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    Hi all, I was just wondering if anybody knows whether or not the Police spec'd 2006 Vectra 2.8 V6 Turbo 'VXRs' have all the same under-pinnings as the actual VXR e.g suspension exhaust etc, aswel as the correct wiring behind the dash for the radio screen as the ex police cars seem to have the lower model screen/radio and not the colour/dab/nav units, and also the wiring for the SPORT button as it is blanked off in the ex police vehicles.
    I know that they obviously dont have the body kit, wheels or interior but they are just straight forward replacements, but any info in regard to my question would be more than appreciated.

    Thanks in advance people

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    They've got the VXR brakes, but the wiring would be a completely different kettle of fish I expect...

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    It was the same with the omega. They were classed as MV6 but were only gls models with MV6 suspension and engine.

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    You should be able to tell from the V5 what it was built as
    I would assume they are LS internal trim with "sports suspension" and the other usual VXR refinements (from memory these are fitted in the UK after import)

    Ironically the two 3.0 V6 CDTI I had seen locally were both "out of the box" SRI models
    Parked mine beside them and you couldn't tell the difference, even the internal trim was identical

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    Normally porper sri spec with vxr running gear. What loom they will have is anyones guess.
    Now I need a turbo to keep up!

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    police setups are strange. i had an ex police vectra b sri 2.5 v6. but to look at it, it was a gls but with sri suspension. no spoiler, no carbon fiber door pillars.

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    Most police vecs are hybrids and are made to order,,the usual spec is sri interior and the loom again is made to the spec of the car,again its amix of every model to keep cost down.Alot of police cars were fitted with irmscher suspension its only the engine and running gear that is "true VXR"brakes etc etc.Hope this short explination helps

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    Thanks for all your quick interesting replies people!
    To look at, all the ones I have seen do appear to be SRI spec e.g the side skirts and rear bumper that has the splitter and visible dual oval exhausts and tiny lip spoiler, interior wise they have all had the black/grey checkered style seats and silver dash inserts. The wheels however seem to be like the Astra H MK5 facelift design/elite 7 double spoke style but in 17" instead of 16"
    Does anybody know if it would be easy to fit a CD70 along with a GID or preferably CID, do both the head unit and display need to be divorced from the car its taken from or just either the head unit or display?

    Thanks much!

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    Found the post for it now lol! :P

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