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That's indeed a difficult situation to assess, stealthed - it looks like you did it all just right, but that you got caught-out, somehow.

So, the remaining possibilities are:

(1) X-band. Although improbable, not impossible. Since you have the band turned off, it's unfortunately not possible to rule-out, particularly given the suggestion from The VEIL Guy's well-traveled knowledge-base. If this is the case, then it's time to re-enable that band.

(2) A "quick pull/trigger" of K- or Ka-band that the Escort missed. If this is the case, there's no true defense...this is a weakness of the device.

(3) VASCAR - which is possible to use even as the patrol vehicle is moving, and going the opposite way. If this is the case, then there's no true defense, short of noting that this is a potential trap area.

(4) K-band lock-out....as there does exist, within proximity, a lock-out, it's possible that his signal could've overlapped with the locked-out signal. My question on this one would be, if you were to drive back to that exact location, to see if your sat-icon is spinning (denoting that you're within your set lock-out radius). If this is the case, you'll need to re-assess your risk-ratio, and either not speed at this particular trap location or, alternatively, disable GPS-filtering when you're speeding in this area, to help you better visualize/resolve potential threats.

Truly sorry that you got nailed - it looks like you did do everything right, and was just caught-out by the circumstance of that particular enforcement scenario. Hopefully, with the post-mortem here, we can insure that you don't see a repeat of this.

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The wifey drives the WRX because I wanted her to be in a safe car that also has enough power to pull itself out of trouble, if need-be. Unfortunately, she has to have an automatic, which really puts a cap on the fun factor, combined with the fact that she was adamant in refusing to let me modify her vehicle.

And believe it or not, the Legacy 2.5GT is actually, when compared stock-for-stock, back in 2005, not just a little faster than the WRX. Certainly, neither vehicles are a match for *today*'s WRX, stock-for-stock, but it's always been the case that a mildly-modified BL/BP-chassis, force-fed 2.5GT, can easily keep up with - if not outright pass - a stock Impreza STi/STI, at least in the straight line.

Besides, this is my "old-man's car." When we shopped for our cars, back in '05, about 6 months before Anna was born, I also took my wife to look at both the Evo IX as well as the STi, both for me. She said "no" to the STi, on the outrageous wing, alone. She said no to the Evo, pointing to the factory front-mount, and saying "no, no, your piece of crap DSM has one of those, you're not getting that car." :lol: Winky's actually my first four-door car, discounting my hand-me-down from my parents, which I had for the first year or so that I was licensed. I can't safely drive baby-Anna around in my DSM, can I? This car even has a cat!!!! :lol:


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4 tickets close together in my state and you would be walking for a long time.



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4 tickets and an expired insurance would have your car impounded and your driving privileges removed for a year and then on the assigned risk for many years when you do resume driving, where i come from.
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Yeah sucks I got nailed, I tend to underestimate the cops a lot. Probably going to slow down for awhile now that I have 2 speeding tickets within a month or so of each other. I doubt I could've gotten out of the situation. Was just speeding at the wrong place at the wrong time. After I got pulled over I saw like 4 other LEO's drive by.

Highly doubt it was K-Band, Tacoma PD is a big department so I'm pretty sure they have funding for K/Ka/Laser guns. But then again anything's possible. But yeah nothing on the ticket indicated what he used to get my speed, meant to ask the LEO but got pre-occupied.

The satellite icon doesn't spin in that spot, the signal is on the other side of the bridge on a different street. I don't pickup the signal until I'm well of the birdge.

Yeah the 2 HOV violation's don't bug me too much because I don't think they're worth a lot of points because it's just I was in the wrong lane, wasn't endangering anyone. But the 2 speeding tickets I'm sure ran up my insurance. Hopefully my Dad won't notice.

But you live and you learn I guess.

