What changes for 2015?

Discussion in 'Fiesta ST Autocross' started by Slowclimb, Feb 11, 2015.

  1. Slowclimb

    Slowclimb Active Member

    After running the car totally stock for 2014, trying to learn it a bit and following what others have done these are the changes I am making:
    • 16X7 42 offset Team Dynamic Pro Race Wheels
    • 225 45 Dunlops Star Spec 2
    • Koni Yellows (Hopefully they come out with the fronts for the ST...otherwise I'll mount the standard Fiesta version)
    • Front Sway bar...probably just go with the standard Fiesta bar from ford for 85 dollars
    • A new Alignment...I know we are limited..but everything should help.
    • Changing my G Magnet for a H Magnet

    I think that is pretty much all we can do...what about everyone else?
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  3. ABQautoxer

    ABQautoxer Member

    The ST front Konis have been out for a couple months. I got mine last month.
  4. Slowclimb

    Slowclimb Active Member

    I talked to Koni last week...they told me they are in testing with no due date. What is the part number? Do these have the correct bracket? Or the zip tie fix?
  5. ABQautoxer

    ABQautoxer Member

    I don't know off the top of my head. I had Sam Strano get them for me, stranoparts.com, I know Impala got his the same way.
  6. Slowclimb

    Slowclimb Active Member

    Okay...those are the standard fiesta struts - without the bracket to mount the ABS Cables. I was going to wait to see if Koni gets the ST Specific ones done in the next couple of months and if not grab the same ones you have. According to Koni, the fronts are still in development - just not sure if they would be changing anything other then adding the correct bracket.
  7. ABQautoxer

    ABQautoxer Member

    Pretty sure they are ST struts, they have the ABS mount for the rubber foot thing.
  8. Slowclimb

    Slowclimb Active Member

    I checked their site and sent them a message...their site may be out of date, but the description makes it look like they are standard fiesta, but work on the st minus the bracket...so you would have to use a wire tie for the ABS. Doesn't really matter to me, but I don't need them right now and if they get the ST ones done (if they are not already) I might as well grab those. If not I will pick up the set they have on their site...that is a good deal for the 4. I'll let you know what they say.
  9. Des

    Des Active Member

    I ordered mine in January and there was a three-week delay, fyi.
  10. Slowclimb

    Slowclimb Active Member

    Thanks Des..I am planning on ordering in a month or so...with the weather pattern we have here I am guessing it will be late April before I need them ;)
  11. Slowclimb

    Slowclimb Active Member

    For anyone waiting...from Sam....

    No bracket, Koni has no plans to make them that way when the valving is fine and the fit is right. “in development” means nothing. I’ve seen things “in development for 10 years and never show up.

    It’s a wire, you just don’t want it dangling around. J No there are no other changes made, the valving is awesome.
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  12. jimclark

    jimclark Active Member

    Just wishing the pagoda tree was dropping more money in the bank account. Just with wheels/tires and Konis all around, I'm looking at a couple grand. And then there's fuel, filters, oil, entry fees, brake pads, brake rotors maybe soon, and . . . . This is not a cheap hobby.
  13. Des

    Des Active Member

    17x7 45 offset Motegi MR117 wheels
    235 40 17 Dunlop Z2s
    Koni Yellows front and rear
    22mm Corksport front bar (i would have gone with the standard Fiesta but Corksport HQ is just a couple of miles from the house)
    Alignment (as much as we could go, wound up -1.1 L and -1.5 R)
    Sexy new magnetics.

    I may go for a Burns muffler, as Trevor has, but it's harder to spend the last $500 than the first $2,000.
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  14. Slowclimb

    Slowclimb Active Member

    I would love to get impressions of the front sway....I am thinking of doing a straight pipe from the cat back too...just for fun...but that is hard money to justify.
  15. Nik17

    Nik17 Member

    How were you able to get more negative camber in the front? I was under the impression that there isn't really any adjustability. I'm still waiting for Ford Racing to make a camber bolt kit that'll be HS legal.
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  16. Slowclimb

    Slowclimb Active Member

    You are right, but I think what Des got is what everyone is getting.
  17. Des

    Des Active Member

    Yep. New front shocks required an alignment but it's no better than before.
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  18. Cligedy

    Cligedy Active Member

    I intended to get an alignment after swapping my front shocks, but there wasn't any need. Toe didn't change a bit after install, and I had a friend help me maximize camber. Not much camber to be had though.
  19. Slowclimb

    Slowclimb Active Member

    When you are getting your alignments are you sitting in the seat.
  20. Mightymango

    Mightymango Active Member

    That would be a corner balance wouldn't be? I did that on my evo, they just put weights in the drivers seat.

    Still not convinced that a front bar is the way to go....going to go along the lines that the rear bar may not do anything but I can't convince myself that I should get the front. Anyone thinking of just doing end links with the stock front bar? (yes, I know I would have to remove the rear) I will be hopefully doing a fun run in one that has a front bar and konis in a month down in Arizona.

    Going to go with the same size 225/45/16 ZII Star Spec but this year OZ Ultraleggara

    Going to go with that new Street/Race HP pad (already have them) with new stock front rotors and new rear pads and rotors

    Have the Koni Yellows ready to be installed

    Already installed the MBRP 3inch exhaust Cat Back.

    Have new numbers this year and I need to get HS class deals.
  21. Slowclimb

    Slowclimb Active Member

    Not really a corner balance because you aren't adjusting spring perches and using corner scales...just getting the alignment as close to correct as you can with you (or your weight) in the driver's seat.

    I am probably waiting on the front bar to get some feedback from others who have done it.

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