Ford's New IRS - Ford Forums - Mustang Forum, Ford Trucks, Ford Focus and Ford Cars
Ford Forum Ford Forum

» Auto Insurance
» Featured Product
ยป Wheel & Tire Center

Go Back   Ford Forums - Mustang Forum, Ford Trucks, Ford Focus and Ford Cars > Fordforums Community > Latest Ford News and Racing News > Ford Racing Across the Globe
Register Home Forum Active Topics Photo Gallery Auto Loans Garage Mark Forums Read Auto Escrow

FordForums.com is the premier Ford Forum on the internet. Registered Users do not see the above ads.
Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 07-13-2002, 02:40   #1 (permalink)
We Love Greb Murpy
 
ford.boy's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2002
Location: God's Country (Penrith)
Age: 28
Posts: 3,022
Ford's New IRS

Will this make the V8's any better, since it was the old system that was the spanner in the works? Apparently the old suspension was hard to tune, and less 'user friendly'. I hope it makes a difference....
ford.boy is offline   Reply With Quote
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Old 07-13-2002, 02:55   #2 (permalink)
Bring Back the 24hr!!!
 
Donut King's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2001
Location: Ford - No Victories!
Age: 32
Posts: 5,809
IRS is not used in V8 supercars, they use the live axle watts linkage setup, this is in the rules to keep the costs of racing down
Donut King is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-13-2002, 18:31   #3 (permalink)
We Love Greb Murpy
 
ford.boy's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2002
Location: God's Country (Penrith)
Age: 28
Posts: 3,022
frown

Nuts. The Av's chassis is 40Kg heavier than the AU. Ford's racing teams are struggling now to get the falcon weight down to race minimum weight. Looks like Holden may have the next two years on the race track wrapped up. But there is always hope...
ford.boy is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-14-2002, 01:52   #4 (permalink)
Territory TS - AWD
 
RAPTOR's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2001
Location: Kiama, NSW, Australia
Age: 51
Posts: 2,374
ford.boy

Please stop thinking the AU/AV Barra whatever it is when it appears on the road has anything to do with V8Supercars. These are becoming more and more formula race cars with either Falcon or Commodore panels attached to the outsides.
__________________
Territory - WHEELS COTY
RAPTOR is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-14-2002, 01:54   #5 (permalink)
We Love Greb Murpy
 
ford.boy's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2002
Location: God's Country (Penrith)
Age: 28
Posts: 3,022
Thanks for slapping some sense into me, RAPTOR.
__________________
"When I joined the marines all they gave us was two sticks and a rock! And we had to share the rock between the whole platoon!"
-----------
H2 pwnz j00 foo.
ford.boy is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-14-2002, 01:59   #6 (permalink)
Territory TS - AWD
 
RAPTOR's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2001
Location: Kiama, NSW, Australia
Age: 51
Posts: 2,374
My pleasure:s6:

(Red trout used under license of Mr Sparkle)
__________________
Territory - WHEELS COTY
RAPTOR is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-14-2002, 15:21   #7 (permalink)
Formerly J-type
 
The Stylist's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2001
Location: Bagdad, Washington NZ
Posts: 1,629
Just curious Ford.Boy, how do you know that the Barra's chassis is 40Kg heavier than the AU's?
__________________
I'm a happy camper!
The Stylist is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-14-2002, 17:54   #8 (permalink)
We Love Greb Murpy
 
ford.boy's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2002
Location: God's Country (Penrith)
Age: 28
Posts: 3,022
Motor Magazine: January 2002 had the article 'WEIGHT FOR IT' on pg 12.
..."The AV will provide Ford race teams with the additional headache of having the bare bodyshell 40kg heavier than the AU's structure. Ford teams already struggle to get the car down to the category's minimum weight of 1350 kg, whereas the VX commodore actually requires balast to reach the limit."
__________________
"When I joined the marines all they gave us was two sticks and a rock! And we had to share the rock between the whole platoon!"
-----------
H2 pwnz j00 foo.
ford.boy is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-14-2002, 20:05   #9 (permalink)
Registered User
 
Falchoon's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2001
Location: Somewhere over the rainbow
Posts: 3,544
The V8 Supercars mostly use aftermarket body shells anyhow.
__________________
You know, somebody actually complimented me on my driving today. They left a little note on the windscreen. It said, 'Parking Fine.'So that was nice.

____o00o_=^..^=_o00o____
Falchoon is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-14-2002, 20:14   #10 (permalink)
Bring Back the 24hr!!!
 
Donut King's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2001
Location: Ford - No Victories!
Age: 32
Posts: 5,809
Also there is the parity reason for using the live axle setup, I forgot to mention that above.

As for bodyshells, I am pretty sure the teams get their shells from Beehag(sp?) who take the body pressings from the factory and assemble them with a basic rollcage then pass them onto the teams who then add to them as thy see fit, they can do what they can to strip more weight out of them, but that process is initially undergone when the chassis is first put together at beehag. Holden have a similar arrangement with dencar to build the shells for their teams, or at least they used to, not sure if they still do or not.
Donut King is offline   Reply With Quote
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Reply

  Ford Forums - Mustang Forum, Ford Trucks, Ford Focus and Ford Cars > Fordforums Community > Latest Ford News and Racing News > Ford Racing Across the Globe



Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
FORD TURNS 100: Bennett chapter a bizarre one. Thug, Ford's grandson sought clout Stacy94PGT Ford Worldwide News 3 06-04-2003 00:39
This Month In Ford's History RPO83 Ford Worldwide News 0 03-19-2003 09:15
A CENTURY OF VISION: Fords built city, changed the world Stacy94PGT Ford Worldwide News 0 03-12-2003 08:17
Ford's 100th is big party Stacy94PGT Ford Worldwide News 1 03-09-2003 09:16
Ford's Bill Ford taking lead in UAW talks Stacy94PGT Ford Worldwide News 0 02-27-2003 23:31

Powered by vBadvanced CMPS v3.2.2

All times are GMT -7. The time now is 08:16.



Powered by vBulletin® Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Content Relevant URLs by vBSEO 3.6.0
Garage Plus vBulletin Plugins by Drive Thru Online, Inc.