The Performance Blue Fiesta ST picture thread

Discussion in 'Fiesta ST Photos and Media' started by WRC Fan, Aug 31, 2013.

  1. BRGT350

    BRGT350 Well-Known Member Staff Member

    you be quiet, nobody is to know my plan.

    Actually, the storage place is down the road from my house and it provides a nice picture location. I used to keep my Mustang there until I got a house with a 3 stall garage. Now I just go there for pictures. Since being repaved, might be a good spot to hoon RC cars.
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  3. BRGT350

    BRGT350 Well-Known Member Staff Member

    agree, there are a lot of design elements that are better on the 2011-13 cars than the new ones. The European 2009-2013 cars are even better. I prefer my 3dCarbon rear to the honeycomb part of the ST and my side skirts are lower, but don't stick out as far from the rockers. They also are easier to get a jack/jack stands under since they are deeply cut around the pinch weld. The headlight and taillight design of the 2011-13 cars is much nicer. I prefer the 2009-13 European nose out of all the cars, then the US 2011-13, then the ST, and don't care for the 2014 non ST design. Having a nice intercooler in the bumper makes up for a lot of the dislike I have for the redesign. If I could built the ultimate Fiesta, it would have all the ST performance parts, ST calipers, SVT Focus front rotors, ST Recaro seats, 2011-13 US Sync, 2011-13 US center console, 2009-2013 European exterior, 2009-13 European projector headlamps, 2009-13 European factory body kit, my white wheels, the Team O'Neil special electronics to get rid of all the nannies, and be covered in Performance Blue. That would take the best elements of all the cars and make them into one.
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  4. BRGT350

    BRGT350 Well-Known Member Staff Member

    They are Axis Touring Cups custom drilled for 4x108. I had them made in 1999 for my ZX3.

    I might try to install the Axis wheels on the ST, but probably can't share the pictures since marketing would have a heart attack. I want to weigh both wheel/tire combos to see how my Axis wheels compare to the ST wheels. I run a 215/40 17 tire since I find the 205/40 17 to have too little sidewall and not enough contact patch. The downside is the weight. When I get my ST, these wheels will be on the car. I don't plan on keeping the factory ones.
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  5. kvetcha

    kvetcha Active Member

    I'm honestly not a big fan of the new Ford corporate nose, but at least the Fiesta ST wears it the best of all their cars. Except the Fusion, I suppose.
  6. reddog99

    reddog99 Active Member

    Great comparisons, but the older car looks lower than the ST ???
  7. brian

    brian Member

    Did you ever put the rims from the white car on the ST? Would love to see a pic!
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  9. CarefreeAZ

    CarefreeAZ Active Member

    Mine with FRPP setup is touch lower too.

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  10. BRGT350

    BRGT350 Well-Known Member Staff Member

    It is because my white Fiesta has the 3dCarbon side skirts that are lower than the ST ones. Otherwise, they are really about the same height. I also have taller diameter tires which fill the wheel wells more and with the white wheels make the car look optically lower. When I get the ST back next month I can measure it, but I am sure they are the same height. Looking at the picture above, the mirror height looks to be the same. You need a fixed point that is common between both cars, such as the roof, mirror, or another main body part. The nose of the ST makes the car look taller too.
  11. BRGT350

    BRGT350 Well-Known Member Staff Member

  12. Drumr90

    Drumr90 Member

    Those are some great shots.
  13. Devon

    Devon Member

    Huh? The front rotors on the SES are actually BIGGER than those on the ST? Are the former aftermarket?

    Car would look so much better with larger arches and 18/19 staggered wheels--17/18 at a minimum...
  14. BRGT350

    BRGT350 Well-Known Member Staff Member

    Yes, the brakes on my 2011 Fiesta are not stock. For the summer, I run 300mm SVT Focus rotors and stock brakes in the winter.

    I would not go any bigger than 17" wheels on the Fiesta. I am really close to hitting the inner fenders with P215/40 17 tires. Going lower profile to knock the diameter down would put the wheel at more risk. Plus, 18 and 19 inch wheels add more weight, which I have found to be a performance killer on small cars. I haven't tried heavier wheels on the ST, but going to the 17" wheels on my Fiesta really drags down the performance. The more wheel weight means the more unsprung weight, more rotational mass to accelerate and slow down.
  15. Smokin

    Smokin Active Member

    Great pics. Got some tire smoke too!!

    So you were using 215/40s in this autocross? What brand?
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    I took delivery of my factory ordered Fiesta ST yesterday afternoon. My dealer tells me it's the first retail sale of a Fiesta ST in the state of Nevada.

    I ordered the car way back in June and it finally arrived on Tuesday (I was in Vegas on a business trip). I've only had it a day but it's already the best car I've ever owned. Love nearly everything about the car, very few complaints.

    image_1 by cinderbike, on Flickr

    image_3 by cinderbike, on Flickr

    image_2 by cinderbike, on Flickr

    And my first 'mod':
    image by cinderbike, on Flickr

    I have plenty more mods planned. Next up will likely be painting the calipers and ordering some better floor mats. I was going to powdercoat the wheels black, but I really like the sparkle in the silver paint (wonder if the dark grey wheels have metallic flakes).
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  17. Noah

    Noah Member

    I need to take more photos of it. As a (amateur) trackday photographer I spend so much time running around taking photos of other peoples cars I never stop to take some of my own.
  18. FiestaST

    FiestaST Active Member

    Few more weeks :) I can't wait. Pb by far looks the best in my opinion. Please post more
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  20. Mikeygti

    Mikeygti Active Member

    Sweet !
  21. Drumr90

    Drumr90 Member

    One just popped up 10 miles from my house. Sadley cant purchase just yet.

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