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Old 01-05-2004, 00:58   #1 (permalink)
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Sound's like the T win's all aspect's when put up againt's the eight's of the falcon and the commy for the need's of our constable's,they may as well just buy them they dont need to justify the purchase of the T's to us.
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, see May the Ford be with u thread.
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Also it looks to be the BA XR6 Turbo price has gone up again. When they first came out they were $43,965 now they are $46,005 . Also the Holden VY II has gone up anther $500. VY I SS $49,490, VY II $49,990 now VY II $50,490. Why the price rise on all these cars??
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Elliot I think the difference is the cost of the Premium Brake Package that is fitted to the Police XR6T's.
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There is a further factor working against the Commodore: the high cost of tyre replacement and the frequency with which they need to be replaced.

The cost of replacing the 18-inch tyres on the Commodore SS is close to $2000 per set and because of their low profile and high grip level they wear out more quickly.
So there is a reason why Ford decided against standard 18s on the XR series!

Good to see the Ford army is gaining numbers.
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It isn't just the size of the wheels on the SS that causes problems. The suspension on the SS particularly the rear set up (i.e. absolutely prehistoric IRS) means that the front tyres work a lot harder than they do on the Falcon.

Every test that I have read (Falcon v Commodore) has noted that the front hoops on the Commodore get torn to shreds because of the work they are forced to do. The SS gets it handling and grip from it's tyres, the XR6T and XR8 get their grip from both tyres and their suspension design.

Typical that it's the tyre size getting blamed rather than the antiquated suspension set up used by Commodore. I just wish I knew how Holden's marking department does it!!
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There is a further factor working against the Commodore: the high cost of tyre replacement and the frequency with which they need to be replaced.

The cost of replacing the 18-inch tyres on the Commodore SS is close to $2000 per set and because of their low profile and high grip level they wear out more quickly.
What that doesn't take into account is how the cars are driven, as well as the difference in the suspension setup. I've seen quite a few commy police cars frying the rear bags coming out of side streets or at a set of traffic lights. I'm not saying that they don't do this in Falcon cop cars too, just that I havn't seen it. Also, sadly, the majority of young police, if they have any interest in motorsport, are probably holden fans, and so are probably more likely to give the common-doors a thrashing.

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Well apparently the AU XR8 cop cars went through too many diffs, thats why they switched to a predominatley Holden highway fleet.
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