Soon to become: Jake_XR6
Join Date: Dec 2001
Location: Melbourne (eastern)
Nice wheels on Falcons
Has anyone noticed that from about 1999 Ford have greatly improved the style of wheels fitted to Falcons, particularly XR's and up.
For example the ED-EL XR's came with fairly un-inspiring wheels.
However AUII and BA wheels accross the range - but especially XR's have
been fantastic. I think Ford Oz has really caught up to and surpassed Holden in this area in the last five years. My top 5 favotire wheels that have come out on Falcons in no particular order are:
1. AUII XR & BA XR
3. SVO (Not really facotry - but who cares)
4. T3 TS50
5. Twelve slotters (Not factory at all but look great on X series)
On the X Series twelve slotters or SVO's look mad!
On the EB-ED EBGT rims look great.
On the EL onwards I reckon AUII XR rims look fantastic.
On BA there hasn't been too much individualism yet, so its hard to say.
It's great that Ford Oz are finally making some great looking rims as these will trickle down to the guys doing up their GLi's and Futuras. The Holden boys have had nice rims for a while, and have been making their VN-VS look good with HSV rims. Im starting to see some nice looking EF's etc. going around with nice AUII XR rims and just a bit lowered - looks great!
PS. Five spoke definately looks the goods on late model cars!
Wheels: 17" Series 1 XR
Exhaust: VCT with no resonators & 3" mandrel from mufflers back, dump pipe
Pacemaker headers (Waste of money).
Air Intake: T-Series, K&N Filter.
Brakes: Calipers painted red, DBA slotted rotors & Lucas pads.
Fuel: Dual Fuel.
Dyno: 143 rwKw (Dynodynamics - shootout mode).
Heathcote: 15.87 @ 89.1 Mph.