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I had the Ford Racing Bilstein "autocross" kit on my Fiesta. The Bilstein kit spring rates are 275 lb/in front and 230 lb/in rear vs. the Fiesta ST spring rates of 171 lb/in front and 143 lb/in rear.
 

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I had the Ford Racing Bilstein "autocross" kit on my Fiesta. The Bilstein kit spring rates are 275 lb/in front and 230 lb/in rear vs. the Fiesta ST spring rates of 171 lb/in front and 143 lb/in rear.

And car reviewers are complaining about the stiff ride in the ST? Those rates aren't that aggressive.
 

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I had the Ford Racing Bilstein "autocross" kit on my Fiesta. The Bilstein kit spring rates are 275 lb/in front and 230 lb/in rear vs. the Fiesta ST spring rates of 171 lb/in front and 143 lb/in rear.
Reviving this thread. So now that you have some miles on your ST, how do the rides compare?
 

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the Fiesta ST ride quality is stiffer than a non-ST but it's not bad. I took my mom for a a ride in the Fiesta ST and she didn't complain. For comparison I had the Ford Racing "handling pack" on my 2011 Fiesta before I got the "autocross suspension kit" and the Fiesta ST feels somewhere in between. Oh yeah something else to think about. The Fiesta ST 205/40-17 tires have 39 psi front and 36 psi rear of air. My 2011 Fiesta had 205/45-16 tires and 215/40-17 tires with 35 psi front and rear. The ride quality was less harsh with the 16 wheels and tires.
 
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