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Re: Where To Mount Radar Detector In '14 JGC?

If your dominant threat in your area is Laser, don't waste your time.

I run Laser, and you won't have time to react, and probably won't even detect when you're hit. I don't even trigger it until I've got the green dot sight on your front plate area. Happens in milliseconds. Same for radar if it's stationary....

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If your dominant threat in your area is Laser, don't waste your time. I run Laser, and you won't have time to react, and probably won't even detect when you're hit. I don't even trigger it until I've got the green dot sight on your front plate area. Happens in milliseconds. Same for radar if it's stationary.... I am a Deputy Sheriff.
Laser shifter pack works well for me. It's not a cheap addition but cheaper than the alternative.
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Re: Where To Mount Radar Detector In '14 JGC?

Maybe, but...

We pick out the cars going faster than surrounding vehicles. Estimate the speed, then use the Laser to verify. It's not a "spray and pray" model.

The Laser has a green dot sight, just like a red dot sight on a rifle. That determines the aiming/track point. lock and hit gives speed and exact distance at time of lock. < 200 milliseconds. If I get a signal that says you are going slower than the vehicle you are passing, I am going to be VERY curious. My laser is calibrated at beginning and end of shift.

If your shifter (I have never, to my knowledge encountered one) can find my frequency and send back an 'adjusted' frequency, I will be very interested to see your FCC license for that transmitter.

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Re: Where To Mount Radar Detector In '14 JGC?

Try driving the speed limit. Do the math, how much time are you really saving by speeding?
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Re: Where To Mount Radar Detector In '14 JGC?

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Maybe, but...

We pick out the cars going faster than surrounding vehicles. Estimate the speed, then use the Laser to verify. It's not a "spray and pray" model.

The Laser has a green dot sight, just like a red dot sight on a rifle. That determines the aiming/track point. lock and hit gives speed and exact distance at time of lock. < 200 milliseconds. If I get a signal that says you are going slower than the vehicle you are passing, I am going to be VERY curious. My laser is calibrated at beginning and end of shift.

If your shifter (I have never, to my knowledge encountered one) can find my frequency and send back an 'adjusted' frequency, I will be very interested to see your FCC license for that transmitter.

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LIDAR is light and regulated by the FDA and NOT the FCC. Just an FYI.
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Re: Where To Mount Radar Detector In '14 JGC?

Thanks, Function! Fair point - I was remembering the early attempts at radar jammers....

Still, I have my doubts about the efficacy of the 'shifters'.

Their lit says it will [potentially] buy you 'several seconds' to slow down. When I get a lock, even if I hold the trigger down, I will see the slowing, but the unit holds the highest speed clocked. That first reading happens in < 200 ms. I just can't believe it is really worth the money.

BTW, the end game (here at least) is to get people to pay attention and slow down. NOT revenue. There is a slight punitive impact for the really egregious speeders (> 25 over), but once again, it's really a safety issue.

I do wish everyone would just slow down - I *HATE* cleaning up accidents and doing accident reports!
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Re: Where To Mount Radar Detector In '14 JGC?

Amen Gunny!
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Try driving the speed limit. Do the math, how much time are you really saving by speeding?
I'd say that depends on how much faster you drive over the speed limit and how many miles you drive. But since you asked... A 600 mile trip traveling at 70 in a 60mph zone will cut about an hour and a half off your drive time. If you travel 20,400 miles per year on that same road, that's 51 hours per year. After just 10 years you're saving almost 22 days of your life that you'd otherwise be driving. Assume you live to 70, then you save almost 115 days.

To some people, they may consider that an acceptable risk. I wouldn't know because I don't intentionally speed, but thanks for the worthy suggestion.
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Re: Where To Mount Radar Detector In '14 JGC?

I guess you could take that logic to the limit, and have anarchy.
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Re: Where To Mount Radar Detector In '14 JGC?

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How did you hardwire both the dash cam and the radar to the mirror?
Both are combined and tapped into the mirror harness. Works fine so far.

Instead of copying and paste, this is my post that I did for Blendmount.
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Re: Where To Mount Radar Detector In '14 JGC?

This thread takes me back to when I actually USED a detector.

I found that it gave me a false sense of security, so I was driving far faster than surrounding traffic (note Gunny's comment about that...). Therefore I got stopped more often. And...through unfortunately excessive trial-and-error...I discovered that you were far less likely to schmooze your way out of a citation when the officer saw the detector stuck to the glass. Kinda like a silent witness to "intent".

I haven't run a detector since college (we won't get into how long ago that was). I also make sure I'm not the fastest car out there - and ACC definitely helps with that! Its amazing how much more relaxing it is to set the ACC for where I want to be, but having it just automate itself and follow the guy in front of me, no matter how fast or slow they may be going. I've found the frustration level comes not so much from going slow, but from going fast/slow/fast/slow and old-school cruise control not being able to compensate. The WK2 just lets me set the ACC, play with Sirius, and steer
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