BMW 1 Series Coupe Forum / 1 Series Convertible Forum (1M / tii / 135i / 128i / Coupe / Cabrio / Hatchback) (BMW E82 E88 128i 130i 135i)
 





 

Post Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
      05-21-2012, 06:44 PM   #89
whostorm05
Second Lieutenant
 
Drives: 2012 135i
Join Date: Dec 2011
Location: Indianapolis, IN

Posts: 274
iTrader: (0)

I threw in the towel on trying to install this myself. I figured I'd do more damage than good. I'm going to visit a shop tomorrow that says he can do it this week.
whostorm05 is offline  
0
Reply With Quote
      05-29-2012, 10:15 PM   #90
ken1137
Brigadier General
 
ken1137's Avatar
 
Drives: a slow 2009 e90 335i
Join Date: Jun 2011
Location: Chicago

Posts: 3,437
iTrader: (7)

Garage List
2009 e90 335i  [3.20]
Quote:
Originally Posted by whostorm05 View Post
I threw in the towel on trying to install this myself. I figured I'd do more damage than good. I'm going to visit a shop tomorrow that says he can do it this week.
So, how did the install go with the shop? pics of the rear diodes pleaze
__________________

BMWCCA member
ken1137 is offline   United_States
0
Reply With Quote
      05-30-2012, 09:32 AM   #91
whostorm05
Second Lieutenant
 
Drives: 2012 135i
Join Date: Dec 2011
Location: Indianapolis, IN

Posts: 274
iTrader: (0)

I'm not overall impressed with the installation at all. They took everything I said and basically ignored it. I'm going to try and fix it myself once I move back to Indiana, I don't have time to look at it now.

They really junked up the front sensors. With the BMW specific version does anyone think the receiver 'must' be at the top for best results? The distance between the receiver (bubble part) and the headlight appears to be about the same either way it is mounted. They did a really, really bad job at leveling them and making them straight. They kept blaming the fact that the grill slits were not straight. I pointed out I could move it and make it straight. They said they would take another look but I'm not taking it back to them. I bought a black grill I'm going to install anyway and would have to redo the installation at some point.

The rears they mounted not flush with the edge of the trunk lid because it "looked better" and would "still work". They are not all the way back, I'd say prob 1/2 way back. I'll post a pic when i can. The receiver portion is also backwards from how I think they should have installed it. I'm not sure how big of a factor that will be. The receivers point inwards and not outwards towards the tail lights. I'm assuming the cop would hit the tail lights and not the rear license plate? Not sure though.

The CPU/Speaker box is also somewhere under the steering wheel. I'm going to have to take off that panel to see where.

I had them hard wire my 9500ix at the same time. I do like what they did with the LI switch and the 9500ix remote display unit. They mounted them both in the empty spot underneath the hvac control unit. It's not 100 percent level but it looks ok. I'll post a pic of that as well.

Overall for what I paid for the work I got entirely ripped off. I plan on posting reviews on just about every review place I can think of when I have time after this move.
whostorm05 is offline  
0
Reply With Quote
      05-31-2012, 10:41 AM   #92
alexneil
I'm ridin' round I'm gettin' it
 
alexneil's Avatar
 
Drives: E90 335i xDrive
Join Date: Jun 2008
Location: Indianapolis/Bloomington, IN

Posts: 77
iTrader: (0)

Garage List
Quote:
Originally Posted by whostorm05 View Post
I'm not overall impressed with the installation at all. They took everything I said and basically ignored it. I'm going to try and fix it myself once I move back to Indiana, I don't have time to look at it now.
Where in Indiana are you moving to? I was actually in Seattle/Bellevue over winter break. Love that city! Did some skiing at Crystal and Baker eventually went up Vancouver and Whistler.
alexneil is offline   United_States
0
Reply With Quote
      05-31-2012, 11:46 AM   #93
whostorm05
Second Lieutenant
 
Drives: 2012 135i
Join Date: Dec 2011
Location: Indianapolis, IN

Posts: 274
iTrader: (0)

Hi Alex. I'm moving to Carmel and staying with friends until I find a place. I'm leaning towards downtown Indianapolis. I liked it here, but I'm originally from Indiana so all my family/friends still live there. I've been out here for three years and that was long enough for me.

