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Posted: Thu May 24, 2007 12:11 pm 
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Hey boys ive got my eye out for an early falcon, most likly an XT and was looking at modernising the handling. Anybody converted there car with RRS's powersteering rack and coilover front end? I was also looking at the 3-link rear they have got going. Also if anybody has 'em, how do the 297mm/2-pots go at pulling up the old girl.

any firsthand expreience of there products would be awsesom
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Posted: Thu May 24, 2007 9:41 pm 
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i entertained the thought on doing it to my xy but the cost and the fact that im not useing my car on a street circuit race track could not justify the hassle and the cash but have spoken to people that have done it and they raved about it but me personally didnt feel the differance in the car was worth the cost once i had been for a drive ...

i opted for fully adjustable koni shocks front and back and a set of caltracs on the rear.. saved thousands and handels

 

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Posted: Fri May 25, 2007 12:45 pm 
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Yeah that would make sence, it was roughly $15000 for my dream package, I felt that was a bit much.

BTW i was born in parabadoo
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Posted: Fri May 25, 2007 3:22 pm 
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My xt handles just great with king springs and pedders shocks,new rubbers and no p/s . I drove it across OZ and it was just as good as my BAXR8 . Like what 409 said to many $$$$ as i was looking at it for our mustang.

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Posted: Mon Jun 04, 2007 1:50 am 
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I look at it as why would you want to buy expensive but cheaper to manufacture (that is why they were originally designed) McPherson struts, which is inferior in many ways.

If you were serious about changing the suspension because of tower clearance, that I could understand that, and if you were serious about handling why not adapt a E series or AU/BA front suspension, there is also kits in the USA that basically does that for Mustangs etc, they wouldn't be to hard to adapt to our Falcons.

I like the RRS rack with long tie rods, well in theory anyway (never had anything to do with them) and don't know about the 3 link, seems weird, wouldn't it pull or push the diff housing at the top with suspension travel because of the massive difference in control arm length?

 

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Posted: Tue Jul 03, 2007 4:51 pm 
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Hi, yeh I saw their ads and a few things put me off - first, I asked them for the free catalog and I said I has a 73 falcon hardtop (this is to a Western Aust based company) - they sent back pricelists and whatever for a mustang, and said basically whats a 73 hardtop? is that a mustang? And I'm thinking Jeez, if you're in Aust and you've never heard of a falcon hardtop, not sure if I want to trust your products....

Second is that 3 link with watts link - have a good look at the pics, the middle arm doesn't connect to the diff at all, just to some steel set up in a triangle BEHIND the diff, so it doesn't articulate with the diff at all - compare that to an XE/F where the arm connects to the diff. Why? was it too hard to connect to diff? Is the geometry OK like this? I don't know, and I'm maybe wrong, but it just didn't look right. 3rdly, costs are obscene....

 

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Posted: Tue Jul 17, 2007 12:52 pm 
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The 3 link does in fact locate the diff, b attaching to the chasis, via the top section that bolts to the floor pan, and then attaching to the lower arms mounting point.

So instead of the XF having 2 attachment points on the chasis and one on the diff, this has 2 on the diff(or diff mounts), and one on the chasis.

So it works exactly the same.

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