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User currently offlineSovietjet From Bulgaria, joined Mar 2003, 2616 posts, RR: 17
Posted (10 years 10 months 1 day 22 hours ago) and read 1090 times:
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I have a 97 Crown Victoria ex police car. I've heard from several friends of mine that the engine on it isn't the base 195hp engine and that it's modified and more powerful. Is that true? Pulls pretty fast I guess but I never timed a 0-60 on it.

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User currently offlineJwenting From Netherlands, joined Apr 2001, 10213 posts, RR: 19
Reply 1, posted (10 years 10 months 1 day 22 hours ago) and read 1077 times:

Most police vehicles will have tuned engines, especially those used for traffic duty.

An ex-colleague was earlier this year stopped by a Seat Leon (which is about the size of a VW Golf) and when talking to the cops they told him it had 250hp under the bonnet (instead of about 100 for the production vehicle).



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User currently offline174thfwff From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 2, posted (10 years 10 months 1 day 21 hours ago) and read 1069 times:

They have...

  • Heavy Duty Alternator

  • 3.27:1 Axle ratio with non-locker differential

  • Heavy duty battery

  • heavy duty drive shaft

  • 4.6L V8 with 235hp @4750 RPM and 275 ft/lbs @ 4000 RPM

  • heavy duty steering gear with oil cooler with out speed sensitive assist

  • heavy duty front and rear springs, shock absorbers and stabilizer bars

  • transmission oil cooler



  • User currently offlineIllini_152 From United States of America, joined Jan 2001, 1000 posts, RR: 2
    Reply 3, posted (10 years 10 months 1 day 21 hours ago) and read 1064 times:

    It's got a cop motor, a 440 cubic inch plant, it's got cop tires, cop suspensions, cop shocks. It's a model made before catalytic converters so it'll run good on regular gas.

    couldn't resist...

    --
    Mike



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    User currently offlineKlaus From Germany, joined Jul 2001, 21486 posts, RR: 53
    Reply 4, posted (10 years 10 months 1 day 21 hours ago) and read 1060 times:

    "It's got a cop motor: a 440 cubic inch plant. It's got cop tires, cop suspensions, cop shocks. It's a model made before catalytic converters so it'll run good on regular gas. What do you say, is this the new Bluesmobile, or what?"  Big thumbs up

    User currently offlineKlaus From Germany, joined Jul 2001, 21486 posts, RR: 53
    Reply 5, posted (10 years 10 months 1 day 21 hours ago) and read 1059 times:

    Damn!!!  Smokin cool

    User currently offlineIllini_152 From United States of America, joined Jan 2001, 1000 posts, RR: 2
    Reply 6, posted (10 years 10 months 1 day 21 hours ago) and read 1058 times:

    haha, sorry about that, glad to know I wasn't the only one that thought if that movie immediatly!


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    User currently offlineKlaus From Germany, joined Jul 2001, 21486 posts, RR: 53
    Reply 7, posted (10 years 10 months 1 day 21 hours ago) and read 1056 times:

    it was inevitable... Somebody just had to do it. Big grin

    User currently offlineSovietjet From Bulgaria, joined Mar 2003, 2616 posts, RR: 17
    Reply 8, posted (10 years 10 months 1 day 10 hours ago) and read 1012 times:
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    My friend told me crown vic engines were souped up i guess he was right. He said the police chevy caprice had a corvette engine. Is that also true?

    User currently offline174thfwff From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
    Reply 9, posted (10 years 10 months 1 day 10 hours ago) and read 1005 times:

    Sovietjet...

    Correct, it's the LT1 engine.

    -174th


    User currently offlineGarnetpalmetto From United States of America, joined Oct 2003, 5404 posts, RR: 53
    Reply 10, posted (10 years 10 months 1 day 9 hours ago) and read 996 times:

    Wonder if the SC Highway Patrol tinkers with their Camaros any...talk about incentive to try to not outrun a cop. I've seen more speeders pulled over by unmarked Camaros than anything down here.


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    User currently offlineL-188 From United States of America, joined Jul 1999, 29802 posts, RR: 58
    Reply 11, posted (10 years 10 months 1 day 9 hours ago) and read 990 times:

    It's got a cop motor, a 440 cubic inch plant, it's got cop tires, cop suspensions, cop shocks. It's a model made before catalytic converters so it'll run good on regular gas.

    One of the classic lines of all time.


    So is it the new blues mobile or what?



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    User currently offlineRalgha From United States of America, joined Nov 1999, 1614 posts, RR: 6
    Reply 12, posted (10 years 10 months 1 day 8 hours ago) and read 990 times:

    Fix the cigarette lighter.


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    User currently offline174thfwff From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
    Reply 13, posted (10 years 10 months 23 hours ago) and read 973 times:

    No, you can outrun the Camaros of the CHP...however you're never going to be able to outrun this...



    User currently offlineCancidas From Poland, joined Jul 2003, 4112 posts, RR: 11
    Reply 14, posted (10 years 10 months 22 hours ago) and read 965 times:

    yes they tinker with the engine and transmision and all that. actually the transmission is a different one from the regular base models of the cars. if it ever goes on you you're in for a very expensive bill. shops are not supposed to repair them. you'll have to replace it completely.


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    User currently offlineT prop From United States of America, joined Apr 2001, 1029 posts, RR: 1
    Reply 15, posted (10 years 10 months 10 hours ago) and read 922 times:

    yes they tinker with the engine and transmission and all that. actually the transmission is a different one from the regular base models of the cars. if it ever goes on you you're in for a very expensive bill. shops are not supposed to repair them. you'll have to replace it completely.

    The transmissions are the same as what's in civillian models. Only difference is the valve body calibration, servos and clutch packs. The police versions are set up obviously for heavy duty use, they come that way from the factory, no tinkering required. Any transmission shop can and will rebuild a cop car transmission and the price, although expensive, would be no different from one out of a civillian car with the same trans.

    T prop.


    User currently offlineL-188 From United States of America, joined Jul 1999, 29802 posts, RR: 58
    Reply 16, posted (10 years 10 months 7 hours ago) and read 916 times:

    No, you can outrun the Camaros of the CHP...however you're never going to be able to outrun this...


    Yeah.

    They have SCMODS

    SCMODS?

    State County Municipal Offender Data System



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