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#21 OFFLINE   homestead

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Posted 14 October 2014 - 11:39 PM

there's no spare for a CMax and Ford never offered one as far as I know so I'm not buying this as a CMax spare

Ebay says it was compatible for 13 & 14 C-max.  BTW that was a year ago.

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#22 OFFLINE   BoomerGer

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Posted 02 December 2014 - 01:20 AM

It says "...a space saver DUMMY spare tire".  I get the drift.



#23 OFFLINE   BoomerGer

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Posted 02 December 2014 - 01:24 AM

I guess if I DO get a spare tire, it's going to be a full size one, since that back has room enough for it (judging from previous posts of what people were sticking in that HUGMONGUS hatch back!)and room for a jack, too.  The towing capacity is another story......



#24 OFFLINE   Mad C max

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Posted 25 May 2017 - 01:42 PM

I found the arrows pointing to the jack points. Are there any alternate jack points?  I would like to have both wheels off the ground, front or rear. Hard to rotate the tires not having both front wheels up. Has anyone tried using the rear axle as a jack point?



#25 OFFLINE   BIG ROCCO

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Posted 01 June 2017 - 05:37 PM

i use the "arrows" area in the front, then some small HF jackstands.  Once both front wheels are off the ground, I use the floorjack somewhere under each lower control arm in the rear, one at a time.



#26 OFFLINE   Mad C max

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Posted 01 June 2017 - 06:24 PM

i use the "arrows" area in the front, then some small HF jackstands.  Once both front wheels are off the ground, I use the floorjack somewhere under each lower control arm in the rear, one at a time.

Curious why you're not using the rear jacking points? the middle of the rear crossbar looks sturdy, but I'd like some reassurance. I think Ill go get some ramps and small jack stands. My 3500 lb stands are too tall.



#27 OFFLINE   BIG ROCCO

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Posted 01 June 2017 - 09:19 PM

I'm not certain where I jack from - I thought it was the lower control arm - maybe not.  My preference is to jack far away from externally visible painted surfaces.  The jackstands I use on the front are something similar to this - only ~ 1 foot high minimum height and the saddle is nice and small to fit in where it needs to go and base is not so large as to get in the way:

 

https://www.harborfr...ands-61196.html

 

Oh - here's a picture!

 

https://shop.harborf...image_26554.jpg


Edited by BIG ROCCO, 01 June 2017 - 09:20 PM.


#28 OFFLINE   Mad C max

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Posted 01 June 2017 - 11:36 PM

I have those jack stands. I'm worried I have to jack the one side up too high to get them under, 11-3/4 inches. Too much stress on opposite side of vehicle. Still, why did Ford not put in a center jacking point? Need whole front or rear end up. Ford wants us to take the car in to dealer for the simplest service. All manufacturers do anymore. This is what my dad always complained about Japanese cars in the '70,s. Cant get in there to work on anything



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Posted 28 June 2017 - 08:17 AM

https://img.washingt...zEeefxsfvS8WNEw

 

An auto worker assembles a Focus at Ford's Michigan Assembly Plant. (Mira Oberman/Agence France-Presse Getty Images)


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