I have a 2015 kia forte koup sx and I am curious to know what is faster from 0 to 60 and what would win in a 1/4 mile drag race a 2015 forte koup sx or a 2015 ford fiesta st ?
The fiesta is 197. Thats the one he is asking aboutThe focus has 250. Not a fair match up to our 201
I agree big time. It's all about the driver when we match up to the fiesta. With me being a a/t I yanked off the line while he was spinning and he couldn't catch up at all.With the fiesta st and the sx-t it would definitely be a drivers race seeing as these cars are so closely matched. Reaction time matters so much!
That being said I posted a while back about us having the fastest 1.6t and was informed that on paper the fiesta st is faster.
I stand by my statement about reaction time because a half a cat length off the line can make all the difference!
Edit: A cat length is a scientific term lol
You nailed it!This can go many ways, if the koup is a A/T then very little chance for the Fiesta ST to win 0-60 or 1/4 mile stock vs stock. Reason I say that is the A/T pulls 6.2 sec 0-60 and 15.1 in the 1/4. Best I have seen was a 15.4 from a ST with a intake and cat back. My Koup same night went 14.83 with intake , hotpipe and exhaust (stock DP). Then take a look, the ST is boosting to 21 psi stock and and is already tuned for more power from the factory and is only equal to the SX at 18 psi with a crap factory tune. Either can be made to achieve more HP and would more than likely cost the same. Koup SX is offered in both auto or manual trans, Fiesta ST only manual trans.
Power wise with equal amount of mods the Koup will dominate the Fiesta every time hands down. The Fiesta will have more supporting mods from the start but unless you have $5K or more to just drop on parts the Koup and F5 will have more dedicated support than most will use. In reality we have enough support right now you could put the Koup in the 13s easy (anything more than mid 13s would need drag radials or slicks on the front). Just one example is the turbo upgrade Koup sx is $895 for bolt on, Fiesta ST starts at $1895 for a bolt on.
If you are just going to drive it stock with no mods the test drive each of them and make the decision from there..
Well if you want to go there lol it's not a fiesta either, I think the point is that's a 2.0T modded vs 2.0T modded and the Kia walked him. So might just see the same scenario with the '15 sx 1.6T modded vs a '15 st 1.6T modded even with the Fords getting more overall love in the aftermarket but I would say we have better quality from a few vendors that are focused and not out just for the money grab. There is a lot to be said when it come to quality control and will show when it counts.Thats a modded 2012 koup not a 1.6lt
So IF you put a transmission cooler upfront, would you put in front of your FMIC, or like you say back where the stock intercooler was? I have heard from few sources, Tork, 6th, where the A/T starts slipping at around 260whp. I'll be getting a tune (crosses fingers) this spring. I don't think I am in any danger of overloading the A/T with just those few mods, BUT if I did throw a FMIC in there would I be getting close to that limit?Does anyone have links to the conformation of our automatic overheating at 267whp? I also am trying to find an update in the 300whp+ first gen forte auto . Would like to see what they are doing . I'm planing to start with an trans/oil cooler mounted to the front where the intercooler use to go . For future mods to see about level 10 doing some work on it .
As it stands now my friends fiesta ST with Cobb tune CAI and exhaust lost to me by 2 cars