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Posted: Fri Feb 10, 2006 2:32 pm 
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before i get flamed im not about to try it myself, but has anyone given any thought to using territory running gear under a BA? it must all at least come close to bolting up, because the early AWD prototypes were BA bodies, admittidly sitting a bit higher then standard, but it must all at least be possible... It'd be a good system to have under something like an RTV ute combined with the locking rear diff and DSC as well...
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Posted: Fri Feb 10, 2006 3:15 pm 
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i remeber reading somewhere that a limited amount of XD's came out with all wheel drive but never seen any more

 

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Posted: Fri Feb 10, 2006 3:59 pm 
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As you say, Ford did with the Territory Prototypes so it would have to be possible. Don't know if the cost would make it worth it though.

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Posted: Fri Feb 10, 2006 4:31 pm 
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Seeing the looks on peoples faces as you pull a 4 wheel smoke show would help ease that financial pain though :)

 

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Posted: Fri Feb 10, 2006 4:36 pm 
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yeh id expect the uprights and stuff all mount up the same.. u'd be looking at territory subframe, sump, uprights and control arms plus diff driveshafts, and front tailshaft
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Posted: Fri Feb 10, 2006 10:34 pm 
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i was actually thinking about it the other day.. might help with throwing it though corners at higher speeds to?

 

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Posted: Fri Feb 10, 2006 10:59 pm 
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i'm sure ford said they couldn't get the ride hight low enough with the system used in the territory..

in an RTV ute it could be good thing though

 

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Posted: Fri Feb 10, 2006 11:12 pm 
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i believe they made a few xr6tubro awd test models for evaluation purposes but didnt get the go ahead from the boss's!

 

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Posted: Sat Feb 11, 2006 1:49 am 
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i believe they made a few xr6tubro awd test models for evaluation purposes but didnt get the go ahead from the boss's!


f**k typical ford!

a few AWD GTP's would be the goer to compete with the 4wd munro


as for awd into ba... lots of work as the territory runs differnt style steering up front ( i think the tie rods are at the front of wheel?? )
and also have heard that the box wont fit under the falcon body..??

 

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Posted: Sat Feb 11, 2006 7:51 pm 
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well u would need alot of guard pumping, as the track is wider on accu-trak but IMO, i'd just buy a GTR Skyline, and as for the HSV Coupe4, those things are rotting in dealerships - why pay more for less performance and power?
thats just me tho

 

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Posted: Sat Feb 11, 2006 7:56 pm 
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without being rude have u driven an AWD car with a bit of grunt? totally differnet car to drive in a good way
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Posted: Sat Feb 11, 2006 8:28 pm 
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Drove the first of the CC Lancers, what a beast, used to s**t all over the XR8 she had to. A real sleeper it was. No turbo stickers or anything on it.
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Posted: Sat Feb 11, 2006 8:46 pm 
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yeh.. my first recent experiance with AWD was driving a mates brand new liberty home from port macquarie the other night. ive never felt more confidant throwing a car into a corner... best way i can describe it is that cornering in it felt like a rollercoaster when u were having a go. It was quick, but the car stayed exactly where it was meant to no matter how much throttle input it had
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Posted: Sat Feb 11, 2006 10:47 pm 
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Drove the first of the CC Lancers, what a beast, used to s**t all over the XR8 she had to. A real sleeper it was. No turbo stickers or anything on it.


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ok time to rock ya boat !
i have had some mesuring done and i can shoe-horn the terratory running gear into an e-series , floor mods for box/transfer , 2 brackets to weld into rear for AU irs , and relocating the x-member mounts to suit the BA/Terratory motor , alot of work but the payoff is worth it . As this is all on paper and mostly just some there work , i have played around with the Terratory so im still learning the structual design of it :P

 

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