Shoot me a PM - would love to chat sometime. Are there ever any group meetups in the Indy area?
whostorm05 is offline  
0
Reply With Quote
      05-31-2012, 12:44 PM   #94
cooler2442
Brigadier General
 
Drives: '11 135 Sport DCT
Join Date: Apr 2011
Location: The Valley, Los Angeles

Posts: 3,794
iTrader: (6)

Send a message via AIM to cooler2442 Send a message via Skype™ to cooler2442
I have had a few people ask me if the group buy can be extended and I'm pleased to announce that it can be extended for another week. The group buy now will end on the 9th! Also the list hasn't been updated since I've lost track of who has paid because I couldn't PM some of the newer people but I believe we have 10+ paid so far!
__________________
cooler2442 is offline  
0
Reply With Quote
      05-31-2012, 02:46 PM   #95
ken1137
Brigadier General
 
ken1137's Avatar
 
Drives: a slow 2009 e90 335i
Join Date: Jun 2011
Location: Chicago

Posts: 3,437
iTrader: (7)

Garage List
2009 e90 335i  [3.20]
Quote:
Originally Posted by whostorm05 View Post
I'm not overall impressed with the installation at all. They took everything I said and basically ignored it. I'm going to try and fix it myself once I move back to Indiana, I don't have time to look at it now.
Sorry to hear about the poor install. Yes, the bubbles must be on top according to the Mfg. Yes, the slats of the grille are not 90 degrees...I just made certain they were at the same height from the ground and in a straight line from left to right. I placed the ECU to the left and not directly under the steering wheel with the RJ12 jacks facing the engine. I prefer this so I connect my notebook easily if an update is warranted.

Here is a pic of mine...the Sun was bright and from the West so the sensor on the right is shaded a bit:

Name:  DSC_2919 17-56-54.jpg
Views: 295
Size:  64.5 KB
__________________

BMWCCA member

Last edited by ken1137; 05-31-2012 at 02:57 PM. Reason: Adding pic
ken1137 is offline   United_States
0
Reply With Quote
      05-31-2012, 11:46 PM   #96
cooler2442
Brigadier General
 
Drives: '11 135 Sport DCT
Join Date: Apr 2011
Location: The Valley, Los Angeles

Posts: 3,794
iTrader: (6)

Send a message via AIM to cooler2442 Send a message via Skype™ to cooler2442
List updated:

1. Cooler2442 PAID
2. John Dempsey(1addicts)
3. (maybe) DJDeez (M3Post)
4. JefryHorizon (1addicts)
5. bbenj10 (M3post) PAID
6. torifile (E90post)
7. ledorkii (E90post) PAID
8. whostorm05 PAID
9. JerryK73 Paid
10.ZtoMSpey Paid
11. alexneil Paid
__________________
cooler2442 is offline  
0
Reply With Quote
      06-01-2012, 10:23 AM   #97
donquixote
Registered
 
Drives: '08 535i
Join Date: Jun 2012
Location: San Antonio, TX

Posts: 3
iTrader: (0)

Where do I sign up!?
(joined the forum just for this deal
donquixote is offline   United_States
0
Reply With Quote
      06-01-2012, 10:29 AM   #98
donquixote
Registered
 
Drives: '08 535i
Join Date: Jun 2012
Location: San Antonio, TX

Posts: 3
iTrader: (0)

Since i'm new to this forum i don't have PM privileges yet...
If you would take me in this group please send the info to: david_m_saxon(at)hotmail(dot)com

Thank You!
donquixote is offline   United_States
0
Reply With Quote
      06-01-2012, 01:05 PM   #99
cooler2442
Brigadier General
 
