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How many Focus ST owners on here

Discussion in 'Motors' started by Sparky-F1, 17 May 2011.

  1. the-evaluator

    Mobster

    Joined: 24 Sep 2015

    Posts: 2,636

    I thought it wasn't 'out there' enough and was a bit dull (says he who bought a blue car). At the time I bought my Focus my other half had a Fiesta ST in molten orange (I think that was the name) and I always coveted that colour.
     
  2. Bickaxe

    Sgarrista

    Joined: 8 Nov 2013

    Posts: 8,429

    Location: In the pub

    My missus ruled out the Tangerine Scream so Stealth Grey was the next option for us. I really wanted that RS Blue but its exclusive to the RS.
     
  3. the-evaluator

    Mobster

    Joined: 24 Sep 2015

    Posts: 2,636

    It wasn't easy choosing the colour when I was ordering mine. I didn't like Tangerine Scream at all Stealth Grey looked too much like it had skipped the paint booth and Race Red wasn't all that nice in the flesh. In the end I went for Deep Impact Blue which is nice enough but a bit dull.
     
  4. Minxy

    Soldato

    Joined: 18 Oct 2002

    Posts: 5,282

    I love the Deep Impact Blue. I’ve got an STD Estate as a company car. I work in the Bodyshop trade so Stealth just reminded me of primer and for the Tangerine Scream Ford wanted £800 for it as an optional extra.
     
  5. richyfingers

    Wise Guy

    Joined: 6 Feb 2006

    Posts: 1,684

    Location: Glasgow

    Any tyre recommendations for the MK3 ST?

    Thinking

    Eagle F1AS5
    Michelin PS4
    Premium Contact 6
     
  6. mikeo

    Mobster

    Joined: 17 Aug 2005

    Posts: 2,664

    Location: SW Scotland

    Avon ZZ5. Just got two fitted to the front for the winter, just under £200 fitted (these are the optional 19 inch wheels). Very good price.

    Easily as good as the Michelin PS2's that were fitted as standard. Though some may disagree.
    The Avon tyres also have the same decent rim protection system as the stock PS2's.
    I've fitted these to my last two cars, both Focus ST3's. Latest is a 2018 MK3.
    ATS is still doing a deal on AVON tyres.
     
  7. snarloas1982

    Wise Guy

    Joined: 7 Apr 2004

    Posts: 1,023

    Location: belfast

    I had the zz5's on my st and it destroyed them in no time on the ST. If you can afford the Ps4s that's the best for the St in my opinion.
     
  8. rodenal

    Capodecina

    Joined: 7 Dec 2011

    Posts: 10,266

    My ps4's have been a brilliant balance of performance a d wear compared to any other tyres in my ST, circa 10k on the front and I still have 4.5/5mm tread left - this is compared to having to replace Dunlop's after 12 months and the same mileage
     
  9. mikeo

    Mobster

    Joined: 17 Aug 2005

    Posts: 2,664

    Location: SW Scotland

    A lot depends on your driving style (freely admit that I have a slightly heavy right foot:D) and types of journey/s I suppose. Pretty much all my driving is on local rural Scottish back roads, not like there's any other sort of roads round here. Great for a petrol head.

    The PS2's on the front only lasted me approx 9k (2mm or less of tread by then). Same on both Focus ST's.

    Never had a problem with wear from the AVON tyres. Seem to remember them lasting as long as the PS2's (IE. around 10k on the front). Used them all round on the car/s previous to the ST's (IE. three different Scoobies).

    The PS4's are pretty good tyres though from all accounts. Though pretty expensive. Depends really on what you want to spend. Not convinced that they are 60%+ better than the AVONs. Only my personal opinion here:)
     
  10. richyfingers

    Wise Guy

    Joined: 6 Feb 2006

    Posts: 1,684

    Location: Glasgow

    Had my MK3.5 ST for a couple of years now, last year put a Miltek resonated on it and very happy with it. Thinking about going for a map and been looking at the Collins. Seems they have a new version of the popular CP2 package which they have called the CP2v2. Annoyingly my fstoc paid membership ran out the other day so I've not been able to read up on it much. Anyone had an experience with the Collins maps? It's on sale just now too...

    https://collinsperformance.com/shop...t250-2/cp-i-flash-focus-st250-stage-2v2-only/
     
    Last edited: 28 Jun 2020
  11. Toxile

    Associate

    Joined: 14 Oct 2019

    Posts: 40

    Location: Yeovil

  12. Vita

    Capodecina

    Joined: 26 Mar 2006

    Posts: 11,142

    Location: United Kingdom

    I used DS on my mk2 ST. Spent quite a few bob with them and the service was good. They’re a decent bunch and knowledgeable which is what you’d want.

    Heard they have good gains on the mk4 st, but do try other tuners and see how they all compare. Ask as many questions as you can.
     
  13. 9designs2

    Mobster

    Joined: 5 Jan 2003

    Posts: 3,487

    Location: Somewhere in the middle

    The preferred Ford tuners, from looking at the RS side, so they do ST as well are the usual favourites, Mountune, MSD, Dreamscience, Revo. I currently run Dreamscience on the RS, they do seem to offer power upgrades without mandatory hardware upgrades that some say is required.
     
  14. Mucky_Pup

    Mobster

    Joined: 21 Jul 2008

    Posts: 4,818

    Location: Hebburn

    I've had my RS on Collins Performance 420 High Torque map without problems for nearly 4 years now, great power delivery and drivability overall. Can't comment on ST250 maps first hand, but have heard they're pretty decent from people.
     
  15. richyfingers

    Wise Guy

    Joined: 6 Feb 2006

    Posts: 1,684

    Location: Glasgow

    I emailed Collins just to confirm a few things however they didn't get back to me. Have also phoned on three occasions now the last three days and assured someone would get back to me....nothing so far. After hearing all the positive feedback Collins seems to get I'm very disapointed in the lack of service. Had planned on buying the map, intercooler, short shifter and engine mount from them.

    Totally get that the whole COVID situation has caused a bit of a backlog but not being able to even reply to an email in 5 days or a few phonecalls makes me wonder how the service would be if I had any issues.

    Going to look elsewhere now.
     
  16. AtreuS

    Soldato

    Joined: 13 Feb 2004

    Posts: 5,186

    Location: Sealed in my Sarcophagus.

    The collins 2v2 is amazing.... i would be patient and try again. I know they are absolutely hammered at the moment as i nipped over for a gear knob last week and the place was heaving with booked in cars. I live only 8 miles away so i nip over quite a bit for parts and so on.... very nice guys and very much sticklers for detail in all the jobs they do.
     
  17. LeeUK

    Soldato

    Joined: 1 Mar 2008

    Posts: 5,509

    MK3 Focuses fill up with water in the boot. Check under the spare wheel.
     
  18. Vita

    Capodecina

    Joined: 26 Mar 2006

    Posts: 11,142

    Location: United Kingdom

    Has anyone got a focus st diesel? How have you found it?
     
  19. Cmb101

    Associate

    Joined: 12 Nov 2011

    Posts: 15

    Surprised this thread is so quiet, no MK4 chat? got mine the other week and love it
     
  20. J35T3R

    Gangster

    Joined: 12 Feb 2019

    Posts: 221

    Location: Sunny Ayrshire, Scotland.

    I had an MK3 with Goodyear Eagle F1s fitted bit changed them to PS4s (front only) when I'd turned them to slicks. Night and day, PS4s are mighty.

    When the car lease was up the original tyres were still on the rear having covered 44k miles which I thought was impressive.