I visited Collins Performance last Friday to see if we could improve the cars performance, Met Gary first thing who was settling into his new role well . Car was given a quick check over , Actuator checked and was then ready for Mr Collins to work his magic
Car was strapped down to the dyno and a few runs done to see what the old file produced, While i was always happy with the drive i felt with the latest file revisions and testing that Collins had done could make a good thing better!
Fuelling and boost on the previous file was always perfect and i was keen to keep it this way, car is a daily driver and i admire Martins integrity in always ensuring a car is perfect when it leaves him, His files appear to be much kinder to the engine and drivetrain than some other tuners out there, Despite keeping it safe and maintaining lower boost levels than other RS Tuners .The results speak for themselves,From all the RS dyno graphs i have seen this is possibly one of the best for usable power
Was it worth the 550 mile round trip…..YES. The car was never a slouch, Always responsive with no lag but now its just stupidly quick!! I asked Martin to take me for a spin round the local roads to test and the smile on my face said it all. The drive home was very enjoyable and to top it off even my fuel economy has improved a little
I would strongly reccomend Collins Performance to anyone, Gary and Martin make a good team and i wish them all the best with there future, Knowledge, Skill and Integrity is not something many tuners in the UK have, The Collins Team have all 3 and much more!!
I am already planning my next visit in the coming months
Simon[/motor_testimonials_item][motor_testimonials_item name=”Jason” position=”Focus ST RS Clutch”]
Took the plunge and booked my ST in for the RS Clutch treatment yesterday!
Gary carried out the work and has done a fantastic job.
We were made to feel very welcome and had chance to have a chat with Martin and his team – Even had a quick tour!
Just wanted to say thank you for treating both myself and my ST with the upmost care and respect
Jason[/motor_testimonials_item][motor_testimonials_item name=”Scott” position=”Focus ST RS Clutch and CAIS”]
booked in for an rs clutch and fitting of ds induction kit.
get to collins 830 wed 21 march met gary who made us a brew then showed me around collins well equipped workshop. put my car on the ramp and let the fun begin!!!
all went according to plan except o/s driveshaft bolt snapping clean off….. which posed no prob to non other than the md martin collins himself who spent a lot of time drilling and tapping it out till it was like brand new again!
both gary and martin are a wealth of knowledge when it comes to ford tuning, and i would recommend them for anyone who wants to get the best out of there car.
i will be back there very soon for there stage 2 map
all in all a fantastic day and a lovely drive home.
big thanks to gary and martin and all the friendly staff at collins.
Scott[/motor_testimonials_item][motor_testimonials_item name=”Rich” position=”Focus ST Radiator”]
For fixing my weaping radiator. Luckily Gary spotted it on my service as I was loosing coolant and feared the worse but after a bit of knuckle bashing fitted me a new rad.
Was also nice to meet Martin again and most of the team, as well as a tour of their impressive workshop and to see Gary settling in his new role.
Some good twisty roads on the way there too which is a bonus.
Looking forward to more trips over to collins.
Rich[/motor_testimonials_item][motor_testimonials_item name=”James” position=”Focus ST Stage 2″]
Big thanks to the guys down at collins! Especially Gary and martin
Stage 2 has made a huge improvement to the car i should of had it mapped a long time ago
Will more than likely see you in the future, Oh and cheers for the brew
James[/motor_testimonials_item][motor_testimonials_item name=”Kirk” position=”Focus RS Mk2 MP350 to CP420″]Finally got back and still got a massive grin on my face…
What a day had a fantastic day and a few people came along Phil and girls Paul John awesome sounding car by the way got a small clip on my phone. Pete
1st things first Collins are top notch and are 100% willing to help in everyway possible to give you what you require I’d like to say a big thanks Gary,Ben and Dan for doing all the bits to my car then Martin for working his magic then he took me out in it
All I can say is I didnt believe my car could be that quick or handle that well on my 100 quid tyres
Going back to the car it’s untrue what difference it as made to it and it drives so smooth when just nipping round about so I imagine the missis not no to much which is a bonus
On boost thou get ready it’s a joke and the sounds, pops and bangs are awesome I’d just like to say to anyone with mp350 go to Collins and get it sorted you will defo not be disappointed one bit…
As for photos not got to many and only one video as it took most off the day to Dort so could get it on the dyno but I’m hoping if they do another open day I get first refusal….
I’m *** at typing and there’s slot more to tell but I’ll be defo going back
Thanks alot to everyone[/motor_testimonials_item][motor_testimonials_item name=”Matthew” position=”Focus ST Full Exhaust, Intercooler, CAIS, Springs, Poly Bushes, Stage 2 Remap”]Hi
Just wanted to say how much of a good service the team at Collins provide yesterday. I had alot of work done which included
Full decat exhaust with downpipe, intercooler, gen 2 induction kit, eibach springs, polybushed front and Collins stage 2 remap. I can’t sum up how much power the ST has now and the way it handles has been vastly improved. The car feels awesome especially coming from a standard car to full mods. Like I have said I am more than pleased with the service i received from Collins and ill be back there again within the next two weeks to have my rs clutch done. Anyone who is considering going to Collins for any upgrades wont be disappointed.
Matthew[/motor_testimonials_item][motor_testimonials_item name=”Paul” position=”Focus ST Serivce, MOT, Intercooler, Cat Back, RS Clutch”]Had a few jobs done by Martin & Gary
Service + MOT, intercooler, mongoose cat-back and rs clutch.
Top service by all the guys at Collins performance, am really chuffed.
Best is the RS clutch, what a difference, feels like a proper clutch, I’ve been moaning about my dodgy (and slipping) clutch for ages. Glad I got it done now, feels like a new car.
Will definitely recommend Collins performance.
Paul.[/motor_testimonials_item][motor_testimonials_item name=”Gavin” position=”Focus RS Mk2 Full Exhaust”]Hi folks
I have just had a full Mongoose exhaust system fitted by Collins Performance and wanted to create a thread to give you all my feedback.
Well…… From start to finish these guys are amazing! Got there at 1pm today to have a cat back installed, however after discussing it with Gary we decided to go the whole hog and have the full system including the de-cat and the down pipe, and the price was so good for the full kit and install it was too good an opportunity to miss.
What a difference it has made !
While they were fitting the system they noticed that I had the usual RS MK2 fault with the radiator leaking so going to get that sorted out on warranty, my car has only just had a service about 3 weeks back at the main dealers and they didn’t spot it (thats if it was there) wouldn’t of noticed it if they hadn’t spotted it, just goes to show their attention to detail.
The one thing that I really liked about Collins Performance was the fact that they worked on my car as if it was their own, that is something that is hard to find now days i think. They started work on my car at 1pm and didn’t finish till nearly 5pm as they took their time and made sure that everything was perfect with the fit, even to the point of measuring the tail pipes to ensure that they were the same on each side.
These guys take so much interest in the work they carry out as they are enthusiasts so pride themselves in their work.
I would highly recommend Collins Performance, so much so that Im going back next month to have some more work carried out and all my future servicing will be carried out there even although its about a 160 mile round trip, trust me it’s worth it and more !
Thanks once again to everyone at Collins Performance for a perfect afternoon.