Happy Birthday to Me! Found an interesting Ford Product and Brought Her Home...


SYCO GT

GT Owner
Mark II Lifetime
Sep 9, 2006
4,146
California
Woohoo! Nothing like a big birthday to create a sense of self fulfillment.

Always been around these, in some form, over the years (mostly good), and decided it might be a fun cruiser. Plus, the 500A Equipment Group Package adds some nice and unique features.

No need to adjust to a new remote. This remote is even easier to use than my '06 remote, as it has one less button on it. Timeless design, pure function, a decade later.

Proudly sharing my birthday surprise to myself. You only live once!
 
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SYCO GT

GT Owner
Mark II Lifetime
Sep 9, 2006
4,146
California
Oops. In my excitement, I selected the photos, but did not properly upload them. Second time's a charm!
 

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BIGFOOT

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Jan 18, 2012
674
Northeast
Does it have the cage separating front from back?
 
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Specracer

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Baller, prepare for the "great divide" (traffic getting out of your way, thinking your a LEO)
 

Howard

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Cop shocks?
 

SYCO GT

GT Owner
Mark II Lifetime
Sep 9, 2006
4,146
California
Does it have the cage separating front from back?
No partition. Did not see patrol or duty use.
 

SYCO GT

GT Owner
Mark II Lifetime
Sep 9, 2006
4,146
California
Cop shocks?
Here's an overview of some of the basic differences. This also comes with the Equipment Group 500A. Will be taking the door panels off soon and fully exploring the equipment further. Basic stuff includes AWD, Column Shifter, 78AMP Battery, 220 AMP Alternator, Police Spec Brakes, ABS, Traction Control, and Transmission Power Points.

https://jalopnik.com/what-the-police-spec-2016-ford-explorer-has-that-your-m-1685166241
 

SYCO GT

GT Owner
Mark II Lifetime
Sep 9, 2006
4,146
California
Baller, prepare for the "great divide" (traffic getting out of your way, thinking your a LEO)
Someone fully cut me off (unintentionally) yesterday when I was bringing it back. Then they went all weird and almost pulled themselves over. They scared themselves, I didn't do anything.
 

SYCO GT

GT Owner
Mark II Lifetime
Sep 9, 2006
4,146
California
Does it have the cage separating front from back?
I just picked up a pair of door knobs, need to pull the panels and reconnect the rear passenger door handles via cable pulls so that they can be opened from the inside by the rear seat passenger(s).

Will make kid drop offs much more user friendly, can always be changed back.
 

SYCO GT

GT Owner
Mark II Lifetime
Sep 9, 2006
4,146
California
Cop shocks?
This article gives a better overview of the Police Interceptor Utility suspension and other HD equipment as it relates to the civilian explorer.

https://www.government-fleet.com/156766/police-interceptor-utility-vs-ford-explorer

"Both SUVs offer intelligent all-wheel drive, but the P.I. Utility gets police calibration that operates uniquely for police use and gives the vehicle better traction and acceleration to account for more dynamic driving by officers. Ford calibrates power delivery and transmission shifting differently for each vehicle.

The P.I. Utility is limited to a top speed of 131 mph with the base V-6 and 148 mph for the EcoBoost V-6. Agencies can ask for the 131-mph governing on the higher-performance engine at no extra cost. The civilian Explorer with the 3.5L engine is limited to 120 mph.

The SUVs get helical coil springs and nitrogen gas pressurized shocks; however, the P.I. Utility adds stiffer springs and shocks. This reduces body motion and improves handling.

The P.I. Utility gets a unique cooling system with a larger radiator, additional transmission cooler, engine-oil cooler, a larger grille to provide greater air flow, and a water-cooled all-wheel-drive system."
 
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Copenhagen GT

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Copenhagen, Denmark
Where´s the shotgun? :wink .... like a modern Blues Brothers getaway car :)

As they say .... it´s never to late for a fortunate childhood .... congrats on the cool "From Syco - To Syco" gift ....

:cheers
Anders
 

timcantwell

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That is really cool! I’ve always wanted something like that.
 

SYCO GT

GT Owner
Mark II Lifetime
Sep 9, 2006
4,146
California
Where´s the shotgun? :wink .... like a modern Blues Brothers getaway car :)

As they say .... it´s never to late for a fortunate childhood .... congrats on the cool "From Syco - To Syco" gift ....

:cheers
Anders
Haha! I learn from you Anders! It's definitely fun!
 

SYCO GT

GT Owner
Mark II Lifetime
Sep 9, 2006
4,146
California
That is really cool! I’ve always wanted something like that.
For fun. I found a picture of a Limited Explorer with a lift.
 

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SYCO GT

GT Owner
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Sep 9, 2006
4,146
California
And in full stealth mode...
 

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timcantwell

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I’m online shopping for one now! Brand new in Tennessee full kit. $39K.
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MJSFRX

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Jul 26, 2010
721
Carlsbad, CA
That’s awesome.
 

Cobraguy

GT Owner
I have a buddy who has been driving x-copper units for decades. He recently purchased another black Yukon. It’s like “the parting of the Red Sea” whenever he heads on down the highway....hilarious.
 

Specracer

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Missing an important accessory



like a modern Blues Brothers getaway car :)
 

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GTJack

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Oct 1, 2006
1,588
Saddlebrooke, MO
What a great purchase. Looks like a "fun" family hauler.