MK7 FI­ESTA ST

Fast Ford - - Local Heroes -

After own­ing a Mk6 Fi­esta ST and a Mk7 ST-1, and after a long and un­com­fort­able win­ter in an MX-5, it’s not sur­pris­ing Tom wanted another Fi­esta ST. This time he opted for the fully-loaded ST-3 in Frozen White.

It didn’t take long for Tom to fit the Fif­teen52 Tar­mac al­loys that had pre­vi­ously graced his Mk6 ST. At the same time the ride height was dropped on low­er­ing springs and the stock in­take was re­placed with some­thing of­fer­ing bet­ter per­for­mance.

But be­ing a fan of Fif­teen52, Tom couldn’t help but no­tice the wide arch kit they of­fer for the ST. So when he found him­self sent to the ‘States for a work trip it was the per­fect op­por­tu­nity to bring home some goodies to give his ST some ex­tra girth - even if he did get some funny looks at air­port check-in!

Sadly the US only get the Mk7 Fi­esta ST in a five-door model, so it took a fair amount of mod­i­fy­ing – along with a bit of courage to cut up his daily driver! – to get the arches to fit prop­erly. Cou­pled with some coil-overs and spac­ers to fill out the new found width, this ST now looks much more ag­gres­sive.

Fin­ish­ing off the look are some Triple-R split­ters, gloss black plas­tics, and tinted head­lights.

En­sur­ing it’s got some bite to backup that bark is a Mill­tek ex­haust, moun­tune MP215 kit, and Tur­bosmart blow-off valve. More is never enough, how­ever, and Tom al­ready plans to fit a hy­brid turbo and larger in­ter­cooler to get that EcoBoost re­ally scream­ing.

POWER: 207.2bhp QUICK SPEC: Fi­esta ST-3, moun­tune MP215 kit, Mill­tek ex­haust, AP coil-overs, Fif­teen52 Tar­macs, Fif­teen52 wide arch kit, Triple-R split­ters, gloss black ex­te­rior trim

Tom’s ST looks mean with its Fif­teen 52 wide arches

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