5 Ways To Make Your Ford Fiesta ST Better
There’s a fairly decent selection of aftermarket suspension options available for the ST. If you’re looking for a regular lowering of the ride height, then it’s worth considering an Eibach Pro lowering spring kit, which offers -35mm at the from and -30mm at the rear. Aside from that there’s a variety of coilover kits available with adjustable height and dampening adjustability, or the popular fixed-height Bilstein B12 suspension kit with H&R springs.
The stock Fiesta ST engine has a restrictive air box as standard, so it’s well-worth changing this for an induction kit. The stock exhaust system is also worth swapping for an aftermarket one. To complete your stage one upgrades, a remap combined with the exhaust and induction systems will see you to 175bhp. The standard inlet manifold holds the engine back so for serious N/A power a throttle body conversion can give big gains, and adding a set of cams gives you an instant Type-R beater. If you’re looking for serious power, then a Jamsport supercharger conversion, Cosworth inlet manifold and aftermarket cams can see you beyond 330bhp.
3. WHEELS & TYRES
On the Fiesta it’s generally recommended that 17in wheels are as large as you want to go, which is the same size that the car uses from the factory. Opt for something lightweight to reduce unsprung mass; something from OZ Racing’s range, Team Dynamics’ Pro Race 1.3s, or Wolfrace Pro Lites would all work well.
As with the exterior, there’s little you want to do to the ST’s interior if it’s a daily driver. A Recaro CS Mountune upgrade is worthwhile to add some luxury, whereas if you’re more track focused, then some buckets and a CG Lock, or harnesses would be a great addition.
As with most newer cars, there’s little you’d find yourself wanting to do to the exterior. It’s an attractive car already, although a de-stripe is sometimes favoured by those looking for more of a subtle appearance.