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I just want the Jammer that I can put on my dash that moves all the cars in front of me out of the way. You know how it will open up a clear lane for you in the worst traffic
Lol I know what you mean, I just Lights and Siren. Cheaper.
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thanks mjw/ts/nhoc/08H - this thread got interesting.
Agreed-- informative and entertaining thread!

Belated welcome to Nhoc6131, and stay safe out there.
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I'm into technology and I drive +1k miles a week, often at night. I'm not a tailgating jerk, I just like having a heads up before a speed trap and hate all the consequences of speeding tickets (defensive driving ect..).

Before I went to radar I had two speeding tickets in a year. Both times I was cruising around the speed limit and then punched it to quickly pass a couple semi trucks. Twice In that brief time I was speeding I got tickets which resulted in a defensive driving class and a waste of much of my time. (Knocking on wood) Since my use of radar no tickets in 8 years & +400,000 miles.

Here is my set up. The detector is controlled by a remote control which I used velcro to mount it in the little cubby space where the car charger is. It's hidden I can press the on/off without stretching. There are two hidden blue led lights; one for the front radar and one for the rear radar. I painted them black because they were too brite. The front radar is mounted behind the grill next to the ACC sensor. It can't be seen. The rear radar couldn't go behind the bumper because it isn't hollow. Instead it's mounted just underneath the bumper but not in the center because of the tow pkg. It can't be seen unless you look underneath the rear. I've been off road in some deep mud with no worries. It is rugged and weather proof. I've only had a couple chances to measure the warning I get. The road wasn't long enough to get a true distance but I know I get at least a 1 mile warning. I'm confident the range is much longer.

BTW I love LEO's and donate to the FOP every year . I interact with Police Officers every day and can call many of them friends. I hope anybody reading this (i.e. Nhoc6131) isn't offended that I use a radar detector.
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BTW I love LEO's and donate to the FOP every year . I interact with Police Officers every day and can call many of them friends. I hope anybody reading this (i.e. Nhoc6131) isn't offended that I use a radar detector.
pfft, I don't care. I just work there. Like I said in a few posts earlier, I have more fun messing with detectors than I do catching them. Its the state-ies that get all bent out of shape about it.
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I'm into technology and I drive +1k miles a week, often at night. I'm not a tailgating jerk, I just like having a heads up before a speed trap and hate all the consequences of speeding tickets (defensive driving ect..).

Before I went to radar I had two speeding tickets in a year. Both times I was cruising around the speed limit and then punched it to quickly pass a couple semi trucks. Twice In that brief time I was speeding I got tickets which resulted in a defensive driving class and a waste of much of my time. (Knocking on wood) Since my use of radar no tickets in 8 years & +400,000 miles.

Here is my set up. The detector is controlled by a remote control which I used velcro to mount it in the little cubby space where the car charger is. It's hidden I can press the on/off without stretching. There are two hidden blue led lights; one for the front radar and one for the rear radar. I painted them black because they were too brite. The front radar is mounted behind the grill next to the ACC sensor. It can't be seen. The rear radar couldn't go behind the bumper because it isn't hollow. Instead it's mounted just underneath the bumper but not in the center because of the tow pkg. It can't be seen unless you look underneath the rear. I've been off road in some deep mud with no worries. It is rugged and weather proof. I've only had a couple chances to measure the warning I get. The road wasn't long enough to get a true distance but I know I get at least a 1 mile warning. I'm confident the range is much longer.

BTW I love LEO's and donate to the FOP every year . I interact with Police Officers every day and can call many of them friends. I hope anybody reading this (i.e. Nhoc6131) isn't offended that I use a radar detector.
sounds like the setup I am looking to do. Would you share the brand/model you are using?

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sounds like the setup I am looking to do. Would you share the brand/model you are using?

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K-40 RL360. I had a original K-40 for 5yrs and it was great. The RL360 is new and made to deal with adaptive cruise control and blind spot monitoring. It allows me to turn off certain bands if they conflict with the the ACC or blind spot monitoring. However there are no conflicts. I would think the original K-40 will work just fine also. Those LED's are red.

The bad news is they are expensive but I bought it at the same time I bought the WK2 and I just considered it another option I added to the total cost.

You can only buy a new one from a approved installer from the K-40 website. I did some research and found out some of the approved installers outsource the work. Make sure you deal with the actual person that installs it and you can save some money. Plus you can go back and have them tweak it if you need. For example my LED lights were so bright it was annoying at night. I went back and the installer painted the lights black and now they are perfect.

