FORD FIESTA ST MK 8
PERFORMANCE TUNING PARTS
AIR INTAKE PANEL FILTERS FMIC EXHAUST STYLING SUSPENSION COILOVERS LOWERING SPRINGS
AIR INTAKE VELOSSA - PIPERCROSS - K&N - RAMAIR KITS
FIESTA ST AIRTEC INTERCOOLER - FORGE MOTORSPORT FMIC - BOOST PIPES
ST MK8 DOWNPIPE - SPORTS CATS - CAT BACK - TURBO BACK FULL SYSTEM EXHAUSTS - MILLTEK - SCORPION - COBRA SPORT
FIESTA ST MK8 KW COILOVERS - EIBACH SUSPENSION - H&r LOWERING SPRINGS - POWERFLEX SUSPENSION
ST MK8 STYLING - MAXTON DESIGN FRONT SPLITTER - SIDE SKIRTS - REAR WING - WING SPATS - TRIPLE R COMPOSITES SPLITTER
ST MK8 ngk SPARK PLUGS brake pads & discs - SPARES
FIESTA ST TUNING
Choosing aftermarket Ford parts made easy..
Yes, that’s right the number of modifications you can make to a car is endless when you have the know how. The thing is not all us are mechanics, designers and welders who are willing to take a few risks, that’s normally down to the purists who spend years building their cars whilst teams of 6-12 seemingly do it easy but we forget a team rally car can be anything from 250K to several million pounds to prepare and run for a season. As an example it wouldn’t be unusual for a team competing at the lower levels of professional racing to consume 5-10K per race.
Car enthusiasts however are on a different scale we look, dream and save hard for the latest Milltek cat back exhaust to complete our stage 2 or stage 1. Which Airtec intercooler is best or should you go with one from Forge motorsport took weeks to decide asking all your mates and looking maybe at what Cobb has been up to in America with their Fiesta ST MK8. We think what has changed so much for Ford ST owners is the latest models have come with the new engines so the its going to take some time for the wealth of aftermarket parts to become well established. The same manufactures such as Pipercross and K&N are as always reliable for air filters but what if you want to upgrade to an intake kit? Velossa has launched some great intake scoops for these latest 1.5L 3 cylinder engines but at the time of writing this article (2020) the number of bolt ons available is still limited.
Stance wise to upgrade your suspension Eibach, H&R, KW and Bilstein are already there for you with a great range of lowering springs and coilovers but it does appear no one quite knows yet which is best, is a 20mm or 30mm? Which wheel spacer are the best? how wide should you go? Which tyres should I do a track on? We love all those questions here and see them each and every day throughout the number of messages, forums and pages we frequent and do believe it is down to individual choice. No setup is the same and personal choice is everything.
We as owners are very brand aware and one brands downpipe is not comparable to another. Brands can often have particular price bands and this denotes which consumers own and install one of their products. You do pay for what you get whilst on the back of that if you have a think about how much it costs for say Eibach to have their products and brand name seemingly on every track car you’ve seen there should be question as to why the end product is a differnet price range than as an example pi springs. The money invested by the brands is huge and they look to get a return on that so before you go bolting on anything to your Fiesta ST line have a think. It’s good to ask yourself early on when you are going to purchase that stage 1 intercooler if you are going to stage 3 your Ford in the future as it might just save you time and money getting the larger intercooler now. Some good point of reference would be what level of modifications did you take your last car to and are you quite handy with a spanner?