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Old 04-20-2010, 08:44 PM   #1
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Passport 9500ci

Guys, Just wanted to let you this detector works. Talking to the wife in the car this weekend I was running 12 over and got lit up by a laser slowed down and checked the mirrors, the officer was checking his gun could not read my speed . Saved me about $250 need to slow down.
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Old 04-20-2010, 09:21 PM   #2
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Mine has saved me 4 times already. Worth every penny. The thing I like the most is that there are no false alarms.
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Old 04-20-2010, 09:25 PM   #3
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Don't have the CI, but I do have the top of the line windshield mounted 9500 (I think it's the 9500, have to check the box). Saved me last night twice, though the second time I was only doing 2 over. First time was 5 over.

Probably wouldn't have gotten ticketed either way, but I quickly changed the speed control down to the exact speed limit and drove on by happily. Both times I almost certainly would have been able to slow down even if I was 10 over...
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Old 04-20-2010, 09:50 PM   #4
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i may have to check into getting one of them.
what do they sell for?
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Old 04-20-2010, 09:56 PM   #5
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I have the 8500 x50 with the new software and it's awesome. it's saved my but MANY times. if the 9500 is better, it must be pretty awesome.
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Old 04-20-2010, 09:56 PM   #6
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Waste of money. If that thing went off you were getting hit by radar, not lidar. Eventually (assuming you're all speed demons) you'll get hit with a lidar and will need the $250 you spent on a radar detector for your ticket. You can't beat the lidar regardless of what the companies say.

You should really just learn how to pay attention more, cops aren't invisible, if they can see you, you can see them.
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Old 04-20-2010, 10:14 PM   #7
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I have the 9500ix Escort,and I can pick up a state trooper on the interstate miles away. It reminds you to check your speed before it's too late.
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Old 04-21-2010, 12:17 AM   #8
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Waste of money. If that thing went off you were getting hit by radar, not lidar. Eventually (assuming you're all speed demons) you'll get hit with a lidar and will need the $250 you spent on a radar detector for your ticket. You can't beat the lidar regardless of what the companies say.

You should really just learn how to pay attention more, cops aren't invisible, if they can see you, you can see them.
i believe the 9500ci has the laser jammer, hence the op's post. that combo is $$$
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Old 04-21-2010, 01:10 AM   #9
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I was going to post my usual counter-point about how you'd need a jammer instead until I googled Passport 9500ci and read the following in an article:

"The 9500ci radar detector includes a ZR4 laser shifter, also called the Shifter ZR4. If you want to improve the Passport 9500ci operation, we can optionally add a Blinder X-Treme laser jammer that defeats all laser guns"

So...I guess if you pair the Passport and the Blinder...and avoid driving like a jack-hole....you're golden.
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Old 04-21-2010, 01:15 AM   #10
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ide get one but in dubai you got a radar every mile or two so you would be slowing down and accelerating so much you would get sea sick
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Old 04-21-2010, 01:49 AM   #11
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Hey gents?

First off, just about everybody in any car will run over the speed limit. (I am a former Police Officer and realized that). So ease off on the OP! Can someone tell me on this forum, that you have never gone over the speed limit in your camaro's? God I hope the answer is no. Anyway, be careful on the Radar or Lazer jammers. Some states have laws making it illegal to have jammers. All of us will at some point be over the posted limit, be it 5 or even 10 over, and at least the OP stated he needed to slow down a little as opposed to bashing Law Enforcement for doing the job that they were sworn to do. I realize that some Officers have that God complex, but I can state from experience that not all are like that. I personally didn't pull anyone over until they hit 15 over, and a large majority of officers in my area had the same personal policy. Just keep your eye's open, and check that speed a little more frequently
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Old 04-21-2010, 02:19 AM   #12
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There are way too many goody two shoes on this thread. With states trying to make up the budget with citation income the average citizen needs some tools to remind them when they are speeding. The average ticket in CA is now $500 so avoiding one ticket IS a big deal. I seriously doubt if most people are trying to break any speed records with the help of a radar/laser detector.

Maybe we just need reasonable speed limits that are in line with the technology of today's automobiles.
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Old 04-21-2010, 02:20 AM   #13
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Will the cop know, without seeing the jammer, that you jammed him? He just get a false reading? Then pull you over anyways for having it?
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Old 04-21-2010, 02:39 AM   #14
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Will the cop know, without seeing the jammer, that you jammed him? He just get a false reading? Then pull you over anyways for having it?
No, He will have an idea that you have a jammer. Now it is up to him or her to pull you over (he or she won't be able to articulate why) and then see that you have a jammer and then write you for it!! (that is personal vengeance IMO)

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There are way too many goody two shoes on this thread. With states trying to make up the budget with citation income the average citizen needs some tools to remind them when they are speeding. The average ticket in CA is now $500 so avoiding one ticket IS a big deal. I seriously doubt if most people are trying to break any speed records with the help of a radar/laser detector.