Whatever they quote you make sure you say you thought they were cheaper and tell them you want to think about it. You will be shocked how much they come down.

Also the rear radar is wonderful! It has slowed me down countless times only to have a cruiser pass me minutes later. I love it. I feel better making those county road passes. It's very easy to go from 50mph to 80mph while passing with a Hemi. (kinda fun too)

If you have any more questions I am happy to answer.
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Re: Stealth Install for Radar Detector

When I had my Lincoln, I had my windows tinted in the back and also had a strip on my front windshield. I mounted mine so the eye would be just below the strip. From the outside of the car, you couldn't see it unless you knew what you were looking for.
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Nhoc,
If your in PA I'll let you take mine for a ride. We could even switch rides for the day. You can go 4 wheeling and I'll drive your criuser on the sidewalk and tell chicks they have nice racks (i.e. "The Hangover")
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K-40 RL360. I had a original K-40 for 5yrs and it was great. The RL360 is new and made to deal with adaptive cruise control and blind spot monitoring. It allows me to turn off certain bands if they conflict with the the ACC or blind spot monitoring. However there are no conflicts. I would think the original K-40 will work just fine also. Those LED's are red.

The bad news is they are expensive but I bought it at the same time I bought the WK2 and I just considered it another option I added to the total cost.

You can only buy a new one from a approved installer from the K-40 website. I did some research and found out some of the approved installers outsource the work. Make sure you deal with the actual person that installs it and you can save some money. Plus you can go back and have them tweak it if you need. For example my LED lights were so bright it was annoying at night. I went back and the installer painted the lights black and now they are perfect.

Whatever they quote you make sure you say you thought they were cheaper and tell them you want to think about it. You will be shocked how much they come down.

Also the rear radar is wonderful! It has slowed me down countless times only to have a cruiser pass me minutes later. I love it. I feel better making those county road passes. It's very easy to go from 50mph to 80mph while passing with a Hemi. (kinda fun too)

If you have any more questions I am happy to answer.
Thanks for the info Jeff, I am going to definately look into it! +rep!!
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K-40 RL360. I had a original K-40 for 5yrs and it was great. The RL360 is new and made to deal with adaptive cruise control and blind spot monitoring. It allows me to turn off certain bands if they conflict with the the ACC or blind spot monitoring. However there are no conflicts. I would think the original K-40 will work just fine also. Those LED's are red.

The bad news is they are expensive but I bought it at the same time I bought the WK2 and I just considered it another option I added to the total cost.

You can only buy a new one from a approved installer from the K-40 website. I did some research and found out some of the approved installers outsource the work. Make sure you deal with the actual person that installs it and you can save some money. Plus you can go back and have them tweak it if you need. For example my LED lights were so bright it was annoying at night. I went back and the installer painted the lights black and now they are perfect.

Whatever they quote you make sure you say you thought they were cheaper and tell them you want to think about it. You will be shocked how much they come down.

Also the rear radar is wonderful! It has slowed me down countless times only to have a cruiser pass me minutes later. I love it. I feel better making those county road passes. It's very easy to go from 50mph to 80mph while passing with a Hemi. (kinda fun too)

If you have any more questions I am happy to answer.
I have a few Q's, as I'm taking delivery of my Summit in the next few weeks. I've been focusing on the engine/exhaust and some other areas. This was recently added to my list, but I haven't called the K-40 folks yet.

- How much all in should I expect to pay for this? (gear + install).
- Is it true that K-40 is fairly ineffective against Laser? Not a deal stopper, as I don't know what actually works against Laser. ( see link : )
- Just from quick reading, I thought I read that the system let's you "mark" spots real time with a FOB device, essentially making the system beneficial over time (assuming the police hang out in the same spots, etc.)?? Is this true? This would be pretty cool...98% of the time, I drive within a 30 mile radius, and a system that is helpful against impromptu radar/laser is great, but for the system to remember prior spots and gently remind me of previous encounters regardless of an actual police hanging out at that time...would be great...and condition better behavior.
- How is this integrated, if at all, with existing Navigation? (in my case, it will be 730N RHR).
- Any other pro's/con's/pitfalls etc. that would be relevant given a WK2 install? I read your info above re: adaptive, etc.

I'll weigh your response higher than my calls to the company. There are few people that have this system, fewer that have it with a WK2. Other areas are higher on my radar (no pun intended) right now, and I understand that no detection system is guaranteed 100%. But I am going to fill/kill this idea in the next week or so.
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