Time to update the ol’ Fiesta ST build with the addition of my new lights. Current as of January, 2019.  I should be hitting 100,000km this month or next. SAD!

I don’t daily this car, it mostly sits in my carport. I keep it fastidiously clean and maintain it as much as I possibly can.

Ultimately, my goal is to make this into a purely backroad machine. I’ve put quite a bit of money into the vehicle, obviously all that money is pissed away as mods don’t raise the value (quite the opposite), but this is hopefully a long term car.

Cost wise in terms of upgrades/labour I am at $13-$14K Canadian.

Performance Upgrades:

Mountune MR230 pack. Available as a factory option in Europe(!) this raises the cars output from 197 to 227 horsepower and from 202 ft.lb to 250 ft.lb of torque. Evo reviewed the end result. In the North American market, you can order it aftermarket from the Ford Performance catalog. The package includes an upgraded dual feed airbox, a high flow 200 cell sport catted down-pipe, a 2.5 inch cat back exhaust, new piping (silicone), a bigger charge pipe, an upgraded intercooler and a tune.


MR230 Pack


Triple Pass Radiator: The Fiesta ST tends to overheat (it has been recalled for this) so this was not only a performance upgrade, but one that meant I could drive it during the summer. Radiator construction and size is greatly improved.

RS-R Brake upgrade. A little boost in braking power. Stainless steel lines, a bit more of an aggressive pad.


Roll Restrictor/Rear Motor Mount. Improves the handling quite a bit.


Sparco Assetto Gara Rims (17inch). Lighter than stock, less “boy racer”. I like the conservative black spokes. Easy to clean brake dust off wheel and calipers.

Spraco Assetto Gara

Mountune Quickshift, reduces the throw by 30%. Crisp clean shifts.


Mountune/Radium Catchcan system and petcock valve kit to catch blowby.

Rally light set up. Rally innovations fabricated light plate and with four Baja Designs XL Sport Spot Lights.