Submitted 09 - 05 - 2004
Dane's AU2 Forte:
If all AU Forte's had looked this good, everybody would be driving one!
Produced in 2000, this is one AU2 that doesn't get under-appreciated! Purchased brand new, Dane & his wife spotted it sitting on the dealer's lot wheels and rear spoiler already in place. "We where looking at getting an AU in Galaxy, when we saw a standerd AUII in Monsoon and hated the colour - it was way too dark! But after a week we went back to our Ford dealer and there it was - Monsoon Blue and all - it already had the alloys and rear wing on it!" That's all it took to change Dane's mind and together they haven't looked back since...
|Wearing 17x8 CSA Gladiators right from the very
start, it took Dane a year to grow tired of the 4wd stance finally
lowering the whole show 2" with dramatic improvements in both looks
and handling! Next came the 2.5" ESA mandrel-bent system with
extra resonator fitted to keep it nice and quiet - giving a "nice,
low rumble without the cabin drone" - something Dane was extremely
keen to avoid.
Below: riding high - before lowering.
|According to Dane there are still a few things to
go before his ride is finished, and by the time this article hits the
website the windows should have been tinted and a cold air intake - including custom filter set
up and intake ducting to the throttle body - fitted. With a body kit
and air-brushed business logo on the side to come some time in the near
future, we look forward to seeing updates as they come to hand! With
a business name such "ARMAGEDDON" who knows what the future
Below: a classic Townsville landscape backing a classic Ford shape to finish us off - but fortunately not Dane! With more to come, watch this space!
Info By Doug Bevan, site by Andrew Robilliard & Anthony Robinson
Copyright © 2004 by Doug & Any . All rights reserved.
Revised: 08 Jun 2004 .