PDA

View Full Version : 2006 Dodge Charger/Magnum Police Vehicles


Charger
03-24-2005, 07:42 PM
Damn, I want to get pulled over just to see this bad boy. Look out crown vic<br> <IMG SRC="http://wwwsg.daimlerchrysler.com/GMS/CONTENT/IMAGES/861707dc800db__mid.jpg" BORDER="0"> <br> <IMG SRC="http://wwwsg.daimlerchrysler.com/GMS/CONTENT/IMAGES/861687dc0624ap__mid.jpg" BORDER="0"> <br> <IMG SRC="http://wwwsg.daimlerchrysler.com/GMS/CONTENT/IMAGES/858773magnumpolicehighres__mid.jpg" BORDER="0"> <br> <IMG SRC="http://wwwsg.daimlerchrysler.com/GMS/CONTENT/IMAGES/858762grouppolicehighres__mid.jpg" BORDER="0"> <br> <IMG SRC="http://wwwsg.daimlerchrysler.com/GMS/CONTENT/IMAGES/858753chargerpolicehighres__mid.jpg" BORDER="0"> <br>source: DCX<br>

Charger
03-24-2005, 07:42 PM
<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote &raquo;</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote"> <br>Dodge in Hot Pursuit of Police Car Market with HEMI-powered 2006 Dodge Charger<p> * Dodge puts 340 horses under good guys' hoods<br> * Dodge Charger joins Dodge Magnum to make modern muscle available for street patrol<br> * Superior rear-wheel-drive performance and handling characteristics designed to perform and protect<p>Auburn Hills, Mich., Mar 24, 2005 - Dodge charges into the police car market this fall with the all-new 2006 Dodge Charger police vehicle, offering law enforcement agencies a four-door sedan with all the power, handling and functionality they require to effectively patrol the streets. <p>"With rear-wheel drive and available HEMI power at the pavement, the Dodge Charger provides optimum police car pursuit performance," said Darryl Jackson, Vice President  Dodge Marketing, Chrysler Group. "Dodge has a strong police heritage and is proud to offer vehicles armed with modern muscle and cutting-edge technology.<p>The 2006 Dodge Charger police vehicle will join the previously announced Dodge Magnum police vehicle to round out Dodges growing fleet of bold, powerful and capable vehicles for law enforcement agencies. <p>We listened to what law enforcement officers asked for and paid attention to the details that are important to them, said Ray Fisher, Vice President  Sales, Service and Parts Operations, Chrysler Group. By integrating features and functionality into the original design of the Dodge Charger, we can give our police customers an affordable, capable vehicle with industry-leading innovations.<p>For the ultimate in pursuit power, the Dodge Charger police vehicle will be available with a 5.7-liter HEMI V-8 engine that produces 340 horsepower at 5000 rpm and 390 lb.-ft. of torque at 4000 rpm. The V-8 HEMI engine features Chrysler Group's Multi-displacement System (MDS), which seamlessly alternates between smooth, high fuel economy four-cylinder mode when less power is needed and V-8 mode when more power is required. Fuel efficiency improves by up to 20 percent with MDS, but not at the expense of performance. Dodge Charger police vehicles equipped with HEMI engines will be able to go from zero to 60 mph in just 6.0 seconds. <p>The 2006 Dodge Charger police car also will be available with a powerful, 3.5-liter High Output V-6 engine that provides 250 horsepower at 6400 rpm and 250 lb.-ft. of torque at 3800 rpm, offering an outstanding blend of performance and fuel economy.<p>A fully electronic five-speed automatic transmission with an Electronically Modulated Converter Clutch (EMCC) offers improved shift feel to match a variety of driving styles, situations and road conditions. This transmission is standard on all Dodge Charger police cars. Heavy-duty brakes and linings, also standard on Charger police vehicles, provide secure and stable deceleration and braking capability. <p>In addition, Dodge Charger police vehicles will include an Electronic Stability Program (ESP) with Emergency Brake Assist, All-speed Traction Control and four-wheel Anti-lock Brake System (ABS). Combined, these features will provide balance and control for officers in a variety of surface and weather conditions. <p> * ESP enhances driver control and helps maintain directional stability in turns, even on uneven surfaces, patchy snow, ice or gravel. If there is a discernible difference between what the driver asks through the steering and the vehicles path, ESP applies selective braking and throttle control to put the car back onto the drivers intended path<br> * Emergency Brake Assist detects when maximum braking is required through sensing the rate of brake application. By applying full brake pressure to all four brakes, this system improves stopping distance<br> * All-speed Traction Control enhances mobility and prevents wheel slip when accelerating on slippery surfaces. It also provides a measure of directional stability control and helps keep the car on its intended course. The system works by braking the slipping wheel in low-traction situations. However, it also can adjust the throttle control, making the vehicle less reliant on brake applications alone<br> * ABS keeps the vehicle straight and retains steering capability while braking on slippery surfaces by preventing wheel lock-up<p>Both passive and active safety features also are incorporated in the new Dodge Charger police vehicles. These include: advanced multistage driver and front passenger air bags, a front passenger Occupant Classification System (OCS) for controlled airbag deployment, constant force seat belt retractors, pretensioners, an energy-absorbing steering column, optional side-curtain airbags and a tire pressure monitoring system to alert officers of low tire pressure.