The Itasha 2.0? Time will tell.

Discussion in 'Fiesta ST Meet and Greet' started by SirSlaughter, May 24, 2014.

  1. SirSlaughter

    SirSlaughter Member

    WARNING PIC HEAVY THREAD. THOSE WITH SLOWER INTERNET OR BANDWIDTH LIMITATIONS PROCEED AT YOUR OWN RISK!

    A few of you know me. Some know me from the FiestaFaction.

    Well I did it. I broke down hard. I now own a 2014 Fiesta ST in Molten Orange with every single option you can put on this car.
    Molten Orange pain
    MyFord Touch with Navigation
    Recar Racing Seats
    Powered Moon-roof.

    I regret 1 thing.

    My yellow SES is never going to be loved to the same degree ever again. I'm scared for the poor thing. I have given up the greatest car I have ever owned...all in the hopes of better experience...and in the name of power.

    I have betrayed my greatest friend of the road. And I will now cry for the Itasha Project.

    Well here it is, next to my old friend.
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    Car gods have mercy on my soul.
    I will update this thread with some nicer pictures of the new car. I took it home and it got dark really fast so the only pictures I got are not really nice.
     
    Last edited: Jun 30, 2014
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  3. CarefreeAZ

    CarefreeAZ Active Member

    Sir
    Weep not for the Yellow bomber. I kept my SES and I like driving it just as much as my ST...not as much punch but I love how it corners compared to my stock ST.
     
  4. SirSlaughter

    SirSlaughter Member

    I am gonna weep. I traded it in for the ST.

    Now here is the funny part. My SES was auto. The ST is manual. I have not driven a manual vehicle in 8 years. And that was for 4 hours in a walmart parking lot in germany before they got turned into "REAL"s (Pronounced Ray-al...or ray-all...I don't know.)

    But here are the pictures I was promising.
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    In case you are wondering about the last picture...I haven't even had the car for 1 day and I have already added the objects are losing sticker, and I plasti-dipped my rims. They turned out awesome. It look so much better in person. I also gave a full detailing of the car and engine and it looks so much better. I can't wait to take this car to shows now and keep the trophies coming. Hell, there is a drag strip I used to take my last car to. Just give me a few more days of learning my first and second gear and I will be out there on the track in no time. (Look at this young fool gonna get himself killed)

    I already have braided brake lines, my sound equalizer sticker, and my NEON license plate holder ready for install. I just have to decide when I'm gonna put it all in. I plan to replace the shift knob, get a new boot with some nicer stitching, and I have to think of what else I plan to do.

    Anyway, I'll see you guys out there on the forums.
     
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  5. bryramos

    bryramos Member

    Dude, you'll get the hang of driving manual in no time. Congrats on the ST!
     
  6. Sil3nt611

    Sil3nt611 Active Member

    Your car is lacking one option, since you said you have every single one. It's the rado grey wheels and red painted calipers. Not that it matters though since you platidipped your wheels anyway.

    Great color choice for sure. Can't wait till I can get my molten orange ST as well.

    The Fiesta ST is an easy manual to drive. At least for me. I'm used to the clutch on my car so the ones I have driven are a tad bit different feeling than my current car, but it's just getting used to the feel. Only time I've ever stalled an ST I was driving was when I tried to start from a stop when I accidentally put it in 3rd instead of 1st. :p If you have the willpower to learn you'll get it in no time at all, and you bought the car so I'd say that's plenty enough willpower right there. :) When I swapped my car from an auto to manual I was driving halfway across the country 2 weeks later. My prior experience was driving my dad's truck and car around in the pasture. If you're iffy about any part in driving a manual (like starting from a stop), get out to a less populated area and just practice. With less traffic around you have less pressure to get it right the first time and you can screw up without getting in anyone's way.
     
  7. SirSlaughter

    SirSlaughter Member

    Yeah, when I have the time (I am a busy guy, only way to be sure I keep the payments going) I plan to go to a really non populated area or a parking lot somewhere on a Sunday when the stores are closed and practice.

    It's just that first gear when you go from a complete stop. Once I get past 2nd gear I am good to go. My father was impressed by what I retained from 8 years ago with 4 hours experience.
    Also, my dad told me if he didn't have a Volvo to pay and his VW bug, he would have gone home with the other ST at the dealer(They also had a green one). He told me never to let him in a car again. That was the only reason I came home with it was because I told him to test drive it at the dealer.
     
  8. jimclark

    jimclark Active Member

    Congratulations on the new car. I think you'll enjoy it tremendously.
     
  9. mongoose221

    mongoose221 Member

    Congratulations. This is the easiest clutch I've owned (1098 Honda accord, 05 Mazda 6, 2010 civic si, 2011 wrx, 2012 civic si, now 2014 fist)
    The clutch is comparable to my Hondas civic sisl clutch, very similar, a tad lighter and more forgiving on the uptake. The gearbox is slightly less pleasing than the Honda 6 speed (but I mean, what else is right??) But Damn close. I think you will be fine :)

    My dad busts on every car I own... he's a v8 aficionado (ie closed minded middle aged male who refuses to amit a small turbo is a sports car)...
    Then came my FiST.
    He met me at the dealer to see it, was immediately impressed,, loved the looks.
    He had a few jokes about the 1.6 turbo engine
    "why's it clicking like a set of castinettes"
    "that's how a direct injected engine sounds dad"
    "I think my lawnmower has a bigger engine"
    ....
    Then yesterday I took him for a ride (after it was broken in)
    I thought he was going to shit his pants.
    "Holy shit I couldn't take that corner that fast in my corvette(1998)!!"

