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Old 11-02-2013, 09:38 AM   #21
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Update Time!

I managed to finish off the dump valve fit. I took a feed off the plastic pipes coming from the inlet manifold. To do this, I had to remove the Ford pipes, and use some silicone hose:-



It sounds ok - a quick short dump. you cannot hear it inside the car unless the windows are open. I might look to getting the Forge one which fits on the turbo.

I ordered the parts listed above and they finally arrived.

Center console mat:-



And the air box bits:-



So I made a start on swapping the air boxes today



removed the airbox:-



here you can see my quickshift:-



Airboxes side by side:-





I had to move the MAF sensor elbow from the old box to the new.

I then fitted half the air box:-



and swapped over my filter:-



I also bought this piece, which goes in place of my removed snorkel. I figured it should help smooth the airflow into the airbox:-



Which goes here:-



Like so:-



Finished:-



I'm not actually sure this will bring any benefit to the car\engine, but I'm working on the basis that if its need for the ST.... Also, the Mountune MP200 kit fits this airbox too along with a remap and intercooler.

Initial drive did not feel much different, but I will wait for the ECU to account for the additional air flow.

The old air box:-



And my next mod -





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Old 11-23-2013, 08:11 AM   #22
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Time for an update.

Firstly, the springs I got from Ford turned out to be for the Focus estate version. When they were fitted, the back was higher than standard!

I managed to swap the springs with Ford, and get the correct rear springs.

Fitting the rear springs:-



I also changed my lower torque mount after I found there was too much vibration for my liking.

Went from this:-



To this:-






I will upload some proper pictures of the car once its had a clean and I can find my camera. Until then, here are some quick ones I took after fitting the springs:-



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Old 11-29-2013, 08:04 PM   #23
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love the look of the car. i want mine to turn out very similar. i also have the sportline springs in mine. was going to get the pro kit but i decided to go lower and get sportline instead. how you liking them so far?
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Old 12-03-2013, 08:55 AM   #24
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Old 12-03-2013, 09:50 AM   #25
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It's worth keeping in mind that this is the engine/trans combination that is in the Fiesta ST. Shows that there's lots of potential out there for that ~2700 lb hot hatch!
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Old 12-03-2013, 10:22 PM   #26
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very nice build, nice clean look, and i'm gonna steal the lc2i idea, lol
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Old 12-17-2013, 03:38 AM   #27
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So clean!
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Old 12-17-2013, 04:39 AM   #28
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Very nice!

Sure wish we got this engine and trans combo over here, look at that potential!

Also like it Swansong says it looks like the Fiesta ST as a LOT left on the table to play around with.
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