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As promised to UK Jon, I thought I’d try and post up a quick review of my thoughts on the FPM375 kit after having it installed last Thursday at Mountune HQ by Fred & Co.
To offer a bit of background, I’ve come from a 470bhp Impreza (lairy for a daily), then a 420bhp v8 M3 (lovely car, but less involving to drive), so always knew the Focus would be down on power, but it felt like a good compromise between the two (excitement Vs practicality Vs cost). I also felt on the test drives that with a decent map it should have more to give and feel a bit more lively so the FPM375 was always on the cards from the moment I put the deposit down. I also had a dyno run beforehand for a base figure and will see what the difference is when I go back in a week or so.
I wanted to wait a few days for any placebo effects to subside and write a more focused (sorry) view on how it’s improved the car, so here goes.
The below must be taken with a pinch of salt given that Mountune were working within strict parameters supplied by Ford, so I do understand that they were effectively working with one hand tied behind their back – still, they remain bugbears for me that I wish could have been addressed with the standard performance and warranty friendly map.
Hope some of you will find that useful, any questions let me know.
Since then I’ve driven the car a bit harder in sport mode and the ECU seems to have learned a little more as it seems altogether more urgent and rapid in terms of responsiveness. Definitely feels much torque-ier with very little if any lag now, very pleased overall, and with an intact warranty I’d say it’s an excellent all round package, not the cheapest certainly, but….I’ve done the figures chasing thing before and I honestly think bang for buck for a daily this will probably suffice for many for a while.