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Why do people convert TO a PPV?

Discussion in 'Police Package/Specialty Service Discussion' started by Chickensandwich, Jan 6, 2020.

  1. yargnits

    yargnits Full Access Member

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    I've owned a couple retired police Caprices and currently own a 2011 Caprice PPV (9C3). I think Tahoes get the same upgrades in heat management and suspension along with the gutting of amenities. Getting older, I kinda like the amenities and it's why I'm on the fence.

    Police units are usually well cared for. "Low" mileage units can be deceptive: The idle hours tells a story too. I learned a Tahoe PPV I was looking at has less than 100k but 9600 hours of idle time. Quick math works that out to an average of 6-7 hours of daily idling. Sounds like a patrol car: no thanks.

    One thing I've learned is that it doesn't hurt to wait for the right thing to come along, and that's what I'll do.
     
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    Mine was a good price. I paid $13999 for my 2015. It has 150k on it, but around here a 2015 Tahoe with 110k was $25k. Sure it has shiny rims and leather seats, but do you know what I can do with 11k?? I bought a center console, leather wheel, 8” screen w/car play, led bulbs, CAI, new shocks struts and springs, and new fleet rotors and brakes all the way around. I’m in to it for about $16500. Even with the mileage, it drives like a dream, has two small dings, and a spot light like to remove. I couldn’t be happier. I can still sell this and make a buck. The other Tahoe, I’d be upside down.
     
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    71166989-72F1-49A7-B0FF-7EFCAD33B766.jpeg A14B53A4-66AE-4F68-AC20-5C3326E81B15.jpeg I took a bunch of ppv parts and grafted them to my 2012 LT. I had followed the Peders suspension from Australia and noted it was originally used as USA ppv. I ordered up the Peders for my base 2wd Tahoe. I hated the wood inside trim so swapped out the Z71 silver trim same as ppv. Finally for wheels I chose Silverado ss aluminum wheels. After hitting a couple of coyotes I installed an ss bumper and side skirts. Dual exhaust tips, hitch cover 71166989-72F1-49A7-B0FF-7EFCAD33B766.jpeg A14B53A4-66AE-4F68-AC20-5C3326E81B15.jpeg and Esky roof trim finish it off. Ended up with nice LT with PPV performance and good looks.
     
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    Looks great.
     

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