Installed Mountune full induction and short shifter today...

Discussion in 'Fiesta ST Engine Upgrades' started by BostonDriver, Jul 26, 2014.

  1. Mikeygti

    Mikeygti Active Member

    So eliminate "bunny-hopping" during quick-starts, but potentially lose power from pulled spark due to NVH ?!? Hmm...I think I'll stick with the stock mount as well ;)
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  3. RodMoe

    RodMoe Well-Known Member

    just a thought won't LC and FFS help with the dreaded bang ??
  4. jfdana

    jfdana Member

    So is Mountune USA stating that the Cobb RMM can be "problematic?" It's hard to tell from Randy's quote.

    (I edited this as, after reading Randy's quote several times, I can't really tell what he is saying. Cobb and Moutune are both well-respected and have great track records with their products. Mountune uses the AP for its MP215. It probably would be better for all if they sort out any differences behind the scenes.)
    Last edited: Jul 31, 2014
  5. Mikeygti

    Mikeygti Active Member

    Yeah, as if Mountune USA knows anything about tuning Fords and associated problems .
  6. BostonDriver

    BostonDriver Member

    I think mountune is just staying on the safe side since their products need to maintain daily driver factory reliability. Launch control probably won't help the banging since your launching from a stop, but I've never heard any sound out if mine using the FFS... I tried launch control once but really have no need to use it. I actually prefer launching myself since I can take off fairly hard without banging and then get into the throttle and let it rip. Then again I'm not out racing anyone on the street. Just like to surprise some people without launching spectacularly.
  7. timboslice

    timboslice Active Member

    If you had the Cobb mount and the ap running it would be pretty obvious if the engine was retarding the timing. I trust that Cobb would be conscious of this potential issue too. Maybe don't put a race mount or solid mount in? I don't even think the Cobb mount adds any vibration under normal driving conditions.
  8. COBB

    COBB Active Member

    We haven't seen any issues related to false knock on our FiST SEMA R&D or on my personal FiST that I drive every day related to the COBB Rear Motor Mount or any other part. With probably close to 4000 miles on my COBB RMM now, I don't even know it's there (until I got WOT in 1st through 3rd with a huge grin on my face with all my traction and no wheel hop!).

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  9. Ed_the_sledd

    Ed_the_sledd Member

    Has anyone with the MP215 kit taken their FiST to the dyno? I'm interested to see what the whp and torque gains are from the MP215 and the FMIC. Mountune lists gains in driving (improvements in 0-60, etc) but no dyno numbers. I'm interested in buying products from mountune but honestly the MP215 kit seems over priced. Say the mTune costs $500 and the filter another $80. It seems like I'm paying $600 for a box and single hose. I understand that some people like the warranty (approved by ford) but won't you void your warranty anyway if you get the (soon to be released) downpipe? If you're willing to spend $1200 on an upgrade like this, I'm sure you won't be stopping there.
  10. Mikeygti

    Mikeygti Active Member

    Mountune's European website has dyno numbers posted for the MP215.I would think our North American tune wouldn't be too much different. The MP215 tune is "locked" and has no provision for operating with a downpipe.
  11. Ed_the_sledd

    Ed_the_sledd Member

    I imagine Mountune will come out with a new tune when they release their downpipe, so that it pairs with the MP215. Or not? I also noticed that mountune stated on their FB page that the FiST CBE will most likely not affect the warranty (it seems like they're working out the details) But they never mention the dp. Just seems like the extra price for the MP215 may not be worth it if the dp voids the warranty anyway
  12. iLiptiKal

    iLiptiKal Active Member

    You will not be able to run a de-catted down pipe with the MP215 at all.

    If you don't care about warranty and want to de-cat then just buy the intake and V3 direct from Mountune and take advantage of their free custom tune.
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  13. EcoBeast

    EcoBeast Member

    I just ordered the short shift kit from Mountune and I am really looking forward to getting under the car for the first time and installing it.

    Any comments from people here on how long it took to install theirs and the difficulty level?

    Also, I purchased these "Race Ramps" to help with the installation and for future oil changes. Has anyone used these before? It raises the car 8 inches so it should give about 14 inches or so of total clearance between ground and bottom of the engine bay once I drive up
  14. timboslice

    timboslice Active Member

    I don't have the short shift kit on mine yet but I've heard it ranges from "piece of cake" to "worst 3 hours of my life." I think the limiting factor is how small your hands are, not mechanical ability.

    +1 for the Race Ramps. I actually went with the smaller Rally Ramp set and I highly recommend them. Oil changes are super easy and the ramps won't slide on any surface.
  15. mrtn

    mrtn Active Member

    Do you need to get under the car to install the quick shift?
  16. bobjob

    bobjob Active Member

    No. You can do it like you install the air box. From the top
  17. RodMoe

    RodMoe Well-Known Member

    Hardest part of doing the short shift install is getting the bolt threaded up into the new block and getting it tight.. Make sure you have the right size allen wrenches before you start the job and small hands help. a ratchet allen wrench with a short reach helps getting the cap screw tight. otherwise it just takes time..
  18. Ed_the_sledd

    Ed_the_sledd Member

    I was actually thinking about getting the same ramps when I replace the exhaust. Let me know how it goes with these and if you're comfortable enough underneath
  19. EcoBeast

    EcoBeast Member

    Thanks for the heads up. Luckily I have access to a machine shop at work so I can borrow tools I don't have at home.
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  20. EcoBeast

    EcoBeast Member

    Sure. I'll post pictures once it is up on the ramps and take some clearance measurements to give a better idea. I enjoy doing detailing and basic maintenance on the car. I figure if I save $20 on labor charges per oil change, it will eventually pay for itself! Plus I like to inspect the car from below for problems like worn bushings, CV boots and check/tighten the hose clamps on all the air intake hoses as well just to make sure there are no leaks
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  21. EcoBeast

    EcoBeast Member

    That is good news - cannot wait until it gets in.
    I was going to get the shorter set but then happened to see the 2 piece ramps by accident. I thought to get these in case I need to transport it to somewhere. It should be an easier fit in the trunk area if I can take it apart and stack it.

    This is one of those tools that every gear head on the block would like to borrow! I learned that from the snowblower I got a few years ago.

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