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F6 Typhoon QLD police cars

Postby vicpol » Tue Jan 23, 2007 2:03 am

Is it true these cars are tuned at 290-295 rwkw? they look tuff qld has 12 of these cars in red.
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Postby Car RAMROD » Tue Jan 23, 2007 3:33 pm

Common sense says...:


No.
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Postby Wolverine » Wed Jan 24, 2007 12:33 pm

Standard Factory model from FPV has 270 kW.
http://www.fpv.com.au/media/19390/fpv%20f6%20specifications.pdf
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Postby rgg066 » Wed Jan 24, 2007 8:17 pm

It sounds like somebody is already attempting to create another Police Vehicle urban myth. They are a Typhoon fitted out and nothing else.
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Postby rgg066 » Sat Feb 17, 2007 11:13 pm

According to a few guys I spoke to quite recently who drive one of them, they aren't very good either. "Better than the XR8, but are lousy on change of direction. It's nice to finally drive a Ford with decent brakes though. Build quality is typical poor quality Ford."
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Postby vicpol » Sat Feb 24, 2007 2:04 am

Yeah they have the crappy shockers, maybe with all the gear not good at changing direction. THere meant to Run a 12.7 1/4 factory stock from what my cuzin and my friend have ran at calder park first week they bought there cars.
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Postby rgg066 » Thu Mar 08, 2007 9:46 pm

Shockers aren't the problem. The F6 shocks are a lot better than fitted to the regular Falcon and the tyre/rim package as fitted to the F6 actually improves handling in comparrison to an XR8, whilst also delivering a harder "seat of the pants" ride. It's the underlying dynamics and geometry with the Falcon that are the problem.

Change of direction handling is affected by things like the front sway bar diameter & mounting points, front/rear weight distribution ratio, tyre/rim package, chassis rigidity, track width, engine weight, engine placement and its' centre of gravity in relation to the front suspension mounting points and a whole lot more.

Shocks are only a small factor and in the case of the F6 are of even less significance than in the case of a standard Falcon.

Not a real lot of gear on board either really . Certainly not enough to make a discernable difference to handling over a non police car version.

The XR8 also suffers from the same lousy handling issues, only worse, so it appears the lighter engine weight of the F6 helps, but doesn't fix the problem entirely.
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Postby ef boy » Sat May 19, 2007 1:17 am

has any one got any photos of a police one as yet i wise vic would get some
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