Welcome! good luck with your build!
Project: Metric ST
- the Daily Driver Build
2016 Focus ST3 in Magnetic Metallic
This car is warrantied until 2024 so I won't be tuning it. The goal is to build a clean daily driver and maintain that warranty. We'll see how far we can push it...
I hope you enjoy and I'll try not to eff it up!
Mountune® Symposer Delete
Install was incredibly easy, about 20 minutes in the driveway. It was good for getting the rust off the tools though...
I think the block-off plate itself is thinner than the others I've seen. The kit included shorter replacement bolts. I realized this when the stock bolts bottomed out and plate was still dangling. Don't lose the o-ring like I almost did. It definitely frees up two decent size pockets in the engine bay. I think I might fill one of the gaps with an Oil Catch Can...
Last edited by WALLtech; 02-24-2017 at 09:53 PM.
Welcome! good luck with your build!
mountune® Low Restriction Intake (black), no filter
mountune® High Flow Induction Hose
Ford Performance RS Air Box
Ford Performance K&N Filter
Install was reasonably tough and takes a bit of wrestling to rotate the tube-ends into the couplings. The filter and air box was easy enough, just takes some careful fiddling and you'll get there. All said and done it took about an hour.
The cold idle was noticeably louder than stock (Symposer Deleted). To be honest, after putting a few hundred kilometers on the Symposer Delete over the weekend I found the overall noise to be uninspiring and kind of bland. If I was staying stock I would definitely run the symposer. The revs now, with the open air box, sound incredible. A hint of turbo spool under the whoosh of air. There isn't much of a difference, if any, during regular driving, but during WOT the sound builds nicely into the higher revs.
I'm getting antsy for spring. I just want to get under the car and get working...
I got a call from the wheel shop yesterday - wheels and tires are in. Now for re-drill and refinish... should be ready by next week (even though the weather won't be).
I'm also waiting on Steeda Jacking Rails. I will put those on first (in the cold) to get prepped for everything else once the weather turns.
Until next time!
Last edited by WALLtech; 03-11-2017 at 11:06 AM.
Looks awesome! I like the RS air box. I was thinking of getting one for my ST and the RS engine cover which looks cleaning IMO
Edit - I like the Ford Performance booklet cover, wonder where I can get one of those!
Last edited by Chief_ST; 03-10-2017 at 08:42 AM.
2014 Tuxedo Black Focus ST - ST3 Package
Yes, follow link to this other thread (& image) post #15: http://www.focusst.org/forum/focus-s...ml#post1317969
I was just checking that RS airbox & engine cover thread earlier today.
Looks like we both picked up our STs recently, cool. Will be interested to watch your build, I might have to make my own thread for mine, lol. I am not planning on doing anything to kick it off warranty too, but I've already started down the rabbit-hole. BTW, I like the symposer's sounds, (I installed my JBR (top quality piece of equipment) OCC under my airbox to keep the symposer) I will be keeping the piped in tunes until (if) I put on a front strut brace. I am thinking an RS airbox may be in order for mine too.
Subscribed to this thread btw
Last edited by Mykl; 03-11-2017 at 01:10 PM.
2016 St1 (400a)
RacerRed w/ BLK racing stripes & Hoover exhaust tip
258 BHP (totally pullin' that outta my 'exhaust' - not verified )
JBR PCV OCC, RallyArmour MF, FlowMaster Super10 custom axle-back w/ the Hoover tip (keepin' full OEM sound level, not on purpose, lol)
Nice nice. I'm trying to keep my warranty too. I'm guessing we both have the extended warranty? 7yrs or 100k miles right? 2016 White ST1. So far I've done shifter bushings, pedal movement, supertone horns (CA traffic), a focus delete, rockblokz, and changed my ST badge colors. I think a RMM and short shifter are probably what's going to be next for this car.