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Posted: Mon May 21, 2007 7:26 pm 
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he's mad. the XR front craps all over the standard one. oh those damn forte headlights, yuck.

I've never heard of anyone not liking the XR front or liking the forte one instead.

 

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Posted: Mon May 21, 2007 9:55 pm 
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put a BA front on it, im not 100% sure whats required for the sedans but i know u can convert a AU ute to a BA with front bar headlights grill bonnet side panels and front doors

That'd look so s**t, it wouldn't match the rear at all.


I could see that looking really good.

no, it'd look like a ba xr with a non matching rear.
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Posted: Mon May 21, 2007 9:57 pm 
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he's mad. the XR front craps all over the standard one. oh those damn forte headlights, yuck.

I've never heard of anyone not liking the XR front or liking the forte one instead.

Weren't you the one that thought AU1's look better than AU2/3?
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Posted: Mon May 21, 2007 11:06 pm 
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well atleast u cant have my xr front, a 4wd hit it tonight with a bullbar took the whole left side of the car and the left tail light and fpv gt rear spoiler, also with putting a BA front on the AU u would have to take some of those side strips from the back doors of a BA and mod it onto the AU
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Posted: Mon May 21, 2007 11:29 pm 
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mr_ratapus wrote:
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put a BA front on it, im not 100% sure whats required for the sedans but i know u can convert a AU ute to a BA with front bar headlights grill bonnet side panels and front doors

That'd look so s**t, it wouldn't match the rear at all.


I could see that looking really good. Its an expensive venture but its individual. The BA XR front end would look awesome.

VN front on a ED would look really good too! but you dont see anyone doing that now do ya!

 

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Posted: Mon May 21, 2007 11:31 pm 
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whats your point?
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Posted: Mon May 21, 2007 11:43 pm 
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Aurora 98 wrote:
he's mad. the XR front craps all over the standard one. oh those damn forte headlights, yuck.

I've never heard of anyone not liking the XR front or liking the forte one instead.


Well, I'm another one who's not a fan of the AU XR front.
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Posted: Mon May 21, 2007 11:58 pm 
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How dare you!!!!!! VN yukk...

The AU XR Front looks fukn nice especially in black... Stock lights yukk
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VN front on a ED would look really good too! but you dont see anyone doing that now do ya!

 

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Posted: Tue May 22, 2007 12:06 am 
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to change it to ba front end is more than just panels. there is a difference in the rad support panels height etc.

 

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Posted: Wed May 23, 2007 8:14 pm 
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well as far as i know its a direct swap over, i read ot somewhere just dont remember
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Posted: Thu May 24, 2007 4:23 pm 
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well as far as i know its a direct swap over, i read ot somewhere just dont remember

no it isn't. Its a big job, but doable.
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Posted: Thu May 24, 2007 11:57 pm 
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have a look on ford forums, there is an au xr ute on there that had an engine bay fire from someones dodgy wiring up of some lights. they used a ba front on that. they had to do some welding etc but it looks good. :)

 

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Posted: Fri May 25, 2007 6:13 pm 
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all he needs to do is buy a new front bar, new head lights, and grille. then your all set.

it will just go straight on with no modification work.

i know b/c im a panel beater / assemblier and this is what i do.
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Posted: Fri May 25, 2007 9:14 pm 
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In some terms I do.
The AU 2 and III front end is a slightly nicer design but an S1 XR is fukn nice alright

they have real presence on the road. Can spot one coming from miles away as they are far different from the other cars on the road.

 

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Posted: Fri May 25, 2007 9:40 pm 
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They look like a forte with round headlights and a spoiler. AU1 XR's even have the same shape bumper at the bottom as forte's.
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