The Most Popular Ford Focus ST Mod.

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I've been noticing a few modded Focus ST's knocking about my local area. You can identify them by the heavy plastic bits glued on, the tinted windows and headlights and the outrageous sound they make. My initial thought is that I can't understand why the engine and exhaust mod that causes the sound is so popular. However, I think I've cracked it!

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My theory on why people go for the most popular Ford Focus ST Mod.

That's what I think it's down to. If someone more technically, mechanically and engineering minded wants to correct me and explain the actual purpose and effect of this particular mod - please do so in the comments!

Martyn Stanley

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  • Hi congratulations - your post has been selected by DriveTribe reviews Ambassador for promotion on the DriveTribe homepage.

    2 months ago
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  • Ford's are ubiquitous, so when you buy one, you immediately feel the need to mod it so you stand out. The ST is normally bought by the fast n furious brigade, so max out the noise to shout out to other road users that they are in the quick one and not in he ST Line version. Performance gains are nominal, you can get more power from an ECU retune, but that's not the point.

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  • That engine bay is most unusual. Fake wood grain around the oily bits. Hum, I can't guess at the thinking on that one. To respond to your question; I think it has something to do with these drivers trying to prove the first law of thermodynamics. We all know you can't create or destroy energy, only change it from one state to another. So, on that basis, any increase in sound energy (exhaust note) must have a negative effect on performance. Ha-ha.

    2 months ago
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    • I was RIGHT! I knew it wasn't a PERFORMANCE mod! :D

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    • Well, some will argue that the exhaust note (noise) is 'post combustion', so therefore it does not count. Power is already delivered to the road long before you hear it, and what...

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