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Gents. and any ladies out there...
Just got my XLR and curious as to how Radar Detectors have been implemented/integrated into the XLR... Is it possible to use the front radar receiver (for adaptive cruise control) for a general detector? What are the best detectors/scramblers to use and how do you have them installed?

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Rainey said:
How do you like the V1?
I have a V1 in my XLR-V... and Escort 8500's in my two other cars.

I wish that you could find all features from the V1 and Escort 8500 together in one package.

The V1 err's on the side of "giving you too much information, so you can figure out what to do with it." Which is great if you really want to think about radar and cops, etc...

The Escort is more of a set and forget unit... if it beeps, just slow down... but it may or may not be giving you all the information since it appears to do more filtering etc.

So when i'm going 100mph on the highway for a short burst, I'm glad I have the V1 (better range, more info as to where the radar is coming from, etc...)... but I find it really hard to use, and difficult to interpret most of the time.

But for day-to-day driving, I much prefer the Escort... the auto-mute alone makes it such of a less annoying device to have. And the bright-blue display option is much easier to read in the bright sun.

So if you're a "power user" - definitely V1. If you're more of a set-and-forget guy - go for the Escort. Regardless which you choose, their both perfectly great units - you can't go wrong with either.

Personally? If I had to do it all over again, and now that I've experienced the V1, I'd probably just buy the Escort.
 

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Watch out for Laser!

I HIGHLY recommend the Passport 8500 with the ZR3 (?) Laser Jammer $500 to $600 installed for the laser jammer--saved my behind too many times to count.:iagree

All that a laser/radar detector will do when you get hit with laser, is tell you EMERGENCY, ITS TOO LATE NOW, BUT YOU JUST GOT A TICKET!:cry

With the Laser Jammer (not legal in all states) you have only 2 things to worry about: 1) instant-on radar (same problem if you don't pick it up miles ahead) and 2) Helicopter/plane or overpass-stop watch timing.:reddevil

Trust me on this--I'm an attorney and got my jammer too late for the 1st ticket-- I'm looking forward to the court battle in August :cuss

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I agree that having laser jamming is great.

The reality is that I don't speed all that often, and laser (although used in Texas) isn't all the popular yet.

The easy way to avoid laser is to know that:

  • Laser cannot be used in a moving patrol car. The laser gun must be completely stationary to work.
  • Laser doesn't work thru' glass - so the cop has to be standing outside, or at least shooting the gun from an open window from his car.
  • Laser doesn't work thru' any sort of haze... so no fog, or rain, or even dust.

If you remember those things its often easy to not to worry about it... particularly since if they can see you, you can probably see them.

With that said, if you want to spend the money, its my understand that laser jamming is 100% effective. (just make sure you get both front and rear). :)
 

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Jammer

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I HIGHLY recommend the Passport 8500 with the ZR3 (?) Laser Jammer $500 to $600 installed for the laser jammer--saved my behind too many times to count.:iagree

All that a laser/radar detector will do when you get hit with laser, is tell you EMERGENCY, ITS TOO LATE NOW, BUT YOU JUST GOT A TICKET!:cry

With the Laser Jammer (not legal in all states) you have only 2 things to worry about: 1) instant-on radar (same problem if you don't pick it up miles ahead) and 2) Helicopter/plane or overpass-stop watch timing.:reddevil

Trust me on this--I'm an attorney and got my jammer too late for the 1st ticket-- I'm looking forward to the court battle in August :cuss

--Bob (Dadonator)
This is the exact configuration I have on my Escalade. Jammer works great! I got hit by a laser on "The Bush" in Dallas.

It was during the NLCS last year. You remember that 18 inning marathon, where Roger Clemens came in as a pinch hitter, got a hit, and then finished the game as relief pitcher? And rookie Chris Burke hit a home run that ended the Braves season, giving Clemens the win? It was dusk, with a fantastic orange an purple sunset on the wane. I was virtually alone on "The Bush", listening to Milo Hamiltion, cheering like crazy and driving way too fast! And who could blame me? I was doing just about 90 mph.

