ED Falcon Vs. VR Commodore - 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 > Ford Cars and PAG Vehicles > Australian Ford's Discussion > Australian Falcons
Register Home Forum Active Topics Photo Gallery Auto Loans Garage Mark Forums Read Auto EscrowInsurance

Australian Falcons Discuss the australian born and bred models here. Includes the 80's 90's and present day Falcons offered by Ford Oz.

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 03-10-2004, 02:39   #1 (permalink)
Hey its me
 
EDclass's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2004
Location: South Australia
Posts: 25
confused ED Falcon Vs. VR Commodore

My friend Has a VR, he thinks it's top shit although all it has is a 2 1/2in sports exhaust and the 3.8L V6. My ED has a 4.0L stock in just about new condition, does anyone know what would happen over the quarter.
EDclass is offline   Reply With Quote
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Old 03-10-2004, 03:39   #2 (permalink)
Experimental Racer#6
 
TIKFD6's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2000
Location: Wodonga Vic
Age: 40
Posts: 8,204
Re: ED Falcon Vs. VR Commodore

You might loose.
Is either car manual?
TIKFD6 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-10-2004, 04:29   #3 (permalink)
Registered User
 
Join Date: Oct 2003
Posts: 75
Re: ED Falcon Vs. VR Commodore

I think the VR would Win easily. Don't under estimate how potent the 3.8 is off the mark. Low down torque, low wieght and a good 1st gear ratio. This is the major advantage of the Commodores (VN to VS). The 2.5 inch exhaust exploits this even more. If the VR is a manual forget even trying to beat it.
mongoose3800 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-10-2004, 05:07   #4 (permalink)
Experimental Racer#6
 
TIKFD6's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2000
Location: Wodonga Vic
Age: 40
Posts: 8,204
Re: ED Falcon Vs. VR Commodore

The exaust may exploit some power, but they never sound good.
TIKFD6 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-10-2004, 19:22   #5 (permalink)
T5 Expert Operator
 
XR_Strider_GuY's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2001
Location: 3Fb Skunk Works(JXR01 Dev)
Age: 34
Posts: 6,542
Re: ED Falcon Vs. VR Commodore

Quote:
Originally Posted by EDclass
My friend Has a VR, he thinks it's top shit although all it has is a 2 1/2in sports exhaust and the 3.8L V6. My ED has a 4.0L stock in just about new condition, does anyone know what would happen over the quarter.
Hmm being a VR, it has 127kw. I think off the line he will get the jump but you'll catch him by about 90-100km/h and you'll pipe him over the 1/4.

Remember it's 148kw in the ED.
__________________
Motor May 2001 Quote: "Believe it or not, there are actually a bunch of weirdos out there who reckon a six cylinder is the dux gutz. Bugger it: I'm one of them" :s5

AUII Late Ed XR6 HP T5 Venom- Full Tickford Body Kit, 17in Wheels, Herrod Bi-plane Spoiler, Momo Steer/Gear, T-Series Interior Options, Premium Stereo and a very light-tuned 4.0L I6

(FPV-Tickford Club of NSW Member and Co-Founding Member of 3FB Inc, Ford Forums Food Bandits)
XR_Strider_GuY is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-10-2004, 21:12   #6 (permalink)
Registered User
 
Join Date: Feb 2004
Location: Melbourne
Posts: 378
Re: ED Falcon Vs. VR Commodore

Quote:
Remember it's 148kw in the ED.
Power at the fly isn't always everything, remember its getting the power to wheels, fast. The commowhore has a better torque converter (in the autos) and the first gear is pretty good....but yeah I agree with you, the ED would beat the VR, VR's are nothing special....even if it has the exhaust mods.....it only helps it breath better higher in the revs...say after 70km/h in that time you will be just ahead (with your low down torque, which falcons have always had) and you reach max power lower down the revs....you would beat him hands down after 80km/h but thats if one of you doesnt pull out (illegal street drags etc.....)
fOrD mAn Xf is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-11-2004, 01:04   #7 (permalink)
AKA: Spaniard
 
VH-PBC's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2003
Location: Western Suburbs, Melb., VIC
Age: 29
Posts: 848
Re: ED Falcon Vs. VR Commodore

Like what was said above, it's how much power are at the wheels and the weight that counts.
__________________
No car ATM but I am looking at one...
I don't want to say which one otherwise someone else might buy it!
VH-PBC is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-11-2004, 02:07   #8 (permalink)
Experimental Racer#6
 
TIKFD6's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2000
Location: Wodonga Vic
Age: 40
Posts: 8,204
Re: ED Falcon Vs. VR Commodore

We still dont know what gear boxes are in these cars.
TIKFD6 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-11-2004, 02:25   #9 (permalink)
Found On Rubbish Dumps
 
Join Date: Apr 2003
Location: Colac, Victoria Australia
Posts: 146
Re: ED Falcon Vs. VR Commodore

Without being biased, I tend to lean towards the ED (permitting both are manual or both auto). My cousin has an ED fairmont ghia 4L and my girlfriends boyfriend has a VN Exec V6 wagon (which judging from popular opinion is quicker than a VS). I've driven both and having done acceleration tests in the vehicles (both auto), the ED actually feels livlier and is travelling just under 10 km/h quicker at the 400m mark.
__________________
'99 AU XR8, 17" Tickford alloys, Liquid silver, FOR SALE.
'91 EB-S XR8, pearl black, 2 1/2" sports zaust.
xr8power is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-11-2004, 02:32   #10 (permalink)
Found On Rubbish Dumps
 
Join Date: Apr 2003
Location: Colac, Victoria Australia
Posts: 146
Re: ED Falcon Vs. VR Commodore

I tend to lean towards the ED judging from the fact that my cousin has an ED ghia (auto) which I've driven back to back with a VN wagon (auto). The ED felt much livlier and after doing an acceleration test over a marked distance (approx 300m), the ED was travelling about 7km/h faster consistently over three runs. Not only that, after stepping out fo the ED ghia and driving the VN, it felt very agricultural to drive (vibration etc) into the bargain.
__________________
'99 AU XR8, 17" Tickford alloys, Liquid silver, FOR SALE.
'91 EB-S XR8, pearl black, 2 1/2" sports zaust.
xr8power is offline   Reply With Quote
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Reply

  Ford Forums - Mustang Forum, Ford Trucks, Ford Focus and Ford Cars > Ford Cars and PAG Vehicles > Australian Ford's Discussion > Australian Falcons



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


Powered by vBadvanced CMPS v3.2.2

All times are GMT -7. The time now is 10:54.



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.