Just wondering what increases people expect across the BA range.
Taking the Ghia as an example, we know that the new IRS is around 20kg lighter than the current model. It also been said that the Ghia's rims are 3kg's (each rim) lighter than the current model, which gives a weight saving of 32kg's.
I would expect an increase in weight across the board with the base Falcon being the hardest hit, but judging by the current AU3 figures what increases do people expect.
1600kg is a weight gain of around 50 odd kg's so that would probably be alright.
I seriously hope it hasn't stacked heaps off beef on or it will need every single one of its gained hp to get it moving.
Well, yes, a 3 tonne Customline will run smoother than a falcon.
Not sure why,lol,
Imagine a 1 tonne car driving along a bumpy highway, it, on a big bump for instance, it doesnt soak the bump fully up but the car is thrown about a bit, where as a 2 tonne car will not be thrown around as much and the wheels and suspension appear to do more work,
Its something to do with momentum of the weight being carried forward is harder to change to an upward direction depending on that weight
(its nothing to do with having tighter springs on the small cars either, they are(on standard cars) tested to give a comfortable and a little sporty ride just like a falcon)
I know my new Accent is a jumpy little car on bumpy roads, and ive been in other little cars, like new 206, and its the same, but hop into the heavy ford, my ED, or freinds Fairlane, it just doesnt bounce around.
can anyone explain why a bit better than me?
lets get sideways!!!
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