<p>Preliminary Standard Features<p>Standard features on the 2006 Dodge Charger police vehicle will include the following items of particular importance to law enforcement customers:<p> * 100-amp battery power feed in trunk<br> * 160-amp high-output alternator<br> * 160-mph calibrated speedometer<br> * 800CCA heavy-duty battery<br> * cloth front bucket seats with manual lumbar and rear fixed bench seat<br> * column shifter<br> * easy path wiring grommet between underhood and passenger compartment<br> * emergency rear-door-lock override<br> * external oil coolers<br> * four-wheel independent performance suspension<br> * heavy-duty brakes and linings<br> * integrated engine hour meter<br> * P225/60R 18 V-rated all-season performance tires and 18-inch steel wheels<br> * performance-tuned steering<br> * police equipment interface module<br> * police equipment mounting bracket<br> * rear door locks and rear window switches inoperable from the rear seats<br> * severe-duty cooling system<br> * software-controlled alternating head- and taillamps<br> * special electrical wiring for police market applications<br> * speed control<br> * stealth mode switch for interior lighting<p>Additional standard features and optional equipment are available on the Dodge Charger police vehicle to provide law enforcement customers an affordable vehicle with industry- leading innovations that make upfitting the vehicle faster and safer.<p>Production<p>Production for the 2006 Dodge Charger and Dodge Magnum police vehicles will begin in the fall of 2005 at the Brampton Assembly Plant in Brampton, Ontario (Canada) alongside the 2006 Dodge Magnum, Dodge Charger and Chrysler 300. <p>The 2006 Dodge police vehicles will be available to county, city and state police departments in the fourth quarter of 2005, with pricing announced at that time.<p>BeaconWear Safety Vests<p>Chrysler Group is committed to the safety and security of its customers, employees and those who keep America safe. To keep members of the New York Police Traffic Department safer while performing their law enforcement duties, the DaimlerChrysler Corporation Fund donated 250 BeaconWear Safety Vests to the Department today at the New York Auto Show during the media reveal of the 2006 Dodge Charger Police vehicle.<p>While the Dodge Charger offers law enforcement agencies a four-door sedan with all the power, handling and functionality they require to effectively patrol the streets, the BeaconWear Safety Vest offers police officers the extra protection they need when outside of their vehicles. <p>The most common cause of injury for police officers is being hit by another vehicle while outside of a squad car. The BeaconWear vest features reflective strips that can be seen further and more clearly when it is dark or weather is inclement. With the aid of battery-powered illuminated vests however, there is a decreased risk of police officers being injured, disabled or killed by a motorist when they leave their squad cars.<p>Police Car Heritage<p>The former Chrysler Corporation dominated the police car business throughout the 1960s, 70s and early 80s, with U.S. market shares ranging from 45-60 percent. Police vehicles manufactured by the former Chrysler Corporation included the Dodge Monaco, Dodge Royal Monaco, Dodge Coronet, Dodge Diplomat, Dodge Dart, Dodge St. Regis, Plymouth Fury, Plymouth Gran Fury, Plymouth Volare and Chrysler Newport. <p>Recently, Dodge returned to the police car market after a 12-year hiatus with the 2002 Dodge Intrepid. The front-wheel-drive Dodge Intrepid earned a 4 percent share of the approximately 70,000 unit U.S. market. That vehicle was phased out of production in 2003.<p>In the fall of 2004, Dodge previewed the 2006 Dodge Magnum as a police vehicle offering enhanced rear-wheel-drive performance and handling with a spacious, flexible interior for police special service uses.<p>"That Thing Got a HEMI?"<p>Since the rebirth of the HEMI engine, HEMI has become a brand within a brand, taking the hottest new Chrysler, Jeep and Dodge vehicles to a new level in power and technology. <p>Across the entire Chrysler Group product portfolio, the total HEMI engine take-rate is approximately 45 percent on vehicles offering the engine. More than 500,000 HEMI-equipped Chrysler Group vehicles have been sold since the new HEMI engine was introduced for the 2003 model year. Products available with the HEMI include: Dodge Ram Pickup, Dodge Durango, Dodge Magnum, Chrysler 300 and Jeep Grand Cherokee.<p>Dodge Brand<p>With a U.S. market share of approximately seven percent, Dodge is Chrysler Groups best-selling brand and the fifth-largest nameplate in the U.S. automotive market. In 2004, Dodge sold more than 1.4 million vehicles. Dodge continues to lead the minivan market segment with a 20 percent U.S. market share and maintains an 18 percent share of the highly competitive truck market. In 2006, Dodge also will enter key European volume segments.<p></TD></TR></TABLE>

