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    Florida Highway Patrol Marauders

    Who has these cars? What’s the story behind them?

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    I have an old calendar with a couple of those photos in it.


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    Quote Originally Posted by CBT View Post
    I have an old calendar with a couple of those photos in it.
    Nice!
    I just included my 2003? FHP w/Marauders calendar along with a bunch of collectibles sold to a MM.net member.

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    Dennis Reinhart, Reinhart Automotive, Orange Park, Florida (http://www.reinhartautomotive.com), recently completed dramatic modifications on 27 new 2004 Mercury Marauders for the Florida Highway Patrol, transforming the family cars into high-performance, unmarked pursuit vehicle muscle cars capable of sustaining speeds up to 150 mph. The FHP's new fleet of stealth vehicles is the agency's highest profile enforcement tool to deter and apprehend aggressive drivers (http://www.fhp.state.fl.us).

    Reinhart's 20-year reputation for custom, high-performance work among automotive dealers in the Ft. Lauderdale area caught the attention of the FHP in late 2004 when it was looking to empower its aggressive driving program with covert pursuit vehicles capable of maintaining the top speeds of aggressive highway drivers and their supercharged cars.

    Reinhart's modifications include: upper engine cooling, upgrades to front brake rotors and installation of KVR carbon fiber brake pads on all four wheels to increase brake stopping abilities and prevent pedal fade; SCT Super Chips Custom Tuning to remove the top speed limiter and allow additional horsepower; installation of Dynotech Composite Metal Matrix Drive Shafts with special lubrication, spun balanced to more than 6000 rpm, to allow sustained speeds of 150 mph without vibration; installation of ADDCO rear sway bars to enhance high speed stability and limit body roll; and replacement of stock oil pressure gauges with completely functional Auto-Meter Gauges, which read from 0 to 80 pounds, and alert drivers to premature oil failure.

    The fleet took to the Florida highways in January 2005 also equipped with tinted windows, digital radars, covert lighting packages and state-of-the-art audio/video recording systems. Each FHP officer assigned to a Marauder, now sporting 270+ rear-wheel horsepower (a 20+ percent increase from stock horsepower), was hand-picked to drive the vehicle, and completed a 3-day training class at the FHP training facility in Tallahassee.


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