I'm a complete newbie to this. Just purchased my first ever RD last week, took a chance on the 9500ix after reading some good reports on it and not wanting a unit which would give me false's all the time.
I have looked into jammers briefly and like the sound of the Blinder M-25, it meets my budget anyway.
To help you guys on what I need, my driving style and location are as follows:
I live in SW Florida and drive a lot for my job, I visit various different parts of south FL regularly and use three main roads, the I75, I4 and state rd 70. I don't speed in towns or built up areas and mainly require RD and laser jamming for highway & state rd use only.
I have no idea what enforcement equipment my LEO's use as I've yet to get out on the road properly yet with the 9500ix, what I do know is if its lidar I'm toast unless I have a jammer!
Anyone know what the south FL LEO's actually use?
I would have bought the Blinder kit already had it not been for one thing; I drive a company vehicle and with the miles I do it gets changed about 4 times a year. Therefore a professional install is not really ideal for me as i'd forever be swapping it out from one car to another, plus there's holes to drill and wires to splice which I don't really want to do on a company car.
So what I need is a jammer which is quick & easy to install, can be removed without permanent damage and actually works? Budget is around $400.
I'm quite DIY competent and am an ex car mechanic so I don't have a problem installing anything, it just needs to be something which is able to go from one car to another without too much drama?
What type of car do you use for work? I notice your screen name BMW is that a company car? Install without some type of modification to car would depend on the type of car...If you have a car that needs little modification with mounting heads you could use a Cheetah Wireless Kit so you do not have to run wires through the fire wall or mount LEDs or switches inside he car....Email a picture to me and I can help you decide the best way to mount and what type of system I believe would work...
In Florida you will mainly see ProLaser3, LTi Ultrylite, Laser Atlanta(Rare) the Prolite and Truspeed(Rare). The Blinder will be work well against any of these guns. I might recommend getting the M27 when it is released as the M25 is about to be outdated. If you can not wait then the M25 will work.
On I-4 I mainly see ProLaser3 used by FHP but will see them use the Laser Atlanta and Truspeed rarely. Same on I-75. I-95 I have seen just about everything...Local LEOs use mainly the Ultrylite and ProLaser3. I have not traveled State Rd 70 so can not advise.
Whatever jammer you choose you should definitely get a cheetah wireless fitting kit for it.
With practice you'll be able to swap cars in less than 15 minutes.
Works with Blinder M20 series, M25 series and the New M27 series, Laser Interceptor, Laser Pro Park, AntiLaser, and Escort ZR4. (Basically all the good ones!) Having played with the new M27 for a couple of weeks now, I really like it.
Although not what you meaning, but what I always do is try and buy extra transponders and fit them on my cars and bikes, then all that is required is a module change. A whole two minutes as they are plug and play.
Use double sided tape and don't drill holes is my motto, quick and easy to disassemble and it doesn't leave scars. Have even used RTV instead of double sided tape, but always battled to get it off without damaging paint. Another nice piece of equipment is industrial stick on velcro. Worked a charm on my bike, even with the transponder stuck straight on the oil cooler of my K12r. Did come off once at a track day after it had been on for a year though so after that I replaced it monthly. Pulls off without damaging paint, big bonus and cheap.
It's interesting to know there are so many LEO's in my area using lidar! Kind of makes my RD almost redundant already.
Yes i do drive a BMW, currently a 6 series, I would attach a pic but don't have a url means of attaching one to this thread. I will most likely have a 3 series later this year, but the front upper grill and lower grill are kind of the same design on the front of most of the new BMW's. One thing I noticed on the wireless kits is they recommend its installed to the battery terminals. My battery is in the trunk, so I guess I would have to find a 12v permanent source under the bonnet harness somewhere to feed in from.
Velcro / double sided tape is a good tip, how critical is it to get the heads perfectly lined up as with high speeds a double sided bond i would expect to deviate slightly, especially when installed in the path of the most wind forces?