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Taking the goat to Miami next week and then on up to Cleveland a week after that.

I've been resisting buying one of these trying to rely on my spidey sense to avoid the fuzz - two tickets this year and obviously not working.

Anyone got one they swear by? Suggestions are appreciated, thanks....
 

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I have a Cobra XRS9400. It works wonders with the K and Ka bands, but its a hit and miss with the Laser, sometimes it works and sometimes I've already passed the cop (facing me head on shooting laser) then it goes off. For the 100 it cost me, it's save me in smaller cities and towns, but you will still need your "spidey sense" while using at all times.
 

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Thanks........when you find a radar/laser detector that will acatually pick up laser everytime, let me know im going to buy it!! lol
 

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lotaguts said:
How about keepin her under 80 mph the best radar defender I found yet...:lol:
Come on, keep a GTO under 80???? Thats like putting a triple fudge brownie in front of a fat kid and telling them not to eat it!!! It's not going to happen.
 

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Good analogy, although I could not afford to drive her if I was to risk getting tickets, hell I can barely afford this awesome toy as it is but, its worth every penny to drive this beast, especially where I work the vehicles in the parking lot consists of high-end luxury sports cars BMW,Porsche and to think majority of them will get roasted by my 30k GTO :lol: :lol:
 

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http://www.radarbusters.com/products/blinder/default.asp

Thats the one I am getting. Please note that it is a radar/laser jammer. They are illegal in almost every state. The thing is though that it will start going off the second that it detects laser or radar. Then it starts sending a signal back to jam the officers gun. That gives you enough time to get your speed down, and turn the jammer off. It works wonders. If you also read the review on there it is amazing. Its the only jammer to jam every gun every time. They will even pay your ticket if you get pulled over. Its not that expensive either.
 

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I've said it several times so I guess it won't hurt to say it again. Escort 8500 is all you really need unless you are planning a Smokey and the Bandit type run. It has saved my butt countless times.:cheers
 

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Sorry if this is dumb, but I don't get how the two work together. I'm not looking to drop 600 bucks into this venture.
The zr3 can use it's own display and/or the display on the 8500. In most states it is not illegal to use the zr3 for shifting laser (pulsed light waves). However, the zr3 does not protect against radar and jamming radar is illegal.

Because of the accuracy of laser when your laser detector activates it's usually too late. Shifting the laser returns an error message to the cops laser gun. I've been pinged 4 or 5 times, a few times I was well over the speed limit and the only response from the cop was a confused look on his face.
 

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Active jammers are illegal in every state so I unless it's really worth the risk I would not recomend it. Now as far as laser detectors unless the guy using it is sloppy you don't stand a chance. Radar detectors work only if the radar is on. The radar can be kept off untill you are seen by the cop then he turns it on and all you will get is one strong beep on the detector but it is too late. Now of course if he is sitting on the side of the road with it on, or driving with it on, you will pick him up a mile away. Now if you are travelling through Florida the Florida Highway Patrol has a system which uses a plane to measure the time it takes you to travel between two painted lines on the road, I belive it is called FASTCAR, nothing in the would can help you with that. Just keep it at a reasonable speed and you will get where you are going cheaper(saving gas and the cost of the ticket)
 

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The zr3 can use it's own display and/or the display on the 8500. In most states it is not illegal to use the zr3 for shifting laser (pulsed light waves). However, the zr3 does not protect against radar and jamming radar is illegal.

Because of the accuracy of laser when your laser detector activates it's usually too late. Shifting the laser returns an error message to the cops laser gun. I've been pinged 4 or 5 times, a few times I was well over the speed limit and the only response from the cop was a confused look on his face.
The confused look is always my favorite part. Its just soo priceless. They have tested the blinder extreme and every time they get an excessive light reading back. The look is still hilarious. I have seen a few cops hit their guns on their cars thinking that will fix something.
 

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Click here for Radar Detector Laws in the US

Here is more info on the ZR3 laser shifter,

This isn't a laser detector, it's a laser defense system. Introducing the new Laser Shifter ZR3 - the ultimate laser (LIDAR) defense system from Escort.

What is LASER?

LASER technology used to measure speed is actually called LIDAR, which stands for Light Detection and Ranging. This light is invisible to the human eye, and is very difficult to detect.

How do LASER Guns work?

