T5 Expert Operator
Join Date: Apr 2001
Location: 3Fb Skunk Works(JXR01 Dev)
Dead right, just seems the AU negatives were proclaimed from the good.
The impressive feature i found with the AU is the way it handled, it was soo much tighter than the previous EF-EL and thats comparing both with live axles. I've also noticed which jacking the car that the AU plateform is alot more stiffer than the E's.
The engine revved much smoother as well, the Inline 6 is happy to rev in the 4000-5000rpm mark without fuss. And to boot Ford have finally sorted the head gasket issue.
Even the V8, the AU was the first model that the XR8 was convincingly quicker than the XR6.
Motor May 2001 Quote: "Believe it or not, there are actually a bunch of weirdos out there who reckon a six cylinder is the dux gutz. Bugger it: I'm one of them" :s5
AUII Late Ed XR6 HP T5 Venom- Full Tickford Body Kit, 17in Wheels, Herrod Bi-plane Spoiler, Momo Steer/Gear, T-Series Interior Options, Premium Stereo and a very light-tuned 4.0L I6
(FPV-Tickford Club of NSW Member and Co-Founding Member of 3FB Inc, Ford Forums Food Bandits)