Maybe we just need reasonable speed limits that are in line with the technology of today's automobiles.
I fully agree with you on that point. Our legislators are so afraid that by mearly suggesting this, they will lose votes. That my friend is the unfortunate part. It's not about doing right by the citizens anymore. It's about guaranteeing themselves 2 or 4 more years
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Will the cop know, without seeing the jammer, that you jammed him? He just get a false reading? Then pull you over anyways for having it?
Well see it's like this. He blasts you with the gun, but gets dashes back. Now he has to use his eyes to gauge your speed. Sure, the dashes could be used as a reason to pull you over, but in most states certain jammers are perfectly legal (not all, of course).

Now then, he's pulled you over for the dashes. Great. If that's not a crime in your state and if you have your other T's crossed and I's dotted, he's got nothing on you. If you have registration, insurance, etc up to date and nothing else illegal going on, you just lost a few minutes on the side of the road. No harm no foul.

Here's where it gets interesting: If he decides to write you up for speeding anyway, grand. Let's see it hold up in court. With no documented speed reading from the gun, he's got no hard evidence. That makes it much easier to fight. If you have to/choose to push it to a jury trial, what evidence can he present? It "looked" like you were speeding? How can we gauge his ability to determine that in a way that 12 people too dumb to think of an excuse to get out of jury duty can understand? Case dismissed/acquitted.

Is any of that a guarantee? In these times, no. Chances are a bored (or annoyed) cop will find *something* to write you up for. However, every little thing that gives you an edge is useful. The main edge, of course, is to not drive like a jack-hole. Give him no reason to single you out of a crowd and you don't have any greater chance being pulled over than anyone else on the road.
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Well see it's like this. He blasts you with the gun, but gets dashes back. Now he has to use his eyes to gauge your speed. Sure, the dashes could be used as a reason to pull you over, but in most states certain jammers are perfectly legal (not all, of course).

Now then, he's pulled you over for the dashes. Great. If that's not a crime in your state and if you have your other T's crossed and I's dotted, he's got nothing on you. If you have registration, insurance, etc up to date and nothing else illegal going on, you just lost a few minutes on the side of the road. No harm no foul.

Here's where it gets interesting: If he decides to write you up for speeding anyway, grand. Let's see it hold up in court. With no documented speed reading from the gun, he's got no hard evidence. That makes it much easier to fight. If you have to/choose to push it to a jury trial, what evidence can he present? It "looked" like you were speeding? How can we gauge his ability to determine that in a way that 12 people too dumb to think of an excuse to get out of jury duty can understand? Case dismissed/acquitted.

Is any of that a guarantee? In these times, no. Chances are a bored (or annoyed) cop will find *something* to write you up for. However, every little thing that gives you an edge is useful. The main edge, of course, is to not drive like a jack-hole. Give him no reason to single you out of a crowd and you don't have any greater chance being pulled over than anyone else on the road.

Well put!!!
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Old 04-21-2010, 07:07 AM   #17
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Waste of money. If that thing went off you were getting hit by radar, not lidar. Eventually (assuming you're all speed demons) you'll get hit with a lidar and will need the $250 you spent on a radar detector for your ticket. You can't beat the lidar regardless of what the companies say.

You should really just learn how to pay attention more, cops aren't invisible, if they can see you, you can see them.
No it's not a waste. After installation I had it tested against lidar and the gun got no reading while alerting me that I was being painted. Like I said, it had already saved me 4 times, money well spent.
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Old 04-21-2010, 10:38 AM   #18
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Installation Pics?

Guys, do you have any pictures of where you have installed this? I'm interested in how it looks once you get the dashboard components mounted. Thanks.
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I was looking into the 9500ci, and the company that I was going to go through to install sent me the following pictures. Last two pictures are of the jammer on the rear plate (top part of plate).







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The frount shifters are mounted low in the frount grill.
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Old 04-21-2010, 03:42 PM   #22
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I have the 9500ix Escort,and I can pick up a state trooper on the interstate miles away. It reminds you to check your speed before it's too late.
same.. thing has saved me multiple times, even if im only going a little over the speed limit i'm not always nervously looking around for a cop, its a nice comfort feature as well, i realize its not perfect so you have to still try and find the spots where the cops sit but its worth the money a few times over. I love how you can download updates with new speedtraps as well.
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No, He will have an idea that you have a jammer. Now it is up to him or her to pull you over (he or she won't be able to articulate why) and then see that you have a jammer and then write you for it!! (that is personal vengeance IMO)



I fully agree with you on that point. Our legislators are so afraid that by mearly suggesting this, they will lose votes. That my friend is the unfortunate part. It's not about doing right by the citizens anymore. It's about guaranteeing themselves 2 or 4 more years
thats the truth, speed limits where brough down when my parents where my age due to the gas crisis than, and have never been raised in my area since, cars are safer now, doesn't make sense. politics.
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.... ok.... thinking about this... how in the world would a laser jammer work? They hit you with a laser to judge your speed, right? How can you throw that off, outside of using mirrors, or a thick water mist or something?

Anyway, if the cop wants to bust you, he will bust you. All he has to do is WAIT to turn on that radar gun until it's too late for you to do anything but say 'oh $#!t!!'
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Google laser shifters .(We’re talking about a device that reacts to a police laser beam by sending out its own laser beam, shifting the spectrum of the returning light, rendering it unrecognizable to the laser gun’s optical sensors.)
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