In a blue Galaxy
Join Date: May 2001
Location: Geelong, Victoria
I have felt this way for the past few years. But I echo your sentiments especially this year. Ford's lack of performance coupled with extremely bad luck and costly eroors in the pits has given us no favours. I just live in hope that next year the BA's will be a better sorted race car.
About AVESCO though, I feel the harder they try to make the series more even, the worse is the outcome. By incorporating the same setup's, suspensions ect on different cars makes it worse as each car takes things differently. The commodore takes things a bit better. I think that they should go back to a more production type IRS suspension and let the egnineers dabble with different rear axle geometry setups.
I guess the whole problem isnt helped by Commodore having a wider track, but doesn't this comes down to the actual design of the car? Maybe if Ford made the AU more compatible with Race car type setups as well as the road the AU might not have endured such horror performances as we have witnessed over the past few years.
1999 AU XR8
14.594 @ 94.40mph
152.2RWKW (APS dyno)
Switchable Shift Kit, K&N panel filter, Lukey straight thru mufflers, momo gear and steer,
DBA slotted rotors/Bendix ultimate pads (front), Pioneer MP3 head unit and BA XR carpet mats.
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