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New to me.. 2013 police edge

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Hey. So, With the current price of all cars, I went on to an auction site and bid on a few vehicles on line. (Rona protocol) It was a state auction, And while everyone else was looking at the highway patrol Explorers,, I noticed This Ford Edge. Long story short, what I ended up buying was an undercover police car. Not an unmarked police car. undercover..  Antennas stuffed in the doors, microphones in the headliner, lights behind the grill, a second wiring harness, kevlar seat back, evidence locker in back, etc. Basically, they removed the radios and sold it. Replaced the alternator, removed all the police accessories, (I can't be trusted with things like that, and I didn't want it to short out in the middle of nowhere.) This thing seems pretty fast to me, so I'm wondering if there's any way to find out if its tuned.

It also doesn't exist on Carfax or any parts, repair, or service Database on the planet. The ford owners site treats the vin like its some secret, and I know where it was bought and serviced. (friendly ford las vegas) 

 

Thanks!

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Ive never heard of a dept running a tune on a vehicle.  Newer vehicles are pretty quick these days just from the factory.  They don't use undercover vehicles for pursuits and such for the most part.

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On 5/12/2022 at 8:40 PM, Rockhavok said:

Hey. So, With the current price of all cars, I went on to an auction site and bid on a few vehicles on line. (Rona protocol) It was a state auction, And while everyone else was looking at the highway patrol Explorers,, I noticed This Ford Edge. Long story short, what I ended up buying was an undercover police car. Not an unmarked police car. undercover..  Antennas stuffed in the doors, microphones in the headliner, lights behind the grill, a second wiring harness, kevlar seat back, evidence locker in back, etc. Basically, they removed the radios and sold it. Replaced the alternator, removed all the police accessories, (I can't be trusted with things like that, and I didn't want it to short out in the middle of nowhere.) This thing seems pretty fast to me, so I'm wondering if there's any way to find out if its tuned.

It also doesn't exist on Carfax or any parts, repair, or service Database on the planet. The ford owners site treats the vin like its some secret, and I know where it was bought and serviced. (friendly ford las vegas) 

 

Thanks!

Sounds great. Do you have any pics to share with us?

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On 5/14/2022 at 5:55 AM, niceonept said:

Sounds great. Do you have any pics to share with us?

Sorry about that. I will definitely get some loaded onto my computer. 

 

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On 5/14/2022 at 5:55 AM, niceonept said:

Sounds great. Do you have any pics to share with us?

 

On 5/12/2022 at 5:42 PM, jmr061 said:

Ive never heard of a dept running a tune on a vehicle.  Newer vehicles are pretty quick these days just from the factory.  They don't use undercover vehicles for pursuits and such for the most part.

It's definitly tuned, and custom built for whatever it was doing. Still working it out. 

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The Edge is a fleet-ordered SEL with no additional factory options, and its 3.5L TI-VCT is zippy enough on its own. 

 

I doubt it has been tuned, since that would void warranty, and the previously owning law enforcement agency bought two successive Ford ESP extended warranty contracts on this unit. 

 

Comparing the As-Built data file, which you have, to the Edge's current-state module programming would confirm it as being stock or tuned.

 

"Before Rockhavok" images from the auction site confirm that the Edge easily blended-in on the street, until the rear liftgate was raised...

 

Certainly a good-find by Rockhavok.

 

Good luck!

 

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