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Old 01-11-2003, 17:20   #1 (permalink)
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If you think back to the AU series (*shiver*), you'll recall the Tickford range came out with both the dual headlights as well as with the wide eyed version.

I personally thought the wide eyed look was a lot more elegant & suited the overall presense of the car.

What do you think of the XR range with Fairmont headlights (with the black inserts)? I think they would look great.

Altarnatively, a Fairmont lowered, 19"s & side skirts would look sweet, especially with the 220kw engine (or even better with the 260).

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they lost the plot after el, mate. el xr was nearly as tuff as the xb gt front. the ba stuff, ahhh i'm still on the fence.
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Isn't that something like the original T-series cars! More style, less flash!.
Still the best looking AU's in my opinion.
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Here is a very quick (and very bad) mock up of an XR with normal lights... not appealing. That's where they actually go on a normal model as well.
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Old 01-12-2003, 15:52   #5 (permalink)
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To me the AU XR lights were the only thing that saved the look of that model.
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Old 01-12-2003, 16:09   #6 (permalink)
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The XR's lights really suited the low centre bonnet profile, goes well with overall sharpness of the car. I see no problem.

But for the high raised bonnet suited the regular AU lights as it kindof masked the lights being so big.
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If you ask me The AU1 XR front end looked bad. But i believe it was the Grille which was the Issue as the AU2 and AU3 Front end looks tough as, especially when the car has been dropped an inch or so.

Alternativley, We had an AU3 Fairmont Ghia with 18's, painted in Meteorite and sitting nice and low. Being the AU3 it already had the skirts and what have you. All it needed was the rear deck spoiler changed to the AU3 XR jobbie (more squared off, it sorta masks the droopy arse of the AU) With a 220 engine i would have that car over any Pre BA XR Any day of the week.

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Old 01-12-2003, 18:38   #8 (permalink)
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I think the main problem with the standard AU lights, was not that they were too big, they just looked like they were. This was because of the silver finish around the reflectors. The T series fixed this by blacking out around the reflectors. Does someone want to photoshop some T series lights onto a series one AU and a series 2 AU?
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Have a look at the AU3, they had a grey headlight surround, plenty of AU3 Forte photos at http://auspolcars.fateback.com/ on page 1 of the Victorian section.
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