Drives: '11 135 Sport DCT
Join Date: Apr 2011
Location: The Valley, Los Angeles

Posts: 3,794
iTrader: (6)

Send a message via AIM to cooler2442 Send a message via Skype™ to cooler2442
Quote:
Originally Posted by donquixote View Post
Where do I sign up!?
(joined the forum just for this deal
Quote:
Originally Posted by donquixote View Post
Since i'm new to this forum i don't have PM privileges yet...
If you would take me in this group please send the info to: david_m_saxon(at)hotmail(dot)com

Thank You!
Email sent
__________________
cooler2442 is offline  
0
Reply With Quote
      06-01-2012, 01:57 PM   #100
donquixote
Registered
 
Drives: '08 535i
Join Date: Jun 2012
Location: San Antonio, TX

Posts: 3
iTrader: (0)

much appreciated!
donquixote is offline   United_States
0
Reply With Quote
      06-01-2012, 11:15 PM   #101
Brent
Private
 
Drives: 2008 328i E90
Join Date: May 2011
Location: Inland Empire, CA / So Cal

Posts: 74
iTrader: (0)

Is the group buy still open? What does it cost - 200 dollars over the prices listed in the beginning of the thread? Please PM me if I could still get in and let me know how it works.
Brent is offline  
0
Reply With Quote
      06-01-2012, 11:24 PM   #102
Brent
Private
 
Drives: 2008 328i E90
Join Date: May 2011
Location: Inland Empire, CA / So Cal

Posts: 74
iTrader: (0)

Quick tech question - why wouldn't everyone get the hi power option if the price is comparable? Doesn't hi power mean that the laser speed trap is jammed more effectively? Is the BMW Quad as effective as the high power quad?
Brent is offline  
0
Reply With Quote
      06-01-2012, 11:33 PM   #103
cooler2442
Brigadier General
 
Drives: '11 135 Sport DCT
Join Date: Apr 2011
Location: The Valley, Los Angeles

Posts: 3,794
iTrader: (6)

Send a message via AIM to cooler2442 Send a message via Skype™ to cooler2442
Quote:
Originally Posted by Brent View Post
Is the group buy still open? What does it cost - 200 dollars over the prices listed in the beginning of the thread? Please PM me if I could still get in and let me know how it works.
Quote:
Originally Posted by Brent View Post
Quick tech question - why wouldn't everyone get the hi power option if the price is comparable? Doesn't hi power mean that the laser speed trap is jammed more effectively? Is the BMW Quad as effective as the high power quad?
Group buy is still open. Just PM me your email and which model you want and I'll have Cliff send you an invoice.

Yes high power means more jamming strength. Dual means 2 units for the front. Quad means 4, so 2 for front and 2 for rear.
__________________

Last edited by cooler2442; 06-01-2012 at 11:40 PM.
cooler2442 is offline  
0
Reply With Quote
      06-02-2012, 11:41 PM   #104
KeepRightPassLeft
Enlisted Member
 
Drives: 2005 325Cic
Join Date: Jun 2012
Location: New York

Posts: 43
iTrader: (0)

For all you new Laser Interceptor owners. It is important to have your installation tested by someone who is experienced and has real police LIDAR guns. I have seen testing meets organized on radardetectorforum.org. These testing meets will show any weak points or adjustments needed to be made to your installation. Some installations ay not have been done correctly to properly protect you. Get tested.

When encountering laser, don't continue to jam longer than you have too. That means, as soon as your laser jammer alerts slow down to the speed limit quickly and then quickly turn off your jammers. Do not jam to the LIDAR gun. This will arouse suspicion and can result in you being pulled over. Remember, slow down quickly, turn off your jammers, let the get a speed reading on you.
KeepRightPassLeft is offline  
0
Reply With Quote
      06-04-2012, 06:49 AM   #105
Anvil
New Member
 
Drives: 2008 Alpine White 128i Coupe
Join Date: Mar 2012
Location: Framingham, MA

Posts: 23
iTrader: (0)

