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My Fiesta ST

Discussion in 'Motors' started by woodsy, 22 Jul 2006.

  1. woodsy

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    Hi All,

    Just washed it and i've been meaning to get round to putting some photos of her on here, what do you all think ?

    At first I was not sure on the stripes but now I think they finish it off nicely.

    Any other Fiesta ST owners on here ?

    More Pictures

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    And incase anyone doesn't think its mine :D.... Spot the pringles! :p
    (Sorry Stig) :)
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  2. paradigm

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    Looks nice, but I can't help but think it looks WAY too high.
     
  3. Big Spender

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    i love the ST's. think they're great, Spaz has a white with blue stripe ST that looks great too. i hope to have one some day in the next few years

    this is also true, a set of 30mm eibachs (recommended by fiestaSTOC.com) would finish it off nicely
     
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  4. woodsy

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    Yeah have to agree with you on that one. I know a few people who have lowered them and it does look allot better, plus improving the handling even further.
     
  5. spaz

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    Someone raaang, looks great, I was tempted by the blue w/ stripes but decided for the white.

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    That's mine post lowering, it's not ridiculously low but enough to make it look better than before, improves the handling a lot too but is hardly poor to begin with. Any advice needed give us a shout.
     
  6. woodsy

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    Cheers Spaz will do!

    Looks nice in white :)
     
  7. Nathan

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    Look nice :) However, cant help but think, 106 gti faster :p
     
  8. Biohazard

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    whats the specs on these?
     
  9. Big Spender

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    2.0L engine, 150hp, 0-60 about 7.9, top speed about 130.
     
  10. Violent-J

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    I seriously doubt an old 106 gti is faster, very nice car. :)
     
  11. moss

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    Im not saying a 106GTi is faster, but you can hardly 'seriously' doubt it isnt, the ST may have more power but it is also heavier.
     
  12. paradigm

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    Actually, they are very VERY similar. Quoted 0-60 of a saxo VTS (same car as 106 gti) is 7.6s
     
  13. Biohazard

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    thats pants. 150bhp from a modern day 2.0? Ha renault were doing that some 13 years ago
     
  14. paradigm

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    And we all know how reliable the 2.0 Laguna was ;)
     
  15. Big Spender

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    thats true, ford could have done a better job with the engine imo
     
  16. woodsy

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    150bhp from a 2.0 engine isn’t an awful lot. However the ST wasn’t meant to be a Golf GTI or Type R killer. Its only group 13 which was fords main aim to be affordable insurance wise for the younger generation. It’s been rated highly against its true rivals the likes of the C2 VTS, Mini Cooper. However where the ST excels is in its handling, in my opinion much more then 150bhp would upset the ST’s chuck ability along the back roads.
     
  17. spaz

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    It isn't the most highly strung unit that's for sure, but it's only group 13 insurance which is the upside to it.

    However it is also a pretty tunable engine, with an induction kit, manifold, full exhaust you can start seeing 190bhp+, a little more with a remap.

    As with the saxo vts/106 gti, they are still very good cars and are similar performance wise to the fiesta, but you have to draw a line at some point as they aren't quite as refined and don't benefit from modern advances in safety and a few creature comforts.

    Sounds like I am backed into a corner and justifying my purchase, but I love my car and everyone having the same needs/opinions would mean the world would be very boring indeed :).
     
  18. Biohazard

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    who mentioned a laguna?

    I'm talking about the F7R series engine 2.0 16Valve 150.00 BHP made circa 1992-3.

    Honestly that is pants, compair that power output to decade old renaults or modern 2.0 N/A Honda lumps..... rolf
     
  19. Serj

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    Harris?
     
  20. Biohazard

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    quite possibly lol :D