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2013 Police Interceptor questions

Posted: Sun Nov 24, 2019 8:39 pm
by emilbus4390116
Hello All,

I'm planning to buy my first FPIS (I've owned CVPI's in the past) this month but I have a couple questions:

1) Does the rear seat fold down? If not, is it possible to swap with a civilian rear seat so I can have the folding feature? This is key for my dog during road trips. :)

2) Can the traction control and/or any other driver assist features be turned OFF or completely eliminated? I really love playing in the snow.

2b) How does the AWD system on these vehicles work and is it conducive to power sliding and doing donuts in the snow/rain?

Re: 2013 Police Interceptor questions

Posted: Mon Nov 25, 2019 5:04 pm
by FLZ_Boy
To answer 2b, the AWD system is FWD based. It will act as a FWD vehicle till a situation occurs that require more or less traction and the rear differential will engage. It will also use brake torque vectoring to help in certain instances. Frankly, I think a FWD/AWD setup is more about fuel savings than performance. However, from my experiences it doesn't do a bad job rounding around corners.

If you like sliding around, there is a Ford commercial on the 2013 Ford Taurus SHO with a NASCAR driver showboating with engineers on Youtube.

Re: 2013 Police Interceptor questions

Posted: Mon Nov 25, 2019 8:08 pm
by emilbus4390116
Thanks FLZ. It sounds like a decent system as long as it performs as it should.

Is there an option to disengage the traction control and/or other drive assist features such as brake torque vectoring or stability control?

Re: 2013 Police Interceptor questions

Posted: Mon Nov 25, 2019 11:07 pm
by FLZ_Boy
I don't have ForScan, so I can't say for sure they can be disable. In theory, even if you turn off all the nanny stuff, I would think this would also disable the RDU unit which would make the car essentially a FWD car.

Re: 2013 Police Interceptor questions

Posted: Sun Dec 01, 2019 9:53 pm
by Smatchet
You can take cruise control off in the settings in the gauge cluster

Re: 2013 Police Interceptor questions

Posted: Mon Dec 02, 2019 1:44 am
by detkay
As for the seats, it can be done by changing out the interceptor seats for any of the civilian ones. However 2 issues will occur to make it fit. One would be to cut out the foam on the civilian seats to shape the rear crash bar that is in place below the seats as the civilian vehicles don't have that option. OR you can remove the rear crash bar and the civilian seats will slip in without issues.