Monday, 06 February 2017 16:12

More than just upgrades

Did you know that the mountune HQ workshop offers more than just power upgrade and performance part installations? If your car is due for a service, why not bring it along to our Essex workshop where only genuine Ford service parts are used, following the official Ford service schedule.

We’re trusted to perform the most intricate performance upgrades, engine rebuilds and more, so why not also let us take care of your service needs, all carried out with the same passion and attention to detail as our upgrade services. To help spread the cost, as long as your total spend is a minimum of £500, you can also lighten the load with our 6-month 0% APR representative finance. Don’t forget to ask us about it when booking your vehicle in.

If that wasn’t enough, you’ll soon be able to immerse yourself in our all-new showroom and customer waiting area. Relax whilst your vehicle is worked on to the highest standards, surrounded by the latest mountune performance parts and must-have merchandise. Stay tuned for a full update on this coming soon!

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Published in General News
Wednesday, 01 February 2017 15:30

"Utterly brilliant"

YouTuber and supercar enthusiast, Shmee150 aka Tim Burton, who was blown away by the performance of his newly tuned Mk3 Focus RS, fitted at mountune HQ a few weeks ago, was left wanting more for his own car, particularly after driving our fully-loaded M380 version… but it was clear that our development Fiesta ST had also more than caught his eye, too.

Unsurprisingly, whilst with us most recently, Tim couldn’t wait to get behind the wheel of our MR265 to review, and despite the rain, gave the car a good run-in down the nearby Essex country lanes. “What a blast, this is ridiculous” he exclaimed as he got to grips with the car's “go-kart” feel.

Shmee noted that the Fiesta wanted to “dart down countryside lanes” and admired the MR265 upgrade kit with its hybrid turbocharger, calibration, large capacity intercooler and high-flow intake for its additional 30 percent performance increase over the standard car.

“I knew it was going to feel quick, but not this quick. What a barrel of laughs. Genuine hilarity. Brilliant, brilliant package – I am genuinely loving this,” he laughed.

Shmee told fans that for darting down country roads, “what else would you want to be in?” He added that the Fiesta had opened his eyes to what hot hatches are capable of, noting that: “It's not afraid of lighting up the tyres. It’s a 256bhp fun machine, it’s just entertaining to drive.”



Back at the workshop, Shmee had also opted for further upgrades to his RS, namely the mountune Axle-Back Exhaust system, now fully endorsed by Ford. Filming the process, he said he was surprised by the quick fitment turnaround and couldn't wait for the first start-up of the car once installed. “Oh goodness, that is raspier - I like that a lot - I am very very pleased about this”.

With unpredictable popping and banging as he drove away from the workshop, Shmee took his now noisier RS for a sport mode spin, smiling the whole time. “That’s what we’re talking about there - utterly brilliant - I think I’m in for many many happy miles driving this.”

Commenting that the RS was already brilliant, Shmee added that, complete with the mountune axle-back exhaust, “it’s now even better, which is exactly how we want it!”

Before leaving mountune HQ grinning (again), Shmee went through his list of options of what to do to the car next… I think we’ve got you covered there Tim!



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YouTube celebrity and supercar enthusiast Tim Burton, rolled his Focus RS into the mountune workshop last week for its first upgrade. Known as Shmee150 to his millions of online fans, he was keen to see how mountune could upgrade his RS, and after weighing up the options offered, he decided on our warranted FPM375 Power Kit.

Camera in hand, Burton filmed and narrated as the induction kit, crossover duct, re-circulation valve and ECU calibration were fitted before taking it back out on the road, and the grin on his face during the drive summed it up. Describing the difference as “fascinating”, Burton said he could “feel that it's faster immediately”, before adding “You have more of that push back in the seat feel – and that is how you make a cool car, even cooler.”

Already a devotee of the 2016 Focus RS, Burton commented on the increased induction noise, quicker acceleration and improved torque since fitting the Ford approved mountune power upgrade kit, and with a selection of warranted performance parts also available, he considered his next move. “What more could you want?", he asked, “I‘m a big fan of the Focus RS, I love driving it, and now I feel like I love driving it even more,” he added in his video.

Burton was equally as impressed with his tour of mountune HQ – inspecting the engines being built by the racing team and admiring the red and gold Alan Mann Racing MK1 Escort. Spotting the GT40's in the workshop he commented that “you don’t realise how special those are”, and got excited for his incoming new generation Ford GT.

