Steeda building modified Ford Mustangs, explorers for the police department
Police vehicles face a tough job that demands a sturdy platform that can move quickly. Today’s Ford-based police vehicles are built for the job, but just like their road cars, the aftermarket has found a way to improve on stock offerings. The team of Steeda, a famous Ford spare parts supplier, now offers a multitude of parts or complete vehicles for law enforcement based on the Ford Explorer Interceptor or the Ford Mustang GT.
The Steeda SSV Mustang is the pinnacle of cool Ford police vehicles. This Mustang GT-based police vehicle uses the 10R80 10-speed automatic transmission and unrated Coyote V8 along with a host of suspension upgrades to create the ultimate chase vehicle. The V8 engine benefits from tuning and a cold air intake for a small bump in power. With the addition of the AWE Track exhaust, criminals will be able to hear you a mile away.
The real performance upgrades of the Steeda Mustang SSV are in the suspension system. Steeda’s complete Mustang SSV package includes front and rear stabilizer bars, IRS subframe bushing bracket kit, IRS subframe alignment kit, IRS subframe bracket brackets, low-profile lifting rails and a G-Trac Ultralite 2-point brace. Steeda will perform a performance alignment to ensure these new suspension upgrades are put to good use.
If the Mustang SSV isn’t roomy enough for your police needs, Steeda offers upgrades for the Ford Explorer Police Interceptor. Since there are no more Ford sedans on sale today, the Ford Explorer Police Interceptor is now the default choice of police departments nationwide. The Ford Explorer Police Interceptor is roomy and comfortable, but because it’s an SUV, it has to contend with a higher curb weight and center of gravity than older sedan-based interceptors.
Steeda is working to improve the handling of the Ford Explorer Police Interceptor with a suspension upgrade kit that includes lowering springs, adjustable rear stabilizer bar and front strut tower brace. The Ecoboost-powered Ford Explorer Police Interceptor can also benefit from tuning from Steeda to improve power output.
Which Steeda police vehicle build is your favorite? For us, it has to be the Mustang SSV. Although it’s a car we’d hate to see in our rear view mirror.