Potential Buyer Upgradability Question

Discussion in 'Generation 4 - Exterior Mods' started by Watchlord, Mar 16, 2018.

  1. Watchlord

    Watchlord New Member

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    I've done some limited research and searched the forum, but I have some very specific questions and this seems like the best place to start.

    I am not trying to look like the police, but no avoiding my potential SHO looking like a goofy cop car. I have a legitimate need for some Ford Interceptor (Taurus) parts and I need to know if they are compatible with the SHO. Basically, I live in a rural area with a lot of winding (but flat) dirt roads and wildlife. Also, I'm into HAM radio. I know a truck would be better suited, but I want an AWD sedan with a lot of power and the SHO might be perfect with the right parts.

    1. I want a wrap-around grille guard for deer, coyote, brush, jaywalkers (lol), etc. and to mount a big redneck light bar and some laser jammers (both road legal in my state). Are there any differences between the SHO and Interceptor that would potentially prevent mounting? Like would the intercooler or oil coolers prevent access to the frame?
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    2. Piled rocks and brush might be an issue. Would any undercarriage differences between the SHO and Interceptor interfere with mounting an Interceptor skid plate? Would it cause heat issues with the turbos? I've seen mentions of skid plates elsewhere on the forums, but nothing substantial.
    Example:
    http://www.mhq.com/product/setina-v..._vehicle=ford-taurusinterceptor-sedan-2013-16
    3. Any trunk differences that would interfere with a tray like this mounts?
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    4. (May look into any other Interceptor equipment to make radio install fancier).
     
  2. Johnbigdog

    Johnbigdog SHO Member

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    I'm really not aware of any difference between the basic platforms of the civilian vs the government models. You can get a 3.5L E.B. In the interceptor.

    You may need to do research yourself on this one. Trial and error.
     
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  3. luigisho

    luigisho SHO Member

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    The skeleton is the same. Actual police interceptor vehicles will have the practical differences like easier to hose out interior, probably better electrical, steel wheels, and maybe some suspension differences. The bolt on stuff should be the same. Not sure if they make any modifications (drilling cutting) before they hit the streeet to accommodate or not but everything can be made to fit

    http://oldjunkcar.com/comparison-ford-taurus-sho-vs-ford-taurus-police-interceptor-sedan/
     
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  4. TomahawkSHO

    TomahawkSHO SHO Member

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    I've looked into the push bars and headlight covers because I drive a lot of deer filled back roads at night and I personally feel they also look cool. I reached out to this company and they said their aluminum push bars are compatible with my 2014 SHO and that the grille would just have to be notched out a
    little.

    http://publicsafety.gorhino.com/search?find=1

    I like the aluminum option because the car is damn sure heavy enough already haha
     
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