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Hi all..

Ive had my ST for nearly 8months now and apart from a few cosmetic mods ( Black wheels, Tints, Color coded bits and bobs ) its remained standard.

Come the new year I'll finally be in a position to start spending some money on the ST and I'm pretty set on the route I want to take with my mods but if anyone has any better suggestions feel free to help


Month 1 - Eibachs / Chequered Vinyls
Month 2 - Dreamscience Remap
Month 3 - Dreamscience Induction Kit
Month 4 - Dreamscience Intercooler
Month 5/6 - Dreamscience sports back exhaust system
Month 7/8 - Quaife LSD

Would I be any better switching any of these around? Or would this be a good route to go down ?

Cheers guys
 

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lol @ f....ing upgrade


My only problem is if I've got money in my bank im absolutley useless at saving. Seriously useless I normally just spunk it straight away.. Also means another 6 months of the standard ST ( Not complaining but im used to it now! )

That does seem a great deal though.. Oooo my month of planning have been dashed
 

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QUOTE(danielk1986 @ 3 Dec 2009, 06:35 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>lol @ f....ing upgrade


My only problem is if I've got money in my bank im absolutley useless at saving. Seriously useless I normally just spunk it straight away.. Also means another 6 months of the standard ST ( Not complaining but im used to it now! )

That does seem a great deal though.. Oooo my month of planning have been dashed


Ask your bank for assistance with that, they will be more than happy to help. You will be able to get a notice account and set up a suitable direct debit into it so you don't feel like the money is just sitting there. Or get a loan from your bank, get the whole lot of it done now and pay it off over 12 months.
 

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A loans not really an option for me, Ive spent the last 5 years since I turned 18 getting out of debt.. Promised myself i'd never get into that situation again..

But in the long run I would be saving £385 on parts alone, yet alone all the labour costs..

Think I might ring my bank tonight though. See what they can offer me
 

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QUOTE(Thunder#59 @ 3 Dec 2009, 04:25 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>i would wait...save the cash and get it all done together

it saves you loads if you buy in one go
It also saves monthly phone calls to your insurance company declaring each modification which normally incurs an admin fee.
 

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Insurance is a good point, I'd check with your insurance company that they'd still want to talk to you if you mod it and that it's not going to cost you an extra £34845456380427 on top of your current premium.
Why "save" £385 on parts/labour if it's going to cost you far more to insure?


Not saying "don't do it, you're mad" just saying it's something to check out before you spend the hard-earned
 

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Plus DS only Charge £50 per visit for fitting! If you go 4 or 5 times this could work out expensive!!!
Plus on the insurance note, i just been wacked for £37 for adding the mods in my sig by my insurance company (Bell).
Which in the grand scheme of things is not too bad.
 

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Hmm..

Looks like I can get a loan at a decent rate so reckon ill take the plunge just after christmas..

Just out of curiousity,

You reckon I'd be better of getting the Mountune 260 Package, exhaust and Quaife LSD instead of the above???


Would also save a bit of money!
 

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QUOTE(alidroy @ 9 Dec 2009, 11:49 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>Include the Eibachs and thats the perfect combination! Maybe uprate the brakes too?

I take it you mean to the Mountune/ Quafie idea???

@ Dave.. Whats the gain of having a rear anti-roll bar??
 

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QUOTE(danielk1986 @ 3 Dec 2009, 05:16 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>Hi all..

Ive had my ST for nearly 8months now and apart from a few cosmetic mods ( Black wheels, Tints, Color coded bits and bobs ) its remained standard.

Come the new year I'll finally be in a position to start spending some money on the ST and I'm pretty set on the route I want to take with my mods but if anyone has any better suggestions feel free to help


Month 1 - Eibachs / Chequered Vinyls
Month 2 - Dreamscience Remap
Month 3 - Dreamscience Induction Kit
Month 4 - Dreamscience Intercooler
Month 5/6 - Dreamscience sports back exhaust system
Month 7/8 - Quaife LSD

Would I be any better switching any of these around? Or would this be a good route to go down ?

Cheers guys

Hi Sir

Your original list looks good if you want to do it bit by bit, it may be easier to cover most of it at once like the level 2 Performance Upgrade we offer.

http://www.dreamscience-automotive.co.uk/f...ing-upgrade.php

Great value for all the bits you get and like others have said fitting is alot cheaper all at once.

After this you could add the LSD if you feel it necessary, before this I would do the down pipe and CAT to finish it off.

There is always the full dsci300 upgrade which is

Dsci Intercooler
Dsci Induction kit
Dsci full 3" exhaust with 100 Cell race CAT
Eibach Pro Kit springs
Dsci300 Side Stripes, any colour
Dsci PC interface for remap with ModB, ModB+ and ModC
Before and after rolling road session with 1/4 mile sprints too.
Price includes fitting.

http://www.dreamscience-automotive.co.uk/f...ing-upgrade.php

As many members have seen customers with the above mods and map always make the figures on rolling road days and are always +/- 5bhp above or below the 300Bhp mark with dyno operator commenting on how refined the map is and how excellent the fueling is too.

Early next year we will be releasing the ultimate map for the ST225 called Mod X, this map with the above mods makes so much power you need to add a seperate oil cooler to keep the temps in tollerance, we have a kit in development already with a 19 row air cooler in the lower grill, feeding off the original tiny oil cooler, looks brilliant.

This new map will be available at first on the dsci, dsci-elite and Stratagem Ultra devices. At last months Fast Ford test at Bruntingthorpe there were the top 6 tuners with their fully modified RS MK2's present, at the end of the tests I asked if I could have the timing gear in my car for comparrison. The organisers agreed to fit this in my 5 door ST with a full boot of support tools, and 2 x 20L fuel containers for the RS in the back seat, lol. My 5 door ST was faster than 3 of the fully modified RS MK2's on the straight which shocked a few tuners there, and only 4 mph off the fastest car which was ours. Needless to say the magazine didn't print this as it would have upset a few too many competitors who were there, and who advertise with them every month
Finally we have surpassed the standard cooling ability of the ST225 with such a powerful map, the extra tables incorporated in Mod X were discovered while calibrating the RS which incedently took the fastest 0 to 100Mph and top speed of the day too! The new tables we have introduced have been registered with the UK copyright office so when they are copied after release everyone knows who got there first.


As always the proof is in the pudding so watch this space, and wait for the reactions.


All the best

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Mod X sounds ridiculous. I need it in my life


So what is the 0-100mph for a Stage 3 ST running Mod C? And what ballpark are you getting into timewise with Mod X?

Chris
 

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Mod X sounds good though. Looking forward to Dave getting this and letting me have a go. (not that he knows this yet
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