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Yeah I've always loved the WRX. Been my dream car since like 8th grade. Love the sound on them if you put an aftermarket exhaust on them. They give off that deep throaty tone that you can't really find anywhere else in the Japanese market exept maybe like a Skyline/Supra or something. If you mod them right they look insane. Kind of disappointed with the STi hatch but oh well I'd still drive it


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Tickets: 2 HOV Lane violations, 2 speeding tickets
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Yeah sucks I got nailed, I tend to underestimate the cops a lot. Probably going to slow down for awhile now that I have 2 speeding tickets within a month or so of each other. I doubt I could've gotten out of the situation. Was just speeding at the wrong place at the wrong time. After I got pulled over I saw like 4 other LEO's drive by.

Highly doubt it was K-Band, Tacoma PD is a big department so I'm pretty sure they have funding for K/Ka/Laser guns. But then again anything's possible. But yeah nothing on the ticket indicated what he used to get my speed, meant to ask the LEO but got pre-occupied.

The satellite icon doesn't spin in that spot, the signal is on the other side of the bridge on a different street. I don't pickup the signal until I'm well of the birdge.
Given this set of updates, indeed, it looks like you just got caught-out being at the wrong spot, at the wrong time.

I was actually high-tailing it to my daughter's 3-year-old checkup, at her pediatrician's just yesterday, when I was reminded to "slow down."

I got lucky, and saw the enforcer pull up to an adjacent intersection, in my rearview, just as I myself was accelerating to-speed from having just executed the same turn, a block further down. No sooner than I had backed-off the gas when I spotted another enforcer, further downroad, in the usual trap-location in that particular locale. I then passed yet another enforcer within another mile, in yet another favorite local spot.

They must've been trying to cash-in on the 2nd Black Friday shoppers... , as all were RADAR-silent, running only I/O.

Indeed, wrong spot, wrong time, and I'm sorry it had to be you.

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Yeah I've always loved the WRX. Been my dream car since like 8th grade. Love the sound on them if you put an aftermarket exhaust on them. They give off that deep throaty tone that you can't really find anywhere else in the Japanese market exept maybe like a Skyline/Supra or something.
The "boxer rumble" is indeed unique to the Subaru, of this genre of automobiles, thanks to its unequal-length primary exhaust path.

My buddy, an old Classic Detroit musclecar guy, always teases me and says that my Legacy sounds like his big-block with a head-cold. [ That's OK, as I like to tell him that his car's total processing power is about that of my keyfob's - we're both gasoline-for-blood car-guys, and honest-to-God actually really like each others' rides - so we love to tease constantly each other. ]

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Kind of disappointed with the STi hatch but oh well I'd still drive it
The fact that the '08 Impreza STI's straight-line performance is eclipsed by the '09 WRX is a very, very big sore-spot for all of us Scooby fans. The STI is likely still the better track performer, thanks to its blessed driveline, but still, it's a big black-eye.

We can only hope that Subaru will set things straight again, in '09 or '10, with the updated Impreza STI. One can't help but wonder, though, whether development will be somewhat stalled, given that Subaru pulled out of the WRC, due to financial concerns, this coming season, or if that would mean more funds can be devoted to their road-car's R&D and improvements.

Also, there's some back-door rumors flying around about the '10 revision of the Legacy potentially having, for the first time, that line carrying a true-flagship model, with a rumored Legacy STI coming in at over 400 crank horsepower.

Of course, should that be the case, it's certainly also possible that the Impreza STI may be pushed towards even more rarified atmosphere.


TSi+WRX's Sig:- Allen/Usual Suspect "DumboRAT"/One of the Three Stooges

LI Rev.2.8, Ver.7.03 - quad 8.0A-f w/ 8.5 Slim-r
LPP v8.3h(CAN/AU)/10.1s, 2xF/1xR
9500i, Red (4307) w/ZR3
VEIL G4
CR8APL8s, w/LaserShield(F)
Cheetah GPS-Mirror

[ Wifey's FXT -> Bue 8500x50 (Rev.5); LI Rev.2.9, Ver.7.08 - dual 8.5 ]

Me: '05 Legacy 2.5GT Ltd., mildly modified
Wifey: '09 Forester XT, barely modded
Baby-Anna: too short to reach any pedals!
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