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Old 09-17-2002, 19:39   #1 (permalink)
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TEGA aero results

Tests of the Ford and Holden aero kits showed disparity
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Old 09-17-2002, 19:48   #2 (permalink)
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That's farked. The greater rear down force of the ford would be a greater disadvantage, as it would lever the front off the ground. Why has it taken apx 3 seasons to get these results?
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Old 09-17-2002, 20:02   #3 (permalink)
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Front downforce of the AU's seems to be the only problem.

Wonder what will happen next year now that, Project Blueprint is supposably dead.
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Old 09-17-2002, 20:36   #4 (permalink)
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you watch now, Holden camp will cry like a little turd that its rear downforde and drag are worse then the Ford. But they wont mentioned that Holden designed a fater more un-aerodymaic car or the fact that they changed they wing from the previous version found on the VP which was near identical to the Fords wing now will he hear them say that Ford designed a better more aerodymanic car. This is all a crock of a shit in the endless cycle of shit.
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Old 09-17-2002, 20:50   #5 (permalink)
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Must be why the Commodores are easier on their rear tyres.
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damn that's a huge difference in front downforce. i'm sure that holdens can afford to take a later braking point because of that advantage. is this why fords are generally better on fast speed tracks like bathurst and queensland 500???
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Obviouslly we should penalise the fords for their obvious advantages!

Holden are ahead in one are (front downforce) but Ford are ahead in the other two!!!! this needs to be evened up!!!!! Ford should be made to run with 1000 less revs and no rear wing!!!

How the hell did TEGA let Ford get such a huge advantage?
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With that amount of disparity between the 2 brands i'm surprised how well the Fords go on the race track.

Imagine if both cars were equal :s5
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Old 09-18-2002, 01:16   #9 (permalink)
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OMG that is massive. Yeah The_RAT i agree, lets take the rear wing off the fords. They won a race even with .253968 recurring front downforce. Better make it .1
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Old 09-18-2002, 01:26   #10 (permalink)
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The advantages of the rear wing on the Falcon obviously builds in more understeer. The reason the Commodore is easier on the tyres and puts its power down better is more with the straighter design of the chassis and the mounting points for the rear suspension. This gives them more adjustment for roll axis etc.
Unfortunately there can never be parity as long as the series is made of two production based cars.
The Ford can be made to have a comparable turn in with the Commodore but this is hard on the rear tyres and requires a stiffer coil.
I think the Ford guys have known what the answer has been for a long time but are not in the position to change it unless there is a spec. change for the Falcon. To ride the bumps well requires a compliant ride at the risk of lower entry and maintenance of mid corner speed.
At the end of the day, the AU will be unfairly labelled as a failure!
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