue on launch, even without the mTune yet. I'm starting to want new wheels and tires earlier than I had expected.
     
    Last edited: Dec 25, 2014
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  13. iLiptiKal

    iLiptiKal Active Member

    So today I gave my a car a Christmas present in the form of an HID upgrade.

    I installed a 55W 6K DDM kit for the DRL/Low Beam

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    I measured and adjusted the height of the beam to North American spec, but the glare in the second photo makes me think they might need to come down some more. We'll see how many people flash their beams at me tomorrow and I'll adjust accordingly.
     
  14. Tokendog

    Tokendog Member

    Looks very nice! Both the car and the lights. How are you liking the MP215?
     
  15. iLiptiKal

    iLiptiKal Active Member

    Only half of the MP215 installed in mine. I was going to add the mTune, but I have decided I want some of the features that aren't available on it. At the moment my plan is to wait for the spring when I have my summer wheels and tires and the winter gas is gone to buy a V3 with custom tuning from Mountune.
     
  16. Tokendog

    Tokendog Member

    Gotcha. Only reason I went MP215 was to avoid warranty concerns. That aside, the offerings from the other shops is much better in terms of what can be accomplished. I'm not disappointed with the MP215, not by any means, in fact it's the opposite... but I definitely understand wanting to go with something else if warranty isn't a concern.
     
  17. mrtn

    mrtn Active Member

    With the mP215 we get the mtune which in turn can be used for the MR tunes available in the future. So it's not a paper weight after warranty is up.
     
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  18. Tokendog

    Tokendog Member

    That's actually an awesome point. I never thought of that.
     
  19. iLiptiKal

    iLiptiKal Active Member

    More parts on the way for my FiST! Ordered a COBB RMM, Boomba short shift kit, transmission cable bracket bushings and a BOV, and yellow tint for my fogs. I'll update once they're here and installed.
     
  20. iLiptiKal

    iLiptiKal Active Member

    Everything is in!

    Today I started by installing the transmission cable bracket bushings and short shift adapter. Install was pretty straight forward, the hardest part was loosening the bolt at the back left of the transmission cable bracket, just because it's awkward to get to. The short shift was stupid easy, basically just drop it on and tighten everything up. Then the re-installation of everything I had to take out was smooth sailing.

    Next was the COBB motor mount, which again was super easy, took about 15 mins.

    The BOV was a pain to get to, I had to remove the hard intercooler pipe to get my hands and tools in there but once I did that it wasn't too bad at all. This thing is loud though, so I'll have to decide if I'm going to keep it on long term, but for now it's a smile maker if nothing else.

    Last thing on my list was Lamin-X yellow fog film, which was also stupid easy to do. If you've ever done a phone screen protector from Zagg, it's basically the same process.

    Overall, I'm super happy with these mods, everything just feels tight and mechanical now.
     
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