Does anyone in here really believe that the XF chassis was altered from the pre X series range at the end of the X series range?
Would ford go to such extremes to impliment chassis changes at the end of an era when the new "A" series came into being?
I reckon this is just "hogwash" bullshit brought on by legislation of time and place! Ive worked under XB XA XD and XY and to me there is no great difference in the cross member or the spindle axle tie rods upper and lower control arms or the caster and camber section or the transmission mounts! etc
I think this engineers certificate is a lot of balony that need to be handed to vic roads as a extra cash flow. How the hell would Ford change its end of the line falcon of the X range to such drastic change?
To me theres not that great a difference except for springs and calipers but in general the X series has the same part nos for its suspension to a certain degree. Heavy duty sway bars springs etc can be swapped without to much dramas. The v8 is no great challenge for the XF and surely ford would not alter its chassis tooling to produce one offs for 85 to 87 and then close off the xrange and lick its wounds and start again!
The XF would make the best V8 selection in the entire X range because its rear end was finally "modernised" with a sturdy WATTS link suspension to steer any V8 out of the XY oversteer problems and cornering probs. The leaf springs were good for its day but at the end of the day the XF could have been the best HO for the X"-" range! Its a shame the ford engineers stuffed up the climax for the X range before the change to the "A"-? onwards with V* watts linkage to tame a great falcon in transition. Ford must of had holden engineers running for Nassers shares and screwed the end of the greatest era of FORD history, the XXXXXXXXXXFalcon. What a sad way to end the relative to the XY HO to get morons to dessicrate the XF.
This has to be bullshit with legislation as the rule of the time and the fear of world petrol shortages. Are all the V*s dead today? No just those idiots that screwed the XF falcon the GRAnD finalle to the end of an era!