    Needless to say he loves it too now :)

    As you can see above, I go through cars like lil Wayne goes through codeine prescriptions... I never could find a car that file l checks all the boxes the way this one does. Sure it's not perfect, but I cannot find a true weakness for what want in a car.... finally found my muse :)

    Best of luck with your new FiST!!

    Sent from my SCH-I535 using Tapatalk
     
  10. DirtyBlueshirt

    DirtyBlueshirt Active Member

    Wow, such aggression! :p
     
  11. mongoose221

    mongoose221 Member

    Haha nah just joking :)

    Sent from my SCH-I535 using Tapatalk
     
  12. CarefreeAZ

    CarefreeAZ Active Member

    To add to the others' comments, shifting is easy in this car. Disclaimer: I do have the mountune quick shift mod which makes things easier but nevertheless the ST tranny is a smooth operator.
     
  13. SirSlaughter

    SirSlaughter Member

    My father was also impressed to an extreme degree. He didn't know much of the car other than what I would tell him and a few things he saw while researching it on the internet.

    When we went for that test drive my dad was like...holy shit. This car just did what!? We went through the voice commands, the navigation, the everything. My dad constantly shook his head and was bewildered at how the hell it just did all of what it did. He thought I was just buying another Fiesta but with a turbo. He didn't think about racing seats, the new climate control, the voice activated options, the MyFord Touch with Nav, sport suspension, and...well you guys now it all, you all have an ST, what am I doing explaining to you lol.

    Oh, and I've already begun to add my..."Special touches" to my ST. Hehehehehe!
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  14. SirSlaughter

    SirSlaughter Member

    Ok so I figured I might as well make this my official build thread.
    So I decided I wanted to try some stuff. I got really bored and lonely one day so I went into the garage and tried something I've been wanting to do to this car for a while (For the month I've owned it). Begin the center stripe with carbon fiber vinyl.

    I wanted to purchase the kit actually made, but....$200 for a stripe? Madness I say.
    So I went and purchased some "knifeless tape" and I had a lot of carbon fiber vinyl left around from previous projects including my previous fiesta and my fathers Volvo V50 that I did the interior for. (I'm just all kinds of handy)

    Anyway, I began the process with the knifeless tape to mark out where it would cut and applied masking tape of an acceptable width to mark out where I would remove the vinyl giving the gap between the center and the thin stripes to the side:

    Prepping for application
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    The Vinyl is now ready to be applied:
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    The vinyl is applied:
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    The knifless tape pulled upwards cutting through the carbon fiber and allowing removal of the masking tape underneath as well. This creates the allusion of the vinyl being pre-cut and as professional as possible provided you know how to make a straight line.

    This is the result of my begginer attempt of striping by hand instead of pre-made. (I feel so awesome because I made my own custom vinyl.
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    So tell me what you guys think. I know that the left stripe was a bit rough near the middle and the right stripe area is rough towards the top. That was my bad and I didn't consider putting extra tape underneath the vinyl to allow a more seamless cut. but I am proud nonetheless.
     
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  15. TapTapPull

    TapTapPull Active Member

    Nice pickup! Are the wheels back to stock silver again? I was going to warn you of the brake dust on the white plastidip. Reports are that it is hard to clean, and you risk "greying" the wheels with the dust when you try and scrub/wipe.
     
  16. SirSlaughter

    SirSlaughter Member

    Yes, they are back to the silver. The trick with the white is to get a really nice thick coat in there so it is smooth as can be. The closer it is to a powdercoat finish, the better. This way the brake dust cannot stay in the rough nooks and crannies of the plastidip and cause the "Graying" issue. But oh well, it was plastidip so no harm done.

    I plan on some hydro dipping later. I have a guy that can probably cut me a really good deal so I will see what the future brings on that one. Also, before the stripe I took my car to a show. I won 2nd place domestic mild (BULL) and a mustang got first.(ALSO BULL).

    I managed to grab me some ST hubcaps for the stock rims (which is why in the new pictures they are black instead of Ford blue)
    But here is a pic as reference:
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    you can still see the left over plastidip. looks so bad up close, but it's alright. I plan to take a day where I put my car on jack stands and clean every single bit that is remaining off of it.
     
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  17. Firesail

    Firesail Active Member

    Where did you get the ST hubcaps? I really like them.
     
  18. SirSlaughter

    SirSlaughter Member

    I got them here: http://www.ebay.com/itm/251551973041?ssPageName=STRK:MEWNX:IT&_trksid=p3984.m1439.l2649

    surprisingly, Ebay has a lot of little cosmetic mods made perfect for our car. For example, I also got the seat belt cusion that says ST RACING and it is in a carbon fiber finish. Really neat and I have 2 more on the way for the rear seats.

    Oh I also received my next mod. I am waiting for my dad to get back in town so he can help me. I like working on the cars with him.
    http://www.ebay.com/itm/400715621279?ssPageName=STRK:MEWNX:IT&_trksid=p3984.m1439.l2649
     
  19. Firesail

    Firesail Active Member

    Thanks.
     
  20. kvetcha

    kvetcha Active Member

    Nice work! The stripe looks great.
     
  21. djdennehy

    djdennehy Active Member

    Congrats on the purchase you will definitely enjoy the new car (and massive jump in performance). I look the color combo, can't say I am a fan of the stripe, but I don't like stripes in general... so take my opinion and chuck it out the window.
     

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