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That is awesome! He's a generous man indeed. I love being there and helping out. If you want to go for a ride let me know. I hope to have 245s mounted in time for AMP. The biggest issue my car has is lateral grip. Thanks for the pics man!

EDIT: Man your photos are incredible
I would love a ride! I will hopefully have a FiST by that point. Need to sell my current daily first though. The fleet is getting too large! haha
MAN!!! You have a couple of me in my old car from years ago:
Hell yeah! Glad you found them! I have tens of thousands of Jzilla pictures dating back to almost the beginning!
 


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Which wheels are you mounting the 245's on? Are you going to a 4x100 bolt pattern to open up more options for 8"+ wide wheels?
 


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Which wheels are you mounting the 245's on? Are you going to a 4x100 bolt pattern to open up more options for 8"+ wide wheels?
I’m planning to run a set of 17x9 4x108 et30 Tarmacs I found used. I will also pickup 17x8 OZ Rally Racing wheels or maybe one of Team Dynamics’ options. I can import Rotas in whatever size I need too. Not gonna go to 4x100 due to expensive front rotor hats. Not at this time anyway..
 


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I learned something about my car yesterday. The headlights really, really suck. They’re worse than my 83 Jeep headlights. WTF?! I usually only drive in the dark on the way to the track early in the morning but yesterday I spent a total of six hours in the dark and was amazed at how shitty they are, even with H9 bulbs.. Wow. I’m not paying $800 for Euro lights so something else needs to happen. Maybe I’ll add change my fogs out to the Pro version. We’ll see.
I've had a FiST for about 3 weeks now and that's the first thing I noticed driving at night. The lights don't project far enough down the road to avoid any potholes when going over 40mph.
 


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I am amazed at how many complaints people make about the headlights. Compared to what we drove with when I was a teenager and young man, they are a thousand times better. If you think the Fiesta's lights are bad, you obviously never used plain sealed beam headlights. Heck, compare them to the cars from the 2000's like my wife's 2005 Scion tC we replaced with the Fiesta ST or the 2001 Camry she had before that. My wife raves about how great the Fiesta's headlights are every time we go somewhere at night.
 


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I’m planning to run a set of 17x9 4x108 et30 Tarmacs I found used. I will also pickup 17x8 OZ Rally Racing wheels or maybe one of Team Dynamics’ options. I can import Rotas in whatever size I need too. Not gonna go to 4x100 due to expensive front rotor hats. Not at this time anyway..
That's the size I would target as well - 17x9 et30. I'm looking at Japan Racing Wheels right now for my summer set - I've never owned so many wheels for one car and don't really want to add another but hey, can't have it looking weird.

Totally forgot you're on Stoptech brakes - makes sense regarding bolt pattern changes.

Can't wait to see what it looks like come time to shred in the spring.
 


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I am amazed at how many complaints people make about the headlights. Compared to what we drove with when I was a teenager and young man, they are a thousand times better. If you think the Fiesta's lights are bad, you obviously never used plain sealed beam headlights. Heck, compare them to the cars from the 2000's like my wife's 2005 Scion tC we replaced with the Fiesta ST or the 2001 Camry she had before that. My wife raves about how great the Fiesta's headlights are every time we go somewhere at night.
The lights on my 2004 Mazda were much better. I'd expect a 2016 model to at least match that. Are you running the stock bulbs in your FiST?
 


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The lights on my 2004 Mazda were much better. I'd expect a 2016 model to at least match that. Are you running the stock bulbs in your FiST?
They are not quite as bad with the PIAA Xtreme White, or similar bulbs installed. [wink]

But yeah, it's ridiculous to compare them to properly set up projector lens LEDs/etc.
 


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Thanks to @jeff for the write-up on 12-14 Focus headrests. One of the only problems I had with the car was the position of the Recaro headrest. I had to lean the seat back to an unnatural position while wearing my helmet and HANS. This $57 eBay purchase resolved the problem!




 


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What's your harness set up? Have you done a 'write up' on the details of it? Kinda interested to see what you're using with the stock seat.
 


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Preparing to install the Coolerworx when it gets here early next week. Removing the Mountune Quickshift sent me into a spiral of f**ks to the point my wife had to take the kids upstairs in the house. Reinstalling the OEM pin into the arm was simple using the Mountune removal tool and a hammer.



 


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Preparing to install the Coolerworx when it gets here early next week. Removing the Mountune Quickshift sent me into a spiral of f**ks to the point my wife had to take the kids upstairs in the house. Reinstalling the OEM pin into the arm was simple using the Mountune removal tool and a hammer.



Oh my... ya, I wouldn't ever want to have to remove it. Thinking that combined with the Coolerworx option it was going to be too short? Or does their install specify only stock installs?
 


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Oh my... ya, I wouldn't ever want to have to remove it. Thinking that combined with the Coolerworx option it was going to be too short? Or does their install specify only stock installs?
Yea it would be way too short. It’s designed to work with the stock position for sure. There’s so little room to maneuver the Allen wrench. It makes it awfully difficult for guys like me with XXL hands to get the thing out.
 


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Oh my... ya, I wouldn't ever want to have to remove it. Thinking that combined with the Coolerworx option it was going to be too short? Or does their install specify only stock installs?
Yeah, un-installing the Mountune piece (and the co$t of the Coolerworx unit and JDG's woes in the other thread) have discouraged me from ever even considering it (and I really like the idea/looks of this thing!). [:(}
 


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It’s definitely not for everyone. His is the only one I’ve seen break. I’m hopeful I’ll have better luck but I’m prepared to fix it if necessary. If you knew what I’ve spent on custom knobs, extensions and short shifters trying to achieve what the Coolerworx shifter provides, you’d think I was nuts. I’ve never liked the location of the knob on short shift levers. I don’t get it.. They need to be up by the wheel and have the shortest throw possible. I will definitely examine every single component of it prior to installation to be sure there are no visible issues. It might be worth checking torque on all of the fasteners and components as well.
 


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