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Old 10-14-2011, 09:19 AM   #1
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How good are we on being able to spot unmarked cars? tips and tricks on how to spot unmarked cruisers

to me it's kinda obvious....pbso jupiter....which I know about 80% of the force fhp and alot of local leo's like to use grand cherokee's tahoe's trailblazer's impalas malibu's chargers expeditions excursions...yes you heard me right excursions new gen tauruses jeep liberty's which is rare LOL and yes I believe that jupiter even has a mazda cx7.........alot of the times the steelies are a dead give away because sometimes they dont use the optional higher end aluminium wheels...but sometimes they do and that's what makes them a little bit harder to spot. On the new gen impalas's if they are tinted you can look right on either side of the third brake light and you will clearly see led's even if the car looks like a normal civilian impala, if they are behind you look at the grille leds have gotten so small nower days that you can barely spot them..also look at the windshield header by the sun visors..sometimes not all cruisers will have grille led's. I am very viligant when i'm out on the roads...mainly because I am a little bit agressive....whenever I am out on 95 if i see anything that remotely looks like a u/c i slow down and creep past them, and trust me it's saved my ass plenty of times...I guess I am just more observant then the average driver when it comes to the newer stuff cops drive. I dont even think the newer impala's even qualify has cruisers LOL. Oh also if you think that all agencies only order hemi chargers think again...I've had a few instances where I rolled up on a unmarked charger with the 3.5 I dont know what agency it was but it was an umarked car..probabaly a detective or something. Since most national law enforcement agencies are revamping their pursuit laws they dont need high power anything anymore. Oh and stripped down yukons...and tahoe's i mean they are civilian versions but they have no options...and they dont have steelies so it makes them harder to spot.


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Old 10-14-2011, 09:45 AM   #2
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for me, here, its the exempt plates. they have a little EX stamped top-down on the side of the plate. otherwise I couldn't say. I saw an unmarked Camry awhile back. leds were hidden well too.

I say the surefire way to tell is to fly by them and see what they do joking or course.

also I don't think this really should be in the second Gen section but I can't move it so... yeah.
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Old 10-14-2011, 10:20 AM   #3
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yep, sounds about right, they all have the "EX" and black steelies out here in Vegas.
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Old 10-14-2011, 11:00 AM   #4
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they dont all have "ex" here in WA... i have had a hard time for the most part... but once again anything that is clean and has really dark windows i slow down lol
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Old 10-14-2011, 12:53 PM   #5
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In PA most if not all in my area have a solid blue license plate with white letters. Around my area they have the typical crown vics, expeditions, chargers, f-150s, durangos, from what i can remember off hand.
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easy for me. i usually check the mirrors for LEDs, the windows for tint, and huge antennas. i remember one time on the highway i was about to put it in 3rd and punch it then i see a gold crown vic romping behind me. i look cautiously to see if its undercover then see the LED flashers. i got in the next lane to the right and accelerated ahead. the sunshades were a big hint too. oh and yes i left it in 5th lol
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Dark ass tint is an easy spotter. But here in El Paso and back in MD they dont all have EX plates. Most use normal plates. And some weird cars too.

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Best one I've seen (down here in Central Florida) a 2000 Pontiac Grand Prix, brown-gold color, reg wheels, tinted windows, and with a MASSACHUSETTS license plates!!

How is that "legal"? HAHA

..no I didn't get pulled over saw him pulling someone over..
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You can almost always see the lights in their grills out here in VA.
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White car (rarely black)
The spotlight on the driver's side
Antennas
Steelies with small hubcaps.
My radar detector going off

They're actually pretty easy to spot. Makes you wonder why they don't make them more disguised. Not that I'm complaining.
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