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Old 03-11-2005, 03:42 PM   #1
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hehe well today at work i got to drive my first cop car (legally), had to goto up to Head Quarters and pick up a decoy car!! on the way back people stayed behind me it was funny! couple brave souls got next to me and notice the "Out of service, Maintance Dept."
and once they saw that, they took off and started speedin :( damn lights and siern dont work...they disconnected them!!! bastards!! i wanted to pull people over!!
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what sorta job do you have?
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What type of car was it? Crown Vics are dog slow. All departments should drive the Impalas with the 3800 Series 2 with the 3.33 gearing. I read a patrol car spec book one time. The 2003 Crown Vic turned a 16.4 @ 82mph and the Impala turned a 15.8 @ 87mph in the quarter. The Impala is the much better choice for those car chases. Now if only they would use the new SS'* with the 3800 Series 2 supercharged.
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Most departments dont worry about how fast cars can go. Just remember, you maybe able to outrun the cop car, but you cannot outrun the radio or the helicopter.
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So true. But some people are idiots and still try.
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Most departments dont worry about how fast cars can go. Just remember, you maybe able to outrun the cop car, but you cannot outrun the radio or the helicopter.
True, plus the Crown Vic is more of an agressive car and can slam that sucker into trees and other cars and not worry about them not starting back up. Plus its great for transporting prisoners, and the V8 is a nice option to have.
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What type of car was it? Crown Vics are dog slow. All departments should drive the Impalas with the 3800 Series 2 with the 3.33 gearing. I read a patrol car spec book one time. The 2003 Crown Vic turned a 16.4 @ 82mph and the Impala turned a 15.8 @ 87mph in the quarter. The Impala is the much better choice for those car chases. Now if only they would use the new SS'* with the 3800 Series 2 supercharged.
Nah. I know some departments have gone to the Impalas, then went back-others watched and never bothered to make the change. Crown Vics are bigger all around and that has many advantages-especially with trunk space and safety. Plus, the Imps are front wheel aren't they? or do they make a rear wheel police version?
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Police Package Impys are Front. All the cars we used at FLETC[Federal Law Enforcement Training Center] wer Crowns, Camaros, and one vette[chase car]. RWDs have more weight to push a vehicle off the road and plus when doing a pit manuver, you run the risk of throw the drivetrain into **** for a FWD vehicle by erratic turns or very hard turns that are required to "pit" a vehicle.
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I personally just think it'* funny when "civilians" say what crap the Police Crown Vics are. I got a feeling, since the car is now thier main tool, if the Vics were such crap they'd quit using them.

You may or may not like them, but Cops ain't stupid. And they have a seriously powerful union. If they wanted better cars, they'd have 'em....
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Plus today police cars don't have to rely on big horsepower. They just need a big rugged car to do the job. Although it'* sweet to see the Impalas and Camaros and such on patrol.
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