My elated celebration turned to horror as the Laser detector went off, and I was looking into the whites of one of Dallas' finest's eyes - not to mention down the barrel of his hand held Laser gun. I was dead. Caught. Busted. Sucks....

I saw him look at the digital readout on the back of the unit, and a look of consternation crossed his face. He then pointed it at the ground and shook it a few times, as my White Diamond Escalade roared passed. He then took aim at someone else. Whew! Sweating bullets!

ZR3 is the greatest.
 

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Great Minds Think Alike

As always Aviator, I agree. :iagree

In the Downstate NY area, they seem to be buying laser guns left and right :boxing

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Dadonator said:
As always Aviator, I agree. :iagree

In the Downstate NY area, they seem to be buying laser guns left and right :boxing

--Bob (Dadonator)
Hey we are thinking about another trip to NYC in late July. Just a weekend jaunt. I want to see "Jersey Boys" and catch a game in Yankee Stadium. Just the bride and I this time.

Are you interested? If so, send me a private message.
 

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Right now im using the beltronics pro system unit is completely hidden under the steering wheel, the sensors are located on the license plate frames and there is also alaser jammer
 

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I've got an SR7, and it's completely hidden, works with the ACC no problem, and has saved me a number of times. Like Bob, I got lasered in Ossing just yeserday and the SR7 did great!
 

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I have had the SR7 w/Shifters for two years now and it does work great.:thumbs
I posted some photos last year of the install.

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no help in...

california. chp loves "pacing" you to get your speed. i was dead on with the cruise control at 90mph, and he pulls me over and says.. i paced you going exactly 90. i didn't even see him and no laser or radar detector would have worked. :-( at least he only wrote the ticket for 79mph so i could go to traffic school.
 

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alibond said:
california. chp loves "pacing" you to get your speed. i was dead on with the cruise control at 90mph, and he pulls me over and says.. i paced you going exactly 90. i didn't even see him and no laser or radar detector would have worked. :-( at least he only wrote the ticket for 79mph so i could go to traffic school.
checked those mirrors lately??:rolleyes
 

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And while you are checking...

...check with a lawyer.

I received too many tickets of late. :eek: :eek: :eek: Even with the detector

I find hiring a layer to get a ticket dismissed is the easiest, and most cost effective way.

Surrendering a Saturday to a DD course is not cost effective!

Consider it a road tax for the fast lane.

Bob's got me beat for sheer "blurr factor". 75 in a 65, 40 in a 30, 80 in an 70. All in the last year, all a little mundane.

One smokey was in an airplane - like Bob's, one pulse radar bhind a bridge, and one my detector was turned off (stupid! stupid!):eek: :eek: :cuss :cuss
 

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Good Company!

Well, I guess I'm in good company, XLR drivers tend to, er' drive a little on the fast side :cool

Compared to you guys, I'm a slow-poke, only 1 ticket in the XLR, 82 in a 65 zone, in 2.5 years. Oh, maybe its my Passport 8500 with the ZR3 (?) Laser Jammer w/active laser jamming plus driving with my head on a swivel that has kept me out of trouble :reddevil .

Bargained it down with the cop B4 the trial, to a sign violation, 2 points. No insurance increase allowed in NYS (saved about $774 over 3 years in increased insurance) as compared to the 4 point, speeding offense.

The town of Bedford, NY still got $180 (a drop more than half of the speeding tick of $335)

I guess I should be [email protected]$#%^&* right?

Seems to me, cars and drivers should be able to take a test for ability to drive max speed, or at least 100mph--if my car and reflexes/eyesight can handle it, who are my elected officials to tell me that I can't do it because I'm being lumped in with a derelict in a 85' rust bucket? :bs

But I begin to rant and rave:rant

Regards,

--Bob (Dadonator)
 
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