Sovietjet From Bulgaria, joined Mar 2003, 2599 posts, RR: 17 Posted (10 years 8 months 14 hours ago) and read 1061 times:
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.
Jwenting From Netherlands, joined Apr 2001, 10213 posts, RR: 18
Reply 1, posted (10 years 8 months 14 hours ago) and read 1048 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).
Klaus From Germany, joined Jul 2001, 21442 posts, RR: 54
Reply 4, posted (10 years 8 months 13 hours ago) and read 1031 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?"
Cancidas From Poland, joined Jul 2003, 4112 posts, RR: 11
Reply 14, posted (10 years 7 months 4 weeks 1 day 14 hours ago) and read 936 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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T prop From United States of America, joined Apr 2001, 1028 posts, RR: 1
Reply 15, posted (10 years 7 months 4 weeks 1 day 2 hours ago) and read 893 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.