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Old 09-13-2013, 01:26 PM   #1
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radar detectors and laser jammers

hey do you guys use Radar detectors like escort 9500ix or laser jammers in your cars?
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Old 09-13-2013, 02:08 PM   #2
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radar detectors and laser jammers

Slow down and save the $400 for preventative maintenance... :-)


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Old 09-13-2013, 02:17 PM   #3
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I do have a good friend with an Audi RS 4, he has the fully integrated K40 360 detection system and the K40 g5 laser diffuser and swears by it. I will admit, it's a pretty sweet set-up, but I think his system was about $1600!!! For the record, I told him the same thing about just slowing down...


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Old 09-13-2013, 02:18 PM   #4
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what you say is true. all I know is my radar detector 9500ix has paid for itself but I only do 10mph over. I cant imagine 15-20mph over the speed limit with radar detector and laser well getcha.
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Old 09-13-2013, 02:24 PM   #5
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I hear ya, id rather not find out what that fine looks like. I live by the 10% rule. Ill drive up to 10% over the posted limit out on the highway. It's served me well, last ticket was in 1997! (Knocking on wood)... Although I don't use a detector, I'm curious to see what others are using...


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Old 09-13-2013, 02:33 PM   #6
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I hear ya its not worth it plus here in Washington state, they use that laser. laser is pretty much spot on. Your friend has a good set-up thats expensive. I was thinking about getting a laser Jammer after reading RadarRoy's info, but 400+install? $800? at car toys?? that doesnt make sense to me. But a radar detector alone wont give you full protection, basically when laser hits you, youre screwed. Not sure $800 is worth it these days.
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Old 09-13-2013, 02:40 PM   #7
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Do "laser jammers" really work? How?

I just drive max 10mph over the limit, or faster if generally all the traffic is going faster. Here is Chicago on the expressways even if it says 55 most people are doing between 70 and 75.
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Old 09-13-2013, 02:50 PM   #8
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go to radarroy@radardetector.org> he explains Laser jammers and that they work, just have to know which ones and make sure its legal in the state that your in. I think with our BMWs or any BMWs for that matter, if you have a radar/laser jammer, let others go faster in front of you it makes sense unless your caught in a speed trap. I think (some) law enforcement will look to see if the BMW is speeding, not sure if anyone agrees...
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Old 09-13-2013, 02:55 PM   #9
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Re: radar detectors and laser jammers

I am preatty sure its all bullshit because cops going away with laser and to lightars new technology that shoots light

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Old 09-13-2013, 03:56 PM   #10
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I am preatty sure its all bullshit because cops going away with laser and to lightars new technology that shoots light

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laser = light?

Laser jammers send back a signal that confuses the LIDAR gun. It'll jam for a second but you still have to slow down. It's not like it's an invisibility shield and if you get caught with one...well prepare your anus.
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Laser jammers send back a signal that confuses the LIDAR gun. It'll jam for a second but you still have to slow down. It's not like it's an invisibility shield and if you get caught with one...well prepare your anus.
So you are installing a laser transmitter in your car? And this somehow can pick up a pinpoint of laser light WHEREVER it is hitting your car and instantaneously (at the speed of light) beam some false laser signal effectively back to the cop's laser gun? I find that hard to believe.

Perhaps they are just selling "laser jammers" and assuming that most people won't get stopped for speeding anyway, and if they are providing some guarantee to prove how "real" they are then maybe they quietly pay off a few people's tickets as a cost of doing business.
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So you are installing a laser transmitter in your car? And this somehow can pick up a pinpoint of laser light WHEREVER it is hitting your car and instantaneously (at the speed of light) beam some false laser signal effectively back to the cop's laser gun? I find that hard to believe.

Perhaps they are just selling "laser jammers" and assuming that most people won't get stopped for speeding anyway, and if they are providing some guarantee to prove how "real" they are then maybe they quietly pay off a few people's tickets as a cost of doing business.

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Old 09-14-2013, 01:23 PM   #13
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Hey Raleyjones, we save big bucks in Spokane 'cause we never see any cops! If the mayor keeps whacking jobs, we'll have to fight our own fires and write our own speeding violations.
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Hey white Knuckles its funny you should say that because have you ever noticed, here in washington, well spokane, WSP is never around when people are drivin' like speed racer and acting like fools on the road the minute they see you or I driving, well me *(DWB) 5mph sirens, lights, action...... hahaha
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Old 09-15-2013, 12:13 PM   #15
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My car is pretty stealthy slipping by rolling cops. I think it's 'cause it's "trophy wife" blue. Now my '67 Oldsmobile Cutlass rumbling with dual flowmasters tends to draw them in like a cop magnet. My wife tears around in her red MINI and never gets popped. But our city cops just seem to never be around? I think that's good?
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Old 09-16-2013, 11:23 AM   #16
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I use the 9500ix with a blend mount, which mounts it on the mirror stem, hanging steathily below the clown nose and wired to 12v up near the sunroof control. Very stealthy mount. That said, I attempt to go the speed limit but the detector does a good job "reminding" me when I don't. I take 1500 mile road trips between Colorado and Texas every month so this handy piece of equipment definitely helps out. Also, does a good job warning of red light cameras, speed traps, and lets me cancel out false signals.
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Old 09-17-2013, 01:17 PM   #18
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Hey Do you use Laser jammers also? I have spoken to RadarRoy and he said(with 30yrs in the field) that the escort radar 9500ix is a "dash mount" radar detector and it should be mounted down low? if you mount it high( under the rearview mirror) you may not catch the laser splatter? have you heard this? I had my 9500ix under the rear view mirror, hidden and I loved it, I dont know if its worth $800 for laser jammers also. what do you think?
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Old 09-19-2013, 05:23 PM   #19
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Yes.

I have a Valentine 1 3.893 radar detector and Laser Interceptor Quad laser jammers. If you plan to run jammers make sure to SLOW DOWN AND TURN THEM OFF once you hit a safe speed which is know at JTK (jam to kill). Jammers do work and I have over ten good saves with them.

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Old 09-20-2013, 10:38 AM   #20
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were the laser jammers expensive?
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