Improving the Improved: Fast Fords benefit from the SuperPro effect
Due to the increasing popularity of what has become the most ‘tuned’ car in the UK in recent times, the MK7 Ford Fiesta ST, SuperPro is pleased to announce that it has increased its range of performance suspension parts for this and other models in the modern-day ‘faster’ Ford range. In addition to the Fiesta ST, parts are also available for the Focus ST and RS models, as well as their more standard stable-mates.
The SuperPro Ford product line-up includes an extensive back catalogue of bushes that cover the full range of Fiestas: from the Mk1 of 1976 through to the latter day Mk7 - and Focus models: from the Mk1 of 1998 through to the Mk3 up to 2018.
The fitting of SuperPro parts will have a considerable effect on older models, as there is a tendency for the OE rubber bushes to deteriorate – especially if the car has been subjected to long distances or performance driving. The bushes most affected by wear are those fitted to the front suspension arms and rear axle beam mountings in the Fiesta - and for the Focus, it’s the front end and multi-link set-up at the rear that suffer the most.
Consequently, significant improvements in handling, steering and grip can be gained by fitting the polyurethane upgrades to later cars. But that shouldn’t preclude owners from fitting SuperPro bushes to newer models too, as it enables drivers to make the most of the cars’ well-developed chassis and balanced handling characteristics.
With more and more later-model Fiestas and Focuses being the subject of tuning and track-day projects, the reason to replace the original Ford rubber bushes with their SuperPro equivalents is even more profound. As well as improve the feel and drivability of the cars, it will also ensure the parts last longer and suspension alignment is maintained, even in circumstances where the car is pushed to its limits – a vitally important factor when being driven on a track.
But the SuperPro product range doesn’t just stop with recent Fiesta and Focus ST and RS examples, it goes right back to the early ‘60s with models such as the Anglia, Cortina, Escort and Sierra – as well as many others in between. And with the value of classic Fords rapidly on the increase, it makes complete sense to keep them working well for longer.