Join Date: Feb 2004
Location: Vancouver, BC, Canada
A little late chiming in here, but as one of the longest police package owners on this site, I thought I'd throw out a couple tips regarding performance:
- The stock OEM tires, a special version Eagle RS-A, is VERY responsive handling wise, due to extra-stiff sidewalls. Putting softer, "touring" type tires will hurt handling quite a bit, due to the tall sidewall.
- The OEM police brake pads wear fast, has lots of dust, but stops on a dime. I've tried Bendix, and recently the Hawk HPS, and even the HPS (fairly agressive), don't hold a candle to OEM.
- Regarding the brake fires - try 10 stops from 90 mph on a non-police Intrepid and see what happens. The fire department would be there...
Now, being non-new, the department might have changed both tires and brakes to a different manufacturer. But if you enjoy a good handling car, stick to sporty, stiff tires, and OEM brake pads. The police package has a very good suspension system, and IMO would go to waste with comfort oriented brakes and tires.
The only thing I don't like about the car is the ass-up pitch from the heavy load springs in the rear.
2003 Police Package
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