Cozz
03-24-2005, 08:48 PM
I would love to see a charger pull over a vette or a mustang.

Naga Royal Guard
03-24-2005, 08:50 PM
gives law enforcement something besides garbage crown vics and Fwd Impalas

GerjurdKing
03-24-2005, 09:06 PM
Bad ass. I still can't get over how good the SRT-8 looks!

Redline
03-25-2005, 08:38 AM
Wow, those two will look great in real police livery. The Dodge police stuff looks kind of corny. I imagine the Magnum will end up black and white too eventually. Should look pretty mean on the streets.

Mindless T
03-25-2005, 07:23 PM
<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>Cozz</b> &raquo;</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">I would love to see a charger pull over a vette or a mustang.</TD></TR></TABLE><br>My Acura could outrun that POS, b4 the engine fell off...

Cozz
03-25-2005, 07:25 PM
<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>Mindless T</b> &raquo;</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote"><br>My Acura could outrun that POS, b4 the engine fell off...</TD></TR></TABLE><p>What engine? I bet you don't even have a car.<BR><BR>
<i>Modified by Cozz at 9:32 PM 3/25/2005</i>

Charger
03-25-2005, 08:13 PM
<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>Mindless T</b> &raquo;</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">My Acura could outrun that POS, b4 the engine fell off...</TD></TR></TABLE><br>Ok, Im sure it could <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.germancarfans.com/images/forums/laugh2.gif" BORDER="0"> <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.germancarfans.com/images/forums/laugh2.gif" BORDER="0"> <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.germancarfans.com/images/forums/laugh2.gif" BORDER="0"> <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.germancarfans.com/images/forums/laugh2.gif" BORDER="0"> <p>Thanks, I needed a good laugh

KebabGud
03-25-2005, 09:11 PM
are thos just for show or the real deal?

Kakairo
03-25-2005, 09:13 PM
"It's got a cop motor, a 440 cubic inch plant, it's got cop tires, cop suspensions, cop shocks...What do you say, is it the new Bluesmobile or what?"<p>Oh hell yes it is. <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://images.zeroforum.com/smile/emthup.gif" BORDER="0">

Charger
03-25-2005, 09:19 PM
<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>KebabGud</b> &raquo;</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">are thos just for show or the real deal?</TD></TR></TABLE><br>Its the real deal, but they probably wont have the Dodge decals on it. But who knows, depends on what the cops order.

Kakairo
03-26-2005, 06:11 PM
<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>Charger</b> &raquo;</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">Its the real deal, but they probably wont have the Dodge decals on it. But who knows, depends on what the cops order.</TD></TR></TABLE><br>They'll probably be in regular cop-car liveries, which means around here we get boring white and ugly brown.

The Water Is Poison
03-26-2005, 06:12 PM
I wish this was at NYIAS...

Charger
03-26-2005, 06:23 PM
<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>...DamagedProphet...</b> &raquo;</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">I wish this was at NYIAS...</TD></TR></TABLE><br>It was at NY, they unveiled it when they unveiled the Charger SRT8

erzhik
03-26-2005, 07:11 PM
Oh man...I heard about these cop cars like in 2004... really old info..

Charger
03-26-2005, 07:21 PM
<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>somebody..lol</b> &raquo;</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">Oh man...I heard about these cop cars like in 2004... really old info..</TD></TR></TABLE><p>Whats your point? They just unveiled the Charger police vehicle <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.germancarfans.com/images/forums/cwm13.gif" BORDER="0">

GerjurdKing
03-26-2005, 07:22 PM
<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>somebody..lol</b> &raquo;</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">Oh man...I heard about these cop cars like in 2004... really old info..</TD></TR></TABLE><p>We heard of the Magnum in 2004 but they were spyshots. These are official pics. I also had no idea they were gonna use the Charger. Seeing as Brampton is so close, I hope they decide to use the Charger here and get trid of those awful, potentially dangerous Crown Victorias...

syclone
03-26-2005, 07:23 PM
um, pretty much everybody heard about them, but this the first time we've actually them, so no its not, like, really old info..

erzhik
03-26-2005, 07:36 PM
Well I heard that Dodge now is a "cop sponsor" again.. So they will probably introduce another Dodge cop car later..<p>Still, they won't catch every car with that Charger.. I mean try to persue a Lambo or a AMG MB... no way.. They should make a cop car with NOS, this way maybe they will catch someone..

