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Picking up my FiST from the dealer in about 90min, super stoked!

My car history ; 83 Civic - 88 Civic - 2001 focus zx3 - 2004 focus SVT - 2007 wrx - 2010 wrx

Looking forward to having something small, light, and quick. That hasn't stopped me from pondering all the mods we love.

One thing that came up...EU parts, do they have anything over there which we don't? I'm actually going to be spending a fair bit of time in the Netherlands this coming quarter. Wonder what I can pickup for my new FiST and ship back in the company create. Hmmmmm.

Good to be back in the Blue Oval saddle again, now with moar Recaro
 

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Congrats and enjoy pics and details be nice when you find time. Think the EU car is different enough not much will be a direct bolt on and the ECU is different from what I understand. That said anything can be made to fit with time effort and $$$ ;)
 

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Pretty sure the only difference is the ECU. Everything else should be bolt on. But, after SEMA, I doubt there will be anything we need to go overseas for other than likely cosmetic things (splitters, wide bodies etc)
 

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But there again with wide Body kits the doors are different as are the bumper's (making the exhaust a smidge longer at the tips?)and I think the hood and headlights. But I could be mistaken :confused: Agree though after SEMA we should be up and running ....
 

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As an option. The EU-spec St also has an auto-heating windshield, rear fog lamp, leather e-brake handle, and probably more that I'm forgetting, that the US does not.
 

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I'd love to hear a detailed comparison of the Fiesta ST to the SVT, in terms of driving dynamics, practicality, usable space, etc.
 

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I could give you that break down also...


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PLEASE tell me the FiST has better throttle response! I love my SVTF, but my biggest complaint I have about it is how sluggish it is to respond to throttle input. @Smokin knows what I mean.
 

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I could give you that break down also...
Let's hear it! This thread, or separate, I don't care. I really think that the FiST is the reincarnation of the SVT, so I'll take all the comparisons I can find of the two.
PLEASE tell me the FiST has better throttle response! I love my SVTF, but my biggest complaint I have about it is how sluggish it is to respond to throttle input. @Smokin knows what I mean.
Really? I think my SVT has great throttle response. I push it and the engine responds with oopmh. And that's with the stock throttle body, I've heard aftermarket units like CFM's make it crazy repsonsive, almost too much so.

Every modern throttle-by-wire car I've driven, including the Focus ST, 2013 Fusion, my wife's 2010 Focus SES, and even a Honda S2000, has had less than desirable throttle response. I think I'm just used to the connectivity of a cable throttle.
 

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I don't notice myself waiting for it to respond.

I think the ecu smartly uses the TiVCT to generate exhaust volume and spin up the turbo so its not laggy at all.

I'm not sure throttle response is a cable vs. wire deal, plenty of cable operated carbs have bad response when the accelerator pump isn't right or something else is screwed up.

And speaking of accelerator pumps, a direct injection engine could add gas on a cylinder whose intake valve is already closed. If its set for a lean burn off throttle, it could already have the air to burn it.
 
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