2019 Tahoe SSV

wema628

Member
This is my first install in a couple of years since leaving my part-time install job.
2019 Chevy Tahoe SSV admin unit.

Poor video sorry

Front
Inner Edge ISFW45Z WeCan red with takedowns
4 ION duos red/white on IONBKT7
2 M4s Red with white driving lights
2 SA315p speakers
SAK63p and SAK63d brackets
2 IONs red/white surface mount on bumper
1 Setina bumper
Factor wig/wags

Sides
Tracers DUO red/white
IONs red rear window

Rear
Inner Edge ITRAYW8 WeCan red look amber in video
2 ION DUO red/amber
factory traffic backers

Siren
HHS4200 with handheld controller

Other stuff
charge guard
blue sea fuse block
Havis C-VS-1000-GMC-1 console
magnetic mic x 2

Radio
EF Johnson Viking VM900 Mobile vhf/800 remote head
panorama antenna

900 console.jpg

900 radio.jpg





 

Jarred J.

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purty...
 

pdk9

Veteran Member
Looks great. I just wish the 4 Grill ions were synced to flash all 4 red —> all 4 clear (much larger footprint and more eye catching IMO).

The stealth graphics look cool on the black tahoe, but I think it’s silly to have ghost graphics on Fire & OEM vehicles. I know it’s ultimately the customer’s call (not the installers fault); I just don’t see the need for stealth graphics on anything other than slicktop LE vehicles that are trying to avoid standing out too much (ie DUI enforcement)
 

kc1aei

Registered Member
I LOVE the Tahoe platform. Sure, it's huge and boxy, but that's exactly what I'd be looking for. It's got the power plant to back it up and plenty of room for equipment. Only thing I don't like is the split pattern on those M4s (M6s?) in the fog light area... Sure, more lighting from each head, but you're also losing half of your warning power. Granted, down low, that doesn't really matter, but that's just my preference. Everything else looks fantastic, including the Tracers and that rear inner edge.

Which of those two interior bars is using your CANPort on the HHS? The more I think about it, the more I realize it doesn't really matter, but I'm curious, considering you have two WeCan capable units.

Great install!
 
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wema628

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This is the director/chief unit. Mostly on scene lighting with very little response. This is the first new admin vehicle in a long time and will be handed down in later years.
The M4s are not able to sync without an external flasher so thats the best pattern to look right.
Both inner edges are using the CANPort. just build two in the software
 

billyfromhill

Registered Member
This is the director/chief unit. Mostly on scene lighting with very little response. This is the first new admin vehicle in a long time and will be handed down in later years.
The M4s are not able to sync without an external flasher so thats the best pattern to look right.
Both inner edges are using the CANPort. just build two in the software
How does that work if there's only one WECAN port on the controller?
 

John Smith

Junior Member
I'm not a fan of Tahoe's for LE, but for Fire I think they're perfect. Here's a classic "I want it to look like a cop car" whacker though. Not your fault, but stupid nonetheless.
 
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wema628

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How does that work if there's only one WECAN port on the controller?
Its in the programming. the system can see which light bar its telling to do what. If you have the software build a system and see how it looks. that's the easiest way to understand it i think.
 
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wema628

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I'm not a fan of Tahoe's for LE, but for Fire I think they're perfect. Here's a classic "I want it to look like a cop car" whacker though. Not your fault, but stupid nonetheless.
Not really sure what your trying to say. But never less everyone has there opinion.
 

firefighter7017

Senior Member
Not really sure what your trying to say. But never less everyone has there opinion.
Don't really know what he's talking about with the "Tahoes not for police" stuff, but I do see how the customer tried to make it look police-like.

Ghost graphics on a vehicle with a push bar is bad enough, but on a fire/ems vehicle? I don't understand it. They aren't blending in with anyone with that push bar, and I've never understood why fire/ems feels the need to blend in anyway.
 

Doyle257

Site Regular
Don't really know what he's talking about with the "Tahoes not for police" stuff...
Agreed. Most of the Officers i know hate the PIU, but nowhere near as much as the PIS or the Charger Pursuit. The ones that dont hate the PIS or Charger are about 5'4, and <140lbs. lol

IMO, The only thing keeping officers in the PI models is the price tag...when you're Beating the competition on state bid by $7-10k, you're gonna move more units...
 

John Smith

Junior Member
For the average local or state cop, the Tahoe is too big, too truck like, too slow, and from an administrative standpoint, too expensive. I like the PIU personally. Size of an SUV, driving characteristics of a car, price that's cheaper than the competition even with the turbo motor.
 

pdk9

Veteran Member
For the average local or state cop, the Tahoe is too big, too truck like, too slow, and from an administrative standpoint, too expensive. I like the PIU personally. Size of an SUV, driving characteristics of a car, price that's cheaper than the competition even with the turbo motor.
That’s an over-generalized statement, because it depends on where they work & what their assignment typically is. If they work in a rural area or an area subject to extreme weather like heavy winters (both can apply to half of the USA), then the tahoe is not necessarily too big or trucklike for an average LEO. On the other hand, the job is solely highway patrol in an area with relatively mild weather year round, then that’s a different story.

At government/fleet pricing, the tahoe is not that much more than some of the PPV-type alternatives, and it typically has a higher resale value when they’re retired from service and auctioned off. Also, from a safety standpoint, if I’m gonna be in a crash, I’d rather be in a body on frame vehicle than a unibody. There are a lot of factors to consider beyond just the initial sticker price comparison.
 

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