LIDAR guns project a beam of invisible infrared light. This light, or signal, is transmitted in a series of very short pulses, which move in a straight and narrow line to the target vehicle. Once this signal hits your vehicle, the light bounces back to the LIDAR gun. Your speed is then calculated by measuring the change in distance over time.

How widespread is LIDAR?

It's estimated that over 25,000 LIDAR guns are in use today. This number is growing every day. In some areas it has become the standard issue for law enforcement.

How serious a threat is LIDAR?

LIDAR is a newer technology for measuring speed than conventional radar, therefore, you may not encounter it on a daily basis. However, LIDAR is much more accurate, and because the signal (beam of light) is much narrower, it is extremely difficult to detect. In fact, some of the best radar/laser detectors may not provide enough warning to adjust your speed.

How do I defend myself against LIDAR?

Introducing the new Laser Shifter ZR3 - the ultimate laser (LIDAR) defense system from Escort. The new Laser Shifter ZR3 is equipped with a total of three (2 front, 1 rear) laser "Shifters." These highly sensitive transceivers detect the presence of LIDAR, and respond with a pulsed laser signal in order to "Shift" or confuse the targeting LIDAR gun.

Do I need front and rear LIDAR protection?

YES! Law enforcement officers can target your vehicle from the front or the rear. Some speed traps are designed with the officer positioned on an entrance ramp, providing no visual indication of their presence. The rear sensor of the Laser Shifter ZR3 protects you from this kind of ambush.

Is Laser "Shifting" safe?

YES! The Food and Drug Administration regulates the use of Laser. The Laser Shifter ZR3 is safe, and accurate against targeting laser guns. However, this type of product may be limited or prohibited in some jurisdictions.

There are no federal laws restricting the use of laser jammers. However, some states may regulate their use. The use of laser jammers is prohibited and/or restricted in California, Minnesota, Oklahoma and Utah. Check your local laws before using the laser "shifting" feature of the ZR3.

What control do I have over the Laser Shifter ZR3?

The Laser Shifter ZR3 is packed with useful features including front and rear indicators, volume control, mute, and manual "receive only" mode (patent pending). Since some of the LIDAR guns are equipped with "jamming codes," our exclusive "receive only" mode allows you to disarm the shifters during an alert - minimizing attention from the targeting officer.

Can I use the Laser Shifter ZR3 with my current radar/laser detector?

Yes. In fact, Escorts's exclusive design allows you to link the new Laser Shifter ZR3 to the award-winning Passport 8500 X50 - providing the ultimate protection against all forms of radar and laser encounters. This combination of detection and Laser Shifting is the best protection available.

The Laser Shifter ZR3 may also be used to add laser shifting capability to the Cordless Solo S2, the Passport 7500S, or the custom-installed Passport SR7.

Comes Fully Equipped

The Laser Shifter ZR3 comes complete with a comprehensive owner's manual, installation instructions, two front laser transceivers, one rear laser transceiver, in-car display controller, remote mute button, 12-volt interface with modular connections, complete wiring harnesses, mounting hardware, and Link Cable for connecting to the Passport 8500 or the Solo S2.
 

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http://www.radarbusters.com/products/blinder/default.asp

Thats the one I am getting. Please note that it is a radar/laser jammer. They are illegal in almost every state. The thing is though that it will start going off the second that it detects laser or radar. Then it starts sending a signal back to jam the officers gun. That gives you enough time to get your speed down, and turn the jammer off. It works wonders. If you also read the review on there it is amazing. Its the only jammer to jam every gun every time. They will even pay your ticket if you get pulled over. Its not that expensive either.
It is only a laser jammer not a radar jammer or radar detector.

http://guysoflidar.com/faq.html#3

Are Laser Jammers Legal?

The following states are known to have legislation prohibiting the use of laser jammers:

California
Colorado
Illinois (as of 1/1/2006)
Minnesota
Nebraska
Oklahoma
Utah
Virginia
Washington DC


This list is not guaranteed to be complete. Before purchasing or using a laser jammer, be sure to check you local laws.


http://guysoflidar.com/faq.html#2

Are Radar Jammers Legal?

In the US, Federal Law bans the use of Radar Jammers. Their use is considered "malicious interference" which is prohibited by the Communications Act of 1934.
 
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