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      05-15-2012, 08:15 PM   #67
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I had my LI and V1 Hardwired installed professionally and it took about 6 hours time. This was on my E90 M3 and E70 X5. I want to get on this group buy as well but I'm blowing way to much cash on shiny things so far.
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      05-15-2012, 09:55 PM   #68
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Does anyone think it matters if (or how much) the bubble on the sensor sticks out from the grills?
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      05-16-2012, 03:14 PM   #69
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Does anyone think it matters if (or how much) the bubble on the sensor sticks out from the grills?
I don't think it matters how far they stick out, the concern would be if anything is blocking the unit from the front. EG...mounting behind the grille.
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      05-16-2012, 03:25 PM   #70
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Does anyone think it matters if (or how much) the bubble on the sensor sticks out from the grills?
My understanding is that the laser gun needs to see the bubble.
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      05-16-2012, 03:31 PM   #71
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So it more than likely does need to extrude from the grill. I was hoping to put it a bit further back in but I'd rather it work than look pretty. I'll ask Cliff to get his thoughts as well.
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      05-17-2012, 02:46 PM   #72
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You can put it further back, but it will block shots off center axis. Think about it, use a laser pointer... if you go off from 0 degrees on center axis, at some point, the slats will block the light. While some laser radiation will still reach it, will the delay cost you the impact that the jammer is trying to achieve? The best place to install them would be in the headlights somewhere toward the center of the car, especially if you don't run a front plate - because if no plate, they aim for headlights.
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      05-17-2012, 03:21 PM   #73
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You can put it further back, but it will block shots off center axis. Think about it, use a laser pointer... if you go off from 0 degrees on center axis, at some point, the slats will block the light. While some laser radiation will still reach it, will the delay cost you the impact that the jammer is trying to achieve? The best place to install them would be in the headlights somewhere toward the center of the car, especially if you don't run a front plate - because if no plate, they aim for headlights.

I seem to remember some R&T or was it C&D test that showed by just turning on your low beams you cut the range down like 40% for when the cop's laser can lock onto your car. And when they ran with high beams on the results were even better. This test was years ago though. I assume the tech has gotten a lot better now.
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      05-17-2012, 07:31 PM   #74
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No front plate. I'm not going to crack open my headlight though to install these. I'll poke them out a bit from the grill slat I guess.
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You can put it further back, but it will block shots off center axis. Think about it, use a laser pointer... if you go off from 0 degrees on center axis, at some point, the slats will block the light. While some laser radiation will still reach it, will the delay cost you the impact that the jammer is trying to achieve? The best place to install them would be in the headlights somewhere toward the center of the car, especially if you don't run a front plate - because if no plate, they aim for headlights.
It's not that easy to mount inside the headlight with the 1 series. Besides, you open up a huge can of worms by doing so and the replacement is $2000. The LI jammer diodes are specific for mounting in the grille for BMWs (at least the option for this group buy). I have seen guys mount diodes inside the headlights but they were e46s.
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      05-18-2012, 07:32 AM   #76
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I'm interested in the technology but I just set the cruise at 7 mph over and routinely go past officers. I do more highway cruising in rental cars than my cars, however. I think having a loud or otherwise attention drawing car doesn't help. Still I occasionally go faster to avoid having a truck cut me off (again) and am at risk of getting a bad ticket sometime. I am surprised when I look at the peak speed on my GPS (I didn't know rentals could go that fast!). Still I haven't had a ticket in about 20 years.

I like this website for reviews of this kind of stuff:

http://www.radardetector.org/detecto.../laser-jammer/

This guy used to be a police officer and tests equipment with radar and laser devices to see how well it works. If you want to save even more money, at the expense of some coverage, it looks like the Blinder system is still pretty good (possibly good enough for our cars as opposed to a SUV) and is a couple hundred less. Escort's system is apparently noticably less capable than either the Blinder or the Laser Interceptor.

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Got my LI and Escort 9500ix delivered today. I'm going to give installation a go this weekend.
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Got my LI and Escort 9500ix delivered today. I'm going to give installation a go this weekend.
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      05-18-2012, 10:24 PM   #79
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I'm going to try hardwiring both my Escort and the LI tomorrow. I purchased two 'Add-A-Circuit' mini-fuse to power the escort and the LI. Anyone see anything wrong with doing this? The fuse box is behind the glovebox right? I'm hearing my best bet on fuse numbers would be 5 and 8 if I remember right, they both should not have power when the ignition is off. There's evidently also a ground somewhere by the fuse box. Got some 16-14 gauge quick connects to go with it. I think I'm set?? Just remembered I forgot to get something to use to pull the wires from the front sensors through the firewall. I don't think I have a metal hanger. Can you even buy metal hangers anymore?
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      05-19-2012, 09:06 AM   #80
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If you don't have a coat hanger, single strand wire sold to hang pictures is actually probably better. It is thinner so you need a smaller hole. It is usually still stiff enough. I prefer to solder and use heat shrink tubing.

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I think I found something I will hopefully be able to use to snake the wires through. How did everyone mount the rear sensors??
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      05-19-2012, 10:18 PM   #82
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You're going to have to do some drilling...this is how I would mount them, if and when i get the rear diodes.

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      05-20-2012, 01:36 AM   #83
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I was hoping to find a way to not have to drill. Well crap.
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      05-20-2012, 10:23 AM   #84
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I don't remember where I saw it, but you can drill through the corner of the license plate light housing to get inside the trunk. That was you can just replace those little lights and have no holes if you ever remove the system.

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cooler2442, I'm interested in the 2-sensor BMW version. Plz PM me with the details needed.
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cooler2442, I'm interested in the 2-sensor BMW version. Plz PM me with the details needed.
Hi, I can't PM you and you can't PM me due to your low post count since you are new. Send an email to Cliff@laser-interceptorusa.com and say you are part of the group buy and which version of the jammers you want. He will take care of you.
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Hi, I can't PM you and you can't PM me due to your low post count since you are new. Send an email to Cliff@laser-interceptorusa.com and say you are part of the group buy and which version of the jammers you want. He will take care of you.
Thanks, that worked like a charm. Cliff is very responsive!
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Great! Keep us updated. Also you can let me know when you've paid and I will add you to the list.
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