Naga Royal Guard
03-26-2005, 07:38 PM
thats what helicopters are for

erzhik
03-26-2005, 10:42 PM
well I meant that there is no way that cop cars will catch Lambo on the road.. helicopter won't help any unless he will land in front of Lambo or MB AMG

megadethmartyr
03-26-2005, 10:44 PM
radio's travel faster than any car. Then you get the unexpected spike strip

erzhik
03-26-2005, 10:45 PM
why won't the cops just get a civic, tune it up with turbo and NOS.. that would be a lot better

megadethmartyr
03-26-2005, 11:06 PM
<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>somebody..lol</b> &raquo;</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">why won't the cops just get a civic, tune it up with turbo and NOS.. that would be a lot better</TD></TR></TABLE> <p> <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.germancarfans.com/images/forums/laugh2.gif" BORDER="0"> That would be funny. I'm sure the guys in the Corvettes (insert Rice beater name here) would be happy to slow down for them.

Naga Royal Guard
03-26-2005, 11:08 PM
<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>somebody..lol</b> &raquo;</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">why won't the cops just get a civic, tune it up with turbo and NOS.. that would be a lot better</TD></TR></TABLE><p>please revert your highway crime fantasies to the lounge if you insist on posting them, thanks

erzhik
03-26-2005, 11:17 PM
eheh..sorry

Comrade
03-26-2005, 11:53 PM
The HEMI is really useful in this case since cops don't shut down the engine from when they pull out of the garage until park it back in. They leave it running even when they're outside of the car. Save some friggin oil! <br>I think the Vic has a platform developed way back in around 1979, cops deserve better. <p>

Cozz
03-27-2005, 12:04 AM
<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>somebody..lol</b> &raquo;</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">why won't the cops just get a civic, tune it up with turbo and NOS.. that would be a lot better</TD></TR></TABLE><p>Are you really as dumb as you think? <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.germancarfans.com/images/forums/werd.gif" BORDER="0">

drslezzzter
03-27-2005, 12:26 AM
Just how many Lambos do you think are involved in police chases? This thing will catch 99.5 percent of cars that are actually involved in chases. <p>My guess is that chases will either go up or go down with the new Charger patroling the highway. Higher, because people will be more frightened when they see it in their mirror triggering a flight response. Less, because people will be intimidated into submission.

The Water Is Poison
03-27-2005, 04:09 AM
<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>Charger</b> &raquo;</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">It was at NY, they unveiled it when they unveiled the Charger SRT8</TD></TR></TABLE><p>I searched high and low for them. Found nothing

Charger
03-27-2005, 06:58 AM
<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>...DamagedProphet...</b> &raquo;</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">I searched high and low for them. Found nothing</TD></TR></TABLE><br>Thats odd. It was there <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.germancarfans.com/images/forums/cwm13.gif" BORDER="0">

Monkey
03-27-2005, 07:36 AM
At least I'm not the only one who went to NY and missed them.

The Water Is Poison
03-27-2005, 02:06 PM
Are you positive they were on the show floor? <TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>Charger</b> &raquo;</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">Thats odd. It was there <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.germancarfans.com/images/forums/cwm13.gif" BORDER="0"> </TD></TR></TABLE>

Charger
03-27-2005, 02:10 PM
<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>...DamagedProphet...</b> &raquo;</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">Are you positive they were on the show floor? </TD></TR></TABLE><p>Yes, I saw the video of the introduction

knicks125
03-27-2005, 02:55 PM
<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>Charger</b> &raquo;</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote"><p>Yes, I saw the video of the introduction</TD></TR></TABLE><p>maybe it was only there during the industry previews days <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.germancarfans.com/images/forums/nixweiss.gif" BORDER="0">

Krypton
03-27-2005, 04:34 PM
I was there too, didnt see it either

The Water Is Poison
03-27-2005, 05:12 PM
I was with 8 people and we split up into 4 groups, none of us saw it. I dont think it was on the show floor

Uberwagon
03-28-2005, 12:27 AM
I'm not a big fan of speeding tickets and all but...<p>The cops deserve this thing. They risk their ass day in, day out in driving nothing but fancy painted taxi cabs. Ever driven a Crown Vic? They suck. Truly, they do. I can't believe we let our police officers drive those piles. Props to Dodge for making a fast, safe, handler for those guys.

