Your Tax Dollars at Work. In a pretty cool way, however.
Who says a government job has to be dull and unexciting? The California and Arizona Search & Rescue units of the U.S. Border Patrol have beefed up their fleets with the addition of new DeJong Off-Road DX2 Custom Off-Road cars. The all new Border Patrol DX2 is based on the civilian DX2 Off-Road model, but modified to fit the specific needs of the Search & Rescue units.
Each Border Patrol DX2 is a four-seat transporter that features a full chromoly chassis and suspension components with over 20 inches of wheel travel to each corner. Race proven and championship winning Fox Racing Shox, provide the reliable and smooth ride across the nastiest terrain. A Chevrolet LS1 fuel-injected engine powers the DX2 while the Mendeola 2D transaxle spins the 35-inch ProComp X-Terrain tires and beadlock wheels to speeds of 100 mph plus. Stopping is no problem with the performance 4-wheel disc brake system. The Border Patrol DX2 also gets emergency radios, siren, emergency lighting, and Vision-X infrared lighting for night tracking. The custom roof rack holds the rescue basket securely, along with spare tire and other gear.
What does it all mean? We're not sure, but we kinda like the idea of a vehicle that can chase down illegal aliens during the work week and whomp around Johnson Valley on weekends.
Wanna see more? Check out DeJong's website and have a gander for yourself. Meanwhile, we're sending our resumes to the Homeland Security department---heck, we can think of worse jobs than getting paid to drive one of these things every day!