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PFM Tests Raybestos Police Rotors

By PFM Staff

As a sidebar to the 2010 police brake pad tests conducted by Police Fleet Manager magazine, one police package Charger was fitted with Raybestos police rotors, front and rear, in addition to Raybestos police pads, front and rear. This car was run with a group of other Dodge Chargers for a series of brake pad tests.

(This article was originally published in Police Fleet Manager Sep/Oct 2010)
 

Police Brake Pad Tests

By PFM Staff

What kind of brake pads are best for police vehicles? Ceramic pads have a definite appeal. Perhaps someday, a brake manufacturer will develop a police-specific ceramic pad. Until that day, semi-met pads remain the best choice for police patrol vehicles.

(This article was originally published in Police Fleet Manager Sep/Oct 2010)
 

Raybestos Beta-Site Brake Testing

By Ed Sanow

In addition to its own internal performance and wear tests and independent lab dynamometer testing, Affinia Global Brake and Chassis does police field testing with its Raybestos brand of brake components.

(This article was originally published in Police Fleet Manager Mar/Apr 2009)
 

Los Angeles Sheriff Tests 2009 Vehicles

By John Bellah

Once again, the Los Angeles Sheriff testing program puts the 2009 police package vehicles through rigorous tests, placing much emphasis on handling, braking, and mechanical reliability.

(This article was originally published in Police Fleet Manager Mar/Apr 2009)
 

Raybestos Beta-Site Brake Testing

By Ed Sanow

In addition to its own internal performance and wear tests and independent lab dynamometertesting, Affinia Global Brake and Chassis does police field testing with its Raybestos brand of brake components.

(This article was originally published in Law and Order May 2009)
 

2008 Los Angeles County Sheriff Vehicle Tests

By John Bellah

The LASD and LAPD conduct their annual police vehicle tests. Find out which vehicles were top in which categories.

(This article was originally published in Police Fleet Manager Mar/Apr 2008)
 

Los Angeles Sheriff Tests 2013 Police Vehicles

By John Bellah

The LAPD and LASD join forces to evaluate all of the pursuit-rated, police-package sedan, crossovers and SUVs. Their test protocol emphasizes emergency operations in an urban environment.

(This article was originally published in Police Fleet Manager Mar/Apr 2013)
 

2015 Michigan State Police Tests

By Police Fleet Manager Staff

Each year since the 1978 models, the Michigan State Police has tested a variety of police package (pursuit capable) patrol vehicles. These annual tests include acceleration to 100 mph, absolute top speed, braking from 60 mph after brake warm-up, road racing course lap times, an ergonomic and communications installation review, and EPA fuel economy ratings.

(This article was originally published in Police Fleet Manager Nov/Dec 2014)
 
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