A drive in mountune's own Mk3 RS with the full M380 Power Upgrade Kit, Axle-Back Exhaust System and mountune wheels did even more to win him over. “It's like an addiction,” he says, giving the accelerator a little stab through a tunnel. “It’s a no-brainer really, to come down to mountune. A perfect car made even more perfect with the mountune kit.”

Blown away by the service in the mountune HQ Workshop, Shmee commented that the upgrades are “definitely worth doing”, and smiled in the knowledge that his drive back to London that day would be far more enjoyable after his mountune experience.

How long until Burton is back for the catalogue of additional warranted RS upgrades? Watch this space!

Published in Press Coverage
Wednesday, 30 November 2016 13:54

New Product Releases - December

 

 
THIS MONTHS NEW RELEASES
This month sees a selection of new products released catering for a range of Fiesta & Focus models.
MK7 FIESTA ST
 MR265 POWER UPGRADE KIT

MK7 Fiesta ST MR265 Power Upgrade Kit:

The mountune Racing MR230 > MR265 upgrade offers existing MR230 Fiesta ST owners the chance to upgrade to a genuine 265PS and 370Nm experience.

MR265 maintains and combines impressive turbo response and silky-smooth drivability, with a relentless wall of torque that's mated in harmony with a top end that just wants to just keep revving! 

At the heart of the MR265 upgrade is the hybrid turbocharger - the standard unit was at its maximum safe operating limit around 230PS so the turbo has been substantially re-worked to provide the reliable uplift in performance required for MR265. Incorporated in the costs of all of the upgrade versions is also a new oil feed, required gaskets, studs and nuts, meaning the only thing the end-user requires is an oil and filter change - this must be performed after the new turbo has been installed and before the engine is run.

This kit is for customers that already have the MR230 hardware installed and require the following hardware to upgrade to MR265:

• mountune Hybrid turbocharger upgrade
• High-flow intake and turbo entry hard pipes
• Large-capacity intercooler (original mountune intercooler option also available)
• mTune MR265 calibration.
• New turbo oil feed / drain, gaskets and hardware.

Once upgraded, power increases to 265PS whilst torque is raised to 370Nm.

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MK7 FIESTA ST
LARGE CAPACITY INTERCOOLER

Mk7 Fiesta ST Large Capacity Intercooler

The mountune large capacity high performance alloy intercooler upgrade includes everything you need to release the ultimate performance from your mk7 Fiesta ST and is included as standard with the MR265 upgrade.

Using an 18-row extruded tube and fin core, the mountune alloy intercooler upgrade gives a marked improvement in both air charge temperature (ACT) and pressure drops, ensuring optimum charge air temperature and therefore power, is available from the potent 1.6-litre EcoBoost engine. 

Our large-capacity intercooler upgrade fully maximises the available package space, while retaining the essential parts of the OE air management ducting for the Ford cooling system.

  • Superior tube and fin construction
  • No drilling or cutting required
  • Black powder coated finish - with choice of mountune logo in white or yellow
  • Improved core surface area over OE
  • Works in harmony with all mountune power upgrades and is the standard choice for vehicles running hybrid / larger turbochargers, as found in MR265.

Technical

The packaging for the OE intercooler and radiator on the mk7 Fiesta ST is very compact, leaving little space to effectively and safely install an upgraded intercooler. The mountune large-capacity intercooler upgrade was engineered to retain the essential parts of the original Ford cooling pack or air ducting system. This helps maintain engine cooling temperatures thereby avoiding "over-heat" conditions that reduce engine power. 

Careful consideration was given to the core design to ensure as well producing optimum charge cooling performance, airflow across the rest of the cooling pack be largely unaffected. 

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MK7 FIESTA ST
HIGH FLOW SECONDARY INTAKE...

Mk7 Fiesta ST High Flow Secondary Intake

The mountune high-flow aluminium intake and turbo entry hard pipes for the mk7 Fiesta ST have been engineered to increase air flow to the turbocharger.

The kit features an enlarged bore rear intake pipe, flouro-lined silicone coupler hose, clips and large-bore turbo entry pipe. 

As used in the MR265 upgrade. 

Features:

  • Increased airflow and power
  • Easy installation
  • Powder coated black finish
  • Flouro-lined silicone coupler hose
  • Supplied with hose clips
Buy Now
 
MK3 FOCUS RS
POWER TAKE-OFF UNIT BRACE...

MK3 Focus RS Power Take-Off Unit Brace

Engineered and manufactured from high strength alloy, the mountune PTU Brace Upgrade provides improved rigidity through robust CAD design and features an additional mounting point compared to the standard stamped steel part. 

