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 Post subject: Statesman V8 VS Fairlane V8
Posted: Sat Mar 14, 2009 8:47 pm 
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Im interested in some general comments regarding Statesman V8 (1990-1995) and Fairlane V8 (1992-1995).. Some pros and cons of both..

Who has the...

1. Better straight line performance
2. more space
3. Better style
4. Creature comforts

 

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 Post subject: Re: Statesman V8 VS Fairlane V8
Posted: Sat Mar 14, 2009 8:55 pm 
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xr6turnip wrote:
Im interested in some general comments regarding Statesman V8 (1990-1995) and Fairlane V8 (1992-1995).. Some pros and cons of both..

Who has the...

1. Better straight line performance
2. more space
3. Better style
4. Creature comforts


1. Statesman
2. Fairlane
3. Statesman
4. Both are same i suppose

Late Fairlane NF would be fairlane 1 2 3 4.

 

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 Post subject: Re: Statesman V8 VS Fairlane V8
Posted: Sat Mar 14, 2009 9:18 pm 
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That's easy :mrgreen:
The mighty NC wins hands down in all classes :P
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 Post subject: Re: Statesman V8 VS Fairlane V8
Posted: Sat Mar 14, 2009 9:47 pm 
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Dunno about the statesman in the styling department, but everything else is there.

Straightline performance, the 5L commodore motor has it wrapped up, as much as i hate to admit it. Same goes for aftermarket gear too.

 

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 Post subject: Re: Statesman V8 VS Fairlane V8
Posted: Sat Mar 14, 2009 10:04 pm 
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Dunno about the statesman in the styling department, but everything else is there.

Straightline performance, the 5L commodore motor has it wrapped up, as much as i hate to admit it. Same goes for aftermarket gear too.


bugger all difference in performance stock...both had 165kw..
weight is pretty much the same...

statesmans make me vommit styling and interior wise....fairlane/LTD are way classier IMO..u could get an NF NL very cheaply these days

u can pretty much buy anything u want for the small block fords aftermarket support is massive

 

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 Post subject: Re: Statesman V8 VS Fairlane V8
Posted: Sat Mar 14, 2009 11:42 pm 
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Straight line performance Fairlane - good esp with 3.45's or more / Statesman - who cares
More space - Fairlane - Excellent / Statesman - Who Cares
Better Style - Fairlane - Beautiful and sleek / Statesman - WHO CARES
Creature Comfort - Fairlane need I say? / Statesman - WHO F***ING CARES!!!!!!!!!!!

Sorry did I seem too bias? - who cares - I HATE BRAND "H" CARS!!!!!

 

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 Post subject: Re: Statesman V8 VS Fairlane V8
Posted: Sun Mar 15, 2009 12:00 am 
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u can pretty much buy anything u want for the small block fords aftermarket support is massive

Yeah that is another good thing about Fairlanes equipped with the 5.0 donk, lots of aftermarket parts for the v8 engine as they are pretty common in the states, stroker kits, intake manifolds, camshafts, you name it, there will be a performance part for it lol

 

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 Post subject: Re: Statesman V8 VS Fairlane V8
Posted: Sun Mar 15, 2009 7:42 am 
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1. IN the stock form, holden
2. Fairlane
3. thats up to the individual i spose, but im not a fan of a square looking ford barge, at least the holdens are rounded a bit.
4. fairlane, but only by a touch.

the NF/NL would be my pick over them both, IMo it is the better option. And as for aftgermarket accessories, there are s**t out there for both. just a matter of looking in the right places.

 

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 Post subject: Re: Statesman V8 VS Fairlane V8
Posted: Sun Mar 15, 2009 4:57 pm 
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ive got an old Motor magazine..

165kw Fairlane NC 0-100km/h in 8.07s and 15.74 0-400m

165kw statesman 0-100 km/h in 8.15 and 15.84 0-400m

test was in 1992..

So isnt straight line performance in stock cars equal...

Maybe later model fairlanes and statesmans became heavier and as a result slower in these times??

 

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 Post subject: Re: Statesman V8 VS Fairlane V8
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gogetta wrote:
bugger all difference in performance stock...both had 165kw..
weight is pretty much the same...


xr6turnip wrote:
ive got an old Motor magazine..

165kw Fairlane NC 0-100km/h in 8.07s and 15.74 0-400m

165kw statesman 0-100 km/h in 8.15 and 15.84 0-400m

test was in 1992..

So isnt straight line performance in stock cars equal...

Maybe later model fairlanes and statesmans became heavier and as a result slower in these times??


I was gunna dig up an old magazine to prove it but why argue with them...
when they "know" the holdens faster

 

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 Post subject: Re: Statesman V8 VS Fairlane V8
Posted: Sun Mar 15, 2009 10:28 pm 
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That's easy :mrgreen:
The mighty NC wins hands down in all classes :P
"Have you driven a ford lately"
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I agree I reckon the NC is the best looking late model fairlane!
And it's so easy to just drop a 393+ cubes of windsor into them :D
Statesmans are the fugliest worst made piles of s**t ever!
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 Post subject: Re: Statesman V8 VS Fairlane V8
Posted: Mon Mar 16, 2009 12:30 pm 
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In terms of build quality, look out for either on the road. The statesmen's I've seen look like they're falling apart with faded paint.

 

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 Post subject: Re: Statesman V8 VS Fairlane V8
Posted: Mon Mar 16, 2009 4:41 pm 
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Hmm, my old VR V8 Statesman had all sorts of problems:
1) loved chewing fan belts. Eat one belt, the motor will eat the other two.
2) loved squealing fanbelts, another favourite.
3) IRS was like a datto 180B.
4) the air-con evaporator died = whole dash and heater box out
5) overheating. This is an Australian V8 supposed to be built for Australian conditions.

BUT:

1) felt like it went hard probably because of the healthy gearing.


Hmm, thats it.

 

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 Post subject: Re: Statesman V8 VS Fairlane V8
Posted: Tue Mar 17, 2009 8:20 pm 
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The statesman's are heinous, they look terrible i mean seriously terrible. I find them almost Japanese Toyota Celsior terrible. Mate, The LTD's look great, have so much room you could host a party in it, and they scream classy. About the only thing i would admit to, is i would love some GT40p's on it. Engine has pretty good stocko performance though, i dragged off a mates black top trueno, and i had a full car load. No s**t. this is before any mods by the way.

It's kind of like driving your leather lounge suite, but faster, much faster...oh and cooler

 

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 Post subject: Re: Statesman V8 VS Fairlane V8
Posted: Tue Mar 17, 2009 8:28 pm 
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Mate, The LTD's look great, have so much room you could host a party in it, and they scream classy. About the only thing i would admit to, is i would love some GT40p's on it. Engine has pretty good stocko performance though, i dragged off a mates black top trueno, and i had a full car load. No s**t. this is before any mods by the way.

Mate thats pretty respectable dragging off a Trueno, those things go pretty hard cause they're lightweight and all, quick to 60 but after that i reckon the LTD would eat it up :mrgreen:. Good work!!

 

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