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Old 04-16-2003, 06:30   #1 (permalink)
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I remember when the AU first came out there was a huge fuss made about it being the first Falcon with IRS. Did this ever eventuate? Because every AU I have looked at has had a live rear axle. Also they had a heap of hype about it being able to shut down cylinders if it over heated. Cheers.
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Base cars have live...

XR6 VCT, XR8, Fairmont, all lwb sedans, all have irs..

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Is it any good? and what was it called?
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It was also an option, I think? correct me if I'm wrong anyone.

It's good, well at least it feels good compared (back then) to my EF live axel to my old man AUII Fairlane.

Not sure what they called it?

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The IRS is called a double wishbone arrangement, it doesn't have any exciting name officially, you could call it, Falirs if you wish. It works reasonably well, not quite as ridgid, light, compact, quiet or as tuneable as the blade setup, but its still really good design, for anytype of car.
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Ok, thanks for your help.
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What about the fail safe cooling? Anyone used it? I think the BA has it too?
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The IRS is called a double wishbone arrangement, it doesn't have any exciting name officially, you could call it, Falirs if you wish. It works reasonably well, not quite as ridgid, light, compact, quiet or as tuneable as the blade setup, but its still really good design, for anytype of car.
And if you're handy with a welder, you could transplant the rear floor section and chassis rails from an XE-AU (depending on whether you wanted the spare wheel well or not) into an early girl and run IRS...
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When AU first surfaced, Street Machine mentioned that very idea. Imagine an old XY running AU IRS. :s1
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So it wouldnt be hard to do?
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