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Hey folks, keep in mind the Fiesta is an economy car , not performance.
But is is fun to drive.
Keep the 1.6 above 3500 rpm and it becomes quite peppy.
Neat thing about the L position on the PS. It keeps the revs above that and it does all the shifting for you.
No need to watch the tach. Just drive.
Done the manual thing for years, now I have something different to play with.
 

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Stick to Breathing mods and keep her light as you can, the Fiesta will be a very nice ride.

im sure swapping out the front seats for some light weight ones will yield 60-80 lbs of weight savings
I'm asuming you have the power heated seats? my NSX ones with dual motors weight 40lbs each I doubt the fiesta has 40lbs seats atleast not my base model without motors
 

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I'm surprised nobody mentioned using higher octane gas to make the car faster. I don't have hard numbers to prove anything but it sure seems to pull better. That's a solution with no up front cost and you can change back to regular at any time. For $2-3 a tank, it sure is a cheap upgrade!
 

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I really want a lightweight crank pulley or flywheel. With the short shifter, I feel the engine doesn't drop revs quick enough. I am already in gear, but find myself waiting for the revs to drop down enough. Small thing, but would help the car feel quicker.
 

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I'm surprised nobody mentioned using higher octane gas to make the car faster. I don't have hard numbers to prove anything but it sure seems to pull better. That's a solution with no up front cost and you can change back to regular at any time. For $2-3 a tank, it sure is a cheap upgrade!
Yep. This was on a different topic. A Ford engineer said it will bump the HP. I've been running 91 octane with good results.
 

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The fiesta seems like a great car that gets good gas mileage and is fun to drive. I would love to have a 200hp fiesta right off the lot but it will be fun with less hp. I can't wait to get one to see what kind of potential I can pull out of it.
 

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Driving a slow car fast is fun and for most of us a lot safer. My favorite roads usually involves some turns and the Fiesta really is fun to hustle down these type of roads. If your a stop light to stop light person then you might never be satisfied with a four no matter what you do.
 

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check out the October 2012 issue of fastford uk. Jamsport installed a Rotrex supercharger on a mk7 Fiesta. it made 192 hp on the dyno. I'm thinking it would work on ours however you'd need a remap for it. D'oh.
 

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check out the October 2012 issue of fastford uk. Jamsport installed a Rotrex supercharger on a mk7 Fiesta. it made 192 hp on the dyno. I'm thinking it would work on ours however you'd need a remap for it. D'oh.
Lapp Racing here in Cali did this. It's beautiful... Kudo's for the nice work guys!!
 

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Lapp Racing here in Cali did this. It's beautiful... Kudo's for the nice work guys!!
I just spoke to Lapp Racing and they are ripping out the SuperCharger system and going to a new Dual Spool Turbo.
They should be able to get even better numbers with no lag.
Remember however they are using a Stand Alone computer system.


Dave
 

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not sure of any hp gains but my butt tells me that swappin to the Boesch cai and swappin an 18" magnaflow made a big difference in acceleration as well as a smoother acceleration up the rpm range... gonna custom make a smooth tube to replace the accordian between tb and filter to try an improve air flow..
 

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looking at the leaked ST specs, I would say the fastest mod for the Fiesta is a for sale sign and buy an ST instead.
 
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