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  • [Traitor Car] Michaels Fiesta ST3 - Dory

    Afternoon all. So, last year I sold my EP3 and finally bought a car I've wanted for the last 5 years...I bought a Spirit Blue Fiesta ST3.
    £8000, 8k on the clock, 15 Plate. Cat D, but i couldn't care less about that. This is a long term car for dailying(ish) and track use!

    So onward ho!

    We bought her just after buying another Fiesta EcoBoost, which sadly turned out to be a clone and we lost both the car AND the money...bummer!

    Dory stayed!

    We've done

    Oulton
    Blyton
    Donington
    Curborough
    Silverstone

    Currently running a base map with RAMAIR induction kit, RAMAIR sports cat to custom 2.5" none-resonating Catback with a reduced backbox, and a Mountune lower boost pipe.

    Saving for mapping...need it now!!!!

    ***PICTURES TO FOLLOW***

    DISCLAIMER

    It looks like every other Spirit Blue Fiesta ST, except mine has a moustache
    Pictures...each one has a story when you click it/hover over...I think

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    The day of collection...
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    Next to Nemo (Nemo turned out to be cloned)
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    Obligatory sunset shot
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    First 'mod' #TeamHeko
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    First outing at the track with Dory, a soaking wet Oulton Park
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    She performed pretty damn well!
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    First and last Curborough experience in Dory... Tracks a bit too small for a turbo car I reckon
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    Our romantic trip to some Dam in Wales
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    Black plastic is boring... Blue engine covers are better
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    See... Much better
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    This is cos I chop people
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    Blyton for Franks Charity track day
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    So much fun... Back there again in July
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    Dory track experience is showing... Gotta fill up that under bonnet
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    Lining up for Donington at Fast Car Festival... It was here I discovered my brakes needed replacing
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    So I replaced them...
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    MTEC drilled and grooved with Yellowstuff pads
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    All ready for a run around Silverstone
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    Much bwarping...
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    Much ptishooing
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    Some more Silverstone Action
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    This...this is what you have to resort to if you own an ST...#oldschool
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    Some obligatory "scenic shots" feat. Power Station, Street Light and Sunset

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    I call this, the INSTACOOLER (patent pending)

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    AND Finally, the day she went in for the new exhaust

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    Always loved these, really thought they were a lot more money! Does it keep up with RWD/AWD cars on the track?
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    • #3
      Originally posted by jt999 View Post
      Always loved these, really thought they were a lot more money! Does it keep up with RWD/AWD cars on the track?
      None Cat D are a lot more money, we saved about 3/4 grand on it due to that!

      It does surprisingly well keeping up with some of the cars on track, it's got a good turning circle and weighs a lot less than some of them, so can take the corners just as well, giving a nice bit of tripoding

      Manages to keep up with the MX5s at Blyton well! Hopefully I'll have the map done by next Blyton, which should see power at around 230ish BHP (I'd be happy with 220!)

      The way you can throw it into corners is brilliant, lots of controllable lift-off oversteer!
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      • #4
        Sounds good fun, do you insure it for the track day or take the risk?
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        • #5
          Originally posted by jt999 View Post
          Sounds good fun, do you insure it for the track day or take the risk?
          Track insurance isn't particularly worth it really. It's so hard to prove who is at fault if anything DOES happen, plus the costs etc, and so many hidden things that would nullify the cover.
          In the 3 years that I've been doing track days I've noticed that people drive with a lot more caution than they would on the road too.

          All safe fun in fact, there's a day at Bedford Autodrome at the beginning of November *hint hint* £99 for an open pitlane. PLENTY of run off! I did my first proper track day there in the EP3 in February 2016, can't wait to get the ST on that back straight and warp the discs!
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          • #6
            Originally posted by Michael View Post

            Track insurance isn't particularly worth it really. It's so hard to prove who is at fault if anything DOES happen, plus the costs etc, and so many hidden things that would nullify the cover.
            In the 3 years that I've been doing track days I've noticed that people drive with a lot more caution than they would on the road too.

            All safe fun in fact, there's a day at Bedford Autodrome at the beginning of November *hint hint* £99 for an open pitlane. PLENTY of run off! I did my first proper track day there in the EP3 in February 2016, can't wait to get the ST on that back straight and warp the discs!
            Fair enough! 150 miles is a bit far for travel for a track day for me - if I do some damage that's a long way to get it back home!
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            • #7
              Originally posted by jt999 View Post

              Fair enough! 150 miles is a bit far for travel for a track day for me - if I do some damage that's a long way to get it back home!
              Benefit of the midlands I suppose! We're pretty close to everywhere
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              • #8
                Originally posted by Michael View Post

                Benefit of the midlands I suppose! We're pretty close to everywhere
                You're all northerners to me

                Maybe one day, if I can make a trip out of it whilst I'm up there
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                • #9
                  Gutted about cloned car, Iíd be raging over that!


                  cant say Iím overly excited if Iím honest! I want you to make it your own more. I must see 6272672662 of these a day.

                  i did find it interesting about how it was on track though, I keep meaning to book a day myself, I canít deny these cars do a great job of doing what theyíre supposed to. Mechanically theyíre great, just find them but bland to look at in standard form.

                  i also donít understand the sticker, maybe Iím just being thick! Glad to see another project on here though, look forward to updates

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                  • #10
                    I'm with Mark on the sticker, assuming he's on about the chopped one, are you saying you cut them up?


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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by jt999 View Post
                      I'm with Mark on the sticker, assuming he's on about the chopped one, are you saying you cut them up?


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                      It's from Mighty Car Mods Chopped = overtaken

                      And yea, these are so unbelievably common it's difficult to make it your own really!

                      Aesthetically I'm relatively happy, though I am going to be buying the Triple R Composite Skirt extensions/front splitter, again it's literally been done on every other ST

                      A lot more of what I'm planning will be track beneficial stuff, like the EP3 before

                      Future plans are:
                      -Custom Map, to take full advantage of the new exhaust
                      -Lower, springs though...after the issues I had with the EP3 and various coilovers I really don't want to go back there again!
                      -Strut Bracing (Engine Top/Engine Low and Boot)
                      -Short Shift (found it to be fantastic on the EP3)
                      -Polybush everything that can be polybushed
                      -Upgrade engine mounts

                      Not a lot really as Ford have already done a fantastic job of setting it up!!

                      I will eventually buy a replacement passenger headlight...I broke it when i went off at Curborough...oops




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                      • #12
                        Ah, never heard of that before. They are common but I do like them, and you got one of the best colours for sure. I see a lot of them about with "Because Fiesta" written up the windscreen, perhaps that's what you need
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                        • #13
                          So...I knew that there was a possibility of this happening...pretty much 200 miles in as someone had told me.

                          Still annoying mind! Remap being booked for Wednesday
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                          • #14
                            Sports cat Michael ?
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                            • #15
                              Originally posted by jt999 View Post
                              Sports cat Michael ?
                              Yea, but i specifically asked if fitting it would cause anything like this, or if I should wait till I had the remap money and do it all at once.

                              I've cleared it for now as I need her for tomorrow's meet! Still ran fine with it on, no limp mode
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