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LilLeeAnn

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#1
Hello!
I joined the Forum because I've had my Ford Fiesta for a while, and now that it's paid off I'd like to do some fun stuff.

I feel it lacks in power/torque at times, going up hills, etc.. Not sure if I'm shifting too low or not, but I am wondering what should I do as "Step 1" of trying to increase power/torque? I was thinking of a new Cold Air Intake but I'm not sure where to look to buy one, what's compatible with my car, how to find out if my car can take it, what else I might have to change to make it work and not "muff up" other components, and how to install it.

Thanks for the help!
 

MKVIIST

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Welcome aboard! I assume you have the NA 1.6L? In terms of adding performance parts, sadly there's not much support for the regular Fiesta owners.
 

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Hello!
I joined the Forum because I've had my Ford Fiesta for a while, and now that it's paid off I'd like to do some fun stuff.

I feel it lacks in power/torque at times, going up hills, etc.. Not sure if I'm shifting too low or not, but I am wondering what should I do as "Step 1" of trying to increase power/torque? I was thinking of a new Cold Air Intake but I'm not sure where to look to buy one, what's compatible with my car, how to find out if my car can take it, what else I might have to change to make it work and not "muff up" other components, and how to install it.

Thanks for the help!
Add a low restriction intake tube and a K&N air filter element. Both very easy to do.
Beyond that, the few things possible are making sure you don't haul around crap that isn't needed. That is free and could be about 50 lbs.
Add 15 inch aftermarket wheels that are not over 12. 5 lbs each. That is about it.
Did you buy your Fiesta as a new car?
 
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LilLeeAnn

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Thread Starter #4
Welcome aboard! I assume you have the NA 1.6L? In terms of adding performance parts, sadly there's not much support for the regular Fiesta owners.
Yeah I do, I also spoke to some close friends and even the Dealer (lol) and they said the same thing. The SE was not "meant" to be played around with :/
 
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LilLeeAnn

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Add a low restriction intake tube and a K&N air filter element. Both very easy to do.
Beyond that, the few things possible are making sure you don't haul around crap that isn't needed. That is free and could be about 50 lbs.
Add 15 inch aftermarket wheels that are not over 12. 5 lbs each. That is about it.
Did you buy your Fiesta as a new car?

I do have stuff in my trunk, like extra wipers (one flew off at night in a snowstorm, it was scary) extra washer fluid, safety kit.
Will the new intake and filter cause issues elsewhere? I'm not very knowledgeable to specifics, just general info., when it comes to cars. I'm not sure if there are downsides for the engine or whatnot for this. From what I've heard and seen and read, I don't think so...
I could look for lighter wheels in the future too, to help. I've painted them all twice now but the paint chips off so that could be something to look into for sure.
 

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I do have stuff in my trunk, like extra wipers (one flew off at night in a snowstorm, it was scary) extra washer fluid, safety kit.
Will the new intake and filter cause issues elsewhere? I'm not very knowledgeable to specifics, just general info., when it comes to cars. I'm not sure if there are downsides for the engine or whatnot for this. From what I've heard and seen and read, I don't think so...
I could look for lighter wheels in the future too, to help. I've painted them all twice now but the paint chips off so that could be something to look into for sure.
As long as you install parts that are compatible with the engine, you won't have any issues with it. The intake and filter won't add any extra stress to engine components, they allow the engine to breathe more freely than the stock airbox and paper filter
 
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LilLeeAnn

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I don't think it would be worth the cash TBH. The rear transaxle mount seems to be the best bang for buck. Reduces losses in the drivetrain.
 


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