December 7, 2022

Trying to improve your Mk7 ST? We’ve spoken to Collins Efficiency to search out out what modifications the workforce suggest to your Mk7 Fiesta ST.

Information from Quick Ford.

The Mk7 Fiesta ST will go down in quick Ford folklore as one of the crucial tuneable scorching hatches ever; it serves up the very best a part of 200bhp straight from the manufacturing unit, with the chance to nearly double that with bolt-on upgrades alone! And it stays extremely strong and dependable, even when tuned to loopy ranges of energy.

After all, energy is nothing with out management (as a tyre firm as soon as instructed us), and the Fiesta ST has the most effective chassis of any fashionable scorching hatchback. It’s enjoyable, it’s extraordinarily chuck-able, and the dealing with is classy.

However, as with the EcoBoost engine up entrance, the remainder of the ST’s chassis and dealing with package deal might be considerably improved with only a handful of direct-fit upgrades made in the correct locations Collins Efficiency know this solely too effectively – they’ve been tuning the Mk7 Fiesta ST since its launch in 2013, and now have a list of efficiency upgrades that cowl every part from mild-mannered highway automobile to out-and-out racer, with every part else in between.

Working intently with the largest names within the business, mixed with their very own in-house {hardware} and software program upgrades, Collins Efficiency has constructed a stellar popularity for tuning the Mk7 Fiesta ST, however with so many tuning components obtainable it could possibly get a bit overwhelming  deciding which of them to go for.


That will help you out, we requested Gary Lendon at Collins Efficiency to suggest the upgrades he prefers, those that give the very best bang-for-your-buck, and ones that may enhance the ST essentially the most. Right here’s what he needed to say…

Exhaust – from £595

“For a greater soundtrack and efficiency, we suggest a Mongoose 3in cat-back system for all ranges of improve. In contrast to another Ford fashions, the ST’s commonplace downpipe and OE cat is sort of environment friendly; it has a reasonably large floor space to move the exhaust fuel by means of with out creating any actual restriction, and can fortunately deal with our stage one and two upgrades. It’s solely while you get to the automobiles operating a much bigger turbo (stage three-plus) that it’s good to improve to a full 3in sport cat.”

Collins Performance Mk7 Fiesta ST

Turbo – £1349 (S280)

“The distinctive commonplace inside energy of the ST’s 1.6-litre EcoBoost engine means merely including a much bigger hybrid turbo is an easy improve, and an effective way to extract much more energy. There are lots of turbo choices obtainable to help you run the automobile safely as much as 340bhp-plus; we provide turbos from the Turbo Technics vary, with their heavy-duty bearing packs, from the unique S270 (300-315bhp), the favored S280 (320-350bhp) proper as much as the brand new range-topping S290 (400bhp).”

Actuator – £108

“Even stage two-tuned STs will profit from operating a greater actuator – particularly when the software program has been optimised to work with a stronger actuator, comparable to our CP2-E software program.”

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Intercooler – from £250 (Stage 1) to £549 (Stage 3)

“To assist retain energy on hotter days, automobiles operating stage one or two software program will profit from a much bigger intercooler, such because the Airtec Stage 1 unit. Vehicles operating a much bigger or hybrid turbo would require a lot bigger full-size intercooler, such because the Stage 2 or Stage 3 upgrades.”

Collins Performance Mk7 Fiesta ST

Torque Mount/Roll Resistor – £96

“A ‘must-do’ improve for any Mk7 ST is the uprated torque mount, often known as the roll resistor. It vastly reduces engine and entrance axle ‘tramping’ when accelerating laborious within the decrease gears. With our CP mount I like to recommend going for the softer yellow bushes to stop any transmission of vibration into the cabin.”

Fast Shift – £49.95

“A fast shift improve should be the most effective value-for-money upgrades you possibly can set up on the automobile. From as little as £50, our fast shift improve solely take ten minutes to put in, plus it additionally gives a few totally different settings permitting you to decide on your most popular  discount in throw.”

Software program – £399

“Even a primary stage software program improve (comparable to our CP2) will completely remodel the Fiesta ST, growing energy to 220-225bhp. Our favorite is the CP2-E software program which utilises the CP actuator and different ‘stage two’ {hardware} components to supply over 240bhp. Nowadays most software program upgrades might be put in at house utilizing a tool comparable to our CP iFlash package too.”

Collins Performance Fiesta ST Mk7

Suspension – £196 (springs) £506 (dampers)

“There’s a lot in the marketplace relating to suspension upgrades for the Fiesta ST, starting from easy reducing springs to coilovers with distant reservoirs. We favor to maintain issues easy utilizing Eibach reducing springs and Bilstein B8 dampers. One other cheap however worthwhile improve is to suit efficiency poly bushes within the rear beam to tighten up the dealing with.”

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Induction Equipment – £240

“Homeowners are spoilt for alternative for air filter upgrades, with many choices obtainable from varied producers. Practically the entire open filter designs supply nice induction noise, however in our testing we found that whereas some assist enhance energy, many have been impartial, and a few even had a destructive impact on the engine’s efficiency. Our favorite is the ITG induction package; regardless of its uncommon design and filter location, it performs very effectively on most improve functions proper as much as 350bhp.”

Collins Efficiency Mk7 Fiesta ST:

01260 279604