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Police Interceptor Utility Photo Thread

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My new to me 2016 3.5 twin turbo ecoboost FPIU washed and waxed. Looks almost brand new
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No not yet. Have to figure out where and what wires they are
 








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Looks awesome! Nice job.
 




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Super dumb question here, but why are the interceptors all column shift? Is it due to the litany of electronics/technology required in the center of the cabin?
 




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Super dumb question here, but why are the interceptors all column shift? Is it due to the litany of electronics/technology required in the center of the cabin?
Not sure but I think you answered your own question. :) It frees up space on the center console.

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Super dumb question here, but why are the interceptors all column shift? Is it due to the litany of electronics/technology required in the center of the cabin?
Not a dumb question, but you’re correct. It allows the upfitters to add whatever full-width radios, controls, etc. to be added in the center console area. Plus, a column shifter is intuitive when you need to quickly slam it into Drive. That’s also why low gear is a push button — you don’t want to accidentally slam it into low gear during pursuit.
 








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Man you fellas up north get the best colors and the best grilles. would you mind sharing where you bought it? The grille that is.
I believe that is the stock PIU grille.

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And here is my new ride - 2015 Michigan State Police PIU, just drove back from Chicago to Denver this past weekend!


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I was always on the lookout for that color while I was s̶p̶e̶e̶d̶i̶n̶g̶ driving as a college kid in Michigan. LOL
 




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Yep. That is the stock PIU EB grill.
 




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Super dumb question here, but why are the interceptors all column shift? Is it due to the litany of electronics/technology required in the center of the cabin?

Keep in mind most PIUs come with no console at all. Precisely to allow installation of a police console and related equipment. The only police SUV that comes with floor shift is the Durango. It forced upfitters to develop a police console that goes OVER the existing one. Kind of an odd setup.
 




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Here it is, final moments with my 2013 PIU - might be going to another Ford fanatic sometime soon. 2014 stays in the family for now!

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Where in Poland is RDE?
RDE is Debica, southeast Poland. I spend most of my time in Chicago but still keep my "escape pod" in Poland - sort of my home away from home.
 


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RDE is Debica, southeast Poland. I spend most of my time in Chicago but still keep my "escape pod" in Poland - sort of my home away from home.
Well, Chicago IS the second-largest city in Poland. :)
 




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