Join Date: Sep 2002
Location: Buried in a sand trap somewher
Re: News on BA Series II
Originally Posted by GTPChris
yeah but at what cost? I can't see Ford importing gearboxes.
I can - the BTR boxes are pieces of unbridled shit.
Originally Posted by daboss
He then started talking about the Series II BA and that they are going to be a 6 Speed Auto and Manual box in the GT/P they will also have a slight power increase like 5 - 10kw's slighty lighter 10 - 20kg's,
And this is what really supprised me that FPV were currently testing a F6 Turbo AWD ( I find this hard to belive ) But with ford you never know.
Well thats an actual realistic weight drop - but i'm not sure about the power increase. Base I6 I can't see moving off 182kW, it uses lots of fuel at the moment so with a weight drop that will help fuel consumption but with a power increase that will offset this advantage. If they change nothing the 6speed ZF auto is lighter by about that amount than the 4speed we currently have.
I can't see a lot of power increases across the range though.
Falcon Killer (if you believe what Ford Service Departments have to say about me)
AU II XR6 - October 2001 ~ December 2002 - RIP
BA XR6 - December 2002 ~ Soon to disappear if Ford CRC can't fix it....
45,000km service coming up - and i'll be asking for a sizable list of fixes:
* Gearbox (3rd time)
* Steering click (5th time)
* Brake Shudder (2nd time, and has the applied "Fix")