As torque and power are increased over standard, the Focus RS' PTU casing can fail due to torsional load and strain caused from hard launches and aggressive driving. 

Supplied with all required mounting hardware, the mountune PTU brace can be installed without removing the driveshaft. 

  • Reduces chance of PTU case failure 
  • Machined from high strength aluminum 
  • Long lasting anodised finish
  • Easy installation
Buy Now
 
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Wednesday, 02 November 2016 15:42

Vaughn Gittin JR. Focus RS

Unveiled in front of thousands of industry professionals and fans alike, Vaughn Gittin Jr.'s latest creation is as expected, wild to the eye, loud, and suitably equipped to destroy tyres in a matter of minutes... all with more than a little help from mountune!

It's fair to say that Vaughn's Focus RS is going to have a seriously tough life, spent largely at full-throttle and very, very sideways! To ensure the highest possible performance, Vaughn knew he needed quality upgrades that would both increase power output and maintain reliability, even in the toughest of scenarios.

Being the exclusive RTR EU parts distributor for Vaughn's Mustang range, the mountune suite of Focus RS upgrades ticked all of the boxes, making mountune his obvious choice.

Vaughn's Focus RS is equipped with:

High-performance intercooler
Charge pipe upgrade kit
High-flow induction kit
Stage 1 transmission upgrade kit (including Quaife ATB)
Uprated roll-restrictor
Braided brake line kit

To make sure everything was working well - even when sideways, we thought what better way than to strap one of the team in next to Vaughn and let him do his thing in the Ford Out Front arena at SEMA 2016.


The victim (our Marketing Manager Rhi), jumped at the chance for some sideways product testing - if you want to see what she saw, or just see Vaughn in action, check out the video below.

Published in General News
Friday, 28 October 2016 10:48

New Product Releases - November

 

The latest news and updates directly from mountune
THIS MONTHS NEW RELEASES
This month sees a selection of new products released across a range of models catering for ST, RS and Mustang owners. 
 
MK7 FIESTA ST
MR230 FOR ST200

Fiesta ST200 MR230 Upgrade

The mountune Racing MR230 upgrade offers Fiesta ST200 owners the chance to upgrade to a genuine 230PS and 340Nm experience - the highest power output reliably achievable using the OE turbocharger.

The kit consists of:

• Low-loss dual-entry airbox with secondary feed
• mountune high-flow panel filter
• High-flow 3" down pipe with 200-cell sports catalyst
• High-flow 2.5" bore cat-back exhaust
• High-flow charge pipe upgrade kit
• High-performance alloy intercooler (black finish)
• High-flow silicone induction hose
• mTune handset loaded with MR230 calibration.
• Optimised cam timing (via mountune timing tool - included)

Cam locking tool (to optimise cam timing)

Once upgraded, power increases to 230PS whilst torque is raised to 340Nm.

For owners that already purchased all the required hardware, an mTune-only version is also available, supplied with the cam timing optimisation tool.

Buy Now
 
MK7 FIESTA ST
 FRONT AND REAR GROOVED DISCS...

Fiesta ST Grooved Front and Rear Discs:

The mountune front and rear brake disc upgrades features a precision-machined 8-groove design to help deglaze the brake pad face and help promote even pad wear.

A direct replacement for Fiesta ST running the OE braking setup - Supplied as a pair.

• Grooved design improves performance 
• Direct replacement

Front Discs: Buy Now
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MK3 FOCUS ST
 FRONT AND REAR GROOVED DISCS...

Focus ST Grooved Front and Rear Discs

The mountune front and rear brake disc upgrades features a precision-machined 8-groove design to help deglaze the brake pad face and help promote even pad wear.

A direct replacement for Focus ST running the OE braking setup - Supplied as a pair.

• Grooved design improves performance 
• Direct replacement

Front Discs: Buy Now
Rear Discs: Buy Now
 
MK7 FIESTA ST
 EXHAUST ISOLATOR...

Fiesta ST Exhaust Isolator

The mountune uprated exhaust isolator helps ensure accurate alignment, particularly when attempting to DIY install the mountune cat-back exhaust, without proper access to the underside of the vehicle.

The isolator features a higher shore hardness that prevents movement of the rear resonator whilst transmitting minimal additional NVH into the cabin of the car.

