The Focus ST has turned out to be one of the bigger surprises of Ford's recent lineup. A front wheel drive hot hatch from an American car company that's actually pretty awesome topped off with a direct-injected, turbocharged engine -- what's not to like? The 2013 to 2016 Focus STs are great cars, and the aftermarket has exploded with a ton of new performance parts that can make them even better. We here at Stage 3 now have some of the best Focus ST EcoBoost parts that we can get our hands on, just ready to jump onto your Hot Hatch and get even better handling, increased power, and a great sound. All of our parts come from some of the most famous names in the performance parts world to get your Focus ST parts that don't just add power, but will provide reliable performance for the life of your car.
So where should I start?
Like every single turbocharged car since the turbocharger made its way from planes to cars, the 2013 to 2016 Focus STs come from the factory undertuned to help extend the life of the turbo and keep that EcoBoost 2.0L from working too hard. Grabbing a high-performance PCM tune from SCT Performance or from the Superchips SCR Programmer/Monitor. These tuners can get your Focus ST upwards of 30 horsepower and 35 lb-ft of torque by simply changing your ST's computer settings. While extremely powerful, tuning your car's PCM will void your factory powertrain warranty. If that worries you, then grab a cold air intake from Airaid instead, and get gains of up to 10 horsepower and 12 lb-ft of torque with no hassles If you want maximum power, then combine an intake and tuning for maximum power gains.
Get me more sound, stat!
The good news is that there's already a pretty good selection of Focus ST cat-back exhaust kits out there from top-quality brands like Magnaflow, Flowmaster, and Borla that can give your ST an entirely new sound and some extra horsepower and torque. Each of these exhaust kits use much more efficient tubing and mufflers than your stock cat-back which allows your engine to find its voice and breathe easier. Pickings are pretty slim right now, but more exhaust options are springing up every day!
I like how my ST handles, but how can I make it even better?
If the stock suspension just isn't doing it for your feisty Focus ST, the you're in luck. Our friends over at Eibach, H&R Springs, Whiteline Performance, and many others have already come up with an impressive lineup of 2013-2016 Focus ST suspension parts that includes lowering springs, sway bars, and even a powerful set of coilovers. Even more is set to come and will have your 2013 to 2016 Focus ST diving through corners like nobody's business.