Ordered mine Friday. Called Cliff and said that I was puchasing as part of this group buy, then completed the transaction on line.
Anvil is offline  
0
Reply With Quote
      06-04-2012, 12:10 PM   #106
cooler2442
Brigadier General
 
Drives: '11 135 Sport DCT
Join Date: Apr 2011
Location: The Valley, Los Angeles

Posts: 3,794
iTrader: (6)

Send a message via AIM to cooler2442 Send a message via Skype™ to cooler2442
Quote:
Originally Posted by Anvil View Post
Ordered mine Friday. Called Cliff and said that I was puchasing as part of this group buy, then completed the transaction on line.
Great! Added you to the list as paid.
__________________
cooler2442 is offline  
0
Reply With Quote
      06-05-2012, 09:42 PM   #107
aldinach
Registered
 
Drives: C63
Join Date: Jun 2012
Location: CA

Posts: 1
iTrader: (0)

New member here (and a wolf in sheep's clothing with my C63 on a Bimmer forum!) I was bargain hunting via Google and came across this thread and signed up to get in on the deal, thanks for putting it together.

Went with the Escort 9500ix + LI Dual setup and it shipped out today. That combination is an incredible deal. Thanks again.
aldinach is offline  
0
Reply With Quote
      06-05-2012, 09:52 PM   #108
cooler2442
Brigadier General
 
Drives: '11 135 Sport DCT
Join Date: Apr 2011
Location: The Valley, Los Angeles

Posts: 3,794
iTrader: (6)

Send a message via AIM to cooler2442 Send a message via Skype™ to cooler2442
Quote:
Originally Posted by aldinach View Post
New member here (and a wolf in sheep's clothing with my C63 on a Bimmer forum!) I was bargain hunting via Google and came across this thread and signed up to get in on the deal, thanks for putting it together.

Went with the Escort 9500ix + LI Dual setup and it shipped out today. That combination is an incredible deal. Thanks again.
All good =). I added ya to the list as paid. Enjoy!
__________________
cooler2442 is offline  
0
Reply With Quote
      06-06-2012, 02:33 PM   #109
cooler2442
Brigadier General
 
Drives: '11 135 Sport DCT
Join Date: Apr 2011
Location: The Valley, Los Angeles

Posts: 3,794
iTrader: (6)

Send a message via AIM to cooler2442 Send a message via Skype™ to cooler2442
Few days left before the group buy closes!


Here is the updated list:


Those interested in the group buy:
1. Cooler2442 PAID
2. John Dempsey(1addicts)
3. (maybe) DJDeez (M3Post)
4. JefryHorizon (1addicts)
5. bbenj10 (M3post) PAID
6. torifile (E90post)
7. ledorkii (E90post) PAID
8. whostorm05 PAID
9. JerryK73 Paid
10.ZtoMSpey Paid
11. alexneil Paid
12. JerryK73 Paid
13. Anvil Paid
14. aldinach Paid
__________________
cooler2442 is offline  
0
Reply With Quote
      06-11-2012, 06:20 PM   #110
cooler2442
Brigadier General
 
Drives: '11 135 Sport DCT
Join Date: Apr 2011
Location: The Valley, Los Angeles

Posts: 3,794
iTrader: (6)

Send a message via AIM to cooler2442 Send a message via Skype™ to cooler2442
It is now past the 9th and the GB has ended. A total of 14 people joined the group buy and paid with me. Cliff said if there are any last minute people on the fence they should PM me now or send him an email and he would still be willing to accommodate them. Hope everyone enjoys their Laser Interceptors!
__________________
cooler2442 is offline  
0
Reply With Quote
Post Reply

Bookmarks

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Forum Jump


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 11:07 AM.




1addicts
Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.7.0
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
1Addicts.com, BIMMERPOST.com, E90Post.com, F30Post.com, M3Post.com, ZPost.com, 5Post.com, 6Post.com, 7Post.com, XBimmers.com logo and trademark are properties of BIMMERPOST