We’ve been keeping you guys updated on our Project Fiesta ST for some time now, and our latest installment brings you updating the Fiesta ST with a new exhaust system from Remus Exhaust.

Removing the stock exhaust was quick work, as it had been previously removed, making the process way easier. The OEM Downpipe-to-Cat bolts were a bit sticky, so be sure to use some PB blaster or something on your exhaust nuts if your car has more than 10,000 miles on it or it’s more than 2 years old.

We opted for the full cat-back version of the Remus Exhaust for Fiesta ST, which is available in cat back and axle back forms to suit your budget, and can be customized with your choice of several tip options to suit your tastes.

The Remus Exhaust for Fiesta ST in catback form is a resonated system, meaning that while the performance is there, the sound is smooth and drone free.

We opted for the Carbon Race exhaust tips from Remus to really set off the look of the car. The angle cut design of the Carbon Race tips suits the car’s personality perfectly, and the carbon fiber trim keys in well to the carbon fiber ST 200 lettering on the doors.

The spherical clamps of the tips allow you to fine tune the fitment to get your exhaust mounted in a way that looks its best.

After cinching down the tips, all we had to do was put it back on the ground and appreciate the fruits of our labor.

Sparco Terra 16×7.5 / Yokohama S-Drive 225/50-16 ST Suspension XTA Coilovers / Cobb Tuning F+R Sway Bars / STEEDA Torsion Beam Brace / Pierce Motorsports FSTB + Lower Tie / Brace Rally Innovations 3-Piece Front Splitter / Wagner Tuning Competiton Stepped Core Intercooler / Diode Dynamics LED Fogs / OEM Euro Projector Headlights / RokBlokz Mudflaps / Rally Innovations Race Rear Wing

Here’s how the system looks installed. The Carbon Race tips protrude just enough to give an aggressive look and also leaves the Remus logo and Carbon Fiber trim exposed.

Sparco Terra 16×7.5 / Yokohama S-Drive 225/50-16 ST Suspension XTA Coilovers / Cobb Tuning F+R Sway Bars / STEEDA Torsion Beam Brace / Pierce Motorsports FSTB + Lower Tie / Brace Rally Innovations 3-Piece Front Splitter / Wagner Tuning Competiton Stepped Core Intercooler / Diode Dynamics LED Fogs / OEM Euro Projector Headlights / RokBlokz Mudflaps / Rally Innovations Race Rear Wing

 

The Carbon Race tips feature a ring of carbon fiber that surrounds the entire diameter of the tip.

Sparco Terra 16×7.5 / Yokohama S-Drive 225/50-16 ST Suspension XTA Coilovers / Cobb Tuning F+R Sway Bars / STEEDA Torsion Beam Brace / Pierce Motorsports FSTB + Lower Tie / Brace Rally Innovations 3-Piece Front Splitter / Wagner Tuning Competiton Stepped Core Intercooler / Diode Dynamics LED Fogs / OEM Euro Projector Headlights / RokBlokz Mudflaps / Rally Innovations Race Rear Wing

The system is an excellent fit to the european theme we have to our Project Fiesta ST.

Sparco Terra 16×7.5 / Yokohama S-Drive 225/50-16 ST Suspension XTA Coilovers / Cobb Tuning F+R Sway Bars / STEEDA Torsion Beam Brace / Pierce Motorsports FSTB + Lower Tie / Brace Rally Innovations 3-Piece Front Splitter / Wagner Tuning Competiton Stepped Core Intercooler / Diode Dynamics LED Fogs / OEM Euro Projector Headlights / RokBlokz Mudflaps / Rally Innovations Race Rear Wing

So, how does it sound? The system is definitely quieter than a Cobb exhaust at idle, sharpens throttle response as you’d expect of any performance exhaust, but the sound is extremely smooth, and free of raspiness or drone. While sound is somewhat subjective, I’m very comfortable saying that this is the best looking exhaust for the Fiesta and the best sounding for anyone that actually spends time on the freeway, where you’ll really appreciate the elimination of the drone that you otherwise get when altering the muffler or resonator, making this a fantastic system for the more mature hot hatch driver.

Sparco Terra 16×7.5 / Yokohama S-Drive 225/50-16 ST Suspension XTA Coilovers / Cobb Tuning F+R Sway Bars / STEEDA Torsion Beam Brace / Pierce Motorsports FSTB + Lower Tie / Brace Rally Innovations 3-Piece Front Splitter / Wagner Tuning Competiton Stepped Core Intercooler / Diode Dynamics LED Fogs / OEM Euro Projector Headlights / RokBlokz Mudflaps / Rally Innovations Race Rear Wing

Thanks for reading, and we hope this has given you some insight into upgrading your Fiesta ST in the future. Not sure what to upgrade next, or are unsure of what wheel/tire combo is best or which suspension option is right for you? You can always consult a Modification Expert using Chat at ModBargains.com or just calling (714-582-3330).

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Story & Photos by Nicholas Gregson

 

 

 

 

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