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Fresh Air For The Fiesta! ST Performance Intake R&D, Part 5: Prototype Dyno Testing

Dyno preparation for Fiesta ST parts testing
Dyno preparation for Fiesta ST parts testing
Testing day has finally arrived and it’s time to see how our new Fiesta ST parts perform! After weeks of prototype design and fabrication, we have our first prototype Ford Fiesta ST intake system ready … Continue Reading ››

Fresh Air for the Fiesta! ST Performance Intake R&D, Part 4: Airbox Design and Fabrication

We’re getting closer to dyno testing! Our intake piping and turbo inlet hose are now complete. A well-designed airbox is the last portion of our intake design before we begin performance testing. The airbox will provide a shield for the filter to reduce the impact of engine bay heat. It also allows us to create a volume for cold air … Continue Reading ››

Fresh Air for the Fiesta! ST Performance Intake R&D, Part 3: Making a Silicone Inlet Hose

This is a pretty cool post, something a bit out of the ordinary for our projects. We typically utilize our existing silicone boots in our intercooler kits, intake systems, etc. For this project, we decided to manufacture the first portion of our intake system from a wire-reinforced silicone hose. This would facilitate an easier installation, and it would also provide … Continue Reading ››

Fresh Air for the Fiesta! ST Performance Intake R&D, Part 2: Prototype Piping Fabrication

Now that we had a ton of information and data points for the stock intake system, it was time to begin creating our own design.

Piping Fabrication

We’re starting our intake system at the turbocharger and working to the airbox. We intend to place our box in the same location as the stock unit so we can take advantage of the stock … Continue Reading ››

Fresh Air for the Fiesta! ST Performance Intake R&D, Part 1: Stock Intake & Data Collection

Automotive passion has evolved over the years, and is still very much alive and well. A lot of this is a result of automakers continually bringing us the best in technology, innovation, and performance. Some will complain that modern automobiles are numb, boring, and full of complicated electronics and gizmos. Whatever your take on this is, one thing is certain. … Continue Reading ››