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Your Tax dollars at work...

Discussion in 'Southern California' started by 4WD, Feb 5, 2012.

  1. Feb 5, 2012 at 2:22 PM
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    4WD

    4WD [OP] cRaZy oLdmAn

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    Guess its time to join up with the Border Patrol, went to bank this morning & this is what was sitting in the lot.....

    [​IMG]
    BP is now using Ford Raptors...:eek::eek:

    Yep, your tax dollars at work...
     
  2. Feb 5, 2012 at 2:23 PM
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    Konaborne

    Konaborne Pineapples on pizza Hawaiian does not it make.

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    tax money will go to frame repair
    :cookiemonster:
     
  3. Feb 5, 2012 at 2:24 PM
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    steve o 77

    steve o 77 braaap

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    yup I saw one of those at the local subway down here. blew me away.
     
  4. Feb 5, 2012 at 2:24 PM
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    tostidos

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    Its better than what they were using before
     
  5. Feb 5, 2012 at 2:25 PM
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    it's ok though, cuz they get a government discount and don't pay sticker:D
     
  6. Feb 5, 2012 at 2:28 PM
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    babytruck

    babytruck Babytruck, babytruck...I've got a babytruck :)

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    No no no. You got it wrong. They got Raptors BECAUSE of the frame issues.

    When they put the bad guys in the back and go chasing after another group across the sand bumps, the frame will flex, throw the guys in the back out into the air to make room for the next group. The guys that got flipped out are now disabled because they landed hard and can't run!


    !!!


    See? They got it alllll planned out! :)
     
  7. Feb 5, 2012 at 2:30 PM
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    Khaos

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    And I thought the guys who got the police Chargers where lucky (seriously, the newest body style is BADASS). I cant imagine having a Raptor as a work truck.
     
  8. Feb 5, 2012 at 2:32 PM
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    derekabraham

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  9. Feb 5, 2012 at 2:32 PM
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    Jdaniel1274

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    Ford announced that the Border Patrol, was going to use the Ford Raptor right before they launched the truck to the public.
     
  10. Feb 5, 2012 at 2:32 PM
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    I think the Raptors are for supervisors only and don't see super hard abuse.

    I also heard that it was an advertising sort of deal with ford to get the Raptors reputation established before they went to market.
     
  11. Feb 5, 2012 at 2:33 PM
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    jtav2002

    jtav2002 Kenny Fuckin Powers

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    Yea they've been using these since they came out. My cousin is a BP agent out of San Diego, don't think he has a Raptor though haha.
     
  12. Feb 5, 2012 at 2:34 PM
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    Rather have this:
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  13. Feb 5, 2012 at 2:35 PM
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    I would rather drive the Border Patrol Hummer H1s. :D
     
  14. Feb 5, 2012 at 2:39 PM
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    I like Raptors, I would take one!
     
  15. Feb 5, 2012 at 3:36 PM
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    yup, those chevys were taking a serious beating

    Haha , I love your analogy baby....:D


    Damn straight Connor, "Dougie the Dictator" is going to reclaim his throne as San Diego East County Trail Master, just as soon as that pesky transmission issue goes away.....:eek::D

    According to the agents I talked to, they just started using Raptors after the 1st of the year...


    I dunno, these guys looked like everyday BP agents & the Raptor was actually pretty mudded out underneath & on the sides...

    But yeah, what a smokin' work truck to have.....I like the Raptors too.....;)
     
  16. Feb 5, 2012 at 4:17 PM
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    I work with BP guys and some places have had them for quite a while already. As with all law enforcement vehicles they should be "modded out." These Raptors are being used much like local LE departments that have SUV's for supervisors.
     
  17. Feb 5, 2012 at 5:34 PM
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  18. Feb 6, 2012 at 2:54 PM
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    Heck, the US Special Forces over in the Middle East got modified Tacomas.

    (This is taken from Wikipedia)
    American special forces use
    During Operation Iraqi Freedom, and Operation Enduring Freedom, multiple Toyota Tacomas have been observed in use by special forces units of the U.S. Army. Typically, they have been Double Cab models, with SR5 and TRD packages.
    Despite the fact that the Hilux, which the Tacoma is based on, is extremely common in the Middle East, the special forces found it to be easier to purchase them from American dealerships, modify them appropriately, and ship them to their areas. The gasoline engine used is significantly quieter than the diesel engines used in the HMMWV. These were modified by eliminating the factory radio, along with almost all exterior lights and door buzzers. The front headlights have been modified to work in IR, in order to work with night vision. The engines are unmodified, but the vehicles have been fitted with brush guards, Warn winches, and a rollbar with a machine gun mount.[11

    http://www.tundrasolutions.com/forums/tacoma/46208-what-does-toyota-u-s-special/





    Dude, I want a roll bar with a machine gun mount... LOL, I was just thinking I could mount a paintball gun up there and use it for scenario games.
     
  19. Feb 9, 2012 at 8:42 PM
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    Raptors are a good route. They're not allowed to add lifts or performance mods so this is perfect.
     
  20. Feb 9, 2012 at 8:55 PM
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    Haha supervisors work too.
     
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