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#1 Old 05-31-2005, 04:46 PM
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Police Pursuit Chargers?


Dodge Charger pursues high-speed police market; vehicle production advantages touted
RICK KRANZ | Automotive News
Posted Date: 5/26/05


Dodge says it can fill orders for 2006 Charger police cars quickly because the vehicles can be built one at a time rather than in batches.

Depending on price, that assembly method could give Dodge a sales edge. Production begins in the fourth quarter.

"We won't build the cars in batch form," said Craig Love, vice president of Chrysler's rear-wheel-drive product team. That's because police versions will not differ significantly from upscale Chargers.

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#2 Old 08-11-2005, 06:07 AM
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Well August is when the police cars are to start production.

here's the new Charger squad brouchure from Fleet; scroll down to the last 2 pics and click on each. There is an enlarge feature below (says something like download orignal picture)

public.fotki.com/copcardo...ure/dodge/

Here's a pre-production Charger squad in Maryland:

www.copcar.com/month.htm

It will be nice to see the new dog-dish

So the column shifter will have AutoStick toggle control and I bet it will be UP and DOWN in the direction I'm used to like my 94 Impala SS and 75 and 78 Dodge B-bodies (not to mention my poor 78 Malibu which was destroyed in 1998). I wonder how tough it will be to adapt this system to an R/T or SRT8 becuase I like the UP DOWN instead ofLEFT RIGHT.

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Re: Police Pursuit Chargers?

Becuase those threads are the ones that are in the center when you pull up the main page, only Admins can start those.
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#4 Old 08-11-2005, 04:34 PM
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I did not no this. So I can start a new thread in GENERAL DISCUSSION but not DODGE CHARGER NEWS. I guess I thought since August police build was news I would put it there.

I could have sworn I used to be able to start threads in the NEWS section or was that back in 2004/2003.
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Or point the link out specifically to an admin and ask them to do it.
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#6 Old 09-12-2005, 12:38 AM
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Re: Police Pursuit Chargers?

Department of Public Safety (DPS), Texas, is in receipt of or already has twenty Charger units for testing purposes. Don't exactly know how they're equipped. Daytona owners beware.
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These Chargers may see their first severe duty applications in Hurricane Rita operations.
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#8 Old 09-23-2005, 10:47 PM
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I have heard that over 10,000 orders for the Dodge Charger AHB Pursuits/Interceptors have been received. Michigan State Police should be done with their tests and next month the Los Angeles Police Dept/ Los Angeles County Sheriff and the California Highway Patrol will be testing these cars soon. Will not be surprised that the CHP will pick the Dodge Charger Hemi AHB Interceptors over the Ford Crown Victoria for their new battlecruisers. I highly suspect that the Charger AHB HEMI will be the fastest four door sedan ever built, passing the 1969 Dodge Polara A38 Interceptor with a 440 Magnum 4bbl 375 hp 480 ft pds of torque that did 147 mph in the Chrysler Proving Grounds in Chelsea Michigan. (yes, that 4700lb squad with disc/drum brakes and aerodynamics of a cinder block!)
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#9 Old 09-23-2005, 11:25 PM
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Let me clarify my statement above: AHB is a police package code used for years in the Chrysler camp now. A38 is the old code for police package before 1981. Dodge Charger Pursuit is the 3.5 liter V6 with 250 hp - 250 ft pds of torque. Dodge Charger Interceptor is the HEMI 5.7 liter with 350 hp 390 ft pds of torque. Unlike the Ford Crown Victoria Police Interceptor that is chipped no higher that 130mph, the Charger AHB should hit 150 plus.
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#10 Old 09-23-2005, 11:46 PM
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Oh by the way, don't be surprised that some of the troopers/police officers driving the Crown Victorias/ Impalas have a bumper sticker saying "MY NEXT POLICE CAR IS GONNA HAVE A HEMI!"
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