Originally posted by Luke Plaizier
I have heard word that there may be an issue with the front suspension of the BA Falcons - that they are 'tearing out' of their mountings.
Has anyone else heard this rumour? Is it just an urban legend?
That rumour is just a load of crap. As some of you that were on the raid to the proving ground last year would know, we give the cars a hell of a time over the extremely harsh bumps and lumps. The AU passed these harsh tests with not much of a problem. The BA has further reinforcement in the upper control arm mount area so its almost not possible! I have seen a BA that hit a concrete gutter thats about 30 cm high and it didn't move the upper suspension mounting. very tuff.
I recently had a mad holden fan try to tell me that the new BA IRS was crap as when the car was loaded it would let the tyres rub on the petrol tank. I had my own BA XR6 out the front, so I dragged him out to have a look at it and see for him self how silly this rumour actually was. He very quickly realised that in order for the tyre to hit the fuel tank, the upper arm would have to break and then there tyre would have to chew its way though the chassis rail and if it managed to get that fat it might touch the fuel tank but only after driving about 60000kms.
Some people are just idiots who like making up crap!