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Introduction to my "Mad Maxx" and a couple questions.


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#21 OFFLINE   scottwood2

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Posted 31 July 2015 - 08:35 AM

I did my grill black this weekend because of your pictures. I have some body damage to the passenger side of my vehicle, once they repair it and paint it I'm going to remove all the badges but the ford badges and add ecoboost and blue st emblems.
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Glad my pics helped.  I like your ideas and keep the pics coming. 









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#22 OFFLINE   Adrian_L

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Posted 31 July 2015 - 12:55 PM

OMG that looks so cool. 

 

I don't understand why Ford does not push the performance part of this car.  How about an ad showing this blowing the doors off a Prius and having some fun and still getting pretty good FE.  

 

Chevy is making special versions of the pickup.  At least 4 custom packages.  Why doesn't Ford do this too?  Many people want a unique car and would help people do just that. 

 

For the same reason you can't get a Prius in burnt orange--it's all about marketing.  The C-max was never intended to be a young person's performance car---just look at the average age of owners on this forum. 

 

I appreciate the creativity at work in modifying from stock to make it your own, even though with this particular canvas it's fairly limited what you can do.  But having said that, if I was in my 20's again the C-max would be the last car I'd buy (I take that back--VW then Prius would be the last cars I would buy).

 

Around my neck of the woods, Japanese imports are the way to go if you want to build a toy.



#23 OFFLINE   62Lincoln

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Posted 02 August 2015 - 08:07 PM



OMG that looks so cool. 

 

I don't understand why Ford does not push the performance part of this car.  How about an ad showing this blowing the doors off a Prius and having some fun and still getting pretty good FE.  

 

 

There is a German tuner called Loder1899 that sells performance parts, although it appears to be mostly cosmetic.

 

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Edited by 62Lincoln, 02 August 2015 - 08:08 PM.


#24 OFFLINE   scottwood2

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Posted 03 August 2015 - 08:20 AM

I will have to check that out.  Thx



#25 OFFLINE   mtb9153

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Posted 05 August 2015 - 08:19 AM

Hey frank appreciate the feedback. I'm not at all concerned with my fuel economy im not concerned with performance gains im concerned with making my car EXACTLY how I like it. And I love it.

My headlamps are actuallt 5k sorry for the mistake. My race car has 10k and that's for show. My fog lamps are same color temp. I also have projection housings on my headlamps to prevent blinding other drivers

I want the focus ST wing solely for aesthetic reasons.

I've been wanting some sort of rear spoiler for the back tailgate and anybody who has been on this forum for any length of time knows I have attempted to construct my own design rear spoiler but with no success since I don't have the means to build a working negative mold in which to make a positive from.  I totally agree with scottwood2 that "Many people want a unique car and would help people do just that".  I love what he has done to his stealthy CMax.



#26 OFFLINE   Taz

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Posted 05 August 2015 - 10:01 AM

I would love a rear spoiler too. I thought something like the old Ford Merkur XR4ti model could look pretty cool. It was a bi-plane spoiler on the rear. Sort of a double spoiler in effect.

 

I think it could look pretty cool on the C-max. If it had a functional improvement, I'd definitely be in. 

 

See an example here.

 

http://clunkbucket.c...e-inside-story/

 

I have also thought that the color of the car can sort of set the "tone" of the car as well. I try to keep a theme consistent to some extent with the color of the car.



#27 OFFLINE   ptjones

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Posted 05 August 2015 - 10:36 AM

I had a couple of SVO Mustang's and the bi-plane wing did look pretty good. :)

 

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#28 OFFLINE   Taz

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Posted 05 August 2015 - 01:08 PM

I had a very highly modified SVO Mustang. How about a SVO version of a C-max Energi? People used to snicker when I told them I had a "race diesel" until they took a ride in it. Sort of reset expectations about how quick a diesel could be. Sort of like how Tesla has shown a lot of people that electric doesn't have to be slow either...


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#29 OFFLINE   ptjones

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Posted 05 August 2015 - 03:10 PM

I SCCA raced my 86 Comp Delete SVO in 86-87 season with GT sway bar and little bigger cam, It was fun racing at Riverside,CA and FireBird, AZ.  Also SVO/Shelby event at Road America. :)

 

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#30 OFFLINE   62Lincoln

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Posted 07 August 2015 - 07:11 AM

Taz, your race diesel reference gives me an excuse to post this pic:

 

http://www.bimmerfes...pictureid=24599

 

This was my 335d, with tune/upgraded i/c. M3 suspension, etc.. Much fun at track days.



#31 OFFLINE   fbov

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Posted 07 August 2015 - 09:45 AM

Years ago, we hosted the BMWW CCA Octoberfest in Rochester. A buddy said his favorite car was a 324tdiX... 4wd diesel 3-series. Too bad they never sold it.

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Posted 01 September 2015 - 12:31 PM

That ST by X-Tomi looks sick.

 

I am not as fond of the front end of my '13 as I am the more angular "masculine" looking front fascia of the newer '15 models.

 

I wonder how hard it would be to swap all that stuff out... Fenders, front bumper skin and grilles, headlights... etc.

 

I am a gear-head as well. Before I bought the C-Max, I was hooning around in my 1953 Chevy Deluxe as a daily. 235 straight 6, 3 on the tree, Fenton Headers with true dual straight pipes, and lowered. I still have that car of course (I love it!). One thing that has always turned me off of newer rigs was the ability to customize them in a truly custom fashion without spending tons of $$$$.

 

I am mostly interested in ways to make my C-Max look more aggressive, but in such a way that it doesn't detract from the inconspicuous-ness. Since mine is Silver, I will be a little more limited, as two-toning with Silver as a color can go bad really quick. I am ok with the acceleration as it's not a race car, its a mobile office. More MPGs would be awesome so I can hoon even longer!

 

I'm 27, this is the newest rig I've ever owned. I'll have to figure some mods out. Here's the Chevy...

 

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Edited by revanoff2, 01 September 2015 - 12:39 PM.


#33 OFFLINE   hybridbear

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Posted 01 September 2015 - 06:27 PM

I am not as fond of the front end of my '13 as I am the more angular "masculine" looking front fascia of the newer '15 models.


I didn't realize this had changed. Is there a thread somewhere that describes the differences and includes pictures?

#34 OFFLINE   Adrian_L

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Posted 02 September 2015 - 01:23 PM

I didn't realize this had changed. Is there a thread somewhere that describes the differences and includes pictures?

 

They're absolutely identical.  I looked at the 2015 gallery on Ford.ca and held up my 2013 brochure to compare.



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Posted 02 September 2015 - 02:44 PM

The restyle was an EU-only thing initially... but we may see it in 2016.

http://www.caranddri...euro-c-max-news

 

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#36 OFFLINE   raadsel

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Posted 02 September 2015 - 03:15 PM

The restyle was an EU-only thing initially... but we may see it in 2016.

http://www.caranddri...euro-c-max-news

 

Frank

 

It appears it won't happen until at least 2017, as the brochures for 2016 still show the current style.



#37 OFFLINE   Adrian_L

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Posted 02 September 2015 - 03:45 PM

So, so much better IMO.  (the current snout, that is)



#38 OFFLINE   monstermax

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Posted 21 December 2015 - 07:29 PM

madmaxx welcome I'm also in md also running a tux black



#39 OFFLINE   Smiling Jack

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Posted 22 December 2015 - 12:47 AM

So, so much better IMO.  (the current snout, that is)

 

I also much prefer the current style.  It's so much better looking than anything else on a similar form car.  Why on earth would they change it?


Edited by Smiling Jack, 22 December 2015 - 12:50 AM.

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