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My first 2021 PPV has arrived!

Discussion in 'Police Package/Specialty Service Discussion' started by Solace, Feb 17, 2021.

  1. bayareadude84

    bayareadude84 Full Access Member

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    LOL, Not trying to be rude what does your kids and wife car have to do with anything ?? seems like your just bragging about your cars ??


    $40K+ for a PPV ?? I would NEVER pay that much for a truck that will depreciate in value in less than 5 years lol


    I have seen clean well maintained 2015+ PPV's sell for under $15K at auction


    I'm in the $5-7K range for a PPV. So that keeps me in the GMT900 model


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    IIRC, There was a BIG GM dealer in Houston selling new or very lightly new "Used" PPVs for that $3X,XXX price. I called once out of curiosity and he said they had 25 rejected order PPV's on the lot and he sold them ALL in 2 weeks !!


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    Tahoe PPV/SSVs hold their value very well. Most of the last generation are selling for between $15000-20000 even with over 100k miles. Nice ones with 50k or below still find their way into the upper 20s or low 30s.
     
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    I would try some Whelen or SoundOff. I have seen nothing but issues with Federal and especially their new Pathfinder units, FHP is constantly having issues with them since they switched. Their first 60 cars equipped with it all had to be pulled and rebuilt due to the issues. Star Signal isn't bad for little stuff but their quality is meh and I've seen quite a lot of their lightbars die within a year or two. Whelen and SoundOff are both tried and true and both offer excellent warranties as well as quality.
     
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    Our agency uses whelen and we rarely have issues. When a LED does burn out, we're able to return it and get a replacement from our outfitter same day on most occasions. Luckily whelen's HQ is only 45min away and you can't beat the warranty.
     
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    Bizzare. Lots of new units here are rolling out with Federal gear and they seem to be working ok. Whelen stuff just seems like the same ol' year after year is all. I liked the older school stuff they had. But point taken. I will keep an eye on problems that the others around here may have with their FS stuff and see if it was faulty install jobs on the FHP or if we see same up here.
     
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    Shoot me a DM, I have a good amount of insight into the FHP's debacle with FS.
     
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    Is the knob to the left of the steering column for drive modes or is it for steering in reverse when in trailering mode like the Ford F150?

    Also I notice that there is an "auto" button so I assume this is 4wd. Is this a PPV or an SSV? I was under the assumption that all PPVs (previously at least) were 2WD and the 4x4 option wasn't given a pursuit rating, hence "special service."
     
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    Tom, what is the story with that avatar? Photo Shop?
     
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    I didn't get a reply. Our local installer here says that they have been using Federal a lot lately and nothing has been coming back in. Said they are a little proud of their product, but that it looks good. I saw one of our trooper cars this morning with the V shaped federal bar on it, so it appears that AL Troopers going that route too.
     

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