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Hi all,
I come to this website because you all know your stuff.... well that is what i am lead to believe haha.

Anyway I've got a Ford Focus ST500 and one day last year it was put on the rolling road and it came out something like 242.6BHP, the thing is I bought the thing from Ford with 51miles on the clock so its standard and the rolling road was set up right as it was a "Ford Day".

My question is how will I go about upgrading my car? If its sitting at 242.6BHP, a bluefin says it takes it from 225 to 260ish so I dont want to spend over £300 for less then 20BHP and I was thinking about a Mountune Kit but the same applys £1000 for an extra 20BHP? Dont think so.

Also can you get both done to your car to make it even faster than 260BHP?

All these questions I know but if anyone can answer you guys can....
Thanks, Lighter.

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QUOTE(Lighter @ 23 Nov 2009, 11:42 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>Hi all,
I come to this website because you all know your stuff.... well that is what i am lead to believe haha.

Anyway I've got a Ford Focus ST500 and one day last year it was put on the rolling road and it came out something like 242.6BHP, the thing is I bought the thing from Ford with 51miles on the clock so its standard and the rolling road was set up right as it was a "Ford Day".

My question is how will I go about upgrading my car? If its sitting at 242.6BHP, a bluefin says it takes it from 225 to 260ish so I dont want to spend over £300 for less then 20BHP and I was thinking about a Mountune Kit but the same applys £1000 for an extra 20BHP? Dont think so.

Also can you get both done to your car to make it even faster than 260BHP?

All these questions I know but if anyone can answer you guys can....
Thanks, Lighter.

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Hi there and welcome to the club! First thing to remember is that rolling road results are wildly variable so dont take any figures as gospel! Chances are if you put it on another RR it would come out as 220 bhp! All of the currently available remaps will give you good results! There are also offerings available from Dreamscience and Code-Red as well as Bluefin and Mountune! You can only use 1 map at a time though so no gains from buying more than 1! You will get extra gains by changing the standard airbox, the downpipe and the catalytic converter though! Also worth modifying is the suspension with a set of lowering springs that make the car handle better and dont detract from the ride quality! Hope that helps!
 

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I went the Dreanscience route that meant that I could add extra mods, intercooler, exhaust, Cais, the unit had 5 tunes on it as standard then I upgraed and got extra tunes that suited the extra parts, car was running 297 bhp with 374 lb/ft of torque.
The thing about the mountune is that it keeps your warranty and although your saying you don't think so for £1000 quid, it's the overall lift and driving really pleases everyone who has it, there are a lot of happy folk who go the mountune route! And although it states 260 bhp it has been recorded as beating the new RS! so food for thought.
I now drive a new RS and am not biased in any way but my st was quicker across the board.
The Dreamscience handset with no other mods was pound for pound the best mod I have ever bought for any car, set up race+ or DSCI tune and you can't go wrong, my kids used to program it into the car in 2 minutes flat it was that easy to do.
Best of luck with whatever route you choose, but i'd say 90% of all st's on the road today are heavily modified and you don't really hear any horror stories of engines blowing unless they are pushed over the magic 33obhp area.
 

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QUOTE(Lighter @ 24 Nov 2009, 12:42 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>Hi all,
I come to this website because you all know your stuff.... well that is what i am lead to believe haha.

Anyway I've got a Ford Focus ST500 and one day last year it was put on the rolling road and it came out something like 242.6BHP, the thing is I bought the thing from Ford with 51miles on the clock so its standard and the rolling road was set up right as it was a "Ford Day".

My question is how will I go about upgrading my car? If its sitting at 242.6BHP, a bluefin says it takes it from 225 to 260ish so I dont want to spend over £300 for less then 20BHP and I was thinking about a Mountune Kit but the same applys £1000 for an extra 20BHP? Dont think so.

Also can you get both done to your car to make it even faster than 260BHP?

All these questions I know but if anyone can answer you guys can....
Thanks, Lighter.

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Hi Lighter

Welcome to the forum


All the best

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QUOTE(Lighter @ 23 Nov 2009, 11:42 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>If its sitting at 242.6BHP, a bluefin says it takes it from 225 to 260ish so I dont want to spend over £300 for less then 20BHP and I was thinking about a Mountune Kit but the same applys £1000 for an extra 20BHP? Dont think so.

If you think like that, then you will be disappointed by any of the maps currently available. Its not the bhp that counts, its the way the car drives after a remap. I have had BMWs remapped before and the difference was very subtle. In the case of the ST, the difference is anything but. Most maps for the ST transform the car, the way it accelerates, sounds etc. I had the Mountune conversion done and I couldnt stop grinning for hours after. In fact, nearly 4 months on and I still smile when I drive the ST.

If you are looking for willy waving then you are quite right, none of the maps are value for money. On the other hand, if you want to transform the the way your car drives, then you need a remap.

I would say:

Mountune for warranty
Dreamscience for value for money and lots of options (and some really good gizmo's)
Code Red for warranty and ability to add upgrades in steps.

Personally I would go for the Code Red package and Profile who supply their products are very helpful and well respected on this site.
 

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Hi, I'm also new to the forum but not new to Focus remaps! i previously owned a Focus RS mk1 and had the bluefin which transformed the car even though the stated power output was minimal (212 to 237 bhp) i ran the car for nearly 6 years with no problems at all!

I now have a Mountune ST-2 and after test driving 4 standard ST's before, the same can be said for the Mountune remap/package.


I am a firm believer in remapping as the manufacturer software is too generic to pass Co2 tests and various other regulations.

Remaps often give better fuelling and air ratios meaning a smoother response with more power with little or no negative effects.

To answer your question, most remaps offer greater gains than just BHP increase. The beauty of the Mountune upgrade is that you dont have to worry about the negative effects as much, as your warranty will be unaffected and it is a f
ing great package!

Hope this helps in your decision making and to try and sway you to join the Mountune club, i'll quote a famous credit card company advert in saying: "Ear to ear grin after fitting the Mountune upgrade?.....Priceless"
 
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