sovietjet
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Police Interceptor Engine

Sun Dec 28, 2003 3:35 am

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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RE: Police Interceptor Engine

Sun Dec 28, 2003 3:41 am

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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RE: Police Interceptor Engine

Sun Dec 28, 2003 3:57 am

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

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    Illini_152
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    RE: Police Interceptor Engine

    Sun Dec 28, 2003 4:10 am

    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.

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    RE: Police Interceptor Engine

    Sun Dec 28, 2003 4:17 am

    "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
     
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    RE: Police Interceptor Engine

    Sun Dec 28, 2003 4:19 am

    Damn!!!  Smokin cool
     
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    RE: Police Interceptor Engine

    Sun Dec 28, 2003 4:21 am

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

    Sun Dec 28, 2003 4:23 am

    it was inevitable... Somebody just had to do it. Big grin
     
    sovietjet
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    RE: Police Interceptor Engine

    Sun Dec 28, 2003 3:07 pm

    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?
     
    174thfwff
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    RE: Police Interceptor Engine

    Sun Dec 28, 2003 3:26 pm

    Sovietjet...

    Correct, it's the LT1 engine.

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    garnetpalmetto
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    RE: Police Interceptor Engine

    Sun Dec 28, 2003 3:57 pm

    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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    RE: Police Interceptor Engine

    Sun Dec 28, 2003 4:42 pm

    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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    Ralgha
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    RE: Police Interceptor Engine

    Sun Dec 28, 2003 5:02 pm

    Fix the cigarette lighter.
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    174thfwff
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    RE: Police Interceptor Engine

    Mon Dec 29, 2003 2:05 am

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

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    RE: Police Interceptor Engine

    Mon Dec 29, 2003 3:14 am

    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
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    RE: Police Interceptor Engine

    Mon Dec 29, 2003 3:26 pm

    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.

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    RE: Police Interceptor Engine

    Mon Dec 29, 2003 6:43 pm

    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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