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Old 08-15-2001, 07:49   #1 (permalink)
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AU2 V8Supercar front end

Does anyone know if Ford are going to use the AU2 XR8 front spoilers next year because i'm getting sick and tired of seeing the Fords with 3 year old AU1 spoilers.It's pissing me right off :fmad:
The cars would look hot with the T-Series front
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As has been said before on the forums, Ford had the option to go to the AU2 front end but chose not to for cost reasons. I can't see this changing....
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The next front you'll see on the V8's is the AV.. :( Costs are a biatch mate..
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Strike another blow for the AU1 's...
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Re: AU2 V8Supercar front end

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Does anyone know if Ford are going to use the AU2 XR8 front spoilers next year because i'm getting sick and tired of seeing the Fords with 3 year old AU1 spoilers.It's pissing me right off :fmad:
The cars would look hot with the T-Series front

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cost restraints!!!

It appears that we are stuck with the old front ends till 2003????
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Old 08-15-2001, 19:29   #6 (permalink)
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Jeff Grech would probably run crying to Uncle Tony that the Fords were getting an aerodynamic advantage and get some sort of penalty imposed on them.:(
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yeah that questions been answered before becasue I asked it. It really pisses me off aswell. I reckon that it would pay off showcasing the AU2 front or, how much does it actually cost for the change? anyone got an idea? They still use the ornage indicators which makes it look old but as long as the holden cars are looking at the ornage indicators i couldnt care less:D They're still calling it an AU2 without the visual change, so is there any mechanical change? Coz all the ratios are subject to change from track to track. Does holden use the whats linkage aswell at the rear?
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And on that subject you would think the headlight arrangement on the XR wouldn't give very good air flow over the front. Most race cars like to have a smooth face. Maybe they don't go fast enough to matter
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I know how we can dominate the V8 Supercars, just fit a pair of those XR headlight protectors to every Falcon in the series.

Surely we will win every race then. :D :p
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I know how we can dominate the V8 Supercars, just fit a pair of those XR headlight protectors to every Falcon in the series.

Surely we will win every race then. :D :p
There is a question at craiglowndes.com.au about why they dont use the headlight protectors.
The answer was something about not being homologated....whatever the hell that is.
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