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This may not be the right forum to ask, but it seemed the closest match. Can anyone recommend a good radar jammer that actually works? Preferably one that I can install myself, without having to take the car apart? I saw this one, but I don't know much about them.http://www.jammerstore.com/p_c450.htm
 

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Thanks for saving me some money! Hopefully the car is so low that if they get me on radar I can hide behind someone else! LOL
 

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You may want to check out the X20 - this Laser jammer does work. I think the police are moving towards more and more laser guds. I have a valentine but this one is one my wish list to be used in conjunction with the Valentine.
 

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>>>You may want to check out the X20 - this Laser jammer does work. I think the police are moving towards more and more laser guds. I have a valentine but this one is one my wish list to be used in conjunction with the Valentine.<<<

Heidi and I are nearby in CT. There is no laser activity around here. I've seen a fair amount of it in MA though.
 

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I was talking to a friend who is a county deputy here in Illinois. We were testing out my Valentine 1. He told me that it was difficult for his radar unit to get a speed lock on me until I was right on top of him. He thought that it was due to the fiberglass body. The low profile and lack of a large vertical portion to the front clam probably help.
 

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Fibreglass and its relatives are transparent to radar.
It will be reflected off the radiator, oil coolers, any metal in the seat backs, metal in the noise suppression blanket on the firewall and the drivetrain. It has the same size signature as any other small car.
The adjustment of the azimuth on his antenna is probably too high to efficiently isolate the low slung cars... but that is to your advantage.;)
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Thanks all! I'll check out the X20 for sure. Stan - is there laser in New York? I'm only 5 miles from the state line.
 

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>>>Thanks all! I'll check out the X20 for sure. Stan - is there laser in New York? I'm only 5 miles from the state line.<<

Heidi, sure there is laser in CT too. But you just never really run into it. Mostly your laser warnings will be false and will come from LED brake lights on the car in front of you, neon lights, etc. I've only had a few real laser warnings ever...all were in MA on their turnpike enroute to my Sister's place in Boston. Mostly cops in the tristate area use Ka. Most of your false alarms will be x-band which dates back to the 70s and is seldom used. Only one state around here still uses them - some poorer parts of NJ which haven't upgraded their equipment. I've run into it near Camden, NJ. On the GSP, and NJT X is not really used. I turned x-band off which eliminates nearly all falsing on a V1. I don't need to know that the Danbury Mall has a gazillion X-band automatic doors and security setups.
 

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Ok. The X20 looks interesting - where the heck would it fit?
 

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so far on Long Island i have never had a Laser alert go off on my detector.
mostly Ka and K band here.
 

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So it would seem that even if the X20 is effective, there's really no need. I'm almost invisible, especially since I don't have the front plate on anyway. Here's another thought - those cheap license plate covers that are supposed to stop the cops from taking the pictures of the plates - do those screw up the laser if they have it?

On another note, the guy from LoJack has been out there for 2 hours now, trying to find a place to put the system. Getting the early warning system - I hope - if he can fit it in the car somewhere.
 

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how about install the lojack on your other car since this one will be locked up when youre not using it anyway?
 

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I would say don't do the Lojack.
First of all, he doesn't know what he is doing. He has to drill into the composite body or into the aluminum frame.....neither is a good idea. Then the issue of the remote transmitter possibly interfering with the electronics. :no:
 

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Heidi,
I travel on I-95 and I-91 in CT and I see a lot of Laser used for speed enforcement. I use a Phaser jammer and have gone undetected through most traps. It seems to be more effective jamming Laser rather than Radar. But I've found Radar more detectable than Laser by many detectors. Laser is a light beam so when you detect it, it's usually too late to take action.
 

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Regarding the LoJack...

He found a place. There was no drilling into the body or frame. I watched. The exact location is not supposed to be disclosed, but it did take some effort to find a suitable place. I don't think the transmitter will interfere with any electronics - if it will work on a Bimmer, etc, safely, then what could this car have that could be interfered with?

I thought the LoJack would be a good idea, since a few full grown men could pick the car up and carry it away. It wouldn't be difficult to slide it into a landscape trailer and drive off. And I'll get a discount on my insurance, although I'm not sure how much. Locking it up won't keep someone from taking it if they want it bad enough. It can hide in a garage at home, but when I'm out its vulnerable. And we all know that no one pays any attention to a car alarm going off.
 
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