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Brandon got permission to use a snow/ice covered parking lot to test out the 3 modes of ESC/TC in the ST. This was done with a set of Bridgestone Blizzak WS60 winter tires installed.
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Thanks for the work looks fun ..
 

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Brandon is pretty sure they are WS60, but I don't have confirmation of that. It is easier to ween somebody from crack than it is to get the ST away from Brandon. He is addicted to this thing.
 

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LOL as he should be that lil boost thingy is addictingly fun to drive... So they gave you the same old Blizzaks I bought cool ...
 

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We only have 2 weeks left with the car, so I want to get some seat time with the snow as well. The program is ending much sooner than we expected. Brandon did say he wishes there was a boost controller to reduce the power in the winter. Even with snow tires, the car just wants to spin the tires. I say awesome :)
 

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Holy Cripes That SOON ... wow bummer for you guys sorry to hear... LOL boost controller only if it goes to 11 then its ok LOL gotta get lighter boot tell him learn to feather that baby ..
 
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We only have 2 weeks left with the car, so I want to get some seat time with the snow as well. The program is ending much sooner than we expected. Brandon did say he wishes there was a boost controller to reduce the power in the winter. Even with snow tires, the car just wants to spin the tires. I say awesome :)
So are you and/or Brandon gunna buck-up for your own FiST(s) when its all said and done ?:D
 

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Yeah, I was expecting to have it for all of December. Agree on the feathering of the throttle, but what fun is that? I need to adjust my driving style when I get into the ST since I am used to running my Fiesta with the accelerator pedal mashed to the floor. All the inputs are much more precise in the ST, so it takes a few days to relearn. I can't wait to try it in the snow with the ESC fully off. I haven't had the joy of a car without nannies since 2005. I could turn off the TC in the SVT Focus, but needed to remind myself to do it.
 

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So are you and/or Brandon gunna buck-up for your own FiST(s) when its all said and done ?:D
I am surely getting a ST, just not sure when. It will most likely be late spring/early summer. We bought a new Escape Ti last fall and I wasn't planning on replacing my 2011 Fiesta until 2015. If I could buy the one from the Fiesta Movement, then I will have a ST in a few weeks. Brandon isn't in the market for a new car, so he is keeping his Focus. I was 100% sold on the Fiesta ST after the 20 minute drive in Brazil with a prototype. Convincing my wife that I need to replace my 2011 isn't as easy.
 

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I hear that .. The way things are going you may want to order one now and it should be here by Spring .. LOL they are slow getting here that's for sure .. well at least here by me ..
 

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I am surely getting a ST, just not sure when. It will most likely be late spring/early summer. We bought a new Escape Ti last fall and I wasn't planning on replacing my 2011 Fiesta until 2015. If I could buy the one from the Fiesta Movement, then I will have a ST in a few weeks. Brandon isn't in the market for a new car, so he is keeping his Focus. I was 100% sold on the Fiesta ST after the 20 minute drive in Brazil with a prototype. Convincing my wife that I need to replace my 2011 isn't as easy.
Yeah, hopefully they will make you a great deal on yours. You two have done a great job describing and discussing the FiST and are great ambassadors for Ford...........

Living with a VW GTI for 40,000 miles and almost three years, I am excited to get into my ST when it arrives. Since only hearing positive comments about the ST I can't wait to compare. The VW doesn't have any turbo lag, torque steer, or general bad habits except for it's bad engine design.
The interior and ride have always been good. Looking forward to the FiST...
 

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Thanks Smokin, Brandon and I have tried our best to bring the content for the enthusiasts and for those who are actually interested in the car. We surely don't get the thousands and thousands of views the other agents get, but I doubt many have has much knowledge or passion for the Fiesta and the ST. I am looking forward to getting my own ST and start wrenching on it. :)
 

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I plan on using the system in full-on for commuting with snow/ice covered roads. For areas that I know are free of traffic and I want to rotate the rear of the car, I will flip it to Sport mode. It allows for a decent amount of sliding. Parking lots and general hooning, the system would be full off. If you get stuck in deep snow, the best would be to go into Sport mode. Brandon did tell me that the full-on mode allows for more wheel spin than my 2011 Fiesta does. No matter what mode you are in, having proper winter tires is a must for cold temps and snow/ice conditions.
 

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So are you and/or Brandon gunna buck-up for your own FiST(s) when its all said and done ?:D
My wife gets the next car, I got the last 4. Then I will be in the market for a Fiesta ST. It is sad to give it up. My ZX3 is fun, but it is no ST.

I'm assuming that on snowy days when the roads are bad, it's best to leave it on the standard mode right?
That is what I would do, for everyday driving in the snow it works very good and allows you to rotate the car if you need to. What is nice is that you don't have to think about turning something off or hitting a switch. If you find yourself needing to rotate the car, just a quick pull of the hand brake and your done. Many times in the winter you don't have time to turn the system off or on, when you need to do something you need it right now. The standard mode does a great job. Also with snow tires you need some amount of wheel spin for the tires to work, and it lets this happen. Starting out in 2nd gear also helps you get going.
 
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