T5 Expert Operator
Join Date: Apr 2001
Location: 3Fb Skunk Works(JXR01 Dev)
Well one thing to remember about the falcon wagon is that it has a longer wheel base making it slightly less nimble than the sedan around corners. Add to that the wagons use leaf springs so on a rough road the rear end skips and hops more than the watts linkage (coil springs with track bars) suspension in the sedan.
But thats not to say you can't improve the handling of the wagon.
BTW whats the story with your nick, sounds like your a Toyota Trueno fan. They are becoming a classic the AE86 Trueno.
****Back to Fords***
Not sure what the other engines and transmission combo's do but Wheels magazine have tested a manual 3.9L MPFi Wagon can do 8.2secs 0-100km/h and 15.9 1/4's. That was with 1/2 tank of fuel and 2 people on board.
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)