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  1. #91
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    Yeah, problem #1 is becoming a better driver. You need to be able to control the car. If you just have speed you will become an experiment in newtonian phiscis. Has happened to me and to others I know.

    Pick up books about driving by pro driver and pro driver teachers and they will all say the same thing. Start slow and slowly add speed.

    I still have flashbacks. Even a "small" ding is expensive and hard to get over.

    One time lost traction due to a patch of dirt. Had just enough control to manage to slide between trees rather than into them. Still almost totaled my car and I still think the guys might have cut some corners.

    It still hurts.
    Someday I would like to become knowledgeable so that I could do penance for all the stupid questions I have and have yet to ask.

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    I'm only going to say this once and no correspondance is going to be entered into.

    Cop cars.

    Unmodified commodores and falcons. (And before you all start your bull****, i DO KNOW that cop cars are unmodified)

    Isn't it strange that these cars seem to be able to end most chases very swiftly and cleanly?

    I don't see any camry cop cars, I must be blind because I'm sure that if they are such high performance vehicles they must be out there somewhere. Oh well, silly me, I better start looking harder then :wow:

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    Sorry ta counter ya Slamo, but cop cars definitely modified. They have supper huge radiators. They end most chases by simply keeping up with the car until the untrained, and often f*ed up, driver makes a mistake or his engine over-heats.

    It really comes down to a few facts that make cops so effective.

    There are often many of them working together against one driver who is usually bugged out.

    They actually have some training in driving their cars, while most people will just be flooring either the gas or the breaks.

    A cop car can go at high RPM's all day and still be ready to do more, unlike most cars.

    If there is a cop farther up the road infront of 'em the guy can just lay down a spike strip.

    Finally depending on the road you will usually hit the max road/corner speed before you're engine limited. So a bigger/better engine really only gives you the advantage of getting to that speed faster which will give you a couple of hundred feet of a head start at best.

    :2cents:

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    Tweak and I saw a Monaro cop car the other day.

    Looked awsome : peace2: : peace2: : peace2:

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    Quote Originally Posted by TOXIC
    Tweak and I saw a Monaro cop car the other day.

    Looked awsome : peace2: : peace2: : peace2:
    Monaro GTO

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mr.Tweak
    Monaro GTO

    Sorry my bad :)

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    Well, on the North American Continent All auto's used by
    Police departments Local/State/Federal are in fact modified
    production line vehicles.........including Motorcycles.
    Most feds use Fords...Staters Chrysler/Doge/Plymouth.....
    Local and Countys tend to use whatever make they can
    get the best fleet deal on a near local basis.......lately that
    translates to GM products and mostly Chevy's
    These cars all roll off the assembly lines with High Per-
    formance pakages which include upper/lower control arm
    suspension:fornt and rear, limited slip differential/positraction rear ends geared for higher torque,Heavy duty shocks/springs,
    High heat front/rear Disc brakes,Larger capacity Radiators and
    Oil pans,high output fuel/oil pumps,Bullet Proof automatic tansmissions,Lowered susspension/wider track,and of course
    the ever popular Police Interceptor engine package which although differs from one company to the next, they all pretty
    much include higher lift and duration Cams,shot peened Stainless steel Crankshafts/PistonRods, Titanium Wrist Pins and Valves intake/exhaust,Ported /relieved and Polshed Cylinder Heads,
    High Domed/High compression Pistons & rings,Electronic Fuel Injection with some type of Ram Air Induction......usualy forced
    air through a Turbocharger/Blower system............at which point
    they are delivered by Railcar to Dealerships/After Market Custom
    shops for standardized police interior/exterior ad-ons that
    make them what we refer to as Cop cars......aren't there any
    other certified auto/motorcycle mechanics here at TT :?: :wave: :2cents:
    ANd as a Confirmed GTO Freak i'm still waiting for track results
    on the 2003 goat
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    Quote Originally Posted by dryadsoul
    These cars all roll off the assembly lines with High Per-
    formance pakages which include Bullet Proof
    LOL Only in america :spam:

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    Quote Originally Posted by Slamo


    I don't see any camry cop cars, I must be blind because I'm sure that if they are such high performance vehicles they must be out there somewhere. Oh well, silly me, I better start looking harder then :wow:

    wtf?

    Who said anything about Camrys being high performance?

    They are one the most reliable car on the roads today.

    An econo car, not a frigging powerhouse :rolleyes:


    And actually some countries do use the V6 variants as highway patrol cars.

    Jesus, if you are going to compare the GTO to Toyotas at least compare it to a Supra.


    Seriously, you are comparing a GTO to a Camry?.......:confused:
    Quick!!.Pack your bags!!

    The Elephants are coming!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Moose
    And actually some countries do use the V6 variants as highway patrol cars.
    Probably in countries where they still use horse and cart, like New Zealand... err afganistan.

    :yuc:
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