close

Privacy guaranteed - Your email is not shared with anyone.

Police Rumbler

Discussion in 'Cop Talk' started by Trigger Finger, Aug 20, 2011.

  1. Trigger Finger

    Trigger Finger

    Messages:
    2,316
    Likes Received:
    2
    Joined:
    Sep 2, 2008
    Location:
    Northern California
    Last edited: Aug 20, 2011
  2. Patchman

    Patchman Florist

    Messages:
    18,336
    Likes Received:
    4,127
    Joined:
    Jul 29, 2008
    Location:
    Land of Flora, Fauna & Merriweather

  3. MedicOni

    MedicOni

    Messages:
    2,548
    Likes Received:
    3
    Joined:
    Nov 19, 2008
    Location:
    Central NM
    Denver health paramedics have a few trucks with the Rumblers. My old service in TX was looking at them too, but the chasis we were running wouldn't support mounting them. They are attention getters for sure though, I heard/felt one first hand in Denver.

    Sent from my PC36100 using Tapatalk
     
  4. Mayhem like Me

    Mayhem like Me Semper Paratus

    Messages:
    21,824
    Likes Received:
    9,495
    Joined:
    Mar 13, 2001
    Location:
    outer rim
    We have them on all our cars...AWESOME piece of gear...
     
  5. Trigger Finger

    Trigger Finger

    Messages:
    2,316
    Likes Received:
    2
    Joined:
    Sep 2, 2008
    Location:
    Northern California
    I think it would be nice to put an amplifier on them, crank about 5 of them to max and point them at an unruly mob!!! :supergrin:
     
  6. COLOSHOOTR

    COLOSHOOTR

    Messages:
    852
    Likes Received:
    92
    Joined:
    Sep 29, 2005
    Location:
    Colorado
    We actually had one car that was a test vehicle equiped with a rumbler siren. Once activated the thing worked wonders, everyone would get out of your way! You can actually feel the sound as well as hear it. It's pretty much just two subwoofers set to a certian siren tone so has the same effect as the "boomers" that you can feel before you see as they are coming down the street. I think they were too expesive so our brass decided not to get anymore even though they were effective.

    Fast forward three years later that car no longer has it.... During a vehicle pursuit one of the speakers came out while driving and got smashed up in the road. So yes they are functional but unless the garage installed it wrong durability may be an issue.
     
    Last edited: Aug 21, 2011
  7. Ducowti

    Ducowti

    Messages:
    887
    Likes Received:
    4
    Joined:
    Jan 11, 2009
    Location:
    NY
  8. shootindave

    shootindave

    Messages:
    359
    Likes Received:
    0
    Joined:
    Feb 15, 2007
    Location:
    Missouri
    I have one. Works good.
     
  9. Patchman

    Patchman Florist

    Messages:
    18,336
    Likes Received:
    4,127
    Joined:
    Jul 29, 2008
    Location:
    Land of Flora, Fauna & Merriweather
    I've not come across one of those yet. But I've come across many cars playing salsa and merengue loud enough that they also can rattle car windows. :supergrin:
     
    Last edited: Aug 21, 2011
  10. FiremanMike

    FiremanMike Way too busy

    Messages:
    4,173
    Likes Received:
    698
    Joined:
    Jul 26, 2007
    Location:
    The interwebs
    We have it on one of the medics at my fire gig, I absolutely love it.
     
  11. ray9898

    ray9898

    Messages:
    15,076
    Likes Received:
    3,032
    Joined:
    May 29, 2001
    Location:
    Georgia
    A local agency around here has a few. They really are great.
     
  12. bccop

    bccop

    Messages:
    839
    Likes Received:
    20
    Joined:
    Apr 16, 2004
    Location:
    People's Republic of Kanuckistan
    When I first saw the title I thought we were talking about a new position to add to the Kama Sutra...

    Anything to make a police car more noticable and get other motorists out of the way sooner has my thumbs up because normal sirens and really bright LED lights don't seem to work...
     
  13. FiremanMike

    FiremanMike Way too busy

    Messages:
    4,173
    Likes Received:
    698
    Joined:
    Jul 26, 2007
    Location:
    The interwebs
    On a side note, the rumbler (at least ours) matches the siren setting.. Rumbler + Phaser = badass
     
  14. GearGuru

    GearGuru

    Messages:
    195
    Likes Received:
    0
    Joined:
    Nov 19, 2005
    Location:
    Metro Atlanta GA
    Durability has been good with them, we have about 100 installed with few issues. They do clear daytime traffic well in congested areas.
     
  15. ryanm

    ryanm

    Messages:
    1,547
    Likes Received:
    3
    Joined:
    Aug 1, 2003
    Location:
    Central Arkansas
    The rumbler puts out a lower version of whatever tone is being produced by the siren. It is actually wired into the siren outputs of the existing siren.

    :supergrin: