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#1 Jam1e

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Posted 18 March 2012 - 08:41 PM

Hi folks.
I'm a newbie to Fords and the forum, so excuse me if i've posted in the wrong area.
I test drove the Focus zetec s 180 ecoboost today. I love the car, but it would be nice to have a few more horses under the bonnet.
I've had a quick scout on the forum but can not find any info on re-mapping that model . :unsure:
I'm thinking maybe it's too new and the tuning companies haven't sorted a re-map out??
Or is it a case of the cars technology making it un-mappable??
Any info on companies who could map it would be appreciated.
Just to add that i know the risks regarding the warranty if it's found to be mapped/tuned.

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Posted 18 March 2012 - 08:45 PM

Welcome to the Forum.

I would have thought it was too new and tuners have not yet had any examples to experiment with.

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Posted 18 March 2012 - 08:56 PM

Welcome to the Forum.

I would have thought it was too new and tuners have not yet had any examples to experiment with.

Thanks for the reply.
It's strange how i came to a ford really.
I read 2 reviews covering the Vauxhall Insignia and Astra. And though they were positive about both they also said the Mondeo was better than the Insignia and the Focus better than the Astra.
With that in mind i went out to a ford dealer and drove the focus zetec s ecoboost 180. What a cracking car!! :wub:
Which brought me to here :)

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Posted 18 March 2012 - 09:25 PM

Thanks for the reply.
It's strange how i came to a ford really.
I read 2 reviews covering the Vauxhall Insignia and Astra. And though they were positive about both they also said the Mondeo was better than the Insignia and the Focus better than the Astra.
With that in mind i went out to a ford dealer and drove the focus zetec s ecoboost 180. What a cracking car!! :wub:
Which brought me to here :)

Just to add that i'd really like to get it remapped, If i can find a company that can do it that is!! :(

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Posted 19 March 2012 - 12:00 AM

Welcome aboard mate, nice to see a Vauxhall (spit) convert.
Like you said, the warranty will come into consideration and also declaring it to your insurance.
if you really love the car, just sit on the remap for now and at least you know that when a map is available and the warranty isn't a factor, then your engine will have loosened up a bit and the map will be much better for it.

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Posted 20 March 2012 - 03:50 PM

Thanks for the welcome folks :)
As soon as i walked into the showroom i knew i had made my choice!
This is the first thing i saw when i walked into the showroom

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Posted 20 March 2012 - 03:55 PM

Thanks for the welcome folks :)
As soon as i walked into the showroom i knew i had made my choice!
This is the first thing i saw when i walked into the showroom

Then this. And i was hooked! :wub:

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Posted 20 March 2012 - 04:09 PM

Shiny Shiny. :)

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Posted 20 March 2012 - 06:01 PM

Shiny Shiny. :)

And theres this one :wub:

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Posted 20 March 2012 - 06:04 PM

And theres this one :wub:

And this one! :wub:
Can you tell i'm soooo excited!!?? :D :D :D

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Posted 20 March 2012 - 06:19 PM

Shiny Shiny, Oh so very Shiny indeed.

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Posted 21 March 2012 - 08:03 PM

Shiny Shiny, Oh so very Shiny indeed.

Oh yes, the shiny shiny was like a drug to me! :D
I've had a test drive today and the deal is done! I should pick it up in 7 to 10 days. Soooo excited :D :D

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Posted 21 March 2012 - 08:11 PM

Welcome aboard mate, nice to see a Vauxhall (spit) convert.
Like you said, the warranty will come into consideration and also declaring it to your insurance.
if you really love the car, just sit on the remap for now and at least you know that when a map is available and the warranty isn't a factor, then your engine will have loosened up a bit and the map will be much better for it.

Clive, when the engine has "loosened up" do you think the performance will increase overall??

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Posted 21 March 2012 - 08:43 PM

An engine is like any other machine, built to fine tolerances.
When run in, any small burrs of metal would be smoothed and seals/bearings etc will have bedded in better.
The gears and clutch will be smoother and anything that was over tight will have relaxed a bit.
Things just feel slicker and more precise.
That's the time to tune.


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Posted 18 April 2012 - 11:14 AM

Well Ive had the zetec s around a month now and covered just over 1000 miles. Overall i'm very happy with it.
The engine pick-up at low revs seems to have definately improved. However, the main performance doesn't really come alive until you hit 4k on the rev counter.
Brakes are outstanding as is the overall handling.
A couple of negatives. The rear parcel shelf is really flimsy to say the least! Also, the body panels do seem abit flimsy to. Depress in very easily when washing the car. Especially the rear quaters. The fuel tank seems a tad small, but this may be in comparison to my vectra. A full tank gives 390 miles.
I've sorted a remap with www.sp-tuning.co.uk for £350 all in for gains of around 40bhp. Wife won't let that happen until i've sold my vectra though! :(

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