Features:

  • Allows for easier DIY installation of cat-back exhaust
  • Minimises rear resonator movement
  • Uprated shore hardness
  • Minimal increase to NVH
  • Sized to fit and compliment the mountune cat-back exhaust hanger
Buy Now
 
MK3 FOCUS RS
 M380 DYNO MODE...

M380 DYNO MODE

Now available as part of all M380 upgrades and as a free update for all existing owners (via Access Port Manager), you can switch the RDU on and off from your mTune handset without having to touch, or do anything else!

With a sophisticated rear-split torque-vectoring system, the AWD system of the Focus RS can make being able to dyno your RS difficult, if not impossible. Our Dyno Mode fully disengages the interaction of the RDU (Rear Drive Unit) allowing power to be taken from the front wheels. This also means a 2WD dyno can be used if a 4WD dyno is not available.

Dyno Mode is accessed via: Calibrations > Adjustments  > Dyno Mode (On / Off)

 
MK3 FOCUS RS
 Bronze Leggera HLT

OZ Racing Leggera HLT "m-Spec" 8.5x19" wheel

Available exclusively to mountune, the bronze OZ Racing Leggera HLT wheel gives the discerning mk3 Focus RS owner the opportunity to upgrade their wheels to one of the lightest, strongest, and best looking on the market.

The mountune Leggera HLT features an ET45 offset, and boasts an additional 0.5" in width, whilst improving the appearance and facilitating more clearance for big brake kits.

The Leggera is, as the name suggests, seriously light in weight. 9.95kg in fact, which is over 1.7kg lighter than the factory forged option wheel and 2.8kg lighter than the standard RS wheel.

Features:

  • 8.5x19", 5x108
  • ET45 Offset
  • Lightweight - only 9.95kg per wheel!
  • 2.8kg lighter than the OE wheel | 1.7kg lighter than forged OE wheel
  • Hyper Light Technology - super light, super strong.
  • Exclusive high quality matt bronze colour finish
  • Unique mountune carbon centre cap
  • Each wheel is supplied with 5 McGard black wheel nuts
Buy Now
 
MUSTANG ECOBOOST
INDUCTION HOSE

Mustang EcoBoost Induction Hose

The mountune high-flow induction hose for the Mustang 2.3-litre EcoBoost has been engineered to increase air flow to the turbocharger, and replaces the restrictive factory hose between the air box and the turbocharger intake.

The mountune high-flow induction hose features stainless steel wire reinforced sections to prevent deformation under engine load and includes the fittings and take-off required for a direct swap for the OE hose.

Features:

  • Increased airflow
  • High quality silicone construction
  • Machined alloy insert allows easy installation 
  • Stainless steel wire reinforced to prevent deformation
  • Easy installation
  • Lifetime warranty
  • Hose available in Black, Blue, Red and Grey
Buy Now
 
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Wednesday, 10 August 2016 07:32

Focus RS Phase 3 - Now Available!

The concluding chapter in our three-phase performance parts Focus RS launch has been unveiled this week featuring not one, but two power upgrade kits. A fully Ford-backed FPM375 developed together with Ford Performance, and a mountune M380 version that further increases power and torque and that includes an mTune handset offering multiple new features.

The M380 upgrade uses the induction kit and re-circ valve utilised as part of the Ford-endorsed FPM375 upgrade and in addition includes a Sound Suppression Chamber and an mTune handset, with a retail of £1050 inc. VAT.

Once installed, power is increased to 380PS with 530Nm available from 3250rpm; enough to reduce the 0-62mph time to just 4.4secs!

The M380 kit is applied using an mTune handset which also incorporates additional calibrations and benefits above the standard mTune feature list:

• M380 - mountune M380 calibration
• M380 + EXH - mountune M380 calibration with optimised exhaust tuning for the mountune axle-back exhaust
• M380 + EXH TRACK - Same as above but aimed at track day users with pops and bangs removed to avoid excessive noise.
• M380 + TRACK - mountune M380 calibration with no pops for use with a standard exhaust on track to avoid excessive noise.
• Anti-theft mode - an additional layer of security that once enabled prevents the engine from starting.
• Standard base calibration.

As with all mTune, upto 6 gauges are also available to monitor OBD channels together with data-logging, performance meters for testing 0-60mph and 1/4mile times and fault-code reading.

M380 supports all EU Focus RS and is available now online at the mountune online store and from selected mountune dealers.

An RS M380 mTune-only option will be available for customers that have already purchased the required hardware, priced at £595 inc. VAT.


