After 1 year and 4 days wait I collected my RS the Saturday before last with the FPM 375 kit fitted
In short : I absolutely love it and it was definitely worth the wait. Still running it in at the moment so taking it easy but its still amazing to drive.
I asked the dealer not to wash it as I was taking it to my detailer (He is very thorough, does a great job and is very reasonably priced, I would highly recommend him. He also looks after my other cars too) . It went to the detailers on Saturday and this is the progress so far:
@paul144 thank you, I took it to a friend of mine (Nick) who does private, owner club etc detailing and he’s based in the midlands. He does a lot of detailing and has looked after my old MP215 fiesta and looks after my wife’s Focus ST too!
@Kenny I would say it’s definitely worth getting it detailed and ceramic coated!
Paint was generally OK a few defects here and there (some above) which Nick has sorted. There was one small chip which had obviously occured from assembly which I spoke to dealer about and we came to an arrangement and again Nick is going to sort it out for me. A lot of contamination!!
It already has the FPM 375 kit, Mountune mats (which I cut holes in and fitted clips for the passenger side mat), silver indicator bulbs, seat covers, ceramic coating …
On the way – bonnet struts & currently debating the Mountune axle back exhaust but that will be it then!
P.s. not sure why some of the pics aren’t showing now?
@norwichrs yes the exhaust note sounds a lot better with the Mountune axle back. I think it’s great personally as on my daily commute or on a long run there is no drone, however when you put your foot down you are rewarded with the wonderful noise! Pop’s and bangs are less artificial too. On cold start ups the exhaust can be slightly louder whilst it warms up.
Have you watched Shmee’s video on youtube? I think it’s a very honest review and gives a good indication of the difference over the standard exhaust.