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 Post subject: BF XR Vs Falcon
Posted: Sun Feb 22, 2009 2:58 pm 
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just curious if the bf xr's actually sit lower than falcons/fairmonts or is it just in the bodykit ?
is the suspension stiffer ? apart from the wheels i wanted to know what was actually different, as the most other mechanicals are mostly the same (ie engine n box)

 

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 Post subject: Re: BF XR Vs Falcon
Posted: Mon Feb 23, 2009 12:44 am 
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suspension is slightly lower, however BF falcons were availible with the "euro sports pack" which consisted of 17" alloys, XR-spec suspension and ZF 6 speed auto. Also BFII Fairmont Ghias had sports luxury suspension which sat at about the same height as XR's
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 Post subject: Re: BF XR Vs Falcon
Posted: Mon Feb 23, 2009 7:45 am 
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They may have different diff ratio too but not 100% and the obvoius XR branding inside the car, sports seats,blue cluster etc.

 

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 Post subject: Re: BF XR Vs Falcon
Posted: Mon Feb 23, 2009 7:09 pm 
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yer as far as i know, the bodykit, rims, diff ratio, trim details and cluster are all i can figure out..
have read on one site that they sit 20 mm lower but i've also read on another site that the roof height is the same just ground clearance is 15mm lower, which means it's in the bodykit, which is fairly obvious.
lucky enough to catch by chance, a bfII mont ghia next to a ba xr6 and the rim - guard clearance looked pretty much the same as did the roof height. but thta was a ghia.... i'm unfamial with the xr stragegies post a series....

 

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 Post subject: Re: BF XR Vs Falcon
Posted: Tue Feb 24, 2009 8:40 am 
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The police car xr6T,s are lower again. My mate has a BFII turbo ex cop and it sits lower than my BA turbo and makes it look mean.

 

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 Post subject: Re: BF XR Vs Falcon
Posted: Tue Feb 24, 2009 5:04 pm 
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Also BFII Fairmont Ghias had sports luxury suspension which sat at about the same height as XR's

I think all BA and BF Fairmont Ghias got a "sports luxury" suspension package which was unique to them.
They seem to sit low on their 17 inch alloys but the ride is slightly softer than XR, in keeping with the (now gone) Fairmont Ghia brand.
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Posted: Tue Feb 24, 2009 5:25 pm 
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can't really find any reliable specifications yet, good info here though.never been a big fan of b series till i bought one lol. just want to refine it a bit in a factory way.

 

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Posted: Fri Feb 27, 2009 10:35 pm 
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answer is about an inch lower than factory and a bit stiffer. doesn't handle like a waterbed anymore yay.

 

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