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2012 Tahoe PPV: Built for Retards

Discussion in 'Cop Talk' started by nikerret, Oct 4, 2012.

  1. nikerret

    nikerret Mr. Awesome

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  2. Never heard anything like it. Did it get reported to the NHTSA?
     


  3. AggiePhil

    AggiePhil ΜΟΛΩΝ ΛΑΒΕ

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    For some reason, my Tahoe did not come with mud flaps. Any ideas as to why? Would it be worth it to put some on? The back gets absolutely filthy, especially immediately after washing it.
     
  4. CJStudent

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    I think that's just an SUV issue in general; the same thing happened with my Jeep Grand Cherokee I used to have.
     
  5. SgtScott31

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    As far as I can tell it's a police package.
     
  6. ryanm

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    Mine did not come with those either. It gets horrendously dirty immediately. I'm really glad I ordered the dust-colored Gold Mist.
     
  7. nikerret

    nikerret Mr. Awesome

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    No idea why, might have been a package, I'll pull the window sticker tonight and look.

    Putting some on would only stop the actual road debris (larger pieces ie, mud snow chunks) from making contact with the body.

    If you look at the pictures I posted, you will see there is nothing (short of reworking body panels) you can do to stop the back from getting covered in whatever you drive through and kick up.

    Another park of the problem is how much dirt gets stuck under the rear spoiler and other pieces attached to the sheet metal.
     
  8. nikerret

    nikerret Mr. Awesome

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    I doubt it, for 2013, the three options from Ford with the Police Package are:

    3.5L V6 sedan
    3.5L Ecoboost V6 sedan
    3.7L V6 utility.

    The retail versions have an Ecoboost in he Explorer, but hasn't been offered in the SUV Police Package. My guess is they will offer it around 2015, or so (after they get some more 3.7L's out there).
     
  9. AggiePhil

    AggiePhil ΜΟΛΩΝ ΛΑΒΕ

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    The vehicle I just got rid of was a 1998 Toyota Land Cruiser. Compared to the Tahoe, it had NO issues with crap kicking up onto the back glass. In fact, I very rarely had to use the rear glass wiper on that vehicle. Like Nike said, must be all about the aerodynamics.

    I do think mud flaps could help though. And if nothing else, they look cool. Here's a site that sells them. http://www.gmaccessorieszone.com/Ch...ssories/Exterior/Splash Guards - Rear Molded/. I'm thinking the correct part numbers for the black grained finish flaps will be 19212819 for the fronts and 19212821 for the rears. The set can also be found for about $100 on eBay.

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  10. I have a 2008 Silverado as a POV and the airdam removed it self the first trip I took on a dirt road :rofl:
     
  11. Reyn

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    Where is your cage? My Tahoe is a 11 or 12 can't remember. We have a cage that makes prisoner room less than a crown Vic AND they didn't put anything to block off the back section.

    The positive traction has gotten me up a hill that stopped guys in their cars. I hate the tire pressure sensor. Drives me crazy,especially when the temperature changes.

    And this is the hardest vehicle to keep clean on the outside. When it rains the running boards look like I have been mud ridin.
     
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  12. GWSHARK

    GWSHARK BITEYAHEADOFF

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    On the civilian version the lock/unlock settings can be customized.
     
  13. nikerret

    nikerret Mr. Awesome

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    Yeah, pretty cool Chevrolet decided LE needs less options than the retail, huh? (very limited DIC instead of full version).
     
  14. nikerret

    nikerret Mr. Awesome

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    Patrol here doesn't use cages. Front passenger seat, for us.
     
  15. CJStudent

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    :wow: That just boggles my mind. I guess it's just me transporting inmates so much, and seeing how they can get out of transport restraints if they want, I want that cage between me and them. I can't imagine not doing that on a fresh arrest.
     
  16. Reyn

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    Do y'all transport or call a transport unit? Half my prisoners would be banging their head on my computer.
     
  17. AggiePhil

    AggiePhil ΜΟΛΩΝ ΛΑΒΕ

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    There are plenty of agencies that don't use cages and transport in the front. Texas DPS and Oklahoma State Police are two that come to mind.
     
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  18. CJStudent

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    I know, but it just boggles my mind.
     
  19. nikerret

    nikerret Mr. Awesome

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    We are our own transport units. I've only had a few issues, we called the PD (they have cages), for one guy after a nice fight.

    Everyone else that would have been an issue during transport has gotten a ride from our EMS.

    I prefer no cage, but that's for another thread (or a search).
     
  20. lndshark

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    NOT the PNW (yet)
    Michigan State Police.