Sovietjet From Bulgaria, joined Mar 2003, 2616 posts, RR: 17 Posted (10 years 10 months 1 day 22 hours ago) and read 1090 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: 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).
Klaus 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?"
Cancidas 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.
"...cannot the kingdom of salvation take me home."
T 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.