Velocitas
03-28-2005, 02:07 AM
<br>I would consider becoming a cop just to drive one of those things.<br>

Tha Sheep
04-01-2005, 03:32 PM
Thats all the new charger can be good for is being a cop car. It has four doors. Perfect cop car style!

Rugbyplaya91
04-01-2005, 04:50 PM
ya know didn't we just get new cob cars in like 04??<p>the malibus and the other dodge thing

GerjurdKing
07-11-2005, 12:39 PM
Some new pics:<p><A HREF="http://9c1.net/forum/index.php?act=Attach&type=post&id=133" TARGET="_blank">http://9c1.net/forum/index.php...d=133</A><p><A HREF="http://9c1.net/forum/index.php?act=Attach&type=post&id=132" TARGET="_blank">http://9c1.net/forum/index.php...d=132</A><p><A HREF="http://9c1.net/forum/index.php?act=Attach&type=post&id=134" TARGET="_blank">http://9c1.net/forum/index.php...d=134</A><p><A HREF="http://9c1.net/forum/index.php?act=Attach&type=post&id=135" TARGET="_blank">http://9c1.net/forum/index.php...d=135</A>

Monkey
07-11-2005, 01:43 PM
did they accomodate a column shifter?

AM2
07-11-2005, 02:46 PM
<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>Monkey</b> &raquo;</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">did they accomodate a column shifter?</TD></TR></TABLE><br>It actually appears to have a column shifter....<p><A HREF="http://img261.imageshack.us/my.php?image=2006chargerpoliceinterior026tf.jpg" TARGET="_blank"><IMG SRC="http://img261.imageshack.us/img261/2270/2006chargerpoliceinterior026tf.th.jpg" BORDER="0"></A>

knicks125
07-11-2005, 05:54 PM
<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>AM2</b> &raquo;</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">It actually appears to have a column shifter....</TD></TR></TABLE><p>AM2 is correct. There is a columb shifter. The reason why it is hard to see is because of the quality of these pictures, I bet there are taken from a cell phone camera.

Hornbag
07-12-2005, 04:38 AM
The Dodge stickers are a bit too much...<p>Hopefully this is the push Ford needs to stop selling the crap crown and give you americnas a taste of aussie Falcon <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://images.zeroforum.com/smile/emthup.gif" BORDER="0"><p>The engine is overweight, overdrinking but sure as hell its gona catch more than the impala or crown, LOL

FordRules
07-12-2005, 10:27 AM
<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>Naga- Captain Funky</b> &raquo;</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote"><p>please revert your highway crime fantasies to the lounge if you insist on posting them, thanks</TD></TR></TABLE> they have tuned civic si's here in vancouver <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://images.zeroforum.com/smile/emthdown.gif" BORDER="0"> Mostly Crown Vics though <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://images.zeroforum.com/smile/emthup.gif" BORDER="0"> Go Crown-Vics!

Monkey
07-12-2005, 10:31 AM
I saw that too...thought it might be a photo trick, and we're actually looking at the instrument cluster bezel at an angle.

AM2
07-12-2005, 01:33 PM
<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote &raquo;</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote"> the center console did not properly balance the "gear" of a police car...things like the departmental computer and the electrical siren controls. The Design and Engineering group, along with the platform teams, built a solid plate to be placed on the console to hold the police gear. This solution made Chrysler the first auto manufacturer to offer this accessory with no third-party upfitter needed.<p>Along this same specification, <B>it became clear that the Magnum's and Charger's floor transmission gearshift needed to be placed on the steering column</B>. Chrysler's Design, Engineering and Packaging teams went to work to provide the tools and data to move the gear shifting capabilities from the floor center console to the steering wheel column.<br></TD></TR></TABLE><br>-allpar<p><A HREF="http://img346.imageshack.us/my.php?image=2006chargerpoliceinterior2lt.jpg" TARGET="_blank"><IMG SRC="http://img346.imageshack.us/img346/647/2006chargerpoliceinterior2lt.th.jpg" BORDER="0"></A>

wozzy
07-13-2005, 01:12 AM
Correct me if I'm wrong, but didn't the Dodge Charger use to be the car you used to get <I>away</I> from the cops?

Monkey
07-13-2005, 06:38 AM
Thanks AM2 for the clarification...