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post #1 of 11 Old 01-21-2009, 11:52 AM Thread Starter
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Hi everyone,


Well I thought I'd do a quick search as every other car seems to have its own forum so why not the C-Max. and then I found you all.
Well I brought my 2.0l Ghia back in November 2006 and to be honest its so comfortable especially with the heated leather seats that were put in by the dealer.
Itis an ex-management car, So it came fully loaded with extras and saved me about 7,000 on list, even being only six months old

I also have an Escort RS2000 so I am going to look at making the C-Max handle, Go, Sop and Sound better than standard..... After all there aren't many modified C-Max's about so why not.

I'm thinking that if theengine and chassisare based on the Focus it should't be too hard to make a decent version as parts should be fairly easy to come across.

I'll let you all know what I decide to do and when it all starts.


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welcome!

unfortunatelly, the number of changes that you can do is not that big. there are very few after-market parts for tuning, compared to the standard Focus. I thought about chaging the standard stop light with LEDs, but I was not able to find any after-market manufacturer for such things. the only option was to try to adapt sime LED stops from the new C-Max.
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Thanks Smiley,
Iwas just hoping that as they class it as a FOCUS C-max some of the engine and suspension parts are thesame.

Cosmetically I like the look of it to be honest... I'd want it to be quite stealth and look standard until you plant your right foot down....

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Greetings,I have a plan of sorts to put a Focus ST engine into a C-Max.All I need is to get betterthen raise the cash (lots).



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post #6 of 11 Old 01-22-2009, 01:23 AM
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welcome!

unfortunatelly, the number of changes that you can do is not that big. there are very few after-market parts for tuning, compared to the standard Focus. I thought about chaging the standard stop light with LEDs, but I was not able to find any after-market manufacturer for such things. the only option was to try to adapt sime LED stops from the new C-Max.[/QUOTE ]

i put the newbrake light of the new cmax on mine. they are leds and clear look instead of tradi red lens they lookcool and not that dear

karl....
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post #7 of 11 Old 01-22-2009, 05:41 AM
 
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hi everyone


iv had a cmax 1.6tdci ghia for 7 weeks now,its a 1 owner car with fsh by a ford dealer (for whom i work).cant fault the comfort or ride quality or the huge boot, but its had 3 sets of tyres (in34k).had egr valve replaced and various other items all covered by warranty thankfully!!.fuel consumption isnt an issue ,but performancewas and has improved by using either shell or bp diesel.sony sound sytem is also very impressive!!
will keep you all informed and updated when work allows!
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Hi Roy,
Not been on here for a bit hence the late reply.
A fellow Basingstoke owner as well and I think I've seen your car!
Hatch Warren community centre car park on the school run?

Speak later

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Steve,
Most likely.... The wife drives it as it is her car, but has my private plate on it. My kids both go to St Marks.
I really want to do bits and bobs to enhance what is already a good car, but its trying to convince her it will make it look and go better... After all she's no petrol head.

A nice set of 17" wheelsand uprating the suspension would be the first major thing after replacing the air filter with a K&N one.

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Steve,
Most likely.... The wife drives it as it is her car, but has my private plate on it. My kids both go to St Marks.
I really want to do bits and bobs to enhance what is already a good car, but its trying to convince her it will make it look and go better... After all she's no petrol head.

A nice set of 17" wheelsand uprating the suspension would be the first major thing after replacing the air filter with a K&N one.
Roy,

OMG
My eldest goes to St Marks as well (in year 1).
Doing shift works means either cars (other one being a Skoda Felicia, a basichome-station-home runabout)get the school run.

Since having the CMAx I have only "modded" the interior lights with white LEDS, so much brighter and alot better now. Oh and also 4 new Kumo's as well from Micheldever Tyres.
Could of done with my old beast these few days (Mitsubishi Delica) as the CMax as been "melting" rubber in the streets

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