As well as the power kits, Phase 3 also included a lightweight axle-back exhaust saving over 3kg compared to the OE rear section. In addition, both the correct valve and motor are also supplied so there's no need to remove or swap across parts from the OE exhaust. CAD-designed and optimised, the axle back drops back-pressure - improving performance, brings your RS alive with the soundtrack it deserves and can be further optimised with the use of the exhaust calibration option on the M380 mTune handset.

A lightweight centre-section and sports cat downpipe are both in development to complement the axle-back exhaust.

As with all mountune products, these parts have been extensively tested at the Nürburgring, on dyno and proven over tens of thousands of road miles across multiple development vehicles to ensure perfect fitment, function and reliability.  


Our updated Focus RS catalogue detailing our full range of power, transmission, interior and exterior upgrades is also now online, just click the image above to view it and if you missed it, why not check out part 1 of our Phase 3 video instalment below:



Part 2 of this video contains a lot of sideways tyre smoking action so be sure to keep your eyes peeled for that... plus, we've got plenty more lined up for Focus RS owners over the coming months, in fact, you could say we're still only just getting started!

Published in General News

Today, mountune and Ford Performance announce their official power-boosting engine power upgrade kit for the mk3 Focus RS.

Ford Focus RS customers in the EU can now further enhance the award-winning performance of the acclaimed high-performance hatchback with the official Ford Performance by mountune power upgrade package.

The FPM kit includes a high-flow induction kit, uprated re-circulating valve, performance calibration and FPM badge, with a retail price of £899 inc. VAT. 

Co-developed by mountune and Ford Performance, the approved upgrade boosts peak power from the specially engineered Ford 2.3‑litre EcoBoost engine by 25 PS to 375 PS and peak torque by 40 Nm to 510 Nm using overboost.  The Ford Focus RS achieves improved 0-62mph (0-100 km/h) acceleration in 4.5 seconds with the top speed remaining at 165mph (266 km/h).

“Ford has a proud history of working with Mountune to unleash even more power from our hot hatchbacks for dedicated performance enthusiasts,” said Tyrone Johnson, vehicle engineering manager, Ford Performance. “Boosting power to 375 PS launches the already class-leading Focus RS even further ahead of the field.”

Any Mountune-appointed Ford dealer will be able to fit the upgrade in 1.5 hours and it is fully compatible with the Ford warranty, meaning Ford Performance by Mountune Focus RS vehicles will continue to be covered against mechanical failure.


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The second of our three-phase performance parts release has been unveiled today, the majority of which are available to purchase from both mountunestore and mountuneusa now!

Building on the initial range of Phase 1 styling upgrades and bolt-on performance parts, the Phase 2 RS release focuses on improving and maintaining performance.
The range features a power enhancing induction kit, charge pipe kit, intercooler and re-circ valve together with chassis / transmission upgrades.

As with all mountune products, these parts have been extensively tested at the Nürburgring, on dyno and proven over tens of thousands of road miles across multiple development vehicles to ensure perfect fitment, function and reliability. 

Customers waiting for news on our forthcoming power upgrade will be reassured to know, the wait is very nearly over, as will be seen in our final launch instalment. Whilst we appreciate that the lack of news is frustrating to a great number of you, we're sure you'll all understand why when details are revealed as part of Phase 3 launch... and hope that you'll also agree that the wait was certainly worth it.

In the meantime, we invite you to watch our Phase 2 video below and if you haven't signed up to our Racing Line newsletter and missed the exclusive first-look at our expanded RS performance parts catalogue, worry not, as you'll be able to see it for yourself soon - be sure to keep an eye on our blog / social channels to make sure you don't miss it!


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Test your driving ability by taking your mountune'd Ford out on the legendary Silverstone Circuit in front of thousands of spectators in our exclusive customer track session at the mountune-sponsored FordFair (Sunday 7th August). 

Book your time here: https://www.mountunestore.com/products/fordfair-mountune-track-time

Whether this is your first time or you’re a regular track driver, get the experience of your life following in the footsteps of the British Touring Car drivers as you navigate the same corners as the pros.

This session is open to ALL mountune core kit customers - to confirm, if you drive a Fiesta or Focus with a mountune performance or racing kit fitted, we'd love you to join us!

As a mountune customer you also benefit with the normal session cost being subsidised by us to just £25!

Places are limited for this exclusive mountune customer track session, so book now to avoid disappointment!

Our exclusive session starts at 14.00 with a compulsory briefing at 13:00.

Please note: FordFair general admission ticket will be required.

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