Some questions you might have are:
What is the best vehicle to armor?
What armoring protection level do I need?
[IE: What weapons or rounds do I need protection from?]
How will the vehicle handle after it is armored?
Are there any modifications to the brakes and suspension?
Will the vehicle look the same after it is armored?
Do I shop by the lowest price?
Do you ship worldwide?
The list goes on and on. We are here to take the confusion and frustration out of the armoring process. Because each customer has very specific needs concerning their personal safety and comfort we like to personally work with each client from initial contact to delivery. Please feel free to give us a phone call at 513-281-6700 from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. M-F EST / USA. We will happy to answer your questions and assist you choosing the best base vehicle to armor and what options you may wish to add to the vehicle. Do you require a two wheel drive or 4×4? SUV or luxury sedan, with left or right hand drive? We can assist you in what weapons or rounds you need protection from and what armoring special systems you may need. Our aim is to educate and inform you on every step in the armoring process. Please, give us a phone call or fill out a price request today. Quotation Request.
This is a very good question. The choice of vehicle you wish to have armored is probably the most important decision you will make in the armoring process. With an armored vehicle, stealth is the most important safety consideration; you need a vehicle that is a common for your country or area of the world. If everyone is driving a pickup truck and you choose a Mercedes Benz S500 you immediately draw unwanted attention yourself and your vehicle. You also need to consider the vehicle itself. Some vehicles are not well suited to be armored, for example very small compact cars, vehicles with convertible tops, etc. We will be more than happy to assist you in making your base vehicle decision.
Another good question, in some areas of the world the only attack you would likely face might be small handguns from a .38 up to a 9mm. In other areas of the world, the weapon of choice could be the AK-47, 7.62×39 or other assault rifle rounds. If you are a dignitary or VIP you may need a vehicle armored for protection from armor piercing rounds. Choosing the correct level of protection not only saves your life but may also save you from purchasing a vehicle that adds unnecessary cost and weight. We can help you make the right choice. Click here to see the different vehicle armoring levels.
Armoring a car, truck or SUV adds added weight to the vehicle. The added weight can be as little as 800-900 lbs to over 3,000 lbs. In the armoring process we carefully evaluate the added weight and make the proper modifications to the brakes and suspension, providing you with the same handling characteristics as an unarmored vehicle.
Yes, as a result of the added weight to the vehicle from the armoring process. We need to carefully evaluate the weight of the vehicle, the added weight of bullet resistant glass and armor, and make the proper modifications to the brakes and suspension. Some large SUV’s such as a Chevrolet Suburban only need minimal modifications.
For the most part, your vehicle will look stock after armoring. The bullet resistant glass that we install will look stock, as will the rest of the outside. The only difference will be the armor overlaps to the pillar posts, but we carefully retrim the inside interior so that it is only noticeable upon close observation.
Purchasing an armored vehicle can be a confusing and frustrating process. When shopping on the internet for a Personal Armored Vehicle / “Bullet Proof Car,” you will find that the price varies quite a bit, as does the quality of the finished vehicle. The typical adage “you get what you pay for” applies to the purchase of an armored vehicle. The most important consideration to keep in mind is that you are purchasing a vehicle to save your life and possibly those of your family, so the lowest price should never be a consideration. The most important considerations should be how well the armor is installed, the finish, the fit, and how well the vehicle is retrimmed. We encourage a factory visit to see how well our vehicles are armored.
Yes we do, we are well versed in shipping worldwide by ship or air.